Collectivism, Cultural Marxism, Transnational Progressivism, Post-Modernism, Environmentalism are welcomed much more warmly in one party than in the other. The same can be said for Patriotism, Constitutionalism, Federalism and Capitalism. One party has many members who believe that OUR country is a force for good in the world, and is worth defending, and honors our defenders. One party has many members who believe that OUR country is the focus of evil in the modern world, that we deserve it when OUR cities are attacked and OUR countrymen are killed, and support our troops when they shoot their officers.
Those are my words from a few days ago. Now I find David Gelernter in The Weekly Standard has said what I was trying to say. My favorite lines excerpted below:
It’s time for Americans to ask some big questions. Do leading Democrats want America to win this war? Have they ever?
Of course not–and not because they are traitors. To leading Democrats such as Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, Al Gore and John Edwards, America would be better off if she lost. And this has been true from the start.
Appeasement, pacifism, globalism: Those are the Big Three principles of the Democratic left.
Liberals are loyal to philosophical abstractions–and seek harmony with the French and Germans. Conservatives are loyal to their own nation, and seek harmony with its Founders and heroes and guiding principles.
It is incomprehensible that the administration so rarely discusses the moral side of our achievement in Iraq.
If you believe in appeasement, defeat in Iraq would show that we were wrong to stop talking and start fighting. If you believe in pacifism, defeat would demonstrate that war is futile even if your motives are good. If you believe in globalism, defeat would suggest that we should have acted strictly in concert with world opinion. In short, if you do believe in appeasement, pacifism, globalism (and many leading Democrats do), your wish for defeat is no evil or traitorous urge. It is merely logical.
It also, of course, contradicts traditional Americanism right down to the ground. Americanism is the set of beliefs that has always held this country together in its large embrace. Americanism calls for liberty, equality, and democracy for all mankind. And it urges this nation to promote the American Creed wherever and whenever it can–to be the shining city on a hill, the “last, best hope of earth.”
I’m a Conservative. Always have been. I consider myself Patriotic. I believe in American Exceptionalism. I think Political Correctness/Cultural Marxism and White Liberal Guilt and Postmodernism and Transnational Progressivism and Anthropomorphic Global Warming are all bullshit. That makes me an enemy of the Left. I am really not a Bushie, nor am I an enthusiastic Republican, and I don’t really buy the Right Wing – Left Wing political spectrum, but I will not accept defeat in the Global War On Terror, and anybody who will is walking on the fighting side of me. UBL and Zawahiri have been channeling MoveOn.org lately. There are moonbats having die-ins on my TV spewing verbal diarrhea about matters of which they have not a freakin’ clue. These people, and those who share their ideology, are the domestic enemies against whom I swore an oath.
These enemies must be opposed, nonkinetically, lawfully, without laying a hand on them. Their ideas must be made ridiculous, their ideologies thrown upon the ash heap of history.