The Foolishness of “Ron Paul” Isolationism
Posted by iusbvision on February 6, 2011
By IUSB Vision Editor Chuck Norton
Isolationists need to understand that technology has made the world a whole lot smaller and that “invasion” is no longer the only risk as it was in 1802. Of course even in 1802 the Islamic Jihad was such a threat that Thomas Jefferson sent the Navy and the Marines to force a halt to their attacks on our shipping.
The Marine Corps Hymn starts “From the Halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli, we will fight our countries battles in the on the land as on the sea“.
Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don’t have that problem. – Ronald Reagan
Imagine if France had the isolationist Ron Paul view during our own revolution against the British. Without the aid of France the American Cause would have been nipped in its infancy.
If you won’t take my word for it, take Ronald Reagan’s
Every lesson of history teaches us that the greater risk lies in accommodation or appeasement. Show an aggressive culture weakness and you guarantee war and not just with three jet liners. Next time they will be back and will hit us with everything they’ve got and then we would be fighting a war for survival on their terms.
Even Hollywood once understood this:
Many of you who are taking the isolationist view are young and idealistic. Except for veterans, you have never known adversity or evil of this nature. You do not remember the Cold War. You do not understand what those who manned the East German border came to understand when the Soviets would gun down a family trying to get across. They would leave the bodies there for a few days as a reminder to others of what would happen if they tried to flee to freedom.
Look at what is going on in Western Europe now. They will not stand against the radical left and militant political Islamists who are bent on replacing Western Culture with their own and the violence is getting out of control. The Europeans learned the wrong lesson from WWII. Instead of learning that evil must be fought, they learned that fighting is evil. Now they are paying the price.