The Moral War

In order to examine American foreign policy, it is imperative to examine the morality of war. A moral war is one fought in self-defense. This could be to defend our national sovereignty, or to protect the citizens of the United States from foreign aggressions. These aforementioned conditions include threats of aggression from hostile regimes, in which case, preemption would be a moral option for self-defense. A moral war is one that holds victory its primary objective.

 The last moral war this government fought was with feudal Japan during World War II. Destroying Nazi Germany’s quest for world domination, ethnic cleansing and eugenic tampering, was indeed a moral endeavor; however, Japan is the perfect example of how to fight and win a moral war.

 Back then we had the intellectual capacity to identify the enemy, its strengths and weaknesses, along with its enabling enemy population that not only supported the regime, but spread the ideology of imperialism. Back then we knew the key to victory was the total destruction of the aggressor nation, its political structure, its infrastructure, and the will of the enabling masses that supported the ideology of imperialism. Back then, we fought to win.

 We bombed temples, schools, and hospitals, we allowed no safe haven. This aggressive campaign destroyed their country, crushing the will of the people to fight and support their hostile ideology. And when the Japanese wanted a conditional surrender, our foreign policy advisors realized that would result in a long and bloody protracted war on foreign soil, costing thousands of American military lives, and quiet possibly, end in a resurgence of the regime, inevitably handing us defeat. So we did the morally expedient thing; we dropped two atomic bombs. This saved the lives of thousands of American servicemen and women. This remains a sterling example of how to fight and win a war based on the moral prerogative of self preservation.

 Today we are engaged in an immoral war with battle lines drawn in Iraq and Afghanistan. This war is immoral because we do not seek victory. This administration has yet to even identify the enemy. We are told by today’s leaders, the enemy is al-Qaida and the Taliban, granted these are enemy factions; they are just splinter groups, tentacles of a much larger monster. The real enemy, our leaders fail to identify is the radical nation of Islam, or Islamic Totalitarianism. The Nations that harbor this monster, train and arm militias and fund terrorism around the world, spreading the Islamic ideology of Jihad, is Iran and Saudi Arabia.

 The Iraq war is immoral because we invaded a country not to defend our freedom, not to ensure safety for America and its people, but to spread democracy. Our service men and women have died in Iraq so the Muslim people of Iraq could vote themselves Islamic Fundamentalism. We have taken radical Islam out of the shadows and alley ways and empowered them in the new parliamentary government of Iraq. This act of democracy has legitimized radical Islam, emboldening the terrorists that threaten the foundation of our civilization.

 This war is immoral. Instead of defeating the enemy we have elevated them with rights and privileges which is the corner stone of America’s Just War Theory. It is this failed intellectual strategy that now dominates our nations foreign policy. Observe the three navy seals now facing court-martial for capturing the murdering terrorist Ahmed Hasham Abed, who incidentally busted his lip during apprehension and cried foul. This spurred the state department into action, condemning our own servicemen over the perceived rights of the enemy. Or more recently, the Christmas Day air line bomber who was Mirandized and allowed to lawyer up, halting our efforts to gain valuable intelligence of impending attacks, thwarting our ability to keep Americans safe. Imagine for a moment, you’re a soldier on the battlefield, but you are apprehensive to use your weapon, for to kill or injure the enemy may buy you a life sentence in Leavenworth back in the states. This is the immorality of American foreign policy today.

 Instead of killing the enemy we are building them roads and power grids, hospitals and schools. We are squandering our nation’s fortune, impoverishing future generations to lift a tribal people (who despise us) out of poverty. We do this with the arcane hope that if enough sacrifice is made, if enough American blood is spilled and enough fortune squanderd, these thugs who danced in the streets on 9/11 will embrace us and abandon their religious fervor for conquest. This is the immoral war we wage with the same ineptitude in Afghanistan.

 This war is immoral because victory is not, nor was it ever the goal. The goal was to improve the lives of the Iraqi citizens based on the neoconservative ideology of Just War Theory. This Social Service War is founded on a creed of altruism and self sacrifice. This war with its various front lines is not only unwinnable, but will eventually end in Americas defeat at a price paid in American blood and fortune.

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1 Winning the Unwinnable War (Elan Journo)

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Liberal Epidemic

Liberalism is a disease; it’s a psychosis that stems from the philosophical realm of pragmatism. The pragmatic doctrine insists that facts don’t exist, that the human mind can’t comprehend reality. Therefore, whatever one wishes to be true is true, whatever one wishes to exist does exist, that reality is whatever the pragmatist chooses it to be at any given moment. For example, liberals believe in global warming, although objective science contradicts every fallacious argument that suggests climate change is a man made phenomenon. Scientific evidence demonstrates the earth is getting cooler not warmer. Another pragmatic misconception is that democracy is somehow synonymous with freedom, but in reality the two are polar opposites. Freedom comes with individual rights characterized by property ownership. The proper role of government in a free society is to protect the rights of men from coercion both domestic and foreign; the only form of government compatible with freedom is a constitutional republic. Democracy on the other hand is tyranny by the mob. Remember it was a democracy that elected the Nazi party into power and elevated Chancellor Hitler to prominence. It was democracy that delivered us Hamas and Hezbollah, and more recently the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq. We gave them democracy and they elected Islamic totalitarianism.

 It is this same psychosis adopted by both liberals and neoconservatives alike, that believes America can somehow win a politically correct war; that somehow waging war based on altruism and a creed of self sacrifice can turn a totalitarian theocracy into a peace loving, freedom seeking democracy. This same psychotic foreign policy praises the religious diversity of the enemy, and grants rights to enemy combatants while persecuting its own military for their moral imperative of self preservation. This psychotic liberal foreign policy, founded on self sacrifice believes that somehow— through osmosis maybe — the enemy will capitulate, embrace our civilization, and our culture of freedom, so we as a nation will be saved from Islamic Fundamentalism.

 Amnesia is another symptom of the liberal disease. They have forgotten all historical precedence. Primarily, the way to win a war is to identify the enemy and kill them, destroy their hostile government, destroy their hostile enabling civilian masses, only then will they abandon their oppressive ideology of religious conquest. We did this successfully during WWII, defeating Japan, and Germany, Only through total destruction did the enemy forsake their ambition for world dominance; only through military superiority was victory possible. Only in the jaws of defeat did the vanquished adopt peace; only then did they rebuild their culture to flourish amongst civilized nations.

 These diseased liberals forgot that expansive entitlement programs, government regulation, union monopolies, protectionism, and antitrust turned a recession into a depression and a depression into the great depression under FDR’s socialist administration. These liberals forgot that collectivism and totalitarianism has failed everywhere, every time throughout history, yet this is what they seek, a repeat of history for the citizens of the United States. It is their hallucination that socialism can exist in a one world order, that somehow, someway, this time things will be different, this time it will work. Why? Because they said so.

 Pathological lying is another virulent symptom of liberalism.  “The CIA never told us they were going to water board the terrorists.”  “I will not raise taxes.”  “I never endorsed a government run health care option.” “The economy grew by 3.5% the last quarter.” “The stimulus is working.” The list of lies stretches into infinity. Watch the news on any given day and you will be bombarded with equivocation and lies, emanating from the halls of Congress, the Senate, the White House, the media, and of coarse academia, where the pragmatic liberal monster breeds. In the liberal world, lying is justified to rationalize their antipathy towards reality and freedom; it’s how they perpetuate myth and subjugate the masses.

 Hostility is another manifestation of the liberal disease. Liberals vehemently oppose rational debate. For example, they always escalate an argument and make it personnel; they employ vitriol and intimidation to advance their irrational hypothesis. They make arbitrary assertions, and create straw men villains whom they collectively attack.

 Fear is what drives the liberal disease, fear of the truth. Imagine you’re a liberal and one day you wake up and realize you spent your entire life chasing your tail in a dogmatic dance of wish worship. Imagine the fear realizing you squandered a fortune on an education that left you in a pragmatic fog. Imagine the fear of discovering your pseudo-intellectualism has not brought you favor, you were never an elite; it was just a dream you entertained thinking you were above the fray of the masses. Imagine the fear of realizing you have been instrumental in your own destruction, and now, looking down the barrel of a gun you are about to reap what you have sown.

 Unlike a virus that runs its course, this disease is not going away. Inoculation is essential to wipe out the spread of this epidemic. The vaccine is a proper philosophy grounded in reality, founded on truth, a philosophy supported by egoism with reason and logic its only absolutes, with the moral imperative of self preservation and freedom at its core, with individual rights its highest moral aspiration.