Demonic

Demonic

By Ann Coulter

  • Release Date: 2011-06-07
  • Genre: Politics & Current Events
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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. 

From the Hardcover edition.

Reviews

  • A must read

    5
    By Gum3y
    Outstanding!! A real eye opener about the left. Pass this stuff on to your friends and family and get involved!!!!!
  • You go, girl!

    5
    By Diaconate086
    A liberal mob takes over the Wisconsin State House; liberal mobs "occupy" any of a hundred town squares or parks. Coulter has gone into the lion's den on many college campus venues, being shouted down, physically assaulted, and has had her life threatened. Yet, the thoroughly indoctrinated call HER the wing nut. Incredible. Keep shining the light of truth. You go, girl!
  • Demonic?

    1
    By Rhansonrt
    Like the mob that rebelled and created the U.S. in the first place? Ironic that she will tell us all the reasons a mob is "demonic"........in an effort to create her own group-think mob!
  • Seriously??!

    1
    By jjaneiro
    Liberals follow mob mentality? Seriously? I wonder how the GOP's Tea Party would be characterized then.
  • No,we don't "Have to work together".

    5
    By Shego de Bourbon
    I have my criticisms of Coulter,but her latest book is the field manual for erudition.She deftly reveals the forces working against freedom, democracy,& peace that can ultimately bring about the demise of our country. This time around,she is not extreme-though she stills revels in her role of chief polemicist-she is spot on.For those whining that we need to "listen to both sides" & have more tolerance for so-called "different" viewpoints,this should change your mind.It is altogether apparent that we cannot reason with the unreasonable or compromise with the incorrigible.When a society has an enemy that is so readily apparent,and poses an immediate danger to its wellbeing,it would do itself a great service to dispatch it.The way to eliminate that threat it is to counter its lies with strong arguments and resolve for realistic & necessary goals.This book somewhat accomplishes the first. If we make the mistake of "listening" to those that arcanely wish to harm us, letting the Trojan Horse into the gate,so to speak,then we are doomed to misery,irrelevance,and failure.The only "civil war" we should have is one of words.And Coulter has established herself at the front lines.
  • Clueless about Liberals

    1
    By Common Sense American
    Ann Coulter one again shows that she put's her vemonous views before reality and fact in this lastest smearfest of a book. If she dropped the nasty assumptions and flair for ingorance she would definitly see that reality has proven her wrong. One can only wonder is she really serious about what she is saying or is she doing this for the money and attention. either way this will make it's way to the bargin bin soon
  • Well done

    4
    By usmc452301
    You can't argue well researched facts. If you want to check her information the sources are all there. But that's far to much work for liberals who are too engrossed in their infatuation with emotional word pictures.
  • Misleading

    1
    By amathews
    Anne Coulter is once again tapping on your fish tank by spreading mistrust and ill will. Ms. Coulter has a history of writing very slanted truths (when she writes truth at all). I'm VERY conservative but I dislike Coulter's misuse of truth, the American people and the constitution.
  • Certainly thought inducing

    5
    By kut17
    Ann Coulter uses the accepted writings of French psychologist, Gustav LeBon, to compare his observations of mob psychology to mainstream liberalism. She notes that mobs, like liberals, idolize their leaders (the 2008 election is a prime example), make frequent use of simple phrases to get their points across (hope, change, save the whales, etc.), and will completely abandon all forms of logic and reason to argue their ideas (Al Gore flies a private jet to give a speech about global warming). Ironically, Coulter states that logic and reason is not enough to sway the mob-like mentality of liberals. That saying, liberals will find this book completely worthless while true free thinkers will find it thought inducing and interesting. It is definitely one of Coulter's best.
  • Divided America

    1
    By CICMack
    this is precisely why America cannot even begin to move forward. this book is a DISGRACE to our nation and to iTunes. the demonic thing about this book is the author. the arguments are rambling, the flow makes no sense and there is nothing to back up anything she says. If you want to listen to someone's perverted thoughts, buy the book. I STRONGLY do not recommend this book. It is incredible to me that there is a fee for this.

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