David Horowitz, champion of white awakening!
Until a couple of months ago the deeply incoherent David Horowitz was a passionate defender of Obama from his conservative critics, whom Horowitz derided as suffering from “Obama derangement syndrome.” Then, sometime in the late spring, Horowitz had another Obama epiphany (his earlier Obama epiphany was when he realized that the ascension of Obama was one of the greatest events in world history), and became an Obama critic himself (it wasn’t clear whether this also meant that he had contracted Obama Derangement Syndrome). And now, following in my “racist and offensive” footsteps, he applauds the signs that the Obama presidency is leading to a white awakening. Yet at the time of Obama’s inauguration, Horowitz was celebrating the birth of a new, supposedly racially unified America brought about by nonwhites’ race conscious identification with a nonwhite president and whites’ acceptance of nonwhites’ race-consciousness, while, of course, whites continued having no race consciousness at all.
Commenting on last night’s Greta van Susteren show (discussed by me here), Horowitz writes:
Crowley’s boss made the obvious point that a person in Gates’ situation normally is very cooperative with police and simply says there’s been a mistake, I live here. But—as this officer put it—Gates began calling Crowley a racist from the outset.Let’s hope that Horowitz is right about a rising white resistance to nonwhite bullying and guilt mongering. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to take anything Horowitz says straight, since self-contradiction and lack of principle shadow everything he says. For example, he thinks that the use of “racist” as a weapon to harm people is highly objectionable, yet he excluded me from his magazine for writing “racist and offensive” things, without even telling me what those racist and offensive things were.