Below is a brief guest-essay from our Pennsylvania correspondent Brad Lena.
The Conundrum: Progressivism and Islam
by Brad Lena
In America, particularly in the Academy, history and culture are taught as understood by Progressive ideology.
In general, law, politics, economics, gender, race, sexuality and religion are constructs imposed by those with sufficient will to power. The United States being a case in point; just ask them.
Progressives, understanding that the human being is compliant and malleable, seek to address this by the concept of “white privilege” The idea being that once white people come to understand that their white privilege is centuries old and deeply implanted in the white worldview, they will assume a more just, fair, inclusive and loving understanding of their crimes against humanity.
The question is will Islam be subject to the same ideological and most likely legal sanctions? Or will Progressives make the argument that only White Americans are the perpetrators of privilege? It is self-evident that Islamic values are the antithetical to Progressive values. Islamic culture and values have been particularly resistant to the Progressive nuanced understanding of human action.
In the modern era, ideology — supported by technology, infrastructure, reliability and access — is impervious to conflicting evidence. Unfortunately for Progressives, evidence that Islam is in conflict with every value they hold dear is stark and abundant. Where are the celebrity pledges of solidarity with the women, homosexuals, transgendered, atheists, and animal rights advocates who are being suppressed or slaughtered (remember, Christians don’t count)?
Where are academics and editorialists demanding that Muslims in America must accommodate to Progressive modernism or face sanction, legal prosecution, insults and condemnation similar to those brought to bear against the plague of white privilege?
Where are the protests? Why hasn’t ESPN weighted in on this issue? Now that The Donald has broken the PC taboo, Progressives will be confronted on their silence, duplicity and betrayal of the people who believe them here and abroad. If not, the 50%+ of American Muslims who desire Sharia Law will remind them.