Wednesday, April 26, 2006

The Demonology
World War IV

The English writer, Melanie Phillips, brings us up to speed on the merging of the Left, the racist "right", and the Islamofascism:

There’s been much discussion of the unholy alliance that’s been formed between the left and radical Islamism. Rather less attention has been paid to the fact that this is in fact a three-way alliance – between the left, radical Islamism and neo-Nazism.

The foaming hysteria that the left expresses towards the racist totalitarians whom they call the ‘far right’ is the rage of Caliban looking in the mirror. If one looks at the outpourings of certain individuals on the left, radical Islamists and neo-Nazis or white supremacists, one is struck by similar preoccupations, demonology and even whole phrases, particularly around the issues of Israel and the Jews towards which all three display a visceral hatred.

Ms. Phillips points us to a recent letter to the London Telegraph, written by Lord Tebbit, suggesting that the party platform of the neo-Nazi BNP looks distinctly leftist these days:

I have carefully re-read the BNP manifesto of 2005 and am unable to find evidence of Right-wing tendencies. On the other hand, there is plenty of anti-capitalism, opposition to free trade, commitments to ‘use all non-destructive means to reduce income inequality'’, to institute worker ownership, to favour workers' co-operatives, to return parts of the railways to state ownership, to nationalise the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and to withdraw from Nato.

That sounds pretty Left-wing to me.

Certainly the BNP poses as a patriotic party opposed to multiculturalism, and it has racist overtones, but there is no lack of patriotic Left-wing regimes; opposition to multiculturalism is now mainstream and racialism was not unknown even in the Soviet Union. So what is ‘extreme Right-wing’ about the BNP?

Apparently, Oliver Kamm has also noted this trend with regards to the "Trotskyite/Islamist" Respect Party, founded by George Galloway.

There is a common thread in the politics of the totalitarian Left and the far Right, which is to make people’s wishes secondary to pseudo-scientific abstractions such as race and historical forces. The far Left and far Right increasingly talk the same language: division, nativism and even deference to religious fanaticism. The BNP’s cult of violence was once expressed in support for the Islamic Republics of Iran and Libya. It matters that political debate lacks a language for this phenomenon.

Phillips notes that both the BNP and the Respect Party are anti-Jewish, and founded on totalitarian ideologies. The BNP, for instance, for a period of time in recent history was a supporter of Iran and Libya. Now, apparently, they are rampantly anti-Islamist, but how long will that last, considering their dislike of Jews has proven to be stronger historically?

The most interesting things Phillips notes is the recent conversion of noted neo-Nazi, David Myatt, to Islam. Myatt, who now goes by the name of Abdul Aziz ibn Myatt, had been "jailed for leading a gang of skinheads in a fight against Muslims, (but) now supports the setting up of a Muslim superstate and the killing of any Muslim who breaks his oath of loyalty to Islam."

Phillips points to an article containing an interview with Myatt, wherein he discusses his recent conversion:

I spent several decades of my life fighting for what I regarded as my people, my race and my nation, and endured two terms of imprisonment arising out of my political activities.’ But his belief is now that: ‘The pure authentic Islam of the revival, which recognises practical jihad (holy war) as a duty, is the only force that is capable of fighting and destroying the dishonour, the arrogance, the materialism of the West

. . . For the West, nothing is sacred, except perhaps Zionists, Zionism, the hoax of the so-called Holocaust, and the idols which the West and its lackeys worship, or pretend to worship, such as democracy. They want, and demand, that we abandon the purity of authentic Islam and either bow down before them and their idols, or accept the tame, secularised, so-called Islam which they and their apostate lackeys have created.

This may well be a long war, of decades or more — and we Muslims have to plan accordingly. We must affirm practical jihad — to take part in the fight to free our lands from the kuffar (unbelievers). Jihad is our duty.

In my opinion, the reason these three, seemingly, disparate political movements are merging is because they are similar at base. All three are founded on

1) resentment,

2) a worhip of power, and

3) an abhorrence of the idea that all people are created equal, to enjoy life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

To be sure, there is a sense in which all three of these founding principles are manifestations of the same central force. That is, they spring from a very deepseated inferiority complex, which gives rise to extreme oscillations between megalomania, and self-loathing.

This is why the Left believes it is their natural right to dictate the redistribution of wealth, and yet, they are willing to abase themselves at the altar of multiculturalism. This is also why we see the phenomenon of Muslims chanting Allahu Akbar (Allah is Greater) one minute, and then worrying about the humiliation of their god the next. And, likewise, this explains why neo-Nazis think Jews are inferior, and yet firmly believe they are wily enough to control the entire flow of geopolitical events.

Maybe, this coalescence of the three forces of evil is a natural occurence whose time has come. I believe so. I believe we are seeing the sides line up for a final battle.

The other day, Fjordman wrote a prescient essay, posted over at Gates of Vienna, in which he speculated that this new World War which we feel bubbling up from beneath us, is to be something else entirely from the previous global conflagrations we have seen:

I fear this is a world war. Maybe future historians will dub it the Multicultural World War. Just as WW1 was caused by Imperialism, WW2 by Fascism and the Cold War by Communism, this one will be caused by Multiculturalism. The term “the Multicultural World War” has been coined by Fjordman. I find this to be more accurate than “The Islamic World War” because what will cause this world war is Western cultural weakness, through Multiculturalism and Muslim immigration, rather than Islamic strength. As poster DP111 says, this world war may very well be in the form of a global civil war, where you get a succession of civil wars instead of countries invading other countries.

I see it as a kind of worldwide feeding frenzy with various factions of mankind jumping over each themselves to destroy each other. Eventually, I do not believe the center of the alliances will hold. Eventually, I believe we will see the phenomenon of our enemy killing himself. But, the question is, will this happen before, or after, our beautiful Western Civilization has been layed to waste?