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The Left

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Submitted by Octavio Johansn (United Kingdom), Nov 22, 2003 at 11:00

As a European, I identify the left-wing as being the main curse of European culture. Not only do we hate the Americans but we also hate ourselves and our own culture. Those who were supporting the USSR are exactly the same left-wingers who are giving a hard-time to Bush, Blair, Putin and Berlusconi. They are the ones who wanted to see Iraq littered with American bodies and the ones who rejoice any time American/British/Russian/Italian/Australian interests are targeted. In France, the Left plays on the legacy of the French Revolution. In Britain, the Left combines Marxist ideology with the most obscene kind of British nationalism, something they have borrowed from right-wing British nationalists. In Germany, the Left is detroying the national economy. In other words, if you wonder why Europe is the way it is, just think about the European Left. The European left-wing advocates anti-capitalist economic policies and a strictly anti-European foreign policy. Germany is a good example of what the Left has done to the economy and to foreign policy. I wish Europe was not as left-wing as it is, but my wish is not based on reality. The Left encourages people to hate America, Israel, Australia, Italy and now Putin's Russia. Their task of destroying European culture is almost accomplished and we are on the verge of collapse. Someone like Daniel Pipes would not even be given a platform in Europe. Our hatred for the Americans comes from the political left. Then, of course, the Left has borrowed some hideous right-wing nationalism to match it with its own anti-Zionist and anti-American bigotries. And the funny thing about all of this is that we brought it on ourselves.
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