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"The New Leviathan: HOW LEFT-WING MONEY ... SHAPES American Politics & THREATENS America's Future"
C SPAN 2 Book TV ^
| June 22, 2012
| David Horowitz
Posted on 07/09/2012 3:13:45 AM PDT by Yosemitest
"The New Leviathan:"
"How the Left-Wing Money-Machine Shapes American Politics"
"and Threatens America's Future"
TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agenda; carnegie; communist; davidhorowitz; democrats; fanniemae; fascist; ford; jacoblaksin; jamesrholland; leviathan; liberal; marxist; obama; professors; progressive; rockefeller; shadowparty; soros; taxexemptfoundation; university
a "must-watch" video
To really understand just how greatly we're out sized in finances and government regulation, and how we're being robbed,
Here is a book review by James R. Holland
printed in Amazon.com
Wikipedia defines "Leviathan" as a sea monster referred to in the Bible.
In Demonology, the Leviathan is one of the seven princes of Hell and its gatekeeper."
In this new book of insights, "The `New Leviathan' is a network of billion-dollar tax-exempt foundations and advocacy think tanks
that work in concert with government unions and grassroots radical groups to make up the organizational core of the political left.
The new Leviathan is not only a political force in the narrow sense of directly influencing electoral outcomes through the support of candidates and parties..."
This many legged or tentacled Monster Octopus is completely invisible to most voters
because it works under the camouflaged umbrella of tax-free entitles with charters claiming a goal of improving the public good.
They mostly operate as a major force in pushing progressive liberal agendas.
One of the most important points detailed in this short book is the "Myth of the Democrats as the 99% and the Republicans as the 1%."
It's a continuation of the falsehood that the "Republicans are the `party of the rich,' while progressives speak for the powerless and the poor."
That book proves that this folk lore is exactly the opposite of reality.
"Of the twelve richest lawmakers, Democrats outnumber Republicans three to one."
A New York Times article by Christopher Caldwell,
"The Democratic Party is the party to which elites belong.
It is the party of Harvard (and most of the Ivy League), of Microsoft and Apple (and most of Silicon Valley),
of Hollywood and Manhattan (and most of the media)...of Goldman Sachs (and most of the investment banking profession)...
The Democrats have the support of more, and more active, billionaires.
Of the twenty richest ZIP codes in America, ...19 gave the bulk of their money to the Democrats in the last election,
in most cases the vast bulk--86 percent in 10024 on the Upper West Side."
George "Soros put together a group of billionaires and Democratic political operatives
and created a network of 527's, so powerful the Washington Post described it as a `Shadow Party.'
Its agenda was to seize control of the Democratic election campaign from a party apparatus it felt was in inept hands."
"The network that Soros put together consisted of progressive billionaires, government unions (SEIU, AFCSME), grassroots radical organizations like ACORN, and political operatives ..."
"Soros, more than any other individual, is thus responsible for the Democratic Party's recent shift to the left."
In nine chapters with titles such as
"The Making of a President, and the conclusion "A Disturbing Prospect" the authors do a great job of pointing out the Shadow Party's agenda
The Progressive Money Machine,
Deconstructing the American Identity,
Redefining National Security,
Socialism by Stealth,
One Nation Under Unions"
without making the reader glassy eyed with all the supporting numbers, stats and charts.
The meat of the explanations of the constantly expanding political Octopus is explained in the first 182 pages of the book.
There are plenty of those stats and figtures in the Appendices, Notes and Index that may make the reader's eyes glaze over.
By the time the reader has reached the appendices, they will have had their eyes opened about what in the world is going on in America.
If nothing else, the readers will become very wary of university professors and large tax-exempt foundations with names that suggest all kinds of worthy goals.
Solid American names like Ford, Carnegie, and Rockefeller Foundations no longer represent the ideas of the men who set up the Foundations.
Those great conservative businessmen's charity foundations are now run by liberal progressives and are mixed in with other progressive organizations like the "Fannie Mae Foundation."
What exactly does that last foundation do and how are they funded when is one of the economic disasters of the Twenty-first Century?
There is so, so much totally surprising information included in this volume that
most readers will suddenly see a spot light focused on "The Shadow Party"
and much that has been hidden will be revealed.
One of David Horowitz's revealing comments:
"The conservatives are at a great disadvantage in the fact that they have to work for a living.
They have small businesses and can not afford to lose customers over politics."
posted on 07/09/2012 3:36:38 AM PDT
(It's simple, fight or die!)
America Already Is Europe
In spending, debt and progressivity of taxes, the U.S. is as much a social-welfare state as Spain.
BY ARTHUR C. BROOKS
I’m often asked if I think America is trending toward becoming a European-style social democracy. My answer is: “No, because we already are a European-style social democracy.” From the progressivity of our tax code, to the percentage of GDP devoted to government, to the extent of the regulatory burden on business, most of Europe’s got nothing on us.
In 1938the year my organization, the American Enterprise Institute, was foundedtotal government spending at all levels was about 15% of GDP. By 2010 it was 36%. The political right can crow all it wants about how America is a “conservative country,” unlike, ...
posted on 07/09/2012 7:05:06 AM PDT
posted on 07/09/2012 2:50:36 PM PDT
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