We must not forget the centerpiece of the Leftwing faith is a dialectical outlook on life and politics. This means that, for the Leftist, there is no such thing as objective truth or morality, only "progress" toward the goals of Socialism, as espoused by approved "theoreticians" at a given time. Anything goes for the political Left, and in fact, any action, including mass murder and total slavery, can be considered virtuous if conducted in the name of Leftist "progress," which is to say, if conducted by themselves, the self-described vanguard of history. This is why, according to the Black Book of Communism, the Communists, with the acquiescence of and a large degree of support from a vast international network of fellow travelers and camp followers, were able to liquidate over 100 million people in the twentieth century.
In June, 1941, the Communist and fellow-traveling Left in the U.S.A. suddenly, in fact virtually overnight, became pro-American and even pro-Capitalist. This was in response to Adolf Hitler's invasion of the beloved Stalinist Soviet Union, an attack known as Operation Barbarrosa. Prior to Hitler's double cross of the Soviets, the Communist and fellow-traveling Left was anti-American and pro-Hitler. While Hitler and Stalin divvied up Eastern Europe, the Communists, along with their extensive orbit of influence, advocated that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt stay out of World War II and stop war preparations. The Leftist propaganda machine, during this period, worked overtime with screeds accusing Roosevelt of being a Fascist warmonger. Communist-controlled labor unions went on strike to slow down war preparations, as they did at the Allis-Chalmers plant in Minnesota.
Once the two totalitarian Socialist behemoths, National Socialist Germany and Soviet Socialist Russia, were at war, and once Leftwing Russia was threatened by its former ally, the Nazis (National Socialists), the international Left, including the American Left, made a 180-degree turn and became pro-war and pro-West as a way to help draw America into World War II on the side of the Soviet Union and its Communist rulers. After Hitler's defeat in 1945, and the Communists emerged victorious in Eastern Europe, the Left made another 180-degree turn and resumed its anti-American policy. This was in response to the famous March, 1945, "Duclos Letter," an article by French Communist official, Jacques Duclos, an article which was published in the Communist press and widely distributed, the article which signaled that the war against America and the West was to be resumed.
While the American Left is presently supporting our government in its efforts to respond to the present situation, old habits die hard. An example of Leftwing thinking comes from Kevin Gray, an activist and contributing editor to Black News in Columbia, South Carolina. Grey states, "People who feel hopeless fly into buildings. And now we're going to get mad and kill them."
I don't recall any other situations where people who felt "hopeless" responded to this feeling by flying into a building. While it's impossible to fathom what the terrorists were feeling when they committed this act, their alleged hopelessness certainly couldn't have been the result of poverty, since they harken from the oil-rich Middle East. I can't imagine what could've created such hatred in their souls for the American people and government to precipitate this. I can't imagine why our government wouldn't "get mad" and seek to kill the people who are guilty of killing us by the thousands for evil reasons.
Gray explains the event by informing us "U.S. policies have caused enormous levels of death and destruction around the world." He presents as his examples, "Nicaragua, Chile, Iraq, Cuba, Palestine, Timor, and Cambodia." I didn't realize that we were responsible for the "death and destruction" in the Communist Nicaragua of Ortega, the Communist Chile of Allende, the Communist Cuba of Fidel Castro, the Bath Socialist Iraq of Saddam Hussein, one of the richest Leftist leaders in power today, or the Communist Cambodia of Pol Pot, where the dictator liquidated about a third of his own population, as he marched around with a copy of the Communist Manifesto in his hip pocket. Blaming the U.S.A. for these Communist charnel houses is a pretty bizarre conspiracy theory to swallow for most of us, but not for many on the Left. If anything, we should ask God's forgiveness for not doing more to rescue these peoples from the brutal jackboot of Leftwing terror.
Gray fears that a declaration of war, "rather than reduce the threat of terror, [will] strengthen the existing tendency toward a racist and classist police state." The stock and trade of the political Left has always been to fan the flames of racism in this country as a means to further the development of the police state they rail against. They seek a police state that they hope to control, as they have done in all of the above examples of states that have engaged in "death and destruction" against their own peoples.
Gray's views reflect, to varying degrees, the America-hating views of much of the Left. For what ever reason, Leftists are on the right side for now. There is no doubt some political reason for this. Any belief that most Leftists, at least witting Leftists, have embraced America, with our Capitalist system of freedom, individual rights and private ownership, is quite naive. A leopard cannot change its spots.
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