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Pessimism is a dead end.

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Submitted by MelM (United States), Nov 3, 2006 at 01:54

I've thought a bit about this for myself because I see so little positive in the ideas and actions of the West's intellectual and political leaders. As I've posted elsewhere, I don't think the real WOT has even started yet (from our side anyway) and I don't think Bush wants to start it.

But, we can't surrender to the terrible things that look so likely. We must spend our energy keeping them from happening. If we don't, we'll lose for sure. Who knows, maybe some weasel in the State Dept. will read something you write and a brain cell will engage. Perhaps even a politician will decide that he'd make points by sucking up to the "Save America from Jihad" crowd. But, it'll never happen if we don't make noise. Anyway, this is why I'm doing the best I can to set aside my pessimism--there's nothing to gain by it..

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