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Another post Kennedy assassinations observation

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Submitted by Homefront (Australia), Dec 13, 2007 at 07:42

Dr Pipes,

A pertinent observation in the light of the assassination of JFK by a communist and his brother Robert by a Palestinean is that the Kennedy's as liberals held the singular distinction of being despised by both the far left and Islamists. Modern liberals are keen to avoid this trap and have aligned themselves with the aforementioned such that the best interests of their own countries count a very poor second of are of a tertiary concern.

Modern liberalism likes to think that its capitulation to totalitarians from all corners will result in some kind of Heigl antithesis and synthesis - kind of like the combination of western and eastern symphony orchestras in the Led Zeppelin song "Cashmere". The reality is though all they have earnt themselves is a stay of execution. If the neocons are defeated - and indeed we are in retreat electorally around the world - then the no 2 on the Islamist checklist of people to attack is their liberal left wing allies.

The variety of the pathologies promulgated by the liberal left is multitudinous and manifold from multiculturalism, moral relativism, declining birthrates in the glorification of non procreative sex (polymorphic perversity), the routine characterisation of patriots as Nazis, glorification of brutal and misogynistic tribal cultures that the west built over, saying todays terrorists are tomorrows heros. I can think of two incidents that stand out today in Australia as watershed examples these gifts liberalism has granted us. Prior to the Coalitions defeat in Australia one of the wets (left wing conservative) staffers showed up at a conference which was attended by a Colonel in the Australian SAS. When question time came around the Afghanistan campaign veteran was asked why he chose to go to war - when he said he had no choice because he was in the army the staffer said he was using the "Nuremburg" defence of orders from a superior officer then.

Not to digress too far Australia is likely to be a no free speech zone over the next few years with a maze of tribunals regulating and enforcing multicultural orthodoxy. These were established by small l liberals in the Australian Labor party and will likely be maintained with relish and mustard given we have nothing but the ALP in power at all levels of government today. Being a neoconservative in Australia will be for the concievable future like being a protestant Huguenot in the 1600s under King Louis XIV of Frances reign after the edict of Nantes.

Returning to the original subject of the Kennedy's and in conclusion one might note that both JFK and Robert Kennedy understood that certain conflicts did not involve the Heigl notion of antithesis and synthesis they were instead clear pugilistic contests with two sides - a winner and a loser. This notion is absent from modern liberalism except insofar as they seem to have entered into a crusade against neoconservatism that is plainly pugilistic. They continue to think that our dispute with Islam is simply a miscommunication or misunderstanding. I think the Muslims understand us only too well - hence their successful strategies - the real issue is whether in the years to come we will come to understand them. I suspect when we do it might be too late.



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