Saturday, March 18, 2006

Horowitz the Trot

David Horowitz is a classic case of the the Trotskyist who becomes his opposite. The New Left idol who no longer idolisized becomes the 'other', in order to become famous once again. It happened with Shactman and Burnham, in whose shoes Horowitz has stepped. Nothing new here, except of course his whining and historical revisionism.

Such as this recent quote from the dweeb;

"If not for the sacrifices of white soldiers and a white American president who gave his life to sign the Emancipation Proclamation, blacks in America would still be slaves. If not for the dedication of Americans of all ethnicities and colors to a society based on the principle that all men are created equal, blacks in America would not enjoy the highest standard of living of blacks anywhere in the world, and indeed one of the highest standards of living of any people in the world. They would not enjoy the greatest freedoms and the most thoroughly protected individual rights anywhere. Where is the gratitude of black America and its leaders for those gifts?"

And to think Horowitz was the darling of the White Left who identified with the Black Panthers, back when he was editor of Ramparts. And then after his breakdown, and drift into paranoia claiming the Panthers were out to kill him he becomes a born again Conservative.

Of course he convienently forgets his Civil War history. Including the fact his White President, Lincoln, freeing the slaves, which of course he was reluctant to do, was only accomplished when the Federal Government needed more troops for the final big push on the Confederate army.
Guess Horowitz missed the movie Glory.

What twit. But thats what you get from Trots who become Neo-Cons. Emphasis on the con. As in con artists.

In this case Horowitz the red diaper baby came from Stalinism, remained a Stalinist, despite toying with Trotskyism, so its no wonder he became a red baiting neo-con, and a white supremicist.

In addition to political alchemy, Horowitz has another new fixation: race, exemplified by his recent book, Hating Whitey and Other Progessive Causes. Last August, in a piece titled "A Real, Live Bigot," Time columnist Jack White took issue with an essay Horowitz wrote for Salon. In that piece, Horowitz excoriated the NAACP's class-action suit against gun manufacturers and wondered, "Am I alone in seeing this as an absurd act of political desperation by the civil rights establishment? What's next? Will Irish-Americans sue whiskey distillers, or Jews the gas company?" White, who is African-American, retorted that Horowitz's column was so repellent that it "made the anti-black rantings of Dinesh D'Souza seem like models of fair-minded social analysis."

He has become his own enemy, and his rantings are an attempt not to atone for his Left wing past, but to claim he always was a conservative. He has gone from Red to Red Neck.

In his book Hating Whitey, Horowitz dismissed Dr. Cornel West as "an intellectual of modest talents whose skin color has catapulted him into academic stardom with a six-figure income."

Do I detect the tone of green with jealousy in this statement? Of course.

A tip o' the blog to A Class Act.

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