The Perpetual Three-Dot Column
The Perpetual Three-Dot Column
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by Jesse Walker

Wednesday, October 30, 2002
DAVID HOROWITZ MENTAL STABILITY WATCH: I was under the impression that Communism had only miniscule support in this country. David Horowitz feels differently.
Writing in FrontPage about last weekend's antiwar demonstrations, the red-diaper baby turned right-wing firebrand headlined his report "100,000 Communists March On Washington To Give Aid and Comfort to Saddam Hussein." I presume all those heretofore hidden commies learned their Leninist catechism at America's leftist universities, despite Horowitz's valiant efforts to debrainwash them via carefully placed newspaper ads.

Comparing today's antiwar movement to what he calls the "communist New Left left" (sic), Horowitz declares, "The size of these demonstrations is a reflection of the growth of a treacherous anti-American radicalism in this country that has no Communist Party per se, but is just as dedicated to America's destruction." I think he means it's the radicals, not the country, who want to destroy America, but sloppy construction is the least of that sentence's sins.

If you want evidence that "the desire to hurt this country and its citizens is uppermost in the protesters' minds," Horowitz has the proof: "The demon singled out by the demonstrators for the greatest opprobrium was Attorney General John Ashcroft -- the man responsible for the security of 300 million Americans." I guess that settles it.

Horowitz's claim to expertise is that he used to be a Communist himself, though why this should make us take him seriously is beyond me. At any rate, I'm glad he's managed to wash the red out of his diapers. I look forward to the day he removes the infant underwear altogether.


posted by Jesse 2:46 PM
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