Saturday, November 11, 2006

Well Said

On the issue of Islam - without any reference to the election results - is the telling article in The American Thinker

I strongly recommend you read it - and then factor in the message to Islam communicated by the voting preferences of the election just past.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

No Sense of History

What really fries me is that our pundits and our leaders - and most of the electorate - have no sense of history. They may be able to look back with some skill, but they have no concept - or concern - about what is coming five or ten years down the road.

The Democrats were the voice of Islamic terrorism in America. To stand against the president, which they were determined to do, they had to stand with America's enemies. They brought aid and comfort to the enemy, as Ted Kennedy did by seeking the help of Soviets in obstructing Reagan, when they parroted the terrorist talking points and asked for the sort peace that terrorists want to give, the peace of the submission to our enemies.

The Democratic Party victory in the elections gave all the right signals to our enemies. The people elected have loudly promised negotiation and withdrawal to people who understand those actions as capitulation and defeat. We may or may not suffer immediately. Five or ten years down the road, we will suffer the results of this without a doubt. Our allies know that they cannot trust American resolve to do anything other than imitate the French and run, hands held high in surrender, for the momentary peace of dhimmitude. It is not the ruling class that is responsible for this alone. The voters said, "We don't give a damn what you do, just stop the pictures of destruction and the drumbeat of a failed war."

Funny thing is, the war hasn't failed - isn't failing. We simply voted to quit, and betrayed the Iraq Veterans in precisely the same way as we betrayed the Vietnam Veterans. So, once again, we have snatched defeat out of the jaws of victory -- and just in time!!

Five or ten years from now, allies to fight terror are going to be much harder to find. But the enemy will not be. They know, with absolute empirical certainty, that we will quit, surrender, and give up in the face of prolonged turmoil. The Media will assure it, since they despise our existence, security, and wealth. No one, in their opinion, should have what Americans have in comparison to the rest of the world -- except themselves, perhaps. Democrats, and any other politician who will set personal interest above national security, will seal the deal. And the public that cannot be bothered to know what is actually going on will insist on it.

Reagan's Conservatism may not be dead, but the America he saw; noble, fearless, and just, died over the last six years of Media and Democrat sponsored terrorism against George Bush. The elections were merely the obituary being read. At this point, it really doesn't matter if we recover temporarily or not. We surrendered on Tuesday.

Great cultures and societies inevitably choose their own demise. The Democrats, both in office and in the voting booth, have selected ours.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

A Change Comes Sweeping In

The world ended last night.

Actually just the world as we thought it was came crashing down. The American Public convincingly declared to the world at large that it will not support a war, however decently conducted, however limited in casualties, however essential for our own national security. No allies need be confused by America puffing out its chest and declaring its intentions. We will not stand firm.

The war in Iraq is relatively tame - but the coverage of it is brutal and dishonest. And the voting public has decided that it would rather not deal with reality -- nor face any prolonged effort - even if the effort is for the safety and long-term interests of the nation as a whole.

We might as well disband the military - the only use approved of by our voters is the short-term, social service use -- and gigantic tantrums in those rare moment of national distress.

My prayer last night was that God would give us what we need, not what we deserved. I think God decided to give us what we deserve. My only comfort is that what God ordains is always good, and I firmly believe that God is in charge.

That does not mean, however, that what God has ordained for America is going to be pleasant to live through.