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Posted on 08/20/2004 12:43:45 AM PDT by kattracks
There is a whine issuing from the political left these days that opponents of the Iraq war are unfairly characterized as unpatriotic. In our view this whine is a case of guilt and projection. We are not acquainted with any supporters the war who characterize all their critics as unpatriotic. We certainly dont.
But we do judge critics of the war on their merits and we are of the opinion that not all criticisms are alike.
Consider those like Michael Moore who side with Americas enemies and promote their victory and our defeat. These are not "critics" of America. They are enemies of America and we have designed a new logo and T-shirt to make just that point.
There is nothing new of course in the fact of Americans supporting America's enemies. Betrayal of country has a long history. And unfortunately it the attitude of betrayal is something that one has grown to expect from the long dishonorable history of the political Left. (And, it should be said, not only the Left. As we have documented in these pages there has appeared since 9/11 a disturbing coalition of right and leftwing America haters, cheering for the enemy in a war in which we have been attacked. The Internet locus of this coalition is www.antiwar.com
But it is true that it is the left that has the longer and more aggressive tradition of venerating our enemies and yearning for their victory over the democratic West.
Its a long and depressing record: Henry Wallace and the Progressive Party tried to persuade Americans that Harry Truman was the "warmonger" and Joseph Stalin the man of peace; John Kerry and Jane Fonda campaigned to make Americans look on identify Richard Nixon and their own country as the war criminals and the Stalinist butcher Ho Chi Minh as the patriotic leader of Vietnam. Praise was lavished on Communist despots by progressive Americans while their regimes systematically destroyed the lives of hundreds of millions and extinguished the freedom of billions.
These progressive fantasies which inverted good and evil were not without cost. The supporters of Communism in the West and their fellow-travelers weakened the West's response to Communism and abetted the murder of millions . The "critics" of America's war in Indo-China toppled Nixon and won the war over the war itself when the post-Watergate Democrats in Congress abruptly terminated America's aid to the regimes in Cambodia and South Vietnam who were desperately attempting to resist the Communsit conquest.
Within months of the vote engineered by "anti-war" activists like John Kerry and Jane Fonda, the regimes fell and the Communists proceeded to slaughter two and a half million peasants in their way. The blood of those Indo-chinese is the peace dividend that progressives don't like to talk about, but that others should never forget. If the peace crowd wins the current war over the war in Iraq, and America cuts and runs again, there will be a bloodbath not only of our allies in the Near East but of American citizens in Washington and New York.
Militant Islam is the totalitarian successor of Nazism and Communism -- with which it was often allied. It yearns, like its predecessors, for mass death and suicide, and to impose, in its own unique fashion, a totalitarian religious theocracy on human beings everywhere.
And where do radicals like Michael Moore stand? According to Moore: "The Iraqis who have risen up against the occupation are not 'insurgents' or 'terrorists' or 'The Enemy.' They are the REVOLUTION, the Minutemen, and their numbers will grow -- and they will win." This is the same kind of treason that Jane Fonda others were spouting the 1970s. Fonda famously said, "If Americans understood what communism is they would get down on their knees and pray for it to come." Like John Kerry and Michael, she called these enemies of freedom "patriots" and her own countrymen "war criminals," with the results described above.
Are people like Moore and Fonda just fringe lunatics who can be disregarded as marginal and ineffective? Hardly. Even if both weren't embraced by the leaders of the Democratic Party (as they have been), the human norm is denial (the enemy is not really an enemy and not really that bad, and besides we have provoked him) and aversion to conflit which leads to appeasement. If the appeasers of the 1930s -- the "peace movement" of the 1930s, personified by Neville Chamberlain, had stood up to Hitler instead of trying to understand him, 70 million lives would have been saved.
Today's appeasers want us to understand our "responsibility" for the enemies who have targeted us. According to a new Pew poll, the majority of Democrats now believe that we -- not a fanatical religious dealth cult -- inspired the 9/11 attacks against us (do you think maybe that Al Gore and Jimmy Carter and Ted Kennedy who have been attacking the President of the United States as a liar and a fraud and deceiver and a killer of American youth might be a tad responsible for these attitudes? The Pew poll asked "Might U.S. wrongdoing have motivated [the] 9/11 attacks?" 51% of Democrats said yes, as did 45% of independents and 17% of Republicans.
Defeatism like this will get you defeated in war. At Frontpagemag.com we have always maintained that the war at home, the war against defeatism and appeasement and those within who support our enemies, is the most important war of all. The Michael Moore T-shirt now available in our store, is a small missile in this battle but it is not an unimportant one. The message is very simple, but vital"The Friend of My Enemy... Is My Enemy. This is something every American leads to learn, before they are taught the lesson the hard way, through thousands or perhaps tens of thousands of American casualities, here in the homeland itself, who have been targeted by the terrorists of radical Islam as "crusaders and Jews" -- infidels who must be destroyed.
A good article and its sad to see how far we have fallen since the brief days of a post 9/11, united America.
He also invited comments from visitors to support the then existant rumors that "Timothy McVeigh" types hijacked the planes.
He's a POS.
I was at work, but not working, all day 9/12/01. People in the field were grounded all over America and the globe. I had my Walkman on KSFO, and was at my PC in a deep Freep session with my cross-continental online neighbors.
I will never forget it -- Michael Moore said on his site that it was a shame that the terrorists targeted New York City. Figured Moore, 'they did it because of Bush, so why did they kill thousands of people who didn't vote for him in New York?' Moore figured that a "red state" should have been the target.