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Wednesday, November 03, 2004


(David Horowitz, Regnery Books, N.Y.; 2004; ISBN: 0-89526-076-X)

What happened to the Nazis and Nazism after the collapse of the Third Reich? Did they go away, or just go underground? What happened to communists and communism after the collapse of the USSR?

David Horowitz*, in Unholy Alliance, tells us.

He does not so much address the Nazis as much he does the Reds, but his presentation allows inclusion of both.

And the answer is that their intellectual heirs are living and well in America and Europe. Just as the Nazis and Communists in Pre-Nazi Germany were two sides of the same coin, so they are here as well. Remember that “NAZI” stands for NSDAP, which means “National SOCIALIST German Workers Party,” and remember that fascism, including its Nazi variant, and communism come from the same intellectual root stock: SOCIALISM.

All of these virulent socialists have reemerged from the collapse of the old left and old communism to form what Mr. Horowitz properly calls the “neocommunists,” or “neocomms.” The neocomms, however, have devolved from their pining for the new world order of old communism to raw nihilism—destruction of everything. Their goal is to destroy America and everything it stands for, and now they have new partners.

The new partners are the Islamic jihadists, who want exactly the same thing: The destruction of America and all it stands for. They are the hardcore FIFTH COLUMN, with many strap-hangers, also fifth columnists, vibrating to their tuning forks. This is the UNHOLY ALLIANCE David Horowitz presents. And, hold your hats, the Unholy Alliance is WINNING. If we don’t get off our derrieres, we are going to be herded into a totalitarian state worse than any of those in the 20th century, and we will be bowing to Mecca five times a day.

The Unholy Alliance members are organized, and they are speaking with one voice, from one sheet of paper, as the expression goes. We Americans are not organized, nor are we speaking from the same sheet of paper. We are divided, in part by the effect of our own ignorance as well as the direct effects John Dewey unleashed on American education (from K-12 and through all of the teachers colleges, and into the university system), and the decades of influence perpetrated by the unAmerican, anti-Americans in academia. In short, we are facing a principled and consistent leftist alliance combating US, an under-principled and very inconsistent America and West. If we do not become fully principled, and very consistent in their application, we will lose to this new Fifth Column.

Unholy Alliance rips the scab off the neocomm-jihadist fusion and exposes it to the light of truth in a short, easy to digest, and potent book. You cannot read this book and stick your head in the sand again. You cannot read this book and try to find middle ground or otherwise compromise with your destroyers. You can read this book and get up fighting mad and ready to fight effectively for America.

David Horowitz grew up in a household with American communist parents, and he became a communist. In the 1960s, he became one of the neocommunists and remained one into the 1970s until he got a blinding flash of reason and realized the logical consequences of his allegiance and behavior. Because of his past, however, he knows these people in and out. He can tell the tales better than anyone else around. When David speaks, we should listen.

American intellectuals embraced communism and the Soviet Union in the 1920s and 1930s with a blind adulation that makes me want to vomit. World War II killed communism as a movement, and Stalin’s excesses grossed out even the communists and comsymps or fellow travelers. Communism after WWII ceased as a movement. Subsequently, the failures of socialism around the world became obvious even to the left, and it died also as a movement but not as a force still exerting influence by default. The death of old communism left many ideologically homeless. These homeless did not blame the failed ideologies at all. As Ed Asner proudly echoes to the world on Sean Hannity's talk radio program a few months ago, they said that the practitioners had failed, not the ideology—the ideology had not been practiced correctly, they firmly believed and believe. This is a major thought disorder neocomms have in common, and they cannot be persuaded from it by reason any more than a schizophrenic can be reasoned out of schizophrenia.

These ideologically homeless coalesced into the New Left, or neocommunists. They retained their love for totalitarian (“utopian”) ideas and their hatred for America and capitalism. Their practice became “creative destruction,” a concept stolen from capitalism and perverted to mean “nihilism.” They hate the present and live in the future. They want to destroy the present world. They hate reality—the world as it IS. They actually believe that they have to destroy America to make it well, which is warmed over Marxism. Believe me, there is nothing original with these people. Their primary goal is NIHILISM, destruction for the sake of destruction, sweetened with some pie-in-the-sky future fantasizing about eventually finding their utopia of no needs, no wants, no differences, no poverty, no wealth, no disruptive progress, and just static ecstasy— like Islam’s Paradise. For now, they want nihilism, hating the good for being good, like Islam.

Neocomms began populating academia in the 1970s, becoming a major influence in academia in the 1980s. By the turn of the 1990s they had taken over the academic fountainhead. It was they who launched “political correctness” and “multiculturalism.” It was they who played the race and gender cards in every contest, no matter how inappropriate. They influenced graduates, journalists, and politicians. They have successfully bullied the morally uncertain, who now bend obsequiously to political correctness, to get their way. That is why we have this epistemological, moral, and political relativism mess today.

Neocomms really believe that they had been given a green light during the tenure of the Clinton administration, when they felt their kind had come into their own, in and out of office. They proliferated during this period, inserting themselves into every nook and cranny in America that they could. Had John Fonda Kerry won the presidency, they would have been dangerously revitalized. They took over the Democrat Party and began converting it to what it appears to be today which looks more day by day like America’s Nazi party, replete with Brown Shirts and Brown Skirts, even involving a number of rank and file Democrats who became “Kristallnachters” during the 2004 election season. They sought power wherever it could be begged, bought, or stolen. Like jihadists, they need raw physical power to survive.

Meanwhile, in 1979, Khomeini in Iran launched the jihadism we face today, financed by Iranian oil, aided and abetted by the Sunni Wahhabists in Saudi Arabia, with the consent and funding of the Saudi regime. Islamic nihilism burst onto the world.

Since 11 September 2001, the neocomms and the jihadists in America fused to achieve the same symbiotic end. The two are almost indistinguishable in content, rhetoric, and behavior. As a result, we have a ferociously dangerous FIFTH COLUMN in America and throughout the West. We have organizations like the American Civil Liberties Union, National Lawyers Guild, and Center for Constitutional Rights, ANSWER, Not In My Name, Code Pink, AFCSME and other unions, and many others, linking with the United Nations, Council for American-Islamic Relations, Muslim Brotherhood, Muslim Students Association, Hamas, Hezbollah, Palestinian Islamic Jihad and many others. Some of these names are from the book, and others I have added because of their obvious neocomm-jihadist orientation. Joining them are strap-hanger Fifth Columnists in the Democrat Party such as Al Gore, Jimmy Carter, and the Democrat Party dumpling, Michael Moore, as well as almost half the U. S. Senate. The bulk of American journalism—print and broadcast--vibrates in sympathy and support, and almost all of American education at all levels dances to the neocomms-jihadist tunes. This is not “conspiracy theorizing.” It is fact, and Horowitz proves the case.

Their plan is first to paralyze America with legal and moral-appearing means. Then they will move in to kill the paralyzed beast of America.

Mr. Horowitz makes the case and names the names. He threatens this fifth column so much that they have launched a campaign to discredit him and this book. Just that behavior alone should make you run out and buy the book.

The final chapter concerns secessionism. To the neocomms-jihadists, the goal is to destroy patriotism so that the citizens can secede from the ideas of and the physical existence of America. Read it for yourself. Mr. Horowitz quotes these people liberally here, and throughout the book, because they mince no words about their ideas and intents.

We who love individual freedom, capitalism, and the Constitution of the United States have a clear obligation to defend our values. We start by erasing ignorance and sharpening our awareness. While doing this, we become activists. We start pushing back--in the press, on the air, and in every way we can.

We fight back with the correct intellectual ammunition. Our ideas are better, and we must make them highly visible and dominant. This book is a valuable piece of that intellectual ammunition. Never forget that they are winning, NOT BECAUSE THEIR IDEAS ARE BETTER, but because they are being consistent. Our ideas are better, and with consistent application of reason, we will win.

David Horowitz is the President of the Center for the Study of Popular Culture and editor of, an on-line magazine, which receives over 4.5 million page views a month. He has spoken at more than 200 colleges and universities, and has appeared on Nightline, Crossfire, Today, Good Morning America, C-SPAN, CNBC, Fox News Channel and CBS’s This Morning, and gives hundreds of interviews yearly on radio and television. He has authored numerous books and has started organizations to restore free speech to academia and to correct the drift of the Democrat Party to the aggressive socialist left.


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