racism of the Left

Buuut you already knew this:

[A]merican liberals — once among the strongest supporters of Israel — began opposing the Jewish state when they started viewing modern political struggles as being rooted in battles between racial and ethnic groups. … [T]his worldview now dominates liberals’ ideology, replacing the class-based and poverty focus that was once predominantly seen as the culprit.

“Leftists/liberals/progressives believe that the great moral drama of our era is ‘the rest against the West’ or the ‘people of color’ against the ‘white man,’” …. “This has replaced poor-against-rich or worker-against-capitalist as the core idea of progressive thought.” … [T]his ideology leads many on the left to see Israel as being on the “Western” and white” side of the battle, with the Palestinians being seen as the “people of color” who are under assault.

[A]merican liberals were impacted by the global left’s turn against Israel. “This began with the recognition by the Arabs that their legacy of affiliation with Axis in World War Two was a political liability; and so Fatah, under the leadership of Arafat who had been mentored by the Nazi-collaborator Amin al-Husseini, exchanged that legacy for a new revolutionary anti-colonial identity that they absorbed by apprenticing themselves to the Algerian FLN and the Vietnamese Communists,” …. “Also, in the latter half of the 20th-century the old leftist paradigm of class struggle was superseded by national/ethnic struggle.” [more]

Observations (over-simplified and abbreviated):
• This is a derived tenet of the Leftist cult of victimhoodism.
• This kind of pigeonholing and stereotyping is the laziest possible way of viewing socio-political issues (hence, its allure for arrogant, freedom-hating pseudo-intellectuals of the Left). To the Left, easily-identified groups seem naturally inferior to “whites” (for any sufficiently flexible definition of “white”), so/because they need aid and guidance from self-appointed enlightened, superior, progressive thinkers like themselves. (The chicken/egg thing works both ways, here.)
• There are more Arabs than Israelis, so, you know, democracy; and democracy trumps icky and judgmental moral principles. Hey, radical Arabs (along with other Islamists) have essentially voted to kill or drive-out the Jews, so it must be okay.
• Marxist-Leninist-Stalinist-Maoist socialism/communism failed miserably, and it’s too intellectually challenging to promote, so the world’s Left moseyed on over to the simpler racist/nationalist collectivist ideology … fascism. This left their American political-theology sister cult, Progressives, little choice but to follow (we’ve always been at war with Eastasia.)

(What? Nah, I just tossed this out for a limited bit of personal perspective. It’s not comprehensive, by any means, nor, perhaps, entirely accurate. So sue me.)


  1. Fawkes News (Blacklisted and Loving It)
    Posted July 18, 2014 at 9:53 am |

    I agree, except that the Progressive Movement was founded in racism, so their transition from Marxist-Leninism to Alinskyite Radicalism wasn’t terribly stressful for them. Plus, the desired end state is unchanged..

  2. Caged Insanity
    Posted July 18, 2014 at 10:03 am |

    If white people do not organize and stand up for themselves, they will be eradicated from the face of the earth, never to be seen again.

  3. DougM (paleface™)
    Posted July 18, 2014 at 12:02 pm |

    ^ Nah.

  4. ZZMike
    Posted July 18, 2014 at 3:09 pm |

    Let’s just call things like the BDS (boycott, divest, sanction) movement anti-Semitic, and be honest about it.