Captain's Quarters Blog had a great post today titled Hitler-Stalin For The Terror Age.
Ed Morrissey writes:
He is absolutely right. And the proof?
It's the Ribbentrop-Molotov pact for our age. The Left, with its insistence on multiculturalism and the end of religion in public discourse, has begun to ally itself with the most xenophobic religion on the planet, one which insists on transcendence in temporal matters above all other law. Its leaders now praise the same groups that target and kill civilians, oppress the media, openly practice anti-Semitism, and routinely stone those who have the audacity to date without permission from their families.
In the case of Noam Chomsky, this seems particularly egregious, but not terribly surprising. Chomsky can talk about Enlightenment ideals out of one side of his mouth, as he did in Imperial Ambitions, and then warmly support Hamas, which completely rejects those ideals of freedom, liberty, and individual conscience. In that book, he told David Barsamanian that "No other industrialized country has anything like the degree of extremist religious beliefs and irrational commitments like you see in the United States," and yet he has aligned himself with violent religious extremists like Hamas, and does so on the television network of the equally violent and extreme Hezbollah.
People like Chomsky love Hamas and Hezbollah not for their supposed "Enlightenment ideals," but for their hatred of America. That's the one thread that follows through all of these alliances between the Western Left and the Islamist nutcases who, on a philosophical basis, should be their ultimate nightmare. The people who drop brick walls on homosexuals get praise and support from the Chomskys of the world because the US cannot decide between allowing civil unions or gay marriage. Chomsky frets over the fact that "Large majorities are convinced of miracles, the existence of the devil, and so on," but then praises those who believe that infidels are agents of Satan and must be destroyed in jihad.
What we see is a class of people who hate America and who now grope for an intellectual basis to align themselves with America's opponents and enemies. A linguist like Chomsky can talk all he wants, but he cannot hide the inherent contradiction in his basis for supporting Hamas and Hezbollah while castigating the US for its cultural imperialism and religious extremism, and neither can the rest of the Left that insists on enabling the Hassan Nasrallahs of our age. They are the collaborators in this new era, the ones who give intellectual comfort to terrorists around the world. The Left has just about fully discredited itself, and it will be people like Chomsky who push it over the edge.
Take, for example, a post yesterday by a Daily Kos Blogger bidding the blog site adieu, thanks to their unending Israel-bashing and penchant for wacky, far-left diatribes and agendas:
Goodbye Daily KOS*
I have been a member here on dkos for several months. I have read many diaries, and even wrote a few. Today I have decided to leave dkos. This final diary details why.
In short:After reading many articles here, I have come to the conclusion that this site has such a wide range of extremist views, that I no longer feel I have a room here - as the moderate I view myself.
My only critique is that it took him this long to realize Daily Kos is brimming with radicals.
Why don't people on dkos go for boycotting Pakistan? After all its troops killed and displaced about 1.5 million people in Bangladesh during the 1970's... but since Muslims did the killing, no one cares for those lives or those people's "Right of Return"...
People on dkos go back to Zionism's early days in the 1880's and the 1920's, and point out how "Unjust" it is. How Jews were "massacring" Palestinians in the 1930's as if it was instinct. Anyone remember Black September 1970? When Jordanians killed 10,000 Palestinians in 2 months? In Jordan where Palestinians are an absolute majority but have little in the way of basic civil rights? Where are the maps of Palestinian villages in Jordan? Why not demand democracy in Jordan, or boycott it? Oh right. Jordanians, as muslims, are exempt from criticism. Jews, especially Zionists, are not.The unfashionable genocide that the media forgets... and Chomsky ignores
No one here argues return for and of the tens of millions of people displaced over the past 100 years all over the globe for the simple reason that their return (Turks to Greece? Unthinkable. Germans to Poland? frightening!) does not spell Israel's destruction. Me dead. And they back it up with Norman Finkelstein and Noam Chomsky!!! Those two do not care. I'll be dead if their ideology comes true, they won't.
*Note that Chomsky is cited in both of these posts.
The TV ethics employed by some members of this site here is a mirror of misguided ideology and theory. Reading this site for the past few months has me feeling like I was reading the writings of West European communists in the 1970's : Confidant, just, well written, scientific, moral (remember the "evils" of capitalism?) . Yet - in the view of history - utter garbage.