Monday, March 29, 2004
Those who give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety
-- Benjamin Franklin --
Sunday, March 21, 2004
I don't blame Congress. If I had $600 billion to spend, I'd be irresponsible too.
-- Al Capone --
I don't feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
-- Galileo Galilei --
Saturday, March 20, 2004
It is astonishing what you can accomplish if you do not mind who gets the credit
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidise it.
-- Ronald Reagan --
Wednesday, March 17, 2004
Before Winston Churchill became Prime Minister and led Britain through WWII, many called him a war-mongerer.
I have seen comments on this from a variety of angles already. What can almost certainly be said is the following:
We will probably never know for sure what the outcome of the Spanish elections might have been had the mass-murder in Madrid commited by islamists - and probably in conjuction with their eta brethren - not occured.
What we do know however is that, broadly speaking, the following sequence of events took place:
1. Spanish election date was set for the 14th March 2004
2. islamists commit mass-murder with a very high profile terrorist attack against Spanish civilians just a few days before election day
3. The Spanish people then vote with fairly convincing numbers for the socialist opposition
4. New socialist leader immediately blames the US for the mass-murder commited by the islamist deathcult™ and starts the process of withdrawing Spanish troops from Iraq
The various elements which provide a context in which to place these events e.g. the islamist deathcult™ 'master plan' to exterminate anything that's not muslimist, which of course includes returning Spain to dar-al-islam; the fascist's (a.k.a. socialist's a.k.a. latte leftist's) renewed confidence in openly spewing their virrulent hatred against the US and the "Jews"; the accompanying, automatic, blind 'assumption' that it's "the Iraq involvement" that's to blame for "making Spain a target"; etc. have been and are being widely discussed by many, so I will not comment on these in this post.
What can be said very simply however is that this is not, to put it mildly, the best of messages to be sending to the deathcult™ at this time.
The relevant quotes and cliches are of course:
Advance with bayonet. If you encounter mush, proceed. If you encounter steel, withdraw.
-- lenin --
Also once again:
The primary lesson of history is "Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it"
And in an endeavour not to forget the past, let us remember that many terrorist acts were commited during the last century
1. either well before any conflict had started and resulting in little or no actual retaliatory actions in return - Lusitania anyone?
2. at the onset of the conflict where the attacking party is already waging total war whilst the other party hasn't yet begun to fight the enemy with any means necessary to win - germans waging unrestricted submarine warfare in WWI (which had its reverberations in WWII); Polish cities bombed; Rotterdam bombed; The London blitz and Coventry are some well-known examples
Finally, it is important to realise and remember that terrorism already has been defeated by military means in the past e.g. the British Navy was very successful in the past against the scourge of piracy.
Saturday, March 13, 2004
Dear latte leftist,
Have a read of this:
Evil's Advantage Over Conscience
Or maybe you've already put down your latte and left your local cafe to join your looney leftist friends and the others that give you your opinion and the soundbytes ("The Americans should ask themselves blah blah...) you so blithely repeat, in demonstrating against Spain whilst carrying banners blaming the Spanish for this latest in a never-ending stream of terrorist mass-murders?
The Spanish did kick the moors out of Spain back in the 15th century after all. Very legitimate reason for the islamists to kill as many Spanish as possible now.
Once territory is dar-al-islam (as Spain was before the moors were finally kicked out), it must, as the koran states, never become non-muslimist territory again.
Spain did. Bad Spanish for doing that! They therefore "deserve to die!!". The latte left use that all the time against Israel, Iraq and the US, so you'll be using it against Spain now, no doubt.
Or are you employing your legendary double standards again?
You might not want to forget that the moors were beaten back from Vienna in the mid 17th century. Vienna could be next.
You really must ask yourself why the islamists hate you so much. Your ancestors were horrible to those poor innocent, peace-loving moors with their little toy swords. And the islamists have long memories (see all the references the islamists e.g. bin laden make to these historical events).
Here is some useful advice for you so you can come across as 'hip' amongst your looney leftist idiot friends and the political "discussions" you have in your local cafe whilst sipping frappuccinos:
Do not use the word 'terrorist'. Use terms like "militants", "guerillas", "commandos" or even better, "supporters", "fans" and "enthusiasts".
And of course don't forget to keep referring to terrorists with the evergreen, "victim™"; and naturellement blame it on the evil Bushitler™. And now of course also on the evil Aznarhitler™.
Those poor, peace-loving, innocent, "oppressed" al quaeda and eta "supporters" had no other choice but to join forces and "express" themselves in "fighting back" against the evil Americans™.
And the evil Joooos™ of course. Mustn't waste an opportunity to blame everything on them. The nazis certainly didn't. And their offspring, the looney left, continues to carry that torch with the usual blind socialist a.k.a. fascist pride and hate-filled vigour.
How's your memory of history doing? Still conveniently "forgetting" things like the reason for the Crusades? Have you even bothered researching the Crusades?
Still living in your latte leftist 'everything's nice and sugar and spice' fantasy world?
Or are you still arrogant enough to 'believe' that because you wouldn't do something like slit a few dozen stuardess' and captain's throats and then fly several passenger planes into some office buildings, nobody else would either?
Have you even tried to smell the coffee you drink?