Monday, June 10, 2024

Cathy Young has Kooky Conspiracy Theories

The ex-Moslem Somali Ayaan Hirsi Ali writes:
The question, of course, is who is doing the subverting. Who is trying to unravel America and the West? ...

The first: American Marxists. This category includes old card-carrying communists, red-diaper baby socialists, antifa anarchists, and many of whom we now call woke. ...

The second force is the radical Islamists, who are riding the coattails of the communists to power. A good example is the Muslim Brotherhood and its many tentacles. ...

The third force is the Chinese Communist Party. ...

What unites these enemies? On the surface, they have little in common. ... But they have wisely chosen the same common enemy: the West.

She does not mention the Jews, but Cathy Young, an ex-Russian Jewish Trump-hater, has apparently deduced that woke American Marxist is a codeword for Jewish Leftist. Young writes:
THE LATEST SENSATION in the “heterodox” media ecosystem is a long essay by celebrated author and activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali titled “We Have Been Subverted.” Bari Weiss, whose Free Press website published it this week, touted it as “one of the year’s most important essays.” Ali’s husband, British historian Niall Ferguson, called it “essential.” Several tweets linking to the essay went viral.

In fact, the essay is notable mainly for one thing: it represents a startling plunge, for Ali and evidently for the Free Press, into outright, unabashed conspiracy theory.

The core of Ali’s argument is that much of today’s social and cultural turmoil in the United States and more generally in Western countries — or, at least, the destabilizing trends on the left — are the product of deliberate anti-Western subversion.

Wow, Ali explicitly says that these forces are not conspiring.

Apparently Ali hit a nerve. Young does not even try to deny Ali's main arguments. I guess Young thinks that Jews legitimately want to destroy the West, and so criticizes talking about it as a conspiracy theory.

Young also attack Trump all the time, and her criticisms are on this same childish level. Name-calling, and no substance.

1 comment:

CFT said...

I believe the Jews (as a culture or group) have their own cultural agendas on numerous things. From the outside looking in, It often looks like a man ferverishly sawing on a tree branch while sitting on the outside of the cut, thinking himself incredibly clever.

It's not that any particular group shouldn't have agendas, as literally EVERYONE has them, but that their agendas need to take into account that many of the things they do actually undermines their own cultural foundations and support systems without much apparent consideration. What makes it so tragic is a culture's inability to recognize they have done the same self destructive thing over and over so many times before.

The short:
The Jewish people will not survive on their own. They presently have only one ally that supplies them with the material/financial means to pretend they are independent, much like a child living on their parent's money in college believing they are self sufficient adults.

Sadly, short sighted presumptuous behavior has been the reoccurring historical bane and Achilles heel of the Jewish people since even before the old testament. Where Hubris walks, tragedy stalks.

"Hubris calls for nemesis, and in one form or another it's going to get it, not as a punishment from outside but as the completion of a pattern already started."

Mary Midgley

"If one sins against the laws of proportion and gives something too big to something too small to carry it - too big sails to too small a ship, too big meals to too small a body, too big powers to too small a soul - the result is bound to be a complete upset. In an outburst of hubris the overfed body will rush into sickness, while the jack-in-office will rush into the unrighteousness that hubris always breeds."