Yesterday, Michelle Malkin linked to a couple of pieces that got my attention.
One is a Chris Matthews quote that disturbs me quite a bit. It reads…
In a speech to political science students at the University of Toronto yesterday, the host of the CNBC current affairs show Hardball had plenty of harsh words for U.S. President George W. Bush, as well as the political climate that has characterized his country for the past few years. "The period between 9/11 and Iraq was not a good time for America. There wasn't a robust discussion of what we were doing," Matthews said. "If we stop trying to figure out the other side, we've given up. The person on the other side is not evil -- they just have a different perspective."
I am not getting a couple of things here. How hard am I suppose to work to understand the perspective of a person who is pointing a gun at me and wants to kill me? Who runs three airplanes into occupied buildings? What were the injured in the Tacoma Mall suppose to do, when a man they have never met, who they had not injured in any way, decides he wants to kill them? Talk him out of it? Get him therapy? What?
All you anti-warniks, answer that question. No one possessed the capacity to change the outcome in Tacoma, just as no one has the capacity to change the course of these Islamafascists through cultural negotiation.
There are Islamafascists out there that want to kill us for no greater reason than we breathe air. With these people the Chris Matthew’s option is not an option. This kind of inanity simply fuels the hollow rhetoric of the psycho-babble crowd and pretends that we are engaged in something that is less than a war for our lives, our culture and our way of life. This war was started in Munich in 1972, and it has been fueled by the left leaning MSM, liberals from all nations, and the psycho-babble crowd that would have you blame yourself should you become a victim of one of these terrorist.
Islamafascists are not fighting an ideological war. They are fighting to get air time. And the graver their crimes become, the more the liberal do-gooders in the media feed their cause. And for some crazy reason, the more we come to be blamed. If they don’t like us and our culture they can stay away from us…the same advice you would give a five year old. There is NO excuse for targeting innocents for any reason. No cause is that great, and there is no justice in the end state that the Islamafascists seek…inequality for all but men and those in power, no education for women and girls, imposition of Muslim values on all they dominate, no freedom of thought or speech. Name one export from a fundamentalist Islamic nation other than terror and violence.
I understand their perspective...it has death written all over it.
Quit pandering to the US haters Chris, or get off the air and get on the Jimmy Carter, John Kerry, Cindy Sheehan, Bill Clinton and Jane Fonda “defeat” bus.
A bit farther down she has a link to a Democratic Underground rant that is perhaps the most incoherent assemblage of words without a point I have ever read…it goes on far longer at the site, and offers no more of a point. Excerpt below…
"I am an American, Born and Raised, but I am NOT a citizen of BUSH'S America. I want nothing to do with the country these people have created.
And for those who support them, Let's get Something Nice And Sparkling CLEAR:
Stay The [F***] Away From Me. Stay OUT of my personal space. I want NOTHING from you. I want NOTHING to do with you. I want NOTHING to do with your"vision" of what the world should be.
What DO I want from you?
I will freely admit there are days, and they are becoming more than not, that the Alien at Area 51 in Independence Day and I share quite a common ground on the answer to that question.
And I am NOT apologizing for it.
In the words of the Late, Great Bill Hicks, about the most conciliatory thing I can say for those people at this point is simply this:
The part I do get is that those on the left do not understand the underpinnings of democracies. They do not get that democracies, while inherently imperfect, still provide a forum for ideas. Even though your beliefs may not be represented in the rule of the majority, you can still voice your opinion and work for change through argument and logic. The above, mindless rant calling for the suicide of over half of our current population, shows me that the left in not interested in democracy, but only a slightly different form of domination than the Islamafascists prefer. They are advocating a liberal, but fascist singularity of thought that not only ignores the voice of the dissenter, but silences it as well. The Howard Deans and the mindless ranters such as those above, are damaging our democracy through their threatening rhetoric and their incomprehensible discourse.
Oh, by the way, get over it…majority rules.
Michelle also has a great excerpt today from John O’Neill about not being “Kerry-ied.” Great work Michelle.