Friedman: Jihadis Losing, But All May Not Be Calm

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    I disagreed with Menewa that Friedman is conservative, he isn't. But he is on the right side of the WOT:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/13/opinion/13friedman.html?

     
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    If your name is Muhammad and you are a 21-year-old single Arab man and you have not visited Disney World yet, well, you may want to consider Euro Disney, because your chances of getting a U.S. tourist visa are very low. Frankly, I wish this were not the case because we're keeping a lot of good, talented Arab men and women from getting educated in America, which is the best way of building friends.


    Educating Arabs or should Muslims in general is a bad idea. How many more
    Islamic bombs do you want to see in this century? Part of the keeping
    an advantage over the developing countries is not to share high tech knowledge and for sure not train them in engineering and nuclear physics.
    This building friends approach has for now only helped China to spy
    out the US H wepons program. Nice work there. Pakistan has the bomb.

    Friedman is ready to sell out the US so everyone can have your job worldwide
    if they are willing to work for less. When Friedman rants how happy
    he is for the callcenters in India he misses the point that these
    call centers left the backward areas in the US. Idaho being one
    of the affected areas.

    I read his book the Lexus and the Olive tree. He is an :asshole:
     
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    I agree with your assessment of his writings in general, but on this issue, regardless of his 'lament' he is not arguing for any loosening, rather he criticizes that even more hasn't been done as far as security. To me, this is how some of the columnists that are actually very liberal, ie Christopher Hitchens and for quite awhile, Andrew Sullivan, have been misrepresented as conservative.
     
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    K, Thomas Friedman, like William Safire, Paul Krugman, Frank Rich, Jonah Goldberg, David Frum, Bill Kristol, William Kristol, Judith Miller, Joel Mowbray, John Podhoretz, Norman Podhoretz, Charles Krauthammer, Paul Wolfowitz and Douglas Feith is NEITHER LIBERAL NOR CONSERVATIVE.

    He's a JEW, and that means that he's pushing a JEWISH agenda, not an American one.

    They make it look "conservative" by adding militancy and warfare, but it's not militancy or warfare for your sake, it's for their sake. They play up enough "conservative" to get the masses of white gentiles who veer conservative excited and willing to die for their Middle East program, but it's not "conservative" IN THE LEAST! Russell Kirk and Edmund Burke would have NONE OF IT! Buckley know what's going on but he won't say it, and Will is willing to sell his own people out for fame and glory. Bush is just a moron who doesn't know any better.

    But smart conservatives should!
     
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    Enjoy WJ. Just when I think you've turned a corner. :scratch:
     
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    I know you're resistant to the idea. I once was. Believe me! I thought it was CRAZY to even THINK about Jews negatively. ALL MY LIFE, EVERYTHING I HAD BEEN TAUGHT told me to stay away from that. I said, "You are effing nuts. How are Jews responsible for the current war?"

    But just read one book, The Culture of Critique, by Kev. MacDonald:

    http://www.csulb.edu/~kmacd/books-Preface.html

    You will not be so quick to dismiss what we say.
     
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    I have so many 'edu.' books to read, I always go for the abstract:

    He's a psychologist.
     
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    Yes, though his field, evolutionary psychology, is heavily empirical. If you hate "fuzzy thinking," you won't be disappointed by the work. If you're thinking that all psychologists are liberal, think again --- though he employs all the tools of the modern academic, he does so in a way that's eye-openingly conservative. In fact, there is a section in which he goes after the unfalsifiable nature of many liberal (Jewish) worldviews. It's just fascinating. This guy knows exactly what the liberals think, what the conservatives think, and what the racially conscious think. He's ahead of his time.

    I'll buy you the book if you're interested.
     
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    Sorry WJ, this just doesn't 'grab my interest',
     

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