Friday, January 27, 2006

Bad

This is not going to be a link-rich post. No attempts at irony or cleverness. Things are bad. Very bad. Hamas. Iran. Suicide threats against Denmark. Riots and assaults in Australia. The inevitability of an attack in Italy. A Syrian puppet of a near-nuclear Persia. And Europe ... poor sad Europe. If America is the progeny of European culture, then we have reached a point where Europe is our invalid grandparent, bedridden and incapacitated.

I don't know any more than you do. This is a purely emotional post, not based on evidence or logic or anything tangible I can point to or use as a basis for an argument. But I feel that we are due for bad things. We here in the US have had four and a half years without a domestic attack. I'm sure that some of that is due to our security services but let's be honest, we've gotten lucky. The Enemy is patient and thorough. They are working, planning, preparing. We are overdue and unready.

But it isn't the domestic threat that disturbs me. I'm not worried by the situation here or there or in any one particular place. What haunts me is the big picture; the global impression that the Enemy is on the move while we stick our fingers in our ears and lie to ourselves that islam means peace and that it's been hijacked by an extremist fringe; the general sense that Western civilization is brittle; that we will earn our redemption only through unimagined suffering; that we will defeat the Enemy only by losing a part of what we cherish.

Blood, sweat and tears. And, yes, still more blood.

6 Comments:

Blogger Pastorius said...

I feel the same way as you do. We are surrounded on all sides; militarily, economically, and ideologically. And yes, we are sticking our fingers in our ears and closing our eyes. But, here's the thing, Thomas. There are only two ways we can lose this war;

1) through a slow process of gradual dhimmification

2) if the terrorists are able to aquire many, many small nukes AND smuggle them into the country.

I honestly don't think the enemy is wise enough to sit back and slowly dhimmify us. I think that as always happens with evil, they will get greedy, and they will jump the gun.

So, do you think they can aquire enough small nukes to completely annihilate America, and cause us to not retaliate with nukes on the entire Middle East?

Because, you can be assure that there is a military plan in place on our part that if we are attacked in such a way that the result will be the proverbial "middle-east turned to glass." And, you can be assured that there are many American generals who are willing to do it.

Thomas, humnan nature does not change. Ethnic and cultural nature, being expressions of human nature, do not change very quickly. The appearence of change is due to ideological fads. Underneath our exterior of human rights and Democracy, the West is just as animalistic as it always has been. We are barbaric people. We will tear these peoples skulls from their bodies with our bare hands if we have to.

Why do you doubt that?

8:01 AM  
Blogger Pastorius said...

Also, I miss your posting on IBA.

8:07 AM  
Blogger Pastorius said...

I linked to your post and commented at CUANAS as well.

8:47 AM  
Blogger Thomas the Wraith said...

I'll get back to IBA when I manage better writing. And yes, under our sophisticated veneer we are stil the armies of Alexander the Great. I do not doubt we will win but I fear that the price will be high. I feel nostalgic for the present because once they force us to fight in earnest, our society will lose many of the traits that I love. I identify with authors and composers from just before WWI. The Brits and the French won that war but the price was very steep.

9:13 PM  
Blogger Pastorius said...

Ok. Now, I understand you. Isn't Mahler amazing. He saw the 20th century and predicted it in his symphonies. They're hard to listen to, but so true.

And yes, I am concerned about us losing some of the best parts of what we have worked so hard to build.

But, this has happened before, and we will find our way. The main thing is, they will not beat us.

9:27 PM  
Blogger Charles Martel said...

if the terrorists let off a nuke in America - then all bets are off. You can say goodbye to Mecca for starters.

lets face it - all they've done is knock down two skyscrapers in New York. its not much. they are weak. we'll win in the end. we always do - freedom is something that ALL human beings just like. its natural.
we will win this war.

3:58 PM  

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