Monday, November 13, 2006

Our American Moment - Not over yet!

I am not pleased to know that Mark Steyn - as I read today, myself, and many others see hovering in the wings the potential for the fast approaching decline of as he says, "the American moment". Our seeming decline worries me; and yes, the potential is real. But, am I going to flee from my nation? Of course not. Am I buying into our "decline"? Hell, no. I'll get ticked from time to time about this or that; that's what blogging is for. And I'm sure not saying we don't have any problems. We do. Actually we have a clear and present danger in the rise of Islamic Imperialism world-wide. Anyone who doesn't think that threat is real either missed September 11, 2001, London, Bali, Spain, or they're smoking something. Warts and all, America is my home, North America to be specific. Back in early November, I was not looking forward to the elections and to the crowning of HRH Nancy (San Fran Nan to those less cultured) and the Prince Consort (only politically of course) Reid, the Honorable Senator Harry Reid from Nevada. But alas, it was to be. I wrote the following in a post, Election 2006 - A matter of honor:
Withdrawal from Iraq, leaving thousands of Iraqis who believed that the United States is a nation of its word, left to be slaughtered by the mullahs' militias, left at the mercy of fanatical blood-thirsty jihadists. If we leave Iraq's people (not the leaders - the people) stranded, the United States will be a long time ever being able to hold its head high. You talk about other nations not "liking" us whatever that means in the world of geopolitical strategy. Worse, they will loath us and spit on us as well they should. We will be weak for decades; we will be without honor. With the Democrat leadership, we will be setting our course for destruction. Here, right here at home. Withdrawal from Iraq, how does one do that and not leave even American fighting forces (the last ones standing) at the mercy of the despicable primitive tribesmen? Oh, the shame to be brought upon this great nation, if the Democrats "win". As our President Bush asks, how is it that people do not recognize the enemy, the threat we face? After 911, after Bali, after London, after Spain, after Thailand?
As we know the American people have voted and to President Bush's surprise, to paraphrase him, "I thought the American people better understood the threat we face from the terrorists." ie, Islamic Imperialism, "I guess I was wrong." Bingo! Well, I thought so as well and maybe they do but they just didn't see that threat as important as converting us to a nation that stands with appeasement. I don't think Americans are for appeasement either. I think rather they want an all-out get it over with war; simply put, the Iraqis have to defend their nation or not have one like the one they voted for. That is their problem. Our honor and integrity and our word are our issues. Keep in mind that our military is ALL volunteer. I must say I am glad that the likes of General George Patton and General "Blackjack" Pershing never had to serve under the likes of what I fear our newly elected civilians may turn out to be. Time, of course, will tell. Today, November 13, 2006, I was pleased to read Mark Steyn's Hyperpower hiatus. Mark Steyn has a clear insight and here are only a paragraph or two and a few lines of what he had to say. I urge you to read his entire commentary.
....As it is, we're in a very dark place right now. It has been a long time since America unambiguously won a war, and to choose to lose Iraq would be an act of such parochial self-indulgence that the American moment would not endure, and would not deserve to. Europe is becoming semi-Muslim. The Third World basket-case states are going nuclear.... Whatever it started out as, Iraq is a test of American seriousness..."These Colors Don't Run" is a fine T-shirt slogan, but in reality these colors have spent 40 years running from the jungles of Southeast Asia, the helicopters in the Persian desert, the streets of Mogadishu...To add the sands of Mesopotamia to the list will be an act of weakness from which America will never recover.
Mark Steyn is correct and so am I. To withdraw from Iraq, to leave the people there to the fate imposed upon them by the mullahs' militias is unconscionable. America will pay a heavy price for that desertion if it is to come about at the hands of our new "leaders". The UN has had its nasty hand at the helm of every "war" we have been in following World War II. I will not go into a litany of which political party was in power during the debacles Mark Steyn mentions. He could well have included the bombing of the USS Cole - may her sailors rest in peace. Our American moment is not over, not by a damn sight. Cheers to our brave military men and women. Now, I'm gonna do what Southern(USA)Whiteboy says and crank up Sweet Home Alabama nightly for the next two years...


Blogger lilfeathers2000 said...

I fear our worst fears may come to pass.
Now back to being merry sunshine.

Have a God Blessed Week.
Its Click and Comment Monday

5:15 PM  
Blogger Beach Girl said...

Merry Sunshine it is. I am reading The Fountainhead. It is grand in its honesty - at least to me it seems honest. Will be posting about Jane Austin and Ayn Rand soon.

The truth is that there is some relief in that we won't be hearing the incessant bleating of Bush-hating.

Have a God Blessed week and a loved blessed home.

7:16 PM  
Blogger MathewK said...

i am also an regular reader of Mark Steyn, even though it does make depressing reading, what is clear is countries like America and Australia, even with their current problems, are the best equipped to deal with world threats, the rest are dying and some have passed the point of no return.

See this from Steyn, Seventeen European nations are now at what demographers call “lowest-low” fertility – 1.3 births per woman, the point at which you’re so far down the death spiral you can’t pull out.

America is at 2.07, Australia is at 1.76.

We are periliously close, and the pro-abortion and sustainability lunatics are not helping one bit.

11:16 PM  
Blogger Beach Girl said...

Yes, Steyn is clear in his expression of the peril in which we find ourselves. I wrote very early on in my beginning posts that I would write of how liberalism (the cult of death) is destroying the West. This of course all dealing with the issue of abortion. Of course, abortion coupled with the mad need for both parents to work just for a sustainable wage in some cases is designed to destroy the family. It has always astonished me that - especially with all of the birth control methods available - women and young girls would kill their unborn children. I had never given this much thought until I wrote a novel in which the main female character had to come to grips with the decision.

But it is abortion and the stigma attached with motherhood brought about by the shrill rants of the likes of Barbara Boxer and company asserting the right to pull a baby through the birth canal and kill it through that abomination of partial-birth abortion - its very name heinous in the extreme - that has done much to deestroy the West. Once a society crossed the threshold of killing its unborn so willingly and so easily, it is not a hair's width away from killing any in society that it deems unworthy of life.

I shall copy this response now and formulate it into a new post. Thank you for your comment and for calling forth this response.

8:40 AM  
Blogger KG said...

"Conservative Beach Girl is speech protected in accordance with the First and Second Amendments of the Constitution of the United States of America."
Never mind Sweet Home Alabama--those words are music enough....:-)
This Crusader Rabbit lives in Alabama Road, oddly enough. How cool is that, eh?

2:17 PM  
Blogger Beach Girl said...

KG, I thought Crusader Rabbit was part of the 910 Group. Go visit the 910 Group blogspot and ask about the emblem. I'll ask around.

5:21 PM  
Blogger KG said...

BG, thanks.Will do.

8:59 PM  

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