Making sense of liberal hypocrisy
If you are, like me, amazed at the rank hypocrisy of most liberals, leftists, feminists, progressives - you know, THOSE people - on certain topics, such as human rights in the Islamic world, this important article will shed light on the ideology which makes the progressive camp seem so wacko.
For instance, I have an acquaintance who gets all frothy when discussing subjects like the Bush administration's insidious schemes to violate the privacy rights of terrorists or the treatment of women in American corporations.
When I follow up with a question such as, "What about, like, the Taliban?" the response is usually a deadpan "duh" sort of gaze as though my question was the ultimate non sequitor.
I can try to press the point that, if one is going to get rabid about civil liberties denied and sexual discrimination and such, the Islamists - the ones George Bush wants to wiretap - are a pretty fat target. But intellectual consistency is not what the Left is all about.
The Left never errs â€“ it always acts against the West. It never stands or fights for anything that may be good for the western world. It canâ€™t, because it is a reaction against it. Opposition to the West is the very reason for its existence; it is its nature. A wolf canâ€™t act like a hare or a lion like an antelope. The Left can never become the Westâ€™s friend, because antipathy towards it actuates its heart and infuses its soul.
The theory proposed here shows why this is so. But it does more than this â€“ it also makes readily comprehensible even the Leftâ€™s most seemingly inexplicable rhetoric and behavior.
Take a few minutes to read it all.
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