Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article


1 posted on 06/22/2005 9:24:17 PM PDT by quidnunc
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies ]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-29 next last
To: quidnunc

bttt, i'll be catching this one in the AM


2 posted on 06/22/2005 9:36:28 PM PDT by jocon307 (Can we close the border NOW?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: quidnunc
I always classified her as one of the antipatici but now I'm not so sure.
3 posted on 06/22/2005 9:45:50 PM PDT by Graymatter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: quidnunc

The true voice of freedom. Maybe this will turn a few.


4 posted on 06/22/2005 9:46:58 PM PDT by JmyBryan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: quidnunc

Perhaps the homosexual married couples in Europe will stand up to defend against the invading Islamo-fascists. [irony]


5 posted on 06/22/2005 9:49:24 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: All

Do yourself a favor and read the whole article.

Very perceptive. So many pundits can't see past their noses, she sees across the centuries.


6 posted on 06/22/2005 10:00:09 PM PDT by DeFault User
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: quidnunc

My Dad bought all of us her book. She speaks the truth all of us know, and she speaks from experience. Anyone who believes what America is doing is right needs to read her.


7 posted on 06/22/2005 10:21:33 PM PDT by txzman (Jer 23:29)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: quidnunc

BUMP.......And....we have people concerned over our coddling terrorists at Gitmo....


8 posted on 06/22/2005 10:22:14 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Our military......the world's HEROES!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: quidnunc

I wish she could be saved. She is a hero, a treasure. Few have such courage and insight. Shame about the atheism, of course.


9 posted on 06/22/2005 10:37:34 PM PDT by Capriole (I don't have any problems that couldn't be solved by more chocolate or more ammunition)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

bookmark


11 posted on 06/22/2005 11:04:00 PM PDT by Eurotwit (WI)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: quidnunc

Fallaci was a socialist most of her life and may still one. But her eyes have been opened, though late in her career, to the greatest danger Europe faces. Perhaps it is her approach to death from cancer that allows her to see now the approaching death of Europe. But she proclaims this with the same vigor that she promoted left-wing politics with in the past. That she sees Ratzinger, a conservative pope, as one of the few men in Europe in whom she finds comfort, is astonishing.


12 posted on 06/22/2005 11:11:26 PM PDT by stripes1776
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: quidnunc
Great find, quid. What a woman! All I can answer to her well-founded pessimism is this - one hears an echo of this despair and this courage in Whittaker Chambers' Witness under similar circumstances. He did not live to see the victory of his country against the darkness and she will not live to see hers, if in fact it does happen. It is for we lesser souls to keep the faith that it will, and to do the necessary groundwork to see that it does.

Oriana Fallaci, salute!

13 posted on 06/22/2005 11:23:05 PM PDT by Billthedrill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: ariamne; USF; Dark Skies; Alouette; Calpernia; jan in Colorado; Former Dodger; sarah_f; ...

WOW! Ping to --->

A magnificently honest interview, and a fabulous woman of penetrating vision. She has come nearly full circle in her life, almost to the extent that W. Chambers had.

Just damn! {said in a tone of admiration}

A.A.C.

islam is my enemy. the enemy of my enemy is my FRiend. it's that simple!


14 posted on 06/23/2005 1:16:40 AM PDT by AmericanArchConservative (Armour on, Lances high, Swords out, Bows drawn, Shields front ... Eagles UP!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: quidnunc
"Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder," the historian Arnold Toynbee wrote, and these words could certainly be Ms. Fallaci's.

Great piece. The logical conclusion of political correctness is societal extinction.

16 posted on 06/23/2005 2:10:30 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Republicam)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: quidnunc

Oriana Fallaci has traveled the long road from leftist communism to the Conservative right.

She is one of the most eloquent voices speaking on Europe, and the coming decline and downfall of Western Culture as Eurabia and Islamo-fascism rise.

Our prayers are with this great lady.


17 posted on 06/23/2005 2:32:21 AM PDT by Cincinna (BEWARE HILLARY and her HINO)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: quidnunc

Orriana F. is a hero.


18 posted on 06/23/2005 3:06:25 AM PDT by hershey
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: quidnunc

Extremely well written article. It may be too late for Europe. America better wake up!


19 posted on 06/23/2005 5:37:21 AM PDT by NCSteve
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: quidnunc
Also from the article:

An activist judge in Bergamo, in northern Italy, took it upon himself to admit a complaint against Ms. Fallaci that even the local prosecutors would not touch. The complainant, one Adel Smith--who, despite his name, is Muslim, and an incendiary public provocateur to boot--has a history of anti-Fallaci crankiness, and is widely believed to be behind the publication of a pamphlet, "Islam Punishes Oriana Fallaci," which exhorts Muslims to "eliminate" her. (Ironically, Mr. Smith, too, faces the peculiar charge of vilipendio against religion--Roman Catholicism in his case--after he described the Catholic Church as "a criminal organization" on television. Two years ago, he made news in Italy by filing suit for the removal of crucifixes from the walls of all public-school classrooms, and also, allegedly, for flinging a crucifix out of the window of a hospital room where his mother was being treated. "My mother will not die in a room where there is a crucifix," he said, according to hospital officials.)

20 posted on 06/23/2005 5:39:06 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: quidnunc
From the article:

"Look at the school system of the West today. Students do not know history! They don't, for Christ's sake. They don't know who Churchill was! In Italy, they don't even know who Cavour was!"--a reference to Count Camillo Benso di Cavour, the conservative father, with the radical Garibaldi, of Modern Italy.

21 posted on 06/23/2005 5:45:12 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: quidnunc
"You cannot survive if you do not know the past. We know why all the other civilizations have collapsed--from an excess of welfare, of richness, and from lack of morality, of spirituality." (She uses "welfare" here in the sense of well-being, so she is talking, really, of decadence.) "The moment you give up your principles, and your values . . . the moment you laugh at those principles, and those values, you are dead, your culture is dead, your civilization is dead. Period."
22 posted on 06/23/2005 5:47:08 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: quidnunc

BTTT


28 posted on 06/23/2005 10:11:31 AM PDT by aculeus (Ceci n'est pas une tag line.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-29 next last

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article


FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson