What’s in a Slogan?
More than you might think.
David Horowitz is the founder of the David Horowitz Freedom Center and the author of the newly published book, The Enemy Within: How a Totalitarian Movement Is Destroying America.
Normally it’s prudent to distrust the words that flow from the mouths of progressives. When they decry “voter suppression” what they’re really upset about is voter I.D.’s – linking ballots to real voters, which would frustrate their desire to rig elections. When they become outraged about a Supreme Court opinion on Roe v. Wade, it’s not loss of the ability to abort the unborn that concerns them, since overturning Roe would not outlaw abortion but merely take it out of the hands of 9 appointed lawyers, and put it in the hands of the popularly elected legislatures of the fifty states. What progressives really want is to destroy the Court itself because an independent judiciary is a threat to their desire for one-party rule. Bottom line: always look for the hidden agendas in what progressives say.
But in the hysteria that has swept their ranks since Alito’s decision on Roe was leaked, and in their zeal to intimidate and coerce the Court into abandoning that decision, they have deployed a slogan which accurately reflects their real agenda and exposes its criminal intent. “ABORT THE COURT” is the chant progressive mobs have chosen to sew fear into the hearts of the conservative justices and their families to dissuade them from supporting the Alito decision.
ABORT THE COURT is the true agenda of a party that seeks through fear to coerce the judiciary into bending to its will. ABORT THE COURT is the actual desire of a party that has totally politicized the process by which Supreme Court Justices are confirmed; that openly seeks to pack the court and make it an appendage of the political process; that supports a Senate Majority leader who has threatened conservative justices by name for having judicial philosophies with which he disagrees; and which progressives generally have smeared as racists and “Uncle Toms” for failing to support their interpretations of the Constitution.
ABORT THE COURT is just the tip of the iceberg towards which the ship of state guided by progressive winds is heading. ABORT THE CONSTITUTION is the actual import of the illegal protests of progressives threatening the homes and safety of justices they oppose. ABORT THE CONSTITUTION is the obvious target of a party that proposes eliminating the Electoral College, attacks the Senate as “undemocratic,” abhors the First and Second Amendments, opposes Voter I.D.s, and seeks to criminalize anyone who questions the result of an election they have won..
“Progressive” is the self-identification of a radical anti-social element that regards the Constitution as a “white supremacist” and “oppressive” document, and itself as a “transformative” force on the “right side of history” – as though history was itself progressive, and had a right side. “Progressive” is the mask for a criminal mentality that does not respect the Constitution or the law because it regards them as racist and oppressive, and therefore illegitimate, therefore to be broken. It rationalizes the destruction of America’s borders and sovereignty and the torching of over 200 American cities by self-appointed vigilantes acting in the name of “social justice.” It privileges society’s criminal element to loot and destroy without penalty as a form of “equity” and “reparations” for alleged misdeeds and injustices that extend hundreds of years in the past.
ABORT THE COURT and ABORT THE CONSTITUTION encapsulate two pillars of a campaign to ABORT THE COUNTRY, which is the ultimate goal of a progressive left that in fact is deeply reactionary, and is seeking to advance revolutionary agendas that killed more than 100 million people in the last century, impoverished whole continents and snuffed out the flames of freedom for billions of hapless victims.