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It is now nearly a week since we launched our new website, DiscoverThe Network: A Guide to the Political Left
The “alliance” between radical Islam and the left is generally not formal (though anyone imagining that there are no such alliances is naïve), but it can be easily identified in the profiles of individuals in the base, like Michael Moore or Ward Churchill, for that matter. Both regard the Islamic terrorists fighting America in Iraq as the resistance to an illegitimate occupation, and both believe the terrorists deserve to prevail. Organizations that share this view and are represented in this database include CounterPunch.org, Alex Cockburn’s webzine, the National Lawyers Guild, and leading “peace” organizations like International ANSWER and Code Pink. And this is just the tip of an ugly iceberg.
What utter crap!!! After reading through several pages of the site (Horowitz often asserts that his critics haven't read his work) I have concluded that this collection of information has been presented solely for the reason of smearing people through association.
So by Horowitz's reasoning, since Michael Moore is "celebrated" by Hollywood, and there are some in Hollywood that are against the war, Michael Moore stands shoulder to shoulder with the terrorists?
The links connecting the "bad people" can stretch across time, space and need only be inferred to be included. Its not so hard to include all the party's enemies by this logic.
Let's give it a try shall we.
Rumsfeld once supported Saddam in the war with Iran, Saddam was a Baathist, the Baathists are part of the insurgency which is also supported by the terrorists, so... Its safe to say that Rumsfeld stands close to the terrorists as well, as a former supporter of Saddam Hussein.
"Guide to the Political Left"
Welcome to DiscoverTheNetwork. This site is a "Guide to the Political Left." It identifies the individuals and organizations that make up the left and also the institutions that fund and sustain it; it maps the paths through which the left exerts its influence on the larger body politic; it defines the left's (often hidden) programmatic agendas and it provides an understanding of its history and ideas.
This "guide to the left" includes Mohammed Atta.
At this point in time, no critic from the left has bothered to look at any of the actual individual profiles on the DiscoverTheNetwork site. None has argued that a single profile is inaccurate or makes invidious or unreasonable connections between the individual in question and other individuals or organizations or ideas. If the profiles of Bill Moyers, Cornel West and Barbra Streisand are fair and accurate, then what is the problem?
Hmm... so yeah, looking over the information on Ayatollah Khomeini, a theocratic ruler with a history of human riight abuses I have to wonder, "Just how does this qualify as being left?"
Then it dawns on me.. (not really, I already knew what the game was) that this is nothing more than a collection of people that Horowitza disapproves of. Its an enemies list. How else can he justify including Roger Ebert (whose greatest crime was accusing Bush of stealing the election) as well as Mohammed Atta (a 9-11 hijacker)
Danny Glover's crimes? Being against the Iraq war and criticizing Bush and Reagan.
Horowitz thinks that he can hide behind his claim that his information is factual. (He relies of quotes from others to make his most outrageous claims and throws around the word terrorist with way too much abandon.) But he can't hide from the fact that he has lumped together a group of people whose only common thread is Mr. Horowitz's own dislike.
So basically, if you're a feminist, a member of a union, a civil rights worker, a activist of any stripe or a terrorist, you are an enemy of Bush, a member of "The Left" and thus an enemy of all that is right and sacred.
Oh good lord, why do I even waste my time with this stupidity?
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