It’s good to see Michael Moore won the Palme d’Or for his unregulated contribution to the Kerry campaign. I think it’s important for America that we raise the level of seething hatred in our public debate from merely seething, to foaming at the mouth lying-our-asses-off-name-calling-drooling-irrational-hatred-level seething.
In keeping with that, John “I never f***ing fall, stupid Secret Service Agent SOB…” Kerry, upon being apprised of George Bush’s mountain biking spill today, said, “what, he took the training wheels off?” According to Drudge, the mass media is mulling over whether to treat it as background – like all Kerry’s F-bombs, or whether to treat it as reportable, as if it was something he actually said. Which he did.
I say ignore it. It’s important that we get Bush out of office, no matter what the cost.
Whoa, big change for me, huh? Well, I see it this way. Like drunks, the U.S. plain doesn’t get it. Or at least half the U.S. doesn’t. Nor does any of the European public. We need to hit bottom and have what the 12-Steppers call a “moment of clarity”. The left won’t sense the gravity of the situation we are in until there is blood flowing in the street. The problem is, we can’t fight with only have the country wanting a victory. We might as well pack it in right now; this is a war we can’t win, with half of our public openly pulling for the other side; or at best urging neutrality as the Islamofascists diligently sharpen the nuclear sword. If we don’t ditch Bush right away, we’ll probably win the next battle or two in the war on terrorism, but we’ll lose the war on Islamofascism when the complacent public elects our version of Nev Chamberlain.
I haven’t totally gone over to the other side. I think as a matter of strategy, that the sooner we have an Iranian nuke attack on New York or Hamburg, compliments of Hezbollah; or the sooner we have an outbreak of some hitherto unknown virus engineered by a fanatic student, which kills thousands; then the sooner we will have that national moment of clarity and realize that we have to deal with these bloodthirsty Islamofascists. If we put it off for five or ten years, and continue to half-ass it in the Middle East, our enemies will grow very strong as we bicker. Better we convince them we are utterly weak, let them attack soon, and then roar back to life. The alternative is that they will husband their forces until they are ready for a really cataclysmic attack.
They are coming for us. It is ineluctable – that whirring noise you hear this summer isn’t cicadas, it’s a whetstone. So it’s better we get bloodied and bruised now, when there is time to recover then when it is too late.
Talk doesn’t work for the left half of this country; history doesn’t work because they don’t believe in it; and nothing we can do could possibly change their tightly closed little lockbox minds. I’m becoming strongly convinced that the only thing that will firm up our backbone, is a big attack or three.
Don’t get me wrong. President Bush is no prize for a conservative or a libertarian, but he is so much better than Kerry would be, it’s no comparison. Problem is, people won’t appreciate being on the right track, until we spend a little more time on the wrong track. Like a drunk that has to hit rock bottom, this country needs to hit rock bottom before heading back to work, after its long vacation from history.
Our success in the so-called war on terror, and the fight against Islamofascism generally, appears to have made us lazy and complacent. For half of this country, it seems 9/11 never happened. For a big chunk of the country, it’s a receeding memory. An irrelevance.
Meanwhile, almost all of our cultural elites (especially the media jackals) think their monied arrogance, along with some striped-pants Foggy Bottom types are going to insulate them from the coming Islamofascist storm. We have a chance to deal with it now, before we have to go to a total war footing – but it doesn’t appear we have the stomach to see it through. To win a war, your country has to want to win, and right now, the only oars rowing this boat are on the right. Oh sure, there are one or two oars on the left, but when you have a trireme with 260 million oars, that leaves you spinning in circles at a dizzying rate of speed. Four more years of complacence and security and no mass casualties on U.S. soil, and the only thing more unjustly slandered than Joe Lieberman’s liberal credentials will be the war on Islamofascism.
Better we should have a President Kerry, stand down our military and security efforts immediately, take an inevitable grievous blow or two, lose a couple cities, and then fight back. At least then, when everybody in the country, or at least a larger proportion of us are hurt bad, we won’t lose our nerve 24 months into the monumental struggle that will probably define western civilization in the same way that the Renaissance, Rome and Greece define it.
I know it’s a terrible thing to say. But when the abuse at Abu Ghraib, most of which occurred on a single day according to this story, overshadows all other news, then our priorities are clearly misplaced. While I think our strategy in the Middle East is pretty good, I think the Bushies have fatally misunderestimated the ability of the media to poison the war effort. They have done so, and what we’re seeing with Abu Ghraib, and the maliciously misreported attack on a “wedding party”, is merely the slipping of an extra dose or two of arsenic into the morning coffee.