Worse Than the Terrorists
Sure, Chomsky et. al. didn't fly the planes into buildings themselves, but it's their fault all the same.
[T]he political and cultural left in this country bears a responsibility for the 9/11 attacks and also for undermining and opposing the war on terror. Since 9/11, the left has been saying that America is responsible for all this, and that American foreign policy has produced a "blowback" of resistance from the Islamic world. But it's not America that's to blame, it's the policies and ideas of the left. Their ideas, their America, has produced the blowback. So they should be pointing the finger at themselves.And what exactly are these policies that so justifiably riled bin Laden and his gang? Oh, faggotry and the separation of church and state. Crap like that. No mention, by the way, of the spectacular incompetence of the Bush administration and the role that has played in undermining the Iraq war.
[Terrorists] see America as imposing its perverted culture, its sexual freedom, its extreme version of separation of church and state, on the rest of the world.But don't get D'Souza wrong. He's no Fallwell. His point is totally different because he doesn't claim god is punishing us for abortion and lesbianism. No, we're being punished by man for our spiritual failings. And that makes it ok.
But of course it's not America that is promoting all this, it is the cultural left. So it is the cultural left's view of America—a kind of Gomorrah on a hill—and its efforts to promote those values abroad that is the main source of anti-Americanism in the Muslim world.
Of course, implicit in D'Souza's argument is the notion that he actually agrees with bin Laden that America deserves to be attacked by Islamist mercenaries because of "how we use our freedom" (like, say, to be free). Bin Laden and D'Souza agree on what's wrong with America, and D'Souza obviously thinks that we should curtail our disgusting freedoms at home to placate the people who want to murder us. Charming. Who needs the Enlightenment anyway?
If memory serves, the cultural right in this country got a little pissed off when idiots like Ward Churchill stood up and blamed the victims for 9/11. I wonder what kind of abuse they'll dish out when it's one of their own.
Oh, right. There's no breaking of ranks in the war against the enemy at home.