The Left, the Democratic Party, and the main stream media do not want American victory in the Counter-Jihad. They believe their purposes are better served by American defeat. Recently some great writers and thinkers have explained why.
The Left have become ideological orphans after the Cold War, or perhaps we should call them ideological mercenaries. Although the viable economic alternative to capitalism didn’t work out, their hatred for this system never subsided, it merely transformed into other forms. Multiculturalism is just a different word for “divide and conquer,” pitting various ethnic and cultural groups against each other and destroying the coherence of Western society from within.
Karl Marx himself has stated that “The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism,” a sentiment that corresponds almost exactly to the Islamic idea that “peace” means the absence of opposition to Islamic rule. Cultural Marxism — aka Political Correctness — and Islam share the same totalitarian outlook and instinctively agree in their opposition to free discussion, and in the idea that freedom of speech must be curtailed when it is “offensive” to certain groups. Former Muslim Ali Sina notes that “there is very little difference between the Left and Islam. What is lacking in both these creeds is the adherence to the Golden Rule. Just as for Muslims, everything Islamic is a priori right and good and everything un-Islamic is a priori wrong and evil, for the Left, everything leftist is a priori oppressed and good and everything rightist is a priori oppressor and evil. Facts don’t matter. Justice is determined by who you are and not by what you have done.” “Political correctness is an intellectual sickness. It means expediently lying when telling the truth is not expedient. This practice is so widespread and so common that it is considered to be normal.” Sina also quotes historian Christopher Dawson in writing: “It is easy enough for the individual to adopt a negative attitude of critical skepticism. But if society as a whole abandons all positive beliefs, it is powerless to resist the disintegrating effects of selfishness and private interest. Every society rests in the last resort on the recognition of common principles and common ideals, and if it makes no moral or spiritual appeal to the loyalty of its members, it must inevitably fall to pieces.” This will be the end result of Multiculturalism, and one suspects that this was the point of it to begin with.
Islam is only a secondary infection, one that we could otherwise have had the strength to withstand. Cultural Marxism has weakened the West and made us ripe for a takeover. It is cultural AIDS, eating away at our immune system until it is too weak to resist Islamic infiltration attempts. It must be destroyed, before it destroys us all.
Liberal internationalism faces what might be called the “body disposal problem”. Post-Saddam Iraq, with it’s internationally recognized government, constitutes an embarassing counterexample of what liberal internationalism has declared impossible to achieve. A President John Kerry would have to brazen out any invitations to Baghdad, pretending not to recognize that he is visiting a government he had done everything in his power to strangle in its crib. Even a semi-successful Iraq will have the same terrifying effect on liberal internationalism as the collapse of the Berlin Wall had on the “permanent stability” of the Cold War. The only way around the guilt of wishing Iraq to fail is to assure oneself that it was never possible for it to succeed in the first place.
Keeping most of the world safe made it possible for the Left to believe in Pink Elephant repellant powder. The proof of it’s efficacy lay in that there were no Pink Elephants about, ergo it worked. The UN was a success because, see, the subway trains are running.But the cure for fantasy comes at too high a price. Is there some way of disabusing people of their illusions without getting everyone in trouble? If words won’t do it and experience is too painful, what’s left? If there was way out of this, someone would have patented it by now. Wretchard — 10:12 PM
There are many reasons wny the Left cannot fight the War – or any war, really, but I think that its most basic problem is that they refuse to endorse, promote, or hold in any kind of regard the kinds of skills and professions required to fight the war.This relates back to the fact that they just don’t “do” that kind of stuff. From mechanical engineering to rifle marksmanship, from program management to rocket science, they just don’t do it, any of it. Their idea of a brutally effective weapon is a can of mace in a purse. Their concept of effective strategy is a sharp crack during a faculty lounge discussion. Their idea of a grevious war wound is paper cut – or perhaps spilling McDonald’s coffee in your lap. — RWE, 5:17 AM
Lots of words to digest. Many links to peruse. Probably best tackled after a cup of coffee and before a meal. But you will come away understanding much that puzzled you.
H/T to Dr. Sanity commenter rickl