Sunday, May 30, 2010

Nick Cohen: Who Will Stand Up To The Liberal Democrat Party's Extreme Right?

Something Nasty In The Woodshed:

. . .Let Baroness Tonge stand as an example of a malaise which has gripped hundreds of thousands of people who are playing with ideas previous generations would have described as fascist without hesitation. Instead of supporting the PLO-led Palestinian Authority, which for all its corruption and faults represents the best hope of a liberal democratic Palestine, she supports the clerical fascism of Hamas, and has gone to the Ba'athist tyranny of Syria to describe its leaders as "shrewd, plausible and actually very likeable".

. . . Do not dismiss her as an eccentric. Hers is a common and highly hypocritical version of Little Englandism found everywhere in modern liberalism. Instead of saying that they want the quiet life and to avoid foreign entanglements, its proponents hide their dislike of the policies of the rulers of their own countries behind a façade of insincere concern for the suffering of others abroad.


Blogger Kurt Langmann said...

Such hypocrisy. If someone announced they were bringing in ships to any country in the EU, say to supply rebels in the UK or Spain, and planned to bypass customs inspections of said country, those EU members would be crying bloody murder if their country's military didn't board those ships.
As a sidenote my youngest daughter arrived in Israel just as this news broke, but I'm not worried for her safety. There are crazies everywhere, including here in Canada, who commit random murders. Life goes on.

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