Amir Butler, Executive Director of the Australian Muslim Public Affairs Committee (AMPAC), has written an op-ed in the Jakarta Post entitled “Trotsky’s idea clearly similar to forced democracy upon Muslim World.”
Well, I wouldn’t have thought of comparing Bush to Trotsky, although Woodrow Wilson has crossed my mind. But the main point of Butler’s editorial is that democracy and Islam are not compatible — an opinion shared by many Muslims, as I have pointed out many times.
Says Butler: “On Nov. 6, George W. Bush announced that America, through it’s interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan was leading a ‘global democratic revolution’. That he should have made such remarks on the eve of Leon Trotsky’s birthday — the architect of ‘global socialist revolution’ — was of course just coincidence.
“However, the similarities between Trotsky’s idea that socialism should be spread at the barrel of a gun and the idea that democracy can be forced upon the Muslim world through violent occupation and threat of invasion are obvious.”
Of course, the Jews are behind all this: “Contemporary American foreign policy is Trotsky’s revenge. The neoconservative movement that holds Washington in its thrall is itself merely a warmed-up version of Trotsky’s Fourth International. As Michael Lind wrote in Britain’s The New Statesman (April 7, 2003), the neocons are ‘products of the largely Jewish-American Trotskyist movement of the 1930s and 1940s, which morphed into anti-communist liberalism between the 1950s and 1970s and finally into a kind of militaristic and imperial right with no precedents in American culture or political history.'” (Thanks to Nicolei.)