Thursday, April 12, 2007

The Strange Wedding

One often wonders about the strange wedding of the Liberal Left and Radical Islam. One one level we can understand the Liberal Weenies' desire to avoid offending Islam in anyway. They cower under the blanket of free speech when it is protected and safe. But they don't believe in free speech if there is a potential cost. Hence we get slanderous art and depictions of the Cross and all things Christian, but rarely do we see any follow ups to the Danish Cartoons.

But on another level, it is the spite for individual freedom that brings these two strangers together.

Breath of the Beast: The Emergence of the Agélaste Left via Bettnet.
For instance, why is there a marked and growing support for Islamism among the left-leaning sectors of the western countries? On the face of it, it makes no sense that a movement within the Muslim world that declares publicly that it wants to either kill or convert everyone else on earth to Islamism, which believes in slavery, misogyny, anti-Semitism, racism, gay bashing(and murdering!), religious intolerance (exclusivism, really), the teaching of hatred and murder to kindergarteners and the deliberate targeting of innocent civilians with terror should be lionized by people who profess to hold “humanitarian” ( or, at least, humanistic) values above all others. Why, too, does that same left-wing so despise Israel, a country founded in Democracy, having a strong socialist component, and which far out shines any of its neighbors in human rights and minority freedoms? The answer to this conundrum is one of the diagnostic markers that prove the existence of a totalitarian system of belief. When there are such obvious internal contradictions that are held by a self-identified group of people who police each other for the correctness of their thought without regard to the actual logical content of that thought it is totalitarianism.

Totalitarian systems loath each other but they hate the individual human being, his sense of humor and his free thought much more. That is why the Totalitarian left and Caliphate Islam find common cause with
each other.

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