Can Liberals Exempt Themselves From The Terror War?
Islamist hatred for Western Civilization recognizes no distinction of political philosophies. Despite their aiding and abetting the terrorists, America's leftists are no less targeted than mainstream America.
Less than a week after seven aspiring Muslims were arrested in Florida as they plotted a massive terror attack on Chicago’s Sears Tower, hardly a word of the story can be found anywhere in the “mainstream” media. Nor was the event treated as earth-shattering news when it first broke.
Of course the liberal political machine and its media accomplices seek to downplay the horrific possibilities suggested by the incident, since doing so would not further their cause. The safety and security of the United States is clearly not high on their list of priorities, unless of course they think they can claim credit for improving the situation.
Throughout the Cold War, which was the last major threat to the future of Western Civilization, leftists ardently sought to undermine and ultimately to destroy any cultural and societal firewalls that might stand in the way of communist world dominance.
Fortunately for them, certain crucial institutions of the much-reviled “establishment” were unwavering in their dedication to the preservation of the American way of life, and communism was thus defeated. Leftists yet remain completely oblivious to the fact that, in the process, their own interests were being preserved and protected as well.
From Vietnam to Nicaragua to the massive American presence in Western Europe, this country’s efforts to thwart and stall the advance of communist tyranny proved to be the chief means by which Soviet dreams of world conquest were held in check.
Yet so far were these battles from American soil, and so obscured from the lives of the common citizen in this country were any accounts of the squalor and oppression inherent in communist states that liberals remained blissfully ignorant of the Pandora’s box they were attempting to open. They remain so to this day.
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, they have successfully mutated their virulent anti-American philosophies by which they had justified the barbarism of communism, into a belief that no matter what enemy this country faces, it must be inherently more morally and philosophically legitimate than any vestige of traditional America.
Hence the country is ceaselessly subjected to their rationalization and sanitization of the murderous brutality of the Islamists, while concurrently they reserve such words as “torture” and “cruelty” for their condemnation of Abu Ghraib prison and the terrorist prison at Guantanamo.
However, such abominable political posturing from the left may (and on some grim day, likely will) very literally blow up in their faces. Though the Cold War threat was massive, its architects were orderly and methodical in their efforts. Thus, even at the height of the Vietnam era, the American homeland remained relatively safe and secure.
In contrast, news that the latest target of the Islamists was the Sears Tower in Illinois, which is among the “bluest” of the blue states, should open the eyes of even the most dogmatic liberals to the indiscriminate nature of this threat. Despite their erudite and enlightened philosophies, the hatred and violence of the Islamists is no less directed at them.
Had the Sears Tower plot succeeded, it easily could have wreaked death and destruction on a scale rivaling 9-11, in the heart of a city that is every bit as dominated by the liberal/Democrat political machine as was Manhattan, where the Twin Towers once stood. Hatred for Western civilization burns in the hearts of the Islamists, irrespective of political party affiliation.
The single aspect of the Sears Tower conspiracy that makes it so ominous is its eminent feasibility. Like 9-11, this one could have worked, and did not require complex or expensive WMD type devices to be successfully carried out.
What manner of thoroughness and dedication must be present within the Department of Homeland Security to foresee and avert this attack, and who knows how many other attacks of varying makeup, with the absolute success that they have enjoyed during the past five years? Conversely, what could possibly motivate those on the left to remain as committed as they are to undermine the entire effort?
It seems unthinkable that they can actually believe that their own numbers will remain completely unscathed by any future attacks. Yet their actions suggest as much. Perhaps they are aware of the risk, but consider such loss of life to represent acceptable levels of “collateral damage” in their war on traditional America.
During the same period that the Sears Tower plot was uncovered and its principals taken into custody, the New York Times has been busy revealing information of a secret government effort to track the financial transactions among terrorists throughout the world. Thus they alert the enemy to yet another means by which America has kept ahead of their plans to rain death and destruction upon us.
Do the members of the Times organization really believe themselves to yet be invincible, or do they, like the rest of liberalism, simply consider themselves to be far enough down on the list of potential targets that they can afford to take such risks at the expense of the rest of America?
Just across town from Times Square is the hole in the ground where the World Trade Center towers once stood. The Sears Tower could have been the next to go.
Christopher G. Adamo is a resident of southeastern Wyoming and has been involved in state and local politics for many years. He writes for several prominent conservative websites, as has written for regional and national magazines. His contact information and article archives can be found at www.chrisadamo.com, and he can be followed on Twitter @CGAdamo.