Thursday, November 17, 2005

People Are Waking-Up

Below, I listed a few quotes from conservatives showing an increased awareness of the Islamic problem. The President has taken a step in the right direction by changing his rhetoric from “hijackers” to an “ideology.” That opens the discussion as to the nature of the ideology.

We also see changes in France. The French support Sarkozy’s tough stance.

In our fight against Communism, the signs of a major change came in the 1980s with leaders like Walesa, Reagan, and Thatcher. At the time, however, I found it telling that the long-standing Western European Communist parties were losing membership. In France, the early 1980s saw a sizable drop in Party support. That signaled the end of the love affair with communism (with the exception of hopeless intellectuals.)

Now, with regard to the Islamic threat, we are starting to see some signs, here and abroad, of the first steps down the road of change.


Blogger Jason Pappas said...

It’s interesting how some people have a visceral response to David Horowitz, perhaps because he doesn’t hold his punches. I enjoy his hard-hitting style even if my temperament is obviously different. Nevertheless, he has a broad spectrum of writers on the right and center. Lawrence Auster and Tammy Bruce on the same page? He’ll include Robert Spencer but also Stephen Schwartz (who strikes me as a loose cannon at times … but so what?) One thing about Horowitz is that his door is open for discussion.

It’s interesting to look for telltale signs. Islamic uprising in France – the supposed anti-thesis of American when it comes to dealing with Muslims – should wake a few people up ... especially in light of the events of Holland. Add Beslan and Bali and you wonder how people can still blame everything on Bush. Let’s face it; the left doesn’t really want to defend Islam in their hearts. Hopefully, most will break with the far left.

I’m amused when I see the Left switch from “Christianity is as bad as Islam” to “why can’t Islam become a reformed and moderate practice like contemporary Christianity?” They just can’t make-up their mind.

In any case, fortunately, my family is apolitical and my in-laws are sympathetic to how I think.

11/17/05, 9:55 PM  
Blogger Jason Pappas said...

As you said in the other thread, you think like a psychologist. And you’re right. It takes time to reconsider a worldview. I’ve found with most people that just raising a doubt or politely saying you feel differently, plants a seed that eventually yields good results.

11/18/05, 8:44 AM  

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