In honor of our historically-challenged President's belief that Emperor Hirohito signed the Japanese surrender in front of General Washington on the deck of the Titanic in Montego Bay, we come again to the 68th anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor. A day that other socialist-cult-of-personality-figurehead (F.D.R.) referred to as "A Day which will live...in infamy...". Obama thinks "A Day which will live in infamy" refers to the day that Canada became the 57th state (that Harvard Education is somethin', aint it?) so of course he can be forgiven for not seeing the parallels between 1941 and 2009.
In 1941, the United States was confronted by an alien culture convinced of it's innate superiority, and determined to find it's 'rightful place' in the world, even though doing so meant the abolition of freedom, security and life for millions. Their religious belief told them that they were a chosen race, the virtuous children of the gods, infallible, superior to the dishonorable 'barbarian races' of the West, with their love of technology, money and their decadent pursuit of comfort.
And so, Japan embarked on a program of national aggrandizement and enrichment that led to conflict with the United States, and took the lives of untold millions in China, South East Asia, Korea, Manchuria, India, Burma, the Pacific Atolls and Archipelagos, Australia, and eventually, Japan itself. It's first intended act was a strike against the United States Navy that was the only instrument in the Pacific capable of putting up any resistance to the Japanese steamroller.
Twenty-nine ships were damaged or sunk at their moorings. Over 200 aircraft were destroyed. 2,400 Americans lost their lives. A nation was plunged into war.
On September 11, 2001, the United States was once again confronted by an alien culture convinced of it's innate superiority, and determined to find it's 'rightful place' in the world, even though doing so meant the abolition of freedom, security and life for millions.Their religious belief told them that they were a chosen race, the virtuous children of the gods, infallible, superior to the dishonorable 'barbarian races' of the West, with their love of technology, money and their decadent pursuit of comfort.
And so, the Muslims have embarked on a program of cultural aggrandizement and enrichment that led to conflict with the United States, and which takes the form of a nuclear Iran, unchecked Muslim immigration into a Europe, the culture of which is slowly being denuded by the steady advance of Sharia. It extends to the elaborate 'lawfare' and welfare scams of Canada, where those who enter come merely to take from others -- but not to join peacefully with them -- settle comfortably, protected by speech codes and government regulations. It's come to America where a man can behead his wife or kill his daughter because his religion says his honor demands it, or maybe have the Army pay his way through medical school so that he can then slaughter his fellow soldiers. Shouting "Allahu Akbar!" while he does it, but we're not supposed to point to the common, Islamic thread that runs through it all. We'd be racists if we did.
Nineteen Islamic lunatics slammed hijacked airliners into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and a third plane was prevented from hitting it's still-unknown target by the bravery and sacrifice of the passengers themselves. A nation was plunged into two wars.
The Japanese showed a great deal of tenacity in war, willingly going to death in suicide attacks, sacrificing blood and bodies for time. They felt they could make the war so terribly bloody that we decadent Westerners would finally just get sick of it and sue for peace on terms favorable to them. They did not surrender easily (or much), and it eventually took a combination of events which together were so monumental -- the atomic bombs, coupled with the loss of Manchuria to the Soviets -- that surrender only became an option when their leadership finally lost the heart and will to continue the fight. And even then, when the rumors of surrender began, there was a palace coup against the Emperor (the very incarnation of God himself!) that finally only failed because of one of those uniquely Japanese cultural conundrums: The generals were willing to overthrow their Emperor for the sake of going down fighting like true Samurai, but when the time came to actually do it, no one would commit the sin of waking the Son of God up in order to arrest him.
The Islamofascists in Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq also show a great deal of tenacity in war, willingly going to death in suicide attacks, sacrificing blood and bodies for time. They think they could make the war so terribly bloody that we decadent Westerners will finally just get sick of it and sue for peace on terms favorable to them. They surrender easily, however, because like all bullies, they can only threaten and wave their fists from a position of strength. Beneath it all, they're really goat-herding pansies. It will eventually take a massive and bloody defeat that is so overwhelming and so utterly lays bare the shortcomings of their culture and system that surrender becomes the only viable alternative to utter destruction. And even then, some will continue the fight, too stupid to know any better, and others will continue the fight amongst themselves, blaming and killing each other for being insufficiently pious enough to defeat the inferior Westerner. It's been that way with them since Xerxes sat on the beach overlooking the Battle of Salamis; Islam merely made the Royal Persian aversion to facing obvious truths a universal institution.
President Obama should pay attention that sort of history, the kind that repeats itself, and not the made-up shit he learned at Harvard. Sometimes, in order to defeat a committed enemy, you have to do some really nasty things. Thirty-thousand men with an expiration date, and letting the craziest and most reckless of your enemies develop nuclear weapons simply doesn't cut it.