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Thursday, October 21, 2004

Inherit the Wind

Powerline has an interesting post up 'The room you trash may be your own'. Call me old fashioned, but I like this one better:
He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind
Deacon, of Powerline wrote:
John Derbyshire at the NRO corner posts a letter from a reader in China who is concerned about the impact of the over-the-top Bush-bashing by the U.S. media and the Democrats on perceptions of our country abroad:
One of the things I find particularly distressing is how the careless and hateful rhetoric of Democrats and the media have been swallowed hook, line, and sinker by the Chinese, who receive it via (God help us!) the BBC. Bush evil. Bush stupid. That's what my students believe; the dismissive tone of their voices, when they mention President Bush's name, speaks more than any words can. Democrats and the media are so insular, that they do not begin to conceive of the impact of their propaganda and how that shapes the way the rest of the world views us. What has poisoned the perception of the U.S. abroad is not the actions of GWB, but that of the Democrats and the media who noised abroad their disdain and lack of support for Dubya, all for political gain. Had the Democrats and media done what was right, the U.S. would be in different odor around the globe.
House of Payne, on this same topic, added "Sooner or later, some Democratic president is going to have to drink from this poisoned well."

I really do think the old proverb, He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind, is a far better warning for Democrats and "Bush Haters" who want to politically damage the country. In fact, the President has chastised Kerry for his damaging remarks on several occasions; the focus being on the repercussions of Kerry's Anti-War political rhetoric
And what is he going to say to those people that show up to the summit? Join me in the wrong war at the wrong time at the wrong place? Risk your troops in a war you've called a mistake? Nobody is going to follow somebody who doesn't believe we can succeed, and somebody who says the war where we are is a mistake. I know how these people think. I meet with them all the time. I talk to Tony Blair all the time. I talk to Silvio Berlusconi -- they're not going to follow an American President who says, follow me into a mistake.
(Second Bush-Kerry Presidential Debate)
The left, on the whole, in the course of this election has spouted bitter, irrational, hate-filled lies and rhetoric aimed at getting President Bush out of office. In doing so they have fueled the anti-US sentiment in a way that is dangerous for all Americans and damaging for all future American diplomacy. If only the left in America were a little more God-fearing; they might pick up a Bible and learn that if they keep up this rhetoric, even if they win, they will only end up inheriting the wind.

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