I want to point out that I respect Dinesh D'Sousza as an author. I have read three of his prior books and they are first rate offerings. Nobody should mistake D'Souza with the Lew Rockwell or Pat Buchanan crowd. His dissent is in the vein of Stephen Schwartz and should be handled differently.
The notion that Muslims are enraged because of American pop- culture has been a staple of the Michael Savage show. Yet what Muslims say for public consumption and do in the privacy of their own homes are seperate. The notion of blood crazed Jihadis partying at a topless bar the night before 9-11 is not unfamiliar to people with an interest in the events. This also has to do with relaxing the laws before one becomes a martyr.
D'Souza gets the role of the far left in the Islamo-Commie Axis half right. The commie left and Jihadis have much in common. They have worked together to topple the Shah and then the mullahs offed the commies. A broken clock is correct twice a day. Both Commies and Jihadis seek global hegemony and Utopia in this world. Commies and Jihadis divide the world into the house of war and peace. Both have a history of subversion and terror is seeking hegemony and their Utopia. Both are internationalist
movements and both attempt to erase nationalism. VS Naipul describes the reality of Islam as a form of colonialism where only some imagined Arab ancestor and the sands of Arabia are sacred.
The role of the Commie left has been to Disneyfy the realities of Islamic history and cuture. Moreover, the far left nutures every grievence, no matter how absurd and inane. One can easily find Lynne Stewart or Ron "Commie" er Kuby preparing their defense in court. One will find Noam Chimpanzee or the thrice fired Commie joke from DePaul preparing their talking points. The Commies have placed Muslims atop their Marcuse based victims pyramid. How a colonial people with 1400 years of brutality became oppressed remains a mystery. Then again how college professors are paid to espouse melanin theory and get jobs right after walking out of jail on terrorism charges speaks vollumes about the Marxist gulag or old Bolshevik network in higher education.
D'Souza is not 100% wrong in that the ultimate enemy are Marxist left. One can not deal with the threat of Jihadism with far left types undermining every step. Nor was the Cold War myths about American leftists true. There were Commie spies in America
and plenty of front groups. The American Communist party was run by the Soviets. Hiss and the Rosenbergs were guilty beyond doubt. Members of the Peace movement did meet with Communists and serve in their propoganda campaigns.
The Cold War mistakes are all the more reason that domestic spying and trials are needed. The notion of privacy has never covered criminal acts such as treason. Moreover, being a Communist or a Jihadi or a member of front organizations itself meets the standard of probable cause.
The government should place people who violate laws on trial. Who at Code Pink gave the instruction to give funds to our enemies in Falujah. The penalty should either be death or denaturalization and deportation to North Korea. Jihadis punishments should be proportional to the crime. The key mistake of the cold war was not placing
commies on trial for their actions. This failure has allowed a myth of innocent victims of a cruel government to flourish. The reality is Communists are part of a genocidal movement that seeks the violent demise of the US government. Nor does the Fisrt Amendment cover treason or sedition.
The Government can aid itself by eliminating all student loans for all majors that do not lead to probable employment. The loans and research grants should be eliminated for all Universities that do not reformulate the Liberal Arts base to incude 24 business credits. If you want to be a sociology major you will do it on your own dime.
D'Souza correctly points out the dangers of the far left. He jumps to the wrong conclusions about the future of our country. Most Muslims in this country are not blood thirsty Jihadis. We need to cut off all foreign money going to US religious institutions and lobbying groups. This will allow men like Stephen Schwartz to reclaim the mosques from the jihadis. We need to reduce the number of Muslim immigrants.
Let CAIR and American Universities find domestic donors to fund their messages. The result will probably be the creation of subsidiaries of foreign firms trying to circumvent the law.
Beamish in 08