As David Horowitz has said, the Left itself is a totalitarian movement. At first we didn’t understand specifically what he meant by that. Most leftists (i.e. “liberals”, “progressives”, the politically correct) we knew or knew of didn’t appear in any way to be totalitarians themselves. And many leftist organizations I’ve known over the years were mostly democratic in their operation. But over time we’ve learned more fully what Horowitz was getting at, and in stating this observation he was echoing the same viewpoint Austrian economist Friedrich A. Hayek had expressed in the mid-20th century: “Socialism can be put into practice only by methods of which most socialists disapprove”.
A similar way to phrase the idea is, Leftist movements tend over time towards totalitarian governing models. Hayek arrived at this realization from an economic perspective in early 20th century Central Europe. Horowitz arrived at the same conclusion through his activism as a political leftist in 1960s and ’70s America. The concept has been clear to some for many decades. For others it’s becoming clearer by the week in these more turbulent times of western politics and culture, namely: that leftist organizations, as if by some irresistible gravitational force, slowly but steadily repudiate the basic principles of free society, with Freedom of Speech being the usual first casualty.
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by the Editor [American Infrasound] * 20 March, 2018
It was spontaneous. A natural, inevitable groundswell of popular discontent. Kids across America were just fed up – with the fear, the shootings, even The System. They banded together across the land, with no professional political organizers’ help or funding, to take the courageous risk of walking out of school during class hours on March 14 for seventeen minutes – to honor the 17 students murdered in Parkland, Florida by a twisted, rage-filled gunman. They risked everything to speak their minds freely, to not be silenced by the authorities, to #NeverForget.
At least that’s the way it was portrayed by a media practically salivating onto their microphones, solemn-faced school authorities, and many politicians. But the “Enough! Walkout” was not all it was pre-announced to be. First of all it wasn’t a walkout at all but a formally sanctioned event in the school day, highly advertised in advance, and blessed and encouraged by school authorities. (Like many principals across the country, my daughter’s principal sent out a pleasant email to parents the day before the event describing it as non-political, optional, and highly approved by the administration.) It wasn’t exactly required to walk out, but there was definitely something riskier about being one of the few choosing to remain in the classroom than the bravery of the vast majority of the student body walking out, led by their teachers and administrators.
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If your university’s administration is stocked full of sycophants to the Progressive theology, it’s likely they will dutifully allow a platform for your leftist message and hesitate to resist your passion for “Social Justice” even if it should it become violent. And parents of all political persuasions, faced with spending tens of thousands of dollars a year for college (even in-state), are not hesitating to cross your school off their list of places they believe would provide their son or daughter a safe and educational environment.
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Georgetown had changed the names of Mulledy Hall and McSherry Hall because Mulledy and McSherry had once been involved in selling some slaves back in the early 19th century. When Christina Hoff Sommers spoke at Georgetown, feminists demanded trigger warnings and a university official threatened College Republicans. But defending actual slavery and rape is still okay at Georgetown. So long as it’s committed by Muslims under the license of the Koran.
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Senate Democrats and the NEA Teachers’ Union are doing their best to prevent school choice advocate Betsy DeVos from becoming Education Secretary. The Chicago Tribune reports that her confirmation hearings have “alternated between interrogation and crass disparagement. DeVos tried to answer loaded policy questions, mostly from Democrats, only to be interrupted by senators whose aim was to discredit her qualifications. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) waved off DeVos after the Tuesday evening hearing, refusing to shake her hand.”
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Apparently an 18-month election campaign with state primaries, public debates, slow elimination of candidates, op-eds, and ultimately a free and open national election by the American people is HORRIFYING!
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