Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Religion That's Killing The World Isn't Just Islam, It's Also Democracy - Forbes

The Religion That's Killing The World Isn't Just Islam, It's Also Democracy - Forbes

"For democracy zealots like Mr. Obama, the most important thing about the Muslim savages ruling Egypt is not that they are savages and U.S. foes, but that they were “democratically-elected.” Democracy zealots believe the vote validates anything, just as Weimer Germany thought it validated Hitler and his Nazi Party in the 1930s....

Political Islam has never embraced freedom or rights; historically, its brutality was curbed only when ruled by autocrats like the Shah in Iran, Saddam in Iraq, and Mubarak in Egypt. Democracy zealots among Western intellectuals and U.S. political leaders have sabotaged such autocrats (and U.S. allies) in the region, in favor of overt enemies.

Starting in 1979 in Iran, it was out with the secular military regime and in with a tyrannical theocracy; ever since then, but especially after 9/11, the pattern has been repeated in Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, and Libya. The U.S. apologized for supporting secular rule and helped oust allies, in favor of elected theocrats and Islamic constitutions.

From Carter to Obama the U.S. has preferred cold-bloodied, religious tyranny, as long as it arrived by majority vote. The religion that’s killing the world isn’t just Islam but also democracy – a deadly but undying faith in the superiority of Rousseau’s “popular will.” Alexander Hamilton rightly called democracy “our real disease,” and yet Republicans today, the progeny of his Federalists, and those who should extol constitutionally-limited secular republic, as their name implies, instead plead for religion and democracy."

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