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From the Pen of David Horowitz: October 27, 2009

October 27, 2009

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But Bill Clinton is not like those who worship him, corrupting himself and others for a higher cause. Unlike them, he betrays principles because he has none. He will even betray his country, but without the slightest need to betray it for something else – for an idea, a party, a cause. He is a narcissist who sacrifices principle for power because his vision is so filled up with himself that he cannot tell the difference.

But the idealists who serve him — the Stephanopoulos’s, the Ickes’s, the feminists, the progressives and Hillary — can tell the difference. Their cyncism flows from the very perception they have of right and wrong. They do it for noble ends. They do it for the progressive faith. They do it because they see themselves as gods, as having the power — through correct politics — to redeem the world. It is that terrifyingly exalted ambition that fuels their spiritual arrogance and justifies their means.

And that is why they hate conservatives. They hate you because you are killers of their dream. You are defenders of a Constitution that thwarts their cause. They hate you because your “reactionary” commitment to individual rights, to a single standard and to a neutral and limited state obstructs their progressive designs. They hate you because you are believers in property and its rights as the cornerstones of prosperity and human freedom; because you do not see the market economy as a mere instrument for acquiring personal wealth and stocking political war chests, but as both means and end.

Conservatives who think progressives are misinformed idealists will always be blind-sided by the sheer malice of the left — by the cynicism of those who pride themselves on their principles; by the viciousness of those who champion sensitivity; by the intolerance of those who call themselves liberal; and by the ruthless disregard for the well-being of the poor on the part of those who preen themselves as their champions.

Conservatives are surprised because they see progressives as merely misguided, when they are, in fact, morally – and ontologically — misdirected. They are the messianists of a false religious faith. Since the redeemed future that justifies their existence and rationalizes their hypocrisy can never be realized, what really motivates progressives is a modern idolatry: their limitless passion for the continuance of Them.

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8 Comments
  1. semus permalink
    October 27, 2009 8:06 am

    Yes I agree 100%, your description of the Bill Clinton, the differences between himself Hillary and many the others. These others are smart enough to see through him but it doesn’t matter he’s an effective vehicle for them, a symbiotic relationship. Bill Clinton’s a useful sleaze.

    I read that Stalin didn’t like the traitors in other countries that worked for “The cause”, he thought they were idiots, he had to be convinced by those around him – he allowed to live – that they were useful hence the term “Useful Idiots”. I know Hillary and many of those like her aren’t idiots at all. These people are hardcore realists who know that achieving their goals won’t be easy. There might be bloodshed, they’d probably rather this didn’t happen but what’s a little blood when the goal is heaven on earth after all it will only apply to a few unreasonable people.

    But It’s more complicated then that and where this great plan falters, the left considers themselves shepherd and the rest of us sheep we need them and for now anyway they need the us, our votes anyway. We’re purchased with catch phrases that take advantage of our hatreds, ignorance, and stupidity especially stupidity. However it’s understood they wouldn’t live the way we the proletariat are expected to live.

    Some questions;

    How would you define those who have been fooled by this rhetoric, who aren’t aware or don’t care about the grand goals of the hard left? Are these people “Useful Idiots” to the “Useful Idiots”?

    How is it the Hard left that disdains capitalism is supported by wealthiest capitalists on earth? The answer might be in order to have a productive working class they must be kept happy, content, and ignorant. The next questions I would ask are who’s using who? And who will turn on who first?

    I just read Thomas Sowell’s column on Townhall 10/27/2009, my thoughts are all over the place.

    We better wake up.

  2. semus permalink
    October 27, 2009 8:07 am

    Yes I agree 100%, your description of the Bill Clinton, the differences between himself Hillary and many the others. They are smart enough to see through him but it doesn’t matter he’s an effective vehicle for them, a symbiotic relationship. Bill Clinton’s a useful sleaze.

    I read that Stalin didn’t like the traitors in other countries that worked for “The cause”, he thought they were idiots, he had to be convinced by those around him – he allowed to live – that they were useful hence the term “Useful Idiots”. I know Hillary and many of those like her aren’t idiots at all. These people are hardcore realists who know that achieving their goals won’t be easy. There might be bloodshed, – they’d probably rather not – but what’s a little blood when the goal is heaven on earth after all it will only apply to a few unreasonable people.

    But It’s more complicated then that and where this great plan falters, the left considers themselves shepherd and the rest of us sheep we need them and for now anyway they need the us, our votes anyway. We’re purchased with catch phrases that take advantage of our hatreds, ignorance, and stupidity especially stupidity. However it’s understood they wouldn’t live the way we the proletariat are expected to live.

    How would you define those who have been fooled by this rhetoric, who aren’t aware or don’t care about the grand goals of the hard left? Are these people “Useful Idiots” to the “Useful Idiots”?

    How is it the Hard left that disdains capitalism is supported by wealthiest capitalists on earth? The answer might be in order to have a productive working class they must be kept happy, content, and ignorant. The next questions I would ask are who’s using who? And who will turn on who first?

    I just read Thomas Sowell’s column on Townhall 10/27/2009, my thoughts are all over the place.

    We better wake up.

  3. semus permalink
    October 27, 2009 8:14 am

    OOP’s

  4. semus permalink
    October 27, 2009 8:46 am

    Shepherds (plural)

  5. herseyk permalink
    October 27, 2009 11:31 am

    Bill Clinton Abandons Charity Work http://bit.ly/4pX8Fu

    LOL

  6. October 27, 2009 1:03 pm

    This ABSOLUTELY should be required reading for all conservatives who need to know that the Left is completely irrational and driven by what must be neurotic impulse. Leftism is faith-based and as such is a secular religion beyond rational discourse and shot-through with hypocrisy (its notorious Double Standard; moral relativism; situational ethics,etc.). The Left is nothing it claims to be and everything it projects onto conservatives (bigoted, intolerant, censorious, anger-ridden). Thanks David – you’ve outdone yourself with this piece.

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