Sunday, November 05, 2006

More VDH... Overstating and Missing

HH: And what does the enemy think, both of John Kerry and this week's brouhaha, and also about these University of Pennsylvania pictures?

VDH: They think that we are a wealthy, affluent, leisured society that doesn't have a moral sense, that are corrupt, that are godless, and that they are zealots. They believe in a hereafter. They have a more pure view of human experience, and that we hide behind our technology and our sophisticated weapons, and we're not able to get down and dirty with them and fight for what we believe in. They believe that we don't know who we are, if we're better than the alternative. And they think in the long war that this is becoming, they're going to outlast us. So when they see a John Kerry say these things, or they see a Dick Durbin, or they see a picture like this, they say a-ha. You see? We're winning on the battlefield, because these people do not want to support this long war. They don't believe in it.

If this is true, and I don't necessarily dispute Victor Davis Hanson that the United States can certainly be a bloated, morally deficient world of reality TV, superstar movie adorement and obsessive desire for greater corporate profits... if this is true, then shouldn't VDH be out there on the picket line with a foam board banner outside NBC, ABC and CBS studios decrying reality TV?

Wouldn't it logically follow that primetime television shows such as 'The Bachelor', 'The Bachleorette', or even 'Grey's Anatomy' further the Islamo-Fascist agenda by proving that Americans are "morally bereft" and that we have only narrow interests, leaning to a prurient nature?

Shouldn't he be calling for the shut down of our corporate media celebrity cult of personality?

No? Because if not, then I'm not exactly sure what he is saying... the terrorists believe we are morally inferior, lacking, etc. Fast forward... the Democrats vindicate the terrorist's views?

What am I missing? I don't understand. Please forgive me.

VDH should start by calling for a boycott on the Britney Spears midnight wedding trysts in Las Vegas, the 'Who wants to be a millionaire' game shows, the 'Dateline NBC: To Catch a Predator expose's.'

Because it's our freedom that VDH is calling into question. And it's our freedom that the terrorists take issue with.

So maybe, VDH, you might start with some domestic introspection, or at the very least appeal to our Christian roots and request some restraint. Because the terrorists are wrong - they have no right to tell us who we are or what we should say, express or stand for.

But look at our culture - If you were to look at our popular culture, who are we, and what do we stand for?

I don't have any answers, but neither does Victor Davis Hanson.

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