A chilling new video features photos of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter honcho Jack Dorsey covered with bullets – and reportedly threatens to retaliate for attempts to suspend social media accounts linked to the radical Islamic jihadists.
The 25-minute video – titled “Flames Of The Supporters” – was uncovered on the social-media site Telegram that ISIS frequents.
Nothing about ISIS and terrorism is funny. But this is kind of funny. At times, you can only laugh at the absurd times and world in which we now live.
Mark Zuckerberg is one of a long list of financially successful leftists who apologizes for Islam every chance he gets. It’s a chance to appear as compassionate, big-minded and publicly sensitive even though it’s frankly idiotic and royally stupid. And this is what happens.
Last December, in the wake of the ISIS attacks in Paris, Zuckerberg, like other self-conscious, camera-preening progressive leftists, rushed to Islam’s defense. Here’s what he said in December:
“I want to add my voice in support of Muslims in our community and around the world,” Mr. Zuckerberg wrote in Facebook post on Wednesday night, in which he again invoked his newborn child. “After the Paris attacks and hate this week, I can only imagine the fear Muslims feel that they will be persecuted for the actions of others.
“As a Jew,” he wrote, “my parents taught me that we must stand up against attacks on all communities. Even if an attack isn’t against you today, in time attacks on freedom for anyone will hurt everyone.
“If you’re a Muslim in this community, as the leader of Facebook I want you to know that you are always welcome here and that we will fight to protect your rights and create a peaceful and safe environment for you.”
You cannot claim to detest the actions of a group or movement while ignoring its motives and ideals. It’s even more ludicrous to claim to detest the actions of a group while embracing its motives and ideals. This would be like ignoring the intellectual and political roots of Nazism, or even upholding them, while claiming to condemn the actions of Nazis. Remember that Islam is not only a religion. It’s not like the Amish, wishing to live in an earlier era without bothering anybody. Islam teaches Jihad, a holy war to end all holy wars to impose the faith on all who do not wish to submit. According to Islam, Jihad trumps the Declaration of Independence; like it or not, this makes Islam not just a religion, but a political movement, something sneering progressives like Zuckerberg routinely ignore.
Leftists like Zuckerberg need a victim group to protect. Whether it’s motivated by atonement for guilt over their success (see yesterday’s article), since leftists are so often well-off, or whether it’s something else, that’s what he’s doing here. He creates kind of a straw man in reverse as a victim group – mass numbers of moderate Muslims who supposedly do not support or sympathize with ISIS – who are subject to brutal acts of terror on a daily basis, by white racists and others, terror rivaling what Jews went through in Nazi Germany, or blacks under the regime of slavery. There’s little to no evidence to support such a narrative, yet the narrative is taken for granted as Zuckerberg and other leftists like him publicly swoon over their love for Islam. “Look at me. I’m a Jew. And even I love Islam. And those poor Muslims being oppressed on a daily basis.” Where are they?
Zuckerberg gets lots of warm fuzzy feelings, the celestial equivalent of “likes” on the Facebook he founded, from other progressive leftists who represent the mainstream and establishment of academia, government, media and even corporate culture today for showing how much he cares about Islam. But being in the mainstream does not make you right. Zuckerberg can protect himself more easily than most from ISIS-inspired threats, and can better afford the luxury of private security, and the like, to help him avoid the onslaught of Islamic-inspired violence. Nobody should begrudge him his financial success. But to excuse away the ideology of a movement so single-mindedly dedicated to the destruction of individual rights, including private property rights, that leftists like Zuckerberg take for granted is truly inexcusable and disgusting.
In the 1960s and 1970s, progressives and leftists spent a lot of time and energy trying to excuse rapists, murders and other authentic criminals by blaming it on racism and income inequality. Fundamentally nothing has changed. Back then, there used to be a joke about a liberal (leftist) getting mugged, and suddenly becoming a hard-on-crime conservative. “The liberal getting mugged by reality” was a metaphor for much. I’m reminded of that joke when I hear of the threats against Zuckerberg by ISIS. Zuckerberg has been mugged by reality, only he will never allow himself to know it, because, I suppose, there’s more to be gained by appearing as a progressive in front of others than speaking, thinking or allowing oneself to know the actual truth.
Theoretically, ISIS should be less hard on Zuckerberg and other progressives for their decisive defense of Islam every chance they get. After all, he loves the ideology in whose name they do what they do. As everyone will ultimately come to learn the hard way, Islam and ISIS are far more consistent than the woefully inadequate, complacent and arrogant leftists we have hired to protect us could ever hope to be.
Follow Dr. Hurd on Facebook. Search under “Michael Hurd” (Rehoboth Beach DE). Get up-to-the-minute postings, recommended articles and links, and engage in back-and-forth discussion with Dr. Hurd on topics of interest. Also follow Dr. Hurd on Twitter at @MichaelJHurd1