09 January 2006

Still Want To Be Friends?

Victor Davis Hansen speaks for me with regards to Europe:

So criticize us for our sins; lend us your advice; impart to America the wealth of your greater experience — but as a partner and an equal in a war, not as an inferior or envious neutral on the sidelines. History is unforgiving. None of us receives exemption simply by reason of the fumes of past glory.

Either your economy will reform, your populace multiply, and your citizenry defend itself, or not. And if not, then Europe as we have known it will pass away — to the great joy of the Islamists but to the terrible sorrow of America.

Read it all.

2 comments:

flamer said...

Wow, what a bunch of anti-arab sentiment and american imperialistic propoganda.

I especially liked:

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Your courts indict American soldiers, often a few miles from the very military garrisons that alone protect you.
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Huh... as if American soldiers are free to commit crimes because of their status as "protectors."


I tire of reading pieces by authors that write from fear and boast of the rightousness of their proposed ideas/actions because we are "at war."

It's bullshit.

Like this near the end of his piece:

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But the choices are not so starkly bipolar between either chauvinistic saber rattling or studied pacifism. There is a third way, the promise of muscular democratic government that does not apologize for 2,500 years of civilization and is willing to defend it from the enemies of liberalism, who would undo all that we wrought.
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Calm down, little man.

--flamer

OctaneBoy said...

Oh, come on, it's not anti-arab, anti-Muslim, anti-brown people, anti-non-wasp, blah, blah, blah (it IS anti-cultural suicide), and Hanson is not literally campaigning for criminal imunity for US soldiers oversesas. The point is that Europe is on a century-long march to self destrustruction, and we (the US) would rather that not be the outcome.