JOHN HINDERAKER IS WRONG.Posted at 10:07 pm by Glenn Reynolds
FROM THE #OCCUPYWALLSTREET EMAIL LIST:
John Hinderaker comments:
“This exchange strikes me as revealing on several levels, but I will close with just two observations:
1) It is a reminder of the sheer volume of ignorant BS that leftists can generate.
2) The only common denominator that binds together these miscellaneous cranks with their various obsessions is their visceral hatred of the United States.”
It is not anti-Americanism that ties Columbus to Zionism.THIS IS WHY I HAVE LONG SAID THAT WE NEED TO DEFEAT THE LEFT IF WE WANT TO DEFEAT GLOBAL JIHAD, AND IF WE WANT TO MAKE POVERTY HISTORY.
Postmodern Leftism and its anti-colonialism is what ties Columbus to Zionism.
Anti-colonialism is central to postmodern Leftism.
The OWS effort is essentially postmodernist. (The Dems think they can exploit the postmodernists; Obama is actually one of them.)
The postmodern Left sees the Israelis as Jewish interlopers from Europe who stole the land from peace-loving Arabs just as Columbus stole the USA from peace-loving Indians. (And Arabs and Indians also had sustainable economies that were replaced with evil free-markets!)
The postmodern left's presuppositions are bad and their facts wrong. Lets set the record straight and unpack a few of them:
1 - So called indigenous peoples all over the world are better off under our system - as a result of colonialism - and in our culture then they ever were or ever could have been under their own. They all have longer healthier more prosperous lives.
2 - Jews are not interlopers; Jews have lived in the Holy Land continuously for thousands of years. Very few Arabs had ever settled there.
3 - The so-called al aksa Mosque cannot possibly be the one in the Koran; it was built years after Mohamed died; it was dubbed the al aksa mosque by a Turk who was forbidden entrance to Mecca and needed another place to make a pilgrimage to. The real one is in Saudi Arabia. (MOE HERE. And here.)
4 - Arabs are the interlopers in the Holy Land and North Africa.
5 - The Crusades were a counter-offensive and not an offensive; they were waged to expel the invader and not to invade.
The postmodern Left hates everything Western except for Marxism and Freud.
And the postmodern left is responsible for much of the world's prblems:
Because of their deeply anti-West bias, postmodern Leftists are the Fifth Column for global jihad.
Because they oppose the free market, they are major reason the West still has so many socialist programs which slow growth and create dependency - and which are bankrupting the West's governments.
Because they believe in AGW, they are preventing the industrialization of the Third World and are therefore the chief reason the Third World still suffers horrible poverty and short unhealthier lives than those is us lucky enough to live in the West.