Below is Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson's review of David Horowitz’s new book, “Progressive Racism," which is volume 6 of The Black Book of the American Left, a multi-volume collection of David Horowitz's conservative writings that will, when completed, be the most ambitious effort ever undertaken to define the Left and its agenda. (Order HERE.) We encourage our readers to visit BlackBookOfTheAmericanLeft.com – which features Horowitz’s introductions to Volumes 1-6 of this 10-volume series, along with their tables of contents, reviews and interviews with the author.
Progressive Racism documents the degradation of the civil rights movement through the communist propagation of racism, political correctness, and false equality — including the notion of reparations for slavery, which has re-arisen in popularity. What Horowitz calls “progressive racism” is what people commonly call the “real racism,” and what I call evil, hate, and lies. It’s the black lynch mob, the media and government’s racial witch-hunt, “black skin privilege,” and the blindness, brainwashing, phony guilt and anger perpetrated on America’s children by multiculturalists.
Horowitz explains how liberalism looks down on blacks and “minorities," and encourages resentment, entitlement, and excuse-making. The Left has engendered moral and intellectual degradation of blacks by the attack on fathers and their removal from the home, which blacks assent to at their own peril. As a result, mature men of logic and character are missing in many segments of the black community.
When preaching, Jesus would say, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear." Leftists have sabotaged the minds and souls of many black people, so that they are incapable of listening, hearing, or understanding the truth. They would rather believe the lie because they are angry.
Horowitz points out that every president calls for a “conversation about race,” but what they're really calling for is a conversation about "racism" — specifically "white racism." Because many blacks are so morally and mentally set back by anger, lies and fatherlessness, they cannot engage in an honest conversation about black hatred toward whites, nor about the source of their anger (their mothers and dysfunctional homes as children). “Progressives” will not let any truth in.
Many blacks purport to be Christian. Yet they lack love or morality. Because whites fail to call blacks out in the right way due to the fear of being called racist, the immorality and evil has spread into rampant hatred toward whites, police, men, Christians, and Jews. I often ask cop-haters, "Do you love white police?" or to Jew-haters, "Do you love the Jews?" Both are unable to answer.
Horowitz explains that he left progressivism because progressivism does not work. He points out in Chapter 7, “Progressives Support Racial Divisions,” how those who think in terms of race or division instead of character and accomplishment only conjure false examples of racial hatred and in so doing bring hatred and division into being. This is their goal: to divide, exploit and incite misdirected suspicion and anger — and to conquer.
One liberal writer recently made a splash with an article pointing out the hypocrisy of closed-minded progressive academics who shut out conservative speech but pretend to be tolerant. The writer qualifies that he's not suggesting universities should hire "a racist who preaches inequality." The truth of the matter: Horowitz exposes that "racists" who preach inequality are almost exclusively the people universities hire: progressive.
I spoke out harshly against Beyoncé’s disgraceful Super Bowl 50 halftime display promoting the violent, evil hate groups Black Lives Matter and the Black Panther Party. Many blacks came after me with conspiracy theories and claims that the Black Panthers were a benevolent organization that fed the poor, kept peace, and protected blacks from so-called "police brutality." The reality is that police protect blacks from black brutality — including from the brutal Black Panthers.
Chapter 8's "Johnnie's Other O.J.” illustrates typical black in-fighting, violence, and hatred — and whites' abominable pandering — in a story about Black Panther and convicted murderer Geronimo Pratt, police-hating liar Johnnie Cochran, the gullible and dishonest leftist media (and public), and shameful Judge Everett Dickey, who stole justice from a murdered white teacher and her husband who were mercilessly shot on a tennis court. Beyoncé fans take note.
Horowitz points out that European Christians are largely responsible for the greatness, morality, and freedom America offers all peoples. I do not know of any other people who paved the way for all to benefit. Yet whites are the most hated and unjustly treated people in America today. And it’s due to the agenda of progressive racism.
Horowitz’s book focuses on a major crisis in the black community that progressive racism has itself engendered. In the end, this is a moral issue that blacks must address among themselves. A few are doing so, and a few more will yet. This is why I urge blacks with any hunger for truth to read David Horowitz's Progressive Racism.
Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson is president and founder of BOND, an American religious nonprofit, 501 organization dedicated to "Rebuilding the Family by Rebuilding the Man."