In his September 26, 2012 New York Times article “Backlash to the Backlash,” columnist Thomas Friedman writes glowingly about the response of moderate Muslims throughout the Islamic world that have decried the latest attacks of extremist fanatics on the West. He finds it heartening to see Libyans carrying signs like ” We want justice for Chris [Stephens]” (the murdered American Ambassador to Libya) and ” no more al Qaeda” – and demanding that armed militias disband.
It is all well and good for this writer to express lofty sentiments about the Muslim backlash but they are of no use in preventing future attacks or an escalation of the violence much less in providing an understanding of what is actually happening inside Islamic countries. Friedman’s is a typical example of the true liberal’s and the socialist’s heartfelt longing for a better world, a hope that that is based on the illusion that all human beings are perfectible by turning a blind eye to the very real destructive forces ( the emotional plague) that are operative in armored people.
The liberal’s longing and hope does nothing to stop the forces of fascist Muslims on the Right from pursuing their social agenda for violent world domination. On the Left, the pseudo-liberal/ communist, Barack Obama, in his thirst for power panders to these idle wishes of liberals by regularly pretending to offer hope and promises for a changed, better world that will come about when he succeeds in reaching out with his peace overtures to Muslim fanatics. Would that it was that easy.