Monday, August 27, 2012

Your Reading Assignment for Today - "No Substitute for Victory"

Here is a powerful argument against the effete efforts by our leaders to coddle and mollify our enemies called, "No Substitute for Victory: the Defeat of Islamic Totalitarianism." I'll warn you, it's a long read, but well worth your time.

It's made even more relevant by this recent declaration by Islamic  Egyptian cleric Safwat Higazi: "The day will come when we will be the masters of the world."

Um, I don't think so, bub.

Here are a few tidbits...

...we are told today that only so-called “proportional” force is morally proper. We need to wage a “just war,” one founded on altruistic moral principles, using strictly limited force, for strictly limited ends, aimed at the good of others. The well-being of others—including the enemy’s people—must be our concern, and this requires severe self-restraint on our part. That the enemy does not act this way when he kills our people is of no concern. According to these moral views, we must hold the well-being of others as an absolute, regardless of the consequences; we must be willing to place our soldiers in mortal danger in order to protect enemy civilians—even though they often aid and abet enemy fighters. A military offense for our own self-protection would transgress the bounds of a “just war,” says the accepted wisdom.

According to multiculturalism, a serious military offense would be anathema. We must allow peoples of other cultures to express their “cultural identities”—whether that involves eating falafels, chanting “Death to America,” or detonating their children in Israeli restaurants.

History is clear: All-out force against fanatical killers is both practical and moral. It led us to our two most important foreign policy successes—the defeats of Germany and Japan in 1945—and to the permanent peace with those nations that we take for granted today. Such a course was practical and moral then, and it is practical and moral now—an affirmation, and a defense, of life and civilization.

This is not a clash between civilizations; it is a clash between civilization and barbarism. Until civilized people assert themselves with a depth of moral confidence exceeding that projected by those who submit to the “will of Allah,” America will remain permanently on the defensive, in a state of moral dhimmitude, and the war will continue to its logical conclusion: a mushroom cloud over America.

So get yourself a cold beverage, sit back, read and know what previous generations of Americans knew.

And cringe at the weakness that we are showing to the new wave of Islamic totalitarianism.

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