Skip to comments.Nation, Rise Up, and Let the Storm Break Loose
Posted on 11/25/2006 2:12:37 PM PST by FreeUSofA
American friends and Republican party members!
Several months ago we listened to our Presidents State of the Union Address, which he addressed to you and other American people. The crisis we now face in Iraq was at its height. In the midst of the hard misfortunes the nation faced in the battle in Iraq, we gathered this year in a mass meeting to display our unity, our unanimity, and our strong will to overcome the difficulties we faced in the fourth year of this war.
It was a moving experience for me, and probably also for all of you, to learn several days later that the last heroic fighters in Iraq had joined by radio and TV our powerful meeting. They e-mailed to us that they had heard the Presidents proclamation, and perhaps for the last time in their lives, joined us in raising their hands to sing the national anthems. What an example American soldiers have set in this great age! And what an obligation it puts on us all, particularly the entire American homeland! Iraq was and is fate's great alarm call to the American nation! A people that has the strength to survive and overcome such a misfortune, even to draw from it additional strength, is unbeatable. In our Presidents speech to you and the American people, we were reminded of the heroes of Iraq, who put me, and all of us, under a deep obligation. I do not know how many people, at home and at the front, are reading this over the internet tonight. I want to speak to all of you from the depths of my heart to the depths of yours. I believe that the entire American people has a passionate interest in what I have to say tonight. I will therefore speak with holy seriousness and openness, as the hour demands. The American people, raised, educated, and disciplined by our Constitution, can bear the whole truth. It knows the gravity of the situation the Republic is in, and its leadership can therefore demand the necessary hard measures, yes, even the hardest measures. We Americans are armed against weakness and uncertainty. The blows and misfortunes of the war only give us additional strength, firm resolve, and a spiritual and fighting will to overcome all difficulties and obstacles with revolutionary élan.
Now is not the time to ask how it all happened. That can wait until later, when the American people and the whole world will learn the full truth about the misfortune of the recent weeks, and its deep and fateful significance. The heroic sacrifices of heroism of our soldiers in Iraq has had vast historical significance for the whole war in the Middle East. It was not in vain. The future will make clear why.
If I jump over the most recent past to look ahead, I do so intentionally. Time is short! There is no time for fruitless debates. We must act immediately, decisively, and thoroughly as has always been the American way.
The movement has from its beginning acted in that way to master the many crises it faced and overcame. The American state also acted decisively when faced by a threat. We are not like the ostrich that sticks its head in the sand so as not to see danger. We are brave enough to look danger in the face, to coolly and ruthlessly take its measure, then act decisively with our heads held high. Both as Republicans and as a nation, we have always been at our best when we needed fanatic, determined wills to overcome and eliminate danger, or a strength of character sufficient to overcome every obstacle, or bitter determination to reach our goal, or an strong heart capable of withstanding every internal and external battle. So it will be today. My task is to give you an unvarnished picture of the situation, and to draw the hard conclusions that will guide the actions of the American government, but also of the American people.
We currently face a serious military challenge in the Middle East. The challenge is at the moment a broad one, similar but not identical in many ways to that of last decade. Later we will discuss the causes. Now, we must accept things as they are and discover and apply ways and means to deal with the situation. There is no point in disputing the seriousness of the situation. I refuse to give you a false impression of the situation that could lead to false conclusions, perhaps giving the American people a false sense of security that is altogether inappropriate in the present situation.
The storm raging against our venerable continent from the Middle East this decade overshadows all previous human and historical experience. The American army and its allies are the only possible defense. In his State of the Union Address, the President asked in a grave and compelling way what would have become of USA and the world if, Democrats had taken power 6 years ago instead of the Republicans. What dangers would have followed, faster than even we could then have suspected, and what powers of defense would we have had to meet them? Six years in office have been enough to make plain to the American people the seriousness of the danger posed by Islamic Terrorism from the Middle East. Now one can understand why we spoke so often of the fight against Terrorism at our party meetings. We raised our voices in warning to our American people and the world, hoping to awaken Western humanity from the paralysis of will and spirit into which it had fallen. We tried to open their eyes to the horrible danger from Islamic Terrorism, which had subjected a nation of nearly 200 million people to the terror of Islam and was preparing an aggressive war against the world.
When the President ordered the American army to attack Iraq, we Republicans knew that this would be the decisive battle of this great struggle. We knew the dangers and difficulties. But we also knew that dangers and difficulties always grow over time, they never diminish. It was two minutes before midnight! Waiting any longer could easily have led to the destruction of the USA and a total Islamization of the Middle East.
It is understandable that, as a result of wide-ranging deceptions and bluffs by the Saddam Hussein government, we did not properly evaluate the Iraqi war potential. Only now do we see its true scale. That is why the battle our soldiers face in Iraq exceeds in its hardness, dangers, and difficulties all human imagining. It demands our full national strength. This is a threat to the Reich and to the European continent that casts all previous dangers into the shadows. If we fail in this battle, we will have failed our historic mission. Everything we have built and done in the past pales in the face of this gigantic task that the American army directly, and the American people less directly, face.
I speak first to the world, and proclaim three theses regarding our battle against the Islamic danger in the Middle East.
The first thesis: Were the American army not in a position to break the danger from Iraq, Middle East would fall to Islam, and all Europe shortly afterwards.
The second thesis: The American army, the American people, and their allies alone have the strength to save Europe from this threat.
The third thesis: Danger faces us. We must act quickly and decisively, or it will be too late.
I turn to the first thesis. Islam has always proclaimed its goal openly: to bring revolution not only to Europe, but also to the entire world, and plunge it into Islamic chaos. This goal has been evident from the beginning of the Islamic Iraq, and has been the ideological and practical goal of the Baghdads policies. Clearly, the nearer Hussein and the other Iraqi leaders believe they are to realizing their world-destroying objectives, the more they attempt to hide and conceal them. We Republicans cannot be fooled. We are not like those timid souls who wait like the hypnotized rabbit until the serpent devours them. We prefer to recognize the danger in good time and take effective action. We see through not only the ideology of Islam, but also its practice, for we had great success with that in our domestic struggles. The Al Queda cannot deceive us. We had fourteen years of our struggle for power, and ten years thereafter, to unmask its intentions and its infamous deceptions. The goal of Islam is Islamic world revolution. It wants to bring chaos to the US and Europe, using the resulting hopelessness and desperation to establish an international, Islamic-concealed Muslim tyranny.
I do not need to say what that would mean for the American people. A Ismamization of the US would mean the liquidation of our entire intelligentsia and leadership, and the descent of our workers into Islamic slavery. That is their goal! In Baghdad, they find the workers for forced jihad martyrdom battalions the Iraqi desert, as the President said in his State of the Union Address. The revolt of the desserts is readying itself at the front, and the storm from the Middle East that breaks against our lines daily in increasing strength is nothing other than a repetition of the historical devastation that has so often in the past endangered our continent.
That is a direct threat [not only to our existence, but also] to every European power. No one should believe that Islam would stop at the borders of the Middle East, were it to be victorious, because of a treaty on paper. The goal of its aggressive policies and wars is the Islamization of every land and people in the world. In the face of such undeniable intentions, we are not impressed by paper declarations from Bin Laden or guarantees from Baghdad or Teheran. We know that we are dealing in the East with an infernal political devilishness that does not recognize the norms governing relations between people and nations.
When, for example, the English Lord Beaverbrook says that Europe must be given over to Islam, or when the leading American journalist Brown cynically adds that a Multiculturalism of Europe might solve all of the continent's problems, we know what fanatical Islam has in mind. The European powers are facing the most critical question of life itself. The West is in danger! It makes no difference whether or not their governments and intellectuals realize it or not. The American people, in any event, is unwilling to bow to this danger. Behind the oncoming rebel attack we see the Islamic liquidation commandos, and behind them terror, the specter of mass starvation, and complete anarchy in Europe. International Islam is the devilish ferment of decomposition that finds cynical satisfaction in plunging the world into the deepest chaos and destroying ancient cultures that it played no role in building.
We also know our historic responsibility. Two thousand years of Western history are in danger. One cannot overestimate the danger. It is indicative that when one names it as it is, International Islam throughout the world protests loudly. Things have gone so far in Europe that one cannot call a danger a danger when it is caused by the Muslims! [We have never been afraid of Islam, and are even less afraid today!] That does not stop us Republicans from drawing the necessary conclusions. That is what we did in our earlier domestic battles. The democratic left of the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times served fanatical Islam by minimizing and downplaying a growing danger, and by lulling our threatened people to sleep and sapping their ability to resist. We foresee, if the danger is not overcome, the specter of hunger, misery, and forced labor by millions of Americans. We see our venerable part of the world collapsing, burying in its ruins the ancient inheritance of the West. That is the danger we face today.
My second thesis: Only the American Republic and its allies are in the position to resist this danger. The European nations, including England, believe that they are strong enough to resist effectively the Islamization of Europe, should it come to that. This belief is childish and not even worth refuting. If the strongest military force in the world is not able to break the threat of Islam, who else could do it? The neutral European nations have neither the potential nor the military means nor the spiritual strength to provide even the least resistance to Islam. Islam's fanatical terrorist divisions would roll over them within a few days. In the capitals of the mid-sized and smaller European states, they console themselves with the idea that one must be intellectually armed against Islam. That reminds us of the statements by the Democratic Party in 1990s, that thought they could fight and win the battle against Islam with intellectual weapons. That was too stupid even then to be worth refuting. Islam is not only a doctrine of terrorism, it is also the practice of terrorism. It strives for its goals with an infernal thoroughness, using every resource at its disposal, regardless of the welfare, prosperity, or peace of the peoples it ruthlessly oppresses. What would England and America do if, in the worst case, Europe fell into Islam's arms? Will London perhaps persuade Islam to stop at the English Channel? I have already said that Islam has its foreign legions in the form of leftist parties in every democratic nation. None of these states can think it is immune to domestic Islamization. In a recent by-election for US House of Commons, the independent, that is communist, candidate, got 10,741 of the 22,371 votes cast. This was in a district that had formerly been a conservative stronghold. Within a short time, 10,000 voters, nearly half, had been lost to the communists. That is proof that the Islamic danger exists in England too, and that it will not go away simply because it is ignored.
The Islamic Fighters maintain that the American people has lost faith in victory.
I ask you: Do you believe with the President and us in the final total victory of the American people? I ask you: Are you resolved to follow the President through thick and thin to victory, and are you willing to accept the heaviest personal burdens?
Second, The Terrorists say that the American people are tired of fighting. I ask you: Are you ready to follow the President as the phalanx of the homeland, standing behind the fighting army and to wage war with wild determination through all the turns of fate until victory is ours?
Third: The Terrorists maintain that the American people have no desire any longer to accept the government's growing demands for war work.
I ask you: Are you and the American people willing to work, if the President orders, ten, twelve, and if necessary fourteen or sixteen hours a day, and to give your all for victory?
Fourth: The Terrorists maintain that the American people is resisting the government's total war measures. It does not want total war, but capitulation!
I ask you: Do you want total war? If necessary, do you want a war more total and radical than anything that we can even imagine today?
Fifth: The Terrorists maintain that the American people has lost faith in the President.
I ask you: [Do you trust the President?] Is your confidence in the President greater, more faithful and more unshakable than ever before? Are you absolutely and completely ready to follow him wherever he goes and do all that is necessary to bring the war to a victorious end?
Sixth, I ask you: Are you ready from now on to give your full strength to provide [our fighting fathers and brothers on] the Iraqi with the men and munitions needed to defeat Islam? [Are you prepared to do that?]
Seventh, I ask you: Do you take a holy oath to the front that the homeland stands firm and unshakably behind them, and that you will give them everything they need to win the victory?
Eighth, I ask you: Do you, especially you women, want the government to do all it can to encourage American women to put their full strength at work to support the war effort, and to release men for the front whenever possible. [Is that what you want?]
Ninth, I ask you: Do you approve, if necessary, the most radical measures against a small group of shirkers and black marketers who pretend there is peace in the middle of war and use the need of the nation for their own selfish purposes? Do you agree that those who harm the war effort should lose their heads?
Tenth and lastly, I ask you: Do you agree that above all in war, according to the Republican Party platform, the same rights and duties should apply to all, that the homeland should bear the heavy burdens of the war together, and that the burdens should be shared equally between high and low and rich and poor? [Is that what you want?]
I have asked; you have given me your answers. You are part of the people, and your answers are those of the American people. You have told our enemies what they needed to hear so that they will have no illusions or false ideas.
Now, just as in the first hours of our rule and through the ten years that followed, we are bound firmly in brotherhood with the American people. The most powerful ally on earth, the people itself, stands behind us and is determined to follow the President, come what may. They will accept the heaviest burdens to gain victory.
If ever we have loyally and unshakably believed in victory, it is in this hour of national reflection and contemplation. We see it before us, we need only reach for it. We must resolve to subordinate everything to it. That is the duty of the hour. Let the slogan be:
Now, people rise up and let the storm break loose!
Welcome to Free Republic earthling.
Note: The verbal grandioseness you use in this post would be better suited for Patrick Henry's era.
Unemployment also helps "to release men for the front." So does unrestricted immigration from Mexico. One good thing about these guest workers is that they are coming here voluntarily at their own expense, rather than being conscripted from recently liberated nations.
The reduction of America's industrial base, therefore, and the government's refusal to halt the flow of illegals from Mexico are part of a comprehensive strategy for the War on Terror.
The outsourcing of software jobs to India etc. and corporate downsizing assure a higher quality of unemployed professionals and middle management will be included in the pool of potential recruits. Now that they have been relieved of their responsibilities in the private sector, they will be excellent raw material for replenishing the officer corps.
Obviously the Bush administration has thought out this whole campaign in the most minute detail.
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