Pelosi’s latest escapade, along with several other events of the past few days, give ample evidence of the deep-seated alliance that has emerged between the American left and the Islamists.
When Americans arrive at the place where they are too overwhelmed to even express dismay at any one particular outrage being perpetrated by the Democrats, it is time to step back and examine the “bigger picture.” In the wake of Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to the Middle East, America clearly finds itself at just such a juncture.
Some have indeed chastised Pelosi, and their criticism was quickly deflected by her Democrat cohorts as mere expressions of “partisanship.” Thus her defenders have united themselves with her seditious behavior.
Ultimately, this situation and its diplomatic consequences, abominable though they may be, should not be treated as an isolated example from a madcap leftist fringe. Rather, they should be considered in the context of liberalism’s long-standing assault on the American ideal.
Furthermore, the common ground shared with Islamists in their malevolence towards America, and the various resulting schemes of both groups to wage war against the “great Satan,” are extremely revealing as to their ultimate motivation. Pelosi’s latest escapade, along with several other events of the past few days, give ample evidence of the deep-seated alliance that has emerged between the American left and the Islamists.
In keeping with President Bush’s September 20, 2001 speech in which he informed the world that it is “either with us or against us,” the actions, words, and loyalties of Pelosi and her comrades during the past week clearly show them to be participants in an effort to wear down and eventually eradicate the bedrock of traditional America. Strong words perhaps, but supported at every step by the facts.
Consider the scandalous behavior of House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D.-MD). Though overshadowed by Pelosi’s clumsy collaboration with terrorist dictator Bashar Assad of Syria, Hoyer’s concurrent “bridge building” with terrorist kingpins in Egypt is no less illustrative of the real affinities and allegiances of the Democrats.
Mohammed Saad el-Katatni, who openly supports the terrorist organization Hamas, met with Hoyer in Cairo Egypt this past week, and claimed afterwards that he and Hoyer engaged in a “high profile meeting,” by which he hoped to “gain more supporters” for a dialogue with the terrorists if Democrats win in 2008.
Back in Washington, Democrats achieved what they consider a victory in tying the President’s hands. Among the most decisive strategic goals in any war is to cut the enemy’s supply lines. Though the insurgents in Iraq have had no success whatsoever in such an effort, their Democrat allies in Congress passed a measure, which if it ever became law, would accomplish precisely that.
Elsewhere in the American homeland, other Islamist incursions into the nation’s fabric are occurring with Democrat support and participation. In Philadelphia this past week, a meeting hosted by the “Council on American Islamic Relations,” (CAIR) was attended by Congressman Joe Sestak (D.-PA) and Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, both of whom had glowing words for the organization.
Anyone who has followed the activities of CAIR knows full well that it is no friend of western civilization. Although it officially disparages terrorism in comparatively tepid and restrained terms, it saves its real venom and condemnation for those Americans who seek to uphold their heritage and culture in the face of increasing pressure from the Islamists.
Frequently, the tactics of CAIR are indistinguishable from those of the American Civil Liberties Union, which likewise uses lawsuits and the threat of lawsuits in order to cow its ideological opposition into conformance with its philosophies. It is thus not surprising that a defacto alliance of goals and methods exists between the two organizations.
Concurrently, reverence for the American way of life has been significantly watered down through history revision and “multiculturalism,” which are supplanting the true foundations and heritage of the nation throughout the public education establishment. Thus, with their targets rendered increasingly morally rudderless and spineless, CAIR and the ACLU can expect to enjoy ever-greater successes.
To date, Democrats have barely been held accountable for their consistently anti-American agenda. Worse still is the Republican timidity that allows those on the left to avoid political fallout. Primarily, Democrats are able to avert condemnation by accusing those on the right who question their motives as challenging their “patriotism.”
One can only hope that the day will arrive when prominent conservative voices will confidently reply, “When your words, actions, and end game become indistinguishable from those of Hezbollah and Al-Qaeda, it is high time to not merely challenge your patriotism, but to refute it.”
The liberal war against America is no more likely to suddenly become benign, and henceforth cease being a threat to the future of the country, than is the threat of militant Islam. Both result from ideologies whose leaders believe in their own inherent intellectual, moral and (most importantly) spiritual supremacy. As such, they currently benefit from a collaborative effort to tear down the strongholds of American tradition and its Judeo-Christian roots.
But liberals beware! In the end, when America’s strengths and defenses have been battered to the point of total impotence, they can expect no mercy or consideration from the Islamists, whose cause they so deliberately aided and abetted. On that awful day in September of 2001, the horrific shower of burning metal and debris from the collapsing towers made no distinctions as it rained down with equal ferocity on innocent Americans from across the political spectrum.
Nor will any such distinctions be made the next time America is attacked. Only then might liberals fully comprehend the grim truth that real America already understands about them. From the onset of the terror war, the left has epitomized Lenin’s characterization of “useful idiots.”
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.