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Winning the "War"

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Submitted by Rory Ward (United States), Sep 13, 2007 at 02:50

Historically, the West has overcome Islam militarily, but not ideologically, leaving Islam as a determined, learning opponent. Meantime, the Left has finally succeeded in infiltrating key parts of the Western media and government, putting Western societies into a sort of dangerous drowsiness, unable to react, or even perceive an obvious threat clearly.

The core of this is that, through control of major media, the Left now redefines language to deny opponents an argument, causing well-reasoned positions to be couched in meaningless, self-contradictory hot-button terms like "diversity" and "multi-culturalism". The public forums are all tied up in such gibberish, allowing Leftists in government to impose their Stalinist policies behind a facade of more gibberish which no one can contradict. The Left has, by redefining language, has effectively removed the power of speech on which free societies depend.

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