Looking at this map is like looking at a mirror reflecting another mirror reflecting another mirror in which, somewhere in the distance, one can see the early-’80s leftist worldview — a worldview which bears a startling resemblance to the worldview the left still holds to this day.
Oil is also now seen as the virtual lifeblood of evil capitalism, a symbol of everything the left hates.
” Now, many on the far left do side with the enemies of capitalism; but strategically, they don’t want to be identified as such.
So, in response to this framework, instead of taking sides in a good-vs.-evil narrative which they can’t win, they try to demolish the whole framework altogether.
In this case, all of Africa is dismissed (remember this is a leftist fantasy of how the right thinks) as “Negroes,” while India is filled with “Injuns.” Yet Reagan never did or said anything that could be interpreted as racist.
The exact same accusations were leveled at Bush, with a corresponding lack of evidence.