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February 01, 2010

Spitting on Howard Zinn’s Grave? by David Horowitz

Spitting on Howard Zinn’s Grave?

by David Horowitz

The other day a reporter from NPR called me and asked me for my comments on the death of the lifelong Stalinist and propagandist Howard Zinn. I was a little reluctant because I knew that whatever I said, legions of unscrupulous myrmidons on the left would jump on it and say I had spit on Zinn’s grave. I also knew that while I was interviewed for ten minutes, out of what I said only a 20 second sound-bite would make it onto the air. I don’t begrudge NPR this selection. That’s what their obit was and would have to be, a collection of sound-bites.

Sure enough the bottom-feeders at FAIR pounced on my bite and accused me of spitting on Zinn’s grave. So here’s what I said that was cut from the interview. I’m not putting quotes around it because it’s from memory, but it’s pretty close to some of my remarks and captures the sense of others: No one should celebrate the death of another human being unless they are child-molesters or murderers. Howard Zinn lived to a ripe old age (87), and bad human being that he was, I wouldn’t begrudge him an extra few years; he’s done about as much damage as he could.

Howard Zinn was a Stalinist in the years when the Marxist monster was slaughtering millions of innocent people and launching his own ‘final solution’ against the Jews. Put another way, Howard Zinn was helping Stalin to conduct those slaughters and to enslave all those who had the misfortune to live behind the Iron Curtain. Howard never had second thoughts about his commitment to leftwing totalitarians and never flagged in his political commitment to freedom’s enemies. In the years since Stalin’s death, Zinn supported every enemy of the United States in every war, and devoted his writing talents to every socialist tyrant including Mao Zedong who killed 70 million Chinese in peacetime because they got in the way of his progressive agendas.

When the Cold War was over and freedom had won — thanks to all the political forces and figures (e.g., Reagan and Thatcher) that Zinn opposed – Zinn continued his malignant course. He supported America’s enemies right to the end including the Islamic Nazis whose first agenda is to finish the job that Hitler started and then to impose a totalitarian theocracy on the infidel world.

Zinn’s wretched tract, A People’s History of the United States, is worthless as history, and it is a national tragedy that so many Americans have fallen under its spell. It is a political cartoon which even the socialist magazine Dissent described as an intellectual fraud, which it is. All Zinn’s writing was directed to one end: to indict his own country as an evil state and soften his countrymen up for the kill. Like his partner in crime, Noam Chomsky, Zinn’s life’s work was a pernicious influence on the young and ignorant, with destructive consequences for people everywhere.

Howard Zinn: Expanded Profile

This site has a lot of information about Howard Zinn, it is a better place on earth that he is dead now that's for sure!!!

A few snipets from the link:

The part of history Zinn wants to be a part of is the Communist part, and subsequently the part of America’s post-Cold War enemies, whoever they are. According to Zinn it is America that is the terrorist state. Among Zinn's many anti-American statements are the following:

“I suggest that the history of bombing--and no one has bombed more than this nation--is a history of endless atrocities, all calmly explained by deceptive and deadly language like ‘accident,’ ‘military targets,’ and ‘collateral damage.’”

“The ‘war against terrorism’ has become a war against innocent men, women, and children, who are in no way responsible for the terrorist attack on New York.”

“Is it really an accident when civilians die under our bombs? Even if you grant that the intention is not to kill civilians, if they nevertheless become victims, again and again and again, can that be called an accident? If the deaths of civilians are inevitable in bombing, it may not be deliberate, but it is not an accident, and the bombers cannot be considered innocent. They are committing murder as surely as are the terrorists.”

“[T]he use of military power abroad, in the history of this country, has not been for moral purposes, but to expand economic, political and military power. . . . I think the real objectives have to do with the control of Mideast oil, and with the expansion of military bases to even more countries in the world . . . and with the political advantages seen by a ‘war on terrorism’ which is used to rally the public behind the president.”

“It’s not right to respond to terrorism by terrorizing other people” [as Zinn alleges the U.S. has done].

“There is a reservoir of possible terrorists among all those people in the world who have suffered as a result of U.S. foreign policy.”

“People need to ask, ‘Do we want our children and our grandchildren to be living in a state of perpetual warfare, with more and more of the world becoming hostile to us, and with the United States responsible for more and more human casualties in the world?”

“The government says it is determined to close terrorist camps, yet here in the United States the School of the Americas has trained people who have engaged in terrorism, trained people who then became organizers of death squads in Central America.”

“In its foreign policy, the United States has consigned several million people to their deaths and supported terrorist governments in various parts of the world, especially in Latin America and the Middle East.”

“The terrorists of Sept. 11 did a horrible thing to us, so we do terrible things to the people of Afghanistan. That is immoral and puts us on the same level as a terrorist.”

“ . . . it is safe to say that since World War II, there has not been a more warlike nation in the world than the United States.”

"Zinn has been a vocal supporter of convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu Jamal, claiming that it was Mumia's “race and radicalism,” as well as his “persistent criticism of the Philadelphia police” that landed him on death row in the early 1980s.


Wild Thing's comment.......

BOMBS AWAY! Another commie on the way to hell.

legions of unscrupulous myrmidons on the left

Now that's a great line. Horowitz has quite the way with words.

And this from Good one Ann.

Howard Zinn RIP - Howard Zinn died yesterday afternoon so expect to see a lot of liberals burning their American flags at half-mast today. At least he didn’t have to sit through Obama’s State of the Union speech.

....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

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Posted by Wild Thing at February 1, 2010 04:48 AM


Sadly, too many young people are still being indoctrinated by Howard Zinn's communist fabrications.

But at least I can scratch one more name off the "people I would hunt down and kill if I found out I was terminally ill and only had a short time to live" list.

Alas, Noam Chumpsky and Ward Churchill are still there, as are a few Berkeley "professors" I shall not name here.

OJ Simpson has been jailed for the rest of his useful life, so he is off the hit list as well.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at February 1, 2010 12:29 PM

Spit on his grave ? I would like to poor a bottle of Scotch over his grave but first strain it through my kidneys. One more communist asshole gone and none too soon.

Posted by: Mark at February 1, 2010 04:09 PM

Kinda like mourning the death of a blowfly, who gives a shit!!!

Posted by: Jack at February 1, 2010 06:24 PM

Curmudgeon, good one, I like how you put that.

Mark, I agree, Horowitz, went easy on this jerk. He should of said it like you did.

Jack, yes, it does feel good to have one less of these creeps not sucking up air anymore.

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 1, 2010 07:45 PM

a people's history of the US was required reading for all kids in advanced history classes in my high school. those commies start em young.

Posted by: bozo texino at February 1, 2010 10:59 PM