Whaleoil ‘Nazi’ of the week: David Horowitz

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Activists like Valerie Morse know how to embarrass, discredit and degrade critics by labelling them fascists, Nazis or nutters.

According to her and her?’peaceful’ activist mates at?Auckland Peace Action and the New Zealand branch of ANTIFA so-called Nazis can be easily identified because…

  • They support freedom of speech for everyone (not just those who agree with them)
  • They have conservative political views
  • They have centre-right?political views
  • They have centrist political views
  • They have classic liberal political views
  • They are socialists who support freedom of speech for everyone( even right-wingers!)
  • They are left-wing people who think that it is best to pose a counter-argument rather than confront and harass people.
  • They belong to a minority victimhood group but have wandered off the socialist/left-wing reservation
  • They used to be a Left-wing activist but when they got older their political viewpoint changed

Today’s Whaleoil ‘Nazi’ of the day is David Joel Horowitz, an American?conservative?writer. He started his young adult life as a passionate, very effective left-wing activist who over time left the socialist reservation.

David Horowitz speaking at CPAC in Washington D.C. on February 12, 2011.

Horowitz founded the organisation?Students for Academic Freedom. He is also one of the founders of the?think tank?the?David Horowitz Freedom Center and is its current president. He is the editor of FrontPage Magazine and is director of?Discover the Networks, a website that tracks groups and individuals on the political?left.

Horowitz has written several books on prominent 20th-century American political families that had members elected to the presidency as well as books criticising current culture. He was described by Salon editor Joan Walsh as a “conservative provocateur”. Quote.

Horowitz was raised by parents who were members of the?Communist Party USA?during the?Great Depression; they gave up their membership in 1956 after learning of?Joseph Stalin’s?purges and abuses. From 1956 to 1975, Horowitz was an outspoken adherent of the?New Left. He later rejected liberal and progressive ideas completely and has since become a proponent of conservatism. Horowitz has recounted his ideological journey in a series of retrospective books, culminating with his 1996 memoir?Radical Son: A Generational Odyssey.

-Wiki End quote

The first time I became aware of David Horowitz was when I viewed the below chilling video. I don’t know how he kept his composure while looking into the eyes of the Muslim woman who responded, “For it” in response to his question. The look on her face and her tone of voice made me think that evil does exist in this world in human form.