Appeasement of xenophobic and fascistic movements like Islam or Nazism always leads to disaster.
Here is an excellent article about dealing with the threat of Islamic fascism from the Algemeiner news site, which is one of the media that serves the American Jewish community.
In the article by Isi Leibler, he states quite categorically that:
“There is an iron law in history. Appeasing xenophobic movements or totalitarian regimes invariably leads to disaster, encouraging escalating demands to levels which either culminate with surrender or make armed conflict inevitable.
Had Chamberlain not continued appeasing the Nazis, we may have avoided World War II or at least been better prepared and substantially reduced casualties.”
Mr Leibler is completely correct in his assessment of the situation. If you are dealing with an aggressive, bullying adversary, such as Islam or German Nazism, then giving in to such an aggressor is counterproductive because the aggressor will always want more.
As with Germany demanding not just the Sudentenland but the entire area of Czechoslovakia, so Islam heaps demand onto demand. Demands for accommodation with their religious and cultural observances, demands for halal food to be imposed on all, demands that we accommodate the concept of women being kept in mobile canvas prisons, and so very much more.
Appeasement of Islam will end up with either surrender or conflict.
Looking back on the story of the appeasement not only of Hitler but also the Japanese Empire I can see how there is a correlation between the attitudes of those who were desperately trying to avoid a repeat of the slaughter of World War 1, and the actions and utterances of the multiculturalist useful idiots of today, who appease Islam. Some of today’s appeasers are doing so because they want to avoid conflict which is a noble aim, but one which is exploited by those promoting Islam, just as it was exploited by the Japanese under Hirohito and Germany under Hitler. Others are appeasing Islam out of fear, fear of what pumped up mentalist Bearded Savages will do to them but also fear of what the state will do if they speak out against Islam.
This appeasement must stop. We must cry out to all who will listen about learning the lessons of the past. Appeasement is suicide, appeasement is death.
Mr Leibler, quoting President Reagan added:
“Every lesson in history tells us that the greatest risk lies in appeasement, and this is the spectre our well-meaning liberal friends refuse to face – that the policy of accommodation is appeasement, and it gives no choice between peace and war, only between fight and surrender. If we continue to accommodate, continue to back and retreat, then eventually we have to face the final demand – the ultimatum. And what then?… You and I know and do not believe that life is so dear and peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery. If nothing in life is worth dying for, when did this begin – just in the face of this enemy? Or should Moses have told the children of Israel to live in slavery under the Pharaohs?…
The martyrs of history were not fools, and our honoured dead who gave their lives to stop the advance of the Nazis did not die in vain. Where then, is the road to peace? It is a simple answer. You and I have the courage to say to our enemies “there is a price we will not pay”, “there is a point beyond which they must not advance”… We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on Earth, or we will sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness.”
One of the more worrying things on which I concur with Mr Leibler is about the weakness of the US President Barak Obama. Looking at his re-election from the UK side of the Atlantic Ocean makes me fearful of how worse President Obama’s ‘Carteresque’ Foreign Policy will make things.
President Obama seems to be all too accommodating to the cacophony of whinges and demands emanating from the Islamic world. At the time when America needs a simulacrum of Churchill or Reagan, they seem to have voted for a President who is all too reminiscent of Neville Chamberlain.
I fear for what will happen to us in Europe, a ‘far away land of which (the President) knows little’ if America appeases Islam any more than it is at the moment, it will encourage the appeasers here in Europe and more appeasement is the last thing that we need at the moment.
Without America backing freedom, where will those who desire freedom from Islamic or other types of fascism look to?
Algemeiner.com news site
Speech by UK Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain to the House of Commons 1938
Der Speigel article on the appeasement of Hitler prior to WWII