People who pass this blog assume I am a far right idealouge. The truth is I am a Rudy/Arnold Republican and a moderate. I do enjoy civil debate and I wish we had more of it here. A true Conservative is dedicated to free speech that we endorse here each and every day. I have allowed attacks on myself that were entirely personal. This is part of the burden we must share for the privilege of being an American. Someday there will be white power nuts and their posts will be dealt with as comedic relief. Traditional liberals shared this view and understood this reality.
This is why I am glad when liberals like the Chemist or Kafka come here and share their opinions. We are celebrating the tradition of our American heritage by having open forums.
Kafka makes valid points that I often agree with. The truth is that if we took Israel
and the current war off the table my views are closer to his than the average reader assumes. The question is how do people who agree on so much end up on opposite sides ? I have described how I ended up as a Republican in previous posts. Now I will
detail my dissent from my logical home.
The issue as adressed by Kafka is that I am obsessed with Israel. The truth is I do not like talking on the subject. The reason that we spend so much time is that the left devotes itself to absurd anti Israel mania. There are entire blogs dedicated to nothing but Israel bashing and I am obsessed ? The claim was that the leftist critics
want balance. Have any of these blogs said a word about PA abuses such as harboring terrorists , lynching collaborators or rampant corruption ? The excuse given is well....... I never endorsed terrorism. Another critic expected the David project to be critical of Israel. Do you extend this logic to ISN or the lefty blogs ?
This disproportionate and often bigoted approach has pushed myself and others away. The acceptance of the blame america first crowd hurts the party. Republicans use Rudy, Arnold and McCain as surrogates appealing to middle America. The Democrats had Bill Clinton who polarizes in several key states. Kerry was a poor choice who was he appealing to "big media staffers". His intellectual incohernce and inability relate to common people were a disaster.
What does America see when they see the opposition ? They see extreemists like Chomsky,Michael Moore, Code Pink , International Answer. They see tinfoil hat conpiracy clowns and a host of communists and anarchists. They see extreeme hatred and moronic signs Bush = Hitler, Brooklyn out of Palestine and no vision.If the Democrats are ever going to rehabilitate themselves there must be a purge. Communists , Anarchists and bigots have no place in a functional party. Let them have their own parties and be kept at arms length.
Where does a social liberal,anti communist & nationalist belong ?
Enter into the mix the Late Eric Briendel,David Horowitz, Stephen Schwartz ,David Yeagley, Ronald Radosh and Monica Crowley.
These are nationalistic view points clearly dedicated to the ideals of our country without Communist blame America first bagage. Horowitz has the same right to free speech that every other American has. Unlike Raimondo , Chomsky and Michael Lerner he provides an open forum. He hides from nobody and reads this blog occasionally. I have exchanged numerous emails the rule is keep it short. Interestingly most of the criticism of late comes over the accademic bill of rights. The issue is abuse of power and professionalism in academia. I have discussed this on other blogs and the critics see this as a zionistic attempt to silence the opponents of Israel. The issue
is largely about abuse of power. Professors do not have the right to indocrinate students. They should be held accountable to act professional in a classroom. His forum has docummented a pattern of unethical behavior of some educators. Even in a business college (Baruch )I had to grit my teeth at times. The most absurd moment came when a professor called Anatoly Scharansky a CIA agent . He was still in the gulag at the time. However the vast majority of the educators were dedicated to their craft. There was an English professor who had some minor issues with NY Post readers .
The other critique of Horowitz is that his work is considered apostasy by the left.
His books describe a disillusionment with a cult like left wing. His life is chronicled in Radical Son. However one can read a host of similar accounts in the Second Thoughts conference. Ronald Radosh also has a wonderful and often comedic book Commies on the same subject. As a NYC member of this same ethnic group I had my own experiences with the similar types.His cult like description described people that were familiar.Michael Savage does a lampoon calling this crowd "Red Diaper Doper Babies " . The truth is there is an even more insanely liberal school than NYU up the block The New School for Social Research. I know the cast of charachters
Horowitz has dedicated the later part of his career to informing the public of the tactics and members of the left.The left has perpetrated a series of lies , treason and sedition. The greatest lie was the Rosenberg myth and that CPUSA was independent of Moscow. The Venona Cables destroyed this myth and should be required reading. The
problem is the Totalitarian left uses front organizations to influence policy. The National Lawyers guild , ISN and ANSWER are front groups used to advance the extreemist influence. The public has the right to know that the woman in charge of health care cites a radical nut Michael Lerner. These extreemist do not belong anywhere near mainstream political parties. Let them form their own party and restore liberalism as a patriotic movement.
Horowitz has documented the abuses and abnormal fixation on Jews, Israel and Neocons.
This pattern of intollerance exists in the blogospere as well. Pro Israel posters are not allowed to post their side. We had visitors to this blog call me every name
under the sun. They have not refuted one fact in a post that was merely 1/3 complette. Still they come here and call me a liar and a bigot and have no quotes
or faulty facts. "You cant trust Plaut , Horowitz ,Farah as they are Zionist stooges". Horowitz , Dershowitz and the David project have a right to voice their opinions and perceptions as the leftist radicals.
Raimondo and others put the same scruitiny on Horowitz that he places on others. Do these leftists complain about neocon fixations ? It is healthy for the process that everyone is held accountable including Horowitz.