“The Houthis, Ansar Allah, [are] doing what [Monkey D.] Luffy would do,” streamer Hasan Piker gleefully cheered during a recent livestream interview with a Yemeni “influencer” seemingly aligned with the Iran-backed Houthi rebels, likening the Shia terrorist group’s attacks on Western cargo ships in the Red Sea to the romantic idealism of anime characters locked in nautical combat against an evil global government.
If that sounds stupid, I promise it gets worse.
“Timhouthi Chalamet,” aka Rashid Al Haddad, the individual being interviewed by Piker, became an online sensation after sharing a TikTok of himself sailing around and walking aboard the Galaxy Leader, a Houthi-seized cargo ship.
In a show of solidarity with residents of the Gaza Strip, following Israel’s response to Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack, the Yemeni Houthis began firing upon and seizing ships in the Red Sea associated with the Jewish state or heading toward its ports. The U.S. and its allies subsequently provided the Houthis with an ultimatum: Stop the attacks, or else. Naturally, “or else” occurred, and according to The Wall Street Journal, the Western allies responded by striking Houthi weapons caches and bases of operation.
But this deals with the facts of the matter, not the ideologically poisoned topic at hand.
Since the beginning of the Israel-Hamas war, Piker (who has millions of viewers across multiple platforms) has routinely used his time to run cover for Hamas and the atrocities carried out by radical Islamists.
[Read: Leftist Streamer Hasan Piker Justifies Hamas Baby Beheadings As Both Legal And Moral]
This interview was no different. It was nothing more than glad-handing the literal piracy of a probable terrorist whose “cause” is “to cause destruction to the shipments that Americans have interest in until [Israel] stops bombing Gaza.”
“What is the mood in Yemen overall since America started bombing positions in Sanaa and other places?” and “What do you think about [how] American media, in general, keeps claiming that … Yemeni militants are intercepting vessels is for completely belligerent reasons and not for Palestine?” Piker asked.
Most of the time, “Timhouthi” would simply respond by expressing his solidarity with “Palestine.”
Piker’s interview, along with the overwhelming majority of the discourse surrounding Israel and Hamas, is steeped in and poisoned by the faux messianic oppressor-oppressed worldview of leftism.
For these people, the world is cleanly split into “good” (oppressed) and “bad” (oppressor). Anything resembling Western civilization, as it is the hegemonic model for society and culture, is deemed oppressive. Anything not outwardly presenting as excellent within this system is deemed oppressed. No other factors are taken into account.
It is a profoundly unserious way of perceiving reality that presents real consequences. Its only mechanism for
salvation correcting “historical injustice” is through revolution. The oppressed must cast off their oppressors’ shackles and implement their ideal version of society.
Ibram X. Kendi even acknowledged this when he wrote, “The only remedy to past discrimination is present discrimination. The only remedy to present discrimination is future discrimination.”
The goal isn’t “an end” to whatever the intersectional coalition is currently bemoaning, such as so-called occupation, “systemic racism,” etc. The goal has always been to destroy the metaphysics through which people perceive reality and implement new hierarchies that allow for seamless friend-enemy distinctions to be made, subsequently facilitating perpetual animus until they can actually oppress (realistically, kill) those they hate.
Samuel Mangold-Lenett is a staff editor at The Federalist. His writing has been featured in the Daily Wire, Townhall, The American Spectator, and other outlets. He is a 2022 Claremont Institute Publius Fellow. Follow him on Twitter @smlenett.
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By: Samuel Mangold-Lenett