With such faddish and parochial grievance hobbies dominant across the postmodernist left, it makes sense, then, that such a clear field in France has opened up for Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Front, and it’s no wonder that the toxin of anti-Semitism has spread so deeply and obviously through Jeremy Corbyn’s laughing-stock Labour Party in the U.K. It should be unsurprising as well that the “anti-establishment” momentum in the United States that might have gone largely to socialist-lite Bernie Sanders has been usurped by the Muslim-baiting demagogue Donald Trump.
Only last month, Trump, who is admired quite fervently by a loud gaggle at the far-right fringes of Canada’s Conservative party, earned the “Pink Badge of Courage” award from the far-left millionaire activist cult that calls itself Code Pink. Whose side are these people on again?
“Sides”? How quaint.
Especially during the historic seismic upheaval of party ties south of the border, everyone’s clannish, tribal obsession with “Left” and “Right” is something that needs to be addressed, so Glavin addresses it — but can’t help lapsing into the same pattern at the very end.
If I understand Glavin correctly, we all have to fearlessly name the true enemy, once and for all, damn the consequences — as long as the person naming the true enemy isn’t a loud billionaire who has funny hair.
Or any other yucky “rightwingers.”