Skip to comments.Isolationism: The Epitaph of Ignorance
Posted on 12/07/2011 12:38:45 PM PST by xuberalles
On this sacred anniversary of Pearl Harbor, liberals once again renew their calls for world peace; that our proud nation must change its archaic way of thinking and embrace our perceived enemies. I am a Christian, I believe in the virtues of love and forgiveness, and I wish nothing more than for my children to openly breathe the universal air of liberty and good will. However, regardless of your inherent disposition towards the true auspices of danger the true nature of man hate does not change; for only the names and dates do, like faded footnotes in a history book. Regimes crumble, revolutions defiantly rise, and a few nefarious souls leaders seeking power, riches and/or ideological indoctrination - will be forged in the unyielding fires of fortitude. Yes, as long as man exists, so will hate. It is the cross we bear for being imperfect, though immeasurable, sentient beings. Just as humanity is capable of the most profound, magnificent achievements, we are equally capable of unleashing the most despicable and unimaginable horrors. Whether you hold a stone in your hand or command the worlds most destructive arsenal, if you truly desire to inflict pain and suffering a singular will words of opposition, diplomatic overtures, are but tools of ignorance. Those who despise America, our hallowed way of life, will never cease in their lust for its destruction.
For the sake of my family, this beloved country, I will always pray that mankind shuns its belligerent and mercurial history. However, I cannot in good conscience wash hope with apathy as vigilance erodes into inevitably. Just because you close your eyes, doesnt mean the bullet isnt there. Pearl Harbor was but a harbinger of how isolationism, wishful thinking, can instantaneously morph into unspeakable tragedy. You cannot hide from the indiscretions of your neighbors, the world in which you live, merely by locking your door and pulling the covers over your eyes. Failing to prepare for the most improbable evil, or even the most banal threat, is no different than failing to shield your child from a predator, the sick from the cold. It is not that I refuse to believe the premise that people and/or nations can change, Im simply not willing to sacrifice the lives of my loved ones, my homeland, upon that flawed notion. Of the 2,402 Americans murdered by the Empire of Japan on December 7, 1941, not one death should have been needed to remind us of the necessity of protecting freedom our brethren from all vicissitudes of malevolence; both foreign or domestic. How many lives could have been saved if our greatest deterrent, our military, stood undaunted by complacency and misguided policy? Sadly, some 60 years later, the apocalyptic images seared into our minds on the morning of September 11th 2001 have once again reminded us of one, indisputable truth: hate will exist, always. And with it, so must our resolve to live as free, virtuous, men and women.
God Bless America, and God Bless those heroes who died so that hope of a better tomorrow may live today!
An Inconvenient Truth for Ron Paul and his supporters.
Agreed. Which is but one of a number of reasons why I cannot support him.
I semi-agree with you, but something to keep in mind is that there’s a difference between the isolationism of WWII and the act of refraining from getting involved in conflicts that don’t concern America.
I read that the reason the U.S. took up the mantle of Great Britain after WW II was because we stayed out of conflicts until they became so troublesome that they cost us much more in life and treasure. This was the ideological underpinning of NATO and the U.N. While I agree that many wars we’re involved in are best left unfought, it depends entirely on the constellation of “problem” states involved.
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