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September 26, 2005

"Antiwar" Movement Is Anything But

Christopher Hitchens published a piece today that serves as a good reminder that what the revolting riffraff constituting the "antiwar" movement is against is America, not war.

International ANSWER, which has played a key roll in most of the major "antiwar" demonstrations since 9/11, has no problem whatsoever with military force when it is applied on behalf of totalitarian communism. It is a front group for the Workers World Party, which split off from Trotskyist communists because the latter disapproved of Soviet tanks rolling into Hungary in 1956 to crush those brave enough to aspire to freedom there. To the WWP, the only good place for a counter-revolutionary is under the treads of a tank.

Hitchens makes some good points about the folks behind the scenes of spectacles like the one in Washington last weekend, points you won't see raised in the New York Times:

To be against war and militarism, in the tradition of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, is one thing. But to have a record of consistent support for war and militarism, from the Red Army in Eastern Europe to the Serbian ethnic cleansers and the Taliban, is quite another. It is really a disgrace that the liberal press refers to such enemies of liberalism as "antiwar" when in reality they are straight-out pro-war, but on the other side. Was there a single placard saying, "No to Jihad"? Of course not. Or a single placard saying, "Yes to Kurdish self-determination" or "We support Afghan women's struggle"? Don't make me laugh. And this in a week when Afghans went back to the polls, and when Iraqis were preparing to do so, under a hail of fire from those who blow up mosques and U.N. buildings, behead aid workers and journalists, proclaim fatwahs against the wrong kind of Muslim, and utter hysterical diatribes against Jews and Hindus.

Most of the people who participate in these demonstrations are just useful idiots. But the ones running the show are something infinitely worse. They are the ones to whom useful idiots are useful — the ones who would like to see the Killing Fields of the Khmer Rouge and the gulags of the Soviet Union replace the USA. Without employing the concept of evil, their mentality would be impossible to fathom.

Thanks to Byron for the tip.

Posted by Van Helsing at September 26, 2005 10:23 PM


Here's more proof of the serious nature of the "peace" crowd:

WARNING... Indecent content...

Posted by: Mike's America at September 27, 2005 01:52 AM

Mike, "indecent" is putting it mildly.

Posted by: Van Helsing at September 27, 2005 08:38 AM

This website shows who supports who and it's a list of some very "unholy alliances". To say that these people are useful idiots is an understatement. They are outright zombies.

Posted by: Von Oyster at September 28, 2005 06:57 AM