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Bush on Israel: Hearburn for all

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Submitted by Indurare (United States), Mar 4, 2003 at 15:43

Mr. Bush is not only conflicted on foreign policy, but domestic policy as well. To understand a politician or any public figure's character one must follow this principle:You are your bromides.

Mr. Bush practices the following bromides: "You are your brother's keeper. Turn the other cheek. Judge not least ye be judged."

The left follows a secularized version of this nonsense using the Marxist/Fascist version: "From each according to his ability and to each acording to his need." This covers the first two. Then political correctness admonishes one not to judge any culture as superior to another. This covers the last one. Both positions are identical in result and are bankrupt.

These put into practice by both political parties over the last fifty years culminated in the destruction of the World Trade Center and the brutal destruction of 3,000 innocent lives.

Mr. Bush's problem and the problem with the world is epistomological. They defiantly reject reason as the only human means of cognition in favor of faith, feelings, instincts, or any other mystical means of non-cognition that can be dreamed up. By not accepting reason to the exclusion of all else one is either conflicted with the values of Western Civilization like Mr. Bush or actually at war with it like the whole Muslim and environmentalist world.

In Mein Kampf Hitler states:"Trust your instincts, your feelings, or whatever you like to call them." Or as he said to Hermann Rauschning: "We are now at the end of the Age of Reason."

Yet it was Jefferson and the Founding Father's who discovered the foundation for peaceful existence and knew the foundation of that value began with cherishing the rational faculty, "Fix reason firmly in her seat and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of God; because if there is one, he must more approve of the homage to reason, than that of blindfolded fear."

Reason must be accepted as the only means of cognition and to the exclusion of all else. The Muslim attack on America originated from religious ferver-the rejection of reason as an absolute. If our leaders accept a non-sensory, non-rational means of cognition even a little, then they accept the enemy's position and they court the destruction of the Western World.

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