Saturday, February 28, 2009

United in Hate



by Ben R. Furman
FrontPage, Feb. 26, 2009


United In Hate: The Left’s Romance With Tyranny and Terror is a book that examines the seamy underbelly of the radical Left which considers Western society and its values an anathema. Dr. Jamie Glazov (jglazov@rogers.com), the Editor of FrontPage Magazine, methodically details the causational factors that have lead modern Leftists to adhere to the death and destruction mantra of tyrannical Islamic Jihadists.

The Twin Towers are destroyed, 2973 people die in the attack and the radical Left cheers; the war in Iraq is won and the Left expels a disgusted sigh; totalitarian thugs kill innocent millions that the Left justifies as a “cleansing” required to forge a utopian society; suicidal Jihadists shred shoppers in malls with nail bombs and are excused by the Left as door-matted victims striking back at their oppressors; women are vilified, stoned, mutilated and killed by radical Muslims as Leftist feminists remain silent, save here in America where they rail mightily against a country club that’s denied membership to a female executive.

What draws Leftists moth-like toward the annihilating fires of unbridled totalitarianism, or drives them to slavishly worship at the feet of dictators that kick them to the curb when they are considered no longer useful?

Why does the Left cleave to a radical Islamic terrorism that vows to destroy all non-believers, including them?

Dr. Glazov answers these and other “head scratching” questions in a court-ready presentation of the Left’s mindset that will make forensic psychologists proud.

The Left’s hatred and rejection of Western civilization, its freedoms and values, begins with an acute sense of alienation from it, and unable to “fit in” the Left believes radical societal change, regardless of the consequences, is necessary.

After all it’s the West’s fault that the Left has no sense of purpose or direction. Although the Left vehemently argues against this premise, its words and actions prove Dr. Glazov’s case.

The ideological descendents of the communist/progressive Left that spent its capital hoping the West would lose the Cold War to the Soviet Union are today’s leftist core.

Based on their hatred for the United States, the Left has forged a symbiotic relationship with radical Islam, whose hatred for America equals theirs. Both make it clear that they consider Western civilization evil and unworthy of preservation. Violent revolution is the Left’s path to change; the Jihadists’ follow the path of war and annilation.

Some might think Dr. Glazov has taken a wrong turn in his analysis of the radical Left’s agenda and beliefs. If so, they should read the scurrilous quotes of Michael Moore extolling the virtues of the “Iraqi freedom fighters,” or Ward Churchill’s and Jeremiah Wright’s crowing after 9/11 that “America’s chickens have come home to roost.” Or, they should examine the genuflexing before the world’s tyrants by the likes of Jimmy Carter, Sean Penn and Tom Hayden. Dr. Glazov’s take on the radical Left is correct and as sharp as a tightly focused laser.

Should the book cause even one radical Leftist to re-examine his or her contorted beliefs and return from the “dark side,” Dr. Glazov’s efforts will be a resounding success. A great thought provoking read!

It may be recalled that West Bengal's Transport Minister, Subhas Chakraborty, a member of the CPI(M), had stated that the 9/11 terrorist strike in USA had made him happy.

2 comments:

Vincent said...

The radical left? But ... the very title is absurd propaganda. Whatever Left means, there must be as many flavours as there are people (almost).

Whilst I am deeply conservative myself (and there are as many flavours of that as there are of its opposite) I resent the implications of the book's title, and would never get to open it as you have.

And in any case I too reject Western civilization. I cannot afford to hate it because I have to live in it! But my own conservatism is to look back to an older form of society prior to Western civilization.

It seems to me that generalization as implied by the title and your write-up is synonymous with misrepresentation and prejudice.

Nila-kantha-chandra said...

Hi Vincent, I agree with you. The writer and the journal are both anti-left / anti-communist, something I would have steered clear of. Yet, something in what he says struck me as being valid. About some pathological streak in many leftists and radical leftists, which made them hate the US so absoluteley that they actually rejoiced even in tragic events like 9 / 11. We are living in an age of the death of all ideologies. But there's nothing else in that vacuum. What has to occupy that vacuum - is simply humanism, love and compassion, virtues the Buddha, or Jesus, among others, preached!