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Tyger, Tyger burning bright... Reader comment on: US and Europe's "Oneness" Integration Project posted in Gatestone Institute
Submitted by Batya Casper, Israelathebook.com, Sep 27, 2012 11:12
Wonderful article. So far we've been dealing with little tigers, with murdering people in embassies, burning of mosques and toppling twin towers, not to mention turning our own blind eye in Western countries to the horrendous abuse of women and children and other horrors of Sharia law. But now that we are reaching into the maw of a nuclear-ready Iran? The armament that ultimately saved the world in World War II was Churchill's abiding understanding of Western values, his clearheadedness and, unlike Chamberlain, his refusal to ride the tiger. It was Churchill's sense of right and wrong that wone that war, his understanding of the consequences of such a breach. We have lost that. Since Vietnam, we have learned to be embarrassed by such rigidity and have increasingly given in to the blurring of boundaries. Wrong is not really wrong; it is understandable confusion, or simply a different perspective - and in many cases, that is indeed the case. Yet, in a current, politically correct society, condemning something as wrong has become tantamount to being a fascist. Right is not right; it is rigidity. Again, while in many cases that might be true, in some, right is still right, and wrong is still dangerous. To clean up our current mess, right and wrong have to be brought out of the closet in their original garb, because without them, we will be hopelessly ill-equiped to protect our civilization. We have to clearly and honestly know what we stand for, and what the tiger in our midst stands for - and recognize the difference, because the Iranian threat is like the Arab-Israeli conflict or the Arab-West conflict, tenfold.
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