The apocalypse of liberalism

A columnist at NewsMax concludes that we cannot win the war on terrorism—unless we get over our politically correct fear of “racial profiling.” Such fear, we now know, not only played a material role in the failure of government to stop the attack on America, but is still preventing the Bush adminstration from taking effective action to protect us from those seeking to kill us and destroy our society. To show how little has changed over these past eight months, here is the text of an e-mail I wrote last September 29th:

We are now experiencing the apocalypse of liberalism. Liberalism has brought us to this disaster by telling us that discrimination is the worst evil and tolerance the highest good. And, amazingly, now that this horror has occurred and we are in the worst danger of our history, liberals are still trying to make the elimination of any slight or imaginary appearance of “discrimination” against Muslims more important than effective self-defense against our mortal enemies. If this liberalism carries the day, America’s ability to defend itself will be destroyed and so will America.

Therefore, America can only survive if liberalism is destroyed.

But if liberalism carries the day and America is destroyed, liberalism will die too. The parasite will die as soon as it consumes its host. Liberals—which means not just those who call themselves “liberals,” but everyone who accepts the liberal world view, including President Bush —should therefore recognize the stark choice they face. Either liberalism will be allowed to destroy America, and thus destroy itself, or liberalism will be abandoned and America will be saved.

Do liberals want America to survive without liberalism, or do they want both America and liberalism to die? That is the choice.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at June 07, 2002 02:03 PM | Send

I don’t know about that.

This war is against certain elements of radical Islam, which in the minds of liberals could be considered the same thing as fundamentalist or even evangelical Chistians here in the US. Jerry Falwell gave them that opportunity when he said that politically uncorrect thing on the 700 Club. Throw in a few abortion bombings by radicals like the Army of God and they are convinced. Remember, Christopher Hitchens recently said something like “Christianity, Judaism and Islam are the ‘axis of evil’”.

As the war goes on to its new phases, especially if the US is attacked repeatedly and the war doesn’t go well that sentiment could, possibly, grow stronger.

Posted by: John on June 7, 2002 6:18 PM

It’s an interesting point. Certainly there are enough people who want to configure the war as one against “fundamentalism,” meaning any form of religion that’s not simply secular thought poeticized. I would think that will be easier to carry out though if the war goes well, so that they can spin things in the direction they choose and don’t have to appeal to any deep loyalties.

Posted by: Jim Kalb on June 7, 2002 6:45 PM

True but the closest thing in popular memory to a long war that was lost was, of course, Vietnam. And already this war is being called “racist” by the far left.

To slightly contradict myself. In World War II elements of what was considered the far right were defeated prompting action to fight the “fascism at home”.

If the US does use widespread profiling or even deports all foreigners, the left can use that later as evidence about “how we as a society have to go”.

Posted by: John on June 7, 2002 7:55 PM

Er… that last bit there should be “how FAR we as a society…” Sorry.

Posted by: John on June 7, 2002 7:57 PM
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