CAN THE WEST (THE FREE WORLD) WIN AGAIN?
CAN WE WIN THIS WAR AGAINST ISLAMIC IMPERIALISM AND THE MOSLEM DRIVE TO MAKE US SUBMIT TO A STIFLING IDEOLOGY OF SEXUAL REPRESSION AND DICTATORIAL ASCETICISM*?
* asceticism = Practice of the denial of physical or psychological desires in order to attain a spiritual ideal or goal.
CAN THE EUROPEANS (NON-MOSLEMS) RECOVER THEIR HERITAGE OF SAVAGE WARFARE, AND AGAIN BECOME WARRIORS?
AND HOW ABOUT THE AMERICANS? CAN AMERICA RECALL ITS NO-NONSENSE ATTITUDE TOWARDS THOSE WHO WANT TO ENSLAVE IT?
CAN WE RID OURSELVES OF THE CREEPING DESIRE TO PLEASE, TO INCORPORATE THE INCORPORABLE INTO OUR SOCIETIES THAT HAVE ADVANCED FAR BEYOND THE STAGNANT, STALE IDEOLOGY OF DEATH AND INTOLERANCE THAT THREATENS US?
WE DESCEND FROM WARRIOR TRIBES AND CIVILIZATIONS WHOSE SAVAGERY, CRUELTY AND BARBARITY FAR EXCEEDS THAT OF THOSE WHO FOR THE SAME MILLENIA ROAMED PARCHED DESERTS ON DROMEDARIES IN BARE-EXISTENCE MISERY.
AND WE HAVE FAR OUTSTRIPPED THE IDEOLOGY-TRAMMELED SAND-DWELLERS THAT HAD LONG AGO BEEN FORCED TO REMAIN OUTSIDE THE FERTILE PORTIONS OF THE WORLD TO EKE OUT A MISERABLE EXISTENCE ON THE MOST INHOSPITABLE PARTS OF THE EARTH.
YET THEY HAVE TRIED AND TRIED AGAIN TO CONQUER US, TO TAKE WHAT WE HAVE BUILT AND ACCOMPLISHED MAKE US THEIR SLAVES TO SUPPORT THEIR INDOLENCE WITH OUR BRAINS AND MUSCLE. THIS IS THE HISTORY OF THE FOLLOWERS OF THIS IDEOLOGY THEY CALL "ISLAM."
THEY HAVE APPROPRIATED WHAT OTHERS HAVE WROUGHT AND BOASTED IT AS THEIR OWN ACCOMPLISHMENTS. THEY HAVE OBLITERATED ALL HISTORY OF THEIR OWN BEFORE THE IDEOLOGY CALLED ISLAM WAS INVENTED AND THAT OF EVERY CULTURE THAT THEY HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SUBJUGATE.
THEIR ARROGANCE HAS NO BASIS, FOR THEY CAN BOAST OF NOTHING BUT A DRIVE TO SUBJUGATE AND FEED OFF THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF OTHERS.
YET THEY THREATEN US AGAIN. AND THE METHODS THEY USE ARE THE SAME ONES THAT HAD PROVEN SUCCESSFUL FOR THEM 13 CENTURIES AGO:
OFFERING CONVERSION TO THEIR IDEOLOGY
"PROTECTION" IN RETURN FOR HEAVY TAXATION
AND SUBHUMAN STATUS AS THEIR INFERIORS
ALL THESE OFFERS ARE UNACCEPTABLE TO US
WE MUST USE FORCE
TALK: ARGUMENT, DEBATE, DIPLOMACY
WILL NOT WORK
BECAUSE THE ISLAMICS LIE, DECEIVE, CHEAT, ARE UNTRUSTWORTHY
BUT, CAN WE OF THE WEST, PEEL OFF THE VENEER OF
"NICENESS," FAIRNESS, HUMANITARIANISM, COMPASSION, PITY, AND
OTHER STRENGTH-SAPPING CULTURAL AMELIORATION
THAT WE HAVE DEVISED TO LIVE IN PEACE WITH EACH OTHER
TO DEFEAT THE DECEITFUL ISLAMICS?
WE WILL HAVE TO.
WE MUST GET BACK TO THE BASICS OF WARFARE.
WE WILL EXAMINE ISLAMIC WARFARE
CONTRASTED WITH WESTERN WARFARE
IN COMING POSTS
TO SEE WHICH WILL PREVAIL.
VICTOR DAVIS HANSON HAS HIS OWN IDEAS ON THIS TOPIC:
According to Hanson, Western values such as political freedom, capitalism, individualism, democracy, scientific inquiry, rationalism, and open debate form an especially lethal combination when applied to warfare. Non-Western societies can win the occasional victory when warring against a society with these Western values, writes Hanson, but the "Western way of war" will prevail in the long run. Hanson emphasizes that Western warfare is not necessarily more (or less) moral than war as practiced by other cultures; his argument is simply that the "Western way of war" is unequalled in its devastation and decisiveness.
Dr. Hanson is most famous for his 2001 book Carnage and Culture in which he argued that the military dominance of Western Civilization, beginning with the ancient Greeks, is the result of certain fundamental aspects of Western culture. Hanson rejects racial explanations for this military preeminence. He also disagrees with environmental explanations, as put forth by authors such as Jared Diamond in Guns, Germs and Steel.
Carnage and Culture examines nine battles throughout history, each of which is used to illustrate a particular aspect of Western culture that Hanson believes contributes to the dominance of Western warfare. The battles or campaigns recounted (with themes in parenthesis) are the Battle of Salamis (480 BC; free citizens), the Battle of Gaugamela (331 BC; the decisive battle of annihilation), the Battle of Cannae (216 BC; civic militarism), the Battle of Tours/Poitiers (732; infantry), the Battle of Tenochtitlan (1521; technology and reason), the Battle of Lepanto (1571; capitalism), the Battle of Rorke's Drift (1879; discipline), the Battle of Midway (1942; individualism), and the Tet Offensive (1968; dissent).
Though Carnage and Culture appeared before the September 11, 2001 attacks, its message that the "Western way of war" will ultimately prevail made the book a best-seller in the wake of those events. Immediately after 9/11, Carnage and Culture was re-issued with a new afterword by Hanson in which he explicitly stated that the United States would win the war on terror for the reasons stated in the book.Hanson cites the Theban general and statesman Epaminondas, the American generals Sherman and Patton, as well as Winston Churchill as his heroes.
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Wars can only be won by overwhelming force, not the series of half measures we apply today. If we don't have the stomach for war then we should stay home. I don't nlike waste, I believe in a mission and a plan to accomplish the mission no matter how un-PC it is.
To elaborate on what you said, sounder, here's what's wrong with how we've been going about fighting the Islamic enemy:
"Empty talk of “complete victory” notwithstanding, our official foreign policy regarding America's security against Islamic terrorism is: accepted defeat. We have not been willing to take military action against the most important threats against us, and the type of military action we have been willing to take has not succeeded in making us safer. And most disturbing of all, despite our travesty of a foreign policy, the vast majority of once-enraged Americans has not demanded anything better. Most Americans acknowledge that Iraq is a debacle, that we will not be safe anytime soon, and that we have no plans to deal effectively with threats such as Iran's nuclear weapons program—yet there is widespread resignation that this is the best we can do. This—in response to a threat caused by pip-squeak nations, against the most powerful military in history."
The quote is from: “Just War Theory” vs. American Self-Defense." Read the whole thing by clicking on the foregoing title and link.