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Impaled on the horns of a very big dilemma

Reader comment on item: [The Abu Ali Case and] Balancing Liberties, Security

Submitted by Darwin Barrett (United States), Mar 1, 2005 at 19:52

If you side with the left, and put civil rights above all else, you will eventually lose this country to those who will use those rights to further their totalitarian agenda.

If you side with the right, and put aside civil rights in order to defeat the terrorists, you have compromised the basic values upon which this country was founded.

Either way we lose, and believe me, the totalitarians, communist, socialist, and Islamist, are acutely aware of this dilemma. They are feeling boldly empowered by the world conflict and its potential to defeat the Western Capitalist system.

The leftists have joined this battle because it has the potential to finish the task which they were unable to complete due to the breakup of the Soviet Union. The Stronghold of the left is the Intellectual, Academic, and Mass Media communities, and although a minority, they have a lot of control and influence. They are the purveyors of Political Correctness, which from an idealist's point of view is noble, but from a practical point of view allows the corruption of the status quo.

Is there a middle ground? Probably not. The only thing that is permanant is change, and there is no rule that says a civilization, culture, government, or country has to last forever. The only thing that can preserve the status quo, is a majority that has the will to preserve the status quo. If that will is lacking in the US, then the next decades may see the passing of the greatest system this earth has known since the beginning of recorded history.

Not all Democrats are Communists, but all Communists are Democrats
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