Valentine’s Day is a “shameful day” for the Muslim world and for the radical Left. It is shameful because private love is considered obscene, since it threatens the highest of values: the need for a totalitarian order to attract the complete and undivided attention, allegiance and veneration of every citizen. Love serves as the most lethal threat to the tyrants seeking to build Sharia and a classless utopia on earth, and so these tyrants yearn for the annihilation of every ingredient in man that smacks of anything that it means to be human.
We read Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World in high school and were unsettled by the de-humanizing nature of the book’s narrative. We don’t think it’s a coincidence then that three of the great anti-authoritarian novels of the 20th century (including We and 1984) entailed strong themes of the existing power structure de-sensitizing human intimacy.
In these statist utopias, eros is promoted and regulated and which completely fills the void in human existence that is absent philia and agape.
Happy St. Valentine's Day, everyone!