How to defeat our enemies: Stop appeasing envy and regain our cultural confidence

 I received this speech by Jack Wheeler in an email from Janet Levy this morning and I’m posting it in its entirety. Jack Wheeler has traveled to the world’s most obscure places since his teens, and got to know the anti-communist freedom fighters in Nicaragua, Afghanistan, and many other places during the 1980s. He influenced President Reagan to support these groups as a measure to help bring down the Soviet Union — a successful move, it turned out. He has always been a fighter for freedom and western civilization, and I want as many people as possible to see these words.

What Jack says is applicable to all the problems we write about here — refugee policy, immigration, jihad, etc. Our elites’ loss of cultural confidence and fear of envy make them adopt policies that those not afflicted can only look upon as lunatic.


By Jack Wheeler

March 5, 2010

[This is a speech I am delivering today to the members of the Council for National Policy, leaders of conservative organizations across America, meeting in Naples, Florida.]

There’s no time to waste here, so I’m going to skip the obligatory warm-up joke and get to the root of the problem.

First, Moslems are not really the problem, neither Moslem terrorists nor Moslem  imperialists insisting on their medieval Sharia laws.

Christendom has been fighting Islam for almost fifteen centuries.  The Spaniards fought 800 years to get rid of the Moslem invaders of their Christian lands.  800 years!  That’s how long the Reconquista took.  How long have we in America been at it – two decades?

Islam is a self-identified religion of the sword.  It cannot be anything else but.  “Islam” is an Arabic word.  It means submission.  Moslems claim this means submit to Allah.  What it really means is submit to them or die.  Just the same as it was for the Communists of the Soviet Union.  

Thus there can be no peace between Jihadi or Sharia Moslems and us, anymore than there could be with Soviet Communists.  “Peace” for us means the absence of violence.  “Peace” for Jihadis and Communists means the absence of disobedience.  So there can be no peace, there can only be victory or submission.

We achieved victory over the Communists of the Soviet Union.  How may we achieve victory over the Moslems of Jihad and Sharia?  Let’s go to Africa to find out.

Anyone here been to the Serengeti?  Then you know the tribe that lives on the plains of the Serengeti is the Masai.  How do the Masai make a living?  They are cattle herders.  Cattle herders in lion country.  Lots of lions live in the Serengeti, and they love to eat cows.  Cows are easy to kill and taste real good.  What have the Masai got to protect their cattle – and themselves – from the lions?  Spears.  No guns, just spears.

What do the Masai wear for clothing?  Bright red robes.  They want to make sure the lions see them, know where they are.  For when a lion sees a Masai, it is the lion that runs away, not the Masai.  Lions are scared of the Masai, who are very, very good at hunting lions down and killing them.  With spears.

Lions are predators.  There can be no peace between predators and prey.  Islam is a predatory religion.  Jihadi Moslems are predators.  So the only solution is to have them be so afraid of us that they leave us alone, just like lions leave the Masai alone on the Serengeti Plains of Africa. They either run away or get a spear in their gut.

So the question becomes:  Why don’t we treat Moslem predators like Masai treat lions?  

It’s because the Masai, even though they live in primitive conditions, have something we once had and have now lost:  cultural confidence.  They have a fierce pride and confidence in their culture that we no longer have.

Our Founding Fathers sure had it.  Thomas Jefferson sure had it, when he condemned King George for inflicting upon Americans – quote from the Declaration of Independence – “the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian savages, whose known rule of warfare is undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes, and conditions.”

The men and women who fought those savages to create an American civilization from sea to shining sea sure had it.  We’ve lost it.  How?  Let’s go to the Amazon to find out.

There is a tribe in the Amazon called the Yanomamo.  When a Yanomamo woman gives birth to a baby, she cries out is a loud lament, “Oh my baby is so ugly!  Why have the spirits cursed me with such an ugly baby?”  She does this so the other villagers won’t envy her happiness at her beautiful child.

This is the famous fear of envious Black Magic, the fear of the Evil Eye that permeates so many cultures, from primitive tribes in the Amazon to Harvard-educated liberals in America.  For just like the Yanomamo tribeswoman who says her baby is ugly to deflect envy, so the American liberal says his country is ugly.

Perhaps the most instructive of all Ten Commandments is the last:  Thou shalt not covet –  don’t be envious.  Yet it needs a corollary:  Thou shalt not fear those who covet – don’t be afraid of the envious. For it is this fear that gives the envious their power over us.

For example, the crux understanding of Moslem terrorism or Jihadism is that it is a pathology of envy. 

All three of the great barbarisms of modern times have been pathologies of envy. Naziism, preaching race-envy toward “rich exploitative Jews”;  Communism preaching class-envy toward “rich exploitative bourgeois”;  Jihadism preaching culture-envy toward “rich exploitative America/Israel/the West.” In all three cases, the belief in exploitation is a primitive belief in voodoo Black Magic. 

What gives envy its enormous destructive capacity is the fear of it, fear of the Evil Eye. It is envy that makes a Nazi, a Communist, or a Moslem Terrorist. It is the fear of being envied that makes a Liberal

Liberalism is thus not a political ideology or set of beliefs. It is an envy-deflection device, a psychological strategy to avoid being envied. Liberalism is the politicalization of envy-appeasement

And thus liberals are driven to ever more masochistic efforts of self-humiliation in attempts at envy appeasement.

All the passions of the Left are frenzies of masochism. What could be more idiotic and masochistic than to oppose missile defense? Liberals oppose missile defense because…  they do not want their country defended

Liberals promulgate their “global warming” hoax because…  they do not want their civilization to prosper

Liberals are pro-abortion because… they do not want their species to exist

Liberals wallow in their ethical goo of moral relativism and multiculturalism because…  they do not want their culture to survive. “Political correctness” is nothing but a form of envy-appeasement – which is why, just as one example, we have politically correct airport security rather than profiling Moslems.
As the Amazon tribeswoman who says her baby is ugly, so the liberal says  his country, his culture, his civilization and even his entire species is ugly

This is why liberals always root for those who revile America. Liberals are incapacitated from being able to defend America because of their primitive fear of the Evil Eye of America’s enemies. Liberals are incapable of pride, deep pride, in being American.  Instead they feel embarrassment. 

So – how do we regain cultural confidence for America?  It’s a simple recipe of two words:

Reject envy.

This is a note of 100 Yuans – the currency of Communist China.  While we have George Washington and Abraham Lincoln on our money, the Chicoms have Mao Tse-Tung, whom the Guinness Book of World Records lists as the greatest mass murderer in human history.  America is vastly more moral than Communist China.  Yet we kowtow to the Red Chinese. 

Christianity is vastly more moral than Islam.  Ours is a religion of love and forgiveness.  Islam is a religion of conquest and slavery.  Repeatedly in the Koran, Allah advocates slavery, providing a plethora of detailed rules and permissions regarding slave ownership.  Either slavery is moral or Allah is immoral.  Moslems must choose.

But we cannot ask them to choose, we cannot stand up to Moslem terrorists or Communist Chinese or any enemy of America, foreign or domestic, if we do not reject their envy.

There could not be a clearer example of the disastrous consequences of America’s failing to reject envy than the election of Barack Hussein Obama – a man with utterly no experience or qualifications, a man no one in the country would have paid the slightest attention to if he were white.  

The only reason this man was elected was because he was black, because of his race –  it was the most racist election in American history, a deeply masochistic exercise in envy-appeasement.

At least now we can all understand the horrific results of envy-appeasement.  And while this is in no way an endorsement of Mitt Romney’s presidential aspirations – I’m all up all in for Sarah Palin – he has provided the antidote with the title of his book, No Apology.

That is the message conservatives must stand for at every opportunity:  No apology for America, no apology for our success, our prosperity, our power, our religion, our culture, our civilization.

That and the American message of Live and Let Live.  You leave us alone and we’ll leave you alone.  But if you don’t, if you attempt to terrorize, threaten, or intimidate us, you’ll end up like a lion at the tip of a Masai spear.

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