Monday, December 17, 2007
Surrender as an option
Alongside the Bin Laden crowd,
he seems almost tame... Although he caused
millions to die.
You have to wonder why so many of the news-people in the United States seem to have the opinion that the U.S. is always the bad guy in any international action.
They seem to blame the U.S. government for the September 11, 2001 attack (some even apparently believe that our government executed the destruction of WTC and the pentagon) as though had we been more sensitive to the concerns of Bin Laden et al we could have talked them out of attacking.
There was a time in U.S. history when the attitude was expressed thusly:
"Millions for defense but not one red cent for tribute." Conversely there was, more recently, a time when many of our people believed: "Better Red than dead."
The terrifying Soviet Empire that engendered the latter reaction went down under its own weight 17 years ago so our imminent surrender was rendered unnecessary, much to the chagrin of some of our more left-leaning compatriots.
Now, at the end of 2007, we have a new threat to which they want to surrender: but this time the adversary is not simply another economic model which doesn't allow private citizens to go into business for themselves.
This adversary, instead, wants to control your very thoughts and tell you how you can dress, wants to dictate to you what religion you can follow and wants to suspend all the rights which you have under the U.S. Constitution and replace them with obligations imposed upon you by a religion, unchanged since 622 AD, which will replace the body of law which we have now.
Our media people act as if they believe that we should surrender to this adversary and thereby prove what nice unprejudiced co-operative folks we are.
The adversary we now face is a corps of people of vision who seek to remake the world, by whatever means necessary, into their own dark and merciless version of an Islamic Caliphate.
They interpret the law in a narrow and harsh way and believe that the only way to deal with those who fail to follow their interpretation is death. They like beheading as a way to make an example of the "transgressor".