Deus le volt?

By Vox Day

Although I do not respond to most of the e-mail which this column inspires, I do read them all. And while I prefer to avoid getting caught up in a continuing dialogue – instead of moving on to new subjects – occasionally a reader will ask an astute question which I believe requires a public address.

A recent question was: Since I openly recognize and condemn the danger posed to American freedom and liberties by the federal government in wartime, how can I possibly lend support to the ongoing wars against Iraq and against violent expansionist Islam? A good question about an apparent dichotomy.

To answer this, it is first important to understand the distinction between the U.S. federal government and the American people. The two are not the same – while their interests may at times run in parallel, they are frequently divergent and sometimes even opposed.

In the case of violent expansionist Islam, the interests of the federal government and the American people are the same. The jihadists have declared war on both parties – indeed, they are at war with the entire Dar al-Harb. This is not a war the American people have sought, nor, interestingly enough, has the federal government accepted the reality of this war, choosing instead to deny its very existence. Thus, the official U.S. stance is that Islam remains a religion of peace even as civilians, women and children are slaughtered around the world on the basis of their non-Islamism.

But it is this war which I fully support, and I only favor the war on Iraq as being an important foundation upon which ultimate victory in the more central conflict will be built, despite the administration’s insistence on making a distinction between these two wars. As with the Israeli debacle at Oslo, it was the failure of the previous Bush administration to finish the first war in the Gulf, combined with the Soviet defeat in Afghanistan and a lack of response to a variety of deadly provocations, which convinced terror groups such as al-Qaida and the Islamic Jihad that America was decadent and would easily collapse before the jihadist onslaught.

While the U.S. government turns a blind eye to the religious element, it is very aware of other threats to its interests. Indeed, the proposed adoption of the gold dinar as a means of settling accounts throughout the Islamic world poses a far more significant threat to the dollar imperialism of the global financial system than all the Islamic terror groups combined. The fact that China has recently opened its first gold market and is following the development of the gold dinar with interest is especially worrisome to the federal government and other fans of the imperial dollar.

But the desire to preserve economic hegemony is no excuse for war. Then again, I do not know that the administration’s real reason for invading Iraq is in defense of the dollar – it is even possible that the Bush administration does not believe its “religion of peace” nonsense any more than I do.

Unfortunately, the administration’s actions last week in ramming the abominable Homeland Security Act through Congress indicates that the federal government is more interested in warring against the rights and liberties of the American people than against Iraq, the Axis of Evil or those who kill in the name of the religion of peace.

Thus, the American people find themselves at war on two fronts, neither of which they have chosen. But the fact that the federal government hopes to rob you of your inalienable rights does not change the fact that violent expansionist Islam seeks to rob you of either your faith or your life.

Evil must be confronted and defeated, one evil at a time. But no people born in defiance of their own parliament, with the scalps of the English monarchy, the Nazi hierarchy and the Soviet oligarchy hanging from their belt, should ever fear it. Furthermore, take heart in remembering that the One who graced us with those inalienable rights is still with us, and is not only greater than those who would steal our rights, but is greater than he that is in the world.