Skip to comments.The Left and the Theocrats
Posted on 02/13/2020 11:54:41 PM PST by Rummyfan
Kim Ghattas, a correspondent for the BBC, gave a remarkably frank interview to her home network about her new book, Black Wave, an account of the SaudiIranian rivalry that has warped life and politics in much of the Islamic world.
What struck me about the interview is that the Beirut-born Ghattas is much more plain and direct about the disastrous role played by leftist Western intellectuals particularly French thinkers such as Michel Foucault, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Simone de Beauvoirin encouraging and enabling the rise of Ayatollah Khomeini and his repressive model of Islamic government.
It is worth remembering that the Iranian theocracy was a great project of the secular Western Left.
Foucault welcomed Khomeinis revolution as the first of the grand insurrections against global systems. Sartre traveled to Tehran to flack for Khomeini. The French Left celebrated Khomeini as the Islamic Lenin. (American conservatives might have said much the same thing, but the French Left meant that as praise.) Andrew Young, Jimmy Carters ambassador to the United Nations, hailed Khomeini as a saint. Many of those intellectuals stood by their judgment, though some of them, such as Simone de Beauvoir, recoiled from Tehrans treatment of women and minorities.
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I don't doubt that one bit. The secular Western Left believed and published every word Mao told them about China's invasion of Tibet.
Of course when those lies could no longer be supported by the Western press they flipped and became Tibet's biggest supporters weeping and wailing for their suffering. Way too late to help them but, oh, did they love them.
Leftists are scum!
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