A couple of days ago, Obama was on rabidly Islamist, anti-American, antisemitic Al-Arabiya television tacitly conceding that it’s all America’s fault. (And if you’re asking what is all America’s fault, the answer is everything.) Is it any surprise, therefore, that Ahmadinejad instantly demanded that America apologize for various unspecified “crimes”? Vultures are quick to spot a body that’s about to rot. We can only hope that Hillary (Hillary!) stands strong — although even she seems to be victim to the same delusion that America can “reason” Iran into behaving reasonably.
We’ve seen this all before, of course. As Dennis Prager pointed out, the current trope amongst the “intellectuals” is that “terror is the new Communism.” By saying this, the college types are not saying that the Islamic drive for worldwide hegemony, like the Communist drive, is going to kill tens or hundreds of millions, and enslave infinitely more. Nor are they saying that Islamism, like Communism, already has killed and enslaved people in the millions. Nor are they saying the Islamism, like Communism, has as its fervent desire the goal of killing Americans and Jews.
Instead, these “educated” types are saying that, just as America got involved in a futile battle with Communism, turning it into a frightening bogeyman that led directly to the evil of McCarthy-ism, so too is America involved in a futile battle with the misunderstood Islamists, and destroying American liberties with the Patriot Act (although I defy a single college professor or student to cite an realistic example of average Americans having their liberties curtailed by the Patriot Act).
Lastly, what these educated types really mean, as you can see from the pronouncements emanating from the new administration, is that we should just talk to Islamists, just as they urged for decades that we should just talk to the Communists — presumably to make them see the error of their ways. In this, they show a remarkable historical amnesia, because it wasn’t talk that brought down the Soviet Union, it was relentless external pressure from the Reagan administration.
Evil totalitarian regimes work through fear and intimidation, both external and internal. Keeping the pressure on from outside forces these regimes to work double and triple time to maintain their control at home, let alone abroad. And because they are non-productive societies (being statist), they start to collapse under the weight of that external pressure. Talk, of course, is not pressure, and it gives these statist regimes room to gobble up new countries (new people, new industries, new arable fields) to compensate for their production failures on home turf. Talk is the last thing we should be doing, unless its the kind of talk that makes them feel very, very worried.Email This Post To A Friend
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