Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Defiance Is More Than an Attitude

The following quote was lifted from Tendentious when he had his back turned. It serves as a holding space for the vehicle that will shortly park here.

Meanwhile, consider the Prime Minister’s words carefully as you brush your teeth tonight. He means you and me -- for sure he wasn't talking to himself.

     If you imagine that you can buy immunity from fanatics by curling yourself in a ball, apologising for the world – [and] to the world – for who you are and what you stand for and what you believe in… not only is that morally bankrupt but it's also ineffective.
… fanatics despise a lot of things and the things they despise most [are] weakness and timidity. There has been plenty of evidence through history that fanatics attack weakness and retreating people even more savagely than they do defiant people.
By John Howard


Anonymous said...

I have always been a huge admirer of Prime Minister Howard. The Aussies are so fortunate to have him--rather than someone like Bush who is still hell-bent on appeasing terrorists.

An excerpt from demands by the PA:

"The PA also wants Bush to help accelerate the birth of a Palestinian Arab state on all of the Jews' ancient heartland."

“We want President Bush to meet his promises, an independent State of Palestine, complete freedom to create everlasting peace and to change the Israeli unilateral evacuation to a full withdrawal,” Sha'ath said.

The Bush respsonse?

“Don't worry. I have some political sway with Israel and will use it if need be,” Bloomberg News quoted the president as saying.