Thursday, July 15, 2010
William Jennings Bryan said it in 1896 in a vastly different context, but every word applies to conservatives today:
We do not come as aggressors. Our war is not a war of conquest; we are fighting in the defence of our homes, our families, and posterity. We have petitioned, and our petitions have been scorned; we have entreated, and our entreaties have been disregarded; we have begged, and they have mocked when our calamity came. We beg no longer; we entreat no more; we petition no more. We defy them!
We beg no more. We entreat no more. We petition no more. We defy them. We are not the aggressors. We are not haters. We are not racists. We are not bigots. We are not neofascists. Those who claim otherwise are knowingly or unknowingly abetting a monstrous evil. We withdraw our sanction from them. We must no longer treat journalists as if they were objective reporters when they are ideologues and propagandists. We must constantly call them out on their game. And refuse to play it ourselves.
The above is a quote from Robert Spencer, a scholar of Islamic history, theology, and law and the director of Jihad Watch. He is the author of ten books, eleven monographs, and hundreds of articles about jihad and Islamic terrorism, including the New York Times Bestsellers "The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades)" and "The Truth About Muhammad." His latest book, "The Complete Infidel’s Guide to the Koran," is available now from Regnery Publishing, and he is coauthor (with Pamela Geller) of the forthcoming book "The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America" (Simon and Schuster).
Read the whole conversation: Symposium: The Fear that Wilders is Right.