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aranthus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 07:35 PM
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13. It's a question of what they support more than feminism, civil rights, etc.
Edited on Fri Nov-11-11 08:09 PM by aranthus
Obviously, these people support feminism, civil rights, etc. But is support for those things the highest value of the Left? I don't think so. Sadly, the Radical Left since Marx has been motivated by values that are anti-Western, anti-American, anti-Capitalist, and antisemitic. Radical Leftism sees Western civilization (especial Capitalism) as something evil that needs to be destroyed so that a better world can be built on the ashes. More unfortunately, those values have seeped into Progressive and Liberal discourse. I'm not speaking of individuals, so please don't take this as an insult. It isn't possible to make that kind of broad generalization about single persons, and I'm not trying to. However, I believe that the foregoing is a fairly accurate depiction of the ideology, and that's what counts. So there is a tendency on the Left to give anti-Western groups a pass on their dark side because they are fighting the greater enemy (and yes, there is a mirror image of that on the Right). It manifests as various excuses like cultural relativism, benign racism, etc., but the effect is the same. Israel is Western, pro-American, Capitalist, and Jewish, many of the things that the Left thinks need to be destroyed. Hamas may not be to the liking of many on the Left, but they are challenging something that the Left sees as even worse.
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