I can get the attraction to Communism and its adherents — it was ostensibly all about the brotherhood of man, and raising the worker from oppression, and freedom from the shackles of conformity and poverty, and so on and so forth. In other words, it talked a great game about giving people more freedom, more progress into a better life in the here and now. Sure, it turned out to be a pack of lies, but they were such pretty lies.
But I don’t get for one minute what is the impetus behind the slavish adoration the liberal intelligentsia in the West has decided to give the Muslim terrorist groups.
So what does Blue America like about Islamic extremism? The fact that it’s not Western civilization. That it’s Islamic fascism opposing the Eeeeevil West is purely fortuitous. If our airliners were being hijacked and our buildings blown up by cannibalistic Sumatran separatists, you can be sure that the New York Times would soon be writing stories about the superiority of the Sumatran social system and diet to ours.
John Derbyshire’s delicious comment springs to mind: “Wherever there is a jackboot stomping on a human face there will be a well-heeled Western liberal to explain that the face does, after all, enjoy free health care and 100 percent literacy.”
The reason I call most Leftists anti-American is because they always seem to side with the enemies of America. When's the last time you saw people on the Left say "You know what? America is the best country in the world, despite our problems"?
Nothing comes to mind, does it? My point exactly. Instead, you have Cindy Sheehan hugging the anti-American communist Chavez, Jimmah Cah-duh fellating the anti-American dictator Castro, Code Pink doing the bidding of the anti-American communist Kim Jong Il, and hordes of Leftists calling America every hatefull thing in the book.
But don't question their patriotism! Yeah, right, sure.
UPDATE: Going through Andrea's blog, I found this absolute gem that I had to repost:
I’ve gotten kind of off the track here. That’s what these people do to me — they destroy my ability to concentrate. They do it with their piling up of the same old bricks of notions that we tear down — it’s as if every time you knocked down a wall of a derelict house someone came up behind you and started reassembling the rotten wood, the crumbling drywall, and the rusted rebar, meanwhile insisting that not only have you tried to destroy a perfectly good house, it is in its decayed, unlivable condition actually a better house than the one you were going to build with new mortar and fresh concrete — and furthermore, you never did knock down the house to begin with, there isn’t a house, you aren’t really there.
If that doesn't perfectly explain the Liberals, I don't know what does. That's brilliant.
It’s like dealing with a pack of five-year-olds who are so developmentally stunted that they will never be able to learn anything — every day it’s a repeat of the same old simple lessons: “wipe your bottom before you pull your underpants up, not after!”