Horowitz on Charlottesville: Left's best 'fake news' of summer

Friday, August 18, 2017
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Michael F. Haverluck (OneNewsNow.com)

Antifa at Charlottesville, VA Aug 2017Leading conservative thinker David Horowitz says that mainstream media and the political Left have spun the tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia, into the “biggest fake news story of the summer.”

“[The racial tension] could have been an occasion to stop and consider how the tolerance for politically correct violence and politically correct hatred is leading the nation toward civil war,” Horowitz insisted in his Newsmax piece. “Instead, [Leftists used Charlottesville to fuel their agenda], transforming its real lessons into a morality play that justifies war against the political right – and against white people generally.”

He went on to assert that the organizers of “Unite the Right” demonstration were repellant racists.

“[T]hey came to defend a historic monument honoring a complex man and cause, and not to attack it or, presumably, anyone else” the president of the David Horowitz Freedom Center pointed out. “They applied for a permit and were denied. They re-applied successfully in a petition supported by the local ACLU.”

Really looking for a fight?

Horowitz impressed that a lawless altercation was most likely the last thing on “Unite the Right” demonstrators’ minds on that fateful day.

“If they had come to precipitate violence, why would they have gone to the tedious trouble of applying for a permit?” he posed. “Who knows what – if anything – would have happened if that had been the end of the story and no one had showed up to oppose them. What ‘Unite the Right’ actually demonstrated was that the assortment of neo-Nazis, pro-Confederates, and assorted yahoos gathered under the banner of the ‘Alt-Right’ is actually a negligible group.”

The conservative leader than stressed that only 500 people showed up for the “supposed national show of strength” – indicating that the small turnout meant they were most likely not organizing to make a national statement to America.

“Compare that to the tens of the thousands who can readily be marshaled by two violent groups of the Left – Black Lives Matter (BLM) and Antifa – and you get an idea of how marginal ‘white supremacists’ are to America's political and cultural life,” Horowitz pressed. “Yet ‘white supremacy’ and its evils became the centerpiece of all the fake news reporting on the event, including all the ludicrous attacks on the president for not condemning enough a bogeyman the whole nation condemns, and that no one but a risible fringe supports. Talk about virtue signaling!”

The volatile and illegal practices of the Left, however, were swept under the rug by journalists and reporters from coast to coast.

“Omitted from the media coverage were the other forces at work in precipitating the battle of Emancipation Park, specifically Black Lives Matter and Antifa – two violent left-wing groups with racial agendas who came to squelch the demonstration in defense of the monument,” Horowitz stressed. “Unlike the Unite the Right demonstrators, the Leftist groups did not apply for permits – which would have been denied since there was another demonstration scheduled for that park on that day.”

He says that Leftist activists pretty much have a license to violence in the United States.

“But why should {BLM and Antifa] have applied for a permit, since the mayhem they had previously caused in Ferguson, Berkeley, Sacramento, Portland and other cities, was accomplished without permits, while their criminality was presented by the media as ‘protests,’ and their rioting went completely unpunished?” he asked. “In other words, there were two demonstrations in Charlottesville – a legal protest by ‘Unite the Right’ and an illegal protest by the vigilantes of Antifa and Black Lives Matter.”

Taking sides in social decadence

It was argued that it does not matter who started the fight in the first place because both sides were ready to fight in a nation where deteriorating civic life has become the pattern.

“Once the two sides had gathered in the same place, the violence was totally predictable,” Horowitz emphasized. “Two parties, two culpabilities; but except for the initial statement of President Donald Trump, condemning both sides, only one party has been held accountable, and that happens to be the one that was in the park legally.”

Because of the Leftist lean and the politically correct teaching that all white people are symbols of oppression, the perpetrator of the conflict was already determined before it began.

“What is taking place in the media accounts and political commentaries on this event is an effort by the Left to turn the mayhem in Charlottesville into a template for their war against a mythical enemy – ‘white supremacy’ – which is really a war on white people, generally,” the conservative advocated contended. “The ideology that drives the Left and divides our country is ‘identity politics’ – the idea that the world consists of two groups – ‘people of color’ who are guiltless and oppressed, and white people who are guilty and oppressors … This is the real race war.”

He maintained that the virulent anti-Trump and anti-white movement is headed no place – except to a destructive end.

“Its noxious themes inform the mindless, hysterical hatred of President Trump, and the equally mindless support of racist mobs like Black Lives Matter and Antifa,” Horowitz concluded. “It is a war from which no good can come. But it won’t be stopped unless enough people have the courage to stand up and name it for what it is.”

Left-wing setup?

Flying in the face of the Leftist media’s spin that 20-year-old James Fields – who killed Heather Hayer and injured 19 by plowing his car into a crowd of counter-protesters – represents the “racist politics” of President Donald Trump, it is reported that the leader of the white supremacist rally was a supporter of former President Barack Obama who compared Republicans to serial killers and praised Bill Clinton, the Iran deal and gun control.

“The organizer of the violent rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, was until recently a Barack Obama supporter and was also a member of the Leftist radical Occupy Wall Street Movement, according to a report from a hard-Left activist group,” WND reported. “The details from his recent past have many in the blogosphere and on social media asking: Is the Charlottesville rally organizer really a Left-wing plant?”

A closer look at 34-year-old Unity and Security for America President Jason Kessler reveals that he is both a reporter and a blogger who has focused on race-related topics and written about a cultural “second American Civil War.”

“White Americans are in a situation like the Native Americans were in in the 19th century,” Kessler posted on Twitter.  ”We are being dispossessed of our territory.”

The laundry list of Kessler’s Leftist leanings is quite extensive, and a fondness for conservatism is not nearly as prevalent.

“But before Kessler organized ‘Unite the Right’ rally, it appears he was a fan of President Obama, President Clinton, gun control, Occupy Wall Street, Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran and other Leftist causes,” WND’s Chelsea Schilling reported. “The Southern Poverty Law Center{SPLC), an extreme Leftist group that’s hostile to conservatives, reported that Kessler appears to have a history of Leftist activism and only expressed a ‘Rightward shift’ in November 2016 – around the time of President Trump’s election.”

SPLC’s account of Kessler’s progressive bent showed his far-Left background.

“Rumors abound on white nationalist forums that Kessler’s ideological pedigree before 2016 was less than pure and seem to point to involvement in the Occupy movement and past support for President Obama,” the ultra-Leftist group stated.

Now, however, it appears as if Kessler would rather his Leftist roots be kept under wraps.

“At one recent speech in favor of Charlottesville’s status as a sanctuary city, Kessler live-streamed himself as an attendee questioned him and apologized for an undisclosed spat during Kessler’s apparent involvement with Occupy,” Manning informed. “Kessler appeared visibly perturbed by the woman’s presence and reminders of their past association.”

Left can do no wrong?

Conservative icon Ann Coulter addressed the media spin of the Charlottesville mayhem with a tinge of sarcasm in a commentary piece she wrote with the headline, “When Liberals Club People, It’s With Love In Their Hearts.”

“Apparently, as long as violent Leftists label their victims ‘fascists,’ they are free to set fires, smash windows and beat civilians bloody,” Colter wrote in her Townhall column. “No police officer will stop them. They have carte blanche to physically assault anyone they disapprove of, including Charles Murray, Heather Mac Donald, Ben Shapiro, me and Milo Yiannopoulos, as well as anyone who wanted to hear us speak. Even far-Left liberals like Evergreen State professor Bret Weinstein will be stripped of police protection solely because the mob called him a ‘racist.’”

She touched on the Left continuing to hammer its Nazi imagery of Trump – and all who support him.

“If the liberal shock troops deem local Republicans ‘Nazis’ – because some of them support the duly elected Republican president – Portland will cancel the annual Rose Festival parade rather than allow any Trump supporters to march,” Colter continued. “They’re all ‘fascists!’ Ipso facto, the people cracking their skulls and smashing store windows are ‘anti-fascists,’ or as they call themselves, ‘Antifa.’”

Because of the successful effort of mainstream media to coin the Charlottesville Civil War commemoration event as a racist demonstration, politicians dealt with the conflict as if were a violent KKK uprising.

“We have no way of knowing if the speakers at the Charlottesville ‘Unite the Right’ rally last weekend were ‘Nazis,’ ‘white supremacists’ or passionate Civil War buffs – inasmuch as they weren’t allowed to speak,” she insisted. “The Democratic governor shut the event down, despite a court order to let it proceed. We have only visuals presented to us by the activist media, showing some participants with Nazi paraphernalia. But for all we know, the Nazi photos are as unrepresentative of the rally as that photo of the drowned Syrian child is of Europe’s migrant crisis. Was it 1 percent Nazi or 99 percent Nazi?”

Even Left-leaning reporting pointed out that BLM and Antifa were as hate-filled – if not more so – than the “Unite the Right” attendees.

“As the ‘Unite the Right’ crowd was dispersing, they were forced by the police into the path of the peace-loving, rock-throwing, fire-spraying Antifa,” the renowned conservative speaker recounted. “A far-Left reporter for The New York Times, Sheryl Gay Stolberg, tweeted live from the event: ‘The hard Left seemed as hate-filled as alt-Right. I saw club-wielding ‘a=Antifa’ beating white nationalists being led out of the park.’”

She said it was hard to villainize “Unite the Right” until Fields charged his car through the Leftist activists, but many are still not sure what truly triggered or motivated the incident.

“That’s when protestor James Fields sped his car into a crowd of the counter-protesters, then immediately hit reverse, injuring dozens of people, and killing one woman, Heather Heyer,” Colter relayed. “This has been universally labeled ‘terrorism,’ but we still don’t know whether Fields hit the gas accidentally, was in fear for his life or if he rammed the group intentionally and maliciously.”

But the vocal Republican said that waiting for the facts is now the “Nazi” position to take when trying to find the truth behind a situation.

Right turning Left?

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was not the only Republican to quickly jump on the Left’s side regarding Charlottesville.

“Liberals have Republicans over a barrel because they used the word ‘racist,’” Colter argued. “The word is kryptonite – capable of turning the entire GOP and 99 percent of the ‘conservative media’ into a panicky mass of cowardice. This week, Mitt Romney and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) – among others – instructed us that masked liberals hitting people with baseball bats are pure of heart – provided they first label the likes of Charles Murray or some housewife in a ‘MAGA’ hat ‘fascists.’”


Photo above: Anti-fascist counter-protesters wait outside Lee Park to hurl insults as white nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the "alt-right" are forced out after the "Unite the Right" rally was declared an unlawful gathering August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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