The Enemy Within
How A Totalitarian Movement Is Destroying America
by David Horowitz
The author is a son of communists and was a communist himself. He is now a conservative. He is also an agnostic Jew. However, he is keen to praise Christianity, especially in its Protestant form. Perhaps it is not surprising that his understanding of Catholicism is somewhat limited.
Having said that, I think this is an important book. He says that the United States is not only under siege, but the enemy has taken over the institutions. Who is the enemy? Nazi Germany ? Is Pearl Harbour being bombed again? Has the Soviet Union been re-built? No, the enemy within can best be described as the cultural Marxism embraced by the American Left. And this book is not just about America: cultural Marxism is being embraced right across Europe.
According to the cultural Marxists, the people of America are being oppressed. Black people are being oppressed by whites, women by men and the poor by the rich. Above all else, it is to do with the oppression of sexual minorities. The general principle endorsed by the elites promoting this ideology is divide and rule.
The author argues convincingly that the American Left shares the same ideological opinions as Karl Marx. They have taken over the schools and the universities. They have taken over most of the media. It is now impossible to be a celebrity and a social conservative. It goes without saying that the author is unlikely to refer to someone like Mr Boris Johnson a conservative. When we think of the power that the enemy within currently wields, we should not be surprised by our cancel culture.
The author argues that all this goes against the very principles on which the United States of America was founded. Certainly, the Founders wanted to separate church and state but by that they meant no one denomination should be endorsed by the state. They took it for granted that the nation was going to be a Christian one. The Declaration of Independence argues in favour of people being equal. The cultural Marxists have other ideas. They want to suppress our right of free expression. That is why pro-life students are persecuted in the universities. That is why we cannot say anything negative about gay marriage or what is now in vogue: transgender "rights."
The author's discussion of Black Lives Matter (BLM) is detailed. While he condemns the behaviour of a tiny group of alleged Trump supporters who attacked the Capitol Building in January 2021, he notes that the Democrats "applauded" the 633 violent insurrections in 220 American cities by BLM radicals during the summer of 2020. He notes that BLM was formed in 2013 in response to the shooting of a black man by a Hispanic. It was formed by three self-styled "Marxist-Leninist revolutionaries." They selected a convicted cop-killer and Black Libertarian Army member as the movement's icon. Its mission is not to save black lives because it refuses to condemn the thousands of deaths involving black-on-black homicides. The author puts forward a case for calling it a racist organisation. In spite of this, it was praised by President Obama.
We have been warned: the cultural Marxists are the enemy within. We can but pray that the wall they have built will also come crashing down.