This seemed a good follow up on my prior post of "Where Are We Going?" Melanie Phillips has a piece called "America Goes Into Darkness," wherein she writes:
The greatest satisfaction today over the re-election of Obama is not being felt in the Democratic Party[, the media, or the radical left]. ... No, the greatest satisfaction is surely being felt in Iran.She goes on to explain why Romney lost the election:
With four more years of Obama in the White House, Iran can now be sure that it will be able to complete its infernal construction of a genocide bomb to use against the Jews and the west. World War Three has now come a lot closer.
It is said that, with likely gridlock in Congress over domestic issues, Obama will concentrate on foreign policy. We should all shudder. So far, Obama has empowered Iran to destabilise the region; supported Islamist takeovers in Egypt and Libya; is backing al Qaeda affiliates in Syria; refused to come to the aid of Americans being attacked by al Qaeda in Benghazi as a result of which four American officials were murdered; and hung Israel out to dry against its genocidal Palestinian attackers.
A report last month that Obama was secretly negotiating with the Iranian regime took on an even more incendiary aspect a few days ago with a claim that these negotiations were being led by his close friend and adviser, Valerie Jarrett. If Jarrett was indeed involved, that should strike a deep chill into anyone who has not joined the lemming-like leap over the edge of the western cliff. For Iranian-born Jarrett – who Obama has admitted he consults before he takes any decision and who has been said to act as his ‘spine’ -- is a far-leftist with roots deep in the corrupt Chicago Democratic machine.
Britain and the Europeans love Obama because they think he will end American exceptionalism and turn the US into a pale shadow of themselves. What they don’t realise is that, all but lobotomised by consumerist rights, state dependency, victim culture, sentimentality, post-religion, post-nationalism and post-Holocaust and Empire guilt, Britain and Europe are themselves fast going down the civilisational tubes.I agree that we are in a cultural war, and further compromise is impossible and suicidal. Liberals compromise like a mugger. First, they demand our "wallet," so we give them increased taxing and regulatory power over business, thinking this will be it; then they want our "watch," so we accept more gun control and funding of abortion just to appease them; then they want our "jewelry," so we give them special rights for everyone under the sun; now they are asking for our clothes, and soon our lives.
Romney lost because he refused to provide an alternative to any of this for fear of being labelled a warmonger, flint-heart or social reactionary. ...
Romney lost because, like Britain’s Conservative Party, the Republicans just don’t understand that America and the west are being consumed by a culture war. In their cowardice and moral confusion, they all attempt to appease the enemies within. And from without, the Islamic enemies of civilisation stand poised to occupy the void.
With the re-election of Obama, America now threatens to lead the west into a terrifying darkness.
This is not true compromise, or they would be giving up something themselves. If they want higher taxes, then they should have to give up all the alphabet agencies that regulate businesses. If they want gay marriage, then they should have to give up the National Firearms Act and Obamacare. If they want homosexuals to be a protected class under Title VII, then they should have to give up the FHAA and Title IX.That would be true compromise.
As for leading the West into darkness, well, that is inaccurate. To be more accurate, the U.S. will cease to lead the West, and Europe will naturally go where it has been headed for the last 100 years.