Friday, July 01, 2005

A Brief History Lesson

Melanie Phillips on "The Big Lie":

The anti-western left has, over the course of history, fallen time after time for the propaganda of murderous tyrants who offered a handy platform for bashing the home society by providing the alibi of conscience. The investment of personal, political and moral identity that this represents is so immense that after a short while such gullible dupes are simply incapable of recognising reality even when it stares them in the face. Hence their stupefaction when confronted with the enormities of Robespierre, Stalin or Mao. To that list must now be added the Islamic jihad and Saddam Hussein. The difference is that this time these useful idiots have taken the middling people of Britain and Europe – and increasingly, it seems, of America – with them into the land of deluded wishful thinking. The result could be that this war against the jihadi terror could be lost -- at home. (Emphasis Mine)

This is a picture that the Left wants you to forget. They scream in hysterical rage whenever it is mentioned or alluded to. They want you to believe that what happened in this picture has nothing to do with what the US is now doing in Iraq. They could not be more wrong.

This image is the closest many will come to visualizing pure evil; and it is extremely important that we do not forget the thousands who died that day, and the meaning of their death. They were the victims of a war that began in 1996, although we did not realize it at the time.

And every time you are tempted to forget and put away this image into some dusty unused corner of your mind, remember that we have slept peaceably in our beds these last four years because our soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan have successfully engaged the Islamofascists on their home turf and not on ours.

To suggest otherwise is just another variation on the big lie.

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