Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Leftist Perfidy Awareness Week

You have to wonder whether David Horowitz's Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week is really intended to raise awareness of Islamic inspired terrorism and oppression, or if the real target is the intellectual and moral bankruptcy of the American Left. Intentional or not, IFAW is a near irresistible trap for the more deranged liberals.

Josh Marshall doesn't even bother to address the appropriateness of the term Islamo-Fascism, so eager is he to attack the apostate Horowitz (Horowitz was a leftist until the dishonesty of the movement becaem too muich for him) and everyone to the right of Josef Stalin in Talking Points Memo:
Did you know it was Islamofascism Awareness Week? And have you thought about what you're going to do to raise awareness about this concept the loss of which would be such a devastating blow to the vanity and intellectual pretensions of countless right-wing bloggers and editorialists throughout the English-speaking world?
And the clearinghouse for the anti-Horowitz movement (via little green footballs), the clumsily (and ironically) named National Project to Defend Dissent & Critical Thinking in Academia has whipped itself into a frenzy in its eagerness to suppress anything that Horowitz has to say. This, in spite of the lofty slogan in its sidebar:
"...if is crucial that we who belong to the academic community join togehter to protect those who are the targets of repressive tactics..."
Yada-yada-yada, these simpletons are as longwinded as they are totally incapable of recognizing the irony of their fight to smother speech with which they disagree, if it comes from someone on the Right.

Personally, I think "Islamo-barbarism" comes closer to the truth, but if Horowitz can use "Islamo-Fascism" to whip America's enemies within into a froth of self-exposure, more power to him.