Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Progressive-Left Racism


It must be obvious by now that the so-called "Arab Spring" is nothing of the sort. What we are looking at is the "Islamist Spring" or perhaps the "Islamist Winter," but this movement throughout the Arab world is far less about democracy, despite what ideologically blinkered "progressives" would tell you, than it is about the rise of al-Sharia, political Islam, the Jihad.

Every time progressives wax enthusiastic for the “blessings of liberty” arising from the so-called “Arab Spring” they are in fact rooting for the Jihad, wittingly or not.

It is, in part, for this reason that I accuse the Obama administration of cheer-leading the Jihad. It’s not that I believe that Obama’s intention is to do so. It is that his administration is, in fact, doing so. Whatever Obama’s intention he is validating and promoting the Jihad through validating and promoting the Jihad’s foremost organization, the Muslim Brotherhood, who he met with in secret prior to helping them gain power in Egypt.  It’s undeniable at this point, but most of the administration’s remaining liberal Jewish supporters will continue playing ostrich until the very end.

The reason that the Obama administration is cheering-on political Islam is because as “progressives” they understand that the Arab and Muslim worlds have suffered terribly at the hands of white, racist, imperialist, Zionist, colonialists (i.e., bad) white people and therefore if Arabs and Muslims choose to champion an anti-Semitic, anti-Gay, and anti-female political movement, such as political Islam, it must represent the rich and benevolent flowering of Arab democracy and what well-meaning liberal could possibly oppose such a thing?

That political Islam is entirely inconsistent with democracy, or basic human decency, due to the fact that al-Sharia is an undemocratic and violently racist form of government does not seem to bother progressives. Neither does it seem to bother progressives that political Islam, and the Muslim Brotherhood, are also characterized by an anti-Semitic genocidal obsession. On a daily basis the imams and the ayatollahs scream for the murder of Jews and when Jewish people point this out, we get defamed as racists by western progressives.

Arab religious leadership screeches for the genocide of the Jews and we have this material on video. One need only look through the archives of MEMRI or Palestinian Media Watch, among other places, to see clip after clip of Arab and Muslim religious leadership calling for Jewish genocide.

Yet so much of the progressive-left in the United States and Europe actually sides with the Jihad and does so based, in ironic delusion, on notions of “universal human rights.” This is how blinkered the left has become. Many of them honestly believe that as a matter of “social justice” the Jews of this generation, just like the Jews of every generation, must be violently confronted and that “righteous Jews,” anti-Zionist or Israel hating Jews, must lead the way against Israel. This is just the kind of thing promoted on Daily Kos and the Huffington Post and the UK Guardian.

What this must mean for young, idealistic Jewish college kids is beyond me. They are told by their progressive peers that they are racist and beneath contempt merely if they wish to support their own people through supporting the Jewish state. This is something that progressives force on young Jewish kids that they force on no one else’s kids. Only Jewish kids are taught that if they wish to be moral they must be opposed to the well-being of their own people.

You do not need to take my word for it. Read Matt and Zach over at the Huffington Post Monitor or Adam Levick over at CiF Watch, which covers the Guardian. They do a terrific job of showing the operations of progressive anti-Jewish racists in progressive-left venues.

Most progressives, however, simply do not see it. It is not that most progressives are anti-Semitic. They are not. It is that they do not get it. They do not care. And they very much want you to shut the fuck up.

It is the red-green alliance and the reality of it was driven home to me during the Mavi Marmara incident in which progressives joined with Jihadis to confront Israeli Jews for the purpose of breaking the blockade of Gaza, a blockade put into place because Hamas, the Palestinian wing of the Muslim Brotherhood, was rocketing southern Israel for years.

The effect of this, ultimately, is that there is a wing of the progressive-left that is acting as the current manifestation of the world’s oldest hatred. They are not marching around in shiny black boots. They are merely flinging anti-Semitic tropes at the Jews in much the same way that some people have always done so. Just as the Nazis told themselves that Jews were nefariously controlling the government of the Weimar Republic, and betrayed the German nation during the First World War, so many progressives tell one another that the nefarious “Israel Lobby,” or AIPAC, is influencing the American government and the American media to the detriment of the American people, in service to Jewish interests.

It is the same form of the same old hatred, but now it is coming at us from the political left.

So, as an American Jew that cares about the Jewish people, both Israeli and diaspora, should I not consider western progressive anti-Semitic anti-Zionism to be the contemporary iteration of genocidal anti-Semitism? I do not see how I cannot.

My father’s side of the family was lost to the actual Nazis in World War II during Operation Barbarosa in the Ukraine. They were lined up in the very ditches that they dug and shot because well-meaning people kept telling one another how heinous the Jews are.

Just like, sadly, so many progressives tell one another today.



  1. Bottom line for me is that if you stand with genocidal, Israel/Jew haters even a little bit and for any reason at all then you are no better than someone who would have stood with the Nazis. It's that simple. As long as they are allowed to hate like that and receive pats on the back or aid or any niceties, the hate will not stop. The world needs to shun these bastards until they change.

  2. The funny thing is, the Islamist Winter is probably the most significant geo-political moment in world history since the fall of the Soviet Union and the Left simply doesn't care.

    They won't even discuss it in any real way.

    They won't acknowledge was is directly before their squinty little eye-balls.

    It just amazing, really, Doodad.

    Once again, as I like to say, the progressive-left would not acknowledge the Jihad if they were blindfolded and on their knees in some basement in Karachi.

  3. The comments feature is really acting up.

    As to whether or not the Left, as described, will acknowledge what is occurring before our eyes, many will not hesitate to holler that you are a racist because prefer not to be blinded, or stand up against those who deny human rights while they pay lip service.

  4. I'm telling you, it's their - the Left's - belief in the (perverse, racist, intendedly genocidally anti-Jewish) untrue narrative: "The (powerful "white") Jews stole 'The Land' from the (weak, "brown") Arabs."

    It's the narrative.
    It's the narrative.
    It's the belief in a perverse, racist, intendedly genocidally anti-Jewish, untrue historical narrative.

    What needs to be done is to tell the factual history of the situation.

    The factual history of the situation:

  5. A comment that, whether or not it was made by a member of the contemporary political Left, expresses, completely, and clearly, and simply, the contemporary political Left's view of the contemporary Islamic Jihad:

    "the israeli palestinian conflict is about the fact that zionism
    displaced the arabs that had been living there and what is to be done
    about that. Why bother getting into this other stuff? seriously

    -- a comment, by a commenter named "lester", on the following article: The Essence of Contemporary Leftism And Islamism Revealed: Freedom or Slavery to Those Who Claim to Know Best? (

  6. FINALLY! The REAL reasons why the Leftists hate Israel:

    “If the occupation [of the West Bank]
    ended tomorrow, Israel would still have
    a nationalist and religious identity
    at odds with the Left’s broadly
    post-nationalist and post-religious vision.”

    SOURCE: 2019 March 12
    The American Left’s Abandonment
    of Both Israel and the Jews


    James Kirchick (a Brookings Institution fellow) said:

    “For a growing number of progressives,
    anti-Semitism has become an ideological obligation,
    as central to their political identity as the Universal
    Basic Income, Green New Deal, a 70-percent
    marginal tax rate, and free higher education.

    These progressives, of course,
    cannot openly say this.
    Anti-Semitism is bad.
    Some of their best friends are Jews.
    The Holocaust happened.

    So they need to redefine anti-Semitism out of existence…”

    How Dare Chelsea Clinton Defend the Jews?
    by James Kirchick, 2019 March 19


    “Reading the many progressive identity-based
    defenses of [Democratic congresswoman Ilhan] Omar,
    which repeatedly and pointlessly invoke
    the fact that she is a hijabi-wearing
    black refugee being criticized by
    a white native-born American woman,
    one gets the impression that this
    particular legislator can pretty much
    say whatever she wants and expect to
    be absolved for it:

    Her canonization as a Left-wing
    hero is necessary, and irrevocable.”

    “[Congresswoman Ilhan] Omar cannnot be
    an anti-Semite because members of
    ‘marginalized’ groups are inherently virtuous.

    This is the ultimate logic of identity politics.”

    How Dare Chelsea Clinton Defend the Jews?
    by James Kirchick, 2019 March 19

    Rafaella Gunz said:

    “The thing is, too many (goyim) Western
    Leftists want to see everything as black
    and white, oppressed vs. oppressor.

    Many do not understand the nuance of
    the Israel / Palestine conflict.

    And what’s worse, many don’t care
    to understand the full story

    I was actually blocked by a Feminist
    page for trying to explain why
    comparing Israel’s military tactics
    to full-on genocide is a slippery slope.

    Despite saying numerous times that I’m
    critical of the Israeli government’s
    policies, I was banned and
    had all my comments deleted.

    When other Jews on the thread asked
    why I was banned, the admin entirely
    misconstrued everything I said.”

    SOURCE: How I Dealt with
    Anti-Semites After the Embassy Opening
    in Jerusalem
    by Rafaella Gunz, 2018 May 30