The Hitchens brothers “get” the Iraq War. Both grasp the political and practical underpinnings of this continuing outpouring of blood and treasure. In a nutshell: Iraq is a war of choice. It is a war for globalism, and against culture, history, religion, and tradition. So Christopher Hitchens, who is a leftist and militant atheist, the author of God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, supported the US-British crusade from the moment it was first proposed.
For the same reason, his younger brother Peter Hitchens eloquently and energetically opposed the invasion of Iraq. Peter, whose political outlook is best described as paleoconservative, understood that the Iraq War would not only lead to an expansion of big government, but would erode the traditional values of Western society as much as it would weaken Iraqi society.
The election of Barack Hussein Obama is an assault on Western culture here at home, and once again, the Hitchens boys see it exactly for what it is. No surprise that leftist Christopher enthusiastically endorsed Obama’s candidacy. And in this must-read article, Peter HitchensÂ offers a heartfelt and blunt assessment of Obama’s victory for what it is: America’s suicide, knowingly assisted by the Neocons.
The swooning frenzy over the choice of Barack Obama as President of the United States must be one of the most absurd waves of self-deception and swirling fantasy ever to sweep through an advanced civilisation. …
I was in Washington DC the night of the election. Americaâ€™s beautiful capital has a sad secret. It is perhaps the most racially divided city in the world, with 15th Street â€“ which runs due north from the White House â€“ the unofficial frontier between black and white. …
As I walked, I crossed another of Washingtonâ€™s secret frontiers. There had been a few white people blowing car horns and shouting, as the result became clear. But among the Mexicans, Salvadorans and the other Third World nationalities, there was something like ecstasy.
They grasped the real significance of this moment. They knew it meant that America had finally switched sides in a global cultural war.Â Forget the Cold War, or even the Iraq War. The United States, having for the most part a deeply conservative people, had until now just about stood out against many of the mistakes which have ruined so much of the rest of the world.
Suspicious of welfare addiction, feeble justice and high taxes, totally committed to preserving its own national sovereignty, unabashedly Christian in a world part secular and part Muslim, suspicious of the Great Global Warming panic, it was unique.
These strengths had been fading for some time, mainly due to poorly controlled mass immigration and to the march of political correctness. They had also been weakened by the failure of Americaâ€™s conservative party â€“ the Republicans â€“ to fight on the cultural and moral fronts.
And now the US, like Britain before it, has begun the long slow descent into the Third World. How sad.
Sad, indeed. Banana republic, here we come.