There’s a view of America, and of America’s relationship with Islam, (and the globe,) that’s naive and destructive. This is the “libertarian” view; to paraphrase the idea sounds like this:
“They attack us because we’re over there.”
“9/11 is America’s fault.”
Unfortunately the debate never happened; unfortunately Ron Paul’s assertions went pretty much unchallenged. Instead of a national debate on the merits of PAX Americana, our media ignored Ron Paul, labeled him a kook, told us his poll numbers were too low to be a real candidate… It worked, Ron Paul was soundly defeated. Yet, very intelligent people, some of them very conservative on other issues, still believe Ron Paul’s assertion that America is being attacked because “we are over there.” It’s that assertion and that idea I’d like to address.
FLASHBACK: April 30 1789, George Washington’s sworn in. The day our current Constitution became a living thing. The American Revolution had been over for nearly a decade; we felt safe, a large ocean protected us from the European powers; in our own hemisphere, the Canadians were not in a position to cause a problem; America had disbanded our standing army and navy.
America, from its inception, was not interested in global conquest, we wanted to trade with the world in peace. Here are the thoughts of our founders on the topic of war:
“My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth.”
“Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.”
“It is our true policy to steer clear of entangling alliances with any portion of the foreign world.”
“Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.”
“The spirit of this country is totally adverse to a large military force.”
“Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.”
“If there is one principle more deeply rooted in the mind of every American, it is that we should have nothing to do with conquest.”
“Conquest is not in our principles. It is inconsistent with our government.”
“Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto.”
Hippies. Long-haired idealists. America had no interest in foreign wars, none. No desire. Land? We had plenty of it. Wealth? We were a nation of farmers and businessmen; all we wanted was trade and commerce. Army? Who needs an army? If an enemy invades, we’ll just call up the militia; we’ll arm the civilian population, and let any would-be aggressor know it. Navy? Who needs a navy? We’ll protect our ship building industry through tariffs; make the finest ships in the world. If a foreign sea-power wants to mess with us: we’ll create privateers, (private citizens with our government’s blessing to capture foreign ships, legal pirates created by The U.S. Government.)
Our founding fathers had it all figured out. We let our European enemies know, in writing:
- America was in it for the cash.
- America had no desire to invade any European country.
- America could defend ourselves from ANY attempt to invade; European conquest of American territory would be impossible. (lots of ocean, armed men who’d never submit.)
- If anyone messed with America in the ocean, America would unleash a capitalist navy on them.
Good plan right? Hmmm.
If you view an army as how many muskets are on the battlefield, and a navy as how many ships in the ocean it was a decent plan. Unfortunately, the founding fathers were a bit naive, even for that time. The world is a dangerous place. Armies and Navies require: training, equipment, uniformity, discipline, leadership etc-
The war of 1812 proved, conclusively: these “libertarian” ideas were foolish, even for that time. In 1812, the British were able to destroy or capture 1000s of armed merchant vessels, enslave 10,000 American sailors, cripple American overseas commerce, and burn Washington DC to the ground. Even after this 1812 humiliation, America failed to learn its lesson.
Many Americans view the war of 1812 as a “victory” because Britain did not conquer us. Wow. Was 9/11 a victory? No, a true victory would have been no 1812 war: peace through strength.
At this point I could talk about police states, fascism, guerrilla warfare, and the two world wars, but that’s not where I’m going with this. Where I’m going with this is Muhamet, the savage who’s philosophy has killed and will continue to kill until we take it seriously.
Because, Muhamet: a psychopathic, homicidal, genocidal, pedophile, rapist, torturer, thief, lunatic allegedly heard a message from god. Did he? Or is Islam a dangerous cult that’s gone too far?
If Muhamet were alive today, he’d be in prison, PERIOD. Just like this guy, who was sane by comparison:
Because Muhamet lived 1500 years ago, and because modern Christians believe in tolerance for all faiths: (even the crazy ones,) we allow this dangerous idea to survive.
Many people think radical Islam is a new thing: wrong. It’s been around a long time. The reason America built a navy was not because of European threats: it was because of Islam. The barbary pirates were muslim savages attacking and capturing American merchant vessels, enslaving American sailors, demanding ransom because of Muhamet’s crazy words.
In March 1786, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams went to London to negotiate with Tripoli’s envoy, ambassador Sidi Haji Abdrahaman (or Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja). When they enquired “concerning the ground of the pretensions to make war upon nations who had done them no injury”, the ambassador replied:
“It was written in their Koran, that all nations which had not acknowledged the Prophet were sinners, whom it was the right and duty of the faithful to plunder and enslave; and that every muslim who was slain in this warfare was sure to go to paradise. He said, also, that the man who was the first to board a vessel had one slave over and above his share, and that when they sprang to the deck of an enemy’s ship, every sailor held a dagger in each hand and a third in his mouth; which usually struck such terror into the foe that they cried out for quarter at once.”
This is 1786. Three years before Washington became president, muslim terrorist savages were already attacking Americans.
No, Ron Paul you liar! Islam does not attack America because we have military bases overseas. We have military bases overseas, because in order to have a peaceful world, in order to have a free country and global commerce: America had to build bases overseas. Islam attacked America, before we were America: a nation founded by men of commerce who hated war so much they disbanded our Army and Navy. It was after muslim savages began attacking merchant vessels, then we built a navy.
With every last breath these savages are still coming at us:
The problem’s not Islam America’s traitors tell us:
Quran (2:191-193) – “And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out. Unbelievers are worse than killing… but if they desist, then lo! Allah is forgiving and merciful. And fight them until there are no more infidels and worship is for Allah alone.”
SPREAD THE TRUTH! If you stay silent in this fight, at this time: you will lose your right to speak in the future!
Islam preaches: kill and enslave all non-muslims- Western leaders preach: those who desire to kill and enslave us are peaceful, we must allow them into our country. The result is very predictable: WE WILL BE CONQUERED. PERIOD.
A dangerous idea? Keep foreign muslims out of our country? REALLY? NOT DANGEROUS; it’s common sense.