The Daily Bork

July 12, 2005

The Same Old, Same Old . . .

Victor Davis Hanson can be bombastic and somewhat OTT on occasion. But there are pieces where he shines.

The Same Old, Same Old... An anatomy of the London bombing.

In WWII we didn’t care much whether in fighting Bushido some thought we were in a war against Buddhists. We weren’t, and that was enough.

We knew the enemy were Nazis, not simply Germans, and didn’t froth and whine to prove that distinction.

But not now.

To criticize Islamic fascism is supposedly to be unfair to Islam, so we allow on our own shores mullahs and madrassas to spread hatred and intolerance, as part of our illiberal acceptance of “not offending Islam.”

It is not that we don’t believe in Western values as much as we don’t even know what they are anymore.

Of course prior to WWII there was vocal American opposition to involvement, from the isolationist right, to sympathetic Nazis, to the bulk of socialists who backed the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact (at least until Barbarossa broke the leftist bond). Nothing changes really.


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