It’s rather telling of Fox that their Medical A-Team leader needs his head examined.
From medical specialist to foreign policy expert, Dr. Keith Ablow is apparently a man of many talents, with a keen sense of observation and firm grip on rational policy-making; for instance, Ablow explained to everyone on Wednesday why he called for an “American jihad” to exercise the “God-given right” to spread
White American Western values.
Writing for Fox on Tuesday, Ablow defined ‘jihad’ as a “war or sturggle against unbelievers,” and decided that he wanted in on that action, calling for an “American jihad,” presumably against all brown people in the Middle East:
An American jihad would embrace the correct belief that if every nation on earth were governed by freely elected leaders and by our Constitution, the world would be a far better place. And we would embrace the certain knowledge that history will eventually spread our values all over the globe.
Because freedom, elections, and Constitutions exist solely because of the United States. The Gayanashagowa never existed, it never bound the Oneida, Mohawk, Cayuga, Onodaga, the Seneca and Tuscarora together, and as a constitution for the Iroquois Confederacy, it never, ever had any influence on the U.S. Constitution, meaningful or otherwise. And we know the Greeks didn’t have anything to do with democracy and voting; “democracy” is an English word (no, this is not serious; I count Greek among the 8 or so languages I’m familiar with and if you believe “democracy” is etymologically English, you might just be a Tea Bagger).
Ablow’s plan for the “donations” from the American people was to double the CIA budget and “fund an international mercenary force for good.”
“Mercenary force” and “good” don’t belong in the same sentence unless there’s a negation between them. That’s like “Allen West” and “rational,” or “Cliven Bundy” and “hard work.”
Ablow continued, giving a warning:
We would accept the fact that an American jihad could mean boots on the ground in many places in the world where human rights are being denigrated and horrors are unfolding. Because wherever leaders and movements appear that seek to trample upon the human spirit, we have a God-given right to intervene — because we have been to the mountaintop of freedom, and we have seen the Promised Land spanning the globe.
On Wednesday, during an appearance on Fox & Friends, host Anna Kooiman noted that Muslims might confuse Ablow’s “God-given right” with their God (since Muslims are apparently stupid).
The folks that are saying Allahu Akbar are worshipping are far different god than the god that I worship, and they also have a history for hundreds of years of having a completely different set of government. So, will they understand this language that you propose?
Ablow responded by noting that “cancer understands chemotherapy” and that “ISIS should understand an America re-emboldened, and throwing off the terrible sort of backlash that President Obama represented when he told us to be embarrassed of our national character, to believe that we don’t build our businesses.”
Cancer is now sentient and has a vocabulary? I find that terrifying.
I’m something of an amateur oncologist, and I’ll give Ablow props here: chemotherapy is an excellent analogy for the “War on Terror.” Chemotherapy is dangerous, it’s imprecise and effects cells other than the intended cells, and it has a number of dangerous side effects. Chemo targets fast-dividing white blood cells as collateral, meaning it opens the door for other diseases by suppressing the immune system. It damages bone growth, and often requires transplants. It’s also fabulously expensive, and is part of a privatized system designed to screw the American people over as hard as possible.
Chemo isn’t the perfect medical analogy, though — after all, chemo occasionally works.
Ablow continued, invoking religious language:
With an American jihad, every business that is built is an offering, every tax dollar is a tithing. To what? To the march of liberty here and around the world.
We’re aligned with something called The Truth, and we should be proud of it. And we should act on it.
Yes, let’s invoke the language of the crusaders. We’ll win their hearts and minds in no time.
You can watch Ablow’s remarks below.