June 10, 2004

We love ya when you're down...

AOG writes:

Sympathy is only for the crippled

It’s just astounding to me the level of repitition of the canard that President Bush squandered the world wide sympathy that came from the attacks in 11 Sep 2001. While that’s technically true, what’s left unsaid is that the only way to not have squandered it was to stay a wounded, ineffectual nation. Nations that fight back, that take action don’t get sympathy. Shakespeare had Hamlet express this exact thought:

Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing end them?
The sympathy of the world (and especially the EUlite) is for those who suffer. That’s “squandered” as soon as one takes arms. In the choice between being a fallen nation viewed sympathetically or a butt-kicking world-striding colossus, give me the latter every time.

P.S. This is the same reason why Israel doesn’t get any sympathy for the attacks on it - Israel fights back

I think Israel gets a double-dose of this nonsense. 2,000 years of Diaspora has taught the world that Jews are supposed to be victims. Having Israeli children shredded by suicide bombers loaded with shrapnel is just a signal to the world, to get ready to scrutinize closely any Israeli retaliation, and harshly critize them for the crime of fighting back. One of the huge benefits flowing from 9-11 is the ending of the world's sucking-up to vile terrorist scum like Yasser Arafat and his murder-gangs. They've long been proxy-Jew killers for....well, the list of Arafat fans is a long one...

Posted by John Weidner at June 10, 2004 7:59 AM
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