What the Left Does Not Understand About Islam

The left has never adapted to the transition from nationalistic wars to ideological wars. It took the left a while to grasp that the Nazis were a fundamentally different foe than the Kaiser and that pretending that World War 2 was another war for the benefit of colonialists and arms dealers was the behavior of deluded lunatics. And yet much of the left insisted on approaching the war in just that fashion, and had Hitler not attacked Stalin, it might have remained stuck there.

The Cold War was even worse. The left never came to terms with Communism. From the Moscow Trials to the fall of the Berlin Wall, the moderate left slowly disavowed the USSR but refused to see it as anything more than a clumsy dictatorship. The only way that the left could reject the USSR was by overlooking its ideology and treating it as another backward Russian tyranny being needlessly provoked and pushed around by Western Europe and the United States.

Having failed the test twice, it is no wonder that the left has been unable to come to terms with Islam, or that it has resorted to insisting that, like Germany and Russia, the Muslim world is just another victim of imperialism and western warmongering in need of support and encouragement from the progressive camp.

The anti-war worldview is generations out of date. It is mired in an outdated analysis of imperial conflicts that ceased being relevant with the downfall of the nation-state and its replacement by international organizations and causes based around ideologies. Nazism could still loosely fit into the jackboots of the nation state. Communism was another creature entirely, a red virus floating around the world, embedding its ideas into organizations and using those organizations to take over nations.

Islam is even more untethered than Communism, loosely originating from powerful oil nations, but able to spring up anywhere in the world. Its proponents have even less use for the nation state than the Communists. What they want is a Caliphate ruled under Islamic law; a single unit of human organization extending across nations, regions and eventually the world.

The left is incapable of engaging with Islamism as an ideology, instead it reduces the conflict to a struggle between colonial and anti-colonial forces, showing once again that the left’s worldview is usually at least fifty years out of date. Mapping colonial and anti-colonial conflicts over a map of Mali, where the anti-colonial forces are represented by the slave-owning Tuaregs and the Arab and Pakistani Jihadis invading an African country, makes very little sense, but that is all that the left knows how to do.

Their response to the Clash of Civilizations has been to include Islamists in the global rainbow coalition of minorities, gays and gender theorists, indigent third world farmers, transsexuals, artists and poets, sex workers and terrorists; without considering what the Islamists were or how they would fit into this charmed circle.

The left views the Islamists as just another front group to be used. The Islamists see the left the same way and in Iran, Egypt and Tunisia, the Islamists have a better track record of getting the better of the left. But the left never learns from history. It never questions its outdated Marxist fisheye view of events or realizes that the Industrial Revolution, feudal peasants and the banks are not a metaphor for absolutely every struggle that takes place anywhere in the world. And so the left dooms itself to repeat again and again the history that it refuses to learn.

Rather than deal with Islamism, the left persists in fighting phantom wars against nationalism, capitalism, militarism, colonialism and imperialism; all things that are approaching extinction in its sphere of influence, while thriving outside its sphere of influence. The left is too busy fighting a civil war to see that if it wants to survive, it will have to fight a global war. True to its nature, it is determined to finish digesting the West before it is ready to defend it, and by the time that the left digests the West, with the help of its Islamist allies, the war will be over and the left will have lost.

The left is undone by its own conception of history as a treadmill moving forward through historical stages, rather than a chaotic morass of forces colliding together. In the progressive understanding of history, progressive forces defeat reactionary forces and humanity advances to the next stage. There is no room in that neat orderly evolution for the violent chaos of Islamism and its resurrection of tribal forces, ethnic grievances and religious intolerance into a worldwide movement that is every bit as fanatical and determined to forcibly carve out its own vision of a new world order.

From the progressive perspective of history as an evolutionary process, Islamist tribal fanaticism is from too early a stage to threaten the left. Socialism must battle against the industrialism of the previous stage, with each generation advancing the future by destroying the achievements of the previous generation in a species of grim historical cannibalism. The left fears being held back by capitalism, not by Islamism. It does not believe that the values of the 6th century can compete with it, only that the values of the 19th century can.

While the left sees itself as progressive and Islamism as reactionary, it is the left that has trouble adapting to new developments, while the Islamists have successfully glommed onto everything from the Cold War to the fall of the Soviet Union, the rise of international organizations and even the War on Terror, and exploited events for their ends. In the new century, the Islamists have been riding the left over the finish line, without the left realizing that it was being ridden.

The left dwells in an intellectual bubble of its own making. It transforms that bubble into an elaborate place, furnishing the space until it resembles a miniature world, but a bubble is not a world, it can only ever be a bubble. Trapped inside the bubble, the left cannot realize that the world is going backward, not forward, that the 21st century is really the 7th century and that the future is the past.

The Islamists understand this quite well. The left cannot.

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  • Mary Sue

    Yeah, the Left has basically made itself an anachronism.

    • Jay

      The right up until recently also used islamists for their own geopolitical ends. The change happened in the right mainly after 9-11, and even then in only a few on the right. The majority on the right is not part of the counter jihad. Regardless if the government was Democratic or Republican, Muslims were seen as allies decade after decade. Billions of dollars went into Muslim countries and into Islamists hands because defeating Communism was all encompassing and religious Muslims were seen as great allies against the Godless Soviets. Even Churchill favored the Arab Muslims over the Jews and partitioned Palestine to give the majority to the Arab muslims, and also a few decades later in favor of the Partition of India on Islamic lines.
      “[Turkey] had lost her leadership of Islam and Islam might now look to leadership to the Muslims of Russia. This would be a most dangerous attraction. There was therefore much to be said for the introduction of a new Muslim power supported by the science of Britain … It seemed to some of us very necessary to place Islam between Russian communism and Hindustan.”
      – Sir Francis Tucker, General Officer-Commanding of the British Indian Eastern Command.

      • Mary Sue

        Yeah, sad but also completely true. They didn't get it. They bought into the "enemy of my enemy is my friend" which is sometimes valid, and maybe were fooled by the politeness and supposed honor among the Mujahideen.

        But that's one fight they should have sided with the Soviets on.

        • mjazzguitar

          Ideologically, I suppose. I recall, however, the Russians disguising bombs as toys which left many children maimed for life.

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    A political pact with the Islamic beast has been cemented, however, most of the left are clueless, as to its true alliance and aftermath.
    While their long term goals – the deconstruction of America and the dismemberment of Israel – are in sync, the fact of the matter is that one will come out on top, certainly not both. The left wants total rule, but Islamists are centuries ! ahead of them in charging ahead.
    As such, as brutal as the left can be, the greens are more adept killing machines. Besides, they will be targeted, along with the rest of the "infidels".
    The red/green alliance is more than a pact with the devil – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/09/08/clash-of-civi
    This is surely the case of "the crocodile eating one last", but devouring all the same.

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel – http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

    • John Alexander

      They aren't totally clueless.

      The best way to annoy a leftie is to remind them that Hitler was a socialist.

      The Nazi 1943 film "Titanic" underlines the point.

      No dastardly Jews, just evil English capitalists.

      you can see a clip of it in: "Titanic Lie" at:
      http://john-moloney.blogspot.com/

      • Ghostwriter

        I remember that I saw the whole thing on Turner Classic Movies a few months ago. I've seen a little of the James Cameron version. I've been trying to find out if the Nazis ever made any anti-American films. The research I did was that they did but there were very few of them. The History Channel even made a documentary about this last year. Seeing films from the Third Reich era is alternatively fascinating and frightening. Fascinating because it shows how the other side viewed things. Frightening because the ideology behind it is so vile and deadly.

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    Communism = Atheist Economics

    • Dave Richards

      Jesus was a communist

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    Moron Marc,

    WW2 would have ended sooner if your furher got married sooner.

    • Cat K

      Sorry Screw Socialism I pressed the wrong "hand" I meant to thumbs up… Clumsy of me

  • Rocco

    By continuously pointing out deficiencies in the Left's worldview though poignant, intelligent and well-written articles such as this, we defiantly resist.

    Resist we must!

    Thank you Mr. Greenfield.

  • traeh

    Let me ask you, Marc, what do Milton Friedman and Ludwig von Mises have in common? They are both world famous libertarian (classical liberal) economists of Jewish background. So, is "Jewish" economics communist? or is it libertarian? Or is it possible Jews have a wide variety of economic views, but you don't want to see that, because you are a Jew hater blinding yourself to the humanity of Jews?

    • http://libertyandculture.blogspot.com/ JasonPappas

      You're responding to a troll. However, your point is right on and there might be a few out there that need to hear it. So let's finish the list.

      Besides Friedman and von Mises, libertarians with Jewish ancestry include Ayn Rand, Murray Rothbard, Frank Meyer, Robert Nozick, etc. One can hardly imagine the revival of classical liberal thought without these giants. Good point, traeh, glad you brought it up.

      • UraFecalLiberal

        Good points. There are essentially two different kinds of Jews. One is the Marxist/Progressive/Communist/Socialist/Democrat/Atheist/Reformed Judaism. This is an adherent to Marx, not Moses. They are the tear down, Alinsky, collectivist, amoral, subversive, anti American Democratic Republic, anti individualism cult. They never supported the view, ideals, and visions of the Founders. They want to control the population through a massive, centralized elite authoritarian bureaucracy.

        Marxism is a perverted alternative to those Jews who rejected God and The Divine. It's a story as old as the Bible: creating false gods out of Material Determinism and attempting to control the divine from so-called "Laws" and "Science"-which they consistently misrepresent and falsify.

        Contrast the above mentally ill with Conservative Jews, who recognize eternal Truths and respect God. They are inwardly guided by eternal laws and structure as laid out in ancient wisdom. These are the bright lights of Western Civilization, and are smart enough to receive and welcome the love and support of Christians.

        My opinions are hardly unique. Read Rabbi Daniel Lapin and David Horowitz, Burt Prelutsky, etc.

    • JacksonPearson

      Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis by Ludwig von Mises

      This masterwork is much more than a refutation of the economics of socialism (although on that front, nothing else compares). It is also a critique of the entire intellectual apparatus that accompanies the socialist idea, including the implicit religious doctrines behind Western socialist thinking, a cultural critique of socialist teaching on sex and marriage, an refutation of syndicalism and corporatism, an examination of the implications of radical human inequality, an attack on war socialism, and refutation of collectivist methodology.

      In short, Mises set out to refute socialism, and instead pulled up the socialist mentality from its very roots. For that reason, Socialism led dozens of famous intellectuals, including a young F.A. Hayek, into a crisis of faith and a realist/libertarian political orientation. All the collectivist literature combined cannot equal the intellectual achievement of this one volume. Own the Book

      Publication Information: This online text corresponds to the 1951 Yale University Press edition (in pdf) Here: http://mises.org/books/socialism.pdf

  • Mary Sue

    Karl Marx was a self-hating Jew.

    • John Stone

      >>Karl Marx was a self-hating Jew.

      I know this is a common view, but it is not true. The problem is that Mark did not really identify with being Jewish.

      What happens to secular Jews is that they no longer identify with being Jewish, but they do not really become gentiles either. They end up being stuck in between without really having a firm identity, a sense of who they are. And so they have to find an identity to settle how they relate to other people. That is why they end up being social philosophers so frequently. Instead of having their identity defined by their culture, they end up being is search of it.

      • Mary Sue

        Exactly.

  • http://www.departmentoffreespeech.com/ James Boom

    I like the analogy of the left inhabiting a cycadellic bubble.

    • Spider

      more like a psychotic bubble

  • cedarhill

    The left is best represented by Tommy Lee Jones regarding Islam in this 40 second clip:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQ11Ws3tqP0

    • dmw

      And, as I am sure David Horowitz would agree with, the multiple tens of millions errant "Leftists" murdered in the 20th Century as they just did not get things quite (Utopianly) perfect.

  • Bartemais

    A very important point is made. Thanks Daniel. The West which seems more and more dominated by the thinking of the Left is incapable of dealing with Islam at this point. We can only hope for an awakening and rethinking of policy toward Islam while there is still time.

  • bob e

    luv your stuff mr g..

  • cxt

    To the Left their preconceptions are more important than than reality. Indeed, they refuse to see that reality seldom conforms to their preconceptions–thus REALITY must be somehow "wrong."

    As such they are endlessly ready to lie to themselves, lie to eveyone else, ignore or pretend things are not as they clearly are. The lack of any sense of reason is endemic.

    I once saw an anti-Isreal rally. Most of groups there at the rally were violent Ant-Semitic groups waving signs that said things "kill the jews"—and right next to them was a group of gays-rights activists.

    They were saying things like "we know what its like to to be refused rights–so we support the right of return" ect.

    Somehow they simply could not grasp that "apartide" (sp) Isreal was the ONLY place in the region that a gay man could live openly AS a gay man and not be stoned or hanged or have a wall pushed over on them.

    They saw no contridiction, no logical problem.

    • pagegl

      They will if Sharia is he law.

      • dmw

        …and screaming: "But, but, but…."

    • Softly Bob

      Good comment. If the Left can be summed up with one word it is 'pretenders'. Their preconceptions are indeed are more important to them than reality. Their philosophy is, if we can't solve a problem then we will 'pretend' that it is solved by renaming it or redefining it in our terms. Hence the 'reinvention' of the English language by replacing words with new politically correct words. Orwellian 'newspeak' at its finest!
      So for the Left reality is abandoned and the pretend world becomes valid.
      This is why the Left rely so much on pretence. They solve unemployment by creating 'pretend' jobs, they look at political issues by affirming 'pretend' causes, and they try to resolve difficulties by using 'pretend' solutions. They even make claims to moral superiority by inventing their own moral codes, which are nothing more than 'pretend' morals – pretending that men are supposed to have sex with other men, pretending that criminals are morally equal to victims and pretending that good is bad and evil is frustrated good.
      The Left will never grasp what Islam is really about because they don't recognise real Islam, only 'pretend' Islam.

    • Drakken

      Reality is going to be extremely brutal and bloody to the leftist, I say good riddance and let Darwin and the devil have their due.

    • tamimisledus

      oh the left – you mean like the Ford Motor company who transferred all production of the iconic Transit Van to Turkey, or Sainsburys, the UK supermarket, 25% owned by Qatar, or Morrisons supermarket which now freely provides halal meat, "because its customers want it", or arms companies which supply (highly profitable) military and civilian aircraft to Saudi Arabia, or the boards of companies who would sell us all into to islamic slavery if it put the right number of dollars on the bottom line.
      Before one can change something, one must rid oneself of all delusions.

  • joe

    The left believes they are too powerful to fail,too rich to go bankrupt ,too intelligent to be beaten and too accepting that anyone would ever dislike them and their ideas – except racist ,crazy republicans .

    If facts don't fit their fantasy ,they pretend they aren't real. If they can't win a logical argument ,they whip out victims ,drama and hyper emotional rhetoric . They will buy,sell and trade any American's life for their goals of more power and money.

  • Edward Cline

    I think Greenfield gives the Left too much credit for being clueless. I think the Left's ignorance of the true nature of Islam is a refined and tailored front disguising something much more insidious. Down deep, in the remotest, darkest corner of the soul of every Leftist, collectivist, statist, and community organizer, lies a glop of malice for freedom which he wishes to exterminate, come what may, and never mind how, and don’t ask him about it. If the extermination is performed by Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Valerie Jarrett, or Cass Sunstein, or some other exponent of totalitarianism, it won’t matter to him, as long as the murder is committed. And if it's performed by Islam, so be it. All else is guff and practiced posturing to him.

    • Kevin Stroup

      I have been thinking the same thing for some time. Leftist are bitter, angry people. The kind that say, "Screw it all, let it burn". Read "True Believer" by Eric Hoffer to understand these people. They are nihilist and anarchist because of personal flaws.

    • tycho

      Yes I think this is the case, because the facts can't be ignored. Islamists shout their intentions from the rooftops and the left 'translate' them for us, that it's 'western foreign policy' that is the reason for the hate.
      The left hate the white/american/european rich with a passion so intense that I now think that they don't care about Islam's fascism, they just want to see them humiliated at whatever cost even if that means we become an islamic world.

      • Drakken

        The left and the muslims are going to be in for one hell of a surprise at the number of people who just won't go quietly into the the night and how they will underestimate it's resistance.

  • Realist

    I think this line presents a great metaphorical image however I'd change it from the past tense to the present.
    "In this century, the Islamists are riding the left toward the finish line, without the left realizing that it is being ridden"

  • Cat K

    I like the bubble analogy too. I can imagine a bubble surrounding the head of every leftist I come into contact with. Events take place, even those that affect them directly such as the economy, but the bubble filters out reality. When I speak to them I have found that I can manipulate their reaction by utilizing their own vocabulary to get their attention for a short while. But, they do not/cannot maintain a different perspective.
    I think that the reason the bubble rarely breaks away is that there is culpability by those who have allowed themselves to be encircled by a bubble of lies. It is painful to emerge from such a state knowing you are to blame.

  • Alakhta Thowdup

    Don't forget the underlying explanation that explains the idiocy of the left. They reject God and serve Satan. Sodomy , abortion, and socialism substitute for religion. Satan is the father of lies. Fools live under lies and are too fogged up to even see it. Islam is a Satanic murder cult, so the left gravitates to it..

    • Joy Shivers

      Well with that in mind they may want to see how Islam sees those things:
      "Homosexuality is one of the most disgusting sins and greatest crimes…. It is a vile perversion that goes against sound nature, and is one of the most corrupting and hideous sins…. The punishment for homosexuality is death. Both the active and passive participants are to be killed whether or not they have previously had sexual intercourse in the context of a legal marriage…. Some of the companions of the Prophet stated that [the perpetrator] is to be burned with fire. It has also been said that he should be stoned, or thrown from a high place."
      Saudi Ministry of Education Textbooks for Islamic Studies: 2007-2008 Academic Year

      Center for Religious Freedom of Hudson Institute

      • Softly Bob

        When it comes to Islam and homosexuality, do not be fooled. The Muslims have their own definition of homosexuality. Just like the Left, they redefine words to suit their own ends.
        To an Islamist, homosexuality is defined as a husband-wife relationship between two men (or women) and not by the sexual act. Sodomy is rife in Muslim territories. Young boys are preyed upon by older men and male rape is common amongst all ages. Muslims do not like equal and loving relationships, but sexual predation is fine. It's not 'homosexual' for a man to engage in anal sex with another man, especially when performed as an aggressive act. In some Muslim societies only the 'passive' partner is guilty of homosexuality, but in others both parties are deemed guilty. Rape however is often forgiven or even accepted.

        • F.K. Juliano

          Very true. In Pakistan, young male employees are expected to put out for their employers.

          • mjazzguitar

            In Pakistan it is not uncommon for children of either sex to be used by rapists and then murdered.

  • BIG IRISH

    what rock did you slither out of?

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      The kabbah of mecca.

  • Smith

    The Left live in Maya(illusion).

  • http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2483774/ Darkwolf

    Be it the left's ignorance of Islam, or their desire to use it to their end, it's obvious to those of us on the right that they've no idea of the nature of the predator they've brought into their camp.

    • ltcdmward

      Precisely.

  • Chezwick

    I had a discussion at a local bar about a year and a half ago with a young, liberal couple. After we went around in circles on a couple of other issues, I brought up Islam. I asked the young lady if she thought "Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance".

    She said "in America, I believe it is."

    So I pointed out that the reason Muslims in America convey the impression of moderation is because they are – at least for now – constrained by American secular law from living out their aspirations under Sharia. She was appalled at what I was saying and shortly thereafter terminated our conversation. I remember feeling so helpless, being armed with the knowledge of the Quran, the Ahdith, the Sirat Rasul, the history of the conquests, and yet, NOTHING I said could make an impression on her…her mind was made up….'Islam was peace' and that's all there was to it….and I was a right-wing bigot.

    It was one more confirmation of a long-standing assertion by one of my conservative buddies….that liberalism is religion. Facts and reality are infinitely malleable so as to preclude the faithful from ever having to question their beliefs.

    • Jim_C

      Chez, I hate to stereotype but maybe it's a bit like asking a young liberal woman about gun control. Guns are weapons that can be fatal, therefore–they don't like 'em. Likewaise, they don't want to believe that a religion can be different from one they have experience with, and harmful.

      Among my male, liberal friends, most are Second Amendment supporters to the extent that they support the right for law abiding citizens to own guns. There's even a few like me who don't think we need NEW laws–just close loopholes and enforce existing.

      Same with Islam. We don't go out of our way to bash the religion, but we're just as outraged over Islam's violence and affront to freedom as anyone. Anyone who thinks its a religion of peace can go jump in a lake.

      Now, do we think it's the number one threat facing this nation? No. It's 'a' threat, it's one that requires vigilance, policy and action, but it's not THE threat. Economic problems domestic and international take precedent.

      As for "liberal religion," that's an easy switcheroo to play on conservatives, too. You want to talk about "malleable facts" and "religious" thinking, I'll show you any FPM article and point them out. Just like charges of hypocrisy–easiest thing to do.

    • Dave Richards

      All religions are hateful institutions. That title is not solely reserved for Islam.

    • AnOrdinaryMan

      Mr. Chezwick,

      When I was in grad school, I was astonished at the inability of most liberals to face most problems; that is, their inability to understand cause and effect. The issue could be about any problem,, not necessarily about grave issues affecting the fate of the world. Their car could be continually breaking down; their kids could be having problems in school–they'd blame it on crop circles or a full moon.

    • F.K. Juliano

      Your story is one among countless that have led me to conclude that liberals must be persuaded by force, not by reason.

  • unbontir

    D'nesh DeSouza reduced Obama to an individual who had been strongly influenced by his father's anti-colonial inclinations, when his purported Kenyan father–(not! Frank Marshall Davis appears to have been his 'Baby Daddy')–spent no time with the young Barack, (or Barry?). I don't know that I'd characterize D'Nesh DeSouza as politically oriented towards the left, but reading here, "The left is incapable of engaging with Islamism as an ideology, instead it reduces the conflict to a struggle between colonial and anti-colonial forces, showing once again that the left’s worldview is usually at least fifty years out of date." I'm tempted to say, 'If the shoe fits Mr. DeSouza…."
    Liberalism is a religion–it is a neognostic construct. Bastiat's "Superheroes" equate to the religion of Sociology's "verstehen", enigmatic great new insight is what the liberal theologians call it in, for example, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)'s Book of Confessions. Sociology calls those elite neo-gnostics "Master Thinkers."
    Islamo-fascism greatly influenced the development of Nazism, but the earlier roots of Nazism go to the adaptation by Hegel of 'Darwinian' evolutionary theory to literary textual criticism–especially biblical textual criticism–and spawned the Graff-Wellhausen Documentary Hypothesis which in turn spawned the various schools of thought within the radical historical-critical schools of textual criticism–all of which, Form Criticism, Source Criticism, "Higher" Criticism, Documentarianism, "Progressive" Criticism, "Liberal" Criticism, etc…, are entirely founded upon the blatant lie that there exist any such source documents–the infamous J/E/P/D structure. There is no evidence for them–none–zip. The Form Critics equate inspired Scripture with Greek Mythology! Please read Chapter 15 of Josh McDowell's 'Evidence That Demands a Verdict" Vol. II.
    Like Satan deceptively suggested in the Garden, liberal-socialist neo-gnosticism whose doctrines and tenets are laid out in Sociology worship their God–mankind–their God is human, so their religion is rightly identified as "Humanism." But they don't like to permit their terms and concepts to be nailed down, so like a piece of jello, they continually redefine, re-label the concepts within their religious belief system.
    The One and Only "Concept" within the belief system of a person with a Christian Worldview is Jesus Christ, and He allowed Himself to be nailed down and has explicitly conveyed the message as to just Who He is in Writing that there be no morally relativistic re-defining of Who He is–He is Truth.

    • Dave Richards

      Jesus Christ – He Is A Lie That You Tell Yourself To Make Yourself Feel Better. How’s that for “morally relativistic re-defining of Who He is” ?

      • Mary Sue

        You don't know what you're talking about.

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        Barack Hussein Obama – He Is A Lie That You Tell Yourself To Make Yourself Feel Better. How's that for "morally relativistic re-defining of Who he is" ?

  • Diann

    Chezwick – my experience exactly…. It is unfortunate that a huge majority on the left are unaffected by current history or historical facts about Islam. Their beliefs are unaffected by truth.

  • watsa46

    The left think that they know how to deal with Muslims, but they don't. China, India, Russia have to bend backward not to antagonize too much their Muslim populations who can always become violent on the spot. But for the left, the real enemy that needs to be destroyed is the non-left, half of all Americans. The left/far left in Russia ( Marx and company) have preserved the prerogatives of a minority (the modern Czars) at the expense of the vast majority they claim to represent. Russia is a backward country and Putin will make sure it remains that way. The American far left under the claim of representing the American masses will bring the country to the same state of affairs if we let them do.

    • ReyRus

      Have you ever been to backward Russia to speak with such confidence? Ah, perhaps you read Russian media and have numerous Russian friends. Or is it just the western inferiority complex talking again through another brainwashed looser? Come to Russia, and be surprised. Welcome any time, friend.

      • watsa46

        A minority of Russian (1-2%) get most of everything. The well connected. But there are tremendous untapped potentials that go to waste.

        • Dave Richards

          Citation needed.

    • Kepha

      I beg to differ with you about China and its Muslim minority. The Chinese government would never think twice of blasting a protesting Muslim mob to shreds, and they've done it. Further, the Islamic world is scared silly of Communist China, otherwise a few Chinese embassies would've been burned long ago over the genocide of a community that was once 10% of China's population.

      • watsa46

        How then do U explain the systematic anti-Israel votes of China, Russia, EU and India to cite the big one at the UN? No need to mention the other 180+.

        • Mary Sue

          That's out in public. Within China itself, it relies on its grip over the media and its tendency to throw people in jail for reporting a hangnail.

    • Drakken

      Don't throw the Russians under the bus quite yet, they deal with absolute ruthlessness the muslims that cross them and they don't give a toss what human rights organization condemns them for it. Unlike us in the West who deal with our muslim colonizers with kid goves and groveling oppologies.

  • Guest

    Sorry but you have it all wrong. Marx's basic equation was Jew = Capital. He wanted a Jew-free society in order to implement his economic idiocies.

  • Willy Rho

    It is amazing how stupid the Left is. They join forces with the Muslims to destroy the West and Liberty, but in the end, after they together destroy the West, it will be the Muslims battling against the Communist/Socialists and The Muslims will win, because they are insanely pushed on to kill everything not Muslim and since they are a murderous people/philosophy the Muslims will turh on each other and kill to the Last man. How gloriously Satanic that is. I say Nuke all Muslims and Commies, before they kill and destroy western civilization. Stamp them all out like Cockroaches till there is no seed to propagate either of them, NOW.

  • Herb Benty

    This article clearly lays bare the marxist envy and fear of the West. The inventions, ingenuity, resilience and just plain strength that Judeo- Christian values imparted on us has been amazing. So, for the past 100 years they have been infiltrating our schools, universities,etc., and evilution.

  • Jim_C

    I have to wonder, who is this "Left?" The Left that had qualms about WWII was certainly not mainstream, and WWII skeptics had its rightist isolationist skeptics, too. There were many liberals who were good Cold Warriors. The degree to which the USSR was deemed dangerous was always a matter of some controversy, in part because of the interests of the "military industrial complex" about which Pres. Eisenhower (no leftist) ominously warned us.

    While upwards of 80% of the country favored some military retaliation in Afghanistan due to the 9/11 attacks, liberal citizens by and large were against the Iraq War (for which many on this site shamefully reviled them). Now that Obama is president, it has become OK for conservatives to question the wisdom of that action and to distance themselves from the neoconservative camp.

    So if you opposed that action, or have had your eyes opened to its folly, are you pro-Islam? Seems a pretty stupid formulation.

    So who are we talking about? 10% of the population? 20%? Or a convenient strawman?

    • Daniel Greenfield

      The percentage of the population is small but heavily represented among elites in academia and the press.

      • Paroma Das

        Leftists are not "heavily represented" in academia & media but OVER-represented.

    • Jimmy

      Couldn't have said it better myself. Is the left people who oppose the failed war on drugs? People who oppose the USA failed criminal policies and don't believe life incarceration is a good idea for people who smoke a joint? People who opposed the miserable failure or the war in Iraq? It's seems to me the "left" for most people here is anyone who doesn't agree with them.

      Very pathetic and small minded indeed.

    • Indio Viejo

      I am glad to say I favored the war in Iraq as a completely punitive action. I have said it over the years that Islam is a totalitarian ideology and we need to suppress or destroy it. Only stupidity could have led us into a "nation building" morass. I am still in favor of kicking butt under most circumstances when dealing with the Muslim barbarians while he still have power and resources.

  • Kevin Stroup

    I think leftist know very well that Islam is dangerous. That is why they are using them as "shock troops". They terrorize, create divisions, and are one more target for conservatives to worry about. The left may not care that they cannot control Islam. As long as it destroys Western Civilization, that will be fine. Anything that is white, male, European, individual, rule of law, free market or traditional must be destroyed. I think the left knows very well what they are doing. How else can you explain all the success they have had in the last 100 years? Dumb luck? Obama has one of the worst performance records of any POTUS in memory, but he got reelected. The left doesn't know what they are doing?

    • Mary Sue

      but they're mistaken if they think that at the end, the Islamist won't devour them as well!

      • mjazzguitar

        That's the part I don't understand. They can't expect the islamists to do all the fighting for them and not eventually have to fight them themselves.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      The left sees this as "the enemy of my enemy is my friend."

      That is precisely why the left ally's itself with islamofascism.

  • ltcdmward

    "Their solution is to create a system that creates 'equality' of results rather than a system of equality of beginnings/opportunity."

    Add to "..beginnings/opportunity": that results in vastly more individuals becoming unequal according to their own worthwhile, predetermined, and personal sense of accomplishment. To ultimately be unequal. To be all they can be according to their design.

  • Jim_C

    "Their solution is to create a system that creates 'equality' of results rather than a system of equality of beginnings/opportunity. But in order to create this new, 'fairer' system, they have to destroy the other."

    No doubt there are those who take this point of view. I agree it is a childish philosophy.

    Unfortunately, it is too often attributed to liberals like myself who understand that capitalism is the best economic engine but also believe that it should be intelligently regulated. I try to think in terms of maximum liberty, and sometimes equality enters into that picture. Society costs money. Society requires effort on its behalf. Liberty is no boon unless ALWAYS accompanied by responsibility, and sometimes it is incumbent upon those who contribute to society to reign in the irresponsible. In other words, my freedoms should not become your eventual expense.

    • Chezwick

      JIM: "…sometimes equality enters into that picture. Society costs money."

      JIM (later): "…my freedoms should not become your eventual expense."

      Can't you see Jim, that your concept of "equality" (liberal social programs) comes at the "eventual expense" of others, i.e., future generations.

      And please, let's not play games that if the rich payed your liberal version of their fair share, that we wouldn't have deficits and massive debt. Our spending addiction and structural deficits far outstrip the capacity of the wealthy to pay for it.

      I want to see you admit it.

      • Jim_C

        My concept of equality does not always equate to liberal social programs. I see an oligarchy in full bloom in this country whose power outstrips the ordinary voting citizen who plays by the rules. It's killing the American dream just as surely as you believe regulations and tax policy are (and I don't disagree). And it creates often irrational results in the name of liberty.

        One example: Wal-Mart has driven mom and pops out of business en masse. It also is the company of the working poor. Not only does Wal-Mart recieve government favors, not only does a lot of that money go right to China, but we taxpayers also subsidize more Wal-Mart employee's welfare than any other company. So those goods we buy ultimately aren't cheap–our taxes subsidize their profits. The Walton family has amassed wealth around the same amount as the entire combined bottom 40% of the country (and they're no Bill Gates when it comes to giving back).

        If you can't see a moral conundrum, there, I don't know what to tell you.

      • Jim_C

        Also Chezwick, we have to look at history. It's not about resenting the rich–we should all aspire to be rich. It's about looking at how we've become a nation so lopsidedly wealthy. The reason has to do with policy. Now you remember I can be as skeptical of unions as any conservative. But consider the 50s and 60s, when union membership was at a peak–enough so that most of us have some connection to a union, whether through a parent or ourselves. The middle class was stronger than ever. And tax rates on the CEO? They dwarfed today's rates. CEO compensation was a reasonable multiple of their workers.' And the CEO didn't live in a gated community somewhere else–he lived in the nicest house in the neighborhood.

        No longer. Thanks to the economic philosophy of the last 30+ years, the wealthy have become exponentially wealthier, while all other compensation has risen sluggishly. No wonder we can't afford what we're spending! We've had over a generation of tax breaks imagining that would create growth. But really, thank God for government investment in research and entrepreneurs like Gates and Jobs–without the Information age boom I hate to think where we'd be now.

        There are some changes conservatives advocate that I think are intelligent. But when I take the sum of the philosophy, I see the price of a more fluid economy being routine and precipitous fluctuations that create widespread social instability, which will necessitate further and more drastic government interventions.

    • AnOrdinaryMan

      Jim_C,

      "Liberty is no boon unless ALWAYS accompanied by responsibility…." Yes, but who decides what responsibility is best for society? The regulators. THAT's the problem. Are you going to tell me that high-speed rail in California is best for society? Especially when its not needed, and not affordable, in any way? Are you going to tell me that a 62.5% tax rate is best for residents of California? Are you going to tell me that it was in society's best interest that residents of Staten Island had to go dumpster diving for food, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy? Regulators have no understanding of what's best for individuals(when they recognize individuals at all), and little, if any, understanding of what's best for the collective. Another example, regulators have determined that the USA can defend itself with a 285 ship Navy. Try telling that to any Navy sailor worth his/her salt. What kind of a country is it that can't(or won't) defend itself? One thats run by regulators.

      • Jim_C

        If you agree that responsibility must go hand in hand with liberty, than at some point that responsibility has to be borne out in policy. Because we are a large, diverse society, we do not have the luxury of say, being Switzerland, where the common ethnicity and ethos of a small population can be relied upon. Policy has to address our problems. And policy is something argued democratically and ultimately voted on by an informed citizenry.

        Regulators have also kept you, your parents and your children from drinking contaminated water, breathing toxic air. Government gave us interstate highways, investment in education and research that helped us grow into an economic power. Without intelligent regulations, we're left cleaning up messes left and right, always reacting.

  • popseal

    The LEFT couches its rhetoric in deceptive terms that can be interpreted as the hearer wold like, while the LEFT never rally varies from its goal of a ONE WORLD impossible utopia. Just ask one a direct clear question and youll see it's impossible for him to give a direct and clear answer.

  • Steve

    Marc I would like to know how you acquired this information that Jews invented and implemented communism. We're you there when the Jews invented it? Wow how old are you?

    • Mark

      Your Nazi thinking is what I meant to say.

  • Steve

    Gee -38 votes against your moronic statement and no one that agrees with you.

  • Mark

    Your Nazi is wrong. You are not a conservative. You are a racist, ignorant bigot.

  • g_jochnowitz

    Marxism and Islam are each other's friends and allies. This has been true ever since the Bandung (Indonesia) Conference of 1955.
    http://www.jochnowitz.net/Essays/MarxIslam.html

  • Barakus abomidas

    How dare he call me 7th century! I'M forward>>>>. B.H.O.

  • DDonald

    The most illuminating commentry on historical interpretation I ever read.Bravo.

  • Dave Richards

    Nice Strawman article. Seriously, is that all you’ve got?

    • Mary Sue

      says the guy that doesn't know what a strawman is or how to identify one.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Wow Dave, Your comment decisively refuted Greenfields essay.

      /sarc

  • tanstaafl

    It is no coincidence that our Dear Leader is also the Obamahdi.

  • Drakken

    That is why you always encourage the libidiot to go to those fun places that islam dwells and let them get a taste of reality, I find it highly amusing that the do gooders and their leftist kumbaya nonsense are always rudely awakened by reality, if they perish? Oh well?

  • Drakken

    Let the leftist libidiots live in denial about islam and it's intentions, anyway you look at it conflict is envitable and the more they slaughter of each other the better for the rest of us. Always encourage your enemies to fight among themselves, for it makes them weak, and us stronger.

  • guest

    The left will be the first group exterminated when islam comes to power

    • Mary Sue

      yup.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Nah, The left will be the LAST group exterminated.

      The left will HELP islamists purge islamist society of counter revolutionary elements.

      At the end, the left will be beheaded too.

      • mjazzguitar

        Not if they give up their guns.

  • DogOfWar

    I'm glad to see that there are at least a few ordered minds that realize that the Left has malice aforethought. That they are not simply stupid. They know what they are doing. Like the blond bombshell who makes dumb to catch the millionaire. They are neither blond or dumb!

  • Smote

    Excellent article! The trouble with lefties is that they're a rather pig-headed lot who can never admit it when they get it wrong, which is nearly every time. Ego is also a big factor in play here. Every commie the world over will always swear black and blue they are in the right, even when they know they are ridiculously wrong.

    No one is blinder than he who will not see.

    • Mary Sue

      Ego, arrogance, elitism, all are the folly of those who think they are better/smarter/superior to the Great Unwashed (pssst, that's us).

  • Flowerknife_us

    Without Colonialism and Imperialism these Country's dominated by Islam would have never even made it to third world status..Everything these people have was thought of and produced by others east and west of them.

    If the left gains power over East and West then they can just starve the middle. When going Green, who need their energy which is the basis of their Economy?

  • Aizeta

    Prez BhusseinO is just a white kid trapped in a dark skin. You know, mama's statement against the wright-wingers. What the heck, as I'm not gonna be white, let's make the most out of it, he thought. And he made it quite remarkably.
    By the way, did this clever young man (for a president I mean) realised that accepting the Nobel Peace Prize was tying his hands regarding foreign policy? Because the sandinavian marxist knew it very well. Didn't he care? Were his ego's needs more important than his country's interests? just wondering

  • Mousey Tongue

    Voltaire Network is the poster child of what the author describes here.

    The idea of linear social progression is an easy pitfall for an arrogant intelligentsia incapable of putting themselves in other people's shoes and mindsets. Ironically it seems chauvinistic sometimes.

  • http://twitter.com/Occidentaljihad @Occidentaljihad

    Mr. Greenfield's analysis is spot-on. But Islam did not arise in the 6th c. (AD)–rather, it began in the 7th c. AD (Muhammad's first "revelations" were in 610 and he died in 632).

  • F.K. Juliano

    "Their response to the Clash of Civilizations has been to include Islamists in the global rainbow coalition of minorities, gays and gender theorists, indigent third world farmers, transsexuals, artists and poets, sex workers and terrorists; without considering what the Islamists were or how they would fit into this charmed circle."

    This is an incorrect use of the semi-colon, which is supposed to separate two independent clauses (something that can stand up as a separate sentence). Replace it with a comma or change the wording. E.g., "… sex workers and terrorists; they did not consider what the Islamists…"

  • F.K. Juliano

    Hate to say it, but there should be a semi-colon here, not a comma. With corrected punctuation, it reads:

    "…it resembles a miniature world, but a bubble is not a world; it can only ever be a bubble."

    I hope my constructive criticism is appreciated. Mr. Greenfield does make good points.

  • Nabuquduriuzhur

    One thing that could be said is that Socialism is a religion. It's adherents treat it as such. The state is "god", the strongman who runs the state is "god", be it Stalin, Mao, Hitler, Pol Pot, or Tito.

    It does not deliver on its promises, but Socialists treat it as if it will "someday."

  • Evan Jones

    Rather than being a "good article", this attached article summarizes a full range of kind of phony paradigms (beliefs) upon which we in the developed world have been raised.

    In other words, our's is the most the propagandized culture. Most of what we believe serves somebody else's agenda, a system of beliefs that contain elements of untruths, both large and small . Those among us who consume the products of the main stream media cannot know this.

    To learn about yourself, read history (real history not Official History), travel widely and share time with people from different cultural viewpoints.

    Para-1
    >The left has never adapted to the transition from nationalistic wars to ideological wars.

    .. As the public loses interest in sending their sons to fight the phony nationalistic wars, which were typical of the 20th century, the More War industry has had to create Ideological Wars, support for which is even harder to sustain than Nationalism.

    Para-2
    > The left never came to terms with Communism.

    .. We were not taught in school that Karl Marx's communism and Fascism were both products of 19th century money lender sponsorship, namely Rothschild sponsorship, later sustained by Wall Street money. Wall Street's close invovlement with our worst enemies is described in Prof Antony Sutton's books Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler [1976], and Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution [1974].

  • Evan Jones

    Para-3
    >Having failed the test twice, it is no wonder that the left has been unable to come to terms with Islam, or that it has resorted to insisting that, like Germany and Russia, the Muslim world is just another victim of imperialism and western warmongering in need of support and encouragement from the progressive camp.

    .. Islam is demonized by the same forces that demonized communism and Fascism: money lenders and Big Business. Their objective? To create a new enemy for the sheeple to hate. Remember that Islam condemns usury; this is seen by our money lender class as a threat to their business interests. Ironically, the most powerful promoters of extremist Islam is the West's Big Business interests who have little to fear from Islam. Rather, Big Oil fears Arab nationalism+unity as a threat to their current free and easy access to Middle East oil and gas.

    .. Could this help explain why Iran is so demonized?

    Para-4
    > Nazism could still loosely fit into the jackboots of the nation state. Communism was another creature entirely.

    .. Wrong. Communism and Nazism are closely related totalitarian ideologies. Both use a ruthless and cynical dictatorship of the proletariat.

    Para-4
    >Islam is even more untethered than Communism, loosely originating from powerful oil nations, but able to spring up anywhere in the world.

    .. Wrong, Islam is a non proselyzing religion (at least compared to Christianty which is still expanding powerfully in Asia and Africa.)
    .. No only is Islam not "springing up", like Christianity before it, newly prospering Muslim middle classes seem to be more in consumer/MTV values such as trendy clothes, tasty food and shopping than religion,

    >What they want is a Caliphate ruled under Islamic law

    .. This is a tactic of the Jewish Zionist agiprop, to attribute to their enemies, the worst behaviors of the Zionists themselves. In fact, if there are some elements within the Islamic relgion seeking a world Caliphate, they are doing a poor job are achieving their goal. Most Islamic countries are weak and badly managed. In many poorer ones, the citizens want to live somewhere else. In my 40 years on the jobsite with people from the world great religions, those ordinary workers who practice Islam as a religion are generally a mild mannered lot, certainly less aggressive and in your face than their Christian counterparts. On Indonesian oil rigs, one sees Christian and Batak drillers and toolpushers supervising mild mannered Javanese Muslim roughnecks. In the Middle East, one finds Syrian Christians from Karela bossing around Egyptian crewmen.

    The person writing this article needs to get out into the world and rub shoulders with real people.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Evan,

      Nobody has a problem with people just getting along.

      The problem is with the people who hijack planes and fly them into buildings, bomb passenger planes like Pan Am 103 (and the scum who released the convicted bomber), rape the entire world with $100 per barrel OPEC oil, bomb London buses and the underground, attempt to bomb inflight planes with bombs hidden in their clothing…

      Evan, you are a Useful Idiot, a Tool of Islamofascism.

      • Evan Jones

        SCREW SOCIALISM wrote:
        > The problem is with the people who hijack planes and fly them into buildings,

        This depends on whether your perception of reality comes entirely from our money lender controlled Mainstream Media, or whether you travel, talk to people, read history and form your opinions based on direct observation.

        9/11 is merely one of many phony events, rigged by our money lender interests. Other rigged events that profoundly affected our future included the explosion on the battleship USS Maine in 1898, the sinking of the Lusitania, the Gulf of Tongkin incident and the Gunpowder Plot by those dastardly Catholics to blow up Parliament in 1605, (a rigged event which triggered 400 years of pointless religious hatred).

        9/11:Israel did it https://wikispooks.com/wiki/9/11:Israel_did_it

        > bomb passenger planes like Pan Am 103

        Testimony On CIA's PAN AM 103; CIA Drug Smuggling Corroborated http://rense.com/general/cole.htm

        > rape the entire world with $100 per barrel OPEC oil,

        This legend is more MSM chickenfeed for the sheeple.

        "In "A Century of War — Anglo American Oil Politics and the New World Order" (1992), petroleum industry expert and economist F. William Engdahl presents evidence that the 1973 OPEC "oil shock" and the accompanying oil "shortage" were secretly planned by the highest levels of the US and British elites, with Henry Kissinger playing a key role." http://www.takeoverworld.info/pdf/Engdahl__Centur

        >bomb London buses and the underground,
        John Anthony Hill – Evidence in the Film 7/7 Ripple Effect http://www.redicecreations.com/radio/2011/06/RIR-

        >Evan, you are a Useful Idiot, a Tool of Islamofascism
        This is an Argumentum Ad Hominem, a logical fallacy in which a claim or argument is made on the basis of some irrelevant fact about the author or the person. "Islamofascism" is a term invented by our Zionist dominated media; it only has meaning in terms of certain media manufactured myths.

  • Evan Jones

    Para-5
    >The left is incapable of engaging with Islamism as an ideology ..

    .. How can? The left represents a collectivist political ideology. Islam's major focus is on submission to God. By it's own definition, Islam is not interested in the politics of it's adherents. The Koran doesn't have a verse that equates to Romans 13's "render unto Caesar what is Caesar's.

    Para-6
    >Their response to the Clash of Civilizations has been to include Islamists in the global rainbow coalition of minorities, gays and gender theorists, indigent third world farmers, transsexuals, artists and poets, sex workers and terrorists; without considering what the Islamists were or how they would fit into this charmed circle.

    Rubbish. Gays, gender theorists, sex workers and terrorists have absolutely no relevance to Islamic belief or practice, which is based on submission to God. There is no place in Islam for such categories, neither are car mechanics or short order cooks

    Para-7
    >The left views the Islamists as just another front group to be used. The Islamists see the left the same way and in Iran, Egypt and Tunisia, the Islamists have a better track record of getting the better of the left.

    .. Don't forget that Egypt is now ruled by the Muslim Brotherhood, an organisation dedicated to promoted extreme Muslim ideologies, founded by Britain's MI6 in the 1920s and secretly sponsored and financed ever since by elements from the West and Israel The CIA's NED sponsored the Muslim Brotherhood into running Egypt. Today's close ally will one day in the future become yet another demonized enemy. Read history. Look what happened to previous CIA allies e.g. Tim Osman, Manuel Noriega, Saddam Hussein. Indeed Hitler made Time Magazine's Man of the Year in 1938 as did Stalin in 1940.

    Para-8
    >Rather than deal with Islamism, the left persists in fighting phantom wars against nationalism, capitalism, militarism, colonialism and imperialism; all things that are approaching extinction in its sphere of influence, while thriving outside its sphere of influence. T

    .. The Left is self is a product of Politically Correct Frankfurt School, the primary goal of which is to translate Marxism from economic terms into cultural terms, a socially destructive idealogy known as Cultural Marxism.

    .. Whether they realize it or not, leftist ideology as described by Karl Marx, is meant to collectivize Western society into an economically dysfunctional socialist paradise (much like Stalin's Soviet Union). Starry eyed leftists cannot see that their "rainbow coalition of minorities, gays and gender theorists, indigent third world farmers, transsexuals, artists and poets, sex workers and terrorists" are using Cultural Marxism to destroy the Western family unit from within.

    .. In terms of the Left's social, political and cultural ambitions, Islam is irrelevant and vastly less destructive to Western culture than the Left is, itself.

  • Evan Jones

    Para-5
    >The left is incapable of engaging with Islamism as an ideology ..

    .. How can? The left represents a collectivist political ideology. Islam's major focus is on submission to God. By it's own definition, Islam is not interested in the politics of it's adherents. The Koran doesn't have a verse that equates to Romans 13's "render unto Caesar what is Caesar's.

    Para-6
    >Their response to the Clash of Civilizations has been to include Islamists in the global rainbow coalition of minorities, gays and gender theorists, indigent third world farmers, transsexuals, artists and poets, sex workers and terrorists; without considering what the Islamists were or how they would fit into this charmed circle.

    Rubbish. Gays, gender theorists, sex workers and terrorists have absolutely no relevance to Islamic belief or practice, which is based on submission to God. There is no place in Islam for such categories, neither are car mechanics or short order cooks

    Para-7
    >The left views the Islamists as just another front group to be used. The Islamists see the left the same way and in Iran, Egypt and Tunisia, the Islamists have a better track record of getting the better of the left.

    .. Don't forget that Egypt is now ruled by the Muslim Brotherhood, an organisation dedicated to promoted extreme Muslim ideologies, founded by Britain's MI6 in the 1920s and secretly sponsored and financed ever since by elements from the West and Israel The CIA's NED sponsored the Muslim Brotherhood into running Egypt. Today's close ally will one day in the future become yet another demonized enemy. Read history. Look what happened to previous CIA allies e.g. Tim Osman, Manuel Noriega, Saddam Hussein. Indeed Hitler made Time Magazine's Man of the Year in 1938 as did Stalin in 1940.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Evan, Why would "progressive" people support REGRESSIVE Islamists, people who kill gays, kill women, kill Jews, kill Hindus, kill Buddhists, kill Bahais and kill the wrong kind of Muslim?

      The left is so filled with hate that it closes its eyes and goosesteps along with fascists as it did in 1939 in the Socialist hitler / Socialist stain pact.

      Look up "hilter stalin pact".

  • Evan Jones

    Para-8
    >Rather than deal with Islamism, the left persists in fighting phantom wars against nationalism, capitalism, militarism, colonialism and imperialism; all things that are approaching extinction in its sphere of influence, while thriving outside its sphere of influence. T

    .. The Left is self is a product of Politically Correct Frankfurt School, the primary goal of which is to translate Marxism from economic terms into cultural terms, a socially destructive idealogy known as Cultural Marxism.

    .. Whether they realize it or not, leftist ideology as described by Karl Marx, is meant to collectivize Western society into an economically dysfunctional socialist paradise (much like Stalin's Soviet Union). Starry eyed leftists cannot see that their "rainbow coalition of minorities, gays and gender theorists, indigent third world farmers, transsexuals, artists and poets, sex workers and terrorists" are using Cultural Marxism to destroy the Western family unit from within.

    .. In terms of the Left's social, political and cultural ambitions, Islam is irrelevant and vastly less destructive to Western culture than the Left is, itself.

  • patriothere

    More warmongering propaganda from zionist chickenhawks.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      You poor muslim friendly hack paid troll.

      6 minutes ago @ Breitbart.com – Protests to greet Ahma… · 1 reply · 0 points
      I'm like jesus, I'm gonna chase you money changers out of the temple and out of town and of course out of this forum. Me and ohsoquiet and a few other REAL AMERICANS who are being PAID to be here like you Israeli PR men. I'm here to chase you filth out.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      traitorhere,

      Since you came out as "pro islamofascist",

      I wish you and yours a

      Happy Eternal Nakba!

      May there be a drone monitoring you and your jihadi islamofascist savages.

  • usreconquista

    Islam will CONSUME the left, after they destroy Christianity. The left ALWAYS capitulates to violent dictatorships.

  • ross1948

    The extent of the Islamists' totalitarian outlook is easily measured by how they treat even their own. Have a sad smile at this poor guy's plight.- http://rossrightangle.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/se
    And ask yourselves how the permissives of the Western Left would reconcile their behaviour and attitudes to this cleric's drivel. – http://rossrightangle.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/se

  • Albert8184

    Brilliant essay. Wish more people understood this aspect of global politics.

  • Dryermartinithanyours

    If I may say so, a beautiful analysis, Daniel. The only thing that might be added is a constructive and persuasive appeal to help convert the deluded left. Andrew Boughton