Thursday, June 30, 2005
Secret Liberal Plan Discovered!
"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight; nothing he cares about more than his own personal safety; is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better persons than himself." — John Stuart Mills
Unfortunately, this quote all too well describes what we're seeing and hearing today from the left in America, and in many western cultures today. The collective memory is so selectively short as to the results of inaction when faced with real and demonstrated threats. The morally bankrupt have succeeded in indoctrinating millions of lost travelers into the naive and simplistic pattern of thinking that all we have to do is be nice and it will be sunshine and lollypops for everybody. For these well meaning but lost souls the concept of evil is relevant to ones culture and history and actually, the only real evil is thinking that there is a clear definition.
I found a great example of this pollyanic thinking on a site that magically keeps a running tabulation on the costs of the war in Iraq, and then offers you comparative domestic programs that could have been helped with that money, obviously being wasted on Bushes illegal war. One interesting figure shown on this site said that as we had spent, $180,216,200,496 on the war on terrorism, we could have hired, 3,123,169 new teachers for 1 year. WOW! Think how smart our kids would be in just 1 year! And our military could come home and probably do community service or something useful.
Or I had a better idea. Why don't we bring our military home and then send the 3,123,169 new teachers over to Iraq and Afghanistan to teach the insurgent terrorists about the beauty of western culture and how we should all get along? I think this would work out perfectly. And it would only take 1 year! Just imagine how beautiful it would be. Instead of hearing car bombs the worst sound heard would be the squeak of chalk on the blackboard, and the clickety clack of computer keyboards feverishly composing term papers about the evils of imperialistic nationalism as dictated by the horrible George Bush. I can just imagine the first day of class.
"Hello, excuse me? Terrorists, insurgents? My name is Ms Johnson. Please take off your suicide belts and come into class. Mohamed, will you please stop blowing up that car and put your IED away? You can work on that in your new happy skills class later. My life partner and I just came here from Spain where we were forever joined as wife and wife. And we are very happy to be able to share with you the beauties of western culture and how we should all get along.
Ok, first we're going to learn about personal hygiene and a thing called toilet paper. This can be used instead of your left hand, even in modest cave dwellings. Oh, wait a minute, my life partner just informed me that if we bought all of you toilet paper to take back to your caves, we would be enriching the evil capitalist pigs at Proctor and Gamble and contributing to the destruction of our mother's resources, our friends in the forest. OK, never mind, I guess your hand will have to do."
Yup, that'll work just fine. Hey, maybe that's the plan that John Kerry always said he had, but never told anyone about. Sorry Senator, I didn't mean to blow your surprise!