The question was posed:
“Doesn’t the statement, ‘We're fighting them there so we don't have to fight them here,’ implicitly demean and disrespect the value of other peoples and cultures? Fighting/war always result(s) in the killing of innocents and negative impacts on culture. So, isn’t the statement a fair bit unchristian and inhumane?”
Doesn’t the fact that they are wanting to kill us because we are a free, capitalist country, implicitly demean US and disrespect the value of OUR culture?
To use the argument that it’s “unchristian” and “inhumane” is to ignore the generations of human rights issues in Iraq, Iran, North Korea, China, and everywhere else that common decency and dignity are cast aside or beaten down by cruel and inhuman monsters.
Moses fought a righteous war; Gideon fought a righteous war. Protection of home and family is far more important than valuing THEIR culture, whoever “they” may be. The Children of Israel were commanded to expel ALL the pagan cultures from the Promised Land; failure to do so had consequences, and after a time, war ensued.
I was told my answer was overly simplistic. As I review it again, I think the only thing simplistic about it would be that I used generalities instead of specifics.
Ok, so insert “RADICAL ISLAM HATES OUR GUTS AND THEY WANT TO KILL US” in place of the plain old “they are wanting to kill us” above; that should cover it.
John Stuart Mill, a 19th century English philosopher said:
"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."
When will it be OK to those on the left, to cherish our country and our culture? When will it be OK to be unashamed of American Exceptionalism? Multiculturalism has been a bane on our society long enough. I’m so very sick of the argument that we must put their feelings and their culture above our own!
We are AMERICAN’S first! This has nothing to do whatsoever with us being unchristian, and everything to do with protecting home and hearth! Why is that so hard to understand? These people have no desire to be our friends, they want to conquer the Infidel, and that means You and it means Me!
War should never be the first answer, but neither is it unacceptable to the Lord; if it were, Moses, Joshua, Gideon, and several from the Book of Mormon would not have been able to protect themselves.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,…”
Do those on the Left understand these words AT ALL?
Our rights come from God, and they include, among other things, our RIGHT to LIFE, our RIGHT to LIBERTY, and the RIGHT to pursue HAPPINESS. When someone, or a group of someone’s seeks to destroy these Fundamental, NATURAL rights, I have a serious problem with that! I also have a serious problem with those who think we don’t have a right to protect ourselves HERE, by going to where the nest of vipers is.
An analogy came to mind earlier; suppose you found a termite hill in your yard, what would you do?
A. Leave it alone, they aren’t bothering you.
B. Leave it alone, but squish the little suckers that wander into your domain?
C. Go TO the nest; eradicate the problem before they literally eat you out of house and home?
I understand, again, this may be simplistic to some, but it makes perfect sense to me. Do you want your house, your home, to be usurped by something that is intent on its fundamental destruction?
It’s like the wasp nests that I spray at night; I do NOT want wasps in my house, around our patio dining table, or near my loved ones, therefore, I eradicate them as I find their nests; I don’t wait for them to come to us.
You may think, like my friend,that these are simplistic answers to a complex problem; so be it, I’m a simpleton then; even proud to be so in that case, because fighting them “over there” is much simpler than fighting them over here.
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