Thursday, August 05, 2010

The Threat to liberty is not from Islamic gangbangers

Doug Newman at The Fountain of Truth is one of those rare practicing Christians one can truly admire. He has no truck with foolish believers in "My country, right or wrong" idolatry, or the immature ranters of USA! USA! Newman knows a warped Christian mind when he encounters one. That audacious warmongers invoke the name of Christ in their deathly causes angers him.

On his blog he reflects on this country's misguided actions centered around the 9/11 attacks, as well as the fall-out from the proposed Islamic center in lower Manhattan, and offers some provocative points:

• It has been centuries since a Muslim country conquered a non-Muslim country. The Islam world is militarily irrelevant. 911 was not a military invasion, but a suicide attack. The hijackers are all DEAD. You cannot take over a country, force everyone to speak Arabic, impose Islamic law, etc., when you are DEAD!
• A few thousand gangbangers who do not even control the government of Afghanistan are not going to come and take over the mightiest economic and military power on earth.
• When you station troops in 130 countries and throw your weight around militarily the way America does, don't complain when a lot of people hate you. And when you start wars with countries that haven't done anything to you and kill countless thousands of innocent people, don't complain when people hate you. You reap what you sow!
• Our liberty is not at all threatened by "radical Islam," but rather by the establishment that has ruled this country for close to a century. The greatest threat of all comes from the millions of Americans who have allowed this establishment so much power with no regard to the consequences.
• In the Great Commission - Matthew 28: 18-20 - Jesus tells us to "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." He doesn't tell us to bomb the crap out of countries that have never done anything to us and kill countless thousands of innocent people!
• The proper, moral, constitutional response to 9/11 was a Letter of Marque and Reprisal, that is, a warrant to go after the specific perps. It was NOT to start wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, threaten war with Iran, attack Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia and - are you cluing in? - kill countless thousands of innocent people!
• Millions of Christians are so biblically illiterate that they are easy prey for the Falwells, Hagees, Robertsons, Dobsons, etc., and their promotion of aggressive war as Christian. You reap what you sow and when you live by the sword, you die by the sword.

An afterthought
It sure doesn't take much to get those "easily led" evangelical types stirred up, does it? Just a few well-placed, inflammatory words from their trustworthy talk show host leaders and the stuff hits the fan – even to the point of suggesting the burning of another religion's holy book. Holy cow! Never mind the ethical issues here, how do you get this simpleminded?


Anonymous said...

If you were living in Western Europe, Mrs. Wright, I'm pretty sure that you would take the Islamic threat much more seriously than you're doing here.

Anonymous said...

On the contrary, I follow closely what is happening in Europe regarding the Muslim invasion, an invasion that never had to be. If you take a look at my post This isn't Holland anymore, and Doing away with those British Anglos, you will see that I consider this turn of events horrific.

From LePen to Pim Fortuyn to Wilders, I applauded their tough line on immigration, especially in regard to Muslims -- although there's nothing pretty about watching the rest of the Third World inundate European countries. What can one think about white Europeans who would allow sharia law in any form whatsoever? And who would allow foreigners to come to their shores and run for political office, thus using the Europeans' very institutions to gain political power over them? It leaves an onlooker speechless.

The current post that you're commenting on deals with the manner in which the U.S. mishandled the 9/11 events. Two buildings were destroyed by a consortium of embittered, angry people, who should have been hunted down, one by one, as criminals. There was no earthly reason (although plenty of twisted political ones) to treat this as an invasion by a foreign government and then go stomping into three and eventually four countries. There was no invading army, so the perpetrators could not have imposed their will upon us. That is Doug Newman's point.

I agree with Newman that if we continue our hubristic bullying around the world, and continue to wipe out thousands of innocent souls, many of whom have never heard of the United States, we're going to bring a lot more monstrous deeds down on our heads.

We in this country are in the clutches of a band of religious zealots who are just as creepy and undesirable as any zealous Muslim. And just as mentally unstable, as they talk in terms of wiping out the infidel. They happen to call themselves Christian, but nobody knows what they really are.

I have been asking since forever, what kind of genius does it take to know that you do not open your borders to representatives of another civilization? Islam is a another civilization. Muslims come to plant their way of life, not absorb somebody else's. Europeans have known this for centuries, and at one time behaved accordingly. If there is any group for which there should be a quota, it is, indeed, Muslims, since they let you know their aims up front. If there is any group that should be bribed to leave a land, it is Muslims.

But, let's face it, the brains of Europeans and Americans have been totally overtaken with this multicultural stuff, which has become a new religion, and so now all we can do is wait for the clash.

Anonymous said...

Sir: Just like libertarians are few in number relative to the general population, so are Christian libertarians few in number relative to Christians as a whole. Nevertheless, we are continually growing, and we are winning the war of ideas within the church because what we offer stands only with God and the rights of man. The other side gets to stand only with politicians. Which is more compelling?