I remember many Assad supporters before they agreed with Syrian Girl; before they said Russian bombing was righteous because Assad invited Putin to bomb civilians; before they toured & promoted lying-assed propagandists like Bartlett & Beeley instead of Syrian revolutionists. I remember when they could distinguish reality from farce & lies.
Regrettably, I always watched as they retreated to sectarianism from internationalism & would only organize antiwar events if they were the honchos who called the shots; as they ignored working people & took up currying favor with union officials; as they started doing hero worship of Castro & Hugo Chavez instead of hard-headed political analyses; as they became cultists around some alpha-male guru.
It’s a shameful thing to start youth as a rebel, as a fighter against racism & war, only to end up in your senior years operating from obedience training like a whipped puppy & spouting Muslim-hating & anti-Semitic rubbish to oppose a popular revolution against dictatorship & support Syrian & Russian bombing of civilians.
One only hopes there’s a spark left of that old rebellion to shake them out of the torpor. Otherwise there’s a special place in hell just waiting.