The Left has ceased, in any serious intellectually honest discussion, to be liberal. The Jacobins took over about a decade ago when “intersectional” causes supporting various victim-classes was introduced and then integrated into all American left causes during the Obama years.
Case in point: the 2017 Dyke March Chicago banned “Jewish Pride flags” because those flags feature a rainbow with a Star of David in the center. The Windy City Times, an LGBT publication reported Saturday:
“Sadly, our celebration of dyke, queer and trans solidarity was partly overshadowed by our decision to ask three individuals carrying Israeli flags superimposed on rainbow flags to leave the rally. This decision was made after they repeatedly expressed support for Zionism during conversations with Dyke March Collective members.”
“People asked me if I was a Zionist and I said ‘yes, I do care about the state of Israel but I also believe in a two-state solution and an independent Palestine,'” Grauer said. “It’s hard to swallow the idea of inclusion when you are excluding people from that. People are saying ‘You can be gay but not in this way.’ We do not feel welcomed. We do not feel included.”
Can you feel the tolerance and inclusiveness?
But in the age of intersectional causes, the country with the best record in the Middle East (possibly in the world?) in its acceptance and treatment of the LGBT community is unacceptable to American liberals. How stupid and self-defeating can they be?
Believing in a “pinkwashing” movement has got to be one of the most hypocritical positions ever held by so-called enlightened human beings. It’s not only offensive, it’s blatant discrimination against Israeli LGBT people with deep roots in homophobia, ignorance, anti-Semitism and political opportunism.
Those aren’t my words…I quoted everything in the previous sentence, word-for-word verbatim, from a recent piece in Newsweek by H.Alan Scott, a gay Jew. How can a gay pride parade be homophobic, you ask? I don’t know, but those discordant positions are about the same in their illogic as supporting Palestinian causes aligned with the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas and Hizbollah, organizations which handle homosexuality by killing its practitioners.
This is part of the official statement from the Dyke March, as published by the Windy City Times:
The Chicago Dyke March Collective is explicitly not anti-Semitic, we are anti-Zionist. The Chicago Dyke March Collective supports the liberation of Palestine and all oppressed people everywhere.
What an absolute load of hypocritical gaystapo horse manure from a group that calls itself “more inclusive, more social justice-oriented” than the regular Chicago gay pride parade. The “liberation of Palestine,” everyone knows, would hand political control over to groups that do not recognize Israel’s right to exist, and have called for the elimination of Jews all over the world.
If that’s not the definition of “anti-Semitic” (actually, it is) then there’s no logic left in the world. Of course, from groups that deny scientific and biological facts to replace them with their own personal fantasies, we shouldn’t expect much intellectual rigor, or even basic coherence. They can only manufacture ugliness and rage–when they run out of conservative targets, they go after their own.
This is why the American left will eventually self-consume, just like the Jacobins did in post-revolutionary France. Those who side with the left will find themselves handing power to a new Napoleon, just like they did.