This article was first published on September 22, 2009.
Last Friday night, O’Reilly and Beck had a back-and-forth about communism (inspired by Beck’s takedown of self-proclaimed communist and presidential adviser Van Jones). O’Reilly opined (I hate that word but he likes it, so there it is) that he was afraid of Islamo-fascists but not of communists. Like many Americans, O’Reilly thinks that because the communist party is almost a thing of the past (it exists but is not and will not be big enough to throw its weight around again), the communist idea is dead. It is not.
It’s interesting that we have words like “neo-Nazi” to describe post-Hitler Nazis, and “neo-conservative” to describe liberals who left the Democratic Party when it took a sharp turn to the left, but not “neo-Communist” to describe the massive numbers of people on the left — and among them very influential people — who share, almost to the jot and tittle, the old communist view of capitalism, and are prepared to act on that perception.
Michael Moore’s new film promises to be a dramatization of this view of capitalism if his communist propaganda film Sicko is any indication). Neo-communists like Moore share the old communists’ antipathy for the United States and sympathy for its enemies, even enemies as evil as Iran and Hizbollah. Noam Chomsky, the self-hating MIT sociopath is a big fan of the Hizbollah and Hamas Nazis, so deep is his hatred for Jews and the United States.
Neo-communism is a view whose members consider themselves “citizens of the world,” not of America, and who therefore agitate for open borders and want the morally repulsive collection of autocracies, slaveocracies and kleptocracies called “the United Nations” to reign over us and the world.
A neo-communist is someone who believes that America is ruled by corporations who put “profit over people” — and thereby show that they don’t understand either profit or people. A neo-communist is someone who is convinced that race, class, and gender hierarchies make it not only legitimate but necessary to describe America as a “white supremacist” society. Neo-communists believe that a revolution is necessary (if not opportune at the moment), that the Consitution is a disposable document, and that America’s communist and Islamo-fascist enemies (Iran, Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua, Hizbollah, the PLO and Hamas), are freedom fighters or at least on the right side of the armageddon that faces us.
These are views shared by The Nation magazine, by Commonsense.org, by the Indymedia crowd, by thesocial justice movement, by the majority of the Black Caucus and the Progressive Caucus on the Democratic side in Congress, and by tens of thousands of university professors who indoctrinate their students in these pernicious ideologies every day. They are the views held by the leaders of ACORN, theSEIU, AFCSME and other leftwing unions, by radical feminists, by organizations like MALDEF and La Raza, by the ACLU and the Center for Constitutional Rights who are working to support the Islamo-fascist agenda in America, by the major Muslim organizations including the Muslim Students Association, CAIR, and the Islamic Circle of North America. And I could continue, but why bother? (Those curious enough can pick up a copy of my book Unholy Alliance and read for themselves my views on “The Mind of the Left” and its global struggles.)
This coalition, which I have called the “unholy alliance,” presents a massive threat to America’s security and its individual freedoms and its free market system, and if someone who has been as gutsy in going after America’s enemies generally (and going after the ACLU in particular) as Bill O’Reilly has still doesn’t see this, we have a lot of consciousness raising left to do.