PATRIOTISM, PARTISAN POLITICS, & THE ISLAMIST JIHAD:
CARTER, KERRY, & OTHER EMBARRASMENTS
By Christopher G. Adamo
Yet his pattern of absurdity is so consistent, so unbroken since he came on to the national political scene some three decades ago, that it simply cannot be explained away as a result of chronic naivety. No less predictable is the inevitable harm inflicted on the country whenever he opens his mouth.
Unfortunately, Jimmy Carter is not alone. Though his time of greatest prominence may be behind him, and thus his ability to humiliate the nation should be waning, he has an eager “heir apparent” in John Forbes Kerry, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, Democratic Party Liberal Leftist politician, and Democratic candidate for President in the 2004 election.
During the past few weeks, both Jimmy Carter and John Kerry have taken the opportunity to savage their country, along with its inarguably effective War on Terror. And, in so doing, both have given aid and comfort to the Islamists, who constitute a malevolent enemy that is relentless in its efforts to wreak death and destruction on Americans.
Were Carter and Kerry the least bit interested in (or even conscious of) the plight of their fellow countrymen in the face of the worldwide Islamist Jihad being waged against the U.S.A. and the West, the two Democratic Party politicians would never have spouted such disloyal and seditious rhetoric. Yet they did, and for the past three decades, during the Cold War as well as during the Terror War, they have never bypassed any opportunity to do so.
Prior to his miserable bid for the Presidency in 2004, John Kerry was best known for his fallacious and treasonous 1971 testimony in front of the United States Senate, during which he asserted that rampant atrocities were being regularly perpetrated by American troops in Vietnam. Not long ago, he leveled virtually identical charges -- later shown to be just as baseless -- against American troops in Iraq.
And like Carter, Kerry’s concern for “victims” of such brutality is extremely selective. Somehow he remains indifferent to the unspeakable human suffering caused by the regimes that he habitually ends up supporting, as he seeks to denigrate and disgrace America. “Moral outrage,” when invoked on this basis, can only be characterized as political posturing and hypocrisy.
Just as Kerry, throughout his career, has relentlessly endeavored to alienate America from the rest of the world by portraying its actions in only the most barbaric and repugnant terms, so has Jimmy Carter consistently sought to meddle in international affairs in a manner that would inflict maximum damage to the Conservative and traditional principles on which this nation was founded.
Worse yet, Carter lately seeks to extend his malignant influence to any remaining worthy vestige of the same virtues held by other world leaders.
With the possible exception of Australian Prime Minister John Howard, no other head of state has been more acutely aware of the need to wage and win the terror war than British Prime Minister Tony Blair. But, in a venomous commentary appearing in Britain’s Sunday Telegraph on August 27, 2006, Carter took aim at Blair, and chastised him for remaining supportive of the United States.
Having long ago abandoned any allegiance to the America that gave him fame and fortune, Carter now seeks to undermine any beacon of Western resolve against the encroachment of militant Islam. Apparently, he hopes to succeed against Blair, where the carping of such noted individuals as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has thus far failed.
Fox News reporter Steve Centanni, along with his cameraman Olaf Wiig, was forced at gunpoint by his Palestinian kidnappers to “convert” to Islam. Hardly an aberration, this hideous episode represents standard practice for the past fourteen hundred years. Thus, it should demonstrate to the civilized world in no uncertain terms that the terror war is, at its roots, a religious war.
This is especially true when considered in light of the stony silence worldwide from all those “peaceful Muslims” who ostensibly do not advocate such action. Adherents to militant Islam are far more widespread than the few dozen who occasionally surface while attempting to “martyr” themselves in service to their god.
It is naive and dangerous to baselessly hope that such thinking can be rendered benign through “dialogue” or “mutual understanding.” But, were the likes of Carter and Kerry merely guilty of shortsighted and juvenile musings, perhaps they could be forgiven. Alarmingly, their track record of grievous harm to Western interests is far too unswerving to be chalked up to mere stupidity.
Every Leftist claim of America’s failure in the Terror War is a pronouncement of its enemies’ success. And every assertion that America cannot win this war is a proclamation to the terrorists that they cannot lose.
It is high time that real Americans stop playing along with the semantic games of the political and cultural Left, whereby such terms as “patriotism” are first made so subjective as to lose all meaning, only to then be “redefined” so perversely as to encompass hatred for one’s country.
Arming America’s enemies and bolstering their resolve to attack and destroy our country, as both Carter and Kerry have consistently done, cannot be construed as “patriotism” by any reasoned mind. And, if this statement of the obvious elicits hysterical responses and cries of indignation from Liberals to whom it clearly applies, let that be their own misfortune.
As President George W. Bush said in his September 20, 2001 speech to a joint session of Congress, the peoples of the world will, by their words and actions, prove themselves to be either with America, or against it. Clearly, Carter, Kerry, and their Liberal Leftist political cohorts have proven themselves to be unequivocally against us.
Disloyalty, Subversion, Sedition, & Treason
Liberals, Statists, Socialists, & Other Leftists
American Politics & Political Competition
The American Political System:
Politics & Government in the U.S.A.
Islamism & Jihadism -- The Threat of Radical Islam
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Middle East -- Arabs, Arab States,
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Islamist Terrorist Attacks on the U.S.A.
Osama bin Laden & the Islamist Declaration of War
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Islamist International Terrorism &
U.S. Intelligence Agencies
Counterterrorism & U.S. National Security
U.S. National Security Strategy
Christopher G. Adamo is a freelance writer who lives in southeastern Wyoming and works in the field of industrial instrumentation.
He is actively involved in Wyoming's political process, serving as a delegate to successive Wyoming State Republican Conventions
and as a member of the Wyoming State Republican Central Committee. He has assisted Republican candidates for local and state
legislatures and for the United States Congress. His articles, which appear regularly in The Progressive Conservative, U.S.A.,
and on a number of other websites, reflect a major concern with the damage being done to Conservatism and Conservative causes by
the Liberal Leftist faction in the Republican Party as well as by the much larger and more powerful Liberal Leftist faction in the
Democratic Party. During the early and middle 1990s, Adamo was Editor of the Wyoming Christian Coalition's official news organ,
The Wyoming Christian.
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