Can liberals tell the difference between the Communist Manifesto and the Democratic Party platform? In his latest man-on-the-street video, Ami Horowitz proved that voters have a difficult time with that very question.
Can people tell the difference between the Communist Manifesto and the Democratic platform? Ami Horowitz investigates in this man-on-the-street interview series.
Posted by Ben Shapiro on Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Horowitz starts his enlightening video saying, “I want to know, has the Democratic Party moved more toward the extreme left?” And he took his cameras to New York University in New York City to ask passersby if they could tell the difference between tenets of the Communist Manifesto or if he was reading from the Democrat Party platform.
Sadly, few of those he met could tell the difference. And, that is just it. There really is no difference between anti-American communism and today’s modern Democrats.
Many of those answering Horowitz’s questions were absolutely shocked that the communist sounding ideals were actually from the Democratic Party platform.
But it shouldn’t be a surprise that many of the young people in Horowitz’s video kept thinking that everything in the Democrat Party platform had to be from the Communist Manifesto. After all, they really aren’t being served well by their professors in college.
In fact, just this week we were treated to the story of a college professor who urged his students to turn to violence and break the law in order to “destroy white democracy.”
That’s right. Professor Albert Ponce of Diablo Valley College, a Northern California community college, wants people to break laws to destroy the county. He is calling for open revolution. And California’s tax dollars are paying this cretin’s salary.
Ponce began the lecture by saying: “So we begin with the fact that we exist in a white supremacist, patriarchal, heteronormative, capitalist system.”
The political science professor stood before a photo of President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions with a portrait of President Andrew Jackson behind the politicians and told the students, “It is fitting that a white supremacist of old and a white supremacist of today exist and sit — they’re smiling — in the White House.”
He went on to make some very specific recommendations:
“Abolition means we must destroy it, not reform it,” Ponce said. “No voting’s going to help. No writing your congressperson. We need to smash white supremacy at every institutional level in this country, beginning at the local space, at the state, at the federal system, and build something new. And that’s frightening. Because we don’t know what is to come.
“There will be repression. Yes, that always happens. But those who are willing, not only to take a knee, that’s just the beginning, that’s just a symbolic, peaceful gesture. It’s going to take a lot more work.”
This sort of radical leftism is entirely common in our system of miseducation, unfortunately. Young minds are being exposed to this seditious garbage in nearly every single college and university in the country. And our tax dollars are paying for this garbage, too.
[Note: This post was written by Warner Todd Huston]