Beats the hell out of me. But Mark Steyn sure hits it the nail right on the head.
In theory, if you’d wanted to construct an enemy least likely to appeal to the progressive Left — wife-beating, gay-bashing theocrats would surely be it. But Islamism turned out to be the ne plus ultra of multiculti diversity-celebration — for what more demonstrates the boundlessness of one’s “tolerance” than by tolerating the intolerant. The Europeans’ fetishization of the Palestinians — whereby the more depraved the suicide bombers are the more brutalized they must have been by the Israelis — has, in effect, been globalized.
Anyone who’s mooched about the Muslim world for even brief amounts of time is struck by what David Pryce-Jones calls its “intellectual poverty”: It has a remarkable lack of curiosity about anything beyond its horizons. That hobbled it for centuries in its wars against the west. But our multicultural mindset is its mirror image: For isn’t the principle characteristic of “multiculturalism” its almost total lack of curiosity about other cultures? The multicultis make bliss of ignorance: You don’t need to know anything about Islam, you just have to feel warm and fluffy about it, and slap that “CO-EXIST” bumper sticker on your Subaru.
Oh that’s right…I forgot… even though the Islamists say they must kill gays, and they actually do kill gays, the real threat is President Bush! Because of those imagined, yet soon-to-be-constructed, gay concentration camps in Montana. That’s why the American Gay Leftists join in the anti-war protests that embolden the enemies of America!
Silly me, I keep forgetting…..