In 2012, Jack Buckby emailed me, (as the author of the book Culturism: A Word, A Value, Our Future), to inform me he had started a group called The National Culturists at The University of Liverpool, where he was studying Political Science. I was elated. I had long thought that the meme 'culturist' could help us retake universities, and it was happening.
Buckby continued organizing the National Culturists even as the university's 'anti-fascists' literally chased him, harassed and threatened him. He hired a bodyguard. But, things got very serious when, rather than defend him from physical threats, the university decided to prosecute a case against him for holding 'racist,' 'offensive' views.
As this introduction indicates, I cannot provide an objective review of Buckby's new book: A Paradoxical Alliance: An Anglo-American Analysis of the Left's Love Affair with Islam, (co-authored with Matt Palumbo). I admire Jack for not backing down from threats. And, the book's advocating culturist philosophy, policy and rhetoric further undermine my objectivity.
But, from as objective a stance as I can muster, I can honestly say, I really liked this book.
In the book, Buckby describes how the Student Union (under Muslim leadership) working with the university eventually did get him expelled for his thought crimes. His story perfectly illustrates the 'Paradoxical Alliance,' because in working to silence Buckby, the leftist, multicultural university allied itself with promoters of Islam's brutal intolerance.
Outside of this personal vignette, Buckby details the paradoxical alliance in Britain by looking at Labour Party Leaders, UKIP, Muslim advocacy groups and more. While - in the second half of the book - Matt Palumbo uncovers the alliance in America, by looking at Keith Ellison, Linda Sarsour, CAIR and other groups. I love that this book names names and that it taught me who is who in British politics.
Practically, Buckby explains how culturist rhetoric and policy can help save the West, while Palumbo, using charts and survey results, counters the Left's excuses for Islam, point by point. Providing further tools, Buckby contrasts the Koran and the Magna Carta, while Palumbo compares it to the U.S. Constitution. And, the book has an impressive 188 citations in 199 pages. This book's angles and stats can help us demoralize leftists who support jihad.
But, the book's overall focus is its greatest strength. Supporting both gay rights and those who throw gays off of buildings cannot be sustained. Female genital mutilation humiliates cultural relativists. So, by focusing on this paradoxical nature of the Left's alliance with Islam, this book helps us anti-jihad folks hit the Left in their weakest rhetorical point. Along with the book's content, spreading the catchy meme, 'paradoxical alliance,' is a powerful tool.
Finally, completely throwing objectivity to the wind...
Jack's public anti-jihad work cost him his college degree and has resulted in lost employment opportunities. Furthermore, Antifa recently submitted a fake terror tip to the FBI, so he must now hire a lawyer to renew his US visa. If you can, you should always help public anti-jihad figures who provoke the Left's brutal blows; that's why you should buy a copy of Paradoxical Alliance today.
John K. Press, Ph.D. is a professor in a Korean university. He is also the author of Culturism: A Word, A Value, Our Future. More information can be found at www.culturism.us.