The jihadist movements are not tools that western pseudo-leftists - with their unstated but blatant contempt for non-westerners - can exploit for their own ends. They are the latest dreadful expression of the lasting damage that was done to non-western societies by the western empires, and one of their goals is to exploit the pseudo-leftists, who are all too stupid enough to be deceived. Neither the jihadists, with their bombs and their swords, nor the pseudo-leftists, with their textbooks and their leaflets, have anything to contribute to any pragmatic attempt to stop the theorising, stop the killing and get on with repairing that damage.Go on. Read the whole thing.
Friday, July 15, 2005
The end of politics
This splendid piece discusses the pseudo-left and jihadists.