Former liberal (you might even say Marxist) turned conservative David Horowitz has published a ten-volume compendium of his writings on leftism, The Black Book of the American Left in November 2013. In a November 2013 speech at the Heritage Foundation, Mr. Horowitz described his transition from left to right, and discussed the short comings of a conservative movement unwilling to deal with the ugly realities of what the American left represents.
In his speech, Horowitz labeled himself “monomaniacal” in his focus on the left and its relation to communism. His parents self-identified themselves as progressives. The agenda was a Soviet America and the slogan of the communist party in those days was peace, jobs, democracy. Something like the liberals describe themselves in the 21st century.
The theme of Horowitz’s speech that day was how the communists had taken over the Democrat party. Horowitz goes on to point out that F. Scott Fitzgerald in The Great Gatsby describes the rich as people who break things and leave them for others to clean up. He thinks that’s a great description of the left and so do I. Remember what mess the individuals in the Clinton Administration left the White House in for the Bush administration personnel to clean up?
Horowitz goes on to indicate that the modern left had learned stealth from their failures in the sixties and that’s why they have succeeded now. Furthermore, Horowitz has pointed out that the right/conservatives have failed to acknowledge that reality. With respect to Obamacare, Horowitz railed against the language used by the left: “single-payer.” Instead, he said, “it is communism,” pointing out that it was state ownership of the means of production. He further indicated that the left hates the Constitution because Madison designed it to thwart the left.
Horowitz then analyzed what he claimed were the four features of leftist mentality. First, he said, the left and the right are on opposite sides for the fundamental divide of the modern age. He feels that the left believes that human beings are inherently good and infinitely malleable, and so can be shaped by proper state guidance. Conservative, by contrast, believe that human beings are responsible for social problems, and concentrating power in the hands of humans is dangerous.
I’m not sure whether I agree with Mr. Horowitz in the above paragraph. Actually, I think the left abhors human beings. They think that you as a human being are stupid to make your own decisions and need the “almighty” left to make you major decisions for you; decisions such as choosing you healthcare plans, choosing your retirement plan, choosing the food you eat, the care you drive, the type of dwelling in which you reside. I definitely think conservatives have a higher respect for their fellow human beings than liberals do.
Mr. Horowitz goes on to state that he feels that conservatives believe that human beings are responsible for social problems and concentrating power in the hand of humans in dangerous. Actually, we are all responsible for the social problems that plague this planet. We have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Concentrating power in the hand of humans is dangerous? I’m just going to have to leave this one. Who are we to award power to with respect to how we govern ourselves on this planet. Though, government should be by the people and for the people, not the state. Liberals favor a more powerful government and believe that big government can solve our problems. In other words, people exist for the government. Conservative believe that government exists for the people.
Liberals believe that leftism is a crypto-religion. According to Horowitz, they see themselves as a savior People who believe that redemption will take place in this life and I will be a part of it, adhere to the philosophies of Adolph Hitler, and Mao…that’s the American left.
Horowitz also said that the left was characterized by “alienation from this country. What weakens America is actually good. Horowitz cited the Obama administration’s eager withdrawal from Iraq as evidence of the proposition: Obama betrayed every American who gave their life for the people of Iraq. Horowitz also slammed the Obama administration with regard to Benghazi. He indicate d that Benghazi is the most shameful act in the history of the American presidency.
Finally, in his speech, Mr. Horowitz said that the American left lie and you cannot be a leftist without lying about the most basic strategic facts about who you are. He further indicates that we are within reach of a totalitarian state in the country and dark day are ahead.
The right has to put a stop to it, pure and simple.
This article is a summary of an article posted on Brietbart.com entitled, Horowitz at Heritage Foundation: The Communist Party is the Democratic Party. I extend my deepest appreciation to brietbart.com.