FrontPage magazine already notes that the media has started covering for Islam even before the day is out.
There was a time when something like this was called an Act of War, and countries would name the enemy and prepare themselves for the fight. These days, unfortunately, we have European officials calling deadly attacks like these the new normal, and a mainstream media that rushes to defend the killers as soon as it can.
Continue reading “Brussels: Before we tend to the 34 dead and 200 injured, just make sure to keep that positive attitude towards Islam”
20 March, 2016
Last year when I read Daniel Greenfield’s brilliant article (republished in its entirety below) it started a process in my head of multiple mental jigsaw puzzle pieces falling into place.
The “presenting issue” was the strange campaign for Gay Marriage, an amazing phenomenon in American history the likes of which had never happened before: an entirely novel moral issue addressing essential human nature that presented itself at a national level quite out of nowhere, was initially sort of a joke, became a concerted campaign with vast amounts of money spent, and in two or three years achieved a sweeping, nearly total victory – a fundamental redefinition of human society at the cultural, legal, and political levels, including the criminalization of dissent. As others have stated, a majority of people in a democracy don’t change their minds about something this fundamental in just three years. Far less momentous issues have taken 10, 20 years, or a few generations to complete the full arc from “joke to dogma“. A few examples: homosexuality, abortion, slavery, and no-fault divorce.
But Gay Marriage was an entirely different ball of wax. It came, saw, and conquered nearly effortlessly in less than a single presidential election cycle. What I learned from this brilliant article by Daniel Greenfield was that, while Gay Marriage was genuinely supported for what it claimed to be – the right for same-sex couples to marry – by its average supporters, the forces that conceived of, funded, and “delivered” Gay Marriage to America as a fait accompli in just three years, had no actual concern for gay couples or gay people at all and was ultimately aiming for something much bigger and infinitely more sinister.
Continue reading “Gay Marriage: The Left’s Purpose Was Never “Equality””
In the last few years the Left has increasingly allied itself politically with radical Islam – a religion which the Left had traditionally seen as “extremely far right”, similar to Christianity. It’s one of the weirdest partnerships in the history of American politics, as the two groups have virtually nothing in common. The Left is overwhelmingly secular, sexually liberal, culturally “progressive”. Islam is intensely religious, sexually old-fashioned, vehemently traditional culturally (to put it mildly), etc. In fact Islam holds positions on nearly all social issues that are diametrically opposed to the positions of the Left. So what’s up with this, and what is the endgame of the so-called “Red-Green” Alliance?
What common ground is there, politically, between gay marriage advocates and people who want to throw homosexuals to their deaths off roofs? Or between feminists and gang rapists? Between citizens of a free society and honor killings? Between liberal secularists and reactionary religious zealots? Could there ever be any agreement or overlap between these positions? Of course not.
David Horowitz wrote of the Unholy Alliance as far back as 2004, but few Americans have been aware of this connection until the last few years when the Left has begun to make common cause with Muslims as a supposedly persecuted minority and invented the term “Islamophobia“. Since that time it’s become increasingly clear, as the Left in the United States has drifted further and more quickly leftwards, that Islam presents for them the nearest and best opportunity to help them achieve one of their primary aims: the destruction of America.
What is it about Islam that the Left wants? An exceptional record of violence and disruption, a willingness to use terror to destabilize, and endless revolutionary fervor. They may not have the same ultimate goal in mind as American leftists, but they could be highly useful and destroying the existing order, after which the Left can remake America in its own image (or so they believe). In short, radical Islam provides a ready-made revolutionary vanguard that America lacks.
For one the many excellently researched and footnoted essays on this subject, see Daniel Greenfield’s June, 2015 “A Romance with Islamism” at Frontpagemag.com.
7,000 Christians were slaughtered for their faith in 2015 alone which, according to Open Doors, a human rights watch organization that has tracked worldwide persecution of Christians since 1955 constituted the “worst year in modern history for Christian persecution”. Yet the “mountain of skulls” is still not enough for the U.S. to figure out whether it thinks this is genocide. This 7,000 is more than double the amount from 2014. Likewise, the number of churches that were attacked or destroyed last year rose by nearly the same factor – a total of more than 2,400.
Continue reading “2015 the “Worst Year in Modern History for Christian Persecution””
France, Sweden, and now Germany, three of the nations most welcoming towards a historic influx of Muslim migrants starting last year, have all seen a rapid shift in public opinion the last few months, as citizens have been become increasingly anxious about the emerging landscape in their towns and cities.
Continue reading “Growing fear of Muslim influx spurs dramatic tilt towards populists in German regional elections”
It doesn’t matter how long your social justice warrior resume is or how bravely you’ve fought: if you run afoul of the Left establishment, you will be silenced.
Apparently Peter Tatchell wasn’t far enough Left. The life-long campaigner for gay rights, transgender rights, and an anti-racism advocate recently found himself essentially “no platformed” (banned) by Britain’s National Union of Students. In a recent editorial in the Telegraph’s Education section, Tatchell described his predicament:
Free speech and enlightenment values are under attack in our universities. In the worthy name of defending the weak and marginalised, many student activists are now adopting the unworthy tactic of seeking to close down open debate. They want to censor people they disagree with. I am their latest victim.
This is not quite the Star Chamber, but it is the same intolerant mentality. Student leader Fran Cowling has denounced me as racist and transphobic, even though I’ve supported every anti-racist and pro-transgender campaign during my 49 years of human rights work.
Fran is the LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) Officer of the National Union of Students (NUS). She refused to speak at an LGBT event at Canterbury Christ Church University tonight unless I was dropped from the line-up. This is a variation of the NUS “no-platform” policy; instead of blocking me from speaking, Fran is refusing to share a platform with me.
What has caused this celebrated social justice campaigner to be treated this way? Tatchell went on to describe his “offense” in Ms. Cowling’s opinion.
Continue reading “The Left devours its own – Peter Tatchell”