“We Are At War!” My Interview with a Former Communist


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The following is a reprint from an article published at the Sentinel on December 12, 2013, before people could clearly see the objectives of the American left.

“We are at war”, David Horowitz told me in a phone interview today (December 11, 2013), we are at war with leftists – Marxist radicals – who, under Barack Obama, are destroying the economy, the healthcare system, the education system, and our standing in the world.

David Horowitz is a 1960’s communist radical turned right-wing.

Mr. Horowitz’ conversion came when he discovered his ‘friends’ in the Black Panther Party had murdered a friend of his who he sent to help them with their bookkeeping.

The torture and murder of Betty Van Patter was so traumatic that it took him ten years to recover. He came out as a man of the right fighting a lonely and courageous battle for individual freedom.

One of those who is believed responsible for Betty Van Patter’s murder, according to Mr. Horowitz, is a vicious ex-Panther named Elaine Brown. She now lives in Atlanta and has become a public speaker. She is still the same vicious person and the fact that she is free is a paradox of American justice, he believes.

Horowitz quoted Elaine Brown: “Faith was all there was, if I did not believe in the ultimate rightness of our goals and our party then what we did, what Huey was doing, what he was, what I was, was horrible.”

Quite a remarkable statement. The end justifies the means is implicit in what she clearly thinks is a type of religion that allows monstrous acts for the cause as they see it.

Horowitz’ departure from the Communist Party also led to his alienation, at age 35, from lifelong friends and a complete shunning by some in the media who were once his most ardent supporters, before his change of heart.

He came to the conclusion that the ideology of the left must always end in totalitarianism and violence. He decried the hypocrisy of leftists who would claim they are fighting for peace in Vietnam but ignored the massacres that followed.

In an interview I conducted with Mr. Horowitz today, he said that people on the right need to understand what progressivism is about and the Republican Party needs to speak out.

I asked him what the difference was between Communism and Progressivism and he said “they are the same thing.”

One of the things that has clouded peoples’ understanding of what is going on is the fact that we are being led to believe that the worst we are facing is European Socialism. I asked Mr. Horowitz about that and he said, “it’s much worse than that, it’s Communism.”

“Look, he has already destroyed our standing in the world. He is destroying our economic system, our healthcare…”

Mr. Horowitz is an intellectual who grew up as a ‘red-diaper’ baby steeped in communism. His conversion is nothing less than remarkable. His knowledge of what communism is and how it has become a dominant force in our society is something every American, especially people on the right, needs to know. The future of the Republic depends on people knowing and admitting what they are dealing with. We can’t fight what we don’t understand.

Mr. Horowitz said “we are at war.” Obama is “taking down our country”. People must understand that and they must be ready to fight.

Reading Mr. Horowitz’s series of books will be enlightening if the first volume is an example of what is to follow. The first volume explains how social justice has become the means by which they sell their leftist ideology. Mr. Horowitz said “its phony, it’s not real.”

The leftists, which Mr. Horowitz calls the ‘neo-communists’ (neo-coms), hate America and what America stands for. They want to tear it down and install their utopia.

When I asked Mr. Horowitz about Obamacare, he said Obama is “destroying the finest healthcare system in the world.”

“Obamacare is communism,” he added.

It’s an ideological twin to Hillary’s failed healthcare system proposal as First Lady.

“Obama is a communist,” Mr. Horowitz said and he would know.

Horowitz sees education as the place where leftism gained its foothold into society, beginning with the Catholic colleges and universities. He spoke out against the unions during our interview and said that K-12 schools should be on a voucher system with parents getting the money, not the schools.

He briefly addressed Common Core which he has not studied. He is against any centralized education – it’s more statism. All of this is about the same thing he told me.

Horowitz told me that conservatives and Libertarians are “classical liberals” because they want two sides of the story told. Leftists only want one side of the story and they are “not liberal.” There is nothing liberal about them. People need to stop calling them liberals and playing into the deception.

Horowitz is writing an encyclopedic series of books, The Black Book of the American Left which is a compilation of selected essays that take the reader through Mr. Horowitz’s conversion from communist to right-wing activist. It is a collective portrait of the left and it explains how the left has achieved their successes.

The books are meant to inform people on the right about the dangerous enemies now seated at the pinnacle of unfettered power in this country and give them the tools to fight them.

Progressivism and the forces of evil have been poisoning our culture, our schools, and our government for the last forty years.




  1. Great article. I missed it the first time you posted it. It’s an article that needs to be passed on to other readers. But ultimately, We the People are the ones responsible for allowing our liberties to be taken from us.

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