The Tiger's Eye: Someone else "gets it"

08 December 2005

Someone else "gets it"

n : love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it

Mike has run "Cold Fury" since 2001. I read it almost daily.
This post distills some of the thoughts I have been thinking for a year now about the Left in our country and Iraq.

Actually I should explain this link a bit. Over at the “Cold Fury” website this was a post about the Left and the war. More specifically how the left is frantically working to “convince” America that the war is unwinnable and that the only “rational” course of action is to turn tail and bring the soldiers home and thereby allowing our enemies to win there and gain a huge victory in the battle between Islamo-fascism and the West. We have only begun to see the vehemence and ferocity of their campaign. This is a campaign to wrest control of Congress and ultimately the White House from the Republican Party.

A few comments about the Left and especially the Hollywood Left that so dominates our culture with movies and TV shows constantly parading their views as the only ones worth having:

  1. The left does not understand the military nor does it care to. They view our soldiers through a lens that makes all wars look like Vietnam and all soldiers look like the draftees who were sent there. They appear to see all soldiers either as victims or criminals. The idea of a volunteer force of soldiers who would not only go to war on their own free will but reenlist and go back is foreign to their way of thinking.
  2. While they talk about being patriots and no one daring to question their patriotism, the version of America they dream about and are working to achieve is nothing like the society the average Red State American thinks of as home. Their idea of partiotism does not include supporting the government in a time of war and their idea of supporting the troops means undercutting them in public all the while saying they "support the troops but not the war".
  3. Most of America is appreciative of and supportive of our soldiers overseas. However many Americans cannot imagine that the Left is at war with their way of life. This is due to the slow and incremental way the left has slowly changed the nature of the struggle over the last 50 years.
  4. Most of America (even Red State America) still thinks of the major media organs as being basically unbiased and are only now beginning to understand how biased the TV and print media have become. By thinking this they become unwitting victims in a mass indoctrination by the Left. Consisting of constant belittling of the President, a continual stream of bad news from Iraq told in such a way as to make it seem that all the news is bad, the news media are attempting to create news so as to be able to say, "See we told you, Iraq and Vietnam were the same. It was too hard, the enemy too crafty, the country too big, Americans are too soft to win."

I for one am not fooled. I have seen too much and learned too much to go back now. We MUST stay the course. We must win in Iraq and elsewhere. There is too much at stake not to.