Friday, October 21, 2005

Decline of Democratic Powers...the blame falls on the pacifist liberal elites [link]

The link above is to a column you, my faithful readers, might find interesting. It discusses how the British liberal elite in the early 20th Century led to the decline of the British Empire. It also discusses the possible lessons for the US.

The liberals in England were burned out after the first world war and wanted peace. They were not smart enough to realize that there was real evil in the world that had to be fought. So, they pushed through unilateral disarmament in the late 20s and early 30s. Afterall, the "war to end all wars" had been fought and won...right?

Wrong. By the mid-30s, you had Hitler rising to power in Germany and a nationalist government rising to power in Japan. England faced the dilemma that she had enemies in two parts of the world...and not enough of a fleet left to face both threats (or even one threat adequately).

Liberals in the US may do the same thing. Force us to disarm and withdraw from the world...then find that the world has become MORE dangerous...and that we lack the military forces to protect our interests and defend ourselves.

Of course, let's not forget this little gem about anti-Americanism and anti-semitism in the UK:

I have posted this column before, but it is so good and it bears repeating. The British foul up their country by listening to the liberals, then blame the Americans and the Jews for all their problems. Lovely!


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