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21 September 2007

Comrade Osama bin Laden, Jihad Marxist Moonbat

A few weeks ago, the media wing of Al Qaeda released an Osama bin Laden tape that was full of rambling Marxist and multiculturalist folderol, obviously written by Californian Jewish convert to Jihadism and all-around moonbat death-metal fruit-basket Adam Gadahn. The speech resonated so well with the transnational-socialist left-wing of the Democrat party in America that one could well imagine a cleaned up Bin Laden doing well in Democrat presidential polls. He'd do gangbusters on HuffPo, Think Progress and FireDogLake. Now that would be a first for the Democratic Party: The first active terrorist to be a Democratic presidential candidate.

Editorial cartoon by Payne.

Bin Laden could also be the first deceased sock-puppet of a moonbat death-metal fruit-basket Jewish convert to Jihadism to be a Democratic presidential candidate, but that's a topic for another post. For the rest of this post I will hold to the polite fiction that Bin Laden is definitely alive. But it doesn't really matter whether he's alive or dead. Somebody is putting out videos with his face on them. Somebody is guiding and coordinating Al Qaeda's efforts. I'm concerned about somebody.

Dr. Sanity wrote a brilliant piece (as usual) about the love-match between Islam and Marxism that threatens the rest of the world. It's called Islam and Marxism: A Marriage Made in Allah's Socialist Paradise.

Multiculturalism and political correctness are two of the fundamental pseudo-intellectual, quasi-religious tenets that have been widely disseminated by intellectuals unable to abandon socialism even after its crushing failures in the 20th century. Along with a third component, radical environmentalism, they make up three key foundations of leftist dogma that have been slowly, but relentlessly, absorbed at all levels of Western culture in the last decade or so--but primarily since the end of the Cold War.

All three have been incorporated into most K-12 curricula as well as the academic curricula in Western university and colleges. In combination, they are the toxic by-products of postmodern relativism.

The neo-Marxist fascists who are leading the charge in the academic world have been at the forefront of attempts to rewrite most of history and undo thousands of years of Western cultural advancement.

And, as Western culture has become completely saturated with this toxic brew, any attempt to question the validity of the neo-Marxists' premises; or to contest their value is met with hysterical accusations of racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, imperialism, bigotry, or--worse of all --intolerance or insensitivity or hypocrisy.

The self-righteousness of the neo-Marxist fascists is such that they strongly believe they are justified (even in their "antiwar" personas) to violently attack and/or intimidate any who disagree with them.

It just so happens, that these tenets (multiculturalism, political correctness, and radical environmentalism) represent three of the four pillars that are the foundation of an evolving epistemological, ethical and political strategy that the socialist remnants in the world have conceptualized and implemented to prevent their ideology from entering the dustbin of history.

And, what is most interesting is that, even as they encourage and enable Islam with the first three pillars; the Islamofascists are aiding and abetting them by using the fourth pillar-Terrorism.

You really should read the rest.

This picture to the right is from Doc's article. Click on it to enlarge. It is very helpful to show how Marxism is tied at the hip to modern Jihadism. It all came from Soviet sponsorship of Egypt, Iraq, Syria and the PLO.

Now let us move from one insightful thinker and treasured writer to another.

Victor Davis Hanson points out the constantly changing pretexts Bin Laden offers for his terroristic threats:
In 2004, bin Laden objected to our logical conclusion that he instead hated the West simply for its freedom. He posed this rhetorical question: “Contrary to what Bush says and claims — that we hate freedom — let him tell us then, ‘Why did we not attack Sweden?’”

I think we can now answer that by pointing out that al-Qaida has just put out a $100,000 murder bounty on a Swedish cartoonist who was a little too free in his caricatures of Islam. Note that Sweden has no troops in Iraq or Afghanistan, lets in plenty of Middle Eastern Muslims and wants no part of George Bush’s “war on terror.”

But then radical Islamists have also threatened Danish cartoonists, Dutch filmmakers, German opera producers, and the pope. All have nothing to do with Iraq or Afghanistan or Israel — but simply do things that radical Islam finds blasphemous.

So aren’t these constantly changing gripes of al Qaeda’s just pretexts for bin Laden’s larger hatred of Western-inspired freedom?

The truth is that bin Laden and al Qaeda want power for themselves, and use religious grievances and shifting political demands to try to achieve it.

And guess who just declared war on the president of Pakistan? Three guesses, and the first two don't count.

Of course, in yet another video good old Bin Laden himself has declared war on Mushy and Pakistan. Why doesn't Bin Laden do this like normal countries declare war? Oh yeah, I forgot. He doesn't have a country. He has a hideout up in the mountains where he and his fellow brigands hide, get high on Helmand's heroin, kill the local chiefs, hide behind children when fighting well-trained troops, force themselves carnally on young boys and girls, and dream of a Caliphate with them in the leadership.

Mushy, who must not exactly be quaking in his boots, has set a date for presidential elections. Presidential elections in Pakistan will be held on October 6. I guess this means the deal with Benazir Bhutto is out. Of course if Bin Laden could get his ducks in a row and run against Mushy, he might win the presidency fair and square, or at least as fair and square as Bin Laden the brigand chieftan can handle.


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