The Left is a collection of totalitarians, statists and distorted realities. Peeling back the layers of the Left reveals a plethora of diabolical movements, of which, all have had a negative net impact upon any society it has taken over, or fooled into embracing. In short, the Left’s track record of societal involvement (in spite of some perceived net gains) is so demonstratively dismal, you would think that anyone supporting such a failed set of beliefs would be run out of town with torches and pitchforks in close pursuit.
Instead, the modern day heirs of Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Hitler and Mao, are lionized as caring ‘wise’ people and maintain prominent roles in society as well as in government. They’re the supposed vanguards of ‘the people’, the watchdogs of society, set to pounce upon anyone that dares to upset the carefully positioned apple cart, or dares to just say no.
Fjordman provides an excellent review of the Scandinavian Left, the wasteland of their failed policies and the personalities who’ve spearheaded them. This was published at the Gates of Vienna and republished in part with a link to the original. Read it all.
Feminism and Defeated Tribes
In 2008, the regular columnist Marte Michelet in the left-wing Norwegian newspaper Dagbladetwrote that “Islamophobia is the most dangerous ideology of our time.” Michelet was earlier the leader of the Red Youth, the country’s “revolutionary youth league,” and is the daughter of Jon Michelet, a notable Communist author.
None of this has prevented her from becoming a leading columnist in one of the country’s three largest newspapers. There is little stigma attached to being a Communist, in contrast with being a neo-Nazi. Communism is merely a misunderstood ideology that just happens to have killed an estimated 100 million people.
The funny or absurd aspect of this is that in 2012 Marte Michelet warned against dangerous totalitarian movements, specifically singling out anti-Islamists as being one of them. Hearing Communists warning against totalitarian movements is like hearing actor Charlie Sheen warning that it’s stupid to use drugs.
Marte Michelet was personally mentioned by mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik as a potential terror target. Although I consider her to be a political opponent, there are some things you don’t wish even for your opponents, so I sympathize with her in this case. That, however, does not place her above criticism for her public statements as a high-profile writer.
Michelet’s partner is Ali Esbati, an Iranian-born writer who has been active in the Left Party, a reformed Communist party in Sweden, but currently lives in Norway. He was personally at Utøya to speak when Breivik started shooting, but survived by hiding from the gunman. He wants the attack to be seen as a political act.
Ali Esbati blames what he calls the rhetoric of Islamophobia for creating the basis for Breivik’s terror attacks. He recalls that he came to a safe and friendly Sweden from Iran in 1986, and laments that the country and Europe as a whole is now less safe and less friendly. That could be true, but perhaps the mass immigration of people from distant parts of the world contributed to this negative transformation? With his revolutionary Socialist background, Esbati concludes that “real safety” can only come from changing the entire society.