Why the Left is a Fifth Column

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.

Over at Gates of Vienna, fjordman expounds at length on Political Correctness — The Revenge of Marxism. Too long to excerpt much, but here are some of the best paragraphs:

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.

Meanwhile, over at The Belmont Club, Wretchard discusses the Beinart-Tomasky debate in Liberal Internationalism:

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

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12 responses to “Why the Left is a Fifth Column

  1. Al Ramey

    Reading this take a few months after it was published makes me chuckle! probably we are not going to see John kerry as POTUS, but at the same time your thoughts about an invitation by Maliki, the inept, useless impotent Shia P.M of Iraq is but a laughable tease! Those who are compelled to write anything with so much conviction are bound to make mistakes, because they so frequently write about subjects they know nothing about. While the statements on the Left were on the money, the moment the issue veered to Iraq it fell off the table. Anyone who read and saw what happened in the Arab world in the last 1400 years knows that a stable, free and fair process is not at hand. No matter how many billions are lost in the dunes of Mesapotamia, those who write nonesense. will eventually have to read the books that tell the story of what happened and than know better what can happen. It is not what you think.

    A.R

  2. Well, Al, if it is not what I think, maybe you can stop chuckling long enough to tell me what it is.

  3. A.R.
    You sound like a guy who is quite use to talking from ones rear end.
    Though you belittle cannoneer, you obviously have not read this entire blog, you might do that before you open mouth and insert foot!
    He is in the middle of all that is going on and can see for himself what strides we are making. He  also can read news papers and see just how bad the MSM is about reporting the truth.
    Your negativity just proves, what a very sad person you are.
    Poor You!
    I’ll add you to my prayers,
    Cannonette

  4. fred

    You quoted Ali Sina above in reference to what the Left and Islam have in common. I have read Sina’s book “Understanding Muhammad: A Psychobiography.” So, I am familiar with his work, and I like a lot of it. However, the link at the beginning of the quotation from Sina does not go back to the specific article it is taken out of. Could you furnish a link to the specific article, instead of just his website, because that’s an article I really, earnestly would like to get a copy of.

    Thank you

  5. I quoted fjordman quoting Ali Sina. You might ask fjordman, if you can figure out how.

    Ali Sina is at FaithFreedom.org.

    Muslims Pooh Pooh the Golden Rule may interest you.

    Ali Sina’s Collection of Articles

    Are you Belmont Club fred?

  6. fred

    Hi Cannoneer #4,

    Yes, I am the Belmont Club “fred.”

    Thank you for the links. I’ll try to find the article (just wish I knew the name of it).

    I, too, think the collectivists and Islam have a lot in common with each other, despite their differences. Their toxic alliance right now seems so effective that I am wondering if I am living in the time of the decline of Western Civilization.

  7. fred

    Muhammad led raids and battles, but he never personally participated in battle. He stayed behind the lines and had his minions perpetrate the slaughter. The same can be said of Vladimir Lenin and Josef Stalin, neither of who personally participated in battle and, to all appearances, had no martial skills. But they were, like Muhammad, brutal sociopaths who were skilled at manipulating and terrorizing human beings.

    I don’t know any Leftists who could face up to us if there were to be an actual shooting civil war in this country between patriots who believe in the Constitution and the Gramscian Marxists and their useful idiots who believe in collectivisation. The vast majority of these people have never served in the military and have no experience of using guns or understanding the concept of fire and maneuver (the classic tactics of our infantry units). But these people can, and have in the past in other places in history, served as political officers who would point pistols and machine guns at their own followers and compel them into the guns of the enemy. The Left is perfectly capable of doing what Muhammad, Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Ho, and other sociopaths have done.

  8. Patriots who believe in the Constitution will be demonized as white supremicist terrorists and if the FBI and ATF Internal Troops of the Ministry for Internal Affairs can’t handle Patriots bigger National Guard, Marine Corps, and Special Operations Command guns will be brought to bear, fired by some of the finest young people our nation can produce, fully convinced that they are the real Patriots.

  9. fred

    Cannoneer No. 4,

    So, the political powers then may be turning our young people in uniform into a German SS Division that simply believes the propaganda and does what it is told. If that is so, we are finished. A noble experiment in liberty and the last repository of Western Civilization is gone.

    We are living in the last days of Western Civilization. I should break out Augustine’s “City of God” and read about the thoughts of a man who was living in the dark days of the end of the Roman Empire.

    The barbarians have won.

  10. Our young people in uniform will have no more in common with the Waffen-SS tomorrow than they did yesterday. The political powers that be won’t turn them into anything they aren’t already any time soon, but they will turn any Americans who take up arms in defense of their rights into Branch Davidians, Vicki Weavers, or Elian Gonzalezes, and if the President We The People elected orders our military to suppress such vile racist unbelievers in Hope and Change, our military will carry out their orders.

    If we give up in despair we are finished.

    If we base our hopes for the survival of the Republic on a military coup d’ etat we are finished.

    If we allow our enemies’ description of us to become the Conventional Wisdom accepted by 70% of the sheeple we are finished.

    Hard times are coming. Root hog or die.

  11. fred

    Cannoneer No. 4,

    The thing of it is – I’m not an extremist or some kind of white supremacist. I used to be a Marxist many years ago, and over time figured it out that it was a Siren’s Song that had no basis in reality or nature or rationality. I came around to the wisdom of limited government, equality before the law, property rights, the right to life, etc., et al. I’m a Catholic, for God’s sake, and therefore I could never deny the essential humanity of any person of any race or ethnicity.

    But I strongly believe in the 1st and 2nd Amendments. And I know what the 2nd Amendment is for. I just got Stephen Halbrook’s “The Founders’ Second Amendment: Origins of the Right to Bear Arms.” So far, it is as I suspected it was intended to be: so that the people will be able to have the tools to check government when government breaks the contract that we all have with each other as citizens of a Republic.

    I just don’t understand why more people in the military are not as aware of these issues as we are. Officers and senior NCO’s are not stupid people. They are literate. Surely they have curiosity and an interest in history and politics, among other things.

    Why would they defend the powerful against the powerless in their own nation? Their oath does not lock them in exclusively to the Commander in Chief and chain of command. However, I take you at your word that they have mostly cast themselves into the role of being the tip of the spear of POTUS. Very sad.

  12. Why would they defend the powerful against the powerless in their own nation?

    The powerful have nothing to fear from the powerless.

    Their oath does lock them in exclusively to the Commander in Chief and chain of command. Otherwise they become mutineers and rebels. Better that the Republic die at the hands of civilians than at the hands of a military junta. This is America, not Venezuela.

    I became a soldier during the Carter Administration. I wasn’t a Carter supporter. I don’t recall any Carter fans in the Army, especially after Desert One, but Commanders-in-Chief come and go. The Army and the Republic it defends endure the dipshits as best they can, and repair the damage when wiser leaders come to power.