Friday, November 4, 2011

Herman Cain as a Muslim Hating Warmonger

by Justin Raimondo While the Weinering of Herman Cain continues apace, the electorate is still trying to figure out what he stands for – aside from “nine-nine-nine” and not being Mitt Romney. Since the President of the United States has more control over foreign policy than domestic affairs, one is naturally curious about his stance when it comes to the question of war and peace – and yet his self-professed ignorance on the subject has simply added to the suspicion that the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza isn’t quite ready for prime time.

In reality, however, Cain does indeed have some very strong views when it comes to America’s overseas commitments: he just doesn’t want to call too much attention to them, for reasons that should become obvious as we explore his publicly available writings on the subject.

Thanks to the Daily Caller, which has compiled the foreign policy related aspects of columns written by Cain over the years, we can get a glimpse inside the mind of Herman Cain, the warmonger. This characterization is confirmed by his comment that the “war on terrorism” is a conflict that “will be fought forever.” Not even George W. Bush, nor even the most wigged-out neocon, was willing to concede that: according to the most pessimistic scenarios, the conflict was projected as taking place over an entire generation. This is considerably less than forever – but you have to give Cain points for his honesty, if nothing else.

In that same column, Cain promotes the views of Pastor Rod Parsley, an evangelical nut-job who not only teaches Islam is an “anti-Christ religion” based on “deception,” and that the prophet Mohammed was a “demon spirit,” but also claims “America was founded in part, with the intention of seeing this false religion destroyed.” That’s not in my copy of the Constitution, however, and I don’t see any reference to it anywhere in the Declaration of Independence. During the 2008 campaign, John McCain was forced to disassociate himself from Pastor Parsley and his extremist views: “I believe that even though he endorsed me, and I didn’t endorse him, the fact is that I repudiate such talk, and I reject his endorsement.”

Cain’s militantly anti-Muslim views, which recall the rhetoric we found in mass-murderer Anders Breivik’s manifesto, are well-known. Less well-known, however, is his belief that “World War III” has already started. In a July 26, 2006 column, the would-be occupier of the Oval Office takes his cue from fellow presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, who was bloviating about the “World War III” meme at the time. According to Cain, however, this world war is a little bit different:

“In WW III, our enemy is the irreconcilable terrorist wing of a religion – Islam – and a handful of nations that harbor terrorists and fund their activities. Those nations include Iran, Syria, Venezuela and North Korea.

I’m sure Hugo Chavez will be very surprised to learn he’s been lording it over a Muslim country rather than a staunchly Catholic one – and I can only imagine the look on Kim Jong Il’s face when he he hears the muezzin’s call to prayer ring out over the streets of Pyongyang.

Read the rest here.


  1. And people say it's not a war on Islam. Of course it is. And Islam is just a proxy for traditional faith, which are being fought in other ways.

  2. Islam is a just a proxy for traditional faith? Give me a f%&^ing break. First off, Cain doesn't hate Muslims. He hates islamists. The fact that the majority of libertarians can't see the difference between these two groups is unbelievable. Secondly, Islam is 100% the polar opposite of libertarianism. It is diametrically opposed to liberty and freedom. I'm not sure if just too many libertarians have bitten from the PC tree or are absolutely ignorant of Islam's history. Yes, it's the United States' fault that islamists are killing in India, Russia, the South Pacific, etc...No, it's because true muhammedans are, well let's say it, traditional.

    Now, with that being said, and my feelings toward Islam and more specifically islamists, laid out, does that mean I agree with our foreign policy? Hell no. I think we should get our troops out of their lands, post haste. Will that signal to the islamists, that we are weak, as the neo-cons constantly say? Yes, it will. But who cares. This is like a big guy not caring what a little guy says to him (threats, etc...)because the big guy knows that if push comes to shove, he would end the little guy. Plus, their internal affairs are none of our business. None. But this blindness to islamism from libertarians is just incredible.

  3. NewishRonPaulFan,

    My understanding of the term "Islamist" is that it is merely political-Islam. What that has to do with anything that Cain talks about is beyond me.

    Next, while I am an atheist, I have read the Qur'an. Yes, there is a lot of hateful stuff in there just as there is in the Bible or the Talmud. Yet, the implication that most people believe with regard to Islam is that because they look down upon what they perceive as lesser "people of the book" (which really isn't all that different than Judaism's opinion of Christians and Muslims), that this is synonymous with action. What people miss is that the Qur'an does not allow for offensive action toward other people of the book, only defensive. It does however state that it is the duty of all Islamic people to partake (Jihad).

    Very few people who comment on this subject have ever actually been to a primarily Muslim country, and even fewer have talked to the people who reside in these countries. Thanks to the USN, I have visited quite a few Muslim nations and it was ALWAYS my habit to talk, debate and discuss the issues of our time with the people of those nations. The impression that I got certainly does not correlate to the misinformation that is perpetuated in Western media or Western minds.

  4. We're not blind to the threat of islamism... we just happen to think that the local, homegrown, threat of murderous statism is much, much worse. It's thousands of killed by islamism vs millions killed by Western and Asian statists.

  5. I get a kick out of libertarians who believe in deity. "Do as I say, or else" is evil and we all recognize that about State. It is stone-age ethics, at best.

    "Do as I say, or else" also happens to be the entire concept of a deity. Grow up, stop believing in mythology and fairy-tales...crawl out of the cave and use your reason and use empiricism to see the obvious truth.

  6. I would be remiss in my duties if I didn't give further elaboration on what impression I got from my travels and talks with Muslim peoples in Muslim lands. To keep it short and sweet, "mind your own business and leave us the fuck alone!" and "if you don't, we will fight back". Doesn't sound too out-there and crazy to me.