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Why the Left Ignores the Call for a Second Holocaust

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Posted on May 21 2010 10:00 pm
David Swindle is the Managing Editor of NewsReal Blog and the Associate Editor of FrontPage Magazine. Follow him on Twitter here

Remember in our most recent video from UCSD when David Horowitz  said to the cleverer-than-thou college communist, “Enough. Enough. It’s boring. You’re boring”? That sentiment keeps repeating in my head these days.

Socialist journalist Chris Hedges writing at New Left Marxist Robert Scheer’s online magazine Truth Dig:

The oil pouring into the Gulf of Mexico, estimated to be perhaps as much as 100,000 barrels a day, is part of our foolish death march. It is one more blow delivered by the corporate state, the trade of life for gold. But this time collapse, when it comes, will not be confined to the geography of a decayed civilization. It will be global.

Those who carry out this global genocide—men like BP’s Chief Executive Tony Hayward, who assures us that “The Gulf of Mexico is a very big ocean. The amount of oil and dispersant we are putting into it is tiny in relation to the total water volume’’—are, to steal a line from Ward Churchill, “little Eichmanns.” They serve Thanatos, the forces of death, the dark instinct Sigmund Freud identified within human beings that propels us to annihilate all living things, including ourselves. These deformed individuals lack the capacity for empathy. They are at once banal and dangerous. They possess the peculiar ability to organize vast, destructive bureaucracies and yet remain blind to the ramifications. The death they dispense, whether in the pollutants and carcinogens that have made cancer an epidemic, the dead zone rapidly being created in the Gulf of Mexico, the melting polar ice caps or the deaths last year of 45,000 Americans who could not afford proper medical care, is part of the cold and rational exchange of life for money.

I’ve confronted many of my “progressive” friends with the video of Jumanah “Genocide Girl” Albahri and the Palestinian Nazi assault to destroy Israel that it represents. The answer I get back from them is some variant of: well this is bad but there are plenty of extremists out there. Then they start talking about abortion clinic bombers, anti-gay cult leader (and registered Democrat) Fred Phelps, and violence in the Old Testament.

Next they start berating me for not focusing more on the “fat cats” on Wall Street and the horrific things that the super rich are allegedly doing to America. I ask them to tell me which books they’ve read on the economic crisis that I need to read too so I can become as enlightened as them. And they have no recommendations because all they’ve actually done is imbibed the articles of neo-communists like Hedges, Scheer, and their MSNBC representatives.

And… I… am… so… bored…

We are defined by who we choose to make our enemies. It’s a simple question that ultimately defines who we are politically: what is the single most dangerous threat today?

To leftists the answer is white collar criminals on Wall Street, corporations who accidentally pollute the planet, and anyone who stands in the way of universal healthcare (in other words, conservatives and Tea Partiers.) These are the Nazis, the “Little Eichmanns.” And what the neo-communist Left and the more moderate, “liberal Left” share is that both fundamentally agree on this point. The only difference is the methods each faction utilizes.

Genuine conservatives committed to the survival of free societies have a different answer to the question: those who are self-confessed Nazis,  who display the Swastika, lionize Hitler, and are quite frank in their desire to enslave the world under the yoke of Sharia law.

And my progressive friends — who have not studied history or Islam since they’re so busy chronicling the excesses of capitalism — will then ask why.

And I’ll answer by conceding a point to them: the West certainly is like ancient Rome. If you want to call us an “empire,” fine. But remember why the Roman empire actually fell, who was responsible for it, and what Western civilization endured as a result. Barbarian hordes — who were far less advanced — sacked Rome and plunged Europe into centuries of darkness.

If we are Rome then Islamofascism is the barbarian at the gate. And just because we are more advanced technologically it’s no reason to think we are invincible. History clearly demonstrates otherwise. Brains will not save us. As the great Howard Bloom wrote in his must-read first book The Lucifer Principle,

Never forget the pecking order’s surprises. Today’s superpower is tomorrow’s conquered state. Yesterday’s overlooked mob is often the ruler of tomorrow. Never underestimate the third world. Never be complacent about barbarians.

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