Thursday, January 18, 2007

What does your soul look like? (Pt 2)

For those interesting here are the answers to yesterdays song titles. For those who don't want to be spoiled we will make them fade into the background; just select down and you will see them.
The Smiths - Stop Me If You Think That You've Heard This One Before
U2 - Bad
The Beautiful South - Old Red Eyes is Back
The Velvet Underground - heroin
Neil Young - The Needle and the Damage Done
Spiritualized - The Twelve Steps
So mystery solved. And the theme of these songs was, of course, substance addiction. Which is fitting, given Mr. Thomas's back story.

On to today's article.

Continuing from Thomas's theories, Dinesh D'Souza has written a book entitled "The Enemy At Home - The Cultural Left and Its Responsibility for 9/11". I'll bet you didn't know that you and I (assuming you are Liberal) were responsible for 9/11. Anyway he got interviewed over at Townhall, and he is not asked for clarification on how we caused 9/11 - I guess they want you to buy the book. But he does make several interesting statements. And by interesting, I mean annoying.
Even so, the cultural left has shown itself extremely reluctant to support Bush's war on terror. They aren't just against the Iraq war, they are against the Patriot Act, and the telephone surveillance program, and the invasion of Afghanistan, and the sanctions proposals against Iran' nuclear program. In short, they want Bush's war on terror to fail. And this means that they want the Islamic radicals to succeed.
If you don't favor Bush's boneheaded way of fighting the war on terror, you want the terrorists to win. Republicans have been saying this for a quite a little while now. You'd think they'd taper off given how poorly Bush has performed, but no, they just keep on keeping on. It's Bush's way or you are pro-Terrorist.

But that's not all - the leftists need to be stomped out not just because we don't want to defeat the terrorists. We need to be stomped out because we stand in the way of making friends with mainstream Muslims.
. . . we have to persuade traditional Muslims. Why? Because traditional Islam is the recruiting pool for radical Islam. It's not good if we kill a hundred Islamic radicals and 200 traditional Muslims sign up the next day. So we have to address traditional Muslim concerns about America. The radicals are telling them that America is a fount of global atheism, that America fosters family breakdown, that American values corrupt the innocence of children. I think it is foolish to dismiss these concerns entirely, because there is a grain of truth to them. Not all of America is like this, but it is the America that has been promoted by the cultural left, and it is the America that most Muslims see through the images of our popular culture. I think America could improve its image among people in traditional cultures, including Muslim cultures, if we showed them "the other America": the people who go to work every day and look after their families and abide by traditional values and go to church on Sunday.
Yep - we need to show Muslims that we hate our gays and atheists and we oppress our woman. Then they will be cool with Israel and our imperialism. Apparently.

Or to put it another way - we must stop the lefties because they will force us to surrender and they will keep us from surrendering (to traditional Muslims).

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