This is the second part of Glenn Beck’s interview of David Horowitz. It continues: Glenn Beck Interviews David Horowitz Part One: How Radicals Operate and Achieve Their Agenda:
“In my view we should take a page out of Alinsky’s book, Rules For Radicals. And he said what you do is you go outside the experience of your opponent and you disorient them and you make them react in a way that reveals who they are.”
David Horowitz emphasizes a point he wrote about in a column at Front Page Magazine, In How To Defeat The Left, regarding the Left’s pretense to be champions when in fact they are oppressors. This quote is from the column:
The only way to defeat the left — and I have failed in twenty years of arguing this to persuade conservatives — is to turn the table around and attack their moral self-image. Leftists are in fact the enemies and oppressors of women, children, gays, minorities and the poor, and conservatives should never confront them without reminding them of this fact.
Last night NewsReal Blog’s post, Horowitz Exposes Leftist Agenda On Glenn Beck, highlighted his emphasis:
This crucial point by Horowitz goes to the heart of what we see today not only in terms of what Obama is orchestrating for our nation domestically, but also in the Left’s contemporary unholy alliance with Radical Islam. Indeed, the so-called “progressive” Left is on the side of the most vicious and barbaric abuser of minorities, women and gays.
They aligned this with his previous statement from part one of the interview:
“And what’s wrong with the Left is its agenda. What it actually does. Not what it says, but what it does.”
In the interview, as Horowitz further discusses the Democrats as oppressors, he begins talking about health care and limiting medical treatment that would keep the elderly alive. Glenn Beck mentions Sarah Palin. It is easy to see that she attacked the moral self-image of the Democrats with her phrase “death panels.”
That’s what she did. That’s why they hate her. Because she’s very effective….And it shows you–they react, they squeal, they yell and suddenly the issue is in front of everybody. And that’s what you want to do. And the Tea Parties are great….
But it’s what they’re doing to real people–that’s their Achilles’ heel.
Glenn Beck Interviews David Horowitz Part One: How Radicals Operate and Achieve Their Agenda
Crossposted to Be John Galt in a modified format.
H/T: Glenn Beck/FOX News; YouTube clip: 1776Philadelphia; Front Page Magazine; NewsReal Blog.