Dresden, partial view of the destroyed city center on the Elbe to the new town. In the center of Neumarkt and the ruins of the Frauenkirche.>
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To defeat Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan in the last World War it was absolutely necessary to so brutalize, so decimate, so utterly destroy the enemy that continued fighting by them would be rendered impossible. See my article Hiroshima & Nagasaki: the ultimate act of kindness.
In addition to unconditional defeat, we also did one other thing to both nations: we took away each county's belief that their race was superior and that all others should be under their subjugation. For example, in Japan we quashed a thousand years of belligerent dreams of world conquest and redirected them toward productive and peaceful ventures.
In Germany any display of loyalty to the previous regime was strictly forbidden. Nazis were forbidden from publicly expressing their beliefs.
In Japan, the US forced a new Constitution upon the country that dethroned the Emperor, outlawed belligerency as an instrument of state policy, and enfranchised women, as well as other democratic reforms. In addition, on December 15, 1945 the Shinto Directive was issued strictly forbidding many of the militaristic teachings in the Shinto religion along with banning it as a state religion.
Overcoming our Muslim enemies will require an ever greater effort. One day, not far, far away, we in America will be forced to enter every single Muslim country and dismantle Islam in those countries. As we did in Germany and Japan, previous beliefs of supremacy and militarism in their state religions will need to be strictly forbidden.
In a few words: we will need to hobble Islam, remove all jihadism from the Qur'an, and colonize every single Muslim country for the good of continued western civilization.
Fortunately for the world, there was no political correctness, no multicultural sensitivity, to stop the US from prohibiting certain practices of the state religion in Japan.
One day, we will see daily jihadist attacks on our streets. When that becomes unbearable to our citizenry, hopefully we will have a President unafraid to call Islam an enemy of civilized peoples everywhere. On that day political correctness will not hold us back from doing what is morally imperative for our survival.