Thursday, February 23, 2006

I'll be there in spirit

Mischa has a link to a worthy cause - a drive to support the Danes. Christopher Hitchens state the case forthrightly:
the question of Denmark: a small democracy, which resisted Hitler bravely and protected its Jews as well as itself. Denmark is a fellow member of NATO and a country that sends its soldiers to help in the defense and reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan. And what is its reward from Washington? Not a word of solidarity, but instead some creepy words of apology to those who have attacked its freedom, its trade, its citizens, and its embassies. For shame. Surely here is a case that can be taken up by those who worry that America is too casual and arrogant with its allies.
Has the civilized world learned nothing from history? The tyrants and bullies must be firmly dealt with early - failure leads them to wrongly conclude that they are the Next Great Thing - and the ghosts of Holocaust victims can bear witness to that kind of mistake.

As Julia Roberts said in "Pretty Woman" - "Big mistake. Big, huge."

Denmark deserves the support. That tiny country stood up the the Nazi empire when bigger countries shrugged a Gallic shoulder or pretended they didn't notice. They're fighting to stand firm amongst a sea of marshmallow states, and it isn't easy. If the Islamic world doesn't like our backing them, P*** on them!

The rally will be at Danish embassies tomorrow. I won't be able to get free (school day), but will do my part to publicize it.



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