Re: [sixties-l] Horowitz on Horowitz

From: David Horowitz (
Date: 10/09/00

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    Thanks radman but I didn't write the second comment (this is the first time
    I've seen it) and wouldn't have phrased it that way. I also am not responsible
    for the identity checks at the door (I suspect this is the Columbia
    Administration's doing).
    radman wrote:
    > radman pull quotes:
    > "I have always considered myself part of the civil rights movement, and
    > have tried to advance its goals."
    > "Security will be tight, with identity checks at the door, to screen out
    > troublemakers."
    > ===============================================================
    > The Death of the Civil Rights Movement
    > Into the Belly of the Beast
    > <>
    > David Horowitz will speak on "The Death of the Civil Rights Movement" at
    > the Columbia Federalist Society at the Columbia University Law School in
    > Jerome Green Hall, Room 107 at 12:15 PM Eastern Time, on Wednesday October
    > 11, in New York City.
    > New Pamphlet
    > The Death of the Civil Rights Movement
    > By David Horowitz
    > Center for the Study of Popular Culture
    > 48 pages, $7.50
    > October 2000
    > | October 9, 2000
    > Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson decry "racial profiling." But they practice
    > it more brazenly than anyone else, says David Horowitz in his new
    > pamphlet, The Death of the Civil Rights Movement. Attempts by the left to
    > elevate blacks into a privileged caste have made a mockery of civil
    > rights, Horowitz charges. This Wednesday, he will bring his controversial
    > message into the very belly of the liberal beast -- Columbia University
    > Law School -- where he will speak on reparations, leftist race-mongering
    > and other explosive issues. Security will be tight, with identity checks
    > at the door, to screen out troublemakers. "I am doing this because we must
    > never surrender territory to the enemy," Horowitz explains. "That's how we
    > lost the universities in the first place. To me, going to a university
    > like Columbia, these days, is like going behind the Iron Curtain during
    > the Cold War. Our colleges are the most racially segregated,
    > intellectually retrograde and politically repressive institutions in
    > America today. And that is a national tragedy."
    > AT THE 1984 Democratic Convention, Texas representative Barbara Jordan,
    > the first African-American woman to win a seat in Congress, made the
    > following statement:
    > "We are one, we Americans; we are one. And we reject any intruder who
    > seeks to divide us on the basis of race and color. We must not allow ideas
    > like political correctness to divide us and cause us to reverse hard-won
    > achievements in human rights and civil rights. We reject both White racism
    > and Black racism. Our strength in this country is rooted in our
    > diversity-our history bears witness to that fact. E PLURIBUS UNUM, from
    > many one. It was a good idea when the country was founded, and it's a good
    > idea today."
    > I first became aware of the civil rights struggle in the late 1940s, when
    > I read about the Scottsboro boys and marched in support of the Federal
    > Employment Practices Commission that Harry Truman had created to end
    > discrimination in government service. In the fifty-odd years since, I have
    > always considered myself part of the civil rights movement, and have tried
    > to advance its goals. In these efforts I have always been guided by the
    > principle of a single standard articulated by Barbara Jordan. It is the
    > principle first proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence that all
    > Americans are equal in the eyes of God, and should be equal before the
    > law. It is the principle embraced by Martin Luther King at the March on
    > Washington in 1963, and by the American founders, whose Constitution
    > written in 1787 does not use the words "black" or "white," "male" or
    > "female" in its text.
    > At the same time, this principle obviously has not always been honored by
    > American citizens and governments, which is why a "civil rights" movement
    > is necessary, and would have to be created if there were none. It has
    > always seemed self-evident to me that a movement that did not honor this
    > principle was not worthy of the civil rights name. The present booklet is
    > written in support of this idea.
    > ----
    > David Horowitz is editor-in-chief of and president
    > of the Center for the Study of Popular Culture.

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