Michael Gaynor
Ann Coulter's "Demonic" UNDERstated the direness of America's situation
By Michael Gaynor
June 29, 2011

The stealth socialists' ongoing transformation of America must be rejected and reversed because they reject America's traditional values and exceptionalism.

Ann Coulter's latest best seller, Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America (www.amazon.com/Demonic-How-Liberal-Endangering-America/dp/0307353486), understates the direness of America's situation.

Endangering means "expos[ing] to harm or danger," "imperil[ing] or "threaten[ing] with extinction."

It's much worse: the "fundamental transformation" of America from an exceptional nation whose people have been "endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights," including "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness" and whose government is supposed "to secure these rights" to a secular socialist country that rejects many traditional values is in process, not merely threatened, and must be reversed before it becomes irreversible.

Six-time Socialist presidential candidate Norman Thomas did not intend this statement as a warning, but Americans should consider it one: "The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of 'liberalism' they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened."

With the election of Obama and a Democrat-controlled Congress in 2008, the stealth socialists achieved the ability to implement many (but fortunately not all) of these radical policies and they did so.


1. Obamacare became a 2000+ page spread-the-wealth law that neither constitutional nor fully understood when passed.

2. Obama pursued an economic policy that increased the national debt by trillions of dollars as well as failed to reduce the unemployment rate to 8% as promised.

3. Obama appointed a slew of "czars" in order to avoid the Senate confirmation process.

4. Obama put a couple of judicial activists — Sonia Sotomayor (a former National Council of La Raza member) and Elena Kagan (who described "U.S. Socialism's demise" as a "critical problem" in her college thesis) — to the Supreme Court of the United States, as well as other judicial activists to the lower federal courts.

5. Obama pleased SEIU and ACORN founder Wade Rathke by appointing radical former SEIU lawyer Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board. Upon Becker's appointment Rathke bragged: "Craig Becker will no longer be a secret weapon for workers at the NLRB... with him sitting on the board, there will finally once again be a fair and effective advocate and safeguard for workers. Thanks for a solid, President Obama!"

The election of Obama, whom National Journal had designated as the most liberal of the 100 United States senators, was achieved by radicals who guide what Coulter provocatively but truthfully called "the liberal mob."

The product description of Coulter's book summarizes as follows:

"The demon is a mob, and the mob is demonic. The Democratic Party activates mobs, depends on mobs, coddles mobs, publicizes and celebrates mobs — it is the mob. Sweeping in its scope and relentless in its argument, Demonic explains the peculiarities of liberals as standard groupthink behavior. To understand mobs is to understand liberals.

"In her most provocative book to date, Ann Coulter argues that liberals exhibit all the psychological characteristics of a mob, for instance:

Liberal Groupthink: 'The same mob mentality that leads otherwise law-abiding people to hurl rocks at cops also leads otherwise intelligent people to refuse to believe anything they haven't heard on NPR.'

Liberal Schemes: 'No matter how mad the plan is — Fraternité, the "New Soviet Man," the Master Race, the Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution, Building a New Society, ObamaCare — a mob will believe it.'

Liberal Enemies: 'Instead of "counterrevolutionaries," liberals' opponents are called "haters," "those who seek to divide us," "tea baggers," and "right-wing hate groups.' Meanwhile, conservatives call liberals "liberals" — and that makes them testy.'

Liberal Justice: 'In the world of the liberal, as in the world of Robespierre, there are no crimes, only criminals.'

Liberal Violence: 'If Charles Manson's followers hadn't killed Roman Polanski's wife, Sharon Tate, Clinton would have pardoned him, too, and he'd probably be teaching at Northwestern University.'

"Citing the father of mob psychology, Gustave Le Bon, Coulter catalogs the Left's mob behaviors: the creation of messiahs, the fear of scientific innovation, the mythmaking, the preference for images over words, the lack of morals, and the casual embrace of contradictory ideas.

"Coulter traces the history of the liberal mob to the French Revolution and Robespierre's revolutionaries (delineating a clear distinction from America's founding fathers), who simply proclaimed that they were exercising the 'general will' before slaughtering their fellow citizens 'for the good of mankind.'

"Similarly, as Coulter demonstrates, liberal mobs, from student radicals to white-trash racists to anti-war and pro-ObamaCare fanatics today, have consistently used violence to implement their idea of the 'general will.'

"This is not the American tradition; it is the tradition of Stalin, of Hitler, of the guillotine — and the tradition of the American Left.

"As the heirs of the French Revolution, Democrats have a history that consists of pandering to mobs, time and again, while Republicans, heirs to the American Revolution, have regularly stood for peaceable order.

"Hoping to muddy this horrifying truth, liberals slanderously accuse conservatives of their own crimes — assassination plots, conspiracy theorizing, political violence, embrace of the Ku Klux Klan. Coulter shows that the truth is the opposite: Political violence — mob violence — is always a Democratic affair.

"Surveying two centuries of mob movements, Coulter demonstrates that the mob is always destructive. And yet, she argues, beginning with the civil rights movement in the sixties, Americans have lost their natural, inherited aversion to mobs. Indeed, most Americans have no idea what they are even dealing with.

"Only by recognizing the mobs and their demonic nature can America begin to defend itself."

Recognition of "the mobs and their demonic nature" is essential to undoing the damage done by the Obama Administration and preventing the "fundamental transformation" of America that the stealth socialist assiduously seek.

The liberal media establishment is generally dealing with Coulter's new book that same way it dealt with the truth about Obama's radical ties and relationship with ACORN: ignore.

Coulter put it this way: "Danger! Danger, don't read this book! They've tried that with me through seven books and it hasn't worked, so they've turned from maligning me as counter-revolutionary to, okay, we can't do that so we'll just ignore her."

It is critically important that the truth become generally known and therefore the liberal media establishment be circumvented.

Coulter lamented that "it's the French revolution, bloody, barbaric, anti-religion that ends up being copied around the world not the successful [American] revolution."

The stealth socialists' ongoing transformation of America must be rejected and reversed because they reject America's traditional values and exceptionalism.

© Michael Gaynor


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Michael Gaynor

Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member... (more)


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