Posted June 2008/Published August 2006
To many, the horror of 9/11 is now a distant memory. Once a galvanizing rallying cry, WTC is now the stuff of cinematic entertainment and mindless conspiracy theories. Replacing the sense of urgency and vulnerability which once united Americans--albeit for a fleeting though glorious moment--has been the unremitting drumbeat of negativism, cut-and-run, and shameless political opportunism on the left. Political gamemanship and philosophical flights of fancy have displaced any real semblance of a coalescing sense of unity and resolve.
And as we have watched our friends around the world resisting Islamofascism, all too often it is now they, the victims of that terrorism, who are pilloried in the UN and in the international press. The terrorist aggressors are too often given a free pass. To wit, the UN and many on the left both here and abroad won't even admit that Hezbollah and Hamas are terrorist organizations! And a pox on us should we deign to insensitively describe them as the terrorists they actually are. Why? To the supercilious and self-absorbed elitists on the sophomoric left, the poor, miguided, abused terrorist knows not what he does. He's just misunderstood. Alterall, he is but a product of the lowly Third World. What else could we possibly expect of him. Thus, terrorism to elitists should be forgiven or, at the very least, their actions should be considered a function of their economic and educational deprivation. Nothing more.
And if terrorist violence is directed against Israel, a dynamic democracy and America's only true friend and ally in the Middle East, so what? Afterall, isn't Israel Jewish? And, since Israel doesn't have oil, then why would we want to stick our necks out for them--especially when our poor, misguided terrorist brothers and sisters are so much more in need of our...understanding and forgiveness.
I swear, folks, we're slowly losing our minds! And in the process too many of us have forgotten the horrors of 9/11 and the on-going terrorist threat to our very existence. So sad. So short-sighted. So delusional. So self-destructive.