I have long referred to Islam as pre-Marxian communism, as I believe both tyrannical political systems were purposely designed to elevate a small number of people to ultimate power and keep them there.
Both systems appear to have been designed to appeal to the less intelligent, causing them to believe they are somehow gaining a form of freedom when what they invariably wind up living under is slavery and oppression.
In the century just past, communism was directly or indirectly responsible for the deaths of between 100 and 200 million people, depending on whose numbers you believe, and left a wide swath of destruction, misery, and poverty everywhere it existed, and is still doing so today.
Islam, which had a thirteen century head start on communism, has similarly left a wide swath of destruction, misery, and poverty everywhere it has been, too, and has killed God-only-knows how many people in its fourteen century existence.
Sadly, here in the “enlightened” 21st Century, both authoritarian systems are alive and well, and rapidly spreading in many areas of the world – even right here in North America.
I still hear many of my fellow Americans saying that Ronald Reagan defeated communism. He did no such thing. What he did was drive it under the surface, where it has been festering ever since, but is now re-emerging in a very unlikely place – the White House itself.
Over the last three years, I have watched as Americans have built themselves a mental wall between what they want to believe, and the reality that is Barack Hussein Obama.
For some reason, most of my fellow citizens just cannot seem to wrap their minds around the idea that just maybe we Americans voted to elevate a Muslim communist to the highest office in the land back in November of 2008.
Speaking purely for myself, I believe we did exactly that. What is more, I believed it before I went to bed on election night.
I am of the opinion that Barack Hussein Obama has essentially two tasks to carry out:
- To punish this country for its history of relative prosperity by bringing it as low as he possibly can.
- Making the world safe for the expansion of true-believing Islam.
I know to many that sounds not a little crazy, but if you look carefully at this mysterious man and his actions since he took up residence in the White House, that is exactly what he has been doing.
As to item number one, We the People will have one chance to rectify that this November.
As for the second item, it may already be too late.
Via the Jerusalem Post:
Islamism: 21st century Communism
By Barry Rubin
The Region: Formation of the Muslim Brotherhood International bodes poorly for West, 250 million Arabs
Arise, you prisoners of starvation!
Arise, you wretched of the earth!
For justice thunders condemnation:
A better world’s in birth!
– opening words of “The Internationale”
On first glance, the sentiments expressed by the theme song of Communism would seem perfectly acceptable for radical Islamists, though some later verses make clear the Marxist movement’s secularism: “No Savior from on high delivers.”
The First International (International Workingmen’s Association) was founded in 1864; the Second, known as the International Socialist Congress, in 1889; the Third International, of Communist Parties, in 1919; and the Fourth Internationale, of Trotskyist Parties, in 1938.
Now, though nobody will use this terminology, it’s time for the Fifth Internationale – that of the Muslim Brotherhoods. For although the precise relationships among various Brotherhood groups have always been shadowy and despite the fact that there is no centralized organization of Brotherhood groups, there is a lot of coordination, including financial aid, among them.
Today, as always, the Egyptian branch is the largest and most powerful. Founded in 1928, having collaborated with Nazi Germany, then carried out terrorism in the 1940s and early 1950s, the Brotherhood was suppressed by Egypt’s radical nationalist regime. It was allowed to revive in the 1970s but was constantly under harassment, though at times it ran in elections. Now it has emerged as the strongest political force in Egypt, seemingly headed toward state power for the first time.
I feel like Sir Edward Grey, the British foreign secretary in 1914, who remarked at the onset of World War I: “The lamps are going out all over Europe. We shall not see them lit again in our time.”
Think about this: By the end of 2012 the overwhelming majority of Muslims in the Middle East – in Egypt, the Gaza Strip, Iran, Lebanon, Libya, Tunisia and Turkey, about a quarter-billion people in all – will be governed by radical Islamist regimes that believe in waging jihad on Israel and America, wiping Israel off the map, suppressing Christians, reducing the status of women to even lower than it is now, and in their right as the true interpreters of God’s will to govern as dictators.
You will find Barry Rubin’s entire piece here.