It is disgusting that many American liberals don’t understand, or pretend not to, what is happening in Egypt and the threat of the Muslim Brotherhood and allies. Like the American left who shamed themselves with support for Stalin and oppressive communist regimes the present day is littered with these fake liberals and loathsome fake progressives. Many writers and critics in the left who denounce Christianity regularly and applaud atheism then turn their heads and pretend they just do not see as systems of oppression against women are implemented in Muslim/Arab countries.
Those “liberals” who think that Egypt should be abandoned or allowed to do whatever it wants are fools. The American revolution was a product of direct intervention by France. The destruction of the “Evil Empire” was accomplished by a strong Pope who used Vatican power to end the Soviet domination of the East. It is rare that counties have revolutions or changes in power without intervention of outside forces.
The idiot left wants American intervention in places like Sudan but want hands off in countries like Egypt which could determine oppressions for generations if not centuries to come. The threat of an “Iron Veil” from Northern Africa through the Middle East and beyond is an ugly possibility. To say “it’s their country” is an abdication of reality.
The idiot left also has those attention seekers whose entire knowledge comes from attending conferences hosted by other members of the idiot left who blame Israel for everything. It is a noxious Judenrein viewpoint that states Israel should not exist because the Jews in their homeland are the problem (”The “Zionist experiment” and Pres. Harry Truman’s risks finally proved a bridge too far in a hostile region where Israel stands alone.”)
“Zionist experiment” indeed. These PINO’s and their Hausfrau affiliates want to blame Israel for everything bad in the Middle East. These PINOs and their Hausfrau affiliates ignore reality and engage in traumpolitik delusions.As usual, I think Hillary Is 44 is right. I've had a few e-mails asking, "What do you think about Egypt?" How the heck would I know?
It's hilarious to me to watch all the instant experts on TV and grasp that they weren't even talking about Egpyt weeks ago. Now they offer simplistic and snap analysis.
And I see CodePink has sent people over. That's generally a sign that there's a problem. Since they walked away from the Iraq War in 2006, CodePink hasn't had a thing to say worth hearing.
I also agree that there's very real hatred of Israel.
If anything, I take my example from C.I. She's fine with criticizing the government of Israel and will on any number of things. But when the tidal wave of hate starts up every few months from the Beggar Media, C.I. makes sure she has something else to talk about. She's fine with a look at what the government is doing. She's not fine in hate speech. If you go to Dissident Voice or Information Clearing House, to name only two sites I do go to, you'll notice how much hatred there is of Israel.
And how unhinged people quickly become on the topic.
So, no, I'm not rushing in. I'm not playing Medea Benjamin. I realize that sometimes the smartest thing you can do is watch the events unfold and try to educate yourself.
I also know that when the same no-stars of Beggar Media get on a kick, any kick, it's generally a sign that we're all about to be in trouble.
I think Hillary Is 44 raises valid points.
As a Christian, I especially agree about the hatred of Christianity.
Another question I get in e-mails a lot is: Does C.I. believe in God? Is she a Christian?
I have no idea and wouldn't ask her. It's her business. But I know why people ask. She tries to be very fair to all religions. And that means she's fair to Muslims -- as are many on the left. But it also means she's fair to Christians and it's really just here and Chris Hedges that I can say that about. There is so much hatred towards Christianity.
I think Hillary Is 44 raises a really great point about how religious minorities would be targeted and so would non-believers. In fact, I'd invert that to put the non-believers first with the hopes that so many writers on the left might, for just a moment, grasp that it could be them targeted.
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):