David Horowitz Slanders Antiwar Activists, Ron Paul

A fairy tale posted at FrontPageMag.com:

The campaign mounted by campus leftists against Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week, which is scheduled to take place on more than 100 campuses during the week of October 22-26 has taken a new turn with the announcement of a counter-protest at the Washington Monument. The protest, which will be called “American Fascism Awareness Day” is being organized by Adam Kokesh of Iraq Veterans Against the War, the Revolutionary Communist Party, Students for Justice In Palestine, and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee among others and will feature speakers such as congressman Dennis Kucinich and presidential candidate Ron Paul, anti-war activists Cindy Sheehan and Harry Karry and actor Sean Penn. According to a spokesperson for the Revolutionary Communist Party, one of the sponsors of the event, “This is an answer to the Jew Horowitz and the neo-conservative Zionists who dragged us into an imperialist war in Iraq and are spreading hatred against Muslims to support their war plans against the Republic of Iran.”

Flyers for the American Fascism Awareness Protest were distributed on at least ten campuses which are scheduled to hold Islamo-Fascism Awareness Weeks in 9 days. (The text of the flyer is reprinted below.) Many Americans contacted by Frontpagemag.com were outraged over the announced protest. Latisha Freeman, an African American student at one of the campuses that was flyered commented that all Americans were not racists and that the flyer was generally “unpatriotic and unfair.” American Legion commander K. “Ike” Landsman, was blunter. “These are communist ingrates who don’t appreciate this great country and they ought to be deported to Iran or Afghanistan where they would be welcome." Fox News Channel anchor Alan Colmes, had a different take. “Lighten up,” Colmes said when he was shown the flyer; “this is a parody of views that liberals actually have. No one should get upset. This is just free speech in action.”

Who Hates Americans? We Do.

Your typical American is:

  • A racist. A sexist. A homophobe.
  • An Islamo-phobe.
  • Is willing to invade other countries for oil and pleasure.
  • Is easily manipulated by Rush Limbaugh and Jews.
  • Is the cause of global warming.

Join Us For American Fascism Awareness Day
Place: Washington (Slaveholder) Monument
Date: November 31, 2007
Time: 12PM-2:00 PM

Speakers:
Dennis Kucinich, Ron Paul, congressmen
Adam Kokesh, Iraq War veteran
Cindy Sheehan, Harry Karry, peace activists
Michael Moore, Sean Penn, film-makers

Sponsors:

Peace and Social Justice Crusade, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Code Pink, Muslim Students Association, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, Students for Justice in Palestine, Revolutionary Communist Party, International A.N.S.W.E.R., Moveon.org, DailyKos.com, Indy-Media.org, HuffingtonPost.com, Ivorypower.com

There is, of course, no November 31, and no such event. "Latisha Freeman" is Horowitz-speak for any old schvartze; I leave it to you to figure out why they named the fictional superpatriot "K. Ike." None of the groups listed have this “event” mentioned on their websites, and a Google search produces only results from the original hoax article. But this failed effort at satire will almost certainly be taken as fact by Horowitz’s vicious, drooling followers. And the insinuation that Ron Paul, in particular, has any affiliation with Communist or Neo-Nazi groups is laughably false.

  • Matt Barganier

    A total disregard for clear communication indicates a sloppy and reckless mind at work.

  • Suspension of Habeas Corpus. Torture. Surveillance of all phone calls and e-mail. Transfer of $2 trillion of wealth in a war perpetrated under false pretenses. Creation of mercenary armies. Genocide of a million innocent citizens of a non-aggressor nation. Unprovoked attack against a non-aggressor nation’s nuclear facilities, spreading radioactive waste across the Middle East and Asia, affecting the health of millions . . . .

    . . . Oh, sorry, I was distracted just now. What were we talking about? Oh right, about how we should ‘lighten up’ about American Fascism.

  • Joe

    What a bold faced lie. I’m surprised that those groups mentioned are not threatening to sue Frontpagmag.com for libel. Heck, even the date “Nov. 31, 2007” is bogus as there is no Nov. 31 on the calendar. There is also no indication anywhere on the website that the article was meant as a joke of any kind. I’ve seen a lot of lies and bogus accusations but this article takes the cake.

  • Marycatherine Barton

    Wow. The incipient fascists next door really fight hard and dirty to muddy the truth-telling pro-peace USA crowd. I am CodePink and am so happy to support Dennis Kucinich and the work of Ron Paul.

  • George

    When Bush declared himself the “war” president evidently he was serious… If what Nader says is true then Bush is holding congress hostage and Amerika is already lost.

    see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIO-tCPSfHA
    This was posted in another thread on this blog.

  • John

    The NeoCons and their journalist enablers must be pretty desperate. I’m surprised their phony flier didn’t include a burkha fashion show to be judged by Osama bin Laden and Al Gore.
    There are billions and Billions in military spending on the line here, and billions more in oil profits and sweetheart deals on the hook as well. The slimeballs will stop at NOTHING in order to achieve their goals. NOTHING…..
    It’s nice to know that the Big Lie is alive and well. Stalin and Hitler must be doing a little jig around the fires of Hell, knowing that their brand of nastiness is alive and well.

  • lester

    that is great. I am positive hundreds of right wing bloggers will print this with no understanding that it’s a joke

  • lester

    lol Mr Garris, no offense I’m not surprised you appear to have fell for it

    • Matt Barganier

      Who fell for it? I (Matt Barganier, not Eric Garris) called it a “failed effort at satire.” Learn to read.

  • jummy

    your humorless outrage unmarred by any hint of self-awareness is the punchline to this peice.

    thank you.

    • Matt Barganier

      Say what?

  • jummy
    • Matt Barganier

      “Punishes the victims”! Thanks for the laugh.

  • jummy

    you retards do realize that you’re being enormously thin-skinned, given that this is return in kind of the same stunt pulled against the yaf and horowitz, right?

    • Matt Barganier

      “Return in kind”? What did, say, Ron Paul do to deserve being called a Nazi and a Communist?

      • jummy

        since you mention it though, where do you think ron paul’s support comes from? earnest goldwaterites excited for the opportunity to lead?

        • Matt Barganier

          Perhaps people sick of war and “ex”-Trotskyite Thought Police? Nah, you’re right — Ron Paul’s core demographic must be skinheads and reds.

        • jummy

          mostly, yea.

    • Eric Garris

      Yes, his personal policy mirrors his foreign policy: if someone harms him, he has the right to do the same to a third person. And so on, and so on, and so on….

      • jummy

        see jummy on 2007-10-15 13:16:13

  • jummy

    hey, lighten up! it’s just satire.

    besides, the text of the flier says no such thing.

  • Marty Pebler

    What an inspiration!

    I’m going to organize the “November 31st Revolutionary Movement”!

  • jummy, after downing a bottle of oxy, those upper case keys are just soooo far away, aren’t they?

  • phil

    Herr Horrible-witz is a true Nazi.

  • Ed Encho

    Horowitz is a fifth columnist fascist of the worst sort. He likes to brag that he is a former leftist who saw the light but he is more likely one of the same filthy disloyal Commie types that a rotten fink like him has always been.

    It’s time for real Americans in favor of the constitution as it was intended to take off the kid gloves and to turn the fire hoses on Horowitz and his ilk to wash their fascist asses off of the streets and into the sewers where they belong.

    There is no place in America for the sort of Nazi tactics utilized by Horowitz, Lieberman, Lynne Cheney and the rest of the scum who are practicing their goon squad tactics of intimidating students and professors not hewing to the Israel first against America’s best interests line.

    Enough is enough. Time to start hitting back.

    Just my two cents

    EE

  • ChrisBaker

    I figured this had to be a hoax of some kind. None of those groups would consider inviting a sincere anti-war candidate (Ron Paul).

    • Seriously? You don’t think Iraq Veterans Against the War, COde Pink and ANSWER are legitimately antiwar? I understand being suspicious of Dem partisan groups like MoveOn that are probably just using the war as an issue to advance the Democrats election chances, but the actual Left is another matter entirely. This left-right split in the antiwar movement is doing nobody any good at all.

  • Brett Celinski

    Jummy, are you serious?

    P.S. It’s pretty lame satire. Just invented guilt-by-association.

  • Ron the Red

    The interesting thing is that the guilt by association attacks on Ron Paul are coming from anti-war liberals as much as they’re coming from Horowitz.

    This guy’s a case in point.

    http://dneiwert.blogspot.com/2007/10/real-ron-paul-surfaces.html

    For him the fact that some people on Stormfront support Ron Paul means that Ron Paul is an anti-semite and racist.

    But it gets worse. A “liberal” satire site called Blogs for Brownback make up a story that Paul’s an anti-semite because he turned down an offer to speak at the Republican Jewish Coalition.

    http://blogs4brownback.wordpress.com/2007/08/22/another-reason-not-to-vote-for-ron-paul/

    In fact it’s the opposite. The Republican Jewish Coalition disinvited Ron Paul exactly the way Tom Harkin shut Kucinich out of the Iowa Steak Fry.

    http://www.jews4ronpaul.org/home

    I’m honestly quite surprised that liberals are using the same smear by association routine Horowitz is. But I guess they don’t want opposition to the war coming from someone outside the Democratic Party.

  • Richard

    November 31st is the day each year that Iraqi Citizens shower American troops with flowers and candy in appreciation for all that they have done for that country.

  • Tim R.

    David Horowitz is a hero. He has the guts to point out the truth that nobody else, including President Bush, wants to believe. President Bush says Islam is a peaceful religion. Nonsense! The truth is that Islam, in its current form, it NOT a peaceful religion. Hopefully, it can be reformed. And no, of course not all Muslims are terrorists. But I mean how can people be so willfully blind to refuse to see the obvious? If Islam is not related to terrorism, smoking is not related to lung problems.

    The radical Muslims have attacked not just the United States but England, Israel, Spain, Russia, India and the list goes on. They kill innocent people and use the Quran to justify their bloodthirsty ways. The vast majority of Muslim countries have little to no respect for even the most basic freedoms that the civilized world believes in. Go and see the evidence for yourself, go to the Human Rights Watch website and do a search on Saudi Arabia, Iran, Syria, Jordan, Yemen, or Eygpt.

    They treat women worse than dogs. In Iran a man can “marry” a 9 year old girl.They treat anyone who is not Muslim as a second class citizen. Some danced in the streets when the Twin Towers burned. And yet we are supposed to believe they are “peaceful?” And no, not all muslims are terrorists and there are many decent good muslims but to deny the link between Islam and terrorism is beyond credulity. The only peace that the Islamo-Fascists believe in are PIECES of bodies being blown up!

    • 1984

      Probably nothing will become better if the imperialist neocons occupy Iran. Countless and countless of dead people..

    • Fred in Japan

      Yeh, and there’s also a link between humans and terrorism…or humans and war, or Americans and war, or Christians and war, or Hindus and war, and so on ad infinitum. Tim, if you came to antiwar.com please read some of the articles here and get informed.

    • George Kurian , India

      to Tim again.
      I have said this before and I will say it again and I hope you will read it and reflect on it this time.
      There are millions of Muslims living all over the world, including my country India, and they live in harmony with their neighbours. Muslim Extremism, like Catholic extremism in Northern Ireland before it, is a recent phenomenon. It is the result of injustices perpetrated on them. Wouldn’t you feel that way if some group walked into your house and occupied it at the point of the gun and had the local bully to protect them from eviction? Islam cannot be blamed for the anger that the unjust actions that your country and so called civilised Christian Europe did to the world by their Imperial actions.
      Osma bin Laden did not attack America because he hated American freedoms but because America was using its proximity to the corrupt House of Said to loot the money made from Arab oil. He wanted the Americans to get out of Saudi Arabia which he said were sacred lands. Please get a copy of his first speeches and warnings and read them.
      If America seriously was interested in Democracy they should start sanctions aginst the House of Said in Arabia.
      Stop the war in Iraq, get out of the Arabian peninsula and the MiddleEast and help turn the State of Israel from being a theocratic state to becoming a secular state where all those refugees will be allowed to return to their original homes and Muslim violence will stop.

    • richard vajs

      Tim R,
      Your tirades against Muslim are tiresome because they are full of hyperbole and show ignorance if not outright racial hysteria. Some examples: marriage laws – you state that in Afghanistan, a man may marry a 9 year old girl; maybe so, but I do know that the laws of our state of Georgia place no lower limit on the age of the would-be bride as long as she is certified to be pregnant – supposedly a Georgia man could marry a 6 year old girl, provided he could get her pregnant first. You say that in Muslim countries, non-Muslim individuals have no rights – have you ever been in a Muslim country? I have been in Bahrain and Turkey and have been treated like anyone else. I understand that there is a sizable Jewish colony in Iran which refuses to move to Israel even after being bribed. You state that Muslims treat their women like “dogs”. How do you come by that assertion? It would be nice if you stuck to making assertions that you at least have seen for yourself. Otherwise, you are just another echo chamber for racist propaganda.

  • Ron the Red

    Tim. Get a grip.

  • Tim R.

    The basic definition of “fascism” is an authoritarian form of government. A totalitarian regime that controls all aspects of your life. Isn’t that what the radical Muslims desire? They want a world wide Islamic state based on radical Islamic law that controls all aspects of our lives. How do we know that is what they want? Because they tell us so! And how have they tried to spread their “peaceful” religion? Let’s have a look?

    622-732: Muslims spread their relgion through massive violence and bloodshed, taking over much of the world before they are finally stopped in France by Charles Martel

    And in more recent times?

    1974: Muslims blow up TWA Flight 841, killing 88

    1979: Muslims sieze our embassy in Tehran, kidnap 52 American Citizens and hold them hostage for 444 days.

    1983: Muslims bomb US Embassy in Beirut, killing 63

    1983: Muslims bomb United States Marine Barracks in Beirut, killing 241.

    1985: Muslims hijack a TWA flight, kill an Amerian Navy Serviceman on board, and hold 145 passengers hostage for 17 days

    1985: Muslims hijack the Achille Lauro cruise ship, 700 held hostage and one American Citizen, an elderly, wheel-chair bound man is murdered and pushed over board.

    1988: Muslims blow up Pan Am 103 over Scotland killing all 259 on board.

    1993: Muslims bomb the World Trade Center in New York, 6 killed, 1,000 injured

    1996: Muslims bomb Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia, 19 US military serviceman killed.

    1997: Muslim opens fire at the Empire State Building in New York, killing one, wounding several

    1998: Muslims bomb US Embassy in Kenya and Tanzania

    2000: Muslims bomb the USS Cole, killing 17 sailors

    September 11th 2001: A date that speaks for itself

    2002: Muslims kidnap and kill Daniel Pearl in Pakistan

    2002: Muslim car bomb kills over 200 in Bali, Indonesia

    2004: Muslims bomb the subways in Madrid, Spain

    2005: Muslims bomb the subways in London, killing 52.

    This list is IN NO WAY EXHAUSTIVE.

    And yet David Horowitz is blamed for pointing out the truth?
    What a strange world we live in!

    • Tim R.

      Oh wait I forgot another one!

      2004: Beslan, Russia. Muslims take a school hostage. They murder 334 of the hostages, over half of them CHILDREN.

    • R. Nelson

      Timothy,
      Timothy,
      Joe was looking at you.
      Timothy, Timothy,
      God what did we do?

    • 1984

      No mention of our oil hunger in the middle-east?

      He never talks about Operation Ajax on and how that resulted into a huge blowback? The victims of our bombs?

      • Tim R.

        Yep, I agree with you 1984. We should get off of mid-east oil. I’m all for solar, wind-mill, ethanol and other clean fuels. Its a disgrace that we call Saudi Arabia a “friend” because we want oil. But that does not mean we can’t call a spade a spade, the war on terror is truly a war on Islamic terror and lets just admit it.

        • 1984

          There is no war on terrorism, it was abandoned long before we started to hear Saddam instead of Osama.
          This is the PNAC agenda being put in action.

  • Ron the Red

    Funny thing is that if you add up all of Tim’s numbers it’s still less than the number of civilians Israeli killed in Lebanon in 1981.

    And Tim, suprisingly, leaves out the biggest atrocity ever committed by an Islamic country, the Turkish genocide against the Armenians in 1915.

    Now why is that? Is it because labeling what the Turks did as “genocide” weakens brand Israel and the claim they have on western guilt? Or is it simply because his political paymasters have told him what to think.

    Maybe it’s better not to bring it up and hurt Tim’s brain.

    • Tim R.

      Yes, thank you for reminding me Ron the Red, the Armenian Genocide was committed by Muslims and killed over 1.5 million people. And good for the Democrats for finally labeling it as such. And I also forgot about Darfur. Muslim on Muslim violence. Well over 200,000 African muslims killed by Arab Muslims. Any way you cut it, we have a dangerous strain of Islam that has to be faced and rooted out and that is what David Horowitz is trying to bring to people’s attention. If Islam is a peaceful religion, I have a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn.

  • Ryan

    I wonder who “Ishmael Vera” is in real life? Horowitz perhaps? For a joke this is pretty lame, but it is what I would expect out of neocons.

    As for this “red-brown” alliance they like to holler about from time to time, if anyone is guilty of this it is they. You have Ledeen, a fascist, teamed up with Horowitz, a bolshevik. These people love to accuse others of doing what they are guilty of.

  • R. Nelson

    Horowitz has been described as a “red diaper baby.” We now know that the diaper was wrapped around the wrong end for too long.

  • LeaNder

    There is an interesting gap in your timeline Tim:

    “622-732: Muslims spread their relgion through massive violence and bloodshed, taking over much of the world before they are finally stopped in France by Charles Martel

    And in more recent times?

    1974: Muslims blow up TWA Flight 841, killing 88”

  • 16 Oct

    Tim is absolutely correct. If a Muslim kills a civilian, it’s terrorism. If an American bomb or bullet kills a civilian, it’s collateral damage.

    • CM

      16 Oct

      Tim is absolutely correct. If a Muslim kills a civilian, it’s terrorism. If an American bomb or bullet kills a civilian, it’s collateral damage.”

      Indeed. The unabashed hypocrisy regarding this subject is quite disturbing.

      • Tim R.

        CM sarcastically wrote: “If a Muslim kills a civilian its terrorism. If an American bomb or bullet kills a civilian its collateral damage.”

        Well, this might surprise you but I am against targeting civilians in ALL situations. If America intentionally bombs civilians, yes you can rightfully call that terrorism! And yes, we’ve done that in the past and yes there is no excuse for it. Its morally wrong.But there is a difference today. Muslim radicals kill and bomb civilians willfully, purposefully. And they do so to spread there religious insanity. They have made an art form out of it. They think it is a good deed to kill “infidels.”

        If America bombs a terrorist target and civilians are
        accidently killed, that is a terrible and horrible tragedy but it is not the same. Any first year law student knows there is a difference between intentional murder and an accidental killing. Of course, we should do everything in our power to minimize civilian deaths but to say an accidental death at the hands of an American bomb is the same as intentional killing by Muslim radicals is an erroneous comparison. Also, we have a moral right to defend ourselves against Islamo-Fascist aggression. They are the ones trying to spread their evil religion by the sword. They are the ones who need to put a stop to it. A nation has a right to defend itself.

  • J. Compton

    Pathetic. An obvious and desperate attempt to create dirt on Ron Paul through the creation of an urban legend. This is what the Red State Fascists have been reduced to. Weak.

  • Novista

    hey, dim … sorry, typo, tim …

    Have you ever read the Quran? Ever lived in the Middle East? Ever had a course in comparative religion or philosophy?

    How about “Seven Pillars of Wisdom?”

    Maybe you should get a life before attempting post-modern deconstruction.

    Salaam aleikum

    • Tim R.

      Novista, first thank you for the insults. I love getting insulted on this blog, it shows that at the very least I’m getting some people to think. Anyway, to your point:

      Yes, I have read the Quran. And some of the things in there are most sublime and beautiful. But many other things are evil, hateful, racist, sexist and extemly violent. Overall, the violent stuff seems to outweigh the good. Judaism and Christianity do not tell followers to go out and kill “infidels.” Your religion does. See Quran Suhra 8:12 and 47:4 among others.

      Yes,I lived in the middle east. And I had rocks thrown at me for daring to walk in a Muslim area. Even though I was bothering no one. I heard bottles break behind me. I was actually scared for my safety. Is that how your religion treats strangers who are minding there own business, not bothering anyone.

      • justaguy

        Now you’re being more ridiculous than usual. You haven’t been to the middle east (except unless your mummy took you to the whitey colony in Palestine). You’ve certainly never been to a muslim country.

      • George Kurian , India

        Sorry, I don’t know which part of the Middle East you went to, Tim, but I have had a totally different experience.
        I have lived in Oman and I have met people who went to Iran, Iraq and Libya. They talk and I have experienced the marvellous hospitality of the Arabs. This is especially so in the rural areas. Urban Arabs have developed superior attitudes towards my countrymen as Indians work at menial jobs for low salaries (by their standards). This is particularly so in countries which are run by despots with connections to America – e.g. Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. Even then, I have not experienced any thing more than a glum look.
        Many people describe your country as one that has no culture.Perhaps they are right. It has only existed for a little more than 400 years. Remember these Arab nations have developed their culture and civilization over many thousands of years.
        Regarding the Koran: Again,I do not know which transalation ofthe Koran you read. The statements the Koran makes are similar to the ones in the Old Testament.YHWH ordered the Jews to kill the Hittites (and various others)and smash their idols. The Koran does not even demand anything like that. If you examine the context in which it was written, you will see that most of the action is against the idolators. The Jews and Christians are exempt. The idolators were from the Arab tribes and not others. The Prophet did not even know of America!
        Of course, nowadays angry Muslims will quote the Koran to support their actions. So do the Jews who talk of Judea and Samaria in order to take over Arab lands and so do Evangelical Christians when they talk of the “Rapture” which will come about when the political State of Israel is set up.More Arabs have died at Jewish hands than Jews from Arab suicide attacks.
        In a previous letter you said that moderate Muslims should exert their influence on the extremists. That is as silly as suggesting that Rome and the Catholics of America should have exerted their influence on the Catholic Extremists of Northern Ireland.
        I think you should realise: A) America is not in this war game for the sake of democracy but for oil. B) Americans and Israelis have killed more people than all the Osam abin Laden’s and suicide bombers put together.C) the quicker America realises this the better it is for the World.
        So don’t point fingers at Islam. As the founder of Christianity said (in language more appropriate for His time) “Take the fucking skateboard out of your eye before you attempt to tease out a bloody splinter from another motherfucker’s eye”.

  • Mike

    What Horowitz’s has done is libel! Ron Paul wants America to withdraw from Iraq, which makes him a Jew hater? WTF?

  • Jim B

    Heh,

    “They hate us for our freedom.”

    Man, they must love us now.

  • Colonel_Khadafis_Fried_Chadian

    No matter how much i hate Whore-o-witz the “Is the cause of global warming” one actually made me chuckle.

  • SamDi

    Keep your eyes on the ball. Ron Paul for President.

  • ned flanders

    the really sick twisted part is that david horowitz IS a radical communist. he , today, needs coservative goyim votes, bvoters so he doesnt play it up, but this scum is straight out f soviet dogma 101.

    this weekend on meet the press they showed a picture f horowitz standing in front of a giant carl marx statue giving a salute. if you go from arch oligarch-soviet communism

    to claiming conservative bonifides, in the span of only a few decades, you are either a deceptive phony who is concealing your real agenda from the dupes you need to manipulate or you are simply taking all you love from communism and repackaging it as (neo)conservatism for the really stpid