Gulliver subdued: What's at stake for America
0 comment Friday, May 9, 2014 |
The image of Gulliver tied down by the Lilliputians seems a very apt picture of America at this moment in our history.
We are supposedly the lone great superpower in the world, and yet we seem to be at the mercy of lesser powers: not just the illegals who are entering our country at will, 24/7, but also seemingly thwarted by the Islamic fanatics, both abroad and here in America.
Do we lack merely the will to assert our power, or have we been rendered helpless by our liberal ideology? Are we still the strong people who subdued the wilderness and built this country, the same hardy people who fought both World Wars and won? Or are we now a helpless, effete giant, unable or unwilling to assert our strength?
And if we are still the giant, the superpower, holding back from showing our true strength, the practical result is the same as if we were truly an impotent has-been of a country. Our enemies seem emboldened by our reticence; they seem to go from strength to strength, while we lie, immobilized, like Gulliver at the mercy of the Lilliputians. And our enemies abroad surely are taking note of the situation. Many of our 'leaders' announce to the world that we 'can't' take control of our borders; that we 'can't' deport 12 million aliens. 'Can't ' - this portrays the image of a helpless giant to our enemies.
Blogger 'Fjordman', posting over at Little Green Footballs, has this to say about the crisis America is facing:
"You Americans need to understand just how much is at stake here. We are in the early stages of a world war with Islam, Muslims are working to get nuclear weapons and are openly calling for the physical destruction of the West. Your enemies are watching the way you are handling the illegal situation, and they are not impressed. Do you think the North Koreans or the Iranians are scared of a country that allows itself to be intimidated and held hostage by a bunch of Mexicans who shouldn't even be in the country in the first place? When you're a supwerpower, the line of separation between domestic and foreign policy hardly exists. During the Cold War, the Soviet Union was impressed by the way Ronald Reagan handled the blackmail by the air trafic controllers. He simply fired them. This signalled to your enemies abroad that you were not going to give into black mail anywhere. What is at stake here is your credibility as a superpower. In the longer run, it could be your physical security from nuclear attacks, perhaps even your very survival as a coherent nation state. DO NOT give in to Mexican intimidation. Build the fence, and deport the illegals. Yes, ALL of them. No amnesty. We are facing decades of what could potentially become the deadliest war in human history, where the very survival of Western civilization and perhaps human civilization in general hangs in the balance. We cannot win this without you. You are the indispensible nation, and if you break down, the rest of the planet is basically screwed."

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