Friday, 9 May 2014

When Extremes Meet: Nazism, Leftism & Islamism

The trick is, of course, to be against all totalitarian regimes and ideologies. 

The irony is that Nazis, Trots and Islamists share a hell of a lot. Yet Trotskyists pride themselves on their war with Nazis/fascists; just as Nazis/fascists pride themselves on their war with Trots/Communists. Why this endless and theatrical battle? It's praimraily because they are fighting over the same political bone: the complete political power required to bring about complete change.

Take Jew-hatred. Islamism, and Islam itself, is intrinsically anti-Semitic. That Jew-hatred, or anti-Judaism, goes back well over a thousand years before the creation of the state of Israel. Trot/commie Jew-hatred goes back to Marx, who had a Jewish heritage which he wanted to expunge or hide. Nonetheless, Marx spewed out a large amount of anti-Jewish hate and rhetoric. And Nazism... we know the score about Nazism/fascism.

So ain’t it ironic that British Nazi groups often rely on Leftist anti-Semitic material to augment their cause. So much that Nazi groups have advised their members or supporters to check out the Guardian’s stuff about the evil that is Israel. These will have been written by Islamists or communists/Trots. In addition, Nazis and Trots have travelled together to Israel in order to help bring about the extermination of Jews and the ending of state of Israel.

Islamists have also relied on Leftist ideology throughout the 20th century. The very idea of ‘the oppressed’ was borrowed from the Left. In addition, Leftist academics invented Israeli racism and apartheid (e.g., Chomsky, Ilan Pappe, etc.). Muslims lapped this up (as do Nazis).

So when I say that I'm against Nazi groups, it's not only because of their Jew-hatred. The thing is that there is always a lot of baggage which comes with Jew-hatred: such as a hatred of parliamentary democracy, totalitarianism, the romanticising of violence, the role of elite groups (‘the race’s consciousness’, ‘the consciousness of the working class’) and, of course, a hatred of Western capitalism (as in Hitler’s National Socialist Party).

When people reject Nazi, Islamist and Leftist Jew-hatred, they often also reject all the other shit which comes along with it.

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