Why the Left Loathes Western Civilization, by Dennis Prager.
In Europe, Latin America, and America, the Left loathes Western civilization. Wherever there is conflict between the West — identified as white, capitalist, or of European roots — and the non-West, the Left portrays the West as the villain.
The Left describes any suggestion that anything Western is superior to anything non-Western [as as xenophobic, racist, and Fascist]. Likewise, the Left dismisses virtually all Western achievements, but regards criticism of anything non-Western as racist, chauvinistic, imperialist, colonialist, xenophobic, etc.
That is why the Left loathes Israel. If the Left actually cared about human rights, women’s rights, gay rights, or freedom of speech, religion, and the press, it would be wildly pro-Israel. But Israel, in the Left’s view, is white, European, and colonialist; in other words, Western. And the Palestinians are non-Western.
Why is the Left hostile to Western civilization? After decades of considering this question, Denis Prager concludes:
The Left hates standards – moral standards, artistic standards, cultural standards. The West is built on all three, and has excelled in all three.
[The Left] hates standards because when there are standards, there is judgment. And Leftists don’t want to be judged.
Sort of like a union of self-serving mediocrities and slackers, who don’t want to be seen as that.
And finally, we come to the Left’s loathing of the religions of Western civilization — the Judeo-Christian religions, with their clear standards of right and wrong.
Bible-based religions affirm a morally judging God. For the Left, that is anathema. For the Left, the only judging allowed is Leftist judging of others. No one judges the Left. Neither man nor God.