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From the Pen of David Horowitz: November 28, 2009

November 28, 2009


”I am writing this essay sitting beside an anonymous white male that I long to murder.” When I read this sentence, I found myself looking around the room nervously. For these are not the opening words of a new novel by Bret Easton Ellis, but a non-fiction  essay by bell hooks, an intellectual icon of the tenured left. Though only in her forties, hooks is a Distinguished Professor of English at the City College of New York, a former faculty member at Yale, and a phenomenon of the politicized academy. An awkward writer of ideological formulas and agit-prop prose, she has a wide-ranging influence in the politically correct university culture. The collection for which this piece called “A Killing Rage” is the title essay is one of a shelf of similar tracts that hooks has published, earning her a sobriquet from the New York Review of Books as “the most prominent exponent of black feminism” in America.

The occasion for professor hooks’ homicidal urge turns out, on inspection, to be nothing more than a lost seat on a commercial airlines flight.

Hating Whitey and Other Progressive Causes

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  1. Lolo Jay permalink
    November 28, 2009 4:57 am

    Love was introduced by Adam and Eve, anger by Cain upon Abel. The left’s tirade against the right is just a continuation of the love-hate drama that has been with us since its initiation in the Garden of Eden that cost the life of one and throughout millions of years of history as has been communicated to us of today’s generation billions of lives have been uselessly lost and the carnage is yet upon us.

    Whatever culture we belong to in the lineup of mankind’s racial diversity are not spared this emotional upheaval that continue to decimate lives without rhyme or reason – but indeed is the cause celebre of humanity’s existence.

    Definitely, the Garden of Eden as was is still is, now in the Middle East, rampaging as if it were still the best solution to our mental illness. Our problem is making sense out of nonsense – in the midst of our plenty, we destroy.


  2. richard permalink
    November 28, 2009 6:31 am

    hey, it’s ok. guilt ridden whites are thrilled by this kind of thing.

    they just want to be liked.

    as long as you are ‘a person of colour’ writin/thinking/speaking this nonsense
    you have a free pass.

  3. Jonathan permalink
    November 28, 2009 6:41 am

    Bell Hooks: Getting to be famous on what Horowitz rightly calls a marginal talent. Just think of how many genuinely talented people are passed over in this country for not being politically correct. The real injustice of this country is the discrimination fostered by the Marxist elite shadow government.

    Remind Bell of her privileged life, getting paid by a government she hates, by the tax dollars of people who she claims are racists. Flying first class, living nice, and having the freedom to be miserable in America. While many whites and others are passed over for being conservatives.

    The neat thing is that when you confront people like Bell Hooks (capitalization intended) with dissenting opinion, they REALLY get mad. And threatening. But, that is precisely what needs to be done. Constantly. I, like many people, are sick of the babyish ranting of spoiled brats like this psycopathic woman.

  4. Carterthewriter permalink
    November 28, 2009 6:56 am

    Exploiting hate has given those of little ambition a platform of survival.

  5. John Arens permalink
    November 28, 2009 7:18 am

    The rise of Gloria Jean Watkins (aka “bell hooks”) is emblematic of what is wrong with the western Academy. Although her writings clearly belie the oft-given praise that she is an “intellectual”, she is fawned over as if she is saying something new and persuasive that Gertrude Stein and her ex-pat friends hadn’t said eighty years earlier. She is boring, and worse, I suspect she knows she’s boring –but also knows that the feminized culture inside the University Elite won’t have the guts to tell her. So, she enjoys upping the ante.

    What passes for critical thought in today’s university setting would have been a ticket to reform school a few short decades ago. Ah, but aren’t we all the richer for it?

    What is really tragic is that there are thousands and thousands of accomplished black women –scientists, doctors, artists and so on — that we never hear about because idiots like Gloria suck up all the oxygen, and paint these truly remarkable women with the same stupid brush. Why won’t the academy celebrate those who are worth celebrating?

    • Jonathan permalink
      November 28, 2009 9:22 am

      John asks: “Why won’t the academy celebrate those who are worth celebrating?”

      Because the Academies have been completely overrun by cultural Marxism, John. Science, Economics, Legal, Art and Music, Public Policy, all of them. Education especially.

      Here’s some good links for you. They explain in very succinct terms how the left is overrunning the country from the inside out.

      For instance, well meaning conservatives either oppose or endorse creationism in schools. Fine. But many fail to understand the larger issue has nothing to do with science. It has to do with bringing about the aims of cultural Marxism as described in those links I provided. We CANNOT fix America until we deal with this problem. Many people don’t understand this.

  6. Yephora permalink
    November 28, 2009 7:19 am

    Affirmative Action + Political Correctness guarantees mediocrity — aka ‘marginal talent.’

  7. Bill_H permalink
    November 28, 2009 7:27 am

    Dr Hooks has honed her own brand of racism down to a fine art and by wallowing in it she makes the problem worse for EVERYONE .

  8. Juan Freeman permalink
    November 28, 2009 7:46 am

    As an “angry white male”, I can relate. Don’t tell anyone, but, if there was a button I could push that would eliminate every radical leftist & Islamist on the planet, I’d likely break my thumb trying to press (mash) it.

    Just think of what that mass reduction of two legged detritus would do toward saving the planet (and for US – civilization), Paul Ehrlich would be ecstatic… oh wait, he’d be dead!


    PS. bell hooks? Definitely rates the lower case moniker.
    PSS. Where does bell do her hookin’?


    • Nash permalink
      November 28, 2009 9:15 am

      Juan, you had my wry chuckle until the watermelon and hookin statements.

  9. SanePerson permalink
    November 28, 2009 8:43 am

    Does she think the guy got her seat because he’s white??

    • William James Ward permalink
      November 28, 2009 12:56 pm


      It is possible, my take is that she wants the first seat
      and can not conceive of any inconvenience in life that is not
      race related. Given a throne to sit on by the leftist academics,
      she thinks it sticks to her butt no matter where it goes,
      figuratively and actually. The marxist race agenda seems to be
      to acclaim second or third tier personas while avoiding recognition
      of first rate individuals of color and thus maintaining the
      disgraceful color line of old. Jonathan is completely right.

      Anyone who shows such arrogance is completely deluded and the
      sin is in showing no regard to others in line, ergo astringent
      pride, dyspeptic arrogancy causing the old fat head. Johns comments are quite clear and seem to me true assessment of the first order. What I
      would say to hooks is “intemperate screeds have consequences”. Her
      type will never wake up to themselves and their responsability to
      life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness as the ground of being
      we all hope for. Johathan’s understanding of the background causality
      of her self imprisonment is laudable.

  10. Nick permalink
    November 28, 2009 12:14 pm

    Before jumping to conclusions, more inquiry is necessary. Was the white male sitting next to bell her husband?

    If so, while understandable, it still calls to memory professor gates’ story. Having a white wife does not appear to deter him from hating white folks on planet earth – as he educates many of them. I wonder how that works out in the bedroom for gates and his wife? Oh my.

    I have a picture of a majority of predominantly white students sitting in bell’s and gates’ classrooms, learning from their twisted teaching. There is something eerily similar to this and the domestic recruitment of Americans by jihadist terrorists today.

    If ‘the bell’ acted out on her impulse and killed the white male, would she be prosecuted for a hate crime?

  11. clyde griffin permalink
    November 28, 2009 1:28 pm

    Familiarity Breeds Contempt,-Contempt Breeds Conflict,-
    Conflict Breeds WAR: Would anyone like to buy stock-
    futures in the human race? {FAMILIARITY IS RUNNING RAMPANT}!

  12. Jonathan permalink
    November 28, 2009 5:39 pm

    People need to be aware that Bell Hook’s philosophy is rampant in black academia. Have you ever wondered what is being taught behind closed doors at many black universities?

    There is a concerted effort underway culturally and academically to foster a revolutionary Marxist spirit within the black community, to prepare the way for a future war when the racial demographic becomes more equalized.

    • Nick Chagouris permalink
      November 28, 2009 10:36 pm

      It only follows that if this sentiment is being openly discussed in Universities with large white populations that, shall I say, Zestier, discussion must be going on at all black ones.

      But if there is any hope of correcting this destructive practice, it has to begin with evidence and facts. I, for one, would be very interested to see some.

      I suggest reading Not Out of Africa by Mary Lefkowitz, if you have not already.

      An excellent, scholarly, work. Lefkowitz is an authority on Claasic Ancient Greek History. The book is about the revisionist history being taught throughout America from Community Colleges to Ivy League.

      • Jonathan permalink
        November 29, 2009 11:32 am

        Thanks Nick. I added that book to my Amazon wish list.

        • Nick Chagouris permalink
          November 29, 2009 3:52 pm

          You are welcome Jonathan.
          I read the book nearly 10 years ago. I found it difficult to believe, but obviously Mary Lefkowitz is a serious and credible writer and a brilliant scholar. Her argument throughout is unimpeachable. An extraordinary work.

          I would love to speak with her. I wonder how badly they gave her the treatment after she exposed the systemic lies that infect American college curicula? She socratically kicked all their butts.
          You will see.

          Afrocentric studies are largely mythological, which to my mind is, in the end, a great disservice to the African community, as well as to all of the academy. After all, lies are lies. Any structure built upon a lie cannot stand for long.

  13. November 29, 2009 10:01 am

    No matter how successful some are, and whether they achieved that success
    on their merits or not, for some foolish reason they want to promote a victim
    mentality. I guess any injustices of the past, they can’t let go of, and in so doing
    they survive on the vitriolic poison, and pass it on to whoever wants to play victim
    By the way, if she did kill that white male next to her, she could always claim she did
    it in ‘self defence,’ because of his hatred toward her, and was only stopping him from
    doing it again to someone else in the future.

    • Jonathan permalink
      November 29, 2009 11:35 am

      For some reason? In my opinion Ron is that she is a Marxist and her reason is to promote and foster a Marxist revolution in America, just like all her fellow travellers in the academic world dominated by Marxists, both black and white.

      Whether she believes herself or not (I believe she does) the important thing is that she is misleading generations of kids after her. And the lies become all the more potent as time moves on, because time distances us from historic perspectives grounded in truth. History is one wine that does not age well over time for America. Rather, it tends to sour with age, and become less and less palatable. The Marxists produce on bitter dregs.

  14. Marylou permalink
    November 30, 2009 12:01 am

    I am the first to recognize it doesn’t seem fair.

    All those hard questions faded when I began to believe, almost involuntarily. Now I do believe the Holy Spirit was at work in my own heart at that moment.

    Incidentally, one of my favorite little studies looked at the nature of God in the Bible. Mysterious. We are not going to know it all. Therefore, faith is required.

    Sovereign. Yay! Just, loving, wonderful. Also all-knowing, all-powerful.

    Humbling to contemplate….but I need to say I do remember my days as a pantheist, agnostic, hippie nutjob, atheist, bitter wretch. I am definitely happy to have left that behind and have this so-called simple faith that people can study for a lifetime and never quite perfect.

    It just calls the best out of us, that’s all. Of course, this is just my own opinion and experience here.

    One of the most astounding things about this blogosphere is the respect given to others’ expressions in general, that of being allowed to be expressed! This feels like great freedom to me, and it exhorts me to render honor and respect to others even as we disagree…of which I fall short many times but we are not satisfied with that and move on, hoping to do better in the future.

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