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Posted on 04/11/2003 10:09:04 AM PDT by johnqueuepublic
The Wars Against America
By Paul Walfield
America is at war with terrorism. While to many, it seemed the logical result because terrorists declared war on America, for some, it was a step too far. Why would anyone believe that America's war against terrorism was a bad idea? In light of September 11, 2001, it would seem to be a rather good idea for us now and for our children's safety in the future.
By now we all know about the hate-America crowd. They are just about in every place that wields some kind of influence over public opinion. American universities are havens for vile anti-Americanism. Our newspapers and other media are filled with "journalists" who will promote the obvious fabrications of America's enemies as a perspective on the same level and as a moral equivalent to American understanding. All the while emphasizing the negative and minimizing positive aspects of America.
City Councils, Congresspersons and other American leaders are spewing forth the notion that America as it is, and what it really was, is an evil on this world. When America went to war against the terrorists; we went to war with groups who, by and large agree with the contemptible rhetoric coming from Americans in our universities, media, and even some of our leaders. Is it any wonder why they, all of them, opposed the war against the evil regime in Iraq and the war on terrorism?
Instead of war, the American-haters wanted America to view the declaration of war made on America as mere rhetoric and the attacks on America, whether it as the bombing and murder in American embassies overseas, the attack on the U.S.S. Cole or the slaughter of three thousand Americans as merely a matter for the police. There were no enemies of America, just criminals and law breakers who could be singled out for their specific acts, not their rhetoric. If that were the case, the America haters are safe behind their first amendment rights. They could call themselves "patriots," for their dissent.
Michael Medved reported in the National Review Online about how even comic book writers are now standing with the terrorists who wish America's demise. In an April 4, 2003, article entitled "Captain America, Traitor?" Mr. Medved pointed out that even the once venerable Marvel comic book hero Captain America has turned on America and the American people. The "new" Captain America voices only apologies for America's past foreign policy and he refuses to rebut even the most vile anti-Americanism coming from terrorists. The Left, like they claimed the dreaded tobacco industry has done, is targeting our children.
Like good soldiers, the Left infiltrated every important life aspect of their enemy. America cannot be breached from the outside, so the Left chose the insidious placing of their spokespeople throughout our media, in our schools, in entertainment and now even in comic books. Whether the Left has useful idiots or the rank and file, the result is the same. Americans in broken record mode, spewing anti-American vile. This is no longer just war overseas, it is not just a matter of homeland security, it is a war for the hearts and minds of Americans.
The good news is, as we all know, the Left's motives were exposed early. American polls show that nearly 8 out of 10 Americans are supportive of America's war effort.
That does not necessarily mean that 80% of Americans are unaffected by the subtleties of the Left's message and cannot be swayed further in that direction. The Left wants us to know that the world by and large hates us. They claim that it is our fault. We are told it is not the American people that are hated, but rather it is our foreign policy. All we need to do is change our foreign policy, to the wishes of the "world street" and they will like us.
All we need to do is become less American, and more inter nationalistic in our ways, and we won't be hated so much. If we could only abandon our principals, turn our backs on traditional friends in favor of the folks who now hate us, all would be better.
All we need to do is not be who we are.
The Left has an agenda. It is clear from their ranting that America remaining a superpower is an obstacle. However, the Left also knows that America warring against terrorism and despotic regimes is not just a detriment to their cause because American victories will enhance Americanism and not internationalism, it is also a threat to the far Left's existence.
The Left knows that it is just a matter of time before Americans begin to see that the rhetoric coming from America's enemies abroad is the same rhetoric coming from America's Left. While the useful idiots may not know what horrors they are fomenting in their service to the Left's leaders, it really doesn't matter, the effect is the same.
What the Left does not want anyone to know is that the millions of America-haters abroad were not born that way. They had to be taught. It is only a handful of people who regulate the media or who have power in those foreign lands. Public opinion is shaped abroad, and is not based on fact. Trying to win the hearts and minds of the populations of other countries is an uphill battle when truth is looked upon by the "elite" of those countries with contempt. Our target should be focused on the elite, not the population. Once the "directors" are turned, the population will follow.
While every true American will agree that the freedoms bestowed on all Americans must be upheld, cherished and defended; it must be equally agreed to that certain acts are not an exercise of the freedom of speech or any other guarantee endowed on all Americans. Certain acts, certain behaviors must be called what they are, and in many cases the Left's claim of acting and speaking in the best interest of American tradition is nothing more than a performance in sedition.
The (potential) end result of these trends are the creation of a dominant global middle class and the extention of democracy to most of the world. Since the middle class won't revolt, and democracies don't make war on other democracies, the left's dreams of world revolution are approaching a nearly definitive end.
The radical left depends on tyranny, war and social strife to advance their agenda. The fact that the waning of all three are on the horizon has them in a panic. It's harder and harder for them to find insurgent thugs to champion and romanticize (not that they don't continue to do so in Columbia, The Phillipines and Palestine) and now there is one fewer set of jackboots from them to lick the blood of the oppressed off of.