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The Clueless Left and Islam

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Daniel Greenfield penned a perceptive and welcome critique, “What the Left Does not Understand About Islam” (February 15th), of the cluelessness of the Left vis-à-vis Islam. The Left, he writes, is naïve about its rival ideology, and ideologically will always remain naïve. The Left, he writes, has never been able to think outside of the cardboard box it has built for itself.

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 [sic] 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.

From my own observations, what the Left refused to acknowledge was that it was Hitler’s Nazi Germany, Imperial Japan, and Soviet Russia that behaved like unrepentant imperialists and colonialists, invading and conquering other nations for all the loot they could lay hands on. It was the consistent kneejerk evasion of that fact which demoted the Left from a noisy avante- garde to a commune of deluded lunatics.  Greenfield goes on to remark:

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.

The rise of Islam, however, presented the Left with another conundrum it could not handle.

Communism was…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.

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  1. Hotlanta Mike

    February 20th, 2013

    Death or dhimmitude to the infidels….

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  2. Anonymous

    February 20th, 2013

    If we can’t be friends, must we be fellow countrymen ?

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  3. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 20th, 2013

    Unfortunately, the left wants to look (and feeeeel) at things the way THEY want to. Not the way it IS.

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  4. yourfavoriteunkle

    February 20th, 2013

    @ MJA… ya think it makes the lefties “feel” kinda stupid havin’ that “COEXIST” bumper sticker after they realize the way it really is?

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  5. Chris in N.Va.

    February 20th, 2013

    I also read the EXCELLENT cogent column.

    It tracks with how I respond to those insipid (and wholly ignorant) “COEXIST” bumper stickers.

    I challenge the proud displayer of said drivel to approach someone representing the first symbol (Islamic Crescent) and entreat and/or demand that this adherent peacefully coexist with the religious systems and followers represented by all the other symbols.

    Of course, it would be helpful if, beforehand, our intrepid soul would tell us where to ship his/her body and whether the head should be shipped separately.

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  6. Billy Fuster

    February 20th, 2013

    The left are soulmates with Islam. They admire the ruthlessness in which Islam brainwashes and controls all aspects of a persons life. This is what the left wants to do and is currently merging some cultural aspects of Islam with their economic takeover. At the same time Islam is merging the left’s Alinsky tactics with their power grabs.

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  7. thirdtwin

    February 20th, 2013

    The secular Right can be pretty clueless about islam, too. Many of them, if they think they can make a quick buck by dealing with muslims, will drop their principles like a hot potato. And if they feel their purses might be lightened by muslim lawfare, they will run away and hide under the bed.

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  8. 99th Squad Leader

    February 20th, 2013

    I have tried, sometimes using first grader language, to explain to liberals that Islam is disguised as a religion and does not have anything to do with peace.
    I might as well be talking like Charlie Brown’s teacher,
    “Wah, wah, wah”.
    Liberals are deaf, mute and blind to the truth.

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  9. Dianne

    February 20th, 2013

    I tried telling the kids this in a Western Civ class and one of the girls told me to shut up and then got up and ran out of the room. One of the guys said I was wrong and that he has friends that are muslims and he’s read the koran. I told him if it was true that he actually had read the koran (which I doubt) that I bet he didn’t understand it, but thought it was mysterious and poetic, and he didn’t say anything else after that.

    The same girl who ran out of the room was also a vegan, and said she wasn’t religious, but I told her that her veganism was her religion. After that one, she didn’t come to the next class.

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  10. Chris in N.Va.

    February 20th, 2013

    As anti-capitalistic as the Left claims to be, it could ideologically be compared to the old Soviet Union’s quip that the West would eagerly sell the Russians the rope by which the Russians planned to hang us.

    Now these doofuses (plural = doofi?) seem terminally (purposely-chosen word) oblivious to enabling their own destruction by the Jihadi they support.

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  11. RANDO

    February 20th, 2013

    Good article.
    However, nationalism might have saved us from the Caliphate if we had not been infected with the seeds of our destruction…

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