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Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Hitchens on the pro-war movement 

To be against war and militarism, in the tradition of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, is one thing. But to have a record of consistent support for war and militarism, from the Red Army in Eastern Europe to the Serbian ethnic cleansers and the Taliban, is quite another. It is really a disgrace that the liberal press refers to such enemies of liberalism as "antiwar" when in reality they are straight-out pro-war, but on the other side. Was there a single placard saying, "No to Jihad"? Of course not. Or a single placard saying, "Yes to Kurdish self-determination" or "We support Afghan women's struggle"? Don't make me laugh. And this in a week when Afghans went back to the polls, and when Iraqis were preparing to do so, under a hail of fire from those who blow up mosques and U.N. buildings, behead aid workers and journalists, proclaim fatwahs against the wrong kind of Muslim, and utter hysterical diatribes against Jews and Hindus.

Some of the leading figures in this "movement," such as George Galloway and Michael Moore, are obnoxious enough to come right out and say that they support the Baathist-jihadist alliance. Others prefer to declare their sympathy in more surreptitious fashion. The easy way to tell what's going on is this: Just listen until they start to criticize such gangsters even a little, and then wait a few seconds before the speaker says that, bad as these people are, they were invented or created by the United States. That bad, huh? (You might think that such an accusation—these thugs were cloned by the American empire for God's sake—would lead to instant condemnation. But if you thought that, gentle reader, you would be wrong.)

Need I say it? RTWT.

3 Comments:

By Blogger Hype, at Tue Sep 27, 01:00:00 PM:

Hitchens is dead wrong. Did you see him on Bill Maher? What a joke he is and the lost cause he stands for.

The asshole has enough gall to say Islam is evil. They are who they are and guess what, if you didn't go into their backyard, we wouldn't have any problems with them.

Starting with the first Americans taken as slaves. Get the fuck out of their backyard. We did the exact same thing. We even went further than they did. We actually said all men are equal and then kept black people as slaves for another century.

What a joke the old ways are. Imperialism is dead. Bury it.

-Hype  

By Blogger Screwy Hoolie, at Tue Sep 27, 01:51:00 PM:

From The Poorman

“Was there a single placard saying, “No to Jihad”? Of course not. Or a single placard saying, “Yes to Kurdish self-determination” or “We support Afghan women’s struggle”? Don’t make me laugh.”

"Or one that said “Don’t puree puppies”? or “No to shooting your mom’s tits off”, I note with a sneer. ‘Nuff said. As long as they keep prattling on with these increasingly pathetic attacks, it will make marginalizing them that much easier.  

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