Lefties and the War on Terror? Fellow travelers... "Down for the Struggle"???
All changed on June 22, 1941, when Hitler betrayed the non-aggression pact at attacked the Soviet Union. When their precious “worker’s paradise” was in danger of collapse, the world's Lefties/Commies joined the war effort, thus we were “united”. President Roosevelt, along with many in his administration, also had a soft spot for the “great socialist experiment”, and were ever more anxious, to involve the U.S. in the war. Conveniently Japan accommodated on December 7, 1941, and World War II , the great liberal war, was in full fury!
Now we forward to today 2010… and many of us are flummoxed at the lack of enthusiasm and dedication modern Leftists (Er… "progressives", liberals) starting with the Obama administration, are displaying in our “World War” against Jihadists… their "progressive" little hearts just don’t seem to be in it!
Why???? Could it be… (say it ain’t so Mr. President!)… that modern Islamo-terror is just a repackaged warmed-over Marxism? Terror has always been a tool of the modern Leftist (Stalin, Mussolini, Hitler, Castro, Mao and Pol Pot to name a few) ... Pause a moment and recall such past “revolutionary freedom fighters” as the Europe based Baader-Meinhof Gang, Revolutionäre Zellen (RZ) and Red Army Faction. All proudly proclaimed and violently advanced their Marxist ideology. Remember in July 1976, these western Communist terrorists allied with the Islamic Palestine Liberation Front (PLF) in the infamous hijack of Air France flight 139 to Entebbe, Uganda.
Mass murder for terror was perfected in the leftist totalitarian ideologies of Communism, Fascism and Nazism that sadly "infected" much of the 20th century! Islamo-terroism takes the worst from these aforementioned “isms” and wraps it in a thin veneer of Islam. Pay attention, and note most ALL modern Islamo-terrorists (especially the leaders) have been western educated. They come to the west to get "education", attend our “fine” God, capitalism and liberty hating universities… and hear rants from the resident Commie professor how terrible America and the west are! That infused with their backward culture and leaders skilled at turning despair into rage… is a sure-fire formula that morphs into mass murder!
Now I am the first to realize Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy and Imperial Japan’s evil desires for the world had to be defeated, BUT… the irony is, four years and 55+ million dead later, the U.S.S.R. was free of all serious totalitarian competitors. AND… for the next 45 or so years they would threaten world peace and freedom, and somehow… manage to SEDUCE most of the West’s egotistic “intellectuals”. These “intellectuals”… now in the “socialist wilderness” grabbed hold desperately for any replacement to their lost Commie "blanket". They now support (or secretly sympathize with) all things anti-American, anti-freedom and anti-JudeoChristian, including modern Islamo-Fascism, which ironically (like Communism) upon gaining power, will destroy THEM first! Go figure… I think Lenin called them useful idiots.
Back to our look at the Obama administration… Why do they oh so reluctantly fight the war against the Islamists (they don't even want to call it a war)? Politically incorrect as it may be… I find myself speculating this could be because, deep down in their corrupt little liberal “progressive” hearts they kinda admire these Islamo “revolutionaries”… why else would they want to grant them full American citizen rights???!!! Do the math! It only “adds up” when you realize they have a bizzare twisted kinship… and are in many aspects fellow travelers (Marx)!!!
While not likely, this "unity" could occur again... ‘cause Iran and Al-Qaeda appear to prove my point as they are “in bed” with “worker’s paradises” like North Korea, Cuba and Venezuela (I think China's getting too capitalist to qualify). But, just for fun… speculate that like Hitler, Iran and/or Al-Qaeda betrayed and DID attack North Korea, Cuba and/or Venezuela… the lefties might again wanna join in the war effort. Hell, even Jimmah Carter, MSNBC or the New York Times might wanna fight, and even like World War II, Hollywood would again be on our side! Once again united against the common enemy! (sigh!).
But... IMHO, I don’t think any of us will live to see it!