WHY THE LEFT LOVE ISLAM
WHY THE LEFT LOVE ISLAM
Why does the Left excuse in Islam everything they once claimed to oppose?
Excerpt from <http://drsanity.blogspot.com/2007/02/not-weird-at-all.html>
Everywhere the leftists march and strut their stuff, you will see the tacit
support given, either consciously or unconsciously, to all the thugs of the
Middle East (and elsewhere) who engage in jihad, murder, and the most vile
anti-semitism, sexism and homophobia. Yes, on the surface it certainly does
seem weird, if you only listen to what they are saying. But when you
consider the underlying philosophical principles of the left and those of
radical Islam and then observe their behaviors, you will discover the
philosophical harmony that exists between them.
Islam--particularly the extreme elements-has easily been able to take
maximum advantage of the Achilles heel of the West; a vulnerability that has
come into existence as a result of the rarely articulated philosophical and
political strategies adopted by the political left when they abandoned
classical liberalism. In the table below are the philosophical elements of
Classical Liberalism versus Postmodernism. Over the last 50 years or so, the
values of the West , the beacon of classical liberal ideas, have
incrementally been eroded and undermined as Western intellectuals in the
academic world have embraced postmodern ideas. The two world views are not
Fundamentally threatened by classical liberal values, the world view of
radical Islam happens to be entirely compatible with the new postmodern
philosophy. The essential anti-reality, anti-reason, anti-human collectivism
that underlies radical Islam is practically indistinguishable from today's
leftist thought processes. Of course, the particular content and the
ultimate destination are unique for each; but only to the extent of the
differing utopias they each desire to impose on the world.
That they each desire to impose their own version of utopia on the rest of
us is the metaphysical and epistemological glue that binds them together.
Either we submit willingly, or they will use any and all coercive
strategies--including violence and terrorism--to bring us around to their
way of worship. The left does it for our own "good"; Islam does it for the
sake of Allah.
Despite the rhetoric of "peace" and "love" and "brotherhood" and "justice"
that emanates from the left and from Islam (the "religion of peace"), both
subscribe to their own unique brand of "jihad" (the political left prefers
to call it "revolution"). Both are quite comfortable with initiating and
using force up to and including terrorism to achieve their ends. Of course,
they generally couch it in terms of self-defense--and that is why identity
politics and the quest for ultimate victimization from the imperialist/
capitalistist West (Marx's "oppressed" vs "oppressor" dialectic applied via
multiculturalism) come into play.
The vulnerability created within Western culture has been effectively used
to optimize Islam's own religious, political, psychological, and military
objectives. And they have been successful precisely because they are in
philosophical and ethical step with the political left of Europe and
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