Marlowe's Shade

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Orson Scott Card on Kerry

Originally posted on American Realpolitik

Card paints a clear picture of how Kerry's campaign feeds off the hypocrisy, dishonesty and ethical bankruptcy of those who have aligned themselves against Bush.

Kerry has no principles. It's as simple as that. He is simply attacking Bush in every way he can think of, and hoping the American people buy the idea that Bush has been incompetent, even though Kerry knows that the war is going as well as any war can be expected to go, both in the Iraq campaign specifically and in the overall War against Terror.

Kerry instantly exploits any setback or loss in the war for his own political advantage; but if Bush should try to point out any success, he is either "deceiving" the American people by looking at things through rose-colored glasses, or he is "exploiting" the sacrifices of our brave soldiers for his own political gain.

Read the whole thing. It is a very elegantly constructed argument. It details the involvement of the media, the treasonous use of the war in Iraq and on terrorism to cynically undermine Bush with the backing of the self-absorbed factions of our society who choose to ignore the dangers we face.
And he warns of a greater danger. The blueprint was the bombngs in Madrid. Card convincingly argues that Kerry's current strategy against Bush demonstrates that he wouldn't hesitant to use such an attack on the US to his political advantage. And this is precisely why terrorists like Arafat support him:

Yet, in Al Qaeda's effort to install Osama Bin Laden (or, if he dies, some like-minded successor) as Caliph of all Islam, they find it useful to promote extreme Leftist governments in Western nations.

Why? Because they know Leftist governments won't fight them.

They know John Kerry will hand them the victory they can't win against a determined America.

Ultimately, they believe that Leftist governments will behave in such a way that the Leftist agenda can be swept away and replaced by Shari'a.

Such might be the result of hypocrisy and cynicism in America.
papijoe 6:40 AM