To say I've had it up to here with leftist intellectuals would be an understatement.
These are the people who have graduated from radical campus causes or have taken part in political campaigning and then apply their dogmatic moral superiority to all and every incident they can twist around their perverse worldview.
Why do they always see the West and East through the perspective of evil white exploiters versus good black/brown weak victim? It must be an integral part of their brainwashed upbringing.
Take, for instance, the Israeli-Arab conflict. They used to call it “war” until the Arabs gave up trying to drive the Jews into the sea and decided to rephrase it into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This simple title change did the trick for them. Israel = Goliath, Palestinians = little Davids. Neat!
As one leftist journalist and activist summed it up, “White ain’t right, and strong is wrong.”
Israel is considered white and Palestinians dark skinned. We are all Hamas now! They are opposed to Israel’s existence. Israel is on the wrong side to these people. Israel is ‘an imperialist stooge’ a ‘colonizer and occupier.’ The weak dark-skinned Palestinians are automatically just by virtue of being weak and dark-skinned.
From the standpoint of Marxism and international socialism, an illiterate conservative superstitious Muslim Palestinian who supports Hamas is more progressive than any educated liberal atheist Israeli who supports Zionism even critically.
These are the people behind BDS. At its core these people are not only anti-Israel they are also anti-democratic because this way of thinking is inimical to democracy - social democracy or liberal democracy.
This line of thinking enables people like Archbishop Desmond Tutu to disguise his anti-Semitic Replacement Theology into a new leftist blood libel that positions a powerful white Zionist regime brutally oppressing meek brown-skinned Palestinians, thereby drawing a false parallel with white South African regime’s inhumane treatment of black South Africans and leads to ridiculous anti-Israel accusations of apartheid.
Reframing the political narrative is everything and, boy, do these lefties know how to do that!
We heard that the 9/11 hijackers did it for Palestine, although the hijackers themselves somehow forgot to say anything about that before their deadly mission. Some even said that 9/11 was a Zionist plot because all the Jewish bankers stayed away from work that day.
For the radical left, the fall of the Twin Towers was no bad thing because they represented the pinnacle of capitalism and the overwhelming power of corporation over government. How sick!
Quite frankly, I’m sick of leftist justifications for attacks on Israel, America, and the West in general. It’s time we tell them to stick a sock in it when they make out its all the fault of the mighty white West having colonized, occupied, invaded, oppressed the meek Muslim world that is the cause of all of the turmoil in the Middle East. No it’s not, and it never has been. It’s their slaughtering of more of their own but also ours, their lack of democracy, their regional and global ambitions, their desire for bloodletting that truly has been the eye of the Islamic winter that is today’s Middle East and Africa and is plaguing the world.
Idiots like leftist journalist, Robert Fisk, may say that the Afghans that almost killed him near the Pakistan border were, in his words, “innocent of any crime except that of being the victim of the world.” Give me a break, Fisk!
This is as pathetic an argument as the other leftist intellectuals that blame white women for being raped by Muslim men because they asked for it by dressing so provocatively. According to these left-wing nutters, it’s always our fault.
This is Western leftist morality. We had it coming to us because of what we do, what we don’t do, and what we are. It’s as if the rise of Islamic fever would not have been uncorked had we not responded to 9/11 or, in Israel’s case, the 1967 war had ended in defeat with Jordan continuing to occupy the West Bank and east Jerusalem as they had been doing following their 1948 invasion against the nascent Jewish state. After all, who had heard, or even cared, about the occupation of the West Bank when Jordan held it for almost twenty years. Do the research and let me know if you find any radical left-wing diatribe against the illegal occupation of Palestinian land prior to June 1967. Good luck in your fruitless search!
These leftists are incapable of assessing any culpable fascist, racist tendencies in the ideologies or political platforms among those they support against imperialist American, Zionist, Western enemies, including the Palestinian leadership. Just look at Hamas, you pro-Palestinian bleeding hearts. Read their Charter which drips with the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.
Living under Nuremberg laws imposed by the Nazis was evil because of their global and anti-Semitic intent. Living under Sharia law is kind of OK to leftist intellectuals because it is the expression, in their eyes, of down-trodden people emerging from the yoke of Western oppression. Do me a favor, will you, and wake up and smell the pungent coffee! It’s as evil, global, and as anti-Semitic as any Nazi law.
The problem with these lefties when it comes to Israel is this. They can’t walk and chew gum at the same time. Their brains don’t stretch to the length of their gum. They can’t criticize the shortcomings of the Israeli government while, at the same time, support a liberal democracy fighting against an intolerant and rejectionist enemy. It’s all or nothing, with an unquestioning all for Palestinians and a big fat zero for Israel. It’s unconditional antagonism against Israel and unconditional support for a Palestinian cause that intends the demise of Israel.
This, perhaps most of all, leads me to have had it with leftist intellectuals.
Barry Shaw is the author of ‘Israel Reclaiming the Narrative’. www.israelnarrative.com