Tuesday, July 12, 2005


The motive behind the London bombings: "The post-modern liberal mind cannot make sense of terrorism -- why would anyone want to kill women and children? What would drive someone to do such things. Surely, our political system can provide a safe outlet for their grievances. Don't we have departments of multiculturalism? Don't we give foreign aid? Don't we have racial affirmative action? .... Such a response does not understand the terrorists. To understand them is simple, if terrifying: Read their writing and listen to their speeches. They want the world to be ruled by sharia law, where the only constitution is the Qu'ran. They want a theocracy, like Afghanistan was and Iran is, where infidels are killed, or kept in a state of submission, called dhimmitude. Read Osama bin Laden's speeches, not those of his lawyers and psychologists in the media. Like Hitler's Mein Kampf, bin Laden is plain about his intentions. There was no half way, no compromise, no win-win possible with Hitler. The Jews didn't do any one thing in particular to him -- he hated their very existence. The West didn't do any one thing to bin Laden that caused his hate -- other than to live freely and outside his authority. Sixty-five years ago, Britain understood Hitler was evil, and responded with Spitfires, not psychologists. Here's hoping Britain today has the same clarity of thought."

Australia's treasurer points to bias against conservative churches: "Treasurer Peter Costello yesterday lashed out at the hypocritical treatment of churches in politics, saying conservative churches were seen as sinister while Left-wing clergy won nothing but praise. Mr Costello strongly defended the Hillsong Church from charges it was "a danger to democracy". The Treasurer supported the mass-member Pentecostal worship in Sydney's outer suburbs against establishment churches. He said Left-wing leaders within the Anglican and Uniting churches were given more credence on social issues than conservatives from organisations such as Hillsong. "Everyone goes around and says, 'well we are worried about the influence of the Pentecostal churches'," Mr Costello said. "You know, they might get involved in politics, but we will defend the right of Anglican Archbishops to engage in politics. And the difference is the general view in the media is a churchman is entitled to speak on a social issue as long as he has a Left-wing perspective."

Commo-loving black "Democrat": "Congressman Charles Rangel-a frequent, forthright defender of civil liberties on national television-has long been a paladin of black political and human rights in this country... Because of his record, I was surprised when-as nonviolent Cubans had the courage to gather in Havana on May 20 for the first public mass meeting for their freedom during Castro's 46-year dictatorship-Rangel was among the only 22 members of the House of Representatives who voted against a resolution (392 in favor) supporting this "historic meeting." Then, as noted in last week's column, Rangel attacked American politicians who "refuse to give the [Castro] government the respect that it deserves." And he dismissed the Cubans defying the dictator-who, in 2003, locked up for long sentences more than 70 dissenters".

Radioblogger is an interesting site. Go there for all your transcripts of Leftists making fools of themselves on air. I liked this excerpt from an interview with Ronald Reagan junior -- who made the usual Leftist claim of "no connection" between Saddam and terrorism. Christopher Hitchens replied: "When I went to interview Abu Nidal, then the most wanted terrorist in the world, in Baghdad, he was operating out of an Iraqi government office. He was an arm of the Iraqi State, while being the most wanted man in the world. The same is true of the shelter and safe house offered by the Iraqi government, to the murderers of Leon Klinghoffer, and to Mr. Yassin, who mixed the chemicals for the World Trade Center bombing in 1993".

There is an article from last year here that traces the origins of Al Qaeda back to the Arab Nazis of WW2

That abuse expert and mini-Chomsky, Brian Leiter, has just copped another well-deserved blast for his anti-intellectualism. Leiter's highly intellectual response was to "out" his critic as homosexual. Charming!

For more postings, see EDUCATION WATCH, GREENIE WATCH, POLITICAL CORRECTNESS WATCH, GUN WATCH, SOCIALIZED MEDICINE and LEFTISTS AS ELITISTS. Mirror sites here, here, here, here and here. And on Social Security see Dick McDonald


That power only, not principles, is what matters to Leftist movers and shakers is perfectly shown by the 2004 Kerry campaign. They put up a man whose policies seemed to be 99% the same as George Bush's even though the Left have previously disagreed violently with those policies. "Whatever it takes" is their rule.

Leftist ideologues are phonies. For most of them all that they want is to sound good. They don't care about doing good. That's why they do so much harm. They don't really care what the results of their policies are as long as they are seen as having good intentions and can con "the masses" into giving them power.

The Big Lie of the late 20th century was that Nazism was Rightist. It was in fact typical of the Leftism of its day. It was only to the Right of Stalin's Communism. The very word "Nazi" is a German abbreviation for "National Socialist"

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