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From the Pen of David Horowitz: September 9, 2009

September 9, 2009

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“Even as its own inhumanity and inefficiency consume revolutionary socialism in the East, however, a specter can be seen rising from its ashes in the West.  The colors are no longer red but green, the accents are those of Malthus rather than Marx, but the missionary project is remarkably intact.   The planet is still threatened, redemption through radical politics still presses: Better Green than Dead. In environmentalism, radicals have found a new paradigm for the paradigm lost.”
– From Red to Green, in Left Illusions, page 310.
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This quote is particularly timely in view of the Van Jones debacle, and Van Jones’ book, The Green Collar Economy. Obama’s dedication to Cap & Trade fits into this same effort to remake the entire system under the guise of environmentalism.

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17 Comments
  1. DELFIN J BELTRAN MD permalink
    September 9, 2009 2:19 am

    Malthusian philosophy of society growing to exceed the food supply has been the basis of the ecology movement for years. When I was on the faculty of Stanford it was the Malthusian concept that was behind the growth of the Sierra Club. this then fed with the belief that chemicals were causing the loss of bird life and at regular intervals new baloney was added. The Auburn damn was developed to the point of having the bypass tunnels to feed the stored water into the hydroeclectric generators (not installed), the walls were ready to recieve the damn and the cement footing were poured. If the damn had been completed in 1975 as projected the electrical power shortage and water shortage would not have occured but the ecology branch of the demoncratic party constantly instills fear in the public to create tragedies that need their ignorance to ‘change’ the world, but only new tragedies are created for a new political solution and now we are faced with a union based, world socialism destruction of the Constitutional Republic defined by the founders. Healthcare is all part of the program and was created by Edwin Witte in 1934 along with the old age benefits part of the bill that FDR had instructed him to write. This was the same control of medical care that was instituted by Kaiser Wilhelm in 1880 and permitted the Nazi dictatorship to control physicians – this control facilitated the undesirables that didn’t fit the dictators consept of pure arian society. The same concepts are being used again to take over this country. The goal is at least the creation of a single party system with control through unions and with the incorporation of universal healthcare they will get all medical personnel into their universal labor union that now serves building maintenance, government and associated service industries. We are not that far away from an autocracy with forty Czars controlling special areas and bypassing the Congressional and Judicial oversight. Hitler II is not that far away, all for the benefit of the society, molded into the concepts of a single leader and/or party of autocrats.

  2. September 9, 2009 2:54 am

    Red is worn by Acorn and Americorps, to reminds us of their socialism,
    Green has been taken over by Red as the safe haven for activism,
    Blue is for the Republic(ans) but that’s all it leaves me.

  3. econohist permalink
    September 9, 2009 4:45 am

    Whether it’s Karl Marx, Adolph Hitler, Osama bin Laden, Van Jones, or Barach Obama, they all fit the bill of Eric Hoffer’s “True Believer.” Usually some entity or group must be
    demonized for the furtherance of the cause. Adolph Hitler was interviewd one time,
    and asked if it was his desire that all Jews be exterminated. Hitler said no, because
    then they’d have to find another ‘demon’ to demonize.

    • September 9, 2009 7:15 am

      Putting Obama in the same boat as bin Laden and Hitler does not help your case against him.

  4. Julie Trevor permalink
    September 9, 2009 5:20 am

    And nowhere is that “paradise” revealed better than Vermont, home of Howard Dean, Bernie Sanders and Pat Leahy…and a whole host of others who came here to “help us”.

    Unfortunately, even the independent hard working Vermonter can be “organized” in to feeling societal pains (where none exists) resulting in mass reliance on the government and that in my opinion is due in part to mass expansion of non-profit organizations – the new means to protect wealth!
    Julie

  5. jjay permalink
    September 9, 2009 6:19 am

    Wake up! Your hate is eating you alive…

  6. Joseph White permalink
    September 9, 2009 6:59 am

    Environmentalism will be the death of our country, literally. In a country where we can split the atom, decode the genome, and grow enough food to feed the rest of the world, environmentalist are constantly telling us that some stupid rat is more important than life, liberty, and property. Little do they remember that the creator told us to master the world.

    In their quest for “green,” people like the Sierra club forget that a growing economy and big cities need energy. As a former farmer, I can understand the desire to save natural resources, but even I draw the line at sitting in cold house in the middle of winter, because some nut said we can’t burn coal, use heating oil, or use nuclear energy.

    If we had six more nuclear power plants, we’d have enough energy to last us roughly another 30 years, then we’d need to add one or two more. But, the environmentalists think that even one more will destroy the world. They forget that NPP’s are put in the middle of nowhere, and that they are safer than coal and oil.

    France uses almost 80% nuclear energy to fuel their country, and they protect the environment as well.

    For all of the their bemoaning the death of the environment, I have yet to see a member of the sierra club out camping, or even setting foot outside the city.

  7. econohist permalink
    September 9, 2009 8:30 am

    My case against Obama is very valid. Mark Levin in “Liberty and Tyranny” speaks of a
    soft tyranny which Obama’s promoting. That soft tyranny if not put in check can end
    up in hard tyranny. Obama has already demonized capitalism in general for all of our economic ills that govt has been responsible for,and specifically
    all the evil oil companies, and lately health insurance companies along with doctors
    who would rather amputate a part of your body than give you the proper medication
    to better your situation. Of course soft tyranny and hard tyranny are not the same, but
    there are parallels.

    • September 9, 2009 8:34 am

      You might have some good arguments about Obama but Hitler comparisons usually distract and imperil arguments. The same points can be made without invoking Hitler. The Left can then shift the debate to condemning you for extreme rhetoric and they can dismiss you as a crank.

      My advice: don’t invoke Hitler unless there’s genocide or anti-semitism involved. So if you want to compare Ahmadinejad to Hitler then you’d be on firmer ground.

      • Jonathan permalink
        September 9, 2009 12:48 pm

        The arguments resonate with a lot of people too. We aren’t talking about Obama, per se.

        You can’t be serious about the left dismissing us as cranks for throwing Hitler’s name around? They do it more than anyone. And they dismiss us as cranks as a matter of strategy and tactics. It doesn’t matter what we say. It’s what they want people to believe. Go back to the drawing board on that opinion. Calling the left what they are has been long overdue by several decades.

        • September 9, 2009 12:51 pm

          It does matter what we say. And it matters how we say it. Ronald Reagan won because he won over the Center.

          And the previous comment stuck Obama in the same boat as Bin Laden and Hitler. That’s not necessary and it’s counterproductive.

          • Jonathan permalink
            September 9, 2009 1:01 pm

            Reagan would have publically compared Obama to Hitler too.

            • September 9, 2009 2:17 pm

              I suppose next you’re going to tell me that Jesus would have compared Obama to Hitler too, right?

              Reagan was a pragmatist, not an ideologue.

      • DELFIN J BELTRAN MD permalink
        September 9, 2009 9:45 pm

        “genocide or antisemitism”

        Do not forget that is was not only Jewish persons as a defined group that AH managed to put on his hit list. Several million Christians were also included. The comparison of Obama to Hitler has multiple facets, but the primary arguement lies in his fundamental dishonesty and arrogance as a leader who seems to believe that the end justifies the means. The goal of central governmental control and regulation of individuals begins with the conglomeration of his enemies and detractors, the loss of indiviual autonomy and consideration of humanity by individuals who have been so conglomerated into false classes that need to be dismissed from the goal and cause that is sought as the only true and correct societal good.

  8. econohist permalink
    September 9, 2009 8:53 am

    Obama has already demanded Israel to stop expanding their settlements. He
    blames Israel for a lot of the problems the Palestinians find themselves that
    the Palestinian leadership is responsible for. You already mentioned Ahmadinejad
    is an anti-semite. During the campaign Obama said he would meet with him for
    tea. That’s just the beginning. Obama has a very dangerous mindset of appeasing
    our enemies and disrespecting our friends. That really bodes well for our national
    security, doesn’t it? Like Thomas Sowell said recently in a TH essay: Obama is a lier. Don’t
    listen to what he says so much as what he does. He’s already mortgaged the future
    of our children and grandchildren.

    • Jonathan permalink
      September 9, 2009 12:51 pm

      Keep calling Obama and his fellow travellers what they are, econohist. Don’t worry about the continually misguided moderates on our side who want us to keep our heads buried in the sand.

      The appeasement, by the way, will go away once the left has eliminated all opposition and assumed power. Once they’ve done that, you will see a refreshingly ruthless and cruel new side to them in dealing with people who endanger THEIR control and power. It will almost remind you of Hitler.

  9. econohist permalink
    September 9, 2009 6:22 pm

    Is there any reason why Barach Obama wanted to distance himself from Bill Ayers,
    a known terrorist he used to associate himself with? Is it foolish to link someone
    who is an avowed anarchist with someone who happens to be our president?
    Call it ideologue all you want…but the truth is the truth, no matter how you want
    to color it(no pun intended…ok…pun intended:)

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