David Fischler, "The Fascist-Enabling Left":
Alex Joffe has a terrific article in Jewish Ideas Daily on this Friday’s “March on Jerusalem,” a project funded by the Muslim Brotherhood and Iran that is supposed to result in the convergence of “millions” of protesters on Jerusalem on March 30. This whole article is worth reading, but one portion of it especially stood out:See also, "Nothing Outside the State."
Still, why the continued attraction of the Left to fascism? Why do staunch secularists, Christian universalists, and a few Jews fawn over clerical fascists who are both forthright and experienced in their oppression of other religions and of women? Why do staunch anti-imperialists eagerly follow the black banner of Islamists who loudly proclaim their pursuit of a global Islamic empire?Check it out.
Stupidity no longer suffices as an explanation; perhaps only deep-seated self-loathing and desire for self-annihilation will do. Metaphorically, this is accomplished through the submergence of the self in the whole, or literally through extinction of that which is different. There is also the pursuit of strident ideological conformity, and there has been a continuing Western romance, somewhere between a dalliance and an embrace, with “revolutionary” violence. All are features of fascism.
That anti-Israel protestors do not lift their voices against Syria, or Iran, or Hamas need only be mentioned in passing; such sanctimonious hypocrisy killed the concept of “human rights” long ago. A decade after philosopher Michael Walzer asked, “Can there be a decent Left?” the Global March to Jerusalem shows how hard it is to answer in the affirmative.