My thesis on the relationship between progressivism and communism is that progressivism used communism strategically, as a tool to wipe out societies not under the influence of Anglophone super-protestants for later exploitation. I think the phenomenon of formerly communist countries becoming either sweatshops or sources of raw materials shows this to be the case.
Why capitalist, globalist, imperialist non-conformist English protestants would find common cause with the obscurantist, romantic lower-class and at least partly nationalist revolutions in places they had no contact is strange, but the proof of the pudding is in the making, and you can now pay $100 for a garish pair of basketball shoes that a former Vietnamese peasant got a few cents for making. I’m sure Uncle Ho is smiling down there somewhere!
But it’s the fact they had no contact with these places- couldn’t even send a missionary there, their elemental method of contact- that globalization by other means was necessary.
Golden Dawn America points out the raft of international scum and villainy of the jihadists in Syria. Syria has been for a long time a stable country under the control of a religious minority. Before you go screaming about minority rule, the Alawites are indigenous to the mountains of the heart of Syria and likely have a greater claim on the place than the wandering Sunni tribes of the eastern desert. The Assad family has ruled under a political philosophy of secular Arab nationalism. They have grossly violated the human rights of many, but mainly of people who were planning on grossly violating their human rights the first chance they got.
Syria’s main offense against the international order is in Lebanon, where they support Shiites against Christians and Sunnis. Lebanon was at one point a modern, Francophone, Western-oriented country until the chaos that enveloped the Middle East in the 70’s.
Syria is doubly offensive to the Sunni monarchies of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states because it is secular and non-Sunni. They would like to see the Assad government overthrown and replaced by a Sunni religious dictatorship like their own. They are in the orbit of Western capitalism by virtue of oil exports and they usually get what they want.
But it’s not so simple. Syria is militarily powerful and supported by Iran, which is also militarily powerful. The “Arab Spring” brought back into play the old English trick of using “democracy” to subvert countries not under their control. Libya and Egypt both had peace treaties with the West, but they found out how much those were worth. Assad did not care for the prospect of a democracy in which he would be dead of in jail at best- I’m guessing he saw the YouTube video of what happened to Khadafi- so he declined to be democratized.
It’s hard to see how the chaos and barbarism of a jihadist revolution could be seen as a positive thing by and English globalist capitalist, any more than the chaos and barbarism of a communist revolution was, but the history is there. There will be somebody to do business with, and in doing business the target nation will be suborned.
It’s easier to imagine Jews doing secret deals with the psychopathic riff-raff of remote places, they seem more foreign themselves. The Jew wanders, but the Englishman invades, and that he does so as a preacher as well as a trader makes him all the more dangerous.