The ongoing Political Musings of a former (now Stray) Yellar Dawg Dem.
This is a Feminist Blog, in the tradition of Susan B. Anthony.
"Just Tell Them...
I have worked 40 years to make the Women's Suffrage platform broad enough for Atheists and Agnostics to stand upon, and now if need be I will fight the next 40 to keep it Catholic enough to permit the straightest Orthodox religionist to speak or pray and count her beads upon."
Susan B. Anthony
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Two Reasonable Approaches to Terrorism: Conservative and Progressive Strategies
First of all I think at this point we must accept that electing Barack Obama has not done what many people thought (hoped) it would do. It has not placated Radical Islam. In fact, we seem to be moving in the opposite direction. Jihadism seems to be making a comeback. On U.S. airplanes over Detroit, for example.
There are only two reasonable approaches to this development as far as I am concerned. The Conservative argument is well laid out by Charles Krauthammer and discussed at No Quarter.
The rational "Progressive" (ie Feminist) strategy is being explored by Phyllis Chesler.
As a Feminist, and a Family Scientist ... I gotta tell ya.... I believe Phyllis has the answer. The liberation of Yemeni women and their babies will likely go a long way toward ending the Jihadi hotbed that country is cultivating. But... I also admit that this is a LONG RANGE strategy, wrought with painful lessons about the nature of the "enemy."
First we must deal with today's attackers. Which brings us back to Krauthammer and Bronwyn's piece at No Quarter.
No rational person... no matter how "Progressive" or "Liberal" can reasonably argue that we are helping ourselves, or the "Lonely and Murderous Sons of Allah," by pretending that "isolated suspects" should be treated as if they were American citizens with a right to legal counsel. Any argument that champions the return of terrorist sons, to Yemen (or Afghanistan or wherever,) for more training in Islamofacism is failing the children in ALL countries.
That kind of thinking is not "Progressivism" my friends. And it's not "Liberalism." It is nothing more than Tom Foolery. And by "Tom Foolery" I mean to say that "Tom" is pulling the wool over our (Progressive Feminist) eyes such that "Tom" may maintain power over Neda... the world over.
In "real life" Dawg is a mom, a nurse, a pet rescuer and a tireless advocate for animal rights.
Dawg is happily married for thirty years and has raised three awesome children. She holds an advanced degree in Family Science, wherein her research was focused on women's support circles during parturition. Her dedication to Women's Rights is directly affected by her belief that motherhood should not be a sentence to isolation and disenfranchisement.
Dawg is on hiatus from political bloggery d/t the intense demands of her engagement in the No Kill movement at this time. However, she remains influenced by PUMA politics and reads the blogs of her fellow PUMAs (at right) regularly.
Thanks for the Visit, all you Stray Dogs and PUMAs!
"Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave.