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This past week, the chief proponent of Jihadi Islam and the use of terror to force people to believe in his religion, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran, traveled to Latin America to create an alliance with three atheistic Communists:  Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua, and Rafael Correa of Ecuador.

This emerging “Marxist-Islamist entente,” as it has been described, has caught a lot of folks by surprise.  How in the world, they ask, could Chavez toast Ahmadinutjob by hailing him as the leader of “a revolution kindred to the Venezuelan revolution: the Islamic revolution.”

What could the imposition of atheistic Marxism upon a society, Chavez’s goal, have in common with the imposition of a theocracy?  The answer must be, can only be for these puzzled folks, the bond of anti-Americanism.

As an editorial in the conservative New York Sun expresses it:

That the left makes common cause with the Islamists is one of the bizarre facts of modern geopolitics. The only thing Marxists like Messrs. Chavez, Ortega, and Correa have in common today with the likes of Mr. Ahmadinejad is a hatred of America. That is the foundation on which the Marxist-Islamist scheme is formed and the motivation behind any actions it carries out.

The New York Sun is almost infinitely superior to the New York Times in its understanding of the world.  It is well aware of the dangers of the alliance of Marxists and Islamists to America’s national security.

Yet the common bond between the two is far, far deeper than a simple emotion of hate.  The bond is as deep as you get.  It is metaphysical.  That is because Marx and Mohammed share the same view on the nature of reality.

Their fundamental bond – thus that between Chavez and Ahmadinejad – is a denial of the Law of Non-Contradiction.

I told you the bond was deep.  Go prepare yourself.  We’re going deep.

Far more than a rule of logic, the Law of Non-Contradiction is the basic statement of the way reality works. It was first put into words by Aristotle:

“It is impossible for the same attribute at once to belong and not to belong to the same thing and in the same relation.” Metaphysics 1005b20.

Contradictions exist only between thoughts, not in the world. This is also known as “common sense.” Both Marx and Mohammed disagree.

That reality is contradictory is the basic tenet of Dialectical Materialism – the philosophy of Marx, Engels, and Lenin – and of philosophical Islam, for which it is blasphemous to claim Allah is subject to the Law of Non-Contradiction as that would limit and bind him in the “chains of logic.”

If reality is contradictory and logic is an illusion, then you are left with only one way to resolve conflicts and disagreements: violently. For Marxists and Moslems, change in the world consists of contradictory opposing forces – exploiters and exploited, believers and infidels – overcoming or being overcome.

Thus both Marx and Mohammed, Chavez and Ahmadinejad, are advocates of apocalyptic totalitarianism.

For both, “nothing is private,” as in Lenin’s famous dictum. The state, whether under the Communist “dictatorship of the proletariat” or Islamic Shari’a law, has the moral right and duty to control every aspect of an individual’s life.

For both, there are no moral absolutes: morality is whatever serves to further the interests of the exploited over the exploiters, the believers over the infidels. To assert the end does not justify the means is “bourgeois morality” for Marxists, a perverse denial of the Will of Allah for Moslems.

For both, the only moral question is: Who conquers whom? Kto-Kovo? as Lenin asked, Who-Whom? For both, reality is zero-sum with no compromise, no mutual cooperation between proletariat and bourgeois or believers and infidels to mutual benefit. For one to win, the other must lose. There can be no other way.

For both, peace means submission. The very word Islam means “submission” in Arabic: submission of infidels to the God of Mohammed. For us, peace means the absence of violence. For Marx and Mohammed, peace means the absence of disobedience.

As the Soviet Military Encyclopedia states it: “Peace is impossible without Soviet socialism… A truly lasting peace is impossible and cannot be achieved without a proletarian revolution.”

As the Koran states it: “O Unbelievers! We renounce you. Enmity and hatred will reign between us until you believe in Allah alone.” (Sura 60:4)

For both Marx and Mohammed, terrorism and jihad are hard-wired into their souls.

Marx claimed that “revolutionary terrorism” was “the only means of shortening the lethal death agony of the old society and the bloody birth of the new.”

Mohammed commanded his followers to spread Islam by the sword:

“Allah will instill terror into the hearts of the infidels. Strike off their heads then, and strike off them every finger-tip” (Sura 8:12).

Both Marxism and Mohammedanism (a previously common and now very un-PC term for Islam) are ideologies of war and hate, dividing the world into bourgeois exploiters vs. exploited proletariat, the Dar al Islam (the world of believers) vs. the Dar al Harb (literally the Land of War, the world of infidels).

Peace can only come until the contradiction between them is resolved by force, and the latter compelled by the former to believe in Allah and Marx alone. For both Marx and Mohammed, peace and justice can only be achieved through an Apocalypse.

They and their fanatical followers, like all apocalyptic totalitarians, claim to be suffused with love, compassion, and mercy for their fellow man. The promise is always the same:

That once the evil scum of the world – the infidel, the heretic, the Jew, the American, the rich, the bourgeois, the exploiter, the follower of Satan – are beheaded, burned at the stake, put to the sword, gassed in ovens, starved to death in the Gulag, shot and heaped in mass graves, or blown up and slaughtered by martyrs, the sins of man will be washed away, society cleansed and purified by the apocalyptic fire of revolutionary justice, the world will be saved, and there will be heaven on earth for all those who believe and obey.

It matters not a whit whether Marx was an “atheist,” for that only meant he wanted to supplant other religions with his own. Or whether Mohammed believed in a “god” named Allah, for “Allah” was only the name of the voice he heard in his head dictating a “Recitation” (that’s what “Koran” means in Arabic).

“Allah” is just as much a figment of Mohammed’s imagination as the “New Socialist Man” (the different species of humanity that will come into being with the triumph of The Proletarian Revolution) was of Marx’s. Both are delusions of tyranny.

And thus we have that delusion of tyranny, announced to the world this week, by Chavez and Ahmadinejad, of Islamocommunism.

That’s what this “Marxist-Islamist” alliance should be known as, that’s what we should call it:  Islamocommunism.

The alliance of Islamofascists and Communists makes the world an even more dangerous place than it was.  But recognizing it for what it is, all the way down to its philosophical roots, will make it easier to combat and defeat it.

For we will.  If Ronald Reagan were with us today, there is no doubt he would assure us that one day Islamocommunism will end up on the ash heap of history.  Have Ronald Reagan’s faith, and we will prevail.