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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Collective Suicide? No Thanks Code Pinksters

Ron Brynaert at The Raw Story discusses a recent radio commentary by Fred Thompson (are you sensing the beginning of theme on QC?) that the National Review printed as a column. Thompson was speaking of the Code Pink protests against Nancy Pelosi (yeah, they're never happy are they?) and how the Pinksters have idolized Mahatma Ghandi. I actually learned a few things about Gandhi that I didn't know, most notably that he was freakin' loon who urged the British to surrender to Hitler and the Jews to commit collective suicide by offering their throats to the Nazis as an honorable way to bring attention to their plight.

Thompson's colum is called: Gandhi's Way Isn't the American Way, and he couldn't be more right.
At what point is it okay to fight dictators like Saddam or the al Qaeda terrorists who want to take his place?

It turns out that the answer, according to Gandhi, is NEVER. During World War II, Gandhi penned an open letter to the British people, urging them to surrender to the Nazis. Later, when the extent of the holocaust was known, he criticized Jews who had tried to escape or fight for their lives as they did in Warsaw and Treblinka. “The Jews should have offered themselves to the butcher’s knife,” he said. “They should have thrown themselves into the sea from cliffs.” “Collective suicide,” he told his biographer, “would have been heroism.”

The so-called peace movement certainly has the right to make Gandhi’s way their way, but their efforts to make collective suicide American foreign policy just won’t cut it in this country. When American’s think of heroism, we think of the young American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, risking their lives to prevent another Adolph Hitler or Saddam Hussein.

Gandhi probably wouldn't approve, but I can live with that.
Well hear this loud and clear Code Pink: I have no intention of surrendering into dhimmitude to a cruel and medieval religion. Call me a warmonger if you want, I'll wear the label proudly.

ht: Draft Fred Thompson 2008


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