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Somebody once said we are all Americans, sometimes born in the wrong places.
On a warm autumn day in 1986, while enjoying beer with my college buddies,
I decided to join my new homeland.

I've come to appreciate the ideals that helped create this great country.
Liberalism, political-correctness, multiculturalism and moral equivalence
are destroying it.

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Thursday, May 19, 2005


A question for 'peace mongers'

In a recent discussion on GroveNet I used a term 'peace mongers' and I used it to disparage a faction on the left who professes that wars are not necessary and that peace can be accomplished through non-violent means.

Peace mongers, like a very well known (in Forest Grove) Peace Studies professor from Pacific University, often give examples of India and the British Empire, South Africa and the Apartheid, the Cold War (which, in my opinion is a bad example because the Cold War included the Korean War, the war in Vietnam and Afghanistan and other smaller battles against the communism hegemony) to show how some past conflicts were resolved peacefully.

Those examples are not all bad. But trying to apply the lessons of those events to every danger we face is suicidal. Some of our enemies are irrational and don't want to compromise. They want us dead because of who we are and not what we do. That's why I call this faction of the left peace mongers: they want us to just commit a suicide in name of some vague principle of the superior peace-making ability.

The events of last week surrounding the Newsweek story show that some people have so much hate toward the western values and so much control over their followers that a small paragraph in otherwise inconsequential magazine can spark violent riots.

So I have a question for peace mongers on GroveNet.

How do you negotiate with people like this guy and his followers?

The following is a snippet from a sermon delivered by Sheik Ibrahim Mudeiris, which ran last weekend on the Palestinian Authority's official TV station:

The day will come when we will rule America. The day will come when we will rule Britain and the entire world - except for the Jews. The Jews will not enjoy a life of tranquillity [sic] under our rule because they are treacherous by nature, as they have been throughout history. The day will come when everything will be relieved of the Jews - even the stones and trees which were harmed by them. Listen to the Prophet Muhammad, who tells you about the evil end that awaits Jews. The stones and trees will want the Muslims to finish off every Jew.
It seems to me that this guy is not ready for any compromise short of pushing Israel into the sea and forcing all westerners to commit a mass suicide or to live in slavery.

And related question for peace mongers is: what if American "artists" start desecrating Islamic symbols such as the Koran the way they frequently desecrate Christian symbols and call it art and some Muslim country asks the US government to make them stop or it will go to war with us? Are you willing to compromise our civil liberties (you and ACLU hold so precious when Bush and Republicans want to make us more secure) to placate Islamofascists?

(BTW, some of peace mongers defend WWII and are offended when Roosevelt's motives are questioned. This is very interesting because some questions do remain. I think WWII was a just war including the two A-bombs and raids over some German cities. If the war in Iraq can result in long-lasting peace in the whole region and in the world, why would we question Bush's motives? Of course, peace mongers deny that peace can be obtained from anything Bush does. Life under Hussein and Taliban was so much more peaceful.)

Isn't that the truth. I was reading Arthur Chrenkoff's blog, and he has you linked. I really like your blog. Good job. Have a great day.
great article.. best of luck.. I particularly resonate with the term "peace mongerer's".
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