Thursday, April 20, 2006

No Left Turns!

Most people are shocked and disgusted by the reality of Islam once they come to understand it as it is rather than as they think it is or think it should be or think it must be. Islam is a violent poligion, a fascist political religion of crime and murder and slavery and extermination. Not what we think of when we think about religion. Oh. Except when we hear Left idiots going on about Christianity. And let's not forget the Jews. The rest of us, finding out about the reality of Islam, forgoing the usual ideological crap that floats past in smelly clumps of cliches, find that the reality of Islam is a frightening and dangerous thing to everyone, including Muslims.

Islam is so bad that even Leftists can't tolerate the stench any longer. They're giving it up as too disgusting to carry any longer. OK, only sort of.

Today the Euston Manifesto hit the airwaves. Today people make a fuss about the trendy idiots who till yesterday were dragging the weltschmertz of islamophobia around like the dead dog it is.Today everything is different. Today they know the truth, have always known the truth, and are telling us the truth. Tomorrow you'll hear it everywhere and not find a Leftist anywhere who hasn't been proclaiming it from rooftops for years.

One lousy meeting in a London pub and the Lefties make the news. We go into our 15th weekly meeting this evening, Thursday from 7-9:00 pm at Vancouver Public Library in the atrium to do our parts to change this situation for the better. By God, if I hear people going on about the Euston Declaration I promise I will scream.

Join us before those monkeys hijack the agenda yet again and drag us further into madness and dhimmitude.

We wear blue scarves. You'll see us. You won't be alone in your thoughts that Islam is evil and that the Left is slimy. Join us before we lose again to the Left.


The Euston Manifesto

This is the Website of a new democratic progressive alliance. Click on the link at the foot of the preamble to read the rest of our statement of principles. Please link to:, email: "manifesto" at the domain "", or phone: 07967 026293.

The Euston Manifesto

Wednesday, 29 March 2006

A. Preamble

We are democrats and progressives. We propose here a fresh political alignment. Many of us belong to the Left, but the principles that we set out are not exclusive. We reach out, rather, beyond the socialist Left towards egalitarian liberals and others of unambiguous democratic commitment. Indeed, the reconfiguration of progressive opinion that we aim for involves drawing a line between the forces of the Left that remain true to its authentic values, and currents that have lately shown themselves rather too flexible about these values. It involves making common cause with genuine democrats, whether socialist or not.

The present initiative has its roots in and has found a constituency through the Internet, especially the "blogosphere". It is our perception, however, that this constituency is under-represented elsewhere — in much of the media and the other forums of contemporary political life.

The broad statement of principles that follows is a declaration of intent. It inaugurates a new Website, which will serve as a resource for the current of opinion it hopes to represent and the several foundation blogs and other sites that are behind this call for a progressive realignment.


D. Conclusion

It is vitally important for the future of progressive politics that people of liberal, egalitarian and internationalist outlook should now speak clearly. We must define ourselves against those for whom the entire progressive-democratic agenda has been subordinated to a blanket and simplistic "anti-imperialism" and/or hostility to the current US administration. The values and goals which properly make up that agenda — the values of democracy, human rights, the continuing battle against unjustified privilege and power, solidarity with peoples fighting against tyranny and oppression — are what most enduringly define the shape of any Left worth belonging to.


This is what happens when you sit and do nothing. The old game players play a new game same as the old game. We're getting had, folks, and there's no one to complain to if you don't move to prvent this further hijacking of reality. Join us. Make some effort in your own lives. Vancouver. Library. Atrium. Thursday evening. 7-9:00 pm. People wearing blue scarves.

You in your place, you can do this too. If you won't act, then you'll lose to the Left, the new New Left, same as the old New Left. Join us. Make your own life happen. Get involved in your own life!

1 comment:

Pastorius said...

Calm down, Dag. This effort is led by Norm Geras. Hardly, a guy who has a track record of appeasing Islamists.

It's interesting that you, an atheist, are more upset by this than I, a Bible-believing Christian.