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In her essay “Stop Being Shocked” published October 14 on Tablet, Bari Weiss listed troubling anti-Semitic trends taking place in the Progressive wing of the Democratic Party. She brings up multiple true-life examples reinforcing her assertion. She then goes on to say that she, like the majority of American Jews, is “disgusted by Trump and Trumpism”; a movement which in her words “normalized bigotry and cruelty in ways that have crippled American society.”
In his book Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left from Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning, published in 2009, Jonah Goldberg highlights penetrating methods and tools used by progressive Democrats to vilify their opponents. Nevertheless, today, Goldberg is a member of the #NeverTrumper community. He finds members of the American Left like Joe Biden and Kamala Harris less offensive than the intrepid, braggadocious, and proud American patriot Donald J. Trump.
I suppose mainstream media provide many Americans with necessary reasons to generate feelings of “disgust” toward Trump. “The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses,” wrote Vladimir Lenin 100 years ago. He continued: “He who now talks about the freedom of the press goes backward and halts our headlong course toward socialism.” Mainstream media omit Trump’s administration efforts to improve the lives of low and middle-income Americans with newly designed trade agreements; they don’t discuss policies that revived crippled economy. Nor do they highlight the tremendous success of the Trump administration in the Middle East.
In my book Socialism and Capitalism through the Eyes of a Soviet Émigré, I provide parallels between the ideology of Soviet Communists and American progressives. The resemblance is unquestionable. Ms. Weiss and Mr. Goldberg superbly analyze modern Democratic Party trends, yet they stay loyal to socially acceptable political Kabuki dancers of moderate Democrats and many craven Republicans; the same ones who allowed destructive anti-American forces to ravage American schools and culture.
In 1919 Russian revolutionary poet Vladimir Mayakovsky described soft intellectuals: “Intellectual doesn’t like risk. He is just a little bit reddish.” Lenin and Stalin used the term “rotten intelligentsia,” soft intellectual’s core principles can be easily smashed with just a bit of pressure. They do not represent any danger to the revolutionary forces.
A few years ago, Republicans like Romney and Paul Ryan folded like straws in the face of brazenly deceptive attacks by their opponents. Today, President Trump is the only force that is standing between the freedom-loving American people and America-hating socialist-democrats, control-hungry corrupt politicians, anti-Semites, and liberal fascists. Most happen to be modules of the Democratic Party.Published in