Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Democrat Paralysis

Morally Paralyzed

"Moral paralysis" is a term that has been used to describe the inaction of France, England and other European democracies in the 1930s, as they watched Hitler build up the military forces that he later used to attack them.


It is a term that may be painfully relevant to our own times.

Back in the 1930s, the governments of the democratic countries knew what Hitler was doing — and they knew that they had enough military superiority at that point to stop his military buildup in its tracks. But they did nothing to stop him.

Instead, they turned to what is still the magic mantra today — "negotiations."

No leader of a democratic nation was ever more popular than British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain — wildly cheered in the House of Commons by opposition parties as well as his own — when he returned from negotiations in Munich in 1938, waving an agreement and declaring that it meant "peace in our time."

We know now how short that time was.

more...

http://jewishworldreview.com/cols/sowell072407.php3

6 Comments:

Blogger Obob said...

the comparisons of Europe in the 30s and today and friggin' scary. And the lack of awareness on our side of the Pond is just as well. The left screams until hoarse of our "imperialistic" approach in the Middle East. Yet they are blissfully ignorant of the evil that lurks to take their civil liberites away they take for granted. sad really

9:10 AM  
Anonymous z said...

And, does Sowell get the press his message deserves? Of course not!

SO vital to America, and our media won't have him on to tell AMericans what they should be hearing, what they need to hear ..... it's scary to see our country sinking and readying itself to be overcome by islam, whether it be muslims here talking kindness and plotting against us, or iranian nukes. unbelievable that we're even considering this, isn't it?

9:48 AM  
Anonymous prairieson said...

Sowell pens another excellent analysis of the surrender monkeys among us.

Every university in this country should make this man's essays required reading.

10:28 AM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Dr. Sowell is a brilliant man, a terrific writer and wise.

tmw

11:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TMW you are absolutely right. Thomas Sowell is one of the intellectual Titans of our time. I'm in the middle of his masterpiece, "Basic Economics." He managed to make it very readable, which is nearly miraculous.

He asks the question: "Are we France?"
The short answer is no. We are suffering from the onslaught of a very powerful enemy within our own house. It's called the political left. In many cases they are resorting to treason. CIA personel are routinly undermining the foreign policy of the President by leaking secrets to the NYT's. That's only a tiny bit of it.

Morgan

3:36 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Right you are, Morgan, about how readable Sowell makes econ. He is one of the intellectual giants of our time who, like Thomas, has never gotten his props from his own people. I don't know whether it's jealousy or spite, but he deserves much, much better.

5:02 PM  

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