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It takes a nation to protect the nation

Warfare, the Middle East, and how to beat Islamic Fundamentalism

This is a 45 minute lecture (plus questions) by Victor Davis Hanson, so I'll pick out some features to make it easier.

  • You can skip the first 5 minutes of biography, if you like
  • Wars are hard to start, but actually a common part of our life
  • The motivation to start wars is normally perceived grievances, which bear little relationship to the actual grievances
  • [40mins] These perceptions can shift in periods of just a few years, as shown by the reversal of Fascism's fortunes - people want to be in the winning system
  • The concept of deterrence, so familiar to the ancient Greeks, is not attractive to modern, affluent liberal Western societies
  • Consensual societies are lethal, far more so than the Authoritarian/Fascistic ones.

The questions start from 50 mins.  Watch VDH demolish the final question from a delusional pro-Palestinian student.

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Victor Davis Hanson at Pepperdine Univ

Another excellent VDH analysis, this time of Trump.

Audience questions in this continuation video:

Victor Davis Hanson | America and the World, 2017-2018

One of the best summaries of the conservative position.

What I like in this talk is that VDH keeps casually referring to the Islamic Fascists. Finally!

'The Western Paradigm is fragile. It is unique because it is not based on blood and soil.'


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Mission Overview

Most Western societies are based on Secular Democracy, which itself is based on the concept that the open marketplace of ideas leads to the optimum government. Whilst that model has been very successful, it has defects. The 4 Freedoms address 4 of the principal vulnerabilities, and gives corrections to them. 

At the moment, one of the main actors exploiting these defects, is Islam, so this site pays particular attention to that threat.

Islam, operating at the micro and macro levels, is unstoppable by individuals, hence: "It takes a nation to protect the nation". There is not enough time to fight all its attacks, nor to read them nor even to record them. So the members of 4F try to curate a representative subset of these events.

We need to capture this information before it is removed.  The site already contains sufficient information to cover most issues, but our members add further updates when possible.

We hope that free nations will wake up to stop the threat, and force the separation of (Islamic) Church and State. This will also allow moderate Muslims to escape from their totalitarian political system.

The 4 Freedoms

These 4 freedoms are designed to close 4 vulnerabilities in Secular Democracy, by making them SP or Self-Protecting (see Hobbes's first law of nature). But Democracy also requires - in addition to the standard divisions of Executive, Legislature & Judiciary - a fourth body, Protector of the Open Society (POS), to monitor all its vulnerabilities (see also Popper). 
1. SP Freedom of Speech
Any speech is allowed - except that advocating the end of these freedoms
2. SP Freedom of Election
Any party is allowed - except one advocating the end of these freedoms
3. SP Freedom from Voter Importation
Immigration is allowed - except where that changes the political demography (this is electoral fraud)
4. SP Freedom from Debt
The Central Bank is allowed to create debt - except where that debt burden can pass across a generation (25 years).

An additional Freedom from Religion is deducible if the law is applied equally to everyone:

  • Religious and cultural activities are exempt from legal oversight except where they intrude into the public sphere (Res Publica)"

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