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Hate-Crime Law – The Socialist Agenda to Legitimize Hate By: Jamie Glazov
FrontPageMagazine.com | Thursday, August 30, 2001

THE “PROGRESSIVE” FORCES in our society are fervently pushing for more “hate-crime” legislation. Dissatisfied with the federal “hate crime” law that, in most cases, only stiffens punishment for offenders who were motivated by hatred of race, they now seek to add sexual orientation, gender, disability, and other politically correct categories to the list.

“Hate-crime” legislation is the ultimate socialist fantasy. That is because it fulfills the greatest socialist calling: to camouflage the hatred of life and of individuals with a loudly professed love of “humanity.” “Hate-crime” laws achieve what socialism-in-practice achieved throughout the 20th century: the dehumanization and extermination of large parts of the human race.

The key to “hate-crime” legislation is that certain groups of people are protected, while others are not. Because these laws have a socialist agenda, it is no big surprise that class hatred does not fall within its categories of protection. Socialism, after all, is a direct repudiation of the Tenth Commandment – “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods.” Instead, it stresses that the neighbor who owns more and better should not only be hated, but – in the best tradition of Stalin’s forced collectivization – eliminated.

Thus, when whites kill blacks, or when heterosexuals kill homosexuals, “hate-crimes” are now considered to have taken place. But when Kathleen Soliah is charged with placing pipe bombs beneath two randomly selected Los Angeles police cars, this is considered a testament of revolutionary courage. That is because, when she was a member of the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) 24 years ago, Soliah despised capitalism and hoped to build class equality. The police, who were the protectors of the fascist patriarchy, had to be exterminated.

So too, if you are black and kill whites, you are also, like Soliah, not engaging in “hate-crime.” The murder of the 8-year-old white boy Kevin Shifflett in Alexandria, Va. in April, 2000, is a sad reminder of this reality. Shifflett was murdered by a black male who slit the youngster’s throat while screaming racial epithets at him. Unlike the killings of blacks by whites, this murder was not seen as a “hate-crime,” nor did the press even refer to it as a racial crime. The racial identities of the victim and murderer were suppressed.

This phenomenon is very much about the socialist implementation of “thought crimes.” People are trained to think “correctly.” And this ends up spawning the ideal socialist reality, in which, as George Orwell put it in Animal Farm: “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”

In Hating Whitey, David Horowitz crystallizes the breeding ground for “hate-crime” laws. He demonstrates the double standard in American society when it comes to the toleration of hatred, revealing how everyone is taught and expected to be inclusive and tolerant toward all ethnic groups – except, of course, towards “whitey.”

Horowitz shows how, in the university curricula throughout the country, the most politically correct version of history and society now entails the pedagogy that white people are evil. In his essay on bell hooks (lowercase letters her own elusive social statement), Horowitz reveals how the Distinguished Professor of English at the City College of New York epitomizes the license to hate white people. One of the cult-leaders of political correctness, hooks has written an essay in which she revels in a fantasy about killing an anonymous white male on an airplane. She says that she feels a "homicidal malice" and affirms that, "Had I killed the white man whose behavior evoked the rage, I feel that it would have been caused by the madness engendered by a pathological context." She explains how those blacks who do not want to murder whites are victims of a false consciousness. "Blacks who lack a proper killing rage," she writes, "are merely victims."

Horowitz observes that if hooks killed the white man, someone else would ultimately have to be responsible, because: "even if she had done it, she did not do it. In fact white people did it." 

In reflecting on these phenomena, we come to understand the origins and objectives of “hate-crime” legislation. As Horowitz shows, the agenda is founded on Marxism, a philosophy that constructs a paradigm of society being divided between oppressors and victims. And it is precisely that vision that sees a social utopia being possible only after the extermination of certain groups.

Thus, “hate-crime” legislation is the ultimate socialist fantasy. Genocide cannot occur without hatred, and hatred cannot effectively engender its killing machines without camouflaging itself as love.

Jamie Glazov is Frontpage Magazine's editor. He holds a Ph.D. in History with a specialty in Russian, U.S. and Canadian foreign policy. He is the author of Canadian Policy Toward Khrushchev’s Soviet Union and is the co-editor (with David Horowitz) of The Hate America Left. He edited and wrote the introduction to David Horowitz’s Left Illusions. His new book is United in Hate: The Left's Romance with Tyranny and Terror. To see his previous symposiums, interviews and articles Click Here. Email him at jglazov@rogers.com.

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