Jamie Glazov: See No Unholy Alliance, Hear No Unholy Alliance
Posted by Robert on December 26, 2012 6:00 AM
In "See No Unholy Alliance, Hear No Unholy Alliance" at  FrontPage this morning, Jamie Glazov defends statements  he made on Stakelbeck on Terror from a Leftist attack. The points he makes are well taken and worth reading and saving for reference, even though he is arguing with relentlessly blinkered ideologues who have no interest in engaging the valid arguments of their opposition.
In the first sentence of its attack on my appearance on Stakelbeck, I am ridiculed for believing that “progressives and radical Islamists are secretly working together.” First of all, I never said anything about this alliance being a “secret,” basically because there is nothing really secret about it. They are screaming it from the roof tops. Leftist author Naomi Klein isn’t hiding who she is rooting for when she writes “ Bring Najaf to New York,” an article in the Nation in which she yearns for Muqtada Sadr’s killing fields to come to America. Noam Chomsky doesn’t ask the cameras to be turned off when  he embraces Hezbollah leaders in Lebanon.
Progressives and Islamists are completely out in the open about their alliance. Just go to any “Israeli Apartheid Week” on any North American campus and see who is taking part in the Hate-Israel bashing. Take a peek at who marches side by side in the BDS (“Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions”) rallies against Israel. This whole alliance is symbolized best by the “peace” demonstrations that we saw during Bush’s liberation of Iraq in 2003, when leftist and Islamist demonstrators in the West marched arm in arm and chanted “Allahu Akbar” (“God is Great”) — the phrase shouted by Muslim suicide bombers before they blow themselves up along with innocent people. This behavior and the whole alliance in general is all meticulously documented by David Horowitz in his masterpiece  Unholy Alliance and by me in  United in Hate.
In any case, while mocking the position that there is an Unholy Alliance between the Left and radical Islam, Right Wing Watch curiously never utters one word of truth or criticism about Islamism, Sharia, Islamic Jihad etc. — and does all in its power to stop others from doing so as well. So here is the paradigm: You deny that you are in league with the enemy of our civilization, but at the same time you do everything in your power to prevent the truth from being told about that enemy and its agenda — and thereby make us more vulnerable to its attacks.
If you look at the comments of Right Wing Watch’s readers under the  short video clip posted on the site of my guest appearance on Stakelbeck, it is fascinating to see dozens of my critics engage in the key behaviors, and in the articulation of the key themes, of what comprises the Unholy Alliance – while they simultaneously mock the idea that it exists. Here’s an analogy of this absurdity for us to ponder:
Imagine that you are a person who sees Jewish people being exterminated in an Auschwitz-style Nazi death camp, and, because of your own personal and political identity and agenda, you don’t want to save the victims or bring attention to their plight, and you hate your own society so much that you want, and work toward, helping the Nazi exterminators themselves come to your own territory and destroy the foundations and institutions of your own society.
Then there is someone who calls you on it. They point out how you deny what the Nazis are doing, how you deny the suffering and existence of their victims, and how you even deny the very existence of the Nazis and the threat they pose. The key here is that your silence/denial and the silence/denial you impose on society in this matter aids and abets what the Nazis are trying to do in destroying your society. It makes your society fragile and vulnerable. It makes you complicit. Your response to being called on this is ridiculing the person for saying it, mocking their shedding of light on the Nazi threat and denying that you and your ilk are in any kind of alliance. And yet this ridicule, mockery and denial you engage in are exactly what the Nazis need to keep the gas chambers busy and to empower them to bring them unto your own territory.
No wonder the Muslim Brotherhood is so very grateful to you, the deniers of the Unholy Alliance, since you are serving the manipulative, deceitful and malicious agenda that the Islamists pursue in their stealth jihad, all explained in their  Explanatory Memorandum that was seized by the FBI in 2004 and used in the Holy Land Foundation trial in 2007.
This kind of toxic and contradictory maneuvering by the Left is typical of course. The Left is always habitually attempting to distance itself from its own history and to obfuscate any straightforward analysis of its political motives, goals, and allegiances. In so doing, leftists intentionally blur their own complicity in the greatest crimes of the twentieth century.
For instance, one of my haters in the comment section under the  short video clip Right Wing Watch posts perfectly represents this morbid mindset:
“PrometheusRumiHuxley” scoffs at me for using the word “classless” in a pejorative sense, when I point to the dangers of the Left working toward its dream of a classless utopia. He clearly thinks a classless society is something humans should strive for. I guess the history of the 20th century, and the 100 million lives that were extinguished on the altar of class hatred, have not made much of an impression on this individual. Somehow I doubt that another 100 million deaths would sober him up. That a classless society by necessity mandates a terrorist component just doesn’t register with the believers — even when they become the victims of the terror themselves, as I document in United in Hate. Yet what does register with Prometheus is that I am an idiot for saying that people like him want to destroy our society, which he says is false — while he hopes for the destruction of capitalism and the building of a classless society. The logic is fascinating and I urge my readers to glance at the comment section under my video clip where Right Wing Watch readers offer their wisdom on where and how I am a deluded evil man. The cesspool in which the leftist utopian mind-state squirms and slides reveals itself in a telling and priceless form.
Overall, what Right Wing Watch does in this context is a carbon copy of the Left’s campaign against David Horowitz’s database,  DiscoverTheNetworks.org: A Guide to the Political Left. It’s a campaign that is important to briefly mention here as it crystallizes the concrete point I am making about the Left in general and Right Wing Watch’s attack on me in particular:
Launched in February 2005, DiscoverTheNetworks.org became the first website to define the Left comprehensively and map out its networks of individuals, organizations, and financial supporters. Within hours of the website’s first appearance on the Internet — before there had even been time to read a fraction of the site’s content, which includes thousands of files — leftists lashed out in fury.
A  typical assault came from author Kurt Nimmo, who called the new database a “smear portal” and alleged that it unjustifiably lumped together too many disparate people and forces, especially leftists with Islamist terrorists. Nimmo made this charge even though DiscoverTheNetworks.org simply catalogues the support that leftists have given to terrorists — as exemplified by  Michael Moore’s praising the insurgents in Fallujah and promoting their victory over an imperialist United States. DiscoverTheNetworks.org meticulously demonstrates, in its profiles of individuals (Moore, Noam Chomsky, Ward Churchill, et al.) and organizations (National Lawyers Guild, International ANSWER, Code Pink, et al.), that the radical Left consistently takes the side of Islamist terrorists in their jihad against the United States.
And here’s the clincher: the absurd irony in Nimmo’s condemning the implication of a leftist-Islamist alliance is that he himself is a leftist who supports and affiliates himself with Islamist terrorists (especially terrorists in Iraq’s Sunni triangle). 
Nimmo’s logic clearly exemplifies the Left’s traditional dismissal of any criticism aimed against it. Dedicating their lives to erasing individuality — including their own — and becoming part of a group from whose party line they cannot waiver, progressives nonetheless react with moral indignation when they are classified as being members of that group. This tactic is a desperate attempt by the Left to avoid an honest dialogue about its own historical record. Rather than confront the bloodbath that its ideas have spawned, the Left finds it far safer to engage in historical amnesia and outright Gulag and Jihad Denial.
The typical personal attacks and attempts to smear an opponent’s character that the Left engages in cannot, naturally, be missing from Right Wing Watch’s attack on me. Tashman writes that:
“The claim that progressives and radical Islamists are secretly working together would be considered laughable if it didn’t inspire violent terrorists like Norway’s Anders Breivik and emerge as a frequent talking point among right-wing activists.”
This attempt to associate truth-tellers and truth-telling with a lunatic mass murderer because he mentioned certain people in his manifesto (he mentioned over 1,600) has become tired and also been  totally discredited. For instance,  Breivik references leftist radical Naomi Klein in his manifesto and talks about reading the first few chapters of her book Shock Doctrine. Should his crime be placed at her doorstep? His  manifesto mentions Karl Marx 27 times, Herbert Marcuse 24 times and Antonio Gramsci 23 times. Where is Right Wing Watch’s campaign against these leftist thinkers and its accusation of their influence on his thought? Where is its demands that their works be banned?
Breivik also  champions pro-Islamic viewpoints in his manifesto, showing especially his endearment to the Islamic notion of “martyrdom” and talks about how he yearns to emulate some of the Islamic rituals performed by Jihadists. He  greatly admired Osama bin-Laden’s al-Qaida terror network and aspired to create a European counterpart to it. He wrote  in support of a restored Islamic caliphate in the Middle East, taking the side of the Left on this matter. Don’t try, of course, to find any talk about this in the mainstream media or at Right Wing Watch, because it diminishes the leftist agenda, so you won’t find it there.
In any case, for one of the best pieces that exposes and discredits the absurd and shameful attempt of the Left to pin Breivik on Islam truth-tellers, see Robert Spencer’s piece “ Islam’s Critics Won’t Be Silenced” in the L.A. Times. It is really a must read, written by a modern day freedom fighter, courageous truth teller and one of the sharpest thinkers of our time. Make sure to digest it, for it makes the key points against the totalitarianism of our age.
 Read it all.
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