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It is Marxist in its roots, stifling in its influence, and destructive in its effects

Politically Correct Terrorism, and the Invincible Ignorance of the Left


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Europe is no longer Europe, it is Eurabia, a colony of Islam, where the Islamic invasion does not proceed only in a physical sense, but also in a mental and cultural sense.  Servility to the invaders has poisoned democracy, with obvious consequences for the freedom of thought, and for the concept…of liberty.” — Oriana Fallaci Italian journalist/author/activist (1929-2006)

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“...as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse.” —General George W. Casey,  U.S. Army Chief of Staff, speaking of the murders committed by an Islamic terrorist at Ft. Hood

“Politically correct.”  Leave it to the Left to come up with an Orwellian concept that muzzles free speech, stifles free thought, suppresses free choice, and then claim that it frees you.

“Politically correct”—as if any other way of thinking, speaking, or behaving, is incorrect. 

If you are politically incorrect, then you are not following the party line—your politics are somehow out of sync, and you must be brought back into alignment with the correct, approved way of thinking, speaking, and behaving—for the good of the collective. 

As the Star Trek Borg would say, “Resistance is futile.  You will be assimilated.” 

Sadly, an increasing number of people seem all too willing to hand over the reins of their free will to the collective, and get assimilated.  They are content, even eager, to exchange the struggle and rewards of personal endeavor, for numb acquiescence to the “thought police.”

It is Marxist in its roots, stifling in its influence, and destructive in its effects

Political Correctness (PC) seeks to impose a uniformity of thought, word, and behavior on all Americans.  It is Marxist in its roots, stifling in its influence, and destructive in its effects.  It is diametrically opposed to the traditional American values of free speech, free thought, and freedom itself. 

As G.K. Chesterton noted years ago, “Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.”

Or as I note today, “Bulls—t, is bullsh—t, no matter what cologne you spray on it.”  No doubt my statement lacks some of Chesterton’s savoir-faire, but nonetheless, it is perhaps the more striking meme.

PC is a social virus—of an especially virulent variety.  Step out of line, and the PC watch dogs will attack with vociferous verbal tirades, and threaten with fines, or even jail-time.  Political correctness is essentially a political extortion racket—shut up, or else.

Agustin Blazquez and Jaums Sutton summed it up well in an article they wrote seven years ago, “Political Correctness remains just what it was intended to be: a sophisticated and dangerous form of censorship and oppression, imposed upon the citizenry with the ultimate goal of manipulating, brainwashing, and destroying our society.”

Antonio Gramsci: Marxism can best be spread in the West by subverting Western culture

One can trace PC’s roots back to Antonio Gramsci, who helped found and lead the Italian Communist Party during the early part of the last century.  Gramsci’s ideas and writings were, and are, very influential in spreading the idea that Marxism can best be spread in the West by subverting Western culture—i.e. infiltrating and dismantling the culture from within.  He coupled this, with a process he called “cultural hegemony.”

According to Wikipedia, “Cultural hegemony is…the dominance of one social group over another, i.e. the ruling class over all other classes. The ideas of the ruling class come to be seen as the norm; they are seen as universal ideologies, perceived to benefit everyone, whilst only really benefiting the ruling class.”

Gramsci’s concepts of cultural infiltration and cultural hegemony were influential at the German University of Frankfurt adjunct, the Institute for Social Research (ISR), founded in the early 1920s.

The ISR attracted a coterie of Marxists who combined Gramsci’s teachings with Freudian psychology, and other ingredients, in a potent witch’s brew.  Many of the teachers at the so called “Frankfurt School” left for the United States, when Hitler’s Fascism (the “wrong type” of collectivism) rose to power in Germany during the 1930s.

The “Frankfurt School” teachings infested American academia, where it slowly spread, until going viral in the 1960s.  One of the more insidious manifestations of Gramsci’s doctrines, is “political correctness” which, with a little help from Mao, first gained momentum on college and university campuses.

Chairman Mao’s “Little Red Book” was all the rage on college campuses in the late 1960s.  One of Mao’s quotes from that book is, “...go to the masses and propagate and explain these ideas until the masses embrace them as their own…  And so on, over and over again in an endless spiral, with the ideas becoming more correct….  Such is the Marxist theory of knowledge.”

Read “more correct,” as “more Marxist.”

To a large extent, America’s teachers these days, are not teachers in the traditional sense at all—i.e. Instructing their students in the fundamentals, and how to think for themselves.  They are political ideologues who indoctrinate their students in what to think—not how to think.  Note the NEA’s recent glowing endorsement of Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals.”  (You may want to read my article on the topic).

Global Collectivists, by whatever name—Marxist, Statist, Socialist, Fascist, Communist, Progressive, Communitarian, Fabian

The majority of America’s teachers are wolves in sheep’s clothing—as are many lawyers, politicians, judges, scientists, etc.  Behind the masks of the various labels they hide behind, and trades they ply, they are committed collectivist ideologues. 

Some of them even hide behind the mask of “a conservative Republican.”

They are Global Collectivists, by whatever name—Marxist, Statist, Socialist, Fascist, Communist, Progressive, Communitarian, Fabian, etc.  They want to destroy America’s middle class, and force us all to be subservient to an all powerful planetary regime—a “workers utopia” controlled by a global “cultural hegemony” of big banks, large corporations, and a Ruling Elite.

“We the people,” as a free and democratic republic, are perilously close to being swept into the dustbin of history.  It is only through God’s grace, and the brave and tireless efforts of (largely unheralded) patriotic Americans, that it hasn’t happened already. 

It is important that we realize that these Global Collectivists have no interest in the truth—none whatsoever.  “The end justifies the means” to these people; the fact that their “end” is vague, ephemeral, and bogus, notwithstanding.

That means that they lie.  Couple their “the end justifies the means” philosophy, with doctrines rooted in atheism, and you have a moral/philosophical foundation firmly grounded in shifting quicksand.  You cannot trust a thing these weasels tell you.  Ever.

What they tell you may be the truth, but just as likely it is not.  It doesn’t matter to them.  They have no reason to be anything but self-serving narcissists, and lying is simply seen as one more tool in their bag of tricks.  After all, their glorious “end”—a workers utopia—justifies any “means.”  Right?

They not only dismiss the truth as being relative, malleable, and ultimately unknowable, but they refuse to acknowledge the truth when it stares them in the face, or bites them in the butt, as the case may be. 

Witness the “scientists” who decry the findings of Intelligent Design as being “theological nonsense,” or the climate “scientists” who close their minds to any data that doesn’t conform to their politically motivated findings.  These “scientists,” aren’t scientists—they are ideological hacks.  Many “teachers,” aren’t teachers—they are ideological propagandists.  Many government “representatives,” aren’t representatives—they are ideological con-artists.  And on, and on, ad nauseum.

(Yes, there are numerous exceptions to the above, but such exceptions are often afraid of speaking out for fear of ridicule, censure, fines, and/or dismissal).

These brainwashed ideological drones (many of whom are quite bright) are largely incapable of seeing the truth.  It is a rara avis indeed, who leaves the flock once they are indoctrinated. 

The fact that during the 20th century, collectivism was responsible for over 100 million deaths, does not register with them.  The fact that the only reason that socialist countries work at all, is because of the remnants of capitalism they retain—doesn’t compute.

These Global Collectivists suffer from Invincible Ignorance (ignorantia invinciblis).  That is, they are willfully blind to anything that runs counter to their political mind-set.  Nothing—certainly not the mere truth—will change their minds. 

They are not interested in the truth; they are only interested in their agenda. 

Soviets were totalitarian, power-hungry and expansionist brutes that started and prolonged the Cold War

Reporter Jamie Glazov ran into this wall of Invincible Ignorance, when he was working on his doctorate (in Cold War history).  He writes, “When the Soviet archives were opened after the fall of the Soviet tyranny in 1991, I hungrily devoured all the information…in declassified documents, disclosures from former Soviet officials, etc.

Glazov found that the newly available documents “confirmed and substantiated what conservatives had been arguing for decades…that the Soviets were totalitarian, power-hungry and expansionist brutes that started and prolonged the Cold War.”

With this new found proof, Glazov confronted his liberal associates, but he reports that, “When I approached my colleagues with this new evidence…instead of hearing a mea culpa, a stated regret, or admission of some kind of lesson learned, all that I witnessed, (in a manner that remains extremely eerie for me to remember), was a callous indifference and smug contempt for the issues at hand.”

Invincible Ignorance.  They don’t care about the truth. 

But they care very much about forcing other people to think, talk, and act in a certain way—a politically correct way.

In the world of the politically correct, if you disagree with Obama you’re a racist, if you disagree with Education Czar Kevin Jennings you’re a homophobe, if you disagree with NOW you’re a sexist, and if you disagree with Islam or Sharia Law you’re a Islamaphobe.

In the world of the politically correct, anyone who questions Islam, for any reason, is politically incorrect.  Such a stance is suicidally infantile.  It will lead to the destruction of America.

Which, of course, is just fine with the Global Collectivists—which is why the radical left is in bed with Islamic extremists.  Strange bedfellows indeed, but in line with the old saw, “My enemies enemy is my friend.”  They see no reason not to join forces—for the duration—until America is destroyed.

Let me hasten to add that I am not opposed to Islam per se.  There are many decent, wonderful followers of Allah.  Islam has contributed much of value to the world.  I enjoy the works of the 13th century Muslim poet, Jelaluddin Rumi.  I am not anti-Islam.

I am, however, strongly opposed to Islamic extremists, or accepting Sharia Law in the U.S.  I do not welcome the “Islamification” of America.

If that makes me some sort of “redneck Islamaphobe,” then so be it—I’ll proudly be one. 

According to the asinine protocols of political correctness, any preemptive actions taken against suspected Islamic extremists, in order to safeguard America’s safety, sovereignty, and freedom, are taboo.  That insane nonsense must stop. 

Supporting diversity is one thing, enabling suicidal ineptitude is another.

(Permit me a short aside:  To my mind, political correctness has made America much too passive.  Passive behavior is fueled by a lack of self-respect, while the equally undesirable, aggressive behavior, stems from a lack of respect for others.  The healthy alternative—assertive behavior—comes from respecting others, AND yourself.  Patriotic Americans need to be much more assertive (not aggressive, and certainly not passive), both collectively, and individually).

The media outlets recently reported on how government agencies foiled several terrorist plots against various targets around America.  These news stories were a slight indication of an ongoing “behind the scenes” battle that is being fought everyday across America.

There is, however, another more subtle form of dangerous Islamic infiltration, and Americans need to be aware that a great deal of time, effort, and money has been, and is being, spent on the Islamafication of America. 

The most pernicious sign of this, is the slow, incremental acceptance of Sharia Law in America.  Any efforts to legitimize Sharia Law in the U.S. must be quashed without exception.  America follows the U.S. Constitution—period.

Both Yale and Harvard have been churning out lawyers and other professionals with a Global Collectivist bent, for some time.  Now both of these institutions are accepting huge sums of money from Saudi Arabia.

(It would appear that Yale and Harvard are in some sort of contest to see who can be the most politically correct, unpatriotic, anti-American indoctrination center.  I don’t know if UC Berkeley is even in the running anymore.  Let’s see: Bush Sr.—Yale, Clinton—Yale, Bush Jr.—Yale AND Harvard, Obama—Harvard.  Even giving Harvard extra credit for Supreme Court Justice Ginsberg, I’d say that Yale is slightly ahead).

Yale University Press recently made the courageous decision to publish a book about purportedly anti-Islamic caricatures, or cartoons, published by a Danish newspaper in 2005.  The cartoons caused a world-wide uproar. 

Unfortunately, Yale University Press neglected to include any of the cartoons in their book (lest they offend any sensitive Muslims).  Which makes about as much sense as publishing a pictorial history of slavery in America, without any pictures (lest any Afro-Americans be offended). 

Talk about some dry reading.  As the saying goes, “one picture is worth a thousand words.”

Looking at the Yale Daily News, I believe that the woman who made the first entry in the comments section, hit the nail on the head, “The money trail is pretty clear. Yale is a partner to the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia.  I am sure they do not want to lose their $50 million gift from the Saudis by offending them with this book.”  Give the lady a cigar.

In an article titled “Harvard’s Segregated Gym,” Annie Jacobsen discusses Harvard’s new rules that allow only Muslim women access to the university’s gym during specified periods.  Jacobsen says that such segregation harkens back to the “Jim Crow” laws of the Old South.

Jacobsen asks, “Could it possibly have anything to do with the $20 million gift Harvard recently accepted from Saudi Arabian Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Addulaziz Alsaud?”  Hmmmm…what do you think?

And aside from college and university campuses across America, do you think that it’s possible that individuals on Capitol Hill might be accepting “donations” from Saudi Arabia, and other Islamic countries?  What about folks in the Obama Administration? 

Just asking.

(Perhaps it’s time we told the “greenie weenies” to go take a hike, and started some serious oil drilling in the U.S.—God knows we could use the jobs.  Let’s make America energy independent, and stop bank-rolling OPEC.  Whatta ya say?)

To get an idea of what the USA might look like in a few years, you should check out this video by the EDL (English Defense League).  I can’t vouch for the EDL, as I know nothing about them—they may be nothing more than a bunch of soccer hooligans for all I know, but the headlines in the British papers shown in the video, are ignored at our peril.

Sharia Law has already raised its barbaric head in America.  Perhaps you’ve heard about the Muslim fellow in Buffalo, New York, who beheaded his wife after she attempted to divorce him.

Or how about twenty-year-old Noor Almaleki in Phoenix, Arizona, whose Muslim father ran her over with a car and killed her, because he felt that she was engaged in conduct shameful to Islam.

The list goes on, and will continue to grow and expand exponentially, unless Sharia Law is stopped in its tracks.  It does not belong in America, and mustn’t be allowed to grow roots here.

What is NOW’s stance on such “honor killings?”  Who knows.  Their silence on the subject lets you hear the crickets chirp.  Their blanket shrug of indifference on the whole subject of Islamic misogyny, is simply more proof of the Far Left’s collusion with radical Muslims.  NOW’s just being politically correct, and following the party line.  Mums the word.

Before closing this article, I want to mention a couple of organizations that you should be wary of, and a few that will be helpful to know.

You should keep an eye on CAIR (Council on American and Islamic Relations).  As Doug Hagmann noted in a Northeast Intelligence Network article, CAIR’s “rabid pro-Islamist operatives have managed to gain positions or exert influence inside a variety of law enforcement agencies on all levels. Perhaps the most insidious infiltration of all, however, is within the U.S. Department of Justice.”

That’s the same Department of Justice that is hell-bent on presenting Islamic terrorists with a world stage in New York City.

To know more about CAIR, you should buy and read the book “Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld that’s Conspiring to Islamize America” by Dave Gaubatz and Paul Sperry.  At least read the short forward by Sue Myrick (R-NC), it’s posted online.

Also actively working to expose CAIR, is Brigitte Gabriel, founder of Act! For America, and one of the world’s foremost experts on terrorism.  You might want to go to her web-site and sign her petition.

CAIR is not the only organization worth keeping an eye on.  There is a veritable alphabet soup of Islamic NGOs (Non Governmental Organizations) that have dubious connections.  Perhaps foremost among them, is ISNA (Islamic Society of North America).  For an eye opening look at ISNA, you should check out Dave Gaubatz’s article “

The ISNA Conference” on American Thinker.

In 2006, as 77-year-old Italian journalist/author Oriana Fallanci was dying of cancer, she gave an interview to The Wall Street Journal.  She was wanted in Italy on criminal charges at the time, for having dared to speak out against, what she saw, as the decline of Western culture, and the ongoing spread of Islam throughout Europe.

During the interview she asked rhetorically where the conservative revolutionaries were.  Where were the conservative leaders with intelligence, audacity, and valor? 

Where indeed.

I would add, where are America’s Christian leaders?  At what point do they stop playing “meek and mild,” and show some backbone for Christ’s sake!  If they can’t respect themselves, they can at least respect Jesus.

Laus Deo.

Addendum:
A few web-sites worth checking out

Islam: the Religion of Peace (and a big stack of dead bodies)
Christian Action Network (CAN)—[Now there’s some “backbone!]”
Jihad Tube  For your friends who are not fond of reading.
The Bravest
Jihad Watch
Global Jihad
Defend Michael (Dedicated to 1st Lt. Michael Behenna—currently in Ft. Leavenworth military prison.  Basically, for being politically incorrect during a time of war). 
Political Belle (Also in connection to Michael Behenna)

You can write to Michael and give him encouragement at:

Michael Behenna #87503
1300 N. Warehouse Road
Ft. Leavenworth, KS 66027-2304


                 


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Born June 4, 1951 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Served in the U.S. Navy from 1970-1974 in both UDT-21 (Underwater Demolition Team) and SEAL Team Two.  Worked as a commercial diver in the waters off of Scotland, India, and the United States.  Worked overseas in the Merchant Marines.  While attending the University of South Florida as a journalism student in 1998 was presented with the “Carol Burnett/University of Hawaii AEJMC Research in Journalism Ethics Award,” 1st place undergraduate division.  (The annual contest was set up by Carol Burnett with money she won from successfully suing a national newspaper for libel).  Awarded US Army, US Navy, South African, and Russian jump wings.  Graduate of NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School, 1970).  Member of Mensa, China Post #1, and lifetime member of the NRA and UDT/SEAL Association.


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