George Santayana famously said, “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” He also said, “History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren't there.” The second comment is fatalistic and cynical. That phrase seems to be engraved in the collective unconscious of the fools on the Left. The DailyKos and Prisonplanet are rank with conspiracy theories and downright hysterical fabrications about historical events.
History is colored by the views and discretions of the historians who write it and, history is said to be written by the winners. But there are many relevant correlations between the current war in Iraq and WWII. And it is interesting to note that there were many people in the US and Britain who didn't want to get involved in what was slowly being recognized as a Fascist movement in Germany. Winston Churchill, now beloved in conservative circles, was irritating to many of the Brits. They remembered that Churchill had supported and sponsored the failed Dardanelles Campaign. To this crowd Churchill was percieved as a busybody. There were signs posted around London which read, "What price Churchill?" But "Winnie" knew that Germany was rearming. He was warning his countrymen as early as 1935 that Germany was a growing threat. But Neville Chamberlain and his fellow appeasers were content to listen to Hitler's words but continued to ignore his verifiable actions. The people of Britain preferred to listen to appeasers such as Lord Lothian who said "After all, the Germans are only going tino their own back garden [invasion of Rhine area]." Hitler was given the muted go-ahead to invade Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Romania and soon, all of Europe.
And at almost every step along the path to rearmament, Hitler had placating words that were designed to disguise Germany's real intentions. At one point he said, "Germany advocated Peace." At another "Our love for peace is perhaps greater than that of other nations." Hitler was saying exactly what the appeasement doves in England wanted to hear.
When Mussolini decided to send Italian forces into the Suez Canal in order to prove "that the Ethiopians are a barbaric people, sunk in the practice of slavery"- 30,000 Ethiopians were slaughtered. The Council of the League of Nations talked of stopping Il Duce by engaging in an oil embargo. The problem? There was no one around who could enforce such an embargo against the Italians.
It should. Our own United Nations, as with the League of Nations, has been shown to be an ineffective force in enforcing international sanctions. While the UN was slapping Saddam on the hand for not allowing inspectors to do their jobs in Iraq, he was turning around and stealing millions from the UN in the "Food for Oil" program.
And just as the Leftist quislings today choose to remain ignorant of the reasons why we went into Iraq, the mouthpieces of the Left continue to deny that Islam is the new facism. Islam is totalitarian to a fault. Thank God that Bush recognized the warning signs and took action. Obviously it saddens me that we have lost thousands of our own men and women in actions over there but the price is worth it. There are bad people in the world and it is our job to root them out and eliminate them before it is too late. Right now we are dealing with North Korea. Are they a threat? You bet. We'll see about them.
So the next time you see MSM outlets like the NYTimes publish information about our secret military and surveillance operations, the location of secret detainment centers and the names of our CIA operatives, just smile. The actions and words of the ignorant fools over at the NYtimes and DailyKos show that their real priority is destabilizing and demoralizing the People of the United States of America. Recognizing the problem puts you halfway to correcting the problem.