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Submitted by Geoff (Canada), Sep 12, 2010 at 18:06

I've always maintained (and will continue to do so) that history is our best teacher. Never had civilization have so much information on hand to help with making the right decisions on issues as today, and how sloth and a 'too-liberal-a-conscience' can make incredible disasters happen.

9/11 isn't just an American tragedy: it's a message to all of humanity spanning the globe, that we can no longer remain ignorant of global issues...or even allow someone in power to be naive in believing that all is fine when it is not.

We now know of islamic intolerance, and the muslim hate of anything un-islamic; the enemy has been revealed (from radicals in the desert, to doctors and engineers living "quiet lives") and is now in everyone's spotlight; the West, however, with the dignity befitting human conscience, continues to tolerate islamic intolerances (killing Christians and other faiths, denying churches to be built in islamic countries, treating non-muslims with disdain...) while muslims make a HUGE fuss over burning a book.

There is a dark cloud hovering above: it's not just about a new Cold War of Religions; it's about the naivety of those who are too liberal to admit the ever-looming threat of another two-sided confrontation.

I just don't know how far back in history we should go to witness similar circumstances: a thousand years, five hundred, seventy? We won't go too far back, but at least let's revisit the Nazis for a moment (I know, it's an unsavory memory, but we do live in unsavory times!):

When Hilter and his Nationalist Socialist Party were "playing nice" while pushing the envelope for more European concessions, the European allies missed the chance to see the ever-present danger looming ahead because "liberal thinking" was too lax to control a growing problem.

It all ended up into WWII, with millions of dead and a billion memories of gloom and doom that nearly changed the world into a cesspool of racist dictatorship.

And this in just one example...!

Today, our generation believes that "we know better" and that "our sophistication will protect us"...Boy, we surely kicked ourselves in the teeth with 9/11 !!

War, treachery, and hate will always be around regardless of our level of advancement. Nothing wrong with progress, but there is indeed something wrong with relaxing our guard against liberal thinking that can (and will) endanger my freedoms, culture and children now or future generations.

So you want to 'play god', that you 'know better than the generations before?' Then I say to the liberals who are soft on islam: stop being ignorant and naive...and look at history (if you didn't fail the course in school)!

Read their history, their "accomplishments" and get to know the enemy before you decide to make him a friend!

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