By Kyle | May 2, 2011
A beyond-shameless Daily Kos contributor on the rather fortunate demise of Osama Bin Laden:
No matter how inevitable bin Laden’s death may have been, we should be careful not to characterize it as a victory. At minimum, his story serves to illuminate our own failure to create an equitable society…
The same writer blames Bill Clinton (!) for being so rah-rah about capitalism that he helped birth Bin Ladenism:
While bin Laden’s ideological justification for violence may have been anathema to our own understanding of world peace, it did not emerge in a vacuum. For elevating capitalism to monolithic proportions, Bill Clinton must shoulder some blame for both creating the fertile soil within which al-Qaeda thrived as well as for failing to grasp to full potential of bin Laden’s allure among the deprived and marginalized.
I thought it would take a bit longer than this for the far left to get all droopy-eyed. It seems I was wrong: They have immediately noticed that someone who hated a lot of the same stuff they hated has departed this earth. The enemy of my enemy, etc.
Rather, if we truly seek an end to this conflict, we must couple his death with our own redemption by acknowledging the harm inherent in capitalist totalitarianism and renouncing violence in all its forms. Without this, all we’ve managed to do is kill an elderly diabetic with a big mouth.
See, “capitalist totalitarianism,” or the American market economy, is just another flavor of jihad. Or something. Feel free to pass along other examples of far-left wingnuttery.