If you're not familiar with Noam Chomsky, he's touted as "the L. Ron Hubbard of the New Left," ..."He is for many of us our rabbi, our preacher, our rinpoche, our sensei." Here's the lowdown on this lowdown from FrontPageMagazine.
He's called the intellectual inspiration for Michael Moore and the foundation for what little intellectual underpinnings Cindy Sheehan and her Code Pinko movement are capable of expressing.
This is where the ideas that "Bush is the biggest terrorist" and the "U.S. and fundamentalist Christians are a greater threat" crapola comes from.
It should be no surprise to anyone that the dictators like Chavez, or the even crazier Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad find so much in common with each other and the America haters on the left.
After all, both of these loons invest their oil billions to violently oppress their own people while they put into place a world order that runs directly counter to the ideals of freedom and opportunity that both the United States and United Nations represent. And just as President Bush pointed out in his speech the day before, they blame all their problems on the United States. That message finds a ready audience among the American left where delusion and indulging the prejudice of anti-Bush hatred substitutes for reality.
"Now is the time to not allow our hands to be idle or our souls to rest until we save humanity."
Mini Me, UN Address, September 20, 2006
At some point, lefties who swallow the Kool Aid have to be conflicted by these two self-appointed saviors of mankind. It must be difficult to support a man like Chavez who plans to build a natural gas pipeline up to 9,000 km cutting right through the heart of the Brazilian rain forest. Chavez's support for Iran's development of nuclear weapons technology also gets barely a peep from those who claim that U.S. nuclear weapons and environmental exploitation are threats to the planet.
And just as environmental and anti-nuclear concerns are swept away, the leftwing guardians of morality willfully ignore the Chavez record on human rights.
- Venezuela: Court Orders Trial of Civil Society Leaders
- Venezuela: Rights Lawyer Faces Judicial Persecution
- Venezuela: Curbs on Free Expression Tightened
- Court-Packing Law Threatens Venezuelan Democracy
- Venezuela: Investigate Charges of Abuses Against Protestors
- Venezuela's Supreme Court Upholds Prior Censorship and "Insult Laws"
- Investigate Killings of Opposition Supporters in Venezuela
- Venezuela: Investigate Killings of Demonstrators
In March of this year I asked "If Bush is Hitler, What is Venezuela's Hugo Chavez?" Beatings and REAL torture of political opponents, firings from state jobs, restricting freedom of the press, freedom of opposition parties and stacking the courts. Peter Mork gives the details in Real Clear Politics.
You can bank on the moral equivalence crowd to insist somehow that the U.S. is just as bad. But they won't find a comparable example of REAL torture or other civil rights abuses of U.S. citizens. Heck, we're still waiting for ONE example of a citizen whose civil liberties have been infringed by the Patriot Act. Surely, by now, Ted Kennedy, Howard Dean and the handwringers who would handcuff our efforts to keep us safe would have found at least ONE.
The problem with the left today is the same problem they faced with delusion towards other threats to freedom. Whether it's the Nazis or communists, you'll find a leftie who would rather embrace the monsters of our past and future than confront that evil and unite with their fellow countrymen.
I'm reminded of the harsh and biting words of truth spoken so many years ago by founding father Samuel Adams:
'If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.'