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The Making of an American Terrorist By: Victoria Delsoul
Victoria Delsoul/sit-rep.com | N/A | Victoria Delsoul

Posted on 03/20/2002 4:52:18 PM PST by My Favorite Headache

I am posting this because I came across sit-rep.com earlier this morning (3 AM I couldn't sleep well)and I found some articles from the FreeRepublic gang in there and thought this one was so on target it needs to be posted on here. I apologize if it has been in the past but I did a title search and found nothing. Victoria...you have a way with words my dear.

The Making of an American Terrorist ©

John Walker, a 20 year-old privileged son of Frank Lindh and Marilyn Walker, was caught fighting in Afghanistan against America. He was arrested near Mazar-e-Sharif, calling himself Abdul Hamid and carrying an AK-47 ready to kill his fellow countrymen. After the USS Cole was bombed by Osama Bin Laden's terrorists killing 17 American servicemen, John Walker wrote to his father that "the attack had been justified, since by docking the ship in Yemen, the United States had committed an act of war." Before joining the Taliban, John Walker dropped out of Tamiscal High School --an elite school-- at age 16. He then traveled to Yemen to learn to speak Arabic, and to Pakistan to join a madrassa in a stronghold of Islamist extremists.

How did an educated pampered son of affluent American liberal parents end up fighting alongside the Taliban?

Liberalism attracts the mentally and spiritually weak, sweeping them up in its seductive but ultimately fatal embrace. John Walker's parents rejected traditional moral distinctions between good and evil/right and wrong in favor of ethical relativism and PC values, such as diversity, tolerance and non-judgmentalism. Without conviction, moral absolutes or ability to discern simple truths, they adopted a laissez faire approach to child rearing, without rules, moral instruction or discipline. Products of a generation accustomed to distrust and question all authority, they lacked the will and the wherewithal to exercise parental authority. When forced to confront their son's desires at odds with their own, they invariably chose the path of least resistance toward expediency and conciliation.

Despite the lack of discipline and moral instruction, John Walker probably learned much from his parents. He probably learned that liberalism condones and celebrates totalitarian dictatorships and fanatical revolutionary ideologues. He must have learned that certain forms of bigotry are not only permissible, but mandatory, if its targets were Republicans, white males, black conservatives, pro-life advocates, evangelical and fundamentalist Christians, cigarette smokers and gun owners. He surely learned to show zero tolerance for opposing viewpoints and how to demonize and destroy one's political opponents. He undoubtedly was taught to despise his country and to blame America for most of the evils in the world.

I suspect that John Walker learned to be a good Liberal from the example of his parents. Joining forces with the Taliban and the Al Qaeda network was the logical next step.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Free Republic; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: johnnywalker; johnwalkertrial; liberals; taliban

1 posted on 03/20/2002 4:52:18 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: Victoria Delsoul
Bump! Right on!
2 posted on 03/20/2002 4:52:50 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: wallace212
Ping
3 posted on 03/20/2002 4:53:34 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: Victoria Delsoul, Sir Gawain
Great article!
4 posted on 03/20/2002 4:57:18 PM PST by Texaggie79
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To: *John Walker Trial
Check the Bump List folders for articles related to and descriptions of the above topic(s) or for other topics of interest.
5 posted on 03/20/2002 5:03:05 PM PST by Free the USA
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To: My Favorite Headache
One thing.

Walker is the very flower of the "good Liberal". Albeit, a Liberal without the constraints of living in a somewhat free society. Walker merely did what the likes of Clinton/Feinstein/Boxer/Daschle et al. wished THEY could do if they didn't have to keep up the pretenses of being "democratic".

Walker is a Lenin is a 'Democrat'. No difference. Just as dangerous, though.

6 posted on 03/20/2002 5:07:41 PM PST by Thumper1960
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To: Texaggie79; victoria delsoul
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7 posted on 03/20/2002 5:11:13 PM PST by Sir Gawain
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To: My Favorite Headache
Marxism Makes Way For Islam
8 posted on 03/20/2002 5:11:37 PM PST by denydenydeny
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To: My Favorite Headache
One additional detail worth considering: When John was 16, his father abandoned his mother, and moved in with another man to begin a homosexual relationship.

In light of this, it's not at all shocking that, shortly after this betrayal --

(1) he joined a religion that prescribes the death penalty for adultery and homosexuality (his father's crimes),

(2) he turned against the society that tolerated and enabled this to happen to his family, and,

(3) most tellingly of all, HE STOPPED USING HIS FATHER'S NAME. Why would he do that, except to rebel against his father's shameful conduct?

9 posted on 03/20/2002 5:18:18 PM PST by Rytwyng
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To: My Favorite Headache
Yes ---good article! Kids need some kind of moral guidelines, they need to bump up against the boundaries set for them by parents. All kids will try to push the limits----they need the limits to be there somewhere.
10 posted on 03/20/2002 7:16:54 PM PST by FITZ
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To: My Favorite Headache
Victoria...you have a way with words my dear.

LOL!! Well, thank you. I'm glad you like it.

11 posted on 03/20/2002 7:26:45 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Sir Gawain; Texaggie79
Thank you.
12 posted on 03/20/2002 7:30:06 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: wallace212
Bump #9
13 posted on 03/20/2002 8:22:10 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache
MFH thanks for posting.... Victoria, great article.

As you are so fond of saying, MyFave, we here in America are very good at paying the price but not at counting the cost of our actions. We have chipped away at our own culture, wanting the whole world to love us; wanting to still our manufactured guilt for excelling. We have erased our own history from our childrens memory; they have no idea who we are, and were our great nation came from, what it has gone through to get here. We have pumped our children full of UN "America doesn't pay its fare share" globalist BS propoganda. We condone our childrens lives being torn apart for the "convenience" of their parents. What did we expect? I personally am suprised we don't have more of these traitorous little bastards running around. Time will tell...

14 posted on 03/21/2002 4:42:00 AM PST by WALLACE212
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To: My Favorite Headache; Victoria Delsoul
Thanks for posting this MFH.

An oldie but goodie from the brilliant and talented Victoria Delsoul!

Despite the lack of discipline and moral instruction, John Walker probably learned much from his parents. He probably learned that liberalism condones and celebrates totalitarian dictatorships and fanatical revolutionary ideologues. He must have learned that certain forms of bigotry are not only permissible, but mandatory, if its targets were Republicans, white males, black conservatives, pro-life advocates, evangelical and fundamentalist Christians, cigarette smokers and gun owners. He surely learned to show zero tolerance for opposing viewpoints and how to demonize and destroy one's political opponents. He undoubtedly was taught to despise his country and to blame America for most of the evils in the world. I suspect that John Walker learned to be a good Liberal from the example of his parents. Joining forces with the Taliban and the Al Qaeda network was the logical next step.

BUMP!

15 posted on 03/21/2002 9:00:53 AM PST by William Wallace
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To: Rytwyng
Talk about the sins of the father being visited on the sons.

Funny how the media downplayed that part of the story.

16 posted on 03/21/2002 9:12:46 AM PST by William Wallace
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To: Luis Gonzalez; Prodigal Daughter; JohnHuang2; Southern Federalist; Ken H; Cincinatus' Wife...
FYI
17 posted on 03/21/2002 9:15:51 AM PST by William Wallace
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To: WALLACE212
Word....down with the UN
18 posted on 03/21/2002 10:11:07 AM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: William Wallace; Victoria Delsoul
I suspect that John Walker learned to be a good Liberal from the example of his parents. Joining forces with the Taliban and the Al Qaeda network was the logical next step.

Bump!! and LIBERALLY flavor it with socialist public school reeducation.

19 posted on 03/21/2002 10:12:19 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Victoria Delsoul
That was SO excellent and eloquent! I think you should send it to Dr. Laura, maybe she'd read it over the air.
20 posted on 03/21/2002 11:09:45 AM PST by Prodigal Daughter
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To: My Favorite Headache; gg188; William Wallace; Victoria Delsoul
He must have learned that certain forms of bigotry are not only permissible, but mandatory, if its targets were Republicans, white males, black conservatives, pro-life advocates, evangelical and fundamentalist Christians, cigarette smokers and gun owners.

Don't forget also: snowmobilers, meat eaters, fat heterosexuals, and people who don't grow or buy organic.

21 posted on 03/21/2002 11:12:50 AM PST by Prodigal Daughter
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To: sabertooth
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22 posted on 03/21/2002 2:51:21 PM PST by Sir Gawain
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To: William Wallace; Prodigal Daughter; Cincinatus' Wife; WALLACE212
Thanks so much. Kind of you to say so!
23 posted on 03/21/2002 5:29:35 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Victoria Delsoul
Liberalism attracts the mentally and spiritually weak, sweeping them up in its seductive but ultimately fatal embrace.

Is it any wonder that Johnnie Jihad grew up in the North Bay... aka Whine Country.

Dynamite piece, Victoria.




24 posted on 03/21/2002 6:14:33 PM PST by Sabertooth
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To: Victoria Delsoul
Let me join the chorus: Great article!

Strange how tangled it all is. The fellow wants out of his parents' kind of life so he goes for discipline, focus, toughness, and rules - but he can't help being a product of his parents' kind of life - so he makes that move in a sick way that causes the maximum harm to others. He rejected the slackness but kept the contempt that you mention for less "enlightened" people.

25 posted on 03/21/2002 6:19:27 PM PST by Southern Federalist
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To: Victoria Delsoul
Wow. Those two paragraphs are the most eloquent and powerful truisms I have seen in a long time.

Bump for your talent.

26 posted on 03/21/2002 6:23:33 PM PST by Kryptonite
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To: Sabertooth
Thanks much, Saber.
27 posted on 03/21/2002 8:48:25 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Southern Federalist
He rejected the slackness but kept the contempt that you mention for less "enlightened" people.

Strange is right! Nice to see you, SF!

28 posted on 03/21/2002 8:49:31 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Kryptonite
Thank you.
29 posted on 03/21/2002 8:50:02 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Sabertooth
Marin is not wine country.

It is however, whine country.

L

30 posted on 03/21/2002 8:52:33 PM PST by Lurker
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To: My Favorite Headache
"Despite the lack of discipline and moral instruction, John Walker probably learned much from his parents. He probably learned that liberalism condones and celebrates totalitarian dictatorships and fanatical revolutionary ideologues. He must have learned that certain forms of bigotry are not only permissible, but mandatory, if its targets were Republicans, white males, black conservatives, pro-life advocates, evangelical and fundamentalist Christians, cigarette smokers and gun owners. He surely learned to show zero tolerance for opposing viewpoints and how to demonize and destroy one's political opponents. He undoubtedly was taught to despise his country and to blame America for most of the evils in the world."

Man! I need to look up from the trenches once in a while! Nearly missed this Victoria, great article.

31 posted on 03/22/2002 9:33:57 PM PST by Luis Gonzalez
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