Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Disgrace of Appeasement

     This week the President spent seventy thousand taxpayer dollars to run a television ad in Pakistan, in an attempt to mollify Muslims there. After the ad ran on Pakistani television, some of the worst rioting of the last couple of weeks occurred, which lead to the the deaths of at least seventeen people. The idea of running the ad was bad enough, but the substance of the ad had the President and Secretary of State groveling to the Muslim world in an attempt to quell their violent outbursts. This ad, along with the continued insistence by the administration that some obscure video is the source of all the recent violence (even after all the evidence suggests that the attacks were pre-planned and had little to do with the video), is not only dangerous but disgraceful.
     President Obama is being burned in effigy all across the middle-east and the words from his Cairo speech of 2009 and his U.N. speech last November are being used as tinder. Some people actually voted for President Obama in 2008 specifically because they felt he would change the perception in the middle-east of the United States. Now there is polling that shows the current President is less popular in the middle-east than the last one ever was. If you watch the recent movie, 2016-Obama's America, you will understand why the President takes an apologetic posture with our enemies. It is what many conservatives knew from the beginning, Barrack Obama does not think this country, as constituted, is fair to its own citizens and it has used corrupt methods to steal wealth from the rest of the world. His job, as he sees it, is to redistribute America's wealth and influence to the rest of the world. There is little doubt in the mind of anyone with courage to admit the true intentions of this President.
     Watching the unleadership that President Obama is providing in the U.S. and around the world, I am reminded of two statements by men of different eras, but with a common philosophy. The first is Edmund Burke who said, "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." The second is Ronald Reagan who said, "There hasn't been a war in the last 100 years that was the result of the United States being too strong."  Both quotes speak to the fact that there is a morally superior position that, if not strenuously defended, will result in human suffering much greater and more pervasive than the effort to defend that morally superior position. This is a concept that President Obama and the rest of the left do not understand, because in their twisted ideology every culture and every value is equal. This completely misses the fact that there are some ideas and cultures that are morally superior to others. The American culture has produced more freedom and prosperity for a greater number of people than any other culture in all human history. There is no other nation in world history that, while having its faults and failures, has advanced the human condition more than the United States. Conversely, the modern incarnation of Islam has done more than any other culture to destroy civility, freedom and the advancement of humans as spiritual beings. But the President and others on the left, and even some misguided souls on the right, have said that modern Islam is equal to the American culture. If you can't even identify the enemy as an enemy, then you are bound to be destroyed by them. In other words, "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing."

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