The word "isolationism" will be the vehicle for the propaganda.
They need it to mean something different than what it once meant in accurate academic circles.
They need to change it into something they can use to generate more propaganda in an attempt to keep the stupid wars going.
They know the people are sick and tired of MOMCOM's stupid wars, sick and tired of MOMCOM's brutal killing, maiming, and destroying other nations around the world.
The people are sick and tired of this being done in the name of the people of the United States.
The people are just sick and tired of the loser MOMCOM warmonger mentality.
So what is "isolationism" going to be changed into, if the media lackeys of MOMCOM have their way?
When the people do not want to fight stupid wars, but the corrupt powers that be do want to continue those stupid wars, "isolationism" in the past has been changed to mean something conjured up by associating it with demonized metaphorical creatures such as "peaceniks", "hippies", or "pinko lefties" who do not know "the real world".
It may well be that this time they will try to associate "isolationism" with "liberals", "socialists", "weak on terrorism", or "elitists".
The typical MOMCOM rot.
But the real state of mind politically relevant at this time is that the people are "tired of the stupid foreign policy of the High Priest In Chief Bush II and his neoCon cronies who have severely damaged the United States".
The people want a simple policy of minding our own business and shutting down MOMCOM's thug imperialism that has ruined our reputation and our economy.
In short, the people want to "be a good neighbour to the rest of the world, and want to take care of the people at home".
Once upon a time "isolationism" meant:
the policy or doctrine of isolating one's country from the affairs of other nations by declining to enter into alliances, foreign economic commitments, international agreements, etc., seeking to devote the entire efforts of one's country to its own advancement and remain at peace by avoiding foreign entanglements and responsibilities.(Dictionary). It is not the left or center who want to do away with treaties, such as the Geneva Conventions, which outlaws, among other bad things, the Bush II policy of waterboarding.
No, that would be the neoCon right who love torturing people, as Cheney has boasted about in public, which has been carried by television around the world.
The left and center want us to have home spun renewable resources to the maximum extent possible, not to recoil from good relationships with the world, but to remove the temptations nations can have to use resources and military power to change national policies.
The people want to be independent of undue foreign influence, free from debilitating wars, but that does not really translate into being isolationists in any bad sense.
The bottom line is that isolation is not the same as self induced solitary confinement.
It is good to be isolationist to the extent it means not meddling in the affairs of sovereign nations, to the extent it means not invading sovereign nations for bogus reasons, and to the extent it means lending a helping hand.
It is bad to be isolationist to the extent it means being a recluse, to the extent it means not being diplomatically active, and to the extent it means not being a friendly nation.