Monday, December 26, 2005

United the USA does not stand

The United Nations would have us believe that we should all live as one happy family by talking through our differences. The historical reality is that one superpower has always been the world’s policeman. In 1940, the baton was passed from Britain to a reluctant USA. Before then, Britain had ruled the world for several centuries and had stood alone against Hitler after French resistance collapsed in WW2. There were many Nazi sympathizers in the USA, notably the late Joe Kennedy, but Roosevelt eventually steered the USA into the war and from that time to the present became leader and defender of the Free World.
Since then, the USA has performed this role with extraordinary success and is the first superpower to have done so selflessly. Firstly Fascism was defeated and US money channeled to rebuild Germany and Japan. Socialism and Communism have been defeated. Terrorism will be defeated even though the conflict will be long against an invisible, amorphous enemy that attacks the innocent and most vulnerable and will stop at nothing.
The real challenge is to defeat Liberals. Our real enemy is within our borders. However vile, everything that the rest of the world says about the USA and its leaders has been said by our own citizens first. Would US Liberals please explain why they try to divide instead of standing united? Do they understand that it is difficult to win, if Liberals pull in the other direction? Should you not support our President until the next election? Give our democracy the opportunity to work
Perhaps Europe will help by not parroting US Liberals and by relinquishing its politics of envy as it tries to establish a meaningful identity in to-day’s world.

This editorial appeared in Die Welt in Germany. Occasionally a voice of reason is heard in the clamor of European liberal and moral decadence.

EUROPE - THY NAME IS COWARDICE (Commentary by Mathias DapfnerCEO, Axel Springer, AG) Henry Broder wrote in Welt am Sonntag, "Europe -your family name is appeasement." It's a phrase you can't get out of your head because it's so terribly true. Appeasement cost millions of Jews and non-Jews their lives asEngland and France, allies at the time, negotiated and hesitated too long before they noticed that Hitler had to be fought, not bound to toothless agreements. Appeasement legitimized and stabilized Communism in the SovietUnion, then East Germany, then all the rest of Eastern Europe where for decades, inhuman suppressive, murderous governments were glorified as the ideologically correct alternative to all other possibilities. Appeasement crippled Europe when genocide ran rampant in Kosovo,and even though we had absolute proof of ongoing mass-murder, we Europeans debated and debated and debated, and were still debating when finally the Americans had to come from halfway around the world, intoEurope yet again, and do our work for us. Rather than protecting democracy in the Middle East, European appeasement, camouflaged behind the fuzzy word "equidistance,"now countenances suicide bombings in Israel by fundamentalist Palestinians. Appeasement generates a mentality that allows Europe to ignore nearly 500,000 victims of Saddam's torture and murder machinery and, motivated by the self-righteousness of the peace-movement, has the gall to issue bad grades to George Bush... Even as it is uncovered that the loudest critics of the American action in Iraq made illicit billions, no, TENS of billions, in the corrupt U.N. Oil-for-Food program. And now we are faced with a particularly grotesque form of appeasement. How is Germany reacting to the escalating violence byIslamic fundamentalists in Holland and elsewhere? By suggesting that we really should have a "Muslim Holiday" in Germany? I wish I were joking, but I am not. A substantial fraction of our (German) Government, and if the polls are to be believed, the German people, actually believe that creating an Official State "Muslim Holiday" will somehow spare us from the wrath of the fanatical Islamists. One cannot help but recall Britain's Neville Chamberlain waving the laughable treaty signed by Adolph Hitler, and declaring European"Peace in our time". What else has to happen before the European public and its political leadership get it? There is a sort of crusade underway, an especially perfidious crusade consisting of systematic attacks by fanatic Muslims, focused on civilians, directed against our free, open Western societies, and intent upon Western Civilization's utter destruction. It is a conflict that will most likely last longer than any of the great military conflicts of the last century - a conflict conducted by an enemy that cannot be tamed by "tolerance" and "accommodation" but is actually spurred on by such gestures, which have proven to be, and will always be taken by the Islamists for signs of weakness. Only two recent American Presidents had the courage needed for anti-appeasement: Reagan and Bush. His American critics may quibble over the details, but we Europeans know the truth. We saw it first hand: Ronald Reagan ended the Cold War, freeing half of the German people from nearly 50 years of terror and virtual slavery. And Bush, supported only by the Social Democrat Blair, acting on moral conviction, recognized the danger in theIslamic War against democracy. His place in history will have to be evaluated after a number of years have passed. In the meantime, Europe sits back with charismatic self-confidence in the multicultural corner, instead of defending liberal society's values and being an attractive center of power on the same playing field as the true great powers, America and China. On the contrary - we Europeans present ourselves, in contrast to those arrogant Americans", as the World Champions of "tolerance", which even (Germany's Interior Minister) Otto Schily justifiably criticizes. Why? Because we're so moral? I fear it's more because we're so materialistic so devoid of a moral compass. For his policies, Bush risks the fall of the dollar, huge amounts of additional national debt, and a massive and persistent burdenon the American economy - because unlike almost all of Europe, Bush realizes what is at stake - literally everything. While we criticize the "capitalistic robber barons" of America because they seem too sure of their priorities, we timidly defend our Social Welfare systems. Stay out of it! It could get expensive! We'd rather discuss reducing our 35-hour workweek or our dental coverage, or our 4 weeks of paid vacation... Or listen to TV pastors preach about the need to "reach out to terrorists. To understand and forgive". These days, Europe reminds me of an old woman who, with shaking hands, frantically hides her last pieces of jewelry when she notices a robber breaking into a neighbor's house.

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