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Back in the late 1970s when Jimmy Carter was president, many such as myself found it disgusting that our government was telegraphing weakness abroad and that the political left was ingraining cowardice into Americans’ worldview, specifically in their efforts to transform us into people who regularly defer to our enemies and against better judgment. Then, in November 1979, the Iran Hostage Crisis came about, and regular Americans were reminded that we did have enemies in the world.
Immediately after the bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, public speculation began as to the cause. Although it was – and remains – more than a tad irritating, the conjecture by members of the establishment press as to the possibility of the culprit being the tea party or a tax protest group ought not have been unexpected.
Circumstances being what they have been in recent years, many on my side of the political fence considered the possibility of Islamists having carried out another attack. After all, bombing does fall within the modus operandi of jihadists, who continue to call for “death to America” across the globe, whereas neither the tea party nor tax protest groups have blown up anything.
In addition to that, there is the abysmal foreign policy and national security record of the Obama administration and its clandestine ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. In fact, last month, House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul and subcommittee members were moved to inquire of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano as to why DHS had extended a trusted traveler program to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This program allows “expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States.”
One would think that such a measure might be appropriate for travelers from Japan or Great Britain – but Saudi Arabia? Obviously, this seemed somewhat untoward, given that 15 of the 19 men who hijacked American planes on Sept. 11, 2001, were from Saudi Arabia. In the weeks before the Boston attack, many expressed concern that such action might lead to our increased vulnerability.
In the hours after the bombing, an irate tweet (on Twitter, obviously) complaining of my “already blaming Muslims” resulted in a sarcastic response on my part that we should kill all Muslims (because that’s typically their favored disposition toward Americans).
Well, the dhimmi world went wild on Twitter, let me tell you. (For the uninitiated: Dhimmi is an Arabic term that refers to a non-Islamic population that lives within lands conquered by Islam.) Hours of some of the foulest and most threatening tweets ensued. Attempts to compromise my Twitter account and hack my website were made.
“Right Wing Watch,” the “Huffington Post” and other left-wing outfits carried the story of my online utterance, most leaving out the fact that it was sarcasm. This led to even more outbursts of unbridled liberal dhimmitude, as well as attacks from people identifying themselves as Muslims. Late in the afternoon, an attempt was made to SWAT me. This involves an anonymous telephone caller placing a bogus 911 call to local law enforcement and relating some dangerous scenario, usually involving firearms, in order to get a SWAT team to respond and harass the target (or worse). Due to circumstances I’m not at liberty to get into yet, this essentially backfired.
I suppose this raises the valid question of whether I might have “known better” than to say such a thing even sarcastically, knowing that there are people who get paid to sit around in their skivvies all day, scouring cyberspace and the airwaves to see if anyone such as myself happens to say anything that might be used to discredit them.
All in all, I’d have to say that the answer is “no.” The Pandora’s Box of irrationality was opened long ago; the sentiments exist, Islam is on the march, and these are far more dangerous than any of my sarcasm.
Here, the lesson learned is that, in the short span of time since the 9/11 attacks, the left has inculcated an almost religious deference and solidarity toward Islam amongst a substantial segment of Americans. Their zealotry now resembles that of many radical Islamists themselves and requires that any discussion of Islam or America’s difficulties therewith be handled oh-so-delicately, lest these people lose their damn minds. Consequently, with the suitable opportunity present, the left is able to marshal legions of mindless dhimmis to dedicatedly defend those who wish to subjugate us.
I am certain that most of these people don’t even know what a dhimmi is, or how they’ve been intellectually compromised. So they are naturally unaware that this process is being quietly celebrated among those “peaceful Muslims” who reap the benefits brought about by their more enthusiastic brethren. The information they receive is cherry-picked by the same agencies that intend to render us as many of the Europeans who joined in on the Twitter fun this week: unarmed and cowering in their homes while radical Muslims run roughshod over their countries, yet defending Islam at every turn.
To hell with that, I say.
It is important that we know the extent to which many of our fellow citizens have been indoctrinated into this suicidal worldview. Despite the interpretations of my words and liberals’ tiresome claims that the right is prone to violence, we know that with very few exceptions, violence is the way of the left (as well as Islamists). This also gives rise to curiosity as to what evil deeds large numbers of these dhimmis might be willing to do if properly motivated. As we have seen relative to the Occupy movement, violence – whether throwing rocks, Molotov cocktails, or engaging in recreational rape – is a natural progression.
In the end, of course, this is just another case of the words of someone on our side (as it were) being manipulated to malign and discredit, whereas our enemies and those on the left – whether in the press, politics, entertainment, or elsewhere – are allowed to say whatever dangerous, irresponsible, malicious, slanderous things they like with impunity.
For the record, I still maintain that Islam is, by its nature, wholly incompatible with Western society. I analogize liberalism, which is promoting this dhimmitude, to Stage 3 cancer in America’s body politic. For the record: While killing people is definitely undesirable, that is what war tends to be about.
And we are at war – just study the history of Islam, or ask any Islamist.