Sunday, November 14, 2010

El pesado anticomunista y el Islam

Hace ya un tiempo escribí El comunismo, más vivo que nunca, ataca a Israel con una flotilla y antes y después he escrito otras entradas insistiendo en la alianza estratégica de los islamistas, incluidos sus grupos terroristas, con los comunistas, incluidos sus grupos de terrorismo callejero (encubiertos hoy bajo infinitas capas, a menudo estampadas con ideas antisistema, para más güasa).

La alianza se regocija vilipendiando el capitalismo, el juedo-cristianismo y, muy centralmente, a Israel. La alianza no es sorprendente, aunque a bote pronto pudiera parecerlo: ni el islam es solo una religión ni el comunismo deja de ser otra.

Por hacer esa vinculación y, muy especialmente, por atreverme a usar la palabra "comunismo" (en lugar de los preferidos engañabobos de hoy: antisistema, antiglobalización, izquierdas, etc.) me han llamado rancio, claro. En la entrada citada al principio incluí numerosas postadatas para intentar defenderme de la peste rancia.

Hoy quiero reseñar otra cita: Anti-Anti-Islamism: A political tendency is born (Lee Smith). Da otra vuelta de tuerca a la misma idea. Aquí un atisbo de lo que dice:
"What we’re seeing is something akin to the Cold War-era phenomenon of anti-anti-Communism. The anti-anti-Communist left, comprising large sections of the press, academy, and even federal bureaucracies, was simply incapable of understanding that the defense of American civil liberties did not depend on the uncritical defense of the rights of Communists. Call this latest manifestation of liberal illogic anti-anti-Islamism.
While there are a few on the American left, especially in the academy, who maintain that Islamism delivers a valuable critique of Western imperialism, or is a social movement defending the oppressed, this is a minority position. Anti-anti-Islamism is something else: a belief that American opponents of Islamism have cooked up a Muslim scare for their own political benefit, just as anti-Communists once concocted a Red scare!
'The most obvious similarity is that both originate in a denial of the threat,, says Norman Podhoretz, a veteran of both ideological conflicts. 'The anti-anti-Communists consistently accused the anti-Communists of exaggerating the Soviet threat from outside and the threat of subversion from within. Anti-anti-Islamists make the same accusations against those who take the Islamist threat seriously. Either we are part of an assault on civil liberties, which we are indifferent to, or we are eager to go to war.
´The anti-anti-Islamists are extremely parochial,' says Paul Berman, one of liberalism’s few outspoken opponents of Islamism."

En The Flight of the Intellectuals (2010), el citado Paul Berman examina la percepción del Islam que tienen los intelectaules occidentales, o su falta de percepción. En Terror and Liberalism (2004), su antecedente, ya sostenía que la guerra terrorista es en realidad fruto de la guerra entre la sociedad liberal y los enemigos de ésta. Aquí tenéis una magnífica entrevista que le hace Michael J. Totten. Y otra que le hace Joel Whitney, menos afín, en Guernica, revista de arte y política.

PD Llegando a fin de año por fin alguien vincula directa y públicamente comunismo e islam. Aunque tampoco en este caso se decide a señalar del todo y nombrar lo innombrable, tiene la virtud de acercarse mucho y unir progres y comunistas, como si alguna vez no hubieran sido lo mismo: Today’s ‘Progressives’: Repeating the Mistakes of Yesterday’s Communists, de Barry Rubin, en PajamasMedia. El artículo merece ser leído íntegramente; aquí un aperitivo:
"But it is more than that. There can be no better explanation of the left-wing fellow travellers with revolutionary Islamism or the mlticulturalist and political correctness advocates with reactionary Third World regimes and cultures than Malcolm Muggeridge’s critique of fellow travellers with Stalin’s USSR:
'There were earnest advocates of the humane killing of cattle who looked up at the massive [secret police] headquarters with tears of gratitude in their eyes, earnest advocates of proportional representation who eagerly assented when the necessity of a one-party dictatorship was explained to them, earnest clergymen who walked reverently through anti-God museums and reverently turned the pages of atheistic literature [Today it is the exact reverse! -- BR], earnest pacifists who watched delightedly tanks rattle across the Red Square and bombing planes darken the sky, earnest town-planning specialists who stood outside overcrowded ramshackle tenements and muttered: “If only we had something like this in England!”'
"And what better remark on how Western apologists for Islamic and Arab nationalist tyranny function can there be than what Wolfe wrote in response to the report of a 1952 British mission about how wonderful life was in the USSR:
'Mr. Cadbury is slandering the Russian people by saying that they are “content” with the way in which they live. The hundreds of thousands that have died in purges [or been] … sent to concentration camps demonstrate that the Russian people are not the ignorant cattle that Mr. Cadbury suggests they are. So do the hundreds of thousands of … escapees testify to the fact that this people like any great people knows what freedom is and what slavery is.'
"Anyone care to substitute the word “Iranian” for Russian?"
PPD Y más cerca aún del año nuevo, veo el análisis de Ehud Oren titulado Mapping the Organizational Sources of the Global Delegitimization Campaign against Israel in the UK, publicado por el Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. Al margen de detalles, destaca que tras el primer apartado que trata la Hermandad de Musulmanes el segundo es ya la 'far left'. No se atreve a llamrlos comunistas y acude al eufemismo de moda, pero no me cabe ninguna duda: son los mismos. Todos los amigos y conocidos que fueron comunistas y se llamaban así, ahora siguen siendo comunistas aunque se ponen )o les ponen) otros nombres... ellos siguen en lo mismo.
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