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Subject:  The Crazy Left Explained: Great Essay Date:  8/18/2014  8:31 AM
Author:  isawbones Number:  739716 of 795234

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4602/new-romantics

"The Communists in Germany often gave their lives to prevent the Nazis from destroying their country. Many died in concentration camps. Brave idealists from many countries fought in the Spanish Civil War to prevent the fascist forces of Franco from taking over. But their heirs today march through the streets of European cities chanting "We are all Hamas now!" and worse, the genocidal, "Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas.""


"Something else happened, however, that was to have -- and still has -- a lasting effect on how these Romantics see the world. This was "Third Worldism," the cult of unexamined, misguided, and often exaggerated respect for the non-Western world. Built at first on understandable and even commendable instincts of pity for the poor and oppressed in Africa and Asia, this sympathy before long was turned into an instrument for hatred of the West. Here again, angry young people dreamed up shimmering visions of a Utopia