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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

No Government Can Stand Against its People

There's a myth that is perpetuated by many people.  They claim that the US caused the overthrow of one country or another, or that our support of this or that faction caused some strongman to take control of some nation.  Often they point to Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan as proof.  These people seem to think that we have some omnipotent, or at least virtually irresistable power over others.

But history has shown over and over that this isn't true.  Viet Nam couldn't be controlled, nor could Korea. Yeah, but they were supported by the Soviets and the Chinese is the response.  What about Iraq?  We had to invade and occupy the place with a huge army to topple Saddam Hussein, even though we destroyed his army ten years earlier.  

And what about Cuba?  We've tried everything to discredit Castro.  We even supported a proxy invasion at one point.  The communist regime and cult of personality is still very powerful there.

Now look at this video from Iran.  Government motorcycle thugs are being beaten by angry mobs.  If the people of a country do not wish to be ruled by a certain faction, then there is no way for the faction to remain in power very long.  They only stay because the people lack the courage to unite and take control of their own fates.  This video is an example of what happens when they have that courage.  I wish them well.  And let this serve as a warning to all governments, even ours, if they ever lose the restraints of power.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

B. Hussein was elected because . . .

 . . . most of the people voting for him don't remember what life was like under Jimmy Carter.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Rushdie and now Westergaard

The animals that make up much of modern Islam (excluding some very civilized places) will never stop until they succeed in murdering Salmon Rushdie and Kurt Westergaard.  Rushdie wrote a satire of religion and Westergaard made a famous cartoon of mohammed with a bomb in his turban.

Westergaard got attacked yesterday by an axe wielding animal.  Does anyone think that they'll stop attacking him?  

I wonder when the civilized nations of this world will finally understand that the threat to civilization will not go away and will not subside.  In fact it is only likely to grow until we get serious about countering it.

We are in a new era.  Most of the country is still living in a posture that we could indulge in only after the Second World War where most countries adhered to some form of desire to be civilized.  That era is gone, though many politicians in this country and others are blind to it.

I hope we can figure out what we're up against before it's too late.