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Taking On The Neo-Coms, Part I
Front Page Magazine ^ | May 1, 2003 | David Horowitz

Posted on 04/30/2003 11:28:48 PM PDT by WaterDragon

How to identify the political left? Current usage refers to everyone left of center as "liberal." Yet what are currently identified liberals liberal about except hard drugs and sex? In regard to everything else, they are determined to intervene, regulate and control your life, or redistribute your income.

Obviously, when terror-hugging radicals like Ramsey Clark and Communist hacks like Angela Davis are referred to as "liberals" – as they routinely are – the obfuscation works to their advantage and against the interests of veracity and democracy.

The term "liberal" should be reserved for those who occupy the center of the political spectrum; those to the left should be referred to as leftists, which is what they are.

This is the easy part of rectifying the political lexicon. There is another more difficult aspect, however, which is how to identify the "hard" left, which is to say, those who are dedicated enemies of America and its purposes?

In practice, it easy to identify such leftists and it is not difficult to describe them. They are people who identify with hostile regimes like North Korea, Cuba, and China, or – more commonly -- believe the United States to be the imperialist guardian of a world system that radicals must defeat before they can establish "social justice" on the planet.

Adherents of this anti-American creed variously describe themselves as "Marxists," "anti-globalists," "anti-war activists" or, more generally, "progressives."

Their secular worldview holds claims that America is responsible for reaction, oppression, and exploitation across the globe and causes them to regard this country as the moral equivalent of militant Islam’s "Great Satan."

This explains the otherwise incomprehensible practical alliances that individuals who claim to be avatars of social justice make with Islamo-fascists like Saddam Hussein.

Among the intellectual leaders of this left are Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Gore Vidal, Edward Said and Cornel West; among its figureheads, Angela Davis and Ramsey Clark; among its cultural icons, Tim Robbins, Barbara Kingsolver, Arundhhti Roy and Michael Moore; among its political leaders, Ralph Nader and the heads of the three major "peace" organizations (Leslie Cagan, Brian Becker and Clark Kissinger); among its electoral organizations, the Green Party and the Peace and Freedom Party; among its elected officials Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-California) and Congressman Dennis Kucinch (D-Ohio); among its organizations, the misnamed Center for Constitutional Rights and the National Lawyers Guild; among its publications and media institutions, The Nation, Z Magazine, The Progressive, Counterpunch, Pacifica radio, Indymedia.org and commondreams.org. Like the Communist Party in the heyday of the Soviet empire, the influence of the hard left –intellectually and organizationally – extends far beyond the institutions, organizations and publications it controls....(snip)

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: blackshirts; communists; communistsubversion; conservatives; culturewar; davidhorowitz; deathcultivation; green; horowitz; left; liberals; neocoms; neocons; traitorlist

1 posted on 04/30/2003 11:28:48 PM PDT by WaterDragon
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The actual title of the article is "Taking On the Neo-Coms", not "Cons," and should be corrrected. Cheers.
3 posted on 04/30/2003 11:32:40 PM PDT by Torie
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To: Torie
Dang! You are exactly right! Not seeing so clearly so late at night. Thanks.
5 posted on 04/30/2003 11:41:38 PM PDT by WaterDragon (Only America has the moral authority and the resolve to lead the world in the 21st Century.)
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To: Torie
Same thing.
6 posted on 05/01/2003 12:08:19 AM PDT by Pelham
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To: Pelham
Balderdash!
7 posted on 05/01/2003 12:17:14 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: WaterDragon
I love it when Horowitz points out that "progressives" are really socialists.... too many hard-lefties try to get away with that progressive label and I don't think the average American knows what it signifies.
8 posted on 05/01/2003 3:45:29 AM PDT by Tamzee (I wondered why somebody didn't do something. Then I realized... I am somebody! - Anonymous)
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To: WaterDragon
The Democrat party is the political wing of the Socialist Movement. The Liberal elite press is the media wing; Liberal Hollywood and TV are the diversionary wing; teacher unions and other labor unions are the worker bees that carry out the insidious work of the movement at the local level.
9 posted on 05/01/2003 3:56:58 AM PDT by Consort
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To: WaterDragon
Neo Coms has such a great ring!
10 posted on 05/01/2003 5:41:05 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Being a Monthly Donor to Free Republic is the Right Thing to do!)
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To: Grampa Dave
I agree, Grampa_Dave. They are the Frenchy-Coms, and just as anti-American.
11 posted on 05/01/2003 7:52:21 AM PDT by WaterDragon (Only America has the moral authority and the resolve to lead the world in the 21st Century.)
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To: TonyRo76; Tamsey
When a left winger tries to get by with I'm a progressive, I look them right in their drugged out eyes and say, "That means you don't have the balls or the integrity to call yourself a communist."

They just blink and back away.
14 posted on 05/01/2003 8:14:08 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Being a Monthly Donor to Free Republic is the Right Thing to do!)
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To: Consort
Excellent analysis of the structure of the lunatic lefties:

The Democrat party is the political wing of the Socialist Movement. The Liberal elite press is the media wing; Liberal Hollywood and TV are the diversionary wing; teacher unions and other labor unions are the worker bees that carry out the insidious work of the movement at the local level.

15 posted on 05/01/2003 8:15:44 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Being a Monthly Donor to Free Republic is the Right Thing to do!)
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To: Grampa Dave
All "progressives" I have met are both commies and druggies.
16 posted on 05/01/2003 9:51:37 AM PDT by eBelasco
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To: TonyRo76
That's nothing. Try LIVING 5 minutes from Shiela Jackson Lee's office!!!!
17 posted on 05/01/2003 9:59:14 AM PDT by grapeape (Hope is not a method. - Gen. Hugh Sheldon)
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To: Grampa Dave
What I like about this statement is how concise it is. Hemingway couldn't have done it better.
18 posted on 05/01/2003 10:00:45 AM PDT by grapeape (Hope is not a method. - Gen. Hugh Sheldon)
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To: Pelham
Bullseye!
19 posted on 05/01/2003 10:03:01 AM PDT by Willie Green (Go Pat Go!!!)
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To: grapeape
Consort did have an excellent analysis of the structure of the lunatic lefties:

The Democrat party is the political wing of the Socialist Movement. The Liberal elite press is the media wing; Liberal Hollywood and TV are the diversionary wing; teacher unions and other labor unions are the worker bees that carry out the insidious work of the movement at the local level.

20 posted on 05/01/2003 10:05:04 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Being a Monthly Donor to Free Republic is the Right Thing to do!)
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To: WaterDragon
"Words mean things".

Thank you Dave! Lets be precise in how we use the language.

"Neo-Coms" is an apt, stinging and thouroughly current title to be applied to these people.

21 posted on 05/01/2003 10:08:13 AM PDT by DoctorMichael (...........Please hold............)
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To: eBelasco
They do seem to run together don't they re commies plus druggies = Progressives.
23 posted on 05/01/2003 10:10:22 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Being a Monthly Donor to Free Republic is the Right Thing to do!)
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To: TonyRo76
Thanks, Glad to be here!!
25 posted on 05/01/2003 10:14:51 AM PDT by grapeape (Hope is not a method. - Gen. Hugh Sheldon)
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To: WaterDragon
Horowitz might owe some credit to radio talk show host Rusty Humphries, who has been using the term "Neo-Com" for weeks on his national show (200+ stations).

He just had a column published on the very subject.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/904111/posts
26 posted on 05/01/2003 4:06:21 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (NEO-COMmunistS should be identified as such.)
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Taking on the Neo-Coms, Part II: Neo-communism made simple
27 posted on 06/26/2003 6:37:55 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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