Speaking Of Units

August 14, 2006

Gentle Fausta makes a further connection.

The world of analysis can be an exhausting, lonely, tough slog. It can wear you down and leave even the best of therapists cold and detached.

Of course, every now and thn there is the ‘dream patient,’ the one who is so nuts that even the best, most somber and professional therapist can barely contain themselves. They want to treat that patient, just for the bragging rights.

These are the kind of patients that make the treating therapist a legend (and the cockatil party star at every psychiatric convention for decades) as he or she hold court, recount the dysfunction and therapy and exaggerates both, for decades.

And now, the tale of Pricasso.

Sydney – The 10th anniversary Sydney Sexpo opened on Thursday with what has to be a world first – an on-the-spot portrait by a “penile artist” of a “genital origamist”.

Artist Tim Patch, who prefers to be known as Pricasso, uses his penis as a brush to execute surprisingly good portraits in acrylic paint.

His subject, Justin Morley who goes by the professional name Alan Length, uses his penis as a puppet, creating everything from hamburgers and windsurfers to the Loch Ness Monster and the Eiffel Tower.

They were the starring acts as the four-day Sydney Sexpo got underway at the former site of the agricultural Royal Easter Show, with a record crowd of more than 55 000 expected to tour the vast halls.

Stands offer an extensive range of sex toys, specialist lingerie, aphrodisiacs, breast and penis enlargement, and bad puns.

‘Puppetry of the Penis’ show

Morley, 33, has been in the business for some time, having achieved international renown alongside his brother when they toured the United States in 2001 with their “Puppetry of the Penis” show.

Pricasso, however, is a neophyte in the world of penile art, having taken it up on a dare from a woman friend at a party last New Years’ Eve.

A father of four who studied furniture design when he failed to get into a fine arts course and then spent most of his life as a builder, he now paints portraits for about $200, with a Sexpo special price of just $75.

He is a modest, almost shy man, whose efforts to embrace a showbiz persona extend to saying he believes he is the world’s only penile artist, but if not, he’s “certainly the greatest”.

“I still do a bit of building to subsidise my meagre income as a struggling artist,” he told AFP, adding that his eldest son thought he had a “fantastic job”.

Pricasso’s budding showmanship also extends to his outfit, all in silver – a top hat, a long “flasher-type” coat with trouser legs which start at the ankles and end at the knees, and nothing else.

“I was embarrassed to start with,” he said before stripping off the coat to paint Alan Length, fully dressed in cape and bare legs. “It sounds really weird but if you see it being done it doesn’t look too bad.”

He’s right on both counts. With show organisers, journalists and scantily-clad women milling around at the media preview, his naked brushwork, using a palette on a low stand and holding the canvas in his hand, soon seems weird but not too bad.

So what did the trail-blazing penile puppeteer Alan Length think of his portrait by the newcomer to the artistic potential of the penis?

“Not bad, considering he did it in 10 minutes,” he said, with perhaps a trace of penis envy.

Morley, makes a living from penis puppetry – which he calls “dick tricks” – offering performances at women’s “hen’s nights” and at sports club fundraisers.

What does his girlfriend think of his job? “When I leave she says ‘Good luck with the show, don’t let them touch’.”

Does it get any better than that?

For a 5 point increase in your IQ, see Dr Sanity’s Ahmadinejad And The Paranoid Style. She comments on the 60 Minutes interview with Iran’s president, and likens him to a fictionalized true life character.

There is a scene in the movie A Beautiful Mind, where the mathematical genius John Nash has wallpapered his office walls with literally thousands of pages from newspapers, magazines, and other sources purportedly to demonstrate linkages. The room is total chaos; a giant complex spider-web of insane conspiracy, that accurately reflects the disorder and confusion in his mind. But he has kept most of this locked away from the view of others. To others, he appears complex, persuasive, sure of himself and often brilliant. It is not until his collegues enter his office and find the disordered nest of all his insane connections do they understand the extent of his illness.

Read Dr Sanity’s post. It really is destined to be a classic blog post- an example of a critical eye looking beneath the surface.

There is another must read post, today. Shrinkwrapped, in A Questionable Assumption, takes a more sweeping look at the events of our time. He questions conventional wisdom and what is often left unsaid:

The common assumption, overtly made by the left and tacitly accepted by the right, is that the Islamists are inherently weaker than the West and therefore, do not pose an existential threat to the West.  In other words, neither side of the political divide believes the West can lose this war.  This belief animates much of what passes for strategic thinking.  There is a clear difference in how both sides assess the current threats.  The Left is unable to take the military aspect of the war with any seriousness.  They do not see Iran as being a particular threat to anyone and worry much more that if the Western powers fight back aggressively, even with the limited weaponry we have thus far brought to bear on the Islamists, we will only succeed in alienating more and more young Muslims and creating more enemies.  I think this is wrong and that there is nothing we can do to prevent the growth of Islamism, but the position is at least defensible.

On the right, the assumption leads to such disconnects as the Coalition forces fighting in Iraq and Israel fighting in Lebanon using techniques that can only be seen as “warfare-lite”.  Worse, despite all evidence and provocations, there seem to be minimal efforts to address the source of the problem, Iran (and to a much lesser extent, Syria)…

I believe that, in practice, the assumption that we can meaningfully effect the course of Islamic totalitarianism short of full scale war is unwarranted, and whether our policy is controlled by the left or the right, any actions short of full scale war will only delay the final confrontation.  I also do not see any way to square the circle.

The Islamists are at war with us.

That’s called upfront and in your face thinking- and Shrinkwrapped’s post is a must read.

SC&A will make one observation that we believe are relevant to both fine posts. Iran and Syria are pulling strings in the region because there are strings to be pulled.

Hizbollah is an effective proxy for Iran and Syria because there is little, if any consequence for their behaving in any other way. If the cost to Hizbollah and Lebanon becomes so high, they will no longer be proxies of evil and as such, much of the influence wielded by Iran and Syria will be muted.

If Lebanon- and for that matter, the Palestinians were made to pay a high enough price, the influence of Iran and Syria would be rejected.

As Shrinkwrapped notes, war isn’t pretty, or romantic or noble. The Germans found that out when their unconditional support of Adolph Hitler resulted in the relentless bombing of German cities and towns. It was then that Germans understood that maybe National Socialism wasn’t such a good idea after all.

If the Lebanese see their future with the racists and bigots that are Hizbollah, well, so be it. They are free to be as ‘enlightened’ as any other Arab totalitarian regime. If they insist on exporting their bigoted ideology, well, Israel will only be too happy to experience more of Hizbollah’s ‘Great Victory.’

As we noted earlier,

Yesiree, Hizbollah has won a great victory. With the support and to the joy of God (who no doubt intended for the bombing of Lebanese towns and the deaths of so many Lebanese as part of the Hizbollah victory), Southern Lebanon resembles a moonscape, southern Beirut has been turned rubble and the parts of the Lebanese infrastructure has been obliterated. The 30,000 Israeli troops that will remain in Lebanon are a symbol of Hizbollah’s great victory.

There are such documented instances of  ‘mob mentality,’ mass hystria and mass delusion.

The great tragedy is that these kinds of dysfunctions are clearly in evidence in parts of Lebanon and throughout the Arab world- and it is these kinds of dysfunctions that will keep the Arab world in the stone age, unable to share the values of civilized society.

Congratulations, Lebanon!

August 14, 2006

Congratulations Lebanon! is the message sent by Hizbollah to the people of Lebanon.

Supporters of the terror group were seen passing out leaflets to cars heading south on the Zahrani highway, which connects the hard-hit southern cities of Nabatiyeh, Tyre and Sidon.

“Congratulations to you on the big victory, with the support of God, the mujahedeen (holy warriors) and your patience,” it read.

Yesiree, Hizbollah has won a great victory. With the support and to the joy of God (who no doubt intended for the bombing of Lebanese towns and the deaths of so many Lebanese as part of the Hizbollah victory), Southern Lebanon resembles a moonscape, southern Beirut has been turned rubble and the parts of the Lebanese infrastructure has been obliterated. The 30,000 Israeli troops that will remain in Lebanon are a symbol of Hizbollah’s great victory.

Drunk with their victory, no doubt Hizbollah and the Lebanese can hardly wait to inflict more damage on Israel and seek an even greater victory? What kind of Lebanese would not want to see more of his country in ruins or destroyed entirely, as the Israelis are brought to their knees as they were now?

Mercifully, those are the real beliefs of only a few, all rather unbalanced idiots, drunk with denial and with a healthy allergy to reality. As with most mentally unbalanced people, they have no idea how ill they really are. They insist their delusions are reality.

Despite news of the ‘big victory’ there is no word from Hizbollah as to how much of their 100 million to 200 million dollar budget they will be contributing to the reconstruction efforts.

Don’t be surprised to hear they are budgeting for more victory leaflets.

We had posed a question to Gagdad Bob. Below is his answer.

Taken in the context of current events, his remarks are relevant, cogent and they are a remarkable accurate distillation of reality.

Last question from Sigmund, Carl and Alfred: “Why have the Jews survived? Do they really need us, or do we really need them?”

These questions are at the core of the cataclysm that is occurring in the world’s consciousness today. As I have said before, this war is not just ideological, or about power, territory, resources, or any other tangible entity. Rather, this is a war that is taking place on a deeply spiritual level within the collective consciousness of the world. You needn’t believe me when I say this. Rather, just apply it to the situation as you would any mundane academic theory and assess it’s explanatory power. In my view, the models and story lines we are given my the MSM and by the usual leftist academics are ridiculously inadequate to explain what is going on.

Israel is surrounded by enemies, both literally, in the form of her bloodthirsty Arab neighbors, but ideologically as well. Many on the left are openly questioning Israel’s right to exist, deeming it an “historical mistake” (Richard Cohen) or the source of all Muslim grievances–as if Muslims wouldn’t simply be at each others’ throats if Israel were obliterated, or as if Israel has anything to do with Muslim violence in the Philippines, Darfur, Malaysia, Canada, India, Singapore, et al.

At bottom, the conflict between Israel and her enemies is easily explainable, and yet, this simple explanation exceeds the boundaries of human reason properly so-called, since it is infra-rational in its nature and infrahuman in its consequences. In other words, the explanation is not “beyond reason” but prior to it. Quite simply, it is because the enemies of Israel are absolutely steeped in lies. They believe things about Israel that are not only untrue, but cannot possibly be true, to such an extent that the word “lie” is hardly sufficient to describe the phenomenon.

In this case we are not simply referring to “erroneous information,” or to something that is susceptible to being corrected. Rather, we are dealing with an ontological and spiritual lie that is at the foundation of the very personality–and, by extension, culture. You might even say that we are dealing with “the father of lies,” in the sense that it is a primordial lie that then perpetually generates its own lies. Therefore, it doesn’t matter how many lies you dispute on the surface, because a new one will rise to take its place. One can well understand why the Passover Haggadah–the special prayer book for the Passover Seder meal–says that “In every generation there are those who rise against us to annihilate us… ” Those are always different people but representatives of the same spiritual force.

Grotesquely anti-Semitic scholarship is routinely produced by the academic left–for example deconstructed historical narratives that blame Israeli actions for the irrational hatred directed it. But this worthless scholarship does not actually prove anything to anyone, any more than ideologues such as Noam Chomsky or Howard Zinn proved that the United States was responsible for the Cold War. Rather, the only purpose of this propaganda is to serve up chicken soup for the anti-Semitic assoul. Anyone in their right mind knows that a Juan Cole is not a scholar, but that he simply fills a marketplace need for anti-Semitic “product.” In that regard he is more analogous to a pornographer, satisfying the market for anti-Jewish lust.

Let’s take the example of Mel Gibson. I don’t care about him as a person, and I have no interest in his particular case. Rather, I want to dispassionately focus more on the content of those things he uttered in his drunken rant. Where did they come from? How could such ideas even exist? But they do exist, and they have existed from the foundation of the world. It is not about the Jews, but about what the Jews represent and symbolize. Because of what they symbolize, they attract and literally generate their opposite, like a myth to defame.

“F*****g Jews… The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world.” Again, not only untrue, but impossible. On the other hand, because of the thought-blocking effects of political correctness, it seems as if people are incapable of making the banal observation that Islam is quite literally responsible for almost all of the wars in the world. As Samuel Huntington observed a few years back in his Clash of Civilizations–and this was eight years ago, before the horrors that have been unleashed since 9-11–Muslims were participants in twenty-six of fifty ethnopolitical conflicts, and two-thirds to three-quarters of intercivilizational wars: “They also have had a high propensity to resort to violence in international crises, employing it to resolve 76 crises out of a total of 142″ between 1928 and 1979. Huntington concluded with the colorful statement that “Islam’s borders are bloody, and so are its innards.” But try saying that in a typical leftist university, and your career will be as dead as Mel Gibson’s.

Again, Israel is hated because its enemies are not just liars, but so immersed in the Lie that they might as well be demon-possessed. Consider the charter of the PLO, which reads that Zionism is a “constant source of threat” to the entire world, “racist and fanatic in its nature, aggressive, expansionist and colonial in its aims, and fascist in its methods.” It is “strategically placed” to combat Arab liberation and progress. During a typically psychotic televised sermon, a Palestinian cleric taught that among the evil deeds of the Jews was the Holocaust itself, which was “planned by the Jews’ leaders, and was part of their policy” (courtesy of the indispensable http://www.memri.org).

Similarly, the demonic charter of Hamas informs us that wealthy Zionists have taken over “control of the world media… they stood behind World War I…. They also stood behind World War II…. They inspired the establishment of the United Nations and the Security Council… in order to rule the world by their intermediary” and “liquidate Islam.” I am sure that most Americans don’t even have a clue about how desperately sick in the soul these people are–including their morally twisted allies and supporters, such as CAIR.

One wonders if the average anti-Semite even knows that there are fewer than 15 million Jews in the entire world, which represents just .227% of the population. Look at Afghanistan. It’s probably safe to assume that they are just as anti-Semitic as any other Muslim country, and yet, there is exactly one Jew living there. His name is Sy Goldberg, and he is very lonely and frightened. And yet, he has complete control of Afghan banking and media, and nobody can get a decent pastrami on rye without going through him.

In a column a few months back, Dennis Prager cited perhaps the most tragic statistic that haunts the human race. Throughout history, so many Jews have been murdered for being Jews, that “While the world’s population is about 30 times larger than 2,000 years ago, the Jewish population has barely doubled. Had Jews been left alone to procreate at the same rate as others, there would be about 180 million Jews in the world today.”

“So what,” you might say. “People are people. It’s a tragedy when anyone dies.” Yes, but not all tragedies are equal in their cost to mankind. No one but their immediate families would mourn if all of the Iranian mullahs, Saudi princes, and CAIR spokesholes dropped dead tomorrow. But in a recent post, I cited the evidence of Charles Murray, whose book Human Accomplishment demonstrates how, in nearly every important human endeavor–biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, medicine, visual arts, literature, music and philosophy–Jews are staggeringly over-represented given their small numbers. In mathematics the actual-to-expected ratio is 12:1. In philosophy it is 14:1. In physics 9:1. In medicine and biology, 8:1. Remember, these ratios are not just measuring the raw numbers of doctors, scientists and artists, but the number of truly great and significant ones.

So, what has the world lost due to its Jew hatred? Who knows? A vaccine for the AIDs that is killing tens of thousands of Africans? A key insight into the mathematical structure of the universe? A new source of energy? A cure for cancer?

Satan–or whoever is responsible for the primordial rebellion against the light–couldn’t be more pleased. Few things further his interests more than anti-Semitism.

Israel doesn’t have the right to exist. Rather, it has the obligation to exist–not for her sake, but for ours. And yes, for the sake of the genocidal fanatics who wish to destroy it, for the sun shines even on the wicked. I mean, even Juan Cole and Pat Buchanan like polio vaccine, right?

*****

Nine out of ten jejune, tendentious and crackpot psychobloggers agree:

“Failing to support Israel is not a sign of mental illness; it is a sign of ethical, moral, intellectual, legal, religious, and characterological bankruptcy, however; but thats just my opinion.”

(See Clans Of The Alphane Moon- a Shrinkwrapped must read- SC&A)

*****

Related: Islam’s Useless Idiots:

“Islam enjoys a large and influential ally among the non-Muslims: A new generation of “Useful Idiots”…. This new generation of Useful Idiots also lives in liberal democracies, but serves the cause of Islamofascism—another virulent form of totalitarian ideology.

“Useful Idiots are naïve, foolish, ignorant of facts, unrealistically idealistic, dreamers, willfully in denial or deceptive. They hail from the ranks of the chronically unhappy, the anarchists, the aspiring revolutionaries, the neurotics who are at war with life, the disaffected alienated from government, corporations, and just about any and all institutions of society….

“Arguably, the most dangerous variant of the Useful Idiot is the “Politically Correct.” He is the master practitioner of euphemism, hedging, doubletalk, and outright deception.

“The Useful Idiot derives satisfaction from being anti-establishment. He finds perverse gratification in aiding the forces that aim to dismantle an existing order, whatever it may be: an order he neither approves of nor he feels he belongs to.”

Read it all.

Let’s clear up a a few misconceptions.

In the western democracies, the current Arab-Israeli conflict is seen to be about ‘resistance’ against Israel, support of the Palestinians and mythical ‘Arab pride.’

The Arab world has no such illusions. Like the Palestinians and Hamas, they know exactly who and what Hizbollah is. They are fully aware of the Hizbollah agenda. They are after all, ideas that are not unfamiliar. In fact, Nasrallah has remained consistent in his ideology:No recognition of Israel and no negotiations for peace and security. Only the elimination of the State of Israel will do. That, and the elimination of Jews. Like generations of Arabs that preceded them, Arabs today are continuing a long tradition of Jew hatred- that one and only endeavor at which the Arab world has excelled.

On October 22, 2002, Hassan Nasrallah told Lebanon’s Daily Star, “If they [the Jews] all gather in Israel, it will save us the trouble of going after them world wide.” — from the National Review Online.

From CAMERA: “If we searched the entire world for a person more cowardly, despicable, weak and feeble in psyche, mind, ideology and religion, we would not find anyone like the Jew. Notice, I do not say the Israeli.” (New Yorker, Oct. 14, 2002)

“Martyrdom operations – suicide bombings – should be exported outside Palestine. I encourage Palestinians to take suicide bombings worldwide. Don’t be shy about it.” (Washington Times, Dec. 6, 2002)

“Just like Hitler fought the Jews, we are a great Islamic nation of jihad, and we too should fight the Jews and burn them.” — Hisham Shamas, political science student, at a symposium hosted by… Al-Manar TV at Lebanon’s Université Libanaise, November 29, 2005 (from the New York Sun, July 26, 2006).

I would like to draw your attention to the danger of the [political] entity that stole Palestine [i.e., the state of Israel], the cancerous growth, the infectious microbe, the entity that knows no limits, that spreads wherever there are Israelis and every place where a remaining shred of the Talmud can be found or where a Jewish rabbi takes a seat … There is increased hope for the realization of the divine pledge of destroying this cancerous disease ” (Al-Manar, May 7, 1998).

To our chagrin this year [1998], the 10 th day of Muharram ['Ashuraa' - the most revered Shi'a holy day commemorating (through personal acts of spilling blood) the martyrdom of Imam Hussein in 680 AD, the founding day of this Muslim sect] fell close to the 50 th anniversary of the bitter and tragic historical catastrophe, the founding of the state (i.e., Israel) of the descendents of apes an d pigs, that is, the Zionist Jews” (Al-Manar, May 7, 1998).

“The source of all the great catastrophes visited upon this region is the existence of [the State of] Israel. As long as there is a state called Israel there will always be catastrophes. It is a cancerous growth. If we ignore the fact that there is a cancer in our body, by the time we discover it, it may be too late… There are those who have cancer but think they have the flu… When cancer is discovered it must be dealt with bravely and it must be excised. Some [parts] of the body and its blood must be sacrificed so that the whole body may be made well ” (Al-Manar, April 9, 2000).

What do the Jews want? They want security and money. Throughout history the Jews have been Allah’s most cowardly and greedy creatures. If you search the entire face of the earth you will not find anyone more miserly than the Jews or more greedy than they” (Al-Manar, September 28, 2001).

Zionism controls the decision-making centers of the United States and aspires to the destruction of the Muslim holy places… The danger is that this mosque [Al-Aqsa] will be destroyed, that the Talmudic Zionists are trying to break down its doors, especially now, when what is known as Messianic Zionism makes the decisions in the United States, which, like Talmudic Zionism, seeks to destroy Al-Aqsa and to rebuild Solomon’s Temple in its place” (Al-Manar, November 29, 2002, part of Nasrallah’s speech, given on the Iranian-oriented, Islamic occasion of Jerusalem Day originally initiated y he late Ayatollah Khomeini).

“Jews invented the legend of the Holocaust,” the leader of Hizbullah, Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, said on April 9, 2000. During an appearance on Al-Manar on February 3, Sheik Nasrallah called Europe’s leading Holocaust denier, Roger Garaudy, “a great French philosopher.” On February 23, Sheik Nasrallah appeared on Al-Manar and praised another leading European Holocaust denier, David Irving, for having “denied the existence of gas chambers.”

Any argument that makes Hizbollah into anything but a racist and hate organization is absurd. It is nothing more than the equivalent of the Nazi Party or the KKK, with their schools, camps and social service organizations. One can only imagine the Hizbollah school and camp curricula and the ideologies and social services provide as they attempt to breed and indoctrinate the new Arab ‘ubermensch.

Consider this: This long awaited ceasefire (Hizbollah has already stated they will not be a party to the agreement. They say they will not disarm and they will not move north of the Litani River) will resolve nothing. It will only delay the inevitable- and that delay will in the end, cost more lives and more suffering. Until we disabuse ourselves of the notion that this is a conflict between moral equivalents and treating them as such, we in the west are guilty of perpetuating the conflict.

We in the western democracies are either incapable or unwilling to accept the truth- that we are hated simply for who we are and not for anything we have done.

War has been declared on Israel, the United States, Europe and in fact, on all Christendom, a radical segment of the Islamic population. That is not an exaggeration. The Christians in East Timor or the Philippines, for example, can bear witness to that truth. The events of 9/11 and terror attacks in London, Madrid and elsewhere only highlight how fortunate we have been- many terror plots have been foiled- and many thousands of lives have been saved.

Incredibly, despite those saved lives, there remains a huge part of the population that remains in denial. They refuse to come to grips with this war. They believe in ‘if only’ this or that were different, the problems will go away. They do consider that ‘if only’ has very little bearing and meaning to whole societies that have been inculcated with hate. A simple ‘if only’ will have no bearing on their beliefs, often distorted religious views that have assumed a life of their own.

Because this war is different than any other war we have known, we are witnessing an upending of reality. The ‘progressives’ refuse to see or acknowledge the current reality, instead wishing to preserve a past that is not relevant. The ‘conservatives’ on the other hand, are ahead of the curve. They see quite clearly the dangers ahead. The ‘progressives’ of today look at Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez as if they themselves have ‘discovered’ their populist ideologies (this is the intellectual equivalent of disco). In their hubris (and stupidity) they see these models of failed ideologies as the future- that is how detached they are from reality.

Why is there so little clarity and so much confusion for so many people? Mostly, because after decades of failed education, there is now a generation that cannot think. When an issue or problem remains ill defined and unclear, it must be because the issue or problem doesn’t exist. For many, math doesn’t exist unless there is a calculator.

In the past, enemies were defined by nationalities, uniforms and a central command. Now, the enemy wears no uniform, is of no particular race or country of origin. We cannot bomb the enemy in his home because there is no home to bomb. All the while, the principal target of terrorists have been civilians- not civilian targets, but civilians themselves. This new war is confusing. For some, this isn’t a war al all.

Historically, the underpinnings of war have been about land or expansion of power, usually for economic gain. This war is different in that the ultimate- and stated goal- is the destruction and subjugation of entire peoples. In fact, in not understanding or realizing we are fighting a war, we are allowing those who would subjugate us, a free and unimpeded run at the heart of western civilization.

By their actions and words, Hizbollah has made clear that negotiating with them, or any other terror organization, is an exercise in futility. Terrorists that hide behind civilians, attack non combatants as a matter of course and policy, are not moral equivalents. We cannot deal or negotiate with those that do not share the same morality as our, as equals.

The current UN negotiated ceasefire makes no sense. Hizbollah has not renounced it’s stated goals and objective and refuses to disarm. There cannot be a diplomatic solution to political problem when one side refuses diplomacy as a viable option, choosing only death and destruction as it’s guiding ideology. Even if Hizbollah were to somehow accept the morality of the civilized world, Israel and the west would still be facing Syria and Iran and the ongoing Al Qaeda inspired terror would not go away.

Imagine the Allies in WWII attempting to negotiate a ceasefire with Hitler’s Nazi Germany- a ceasefire that would allow the Nazis to remain in power, allow them to retain their weapons and in effect, their government. Imagine Roosevelt, Churchill or De Gaulle consenting to leave the entire Nazi and Axis political hierarchy in place. It is inconceivable to think that we would have accepted anything less than the total surrender of the evil that had taken over Germany and Japan. Those ideologies of those nations that had sworn to destroy us and the freedoms we hold dear, had to understand there we would tolerate no ambiguities and there would be no misconceptions or anything that might otherwise be interpreted as an acceptance, even in part, of what they stood for. Surrender would be unconditional and not subject to negotiation. There would be no dignity afforded the evil.

And yet, that is exactly what the UN agreed to do with their unanimous Security Council ceasefire resolution. In doing that, the UN has refused to acknowledge the immorality of Hizbollah and the terror they deliberately inflict on innocents. Their bestowed legitimacy on Hizbollah is the equivalent of their giving that same kind of legitimacy to Hitler and the Nazis. What should be a clear and unequivocal understanding of good and evil has been deliberately obscured.

There are times waging war is an act of peace. Had the nations of Europe in 1939, bombed Berlin, 50 million lives would have been spared.

How many 9/11′s or blown up airliners will it take before we realize that this war is real? How long can we pretend the reality will go away ‘if only’ this or that, and we click our heels together three times?

The western democracies are not perfect- unlike their detractors, who claim their ways and ideologies are perfect. Our detractors, from within and without, righteously point that out.

Of course, anyone is free to believe what they wish. That said, when they start exporting their beliefs via terror and war, that changes the ground rules. Further, there is no moral equivalency to exporting terror and death to liberating a people from the grip of tyranny. None.

Every attack on a civilian in Israel or Europe is an attack on us. The sooner we acknowledge that, the sooner we can defend ourselves in the best way possible.

Freedom is worth defending. Roosevelt and Churchill understood that. They understood the menace posed by the ideology of evil. There need be no moral ambiguity when it comes to facing down those, who in their own words, ‘will finish the job Hitler started.’

Make no mistake- the Jews are the canary in the coal mine. Anti Semitism was only one agenda of the Nazi party, a single plank in their ideology.

Make no mistake about that.

 

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