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The Horrific Story That Prompted David Horowitz’s Conservative Transformation
The Blaze ^ | 12-3-2013 | Erica Ritz

Posted on 12/04/2013 2:32:52 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather

David Horowitz, author of The Black Book of the American Left and the founder and president of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, has spoken at length about how he was raised by “card-carrying communists” who always “described themselves as progressives.” He followed in their footsteps, becoming one of the founders of the New Left in 1960′s, which he described as an organization “formed by children of communists who wanted to get away from the taint that Stalin had put on (communism), and revive the vision.”

So what made the born-and-raised communist become the staunch conservative and defender of American liberties that he is today? Among other things, he explained on the Glenn Beck Program Tuesday, it was a deadly encounter with the Black Panthers.

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blackpanthers; communists; conservative; davidhorowitz; epiphany; horowitz; progressives; radicalson; story; transformation
Great interview with Horowitz yesterday. He discusses Obamacare. "Obamacare is the communist future."
1 posted on 12/04/2013 2:32:52 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather
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To: sheikdetailfeather

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/12/03/the-horrific-story-that-prompted-david-horowitz-conservative-transformation/


2 posted on 12/04/2013 2:33:25 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Wow, there’s nothing new under the sun!


3 posted on 12/04/2013 2:41:41 AM PST by gattaca ("If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything." Mark Twain)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Kudos to Mr. Horowitz for this. Many more were silent, still are, and many never find the courage to stand up against what their nearest and dearest will then throw at them.


4 posted on 12/04/2013 2:42:14 AM PST by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
His excellent book Radical Son discusses it in detail...it was a rude awaking for him, one that many liberals never get.
5 posted on 12/04/2013 2:42:39 AM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: OldNewYork

I visited my mother and father over the weekend. Unusually, we didnt argue politics. My father is over 80, a retired union shop steward, and in ill health.

It is not courage that prevented me from standing up against him. it was kindness.


6 posted on 12/04/2013 2:51:45 AM PST by donmeaker
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To: donmeaker

I think many are in your situation, and I wasn’t considering personal conversations that would cause harm, just public stands like Horowitz has taken.


7 posted on 12/04/2013 2:56:58 AM PST by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
“When Lenin set out to transform, fundamentally transform Russia, he didn’t say he was going to kill 40 million people, create famines and concentration camps called gulags,” Horowitz remarked. “He said he was going to give them bread, land, and peace.” …
This should have been trumpeted out of every TV screen in every home in the USA.
8 posted on 12/04/2013 3:08:52 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: sheikdetailfeather

bfl

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/12/03/the-horrific-story-that-prompted-david-horowitz-conservative-transformation/


9 posted on 12/04/2013 3:17:50 AM PST by raybbr (I weep over my sons' future in this Godforsaken country.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I heard him discuss on radio years back. Horrifying indeed - though perhaps not so to such as Bill Ayers.


10 posted on 12/04/2013 3:24:30 AM PST by jimfree (In November 2016 my 13 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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To: Olog-hai
“He said he was going to give them bread, land, and peace.” …

What?

No health care?

11 posted on 12/04/2013 3:28:55 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: donmeaker

You were raised by commies....


12 posted on 12/04/2013 3:30:53 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

It would be nice if Horowitz apologized to Diana West about his excoriation of her book “American Betrayal”.

http://dianawest.net/


13 posted on 12/04/2013 3:32:34 AM PST by No One Special
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To: No One Special

I really have no use for these people when they get transformed in their 40’s. I became a conservative at age 30-1984. Reagan was running for reelection and I was transformed. Something tells me it’s opportunism.


14 posted on 12/04/2013 4:36:38 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Excellence

srbfl


15 posted on 12/04/2013 4:56:08 AM PST by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: DIRTYSECRET
I became a conservative at age 30-1984.... Something tells me it’s opportunism.

If Horowitz is an opportunist where were you in 1980 when Reagan ran the first time?

If you were 30 in 1984 and you were born ~ 1954 where were you philosophically in 1964 with Goldwater?

So what if you were 10 years old. I was handing out Goldwater bumper stickers as a 6 year old along with my parents behind-liberal-lines in Rhode Island. We first supported Reagan for President in 1968.

If you didn't wake up to Reagan until the 1984 landslide, one might rightly wonder about your own "opportunism."

I suspect that Horowitz has accomplished more for the cause of conservatism by having become a convert to it, and by enunciating principles of conservatism as articulately as he does.

FReegards!

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16 posted on 12/04/2013 5:03:06 AM PST by Agamemnon (Darwinism is the glue that holds liberalism together)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
"And of course, Obama, Jarrett, and David Axelrod are comfortable parts of this left … They’ve carried on the agendas. That’s why the country is suffering the way it is.”

That should be "Left" (capital 'L'). That's why I've always said there's nothing "Liberal" or "Progressive" about what's going on. These are hardcore, collectivist, leg breakers. True believers, who will send you and your entire family to the gas chambers. Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn was addressing young ideologues much like David Horowitz when he said, "You extol the virtues of communism because you have never been forced to live under it."
17 posted on 12/04/2013 5:10:07 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Bump


18 posted on 12/04/2013 5:18:46 AM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: DIRTYSECRET

So an accident of birthdate equals opportunism?

My timing was similar, but I was born in 1943. Sux to be me, I guess.


19 posted on 12/04/2013 5:19:15 AM PST by reformedliberal
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To: sheikdetailfeather

He details this life-changing event in his book “Radical Son”. I highly recommend this.


20 posted on 12/04/2013 5:20:37 AM PST by 3catsanadog (I love my country; I don't like its government)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
read his book, Radical Son..it's a really great autobiography.

21 posted on 12/04/2013 5:33:42 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi 8-)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

“I really have no use for these people when they get transformed in their 40’s. I became a conservative at age 30-1984. Reagan was running for reelection and I was transformed. Something tells me it’s opportunism.”

I have been a conservative since I was 14. I dont trust anyone who converted after 18. Opportunist. :-)


22 posted on 12/04/2013 5:34:29 AM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Things are only going to get worse.)
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To: central_va
You were raised by commies....

Your comment jarred me. Why would you say such a thing? It's so gratuitous and cruel. Perhaps you should read again what donmeaker wrote: his parents are in their 80's. While you're at it, take a lesson from him; a lesson in kindness.
23 posted on 12/04/2013 5:37:41 AM PST by Shannon
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To: Shannon

A simple question. Was he raised by commies? Doesn’t reflect badly on him, not a hard question.


24 posted on 12/04/2013 5:46:28 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude
I was earlier that..Ford/Reagan in '76..
my parents; would've killed me, watching "(RWR) the Goldwater speech in '64" 8 yo...

25 posted on 12/04/2013 5:47:33 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi 8-)
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To: Agamemnon
you sir, are indeed correct.

26 posted on 12/04/2013 5:50:38 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi 8-)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
“When Lenin set out to transform, fundamentally transform Russia, he didn’t say he was going to kill 40 million people, create famines and concentration camps called gulags,” Horowitz remarked. “He said he was going to give them bread, land, and peace.”

If people would cooperate with the Master Mind Plan these measure would not be needed!

If Congress won't act, I will. We can't wait.

27 posted on 12/04/2013 6:42:32 AM PST by Ray76
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To: DIRTYSECRET

All I had to do was read a little Milton Friedman and a little Solzhenitsyn and I was “fundamentally transformed”.


28 posted on 12/04/2013 6:50:29 AM PST by No One Special
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To: central_va
You didn't ask a simple question. You made a cruel statement. But you're right about one thing; it doesn't reflect badly on him. It reflects badly on you.

Aging, infirmed parents are given a lot of leeway especially when the child is an adult able to think for themselves.
29 posted on 12/04/2013 7:01:34 AM PST by Shannon
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Bookmark


30 posted on 12/04/2013 7:02:51 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Shannon

Donmeaker is not shy about discussing his personal life, it was just a curiosity thing. He was right not to confront his aging parents. How about this, just drop it.


31 posted on 12/04/2013 7:11:05 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va

So what’s your excuse?


32 posted on 12/04/2013 9:31:39 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: central_va

I agree. We drop it.........with no hard feelings.


33 posted on 12/04/2013 10:40:07 AM PST by Shannon
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To: rockrr

I am not the one proclaiming that my father was a union organizer....


34 posted on 12/04/2013 10:53:53 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

bkmk


35 posted on 12/04/2013 10:56:34 AM PST by AllAmericanGirl44 ('Hey citizen, what's in YOUR closet?')
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To: central_va; rockrr; donmeaker; Shannon; skinkinthegrass
I am not the one proclaiming that my father was a union organizer....

Actually, what you are proclaiming is how little you know.

Poster, "donmeaker," said his 80 year old dad was a "shop steward" not a union organizer. "Shop stewards" are typically elected to and serve by fellow members in their posts once a union is already established and in place. A "union organizer" by contrast is a hustler trying to establish a union where one does not exist.

By your own measure, if donmeaker's father was a "commie" then Ronald Reagan himself was a "commie" since he was at one time not a mere "shop steward," but the elected HEAD of the Screen Actor's Guild.

"central_va:" speaking as a proud VCU graduate and former Virginian myself, clearly you are today's least informed thread idiot.

Unfortunately, it's people like you who routinely fail to recognize who the REAL "commies" are.

FReegards!

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36 posted on 12/04/2013 2:49:31 PM PST by Agamemnon (Darwinism is the glue that holds liberalism together)
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To: Agamemnon

Having never been in a union or really know anyone in a union, with the exception of the pilots union, I know very little about them.


37 posted on 12/04/2013 3:06:20 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Agamemnon
ummm...why are you scolding me?
he was raised as "red diaper" baby, he had an intellectual
awakening after a colleague was murdered b/c they weren't
pure enough, not too many Marxists experience that...or admit it.

38 posted on 12/04/2013 5:07:40 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi 8-)
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To: skinkinthegrass; Agamemnon

Agamemnon was scolding the turd~in~the~punchbowl cva and included you as a courtesy probably because it was your thread.


39 posted on 12/04/2013 5:31:31 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: rockrr; Agamemnon
Oh...OK... sometimes yah get so "involved", you lose sight.

40 posted on 12/04/2013 5:42:21 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi 8-)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

41 posted on 12/04/2013 5:56:38 PM PST by cornelis
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To: skinkinthegrass

That’s correct. Not “scolding” you at all. Cheers!


42 posted on 12/04/2013 5:57:11 PM PST by Agamemnon (Darwinism is the glue that holds liberalism together)
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