The Rise Of The Killing Machines


By: Erik Rush

“Listen and understand! That terminator is out there. It can’t be bargained with. It can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear and it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead!”

- Kyle Reese, from the film The Terminator

Sound like anyone you’ve heard of? Perhaps a network of killers we’ve been “unofficially” at war with since September 11, 2001 – though in actuality, far longer than that? Not quite as formidable as Terminators, to be sure; our moral and intellectual weakness has empowered Islamic fascists far more than any resolve or resources they possess.

There is irony in my use of a quote from a major Hollywood film. Though the entertainment industry has indeed provided Americans with poignant, memorable messages and memories over the years, the price of its influence on our culture has evolved into something manifestly destructive and, in my opinion, said influence in its present form must not be allowed to continue. Hollywood has become essentially an extension of the news media (employers of those in Hollywood and the mainstream press often being one in the same), itself a propaganda arm of the Left. If U.S. laws regarding sedition were being applied as intended when they were written, there would be at least a few dozen prominent American entertainers in prison with possibly hundreds of news bureau chiefs.

Last week President Bush finally vocalized the truth of our being at war with Islamic fascists. Secretary of State Condolezza Rice said in an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity that the time has come for us to view the situation with “more clarity.”

Groucho Marx might have said: “And a bigger understatement I never hoid.”

In a recent article I penned addressing the War on Terror and Israel’s incursion into Lebanon after attacks by Hezbollah, the reader responses I received from those who disagreed with me made me wonder if they’d even read the article. To simplify, their reasoning consisted of “Yes, buts.” “Yes, but Bush this. Yes, but our foreign policy that.” Logical, perhaps, but I felt like I was listening to the half-baked logic of a back-talking seven-year-old.

President Thomas Whitmore: “What do you want us to do?” Captured Alien: “Die.”

- from the film Independence Day

To the Islamic fascist, you are vermin, something to be destroyed with the righteous determination with which one annihilates an infestation of rats or roaches. Feeble (and often grossly fallacious) theoretical arguments and vapid intellectualism leads me to wonder if these Americans believe that they would somehow be spared if Islamic fascists had the facility to rain paratroopers upon our cities and towns. I muse over how they would reason their way out of seeing their families raped, one by one, then having a turn before their throats were cut or their heads sawed off.

Americans are entitled to their own opinions, and to express them. There’s also nothing unlawful about being a fool. But the intellectual delusion in America regarding the reality of where we actually stand and what we stand for has become dangerously rampant. The snide, acerbic armchair generals with journalism degrees and no conception whatsoever of the mind of the enemy and effective measures of dealing with him have long since crossed the line between free speech and treason – as have too many of our entertainers.

More clarity, Dr. Rice? You’re damned right we need more clarity. And some seriously drastic and decisive action.



Erik Rush is a New York-born Black columnist and author who writes a weekly column of political fare. He is also a Staff Writer for the New Media Alliance, Inc. The New Media Alliance is a non-profit (501c3) national coalition of writers, journalists and grass-roots media outlets. An archive containing links to his writing is at http://www.erikrush.com. His new book, “It’s the Devil, Stupid!” is ON SALE NOW!!!

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