Hating Whitey and Other Progressive Causes
a book by David Horowitz
(our site's book review)
The Amazon blurb says that The anti-white racism of the Left remains one of the few taboo subjects in America. A former confidante of the Black Panthers and author of Radical Son, David Horowitz lays bare the liberal attack on "whiteness"—the latest battle in the war against American democracy. His passionate and candid account of contemporary racism reveals that the Cold War has come home.
Ideological hatred of whites is now a growth industry, boosted by "civil rights" activists and liberal academics. These once-youthful radicals, now entrenched in positions of power and influence, peddle a warmed-over version of the Marxist creed that supported the communist empire and excuses intolerance to the point of thuggery. Betraying the legacy of Martin Luther King, this alliance of black civil rights leaders and white radicals threatens to undermine America's moral, political, and economic institutions.
Martin Luther King
Mr. Horowitz acknowledges that America's unique political culture is the creation of white European males, primarily English and Christian. But these very men and their heirs have led the world in abolishing slavery and establishing the principles of ethnic and racial inclusion. Undeterred, so it seems, by America's Anglo-Saxon pedigree, people of every race and creed still flock by the millions to these shores for a share of our unparalleled rights and opportunities. Yet, with staggering hypocrisy, a clique of racial warlords and academic malcontents indicts our every institution for racial oppression.
No stranger to ideological combat, Mr. Horowitz anticipates the standard charges of racism and sexism—wearisome bromides reflexively hurled at dissenters from the party line. Undaunted, he boldly grapples with contemporary racism in all its forms. See Black Skin Privilege and the American Dream, also by Mr. Horowitz.
Anti-white racism is just as ugly and destructive as anti-black racism and naziism but the media pretends it does not exist
The folks at Publishers Weekly say Hating Whitey and Other Progressive Causes explores how American universities have been destroyed by leftist "McCarthyism" and Horowitz takes on U.S. race relations and claims that "anti-white racism" has become intrinsic to the black civil rights movement and "common currency of the 'progressive' intelligentsia." The "McCarthyism" referred to is the obligatory politically correct liberal narrative stuffed down throats in liberal universities, wherein one finds such gems as social justice classes, privilege accusations, safe spaces, and micro-aggressions. The dominance of multiculturalism has, on many campuses, bred speech codes, intolerance of opposing opinions and in some cases it has spawned violence against dissidents.
The dominance of multiculturalism has, on many campuses, bred speech codes, intolerance of opposing opinions and in some cases it has spawned violence against dissidents
Horowitz has been confronted by the thought police as a speaker at college campuses—you either support their toxic agenda, or you get assaulted
Horowitz has been confronted by the thought police as a speaker at college campuses: "I gestured toward the armed officers in the room -- the university had assigned six or seven to keep the peace -- and introduced my own bodyguard, who regularly accompanies other conservative speakers when they visit universities. In the past, I felt uncomfortable about taking protection to a college campus until a series of physical attacks at universities persuaded me that such precautions were necessary. . . . I don't know of a single leftist speaker among the thousands who visit campuses every term who has been obstructed or attacked by conservative students, who are too decent and too tolerant to do that. The entire evening in Texas reminded me of the late Orianna Fallaci's observation that what we are facing in the post-9/11 world is not a "clash of civilizations," but a clash of civilization versus barbarism." See Barbarians: How The Baby Boomers, Immigration, and Islam Screwed My Generation and Campus Leftists Don't Believe in Free Speech: Conservative speakers now have bodyguards when they visit universities.
April 8, 2005: David Horowitz was hit in the face with a pie Wednesday during a speech at Butler University. The attack was the third incident in the last 10 days in which a conservative speaker has been doused with food while trying to speak on a Midwestern campus. And this was not the first time the man was assaulted on campuses by spoiled PC-obsessed brats.
Campus leftists don't believe in free speech. Social justice warriors (SJWs), in a politically correct trance of self-righteousness, believe in one-sided free speech. All speech is fine, as long as it is what THEY believe. You either parrot back to them their PC beliefs or you'll be harassed, trolled, insulted, attacked with pie in the face, or physically assaulted. They have no concept of free speech, which they believe should be a right that only those that are PC SJWs should enjoy. Why their teachers are failing to show them the error of their ways is a mystery.
April 8, 2005: David Horowitz was hit in the face with a pie Wednesday during a speech at Butler University. The attack was the third incident in the last 10 days in which a conservative speaker has been doused with food while trying to speak on a Midwestern campus. SJWs are going insane and getting violent and crazy. Where exactly is these conservative speakers' "social justice"?
"The corruption of American higher education has been in the news a lot in the last few years. “Snowflakes” and 'safe spaces,' crowds of thugs shutting down conservative speakers, craven administrators caving in to demands of activist students and faculty have become increasingly common since the rise of Donald Trump sparked a 'resistance' movement. . . . What David Horowitz has been warning about in his books and speeches for more than thirty years -- the ideological hijacking of the university and the betrayal of its traditional mission -- has finally grabbed the national spotlight." (Source: David Horowitz's The Left in the University, Bruce Thornton, American Thinker)
Horowitz: "The greatest American tragedy in my lifetime is the destruction of our educational system by progressives and its conversion into an indoctrination and recruitment center for the ideological left. This book that I’ve written, The Left and the University, is the sixth book that I’ve written about the universities and this problem, which has been 50 years in the making." (Source: David Horowitz on the Left in the University, Truth Revolt)
The greatest American tragedy in my lifetime is the destruction of our educational system by progressives and its conversion into an indoctrination and recruitment center for the ideological left
The left, peddling more and more radical anti-white racism in a burst of self-righteous political correctness, is routinely preventing conservative speakers to speak while paving the way for leftists by supplying generous speaking fees which they rarely offer to conservative speakers. They are defining people exposing their anti-white racism as racist, as in the following: "The University of Chicago has a choice. Will it defend its targeted students by enforcing its own rules against defamation and hateful postering? Will it write a cease and desist letter to David Horowitz, demanding that he stop using our campus as a platform to peddle hate and bigotry?" (Source: Waiting for Action, Alex Shams, Chicago Maroon)
An innocent black family who will be victims of the hoax of black victimization if they buy into this ugly narrative
Read 'Don't Make the Black Kids Angry': The hoax of black victimization and those who enable it and you'll begin to see some of the vicious social harm the radical anti-white racism trend is doing to our country.
Both blacks and whites are subject to the vicious social harm the radical anti-white racism trend is doing to our country
It is difficult to read David Horowitz's books without sensing his angst at having spent so much of his life espousing the very causes that he now so ferociously opposes. Those who criticize him for Hating Whitey and Other Progressive Causes and other similar books usually limit their criticisms to name calling. They have yet to refute cogently any of his points. His peers stand condemned as those people who would willingly demolish their own country merely to rule it. Horowitz unmasks the left-wing racist agenda and their supporters in the mainstream media that project their racism on to Americans of European decent—especially males.
"According to Department of Justice figures, 85 percent of the crimes of interracial violence nationwide are committed by blacks against Whites. Not surprisingly, the first hate-crime conviction to be appealed to the Supreme Court involved a black perpetrator and a White victim. Of course, the social redeemers who are in favor of hate-crime legislation rarely reflect on the practical consequences of the reforms they enact. It is enough if the thought behind the legislation feels moral and right. How many of the interracial crimes of violence committed by blacks and other minorities are actually the result of black racism and therefore hate crimes?"
Such posters as Black Lives Matter send a true message but it supports a lie about racist crimes which are overwhelmingly committed by blacks, not whites
But the liberals and mainstream media assure us that only whites can be racist—which of course is a lie on its face. So the 85 percent of the crimes of interracial violence nationwide that are committed by blacks against whites are not real. Even though committed because the victim was white, it cannot be racism, even though the crime clearly defines a racist act. When a white kills a black, it is screamed about for many news cycles, but when a black kills a white, it is denied, hidden, unreported, lied about, or reported with no reference to anyone's race.
Why does the media sell out the white race like this, making it seem to Americans that there is an epidemic of white-on-black violence (and getting the Black Lives Matter crowd—and Al Sharpton—out on the streets protesting) when it's a lie? Why do the liberal colleges brainwash students with a fraudulent blend of anti-white racism that screams that whites are victimizers and blacks are victims? When well-meaning rightwing speakers try to inform these poor brainwashed students about the fraud they've been sold, why do administrations often block them from speaking or allow them to be harrassed or attacked?
Why do the liberal colleges brainwash students with a fraudulent blend of anti-white racism that screams that whites are victimizers and blacks are victims?
Horowitz: "This is one reason why conservatives and libertarians did not join Barney Frank and the left in promoting politically correct hatecrime legislation that would create a few more specially protected categories among us, as a kind of human Endangered Species Act. Sorting Americans into distinctive racial, ethnic, and gender groups, while designating Whites and heterosexuals to be their 'oppressors,' makes the latter into legitimate targets of hate themselves. It thus becomes a way of exacerbating, rather than correcting, social disorder. It is time to go back to the wisdom of the Founders, who wrote a constitution Without reference to ethnic or gender." How long will it be before there are "Minorities" drinking fountains and "Oppressors" drinking fountains and bathrooms?
Our Constitution has no reference to ethnic or gender—it did not see people as victims and victimizers, oppressors and oppressed, like 21st century mainstream media does
Bell Hooks is a racist black female author who fantasizes about killing a white man for not going out of his way for her to correct racism and sexism. Her sociopathic imagination, if the same scenario had been recorded by a white man fantasizing about killing a black woman for not going out of her way for him, would have been seen as racist hate speech and offensive and ugly. But blacks cannot be racist, says the mainstream media, so she wrote a "great work of art" while in the reversed situation the man would be lucky if he wasn't jailed, sued, and losing his job. This ugly racist white-hating black-victimization hogwash is taught in liberal colleges everywhere.
"Horowitz accurately paints the vocal college students who shout Connerly down and intimidate him wherever he appears, as hypocrites who seem to conveniently forget the principles of the First Amendment. As a liberal, I find these scenes embarrassing. . . . Look at OJ, he says. Look at the 'black rage' defense that juries have actually swallowed in some murder cases. Look at the historical revision that has lionized the Black Panther Party, a group that Horowitz continually describes as a group of murderous street thugs. . . . 'equality' for Horowitz now means the complete end of Affirmative Action, and the end of a 'Leftist McCarthyism' that silences conservative voices on college campuses. As one who leans leftward more often than not, I was actually surprised at how many times I agreed with Horowitz’s observations and analyses. . . . Horowitz is describing a McCarthy-esque pre-censoring of conservative views within American universities. In this case, he highlights a valid liberal embarrassment: While the idea of 'diversity' is upheld as a deity within ivy-covered walls, all dissenting, politically incorrect viewpoints are systematically removed before they reach the gate." (Source: Hating Whitey: A Toothy Serpent, Trevor Boyer, UMich)
"Horowitz talks about the color blind, equal rights that were promoted by Martin Luther King Jr. and how it has been preempted by the anti-white racism of Elijah Muhammad and says, 'This moral abdication of black civil rights leaders is integrally related to, if not fully explained by, their close association with the radical left whose anti-white hatred is a by-product of its anti-Americanism.' . . . As a result of this alliance, ideological hatred of whites is now an expanding industry not only in the African-American community, but among white ‘liberals’ in elite educational institutions as well. . . . This victimization-hate process destroys the very essence of the human spirit. Many who understand this debasing manipulation have chosen to no longer consider themselves victims.” (Source: Hating Whitey and Other Progressive Causes, Darrel Smith, Citizens Alliance)
Following through with Mr. Smith's statement, we need blacks and Native Americans to no longer consider themselves victims. Back when they WERE victims—in pre-civil rights days up until the 1960s-1970s, it was understandable to think of themselves in such terms. But in 1999, Hating Whitey and Other Progressive Causes's publishing date, and especially in 2018, the blacks and Native Americans are only victims of their own gullibility as they listen to race baiters like Al Sharpton and as they listen to white liberals who have spent decades convincing them just how victimized they were and are.
In ivy-covered walls, all dissenting, politically incorrect viewpoints are brainwashed out—the anti-white victim-victimizer narrative is the only narrative allowed
Other liberals—especially those teaching high schools and colleges—have given them a huge dose of white guilt for something they had no part in. Gullible whites buy into this narrative of whites are victimizers and blacks and Native Americans are victims. In ivy-covered walls, all dissenting, politically incorrect viewpoints are brainwashed out. The anti-white victim-victimizer narrative is the only narrative allowed. The best way to experience censure, oppression, blacklisting or expulsion or firing is to challenge this ugly racist narrative. One goes along to get along—pretending to buy their ugly racist narrative and hoping a micro-expression of truth doesn't give you away. This takes a big dump on the First Amendment which is supposed to guarantee your right to your own opinion. But Freedom of Speech has morphed into Freedom to parrot the anti-white victim-victimizer narrative or shut your pie-hole.
Horowitz does us all a great service with books that shine a light on these racial tragedies and false accusations
Horowitz does us all a great service with books like Hating Whitey and Other Progressive Causes and Black Skin Privilege and the American Dream that shine a light on these racial tragedies and false accusations, in spite of some of his over-the-top anti-Communism.