[Marxism] Fwd: Syrian Fascism and the Western Left | therawrreport.net
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Tue May 9 08:03:49 MDT 2017
The Western Leftist denialism of the Syrian revolution is Orientalism
101; gullible Arabs and Muslims perpetually subjected to manipulation
and whose political consciousness can only be activated by Leftist
ideologues. Brown people are just the white man's proxies unless the
irrelevant White Left says otherwise. It’s textbook narcissism.
Counter-revolutionaries appeared on Russia's state propaganda channel
early in 2011 to say that Russia was preventing an American takeover of
Syria. What was actually happening was that the Assad regime was using
Russian weapons and political support to murder, torture and rape those
involved in a non-violent democratic uprising. Should we see a
difference between Tariq Ali and your average neo-con telling Fox News
that only American support is stopping an Iranian take-over of Israel?
At least the average neo-con does not pretend to be a “revolutionary” or
a '”radical.” Western Leftists have found it easier to sympathize with,
say, Gaza than with Syria. What makes the victim important to an average
American anti-imperialist? The criminal. Israel is seen as the worst
monster on the block, no matter what the death toll actually dictates.
The hypocrisy is astounding. Indeed, Assad, Gaddafi, Saddam Hussein, and
all the Israeli leaders are/were mass murderers, but as long as American
Leftists only condemn Israel and refuse to condemn anyone else they
remain in the same position as their neo-con opponent; a racist who is
terribly ignorant about the region. If you read those who dominate the
liberal-left press you would believe that the Free Syria Army never
existed, the Syrian people gassed themselves, Assad is a secularist and
anti-imperialist, the revolution was a sectarian and foreign plot from
the start, and that the West must ally with Assad to stop extremism. All
of this has no basis in reality, unless you watch Iranian and Russian
propaganda 24/7, and that’s exactly what the Palestine solidarity
community has been doing.
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