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Liberals defend a culture with opposite values of their own

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Submitted by Dave (United States), Mar 7, 2022 at 11:14

Liberals are famous for their self-criticism. Their books often feature a blame-America-first explanation for foreign policy failures, and there's hardly a domestic problem that doesn't have accusations of decadent American racism at the bottom of it all.
Islamists and leftist Muslims are very different. The deadly Sharia strictures against blasphemy which have influenced Islamic culture over the centuries discourage any criticism of Islam and align much more closely with an ultra-conservative world view than with the liberal left. Yet, liberals are their greatest champions and defenders, swallowing their tales of victimhood like happy pills since they confirm their racist narrative.
The masters and manipulators here are those clever Muslims who have figured out that there is an influential segment of public opinion that uncritically accepts their narrative. Critically rejecting much of it does not fit the trendy ethic of liberal masochism, and they know it.
It's too bad, because this sort of folie a deux is a major obstacle to constructive criticism and intellectual growth, activities that our institutions of higher learning are supposed to be fostering, but which are failing miserably at.

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