Wednesday, June 17, 2020

David Horowitz Rejects Claims of "Systemic Racism" in America

Black Lives Matter exposed as a front for racism, Marxism, and anti-police violence

As calls to "defund the police" and dismantle "systemic racism" reach a fever pitch, conservative author David Horowitz, a longtime critic of America’s alleged race wars, is speaking out against the Left’s attempts to foment racial divide and exploit the crisis to enact their radical political agendas.

Horowitz is the author of the just-released book, Blitz: Trump Will Smash the Left and Win, which documents the civil war Democrats have launched against a duly elected president, and exposes the left’s use of race as a weapon against America’s constitutional framework.

Horowitz authored a best-selling autobiography, Radical Son exposing the murderous practices of the Black Panther Party – the forerunner of the violent radical organization Black Lives Matter. Over the last twenty years, Horowitz has also authored several books on the race war fomented by radicals, including "Progressive Racism," "Hating Whitey and Other Progressive Causes" and "Uncivil Wars: The Controversy Over Reparations for Slavery." 

A lifelong civil rights activist, Horowitz has had a long and storied career as a conservative intellectual author, speaker, and activist. He began his political journey as one of the founders of the New Left in the 1960s and served as an editor of its largest magazine, Ramparts. After a friend of his was murdered by the Black Panthers, Horowitz was forced to confront some difficult truths about the political left and its destructive agendas. In 1984 he co-authored a Washington Post Magazine cover story titled "Lefties for Reagan" and found a political and intellectual home as a conservative activist. 

In his recent article, "It’s Not About Race: The Left Exploits Another Black Victim," Horowitz excoriates police officer Derek Chauvin for the violent killing of George Floyd. But unlike the overwhelming majority of commentators, Horowitz does not see Floyd’s murder as a symptom of systemic racism.

"What does this say about ‘a grotesque system of ingrained racism’ in America? Absolutely nothing," Horowitz writes. Four officers have been charged with murdering George Floyd. One of them is African American and another is Asian. We don’t know the motives of the chief culprit. So where’s the race issue? And why have the Black Lives Matters activists chosen as their spiritual leader Al Sharpton, the second most notorious racist in America?

Horowitz points out that "virtually every official in Minnesota with influence over the Minneapolis police and the decision to keep Derek Chauvin on the force despite his troubling record is a Democrat: the governor, the attorney general, the Minneapolis congresswoman and the mayor. The Democrat Party is the ‘system’ that protected the bad cop and led to George Floyd’s death."

In a related piece, Horowitz exposes the true motivations and influences of the Black Lives Matter movement which he notes "was formed in 2013 by three self-styled ‘Marxist-Leninist revolutionaries,’ who selected as their movement’s patron saint convicted cop-killer and Black Liberation Army leader Assata Shakur." Of the organization’s eponymous slogan, he writes, "Its mission is not to save black lives. The thousands of deaths from black-on-black homicides draw no attention and inspire no protests, nor do the deaths of black police officers on the integrated police forces they attack."

In his new book "Blitz," Horowitz  also included a meticulously researched takedown of The New York Times’ malicious "1619 Project" which claims to demonstrate "that nearly everything that has made America exceptional grew out of slavery," and is "a dagger aimed at America’s heart."

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