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Submitted by Aymenn Jawad (United Kingdom), May 12, 2009 at 05:22

Dear Orange Yonason:

With regards to my point that many figures on the Left were leading critics of communism, you ask "what's my point?" My point is that not everyone on the Left has a totalitarian agenda! You then make the huge generalisation that "leftists are self-centred and intolerant, even of other Leftists who disagree with them".

The very fact that you concede that there is disagreement amongst the Left only proves my point that the Left as a whole is not a monolith. The social-democrat movement has integrated fully into the democratic world. The problem here is that we have two separate definitions of the Left: yours does not take into account the social democrat movement.

However, if you were to define the Left as solely being those to the Left of the parties I listed: you and I are in agreement. It was the far Left who devised destructive doctrines that took the West's three golden threads (rationalism, universalism and self-criticism) to their extremes: rationalism led to scientism, universalism to multiculturalism and cultural relativism and limitless self-criticism to self-hatred (as espoused in the works of Noam Chomsky, Robert Fisk and Michael Moore). Nonetheless, I still contest your assertion that the Nazis were full-on leftists. Hitler banned trade unions, for example. That is hardly a feature of centre-Left politics.

Yours faithfully, Aymenn Jawad.

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Sorry I missed this [196 words]GertrudeDec 11, 2012 18:02201351
4David Myatt- Apostate from Islam and Ex-Fanatic. [700 words]Aymenn Jawad Al-TamimiNov 28, 2012 22:11201031
LATEST UPDATE [27 words]orange yonasonJul 10, 2009 13:09158720
Orange Yonason [138 words]Aymenn JawadJul 16, 2009 06:27158720
Supplementary Material [10 words]orange yonasonJun 7, 2009 12:23156952
Re: Failure to Reply to my Responses [12 words]Aymenn JawadJun 13, 2009 06:17156952
The Failure Of Aymenn Jawad [198 words]orange yonasonJun 14, 2009 18:30156952
The Failure Of Orange Yonason [359 words]Aymenn JawadJun 16, 2009 12:10156952
The Failure Is Still Aymenn Jawad's [179 words]orange yonasonJul 3, 2009 16:17156952
Re: The Failure is Still Orange Yonason's [322 words]Aymenn JawadJul 4, 2009 04:02156952
It Was Right Under My Nose The Whole Time [132 words]orange yonasonMay 11, 2009 00:37155219
1(neo) - Nazi is NOT Extreme Right [112 words]TopnifeMay 7, 2009 00:47155054
The Problem With Calling Any Form Of Nazism "Right Wing" [214 words]orange yonasonMay 3, 2009 01:53154844
Re: The Problem with Calling Any Form of Nazism "Right Wing" [158 words]Aymenn JawadMay 4, 2009 07:10154844
RE - Making Generalizations, And False Accusations [289 words]orange yonasonMay 6, 2009 12:05154844
Re: Making generalisations and false accusations [376 words]Aymenn JawadMay 8, 2009 18:50154844
No Smoke And Mirrrors - Just The Facts [264 words]orange yonasonMay 10, 2009 01:52154844
OK, I Have A Few More Minutes After All [261 words]orange yonasonMay 10, 2009 02:56154844
Re: No Smoke And Mirrors- Just The Facts [322 words]Aymenn JawadMay 12, 2009 03:44154844
Re: OK, I Have A Few More Minutes After All [224 words]Aymenn JawadMay 12, 2009 05:22154844
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