69 million page views

The Leftovers

Reader comment on item: Why the Left Loves Osama [and Saddam]

Submitted by Arlinda DeAngelis (United States), Mar 20, 2003 at 19:46

The leftover ideologies of Marx, Mao, and Muhammed are embraced by the political left, who are aided by the moral comfort endowed to them by the religious hierarchy and empowered by cynical scholars and Hollywood drama queens (generic gender implied).

Peace, the moral high ground on which the left has claimed sole proprietorship, is to be attained at all costs, the killing fields of the Butcher of Baghdad, the Chairman of China and the prophet of imperial Islam not withstanding.

We, liberals, conservatives, middle of the roaders people have all wondered why the moral high ground left would defend political monstrosities in the name of peace. Professor Pipes' provocative and stunningly reasonable argument is the answer.
Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to The Leftovers by Arlinda DeAngelis

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2022 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)