You hit the nail on the head!
Submitted by Noah Wilk (United States), Dec 27, 2006 at 20:43
Bert, you hit the nail on the head! Those are indeed the two heads of the snake that is eating away at America. The problem is, what do we do about it? We obviously cannot continue to allow these cancers to continue to eat away at America (and the world) and expect to survive. I believe there are many important steps we can take.
First, elect the Constitution Party to power. That is the only political party in America that truly has America's best interests at heart. The Republicans and the Democrats are simply too corrupted and owned by special interests that are either unconcerned with America's well-being, or outright hostile to us, to be allowed to stay in power.
The Constitution Party would end foreign aid, close our borders, get rid of the UN and other entangling alliances, and take the steps needed to extricate us from our role as Sugar Daddy to the entire world.
Second, we need to reclaim our youth, and that means reclaiming our schools. We have to arrest and deport all these seditious tenured professors and teachers who indoctrinate our kids into hating America. We need to get rid of the silly and dangerous ideas of moral relativism and "celebration of diversity" that are corrupting our children and then force schools to start teaching pride in our country.
We need students to stand and say the Pledge of Allegiance every day before school. We need to get rid of Islamic indoctrination programs in our schools which exist under the guise of "cultural sensitivity" exercises. We need to promote the idea that American society is indeed superior to all others and focus on the truth...that America has given more freedoms to more people than any other society in history. This means a complete overhaul of the public education system.
Third, we need to learn to speak the truth without fear of political correctness, which is a sick euphemism for censorship and lack of free speech. We need to identify Islam itself as the enemy. Not distracting and inaccurate code-words like "Islamists" or "Islamic totalitarianism". But Islam itself. We did not declare war on Nazism or Imperialism in WWII. We declared war on Japan and Germany, period. We did not delude ourselve by saying "Well, it's just 10% - 15% of Germans and Japanese...". We fire-bombed entire cities (Dresden) and nuked others (Hiroshima, Nagasaki) and broke the national will of those countries to continue fighting. And now those countries (Japan moreso than Germany) are our allies. We can give Islam the same choice we gave Japan...unconditional surrender, or unconditional annihilation. If they can become peaceful and civilized, we can be friends. If not, they have to die.
Fourth, we need to fight wars the way warriors fight wars. War is about killing the other side until they surrender unconditionally, until true victory is achieved and actual peace can be established (witness again Germany and Japan in WWII). You accomplish that via overwhelming and utter victory. You do not achieve that by dancing around with appeasement and treaties and broken promises from an enemy whose religious duty it is to lie to us.
Fallujah should have become a desolate, uninhabited wasteland years ago. Instead, the terrorist Al-Sadr has the largest Muslim terrorist militia in Iraq and is still a threat to peace. Islam believes we are weak because we are weak. We need to let them know that we're tougher than they are. That we'll skin a terrorist alive and then pepper spray... if need be to extract information without a hint of hesitation, regret, or apology. Waterboarding should be declared standard initial interrogation procedure for all terrorists. We should not cry over our tactics or argue about them, but rather should resolutely and loudly proclaim that we will use everything in our arsenal to defeat the threat of Islam. If this means engaging in true and actual torture (and again, by "torture" I do NOT mean forcing them to listen to loud Brittany Spears music!), , ...or even the threat of using nuclear weapons to take out Mecca, Medina, and various Islamic population centers, then that's what we declare we are willing to do. And when need be, we do it, and we admit freely and without guilt that we've done it and will continue to do it. The namby-pamby way we fight wars these days will doom us to failure.
Fifth, we need to start holding countries accountable. Syria and Iran are sending fighters, weapons, and terrorist material into Iraq to try defeating the USA. Why are Damascus and Tehran still habitable cities? We should give them one stern warning to get their noses out of Iraq and set a very, very short time limit (ie days, not weeks or months) and if they refuse, we should take out Tehran and Damascus to let them know we mean business. Then we re-issue the demand with the threat of heavier retaliation. Saudi Arabia should be given a choice...stop exporting and fomenting anti-Americanism and Islamic terrorism or we will destroy you and take your oil for free. Period. Like all bullies, all you need to do is pound one into the dirt and the others all fall in line.
Finally, America needs an enema! A true purge of the subversive elements. We need to get rid of Islam in the United States until such time that Islam becomes a peaceful, civilized religion that fully accepts other religions and reforms itself to the point where they endorse American culture. Anyone who does not want to be American needs to get out. All the illegal Mexican squatters need to be forced out of our country, and they can take all of their legally residing apologists with them. America is for Americans, not for foreign squatters who want to impose their inferior cultures on ours. Those who do not want to assimilate and swear true allegiance to America need to leave.
Until we can accomplish these lofty goals, we are going to lose. We need to reclaim pride in America, we need to start recognizing that America is unique among all other countries and societies in history and ensure that she survives into the far future. We've seen the misery and mass death and squashing of freedoms that comes with adherence to communism, socialism, tyrannies, theocracies, and other forms of government. If America falls, there will be no bastion of hope for human dignity and true freedom. Mankind will indeed enter a new dark age.
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