Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Useful Idiots

While doing a search of Lenin's term in face of today's news, I came across an old post at American Thinker that just jumped off the screen at me. It is written by Amil Imani, an Iranian born American citizen and a pro democracy advocate. It is worth anyones time to read and digest it all. A few pull quotes to whet the appetite.

Islam enjoys a large and influential ally among the non—Muslims: A new generation of 'Useful Idiots,' the sort of people Lenin identified living in liberal democracies who furthered the work of communism. This new generation of Useful Idiots also lives in liberal democracies, but serves the cause of Islamofascism—another virulent form of totalitarian ideology.

Useful Idiots are na�ve, foolish, ignorant of facts, unrealistically idealistic, dreamers, willfully in denial or deceptive. They hail from the ranks of the chronically unhappy, the anarchists, the aspiring revolutionaries, the neurotics who are at war with life, the disaffected alienated from government, corporations, and just about any and all institutions of society. The Useful Idiot can be a billionaire, a movie star, an academe of renown, a politician, or from any other segment of the population.

Arguably, the most dangerous variant of the Useful Idiot is the 'Politically Correct.' He is the master practitioner of euphemism, hedging, doubletalk, and outright deception...

Talk about a wake up call from someone who has been there and sees what is happening in our own country. Chilling. I repeat, read the whole thing.