From the steps of New York City Hall on Saturday, U.S. House Democratic chair Hakeem Jeffries smeared President Trump as “treasonous” and “a clear and present danger,” and demanded he be removed from office for “inciting sedition” over last week’s chaos at the Capitol. “Donald Trump must be removed from office immediately. He should be impeached, convicted […]
About Discover The Networks
Welcome to DiscoverTheNetworks, a project of the David Horowitz Freedom Center. The DiscoverTheNetworks website is a "Guide to the Political Left." It identifies the individuals and organizations that make up the left, and also the institutions that fund and sustain the left; it maps the paths through which the left exerts its influence on the larger body politic; it defines the left's (often hidden) programmatic agendas; and it provides an understanding of the left's history and ideas.
The site is made up of two principal data elements along with a powerful search engine to locate and explore the information stored. The first of these elements is a database of PROFILES of individuals, groups and institutions, which can be accessed through the gray buttons on the home page, or through the DTN DIRECTORY on the navigation bar. The PROFILES provide thumbnail sketches of histories, agendas and (where significant) funding sources. The information has been culled from public records readily available on the Internet and in books and other sources whose veracity and authenticity are easily checked.
The second data element of this site consists of a library of articles, both scholarly and journalistic, which analyze the relationships disclosed in the database and the issues they raise. These articles have been entered into the database and linked in the RESOURCES columns that appear on the PROFILE pages. The judgments that inform these analyses are subjective, reflecting informed opinion about the matters at hand. In every case possible, their authors and sources are identified so that users of the database can form their own judgments and opinions about the reliability and value of the analyses.
DiscoverTheNetworks is an ambitious undertaking that would not have been possible before the creation of the Internet, with the storage capacities and data linkage features that digital space affords and that such an undertaking requires. As a result of the information that these technologies make available, a user of this site can follow the networks described in the database to arrive at a new understanding of the forces that define our social reality and shape our collective futures.
The database will readily answer many questions that previously would have required volumes of printed text to establish. The primary question is: "Is there a left?" Since the early 1970s, radical activists began referring to themselves as "liberals" (in part to distance themselves from their failures as a socialist left). A sympathetic media culture went along with this deception, with the result that the word "left" has all but disappeared from the political lexicon. The spectrum of views is now regularly described in the media culture as extending from "liberal" to "moderate" to "conservative" or "right," as though a left did not exist or was so marginal as not to matter.
Entries by Discover The Networks
Nearly three weeks after the scandal came to light, the New York Times has refused to report on ties between failed presidential nominee candidate Rep. Eric Swalwell and suspected Chinese Communist regime spy Christine Fang. On December 8, Axios reported that Swalwell had been one of several American politicians to whom Fang developed extensive ties as part of a […]
In a 2017 video of a sermon he delivered in his Ebenezer Baptist Church, Rev. Raphael Warnock, one of two Democratic Party candidates for Senate in the upcoming Georgia runoffs, preached that he “came to dismantle the value system” of the American “empire.” “I want you to hear me now, because most of Christian America is […]
Radical Rep. Rashida Tlaib retweeted a post over the weekend in honor of “International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People” that bore the slogan “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.” As StopAntisemitism.org noted, the slogan is “code for eradicating the State of Israel and its millions of Jews.” Tlaib deleted the text and […]
In a Twitter rebuttal, Rep. Ilhan Omar responded to President Barack Obama‘s belief that “snappy” slogans like “defund the police” lose supporters, arguing that it is “not a slogan but a policy demand.” “You lost a big audience the minute you say it, which makes it a lot less likely that you’re actually going to get the changes you […]
In video clips from 2017, Rev. Raphael Warnock preached that “America’s preexisting condition” is “racism” during at least two of the several speeches and sermons he has given that have come under scrutiny for their radical messaging. “We are in a special moment,” Warnock said in a video from a 2017 New Baptist Covenant event. “We […]
Discover the Networks, a project of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, has compiled a PDF document called “Trump Vs. Biden: Where They Stand on Every Key Issue,” a point-by-point comparison of the positions of presidential incumbent Donald Trump and his challenger Joe Biden and Biden’s fellow Democrats. The table of contents includes such issues as […]
An MS-13 gang member living illegally in the U.S. was arrested but went unprosecuted by then-Attorney General Kamala Harris’ office in CA months before he murdered a family, according to Breitbart News. On June 22, 2008, Edwin Ramos killed Tony Bologna, 48 and his three teenage sons in San Francisco, California, reportedly because he misidentified them as rival gang […]
During Tuesday night’s presidential debate, Democrat nominee Joe Biden made the eyebrow-raising declaration that the domestic terror group Antifa “is an idea, not an organization.” Who knew ideas could wreak so much violent destruction all on their own? Biden’s claim was made after moderator Chris Wallace warned of “white supremacist” groups contributing to violence and social unrest. “Almost everything […]
In the context of Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s adopted Haitian children, the left’s favorite new race hustler, Ibram X. Kendi, tweeted on Saturday that “too many White people” believe “if they have or adopt a child of color, then they can’t be racist.” “Some White colonizers ‘adopted” Black children. They ‘civilized’ these ‘savage’ children in […]
In an interview last Thursday, the author of a book titled In Defense of Looting told National Public Radio (NPR) that looting enables rioters to steal others’ property with “an imaginative sense of freedom and pleasure.” Vicky Osterweil explained her theory to a supportive NPR that looting is merely a means to address the unequal distribution of wealth. She […]
Hundreds of marchers, many of whom held up signs that read, “Flush the turd,” gathered in downtown Chicago on Saturday as part of protests against President Trump in 23 cities across the country, organized by the leftwing radicals of Refuse Fascism. On its website, Refuse Fascism called for “60 Days of Struggle” against “this illegitimate regime”: “By October […]
In a conversation with the online Interview Magazine published Tuesday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) promoted fellow Democratic Socialist Jabari Brisport from New York as another candidate who hopes to fundamentally transform the country. AOC asked the openly gay, black nominee for the New York State Senate what Democratic Socialist means to him, Brisport replied, “For me, it’s really about […]
Rep. Ilhan Omar, civil rights attorneys, and advocate organizations have slammed MSNBC propagandist Joy Reid after the network host compared the behavior of President Trump supporters to “the way Muslims act.” “When leaders, let’s say in the Muslim world, talk a lot of violent talk and encourage their supporters to be willing to commit violence including on their own bodies […]
In an interview in Vanity Fair, Marxist activist Angela Davis warned that the rioting currently ravaging the country is just the early stage of a larger “revolution” necessary to bring about social and economic change. “Sometimes we assume the most important work is the dramatic work—the street demonstrations. I like the term that [Marxist cultural critic] John Berger […]