Editors’ note: As we witness the Marxist revolution currently transpiring in America, alongside the surreal totalitarian lockdowns, a vital question confronts us: how did the Left achieve so much power to be able to now so effectively damage America and its democracy? What allowed the Left to gain so much control and influence?
This is, without doubt, one of the most pertinent questions of our time. Frontpage Mag editors have therefore deemed it vital to run, below, an excerpt from Jamie Glazov’s book, Jihadist Psychopath: How He is Charming, Seducing, and Devouring Us. The excerpt, which is the third chapter, titled “The Virus in Power,” explores how the Left took power in America — and why it had such an easy time doing so. This equips us with the understanding of why Marxists and Lockdown-Enforcers are now able to sow as much destruction as they do today.
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[The essay has been slightly edited to meet current events. To read the chapter on what the Utopian Virus itself actually is, CLICK HERE.]
The Utopian Virus in Power.
By Jamie Glazov
As we learned in the previous chapter, the utopian virus gives birth to the Left and pushes it towards an alliance with the Jihadist Psychopath. It becomes clear, therefore, what a catastrophe the virus represents for the West, now that it has taken hold of the West’s main institutions and power structures. Having seized power in both America and Western Europe, the Left is now actively enabling a Marxist — and an Islamic Supremacist — destructive encroachment on its own democratic host societies.
Trump’s entry into the White House brought much hope that the progressive/Islamic supremacist tide could be halted on several fronts, but the problem remained that the Left had its forces deeply entrenched in the federal government and within the Trump administration itself. The Left also remained extremely powerful, retaining control over the media, academia, Hollywood and the culture at large. This chapter will examine the Left’s dominion in each of these realms and reveal how and why it got there. In so doing, it will provide a concrete understanding of the Unholy Alliance’s strength and its inordinate ability to achieve power.
The leftist Obama administration ruled America for eight years and wreaked horrific damage in the process. Despite the coming to power of Donald Trump, the Left’s forces remained deeply embedded within the government and within the new administration itself. The Utopian Virus also continued to possess a suffocating grip on the culture at large and, consequently, on the boundaries of what is presented to be permitted discourse in America.
Consequently, our situation today:
In terms of the American media, the Left maintains almost complete control. While Fox News remains one of the conservative exceptions (with significant caveats), one only needs to watch MSNBC and CNN, or read the New York Times and Washington Post, to get a glimpse of how the Left rules U.S. media. No space exists in these outlets, for instance, for a real discussion about what Marxism is and how it inspires Black Lives Matter and Antifa ideology and violence. No space is provided for an authentic dialogue about what Islamic theology is and how its texts inspire and sanction Islamic Jihad. This is a tell-tale indicator of how the Left regulates language and thought in America.
There is, we should note, obviously an “independent” conservative media on the Internet, just as there are various conservative websites. Web-tv stations such as The Rebel, Info Wars, and the CRTV network, and websites such as Breitbart, Frontpagemag.com and JihadWatch.org are definitely part of a “resistance” movement that offers people information about the Left and Islamic supremacism that they will not find in the mainstream media. While these outlets are courageous in their dissident efforts, and while they maintain some strength and popularity, they still remain marginalized from the levers of power in the culture at large, and the malicious manner in which they are repeatedly censored — and slandered by the Left (as being racist, Islamophobic, etc.) — helps to keep them on the periphery of the national discourse.
With regard to academia, the situation today is an abomination. The Left completely controls the curricula and has brutally decimated free speech on campus. Leftist professors outnumber conservative professors roughly 12 to 1 at universities across America. But although they are the overwhelming majority in numbers, leftists on campus now demand a “safe space” to shield them from any ideas they deem offensive — and cowardly university administrators surrender to them on a regular basis. Conservative faculty and students know they will be demonized and ostracized if they dare to break from the leftist Party Line. Prominent conservatives who dare to come speak on a U.S. campus face fascistic riots, violence and threats.
The riots that prevented Milo Yiannopoulos from speaking at UC Berkeley in February 2017, followed by that university’s blocking of Ann Coulter’s and David Horowitz’s attempts to speak there in April 2017, are just a few examples of the fascist Left’s takeover of academia. Additional examples abound, including the violent protests that aimed to prevent Ben Shapiro from speaking at California State University in February 2016 and the major uproar that occurred at Yale when ex-Muslim Ayaan Hirsi Ali was invited to speak there in September 2014. All of these blatant illustrations of the Left’s totalitarianism on American campuses reveal how “progressives” have taken over academia and stamped out all intellectual diversity — a phenomenon that David Horowitz has meticulously documented in many of his works. It is no surprise, of course, that it is especially Islamic Jihad and its true sources that cannot be discussed on a U.S. campus today, and the Unholy Alliance plays a central role in this narrative, seeing how the Saudi funding of American universities is heavy and has its obvious and intended results.
In Hollywood, it is a given that we are dealing with uncontested leftist terrain. One could never imagine even one movie about Black Lives Matter and its true Marxist roots and objectives. Nor could one ever imagine even one movie about the terror war that would honestly discuss Koranic texts in terms of how they inspire and sanction Jihadists’ war on the West. There are, to be sure, some rare exceptions where a film might dare to suggest that Jihadists are the bad guys, such as American Sniper. But Hollywood does not allow any depiction of Islamic terrorism as a function of Islamic theology — and that is because the industry is ruled by the utopian virus. We know, of course, what Hollywood does allow: the propaganda which contends that “Islamophobia” — and not Islam — poses the real danger to the United States and to the world at large. And that is why anyone can be a terrorist in Hollywood movies — anyone, that is, except a Muslim. Instead, Muslims are always the victims. Films such as Syriana, Traitor, Kingdom of Heaven and Redacted are perfect examples of this phenomenon.
It is no coincidence, just like with the academic setting, that Muslim Middle-East countries are investing in Hollywood. Muslim Brotherhood front groups also apply consistent pressure on the industry to produce Islam-friendly films. The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), for instance, which was founded by Muslim Brotherhood members, has its own Hollywood Bureau which intimidates film-makers on the subject of Jihad and Islam, “offers” consultations for script approval, and gives out awards to those who portray Islam in the Brotherhood-approved way.
Hollywood’s deference to its Unholy Alliance masters also explains why, along with aiding and abetting Islamic supremacism, its movies routinely assail the Judeo-Christian tradition while promoting all other radical agendas.
How did we come to this point, where the Left so thoroughly dominates the West’s popular culture? The key to understanding this phenomenon is to grasp that the Utopian Virus infects the psychic DNA of its host with the impulse to wage perpetual war. The virus is, in and of itself, a form of constant rebellion. When the serpent deceived Eve in the Garden, it wasn’t a momentary mental lapse that he had, in the sense that he was bored and, to pass the time, he whimsically approached Eve and deceived her. And it was not as if, upon having completed his task, he just contentedly turned his attention to other mundane and benign activities. No, the serpent is always at work in his rebellion against God. He is always at war, and his agenda is ferocious and destructive. And the progressive moment on earth is his war in its earthly incarnation.
The Left, in other words, never sleeps. Having inherited the utopian virus from the serpent, progressives are in a perpetual state of battle. Political war is their raison d’être, and their overriding goal is to destroy democratic-capitalist society and the Judeo-Christian tradition on which it is based.
No author has dissected and explained the Left’s perpetual war better than David Horowitz. His scholarship thoroughly lays bare the Left’s basic nature, its preferred tactics, and the reasons behind its victories in political battle. He crystallizes how the Left’s hatred and utopian vision inspires a missionary zeal which is perfectly suited to aggressive tactics and no-holds-barred combat. In illuminating this phenomenon, Horowitz also shows how conservatives are severally disadvantaged in fighting the Left because they are not trying to transform the world; they are not at war 24/7, the way the Left is. Conservatives are much more inclined to simply live their lives, rather than to be engaged in endless crusades to transform society. For them, unlike for leftists, the personal can be separated from the political.
For these reasons, conservatives commonly fail to understand that there is a political war in process. Many of them even disapprove of their fellow conservatives engaging in political war when they perceive one. For the most part, conservatives just want to be nice; they prioritize being polite, having tidy and well-trimmed lawns, and avoiding conflict. They do not realize that the Left is out to destroy them and the society that they love. Consequently, they are severely handicapped in fighting political war. Horowitz’s book, Take No Prisoners: The Battle Plan for Defeating the Left, makes this point with crystal clarity, showing exactly why the Left is so good at political warfare, why conservatives fail at it, and what the latter need to do to fight back and win.
Another crucial factor that facilitates the Left’s success in political battle is its shrewd focus on winning the culture. Italian Stalinist Antonio Gramsci played a pivotal role in teaching the Left this path to power. In his writings in the 1930s, Gramsci stressed that the Left had to put cultural institutions at the center of its revolutionary battle. In his vision, this meant infiltrating and taking over academia, the media, churches, the arts and all other realms of culture. By this process, progressive ideas would be introduced into the general culture and into the national discourse and, inevitably, people’s thinking would be reshaped. The leftist vision would mold the ruling ideas and, eventually, produce the ruling political class. In other words: capture the culture and own political power. Authors such as David Horowitz and Barry Rubin have documented that it is precisely by this Gramscian prescription that the Left fought the culture war and subsequently captured power.
In terms of political power itself, the Left has thoroughly infiltrated and taken control of the Democratic Party in America. As Horowitz has documented in his book Shadow Party, radical billionaire George Soros played a major role in this development by putting together a coalition of wealthy funders, radical activists and political apparatchiks who eventually gained a lock on the Democratic Party’s political apparatus, excluding moderates and molding party policies in a radical direction. And the rest was history: After taking control of the Democratic Party, the Left captured the White House with the coming to power of Barack Obama. Obama’s entire political career, as Horowitz shows, was shaped, funded and made possible by the Left’s financial and political network.
In his documentation of the workings of the Shadow Party, Horowitz dispelled the myth that conservatives and the Republican Party somehow represent the rich and powerful, while progressives and the Democrats are “the party of the people.” Much to the contrary, Horowitz demonstrated that it is the Left that has successfully built the richest and most powerful political machine in American history. His work The New Leviathan exposed this influential and wealthy network and shows how the Left routinely moves radical ideas like Obamacare from the periphery of society, normalizes them, and then makes them the priority agendas of the Democratic Party.
It is precisely in this way that the Left has succeeded in maneuvering America’s entire national and social policy debate onto its own radical territory, thereby transforming the nation’s political and cultural climate. This is precisely why, as Horowitz has also demonstrated, Democrats and political leftists have controlled the governing councils and public schools of every major inner city in America for ﬁfty years or more.
The Left has actually achieved so much power, and is effecting such fundamental toxic change in America, that Horowitz felt it necessary to create an entire online encyclopedia of the Left, DiscovertheNetworks.org, which provides a map of all of its networks, funding, operatives and agendas. The site identifies the purveyors of Islamic supremacism, lays bare the Left’s alliance with them, and describes all the radical networks that surrounded the Obama administration and the Democratic Party leadership up till the present.
Thus, it becomes clear how and why the Left has taken so much power in America and has gained control of the boundaries of permitted discourse. We can see why the Left has been so successful, by means of its Unholy Alliance with radical Islam, in enabling the Marxist Revolution and totalitarian lockdowns today — and the Jihadist Psychopath who is also currently conquering us.
One of the main weapons that the Left has used in its position of power to aid and abet the Jihadist Psychopath is Jihad Denial. By making us unable to see, and speak about, the true threat and enemy we face, it has crippled our ability to defend ourselves. Jihad Denial, therefore, is a vital component for us to explore and comprehend. And so, we deconstruct and unveil its dark character and mechanisms in the next chapter.
 See Introduction, p.17 and Chapter 18.
 The Unholy Alliance is the term this work uses to label the Left-Islamic Supremacist alliance, a phenomenon documented by David Horowitz in his work, Unholy Alliance: Radical Islam and the American Left (Washington, D.C.: Regnery, 2004), and on his website/database, DiscovertheNetworks.org. See the description of the alliance in our Introduction, pp.xxxiii-xxxiv. For more discussion and analysis on the Left’s romance with Islamic Supremacism and how this romance is an extension of the Left’s alliance with communism during the Cold War, see Jamie Glazov, United in Hate: The Left’s Romance With Tyranny and Terror (Los Angeles: WND, 2009).
 See Chapter 1, “The Case.” The damage caused by the Obama administration will also be solidified in subsequent chapters, especially in Chapters 15-17.
 For two strong works that demonstrate how and why the Left controls our media, see: Tim Groseclose, Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind (New York: St. Martin’s Press: 2011) and Ben Shapiro, Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences Americans (New York: Threshold Editions: 2014).
 Bradford Richardson, “Liberal professors outnumber conservatives nearly 12 to 1, study finds,” The Washington Times, October 6, 2016. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/oct/6/liberal-professors-outnumber-conservatives-12-1/
 For the riots blocking Yiannopoulos’ talk, see Matthew Vadum, “Berkeley Riots Provoked by Freedom Center Campaign,” Frontpagemag.com, February 2, 2017. http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/265678/berkeley-riots-provoked-freedom-center-campaign-matthew-vadum. For the cancellations of Coulter’s and Horowitz’s appearances, see Thomas Fuller, “Conservative Groups Sue Berkeley Over Ann Coulter Cancellation,” NYTimes.com, April 24, 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/24/us/ann-coulter-university-of-california-berkeley.html?_r=0 and David Horowitz, “My Free Speech at Berkeley, Not,” Frontpagemag.com, April 12, 2017. http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/266394/my-free-speech-berkeley-not-david-horowitz
 Daniel Mael, “Yale Students ‘Disrespected’ That Ayaan Hirsi Ali Is Speaking On Campus,” TruthRevolt.org, Sept. 11, 2014. http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/yale-students-disrespected-ayaan-hirsi-ali-speaking-campus; Natalie Johnson, “Campus Protesters Try to Silence Conservative Speaker, Demand College President’s Resignation,” DailySignal.com, February 26, 2016. http://dailysignal.com/2016/02/26/campus-protesters-try-to-silence-conservative-speaker-demand-college-presidents-resignation/
 See David Horowitz’s four works on the Left’s Stalinist control of American campuses: The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America (Washington, D.C.: Regnery 2006), Indoctrination U.: The Left’s War on Academic Freedom (New York: Encounter, 2009), One-Party Classroom — co-authored with Jacob Laksin — (New York: Crown, 2009), and Reforming Our Universities: The Campaign for an Academic Bill of Rights (Washington, D.C.: Regnery, 2010).
 Denis MacEoin, “Western Universities: The Best Indoctrination Money Can Buy,” GatestoneInstitute.org, June 26, 2016. https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/8331/universities-indoctrination; “Saudi & Arab Influence on American Education,” DiscoverTheNetworks.org, http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/viewSubCategory.asp?id=213; Gitika Ahuja, “Saudi Prince Donates $40 Million to Harvard, Georgetown Universities,” abcnews.go.com, http://abcnews.go.com/International/story?id=1402008.
 For a powerful discussion on how the Left controls Hollywood’s boundaries of discourse on the terror war, see: Oliver Williams, “Hollywood, Islam and Political Correctness,” GatestoneInstitute.org, July 10, 2014. http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4397/hollywood-islam-political-correctness.
 Georg Szalai, “Hollywood primes the pump for Mideast money,” HollywoodReporter.com, June 12, 2007. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/hollywood-primes-pump-mideast-money-156661
 Andrew C. McCarthy, “The History of MPAC,” NationalReview.com, August 7, 2012. http://www.nationalreview.com/article/313257/history-mpac-andrew-c-mccarthy
 Deborah Weiss, “Islamist Influence in Hollywood,” HumanEvents.com, Aug 8, 2015. http://humanevents.com/2015/08/08/islamist-influence-in-hollywood/
 Ben Shapiro provides a strong work documenting the Left’s control of Hollywood in his book, Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV (New York: Broadside Books, 2011).
 See previous chapter, Chapter 2, “The Utopian Virus.”
 For the most comprehensive reading on the Left’s nature, ability to accumulate power, and how it wields that power, see David Horowitz’s nine volume series The Black Book of the American Left, which is the most complete, first-hand portrait of the Left as it has evolved from the inception of the Cold War through the era of Barack Obama. Visit: blackbookoftheamericanleft.com.
 David Horowitz, Take No Prisoners: The Battle Plan for Defeating the Left (Washington, D.C.: Regnery, 2014).
 For an excellent account of how the Left sees culture as the main vehicle through which to achieve power, how Gramsci molded this vision, and how the Left captured power through its culture wars, see Horowitz, The Black Book of the American Left Volume V: Culture Wars (Los Angeles: Second Thought Books, 2015).
 Ibid and Barry Rubin, Silent Revolution: How the Left Rose to Political Power and Cultural Dominance (New York: HarperCollins, 2014).
 David Horowitz and Richard Poe, The Shadow Party: How George Soros, Hillary Clinton, and Sixties Radicals Seized Control of the Democratic Party (Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson: 2006).
 David Horowitz and Jacob Laksin, chapter 2, “The Making of a President” in The New Leviathan: How the Left-Wing Money Machine Shapes American Politics and Threatens America’s Future (New York: Crown Forum, 2012).
 Horowitz and Laksin, The New Leviathan.
 Horowitz, Take No Prisoners.
 To learn more about the necessity and rationale for DiscovertheNetworks.org, which went online in February 2005, and the uproar surrounding its publication, see Volume 2, Progressives, of The Black Book of the American Left.