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Behind the Crack-up of the Right

WesternMilitant Wrote: Jun 22, 2012 8:06 AM
But as long as we continue to wage wars in a a half-hearted manner, we will continute to waste lives and money. We need to rarely engage in wars, but when we do, we need to destroy the enemy utterly. We know who the enemy is now. It is the toxic totalitarian ideology called Islam. The top 3 countries funding terrorism are Saudi Arabia, Iran and Pakistan. We need to eliminate these 3 countries. Level them. Let everyone else in the Middle East understand they could be next. You always have peace when your enemies are dead. We have forgotten this principle.
Fuzzy2 Wrote: Jun 22, 2012 8:41 AM
Yes. We seem to prefer mass death over a decade rather than in a month. Not sure why.

The healing process can start 9yrs and 11 months sooner if we just get it over with quickly.
Robert 206 Wrote: Jun 22, 2012 8:28 AM
Agreed! We can't buy these fanatics off. We were giving Egypt a billion dollars a year and look what that got us: Muslim jihadists taking over! They only understand one thing: the iron fist!

In introducing his new book, "Leo Strauss and the Conservative Movement in America," Paul Gottfried identifies a fundamental divide between neoconservatives and the traditional right. The divide is over the question: What is this nation, America?

Straussians, writes Gottfried, "wish to present the construction of government as an open-ended rationalist process. All children of the Enlightenment, once properly instructed, should be able to carry out this ... task."

For traditional conservatives, before the nation is born, "ethnic and cultural preconditions" must exist. All "successful constitutional orders," he writes, "are the expressions of already formed nations and cultures."