I must declare that I got the 12 step program as a forwarded e-mail with no author attributed. It is so accurate and appropriate to the thread that I forwarded it.
Friends....This may be a long read, but it's worth your time I believe. Mr. Horowitz, as the saying goes; has been there done that. He knows whereof he speaks I assure you. If you know anything about the man, you know exactly what I mean.Read this article, learn what's taking place in our colleges and universities today.WE live in the greatest nation on earth, yet we still have many who desire to destroy it. God only knows why!Oracle =================================================By: David Horowitz March 31, 2003Moment of truth: For the Anti-American Left
Every movement has its moment of truth. At an “anti-war” teach-in at Columbia last week, Anthropology professor Nicholas De Genova told 3,000 students and faculty, “Peace is not patriotic. Peace is subversive, because peace anticipates a very different world than the one in which we live--a world where the U.S. would have no place.”De Genova continued: “The only true heroes are those who find ways that help defeat the U.S. military. I personally would like to see a million Mogadishus.” This was a reference to the ambush of U.S. forces by an al-Qaeda warlord in Somalia in 1993. The Americans were there on a humanitarian mission to feed starving Somali Muslims. The al-Qaeda warlord was stealing the food and selling it on the black market. His forces killed 18 American soldiers and dragged their bodies through the streets in an act designed to humiliate their country. In short, America can do no good, and nothing that is done to America can be worse than it deserves. The best that could be said of the crowd of Columbia faculty and students is that they did not react to Mogadishu remark (perhaps they did not know what “Mogadishu” referred to). But they “applauded loudly,” when the same professor said, “If we really [believe] that this war is criminal ... then we have to believe in the victory of the Iraqi people and the defeat of the U.S. war machine.” In other words, the American left as represented by faculty and students at one of the nation’s most elite universities wants America to lose the war with the terrorist and fascist regime in Baghdad. In shorts, the crowd might just have well applauded the professor’s first statement as well. The phrase “a million Mogadishus,” has a resonance for those of us who participated in an earlier leftist “peace” movement, during the war in Indochina. In 1967, at the height of the conflict, the Cuban Communist leader, Che Guevara (still an icon among radicals today) called on revolutionaries all over the world “to create…two, three, many Vietnams,” to defeat the American enemy. It was the Sixties version of a call for jihad. In the late Sixties, I was the editor of Ramparts, the largest magazine of the New Left and I edited a book of anti-American essays with the same title, Two, Three, Many Vietnams. Tom Hayden a leader of the New Left (later a Democratic State Senator and activist against the war in Iraq) used the same slogan as he called for armed uprisings inside the United States. In 1962, as a Marxist radical, I myself had helped to organize the first protest against the war in Vietnam at the University of California, Berkeley. At the time, America had only 300 “advisers” in Vietnam, who were seeking to prevent the Communist gulag that was to come. John F. Kennedy was President and had been invited to speak on the campus. We picketed his appearance. Our slogan was, “Kennedy’s Three R’s: Radiation, Reaction and Repression.” We didn’t want peace in Vietnam. We wanted a revolution in America. But we were clever. Or rather, we got smarter. We realized we couldn’t attract large numbers of people by revealing our deranged fantasies about America (although that of course is not how we would have looked at them). We realized that we needed the support of a lot of Americans who would never agree with our real agendas if we were going to influence the course of the war. So we changed our slogan to “Bring the Troops Home.” That seemed to express care for Americans while accomplishing the same goal. If America brought her troops home in the middle of the war, the Communists would win. Which is exactly what happened. The nature of the movement that revealed itself at Columbia is the same. When the Mogadishu remark was made, it was as if the devil had inadvertently exposed his horns, and someone needed to put a hat over them before others realized it. That someone was the demonstration organizer, Professor Eric Foner, the prestigious head of Columbia’s history department. Actually, when Foner spoke after De Genova at the teach-in, he failed to find the Mogadishu remark offensive. Instead Foner dissociated himself from another De Genova comment to the effect that all Americans who described themselves as “patriotic,” were actually “white supremacists.” But the next day when a reporter from New York NewsDay called Foner, the professor realized that the Mogadishu remark had caused some trouble. When asked now about the statement he said it was “idiotic.” He told the reporter, “I thought that was completely uncalled for. We do not desire the deaths of American soldiers.” Foner did not say (and was not asked) how he thought organizing an anti-American demonstration to protest America’s war in Iraq and express the hope that we lose would not encourage the enemy and possibly lead to American deaths. Eric Foner is the scion of a family of American Communists (and American Communist leaders) at that. In the Sixties he was an anti-American Stalinist. After the terrorist attacks of 9/11, he wrote a piece in the London Review of Books saying, “I’m not sure which is more frightening: the horror that engulfed New York City or the apocalyptic rhetoric emanating daily from the White House.” After receiving much adverse reaction, he wrote a self-exculpatory piece for The New York Times explaining that his uncertainty was actually patriotic. Eric Foner’s cover-up reflects a powerful tactical current in the movement to derail America’s war in Iraq. Until now, the largest organization behind this movement has been “International ANSWER,” which thanks in part to the efforts of the War Room and [url=http://www.frontpagemag.com]www.frontpagemag.com[/url] has been revealed as front for a Marxist-Leninist party with ties to the Communist regime in North Korea. According to a comprehensive (but partisan and sympathetic) report in The New York Times, some factions of the left became disturbed that the overtly radical slogans of the International ANSWER protests were “counter-productive.” Last fall, they met in the offices of People For The American Way to create a new umbrella organization called United for Peace and Justice that would present a more palatable face to the American public. As it happens, the name of the new organization was similar to that of one of the two main groups behind the national protests of the anti-Vietnam movement. It was called the People’s Coalition for Peace and Justice and it was a run by the American Communist Party. (As it happens, the other organizer of the national demonstrations was the MOBE, which was run by the Trotskyist Communist Party.) The groups that People for the American Way assembled to create the new Iraq protest organization picked Leslie Cagan to be its leader. Cagan is a veteran of the old Vietnam left -- a pro-Castro radical who was still a member of the Communist Party after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Ms. Cagan’s politics were no less radical and anti-American than International ANSWERs. But Leslie Cagan understood the problem of too much candor. “If we’re going to be a force that needs to be listened to by our elected officials, by the media,” Ms. Cagan told the Times, our movement needs to reflect the population.” In other words, we have to keep our horns hidden. According to the Times, since that meeting, the left has been hiring Madison Avenue firms to shape its messages and has been putting up billboards with the slogan “Peace Is Patriotic” to make its point. At the Columbia teach-in, Professor Foner had this to say about patriotism. “I refuse to cede the definition of American patriotism to George W. Bush,” Foner said, drawing a cheer from the audience. “I have a different definition of patriotism, which comes from Paul Robeson: The patriot is the person who is never satisfied with his country.” It’s true that Paul Robeson was never satisfied with his country. He was an icon (and member) of the American Communist Party, who received a Stalin Peace Prize from the dictator himself. Plus ca change,…plus c’est la meme chose.
The war in America’s streets is not about “peace” or “more time for inspections.” It is about which side should lose the war we are now in. The left has made crystal clear its desire that the loser should be us. Even if the left had not made this explicit, a “peace” movement directed at one side makes sense only as an effort to force that side to retreat from the battle and lose the war. Which is exactly what the Columbia professor said. If this is patriotism, what is treason?[ 03-31-2003: Message edited by: Oracle ]
Columbia University chooses to employ Anthropology professor Nicholas De Genova and "Professor Eric Foner, the prestigious head of Columbia’s history department." However, there is hope for Colombia and these deranged liberals. Yes indeed; there is now a twelve step program they can go to for help. Liberals are big on twelve step programs of all kinds.OVERCOMING LIBERALISM: A 12-STEP PROGRAMStep 1. Admitting that you're a liberalThis is the first step for every liberal on the way to recovery. It is important to understand that you're not "progressive," "moderate," or "enlightened." You are a liberal, and you need to be honest with yourself about that fact.Step 2: Pledge to support your beliefs with factsRealize that truth is more important than moral superiority and is the only way to come over to reality. You must research beyond propaganda from Sierra Club, Hillary Clinton, and CNN (the Communist News Network) to understand things as they really exist in the world. You can no longer argue based on "feelings" or emotion. You will actually need to back up your arguments with real information. This is a difficult step, because it means you can't be lazy any more.Step 3: Love AmericaThis may be the most difficult step for those of you who are hippies and peacenicks. Admitting that the country you hate actually stands as a beacon to defend freedom throughout the world can make some of you physically ill. You might want to make a visit to a military cemetery to better understand that these men and women gave their lives so that you could spew hatred. Otherwise, you would currently be living in a police state that would never let you wear that nasty patchouli oil, let alone speak out against your government.Step 4: Take a college level economics classI've always defined a Socialist as someone who's never taken an economics class. Most Socialists I've spoken with would have a hard time balancing their checkbooks, let alone explaining the simple concept of supply-and-demand. It's time to flush your complete ignorance of basic economics down the toilet and understand how the world actually functions. This concept will be very important for the next steps that involve communism, facts about corporations and the inefficiencies of government.Step 5: Say "no" to Communism and SocialismWhile this concept is obvious to most of the free world, it is an important step in your recovery process. If you have difficulty with this step, spend a week living and working in Cuba.Step 6: Corporations are not evilIf you're reading this online or in an e-mail, it's thanks to corporations. If you get some kind of paycheck, you can thank corporations. If you work for a non-profit or the government, you still have to thank corporations. The non-profit sector and the government wouldn't have any money to pay you without corporations. It is also important that you understand that making a profit doesn't equate to "greed" or exploitation. Capitalism has created the greatest society in our world's history. Even communist countries need corporations to survive, so enjoy a nice, hot cup of reality.Step 7: The government is inefficientIf you are one of those liberals who believe the government should tax us more in order to take care of society, you need to pay special attention to his step. You need to realize that government bureaucracy will waste most of your tax dollars, while private sector will put your money to much better use. Even most Democrat politicians understand this to some degree, which is why Hillary's socialist healthcare proposal was voted down by a majority of both Democrats and Republicans. Go to your local post office or call the IRS to ask a tax question if you need a reminder about government inefficiency.Step 8: The earth is not your "mother" and she's not dyingThe time has now come to stop your donations to Greenpeace, The Sierra Club, and every other EnvirioNazi organization to which you belong. Face the reality that the earth, society and our environment are better off today than ever in recorded history and that they are continuing to improve. I realize that many of you tree huggers will have a very difficult time letting go of the Douglas Fir on this one. I would suggest reading "The Skeptical Environmentalists," by Bjorn Lomborg. Mr. Lomborg is a former member of Greenpeace and is currently a statistics professor at a university in Denmark. He set out to prove the world was in bad shape and ended up surprising himself by proving the exact opposite.Step 9: Stop smoking the wacky tobaccyOkay, some of you might need to enter another 12-step program to complete this step. Marijuana is distorting your sense of reality, and you need to stop using it. Besides, you'll save a fortune on snacks.Step 10: Eat a hamburgerIf God didn't intend for us to eat animals, he wouldn't have made them out of meat. You can put your sprouts and tofu on the hamburger, but get some meat into you. You'll look and feel better than you ever imagined. You can always remind yourself that Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian to get you through this step.Step 11: Stop re-writing political historyIt's now time to admit that Bill Clinton is a lying-cheating-sexist-racist-rapist jerk. Hillary Clinton is one of the worst role models for women in this country. Al Gore really did lose the 2000 election by every vote tabulation you attempted, Ronald Reagan ended the Cold War and didn't create the homeless problem, John McCain is not a typical Republican, and Jimmy Carter is a nice man but has one of the worst presidential records of anyone in history.Step 12: Be a missionaryOnce you have completed the previous steps to overcoming liberalism, it's time for you to share this awakening with others who are not as fortunate. Go out amongst the liberal sheep and spread the good word of your freedom from the chains of ignorance that once bound you.Congratulations, and welcome to reality!
The key point in this article is that Norman Lear's group, People for the American Way, is linked directly to the communists in ANSWAR.According to Horowitz, PFAW is helping Workers World Party communists in a PR campaign to hide the fact that they are communists. PFAW is a huge player in Democrat party politics. It is the point group which works with Charles Schumer to block all conservative judicial nominations (if the nominations are self-avowed Christian conservatives, PFAW expends extra effort to defeat them).
The 12 step program made my day. Thanks to whoever wrote it; was it you Roger?David Horowitz is a liberal's worst nightmare. He has exposed the intolerant bravo sierra on college campuses, and gotten in the face of numerous other PC frauds.Good on him. I love watching him.m
A wonderful thread Roger, it is very well done and I appreciate the effort.Oracle ;)
PS: Revise step 10 to "Eat a hamburger at Fatboy Drive-In in Brunswick, unless it's closed for the season, in which case you should eat the hamburger at the Brunswick Diner."[ 04-01-2003: Message edited by: Melvin Udall ]