The Meaningless Rhetoric of the Left

Let’s see, how many hours are left? While they bluster about, casting votes for useless resolutions and ignoring the real needs of our country. At least with 24, it’s something to look forward to.

Many, many good things out there today. The Anchoress boils it down to just the essence of the argument – light vs darkness, good vs evil. A soldier writes her

The terrorists we face over here are stone-cold killers. They would kill their own if it means they get to propagate their hate and evil. And, they are evil in every sense of the word. They are not misunderstood, they are not the misforgotten, etc. They do know who they are. Many terrorists come from a world of privilege, more privilege than many of their kinfolk.

Light vs darkness. Good vs evil. Like the creeping stench of Mordor, these terrorists cast their pall over all they survey. One thing they cannot abide is that America and others that stand up for all that is good and right in this world, are winning in Iraq, albeit one inch at a time. And what the press DOESN’T show speaks volumes to the progress being made.

Pangloss, a commenter on the same post

One of the ways we can oppose Islam is to advance Christianity, both by proselytizing and by protecting Muslims who question or leave Islam. Unlike empty, nihilistic atheism, Christianity has a much more powerful, more hopeful, more humane message, especially when contrasted to Islam with its cruel, inhuman god who claims to rule the universe by fiat.

And she reminds us that Peter carried a sword.

1 John 3:1 How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know Him.

Dear Aragorn reminds us, also, at very the gates of Mordor,

“For all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West!”

At the very yowling gates of Hell, there is also Hope.

Siggy writes a dissertation of sorts, tying in all sorts of threads into a very fine piece, indeed.

Our adversaries, as The Anchoress notes, are ‘unconventional’ in more than one way. They want to change reality by denying reality. They want to reshape reality by reshaping perceptions rather than by reshaping their behavior.

They want us to believe that much of their dysfunctional behavior is acceptable behavior. They want us to accept racism, bigotry and hate as acceptable behavior. They want us to accept some kinds of violence as acceptable behavior. This idea is not speculative. Arab world ambivalence to ‘honor killings’ violence toward women is common.

If we allow those expressions of intolerance and violence that have come to define much of the Arab world to become acceptable (in the hope of appeasing or placating them), they have no reason to change their behavior.

They want to change reality by denying reality. There is a blatant attempt to reshape reality by changing our perception of reality, not by changing behavior.

Like toddlers, they believe that enough screaming and tantrums will get them what they want. No help from Nanny911 here. No steel-spined helper with an umbrella in her bag whispering encouraging words to the harried parents to stand their ground. And they will keep on and keep on, because sooner or later, they know the evil, wicked parents will cave out of sheer exhaustion or some well-meaning relative will step in and say “Can’t you control your little one? You must be a bad parent, to have a child that acts out so…” And then there you go, you get blamed for someone else’s bad behavior. Poor Bush; he knows that feeling. He’s constantly covered in baby-food-carrot-spew. Oh my, look at the laundry.

No amount of furious foot stomping and denial can change the fact that reality cannot be wished away. In what is perhaps the greatest irony, it is clear that George Bush will be remembered as the president who stood fast in his desire and belief that democracy is a gift for all people and all nations. All of the left’s fury and hate directed towards him, and their knee jerk response that cannot be interpreted any other way than as a hypocritical defense of tyranny and dysfunctional regimes, will change that.

The level of vitriol hurled at this man, not only from the media and their co-dependant pals, but from within his own party, is shameful. One thing that struck me during President Ford’s funeral coverage is the way his compatriots remembered fondly the dinner parties, the bridge games, the backyard cookouts. What? You mean back then, politicians acted like real people? They liked each other? They understood the priviledge entrusted to them? They were proud? Wow, Toto we must not be in Kansas anymore…

Every patient has a choice. They can refuse the medical treatment that might save them. Refusing the treatment does NOT mean the treatment is flawed.

Everyone, including every man, woman and child in the Middle East has that choice. But to hear our media or our politicians, you’d would think we started the whole mess. No, dear reader, it was started a very, very long time ago.

The tragedy is that yet another generation of Arabs will be lost to dysfunction and neglect. The greater tragedy is that most of them don’t even know it. Hundreds of millions of children born in the Middle East will grow up never knowing freedom.

Democratic nations must always be the beacon to which those living under the darkness of tyranny must turn. We cannot turn off the light that inspires the reformists and opposition figures that are so often imprisoned and subject to torture. There are those who depend on us and our values to support their efforts. To abandon them is to abandon the very ideas that founded this nation. In the same way the French and others came to support this nation’s war for independence, we must be ready to do the same for other nations. We must be ready to liberate those under the heel of tyranny. To deny them help- or even the hope that we will support them, is the equivalent of denying medical care to those who need it most. It is a death sentence of a kind, for whole nations and hundreds of million of people.

Freedom is not free. It’s never been free. Our forefathers understood that. Our soldiers understand that now. Siggy understands that. I understand that. Obi understands that. Even my son understands that. So why can’t the left or the media understand it’s more than just fousting your demented hatred of one man onto a country that is sick and tired of hearing about it.

Freedom cannot and will not be stopped. Those who believe that freedom and democracy can be extinguished are the flat earthers of our time.

Why can’t you report on something important – like what Clintonista incriminating evidence did Sandy Berger hoist into his trousers? Isn’t that juicy enough? Or that “Islamic scientists” are determined to set the discipline back to the Dark Ages? You know, something like that. Something a little more interesting that your constant chant of HateBushHateBushHateBush. Sit down and take your medication.

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