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September 11, 2006

Plain speaking

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Say what you like but never fault these men for their subtlety. It is September 11 and five years on. There is a point at which the noble tributes risk producing a memorial-forgetful history; as if the horror of that morning is made any less possible today or tomorrow by fine words alone.

So here is a big "fuck you" from me to all the jihadis, islamists, silent "mainstream" Muslims, conspiracy theorists, carpet-baggers, opportunists, apologists, appeasers, bleeding-hearts, the entire tottering edifice of the mainstream media, people who blame the Crusades, people who blame the Jews, the people who never taught us our own history, the people who cannot be bothered to teach themselves, the people who who offer pious lectures of respect for a faith that would cut off my head and enslave every woman I have ever loved, right-wing zealots and left-wing zealots and with a special raised middle-finger to every free man and woman who thinks this is somebody else's problem.

Also, France.

It has taken us centuries of hard work to break out of our own Dark Ages; there is no reason to import someone else's in the name of a suicidal tolerance. And no excuse not to rouse ourselves from the comfy place by the fire to protect what our ancestors fought and died for. What they left for us by way of a free gift which is bonus and extra; that gift being Liberty. History has only asked some additional sacrifice of us once every generation or so. It is not much to ask considering the alternative.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at September 11, 2006 06:37 AM

Comments

I wrote something with similar sentiments. a few days ago.

Posted by: Andrew Ian Dodge [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 11, 2006 07:13 AM

One of the absurdities of the article you quote is its failure to suggest rampant anti-Americanism in the UK could lead to genocide against Americans. This despite the fact of repeated threats to do just that directed by the usual suspects. I have yet to hear an American President call for genocide against anyone on Earth, let alone Muslims.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 11, 2006 08:12 AM

in the name of a suicidal tolerance

Great line in a great piece.....

Posted by: JohnAnnArbor [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 11, 2006 09:22 AM

You have put it exactly right. We must be angry against those who would take freedom and be more aware that it is not a given. I also think we should be called to do something each towards that end. Some sort of civil defense of the principles we live by.

Posted by: Alan McLeod [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 11, 2006 10:54 AM

"So here is a big "fuck you" from me to all the jihadis, islamists, silent "mainstream" Muslims, conspiracy theorists, carpet-baggers, opportunists, apologists, appeasers, bleeding-hearts, the entire tottering edifice of the mainstream media, people who blame the Crusades, people who blame the Jews, the people who never taught us our own history, the people who cannot be bothered to teach themselves, the people who who offer pious lectures of respect for a faith that would cut off my head and enslave every woman I have ever loved, right-wing zealots and left-wing zealots and with a special raised middle-finger to every free man and woman who thinks this is somebody else's problem.

Also, France."

Ahhhhhhhhh. Nothing like a good, gratuituos swipe at the surrender monkeys. Like a fine brandy, there's always room for one more!

Posted by: John of Argghhh! [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 11, 2006 03:38 PM

I really can spell gratuitous. Honest.

Posted by: John of Argghhh! [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 11, 2006 04:36 PM

I am never one to overlook France when it comes time to roll the credits.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 11, 2006 05:48 PM

Dead on Flea....

But along with the "no fight" French I'd send a big fuck you to the "balanced" media. A media which would come to a grinding halt in an Islamic nation.

Posted by: Jay Currie [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 11, 2006 06:08 PM

I think my "fuck you" to the entire mainstream media includes both the balanced and the imbalanced but your point is well taken.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 11, 2006 06:24 PM

Pitch-perfect, and a nicely concise list of the bad guys in Islam and their Western enablers. Definitely including the French.

One reason I'm getting increasingly pessimistic about this struggle is that the American response to the jihadists only looks robust compared to Europe's suicide attempt. On its own terms, the response has been pathetically halfhearted, and even that is way too much for at least a third of the population. Apparently a great many people in the West simply don't believe there are values worth fighting for, or even defending. The prevailing cultural mindset seems to include a whole slew of memes that are guaranteed to wipe out their hosts, and I'm not sure how we fight the infection.

Posted by: utron [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 11, 2006 06:53 PM

You had me at "Also, France."

Posted by: agent bedhead [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 11, 2006 11:08 PM

rampant anti-Americanism in the UK could lead to genocide against Americans

Stop reading the Guardian and its ilk. Most Britons are not anti-American; its just the left that is overwhelming anti-American (mostly because they hate Jews and the US supports Israel). When I mean left I do not mean centre-left I mean the traditional left.

Posted by: Andrew Ian Dodge [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 12, 2006 03:23 AM

Damn, that was great.

Posted by: Jim - PRS [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 17, 2006 09:05 PM

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