Skip to comments.'Bomb Texas': The psychological roots of anti-Americanism
Posted on 01/12/2003 9:14:21 PM PST by Pokey78Edited on 04/23/2004 12:05:07 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
With this past autumn's discussion in Washington over what to do about Iraq there arrived also the season of protests. They were everywhere. In the national newspapers, Common Cause published a full-page letter, backed by "7,000 signatories," demanding (as if it had been outlawed) a "full and open debate" before any American action against Iraq. More radical cries emanated from Not in Our Name, a nationwide "project" spearheaded by Noam Chomsky and affiliates, which likewise ran full-page advertisements in the major papers decrying America's "war without limit," organized "Days of Resistance" in New York and elsewhere, and in general made known its feeling that the United States rather than Iraq poses the real threat to world peace. At one late-October march in Washington, there were signs proclaiming "I Love Iraq, Bomb Texas," and depicting President Bush wearing a Hitler mustache and giving the Nazi salute.
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Nothing has changed. I've been reading an interesting account of the Mexican War. It's amazing to see how the arguments of the anti-war folks have not changed all that much over time. I could have changed a few of the names and dates and we would be hard pressed to differentiate whether the public debate was in the late 1840's or 2002-03. Not surprising was the opposition of Horace Greeley, New York Tribune editor who ran Marx's articles.
I just received Victor D. Hansen's new book, An Autumn at War, which is a compilation of many of his articles written since 9/11. I haven't read it yet, but it's right by my bed where I can get to it easily. They are short--3 to 4 pages each--making it an easy book to read for those on the run.
Bump for a must read!
About the only humble thing I would add would be the response of the hate-America left in the first few days (two months, actually) after September 11.
There was a lot of talk that the left was silent because they finally saw the light when the one unthinkable thing, mass destruction inside the United States, actually happened. Petty leftist causes like affirmative action, gun control, speech control, tax increases, and race pimping were dead, because they would be hooted off the now-serious wartime American stage.
What really happened was the scope of the evil temporarily took away the voice of the left, and forced them to examine, for the first time in their lives, their core beliefs. That examination told them that their beliefs were still the only proper ones to hold, so it was still somehow America's fault. It took about two months for the first trial balloons to emerge from their test kitchens, with more coming as they realized they wouldn't be lynched by the America they still hated as their vile messages became even more twisted and disgusting.
Having once again made the world safe for socialism, they are attempting to rebuild the glory days of Vietnam, where they can compete in spewing hate about the evil America, knowing full well that not only are they tolerated, but that they can freely celebrate their "courage".
America's upcoming victories will be both hateful and depressing to them. I can only hope that they send themselves to North Korea to be "human shields". Their only true value to humanity will be as fertilizer.
Ahh yes, I remember that time of "quagmire". I like to remind the liberals that President Bush did what only Alexander the Great accomplished - he conquer4ed Afgahnistan.
If people in these oil rich nations and their Mustim neighbors are starving and without jobs, exactly whose fault is that? I don't see Saudi Arabia hiring 'Palestinians' to do the jobs that Americans have been doing for years in the Kingdom. The Palestinian refugees were ignored by their Muslim brothers except when they were being riled up to hate Israel and the US. The Muslim countries could have made life easier for those people they scared out of Israel in the late 40's, but they didn't because it didn't serve their political purpose.
That is a great sentence and it describes the anti-American, anti-western, anti-Christian left to a tee.
Postmodernism and multi"cult"uralism make up the perfect worldview for the left. Unlike socialism, which could be proven a failure wherever it was tried, postmodernism is not subject to real world tests. Only endless debate can follow as to the question of whether there is any truth to its tenets. Multi"cult"uralism allows the lefties to indulge in romanticizing the primitive and affirms the original lefty idea that "in a state of nature, man is inclined towards good behavior". Hence only because man is corrupted-in this case by horrible America-does the perfect utopia fail to come to pass.
Davis really nails the lefty mindset with this one.
The consistent theme is: all of these naysayers, critics, harpies, and pseudo-intellectuals are Democrats. Actually, they are communists who vote Democrat. They are America-hating liars and deceivers.
As for the foreign critics, naysayers, harpies, and pseudo-intellectuals: they are all America-hating statists, left-overs from the "social democratic" eras in their own governments/societies when American aid and Cold War support and protection gave these sad societies the false sense that they could pursue their utopian dreams of Socialism without any consequence. Well, the consequence is: Socialism doesn't work. It may appear to work as long as you can ignore your own responsibilities for national defense.
America's representative democracy and free market capitalism endures as the "shining city on a hill" thanks to leaders like Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush.
Thanks for the ping, Pokey!
Victor Davis Hanson has said about all there needs to be said on this subject. He has adroitly pulled back the Liberal, "intellectual" KKK sheet and revealed the swarming maggots and wholesale putrification underneath!