The author, Nora Mulready, resides in London, but what she describes is happening throughout Western civilization.
From her blog.
Much of the Left has been eaten alive by Islamism. This truly regressive and oppressive political philosophy has all but destroyed a movement that once desired nothing less than the emancipation of the human race. The campaigns for equality that were right and good and brave in the 1960s have been exploited to within an inch of their lives, and actually probably far beyond that, by a political movement that hates everything those campaigns were fighting for. Women’s rights, children’s rights, gay rights, free speech, rejection of religious power over our lives, integration, free expression, music, art, freedom, love: the defence of every one of them given up bit by bit by a Left which has ceased to be worthy of the name.
Mulready’s lament over the ‘destruction’ of the radical leftwing movement in the 1960s, is void of any acknowledgement of its direct relation to the consequences on society.
The origins of the current wave of bat-shit crazy behavior on college campuses, for instance, can be directly traced to the 1960s radicals.
Institutions of ‘higher learning’ have devolved from a place of ideas and free speech to a lefwingnut re-education camp. Academic intelligentsia created all kinds of insanity where anything and everything can be construed as ‘offensive’ by the aggrieved group du jour.
……The entirely right instinct to protect people became an instinct to protect culture, however anathema, which then became an instinct to protect the political beliefs of those who deliberately appropriated the perceived innate vulnerability of minorities – what Nick Cohen called ‘the superior virtue of the oppressed’.
The “innate vulnerability of minorities” has become the bigotry of low expectations. Far from being ’emancipated’, minorities are kept on the Prog plantation through pandering and exploitation.
Criticism of anything associated with a minority group became more and more wrong until, Lo and behold the Left became the chief moral defender of Islamism, when it should have been its most fervent opponent.
……For at least 20 years Left wing students across the land have been immersed in cultural relativism and the belief that the primary aim of the Left is to defend other people’s beliefs. It now runs incredibly deep. Add to that the other dominant strand of Left-wing thought, that everything can be blamed on the West, and we see a Left that is now utterly unprepared – both intellectually and emotionally – for the fight against ISIS. Even the moderate Left has struggled until now to see Islamism – up to and including ISIS – for what it is, as evidenced by the response to the Charlie Hebdo murders – “Well, they shouldn’t really have been drawing those offensive cartoons.” As this article says, ‘It should have been obvious all along that the cartoons were merely an excuse’.
Society is under siege from PC Nazis who want to shape your opinions, lifestyle, behavior, and principles to their jackbooted leftwing new world order. It’s not enough to simply disagree and argue with an opinion; death threats, harassment on social media, intimidation, and violence are the methods of leftwing political discourse.
Targets of the perpetually outraged liberals: white people, straight people, Republicans, conservatives, black Republicans, Christians, Halloween, gender-specific bathrooms, critics of Islam, critics of the ‘black lives matter’ thuggery, critics of illegal aliens and their cohorts, and anyone who doesn’t get into the whole pussified ‘diversity’ agenda.
Even now much of the Left can’t bring itself lay the full blame on the men who detonated their suicide vests and pulled their triggers in Paris. They cannot accept that when they say they hate us, that we are prostitutes who deserve to die, that they are doing holy work by exterminating the Kuffar, the apostates and the Jews, this is exactly what they mean. They can’t accept it. It has to be ‘our’ fault, somehow. But if the French are ‘reaping’ the consequences of their foreign policy, what does that mean for the Yezidi women found yesterday in a mass grave in Syria?
Islam is currently the most dangerous threat to liberty, freedom, and Western civilization. You can thank the libtard cowards for that.
The Left shields and defends Islam because they have a lot in common. Both hate what they deem as ‘Western imperialism’, and the Left loves the notion of a terrorist group giving America and other Western countries their ‘comeuppance’, even if they kill fellow citizens in the process. And the thought of an American sniper sending muzzies to hell gives them convulsions.
The Obama regime, the leftwing-dominated main stream media, the military hierarchy, and school administrations have all contributed. They kowtow, appease, and dismiss any notion of the fact that Islam is a violent theocracy, and that its followers are committing atrocities proscribed in the Koran.
The leftwing cabal in the West bears the most culpability for spread of Islamic violence. The mass invasion of muzzie ‘refugees’ into Europe, and Obama’s contribution to the crisis, has given these religious zealots free access. Before long, Germany, Britain,the U.S., and any other Western nation stupid enough to let them in, will have more terrorism than they can handle.
The very targets of muzzie terrorism are in the throes of weapons grade stupidity and ignorance. The attacks happen right in front of them, the muzzie perps are very clear about their intent and purpose, yet all they can do is clutch their pearls and apologize.
Brace yourself, Ms. Mulready. It’s going to get much, much worse.