Father Of Billionaire VC Ben Horowitz: Creation Of America Was Greatest Gift To Blacks In 3000 Years

Isheka N. Harrison
Written by Isheka N. Harrison
David Horowitz
Left: David Horowitz speaking at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C. By Gage Skidmore Right: Tucker Carlson speaking with attendees at the 2018 Student Action Summit hosted by Turning Point USA at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. By Gage Skidmore

David Horowitz is at it again. In an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, the father of billionaire venture capitalist Ben Horowtiz recently said, “The creation of America was probably the greatest gift given to Black people in 3,000 years because slavery was considered a normal institution for all those years.”

The reactions on social media were swift and immediate with one user identified as Michael Johnson sarcastically writing Black people were thrilled to be enslaved.

Another user identified as James E. Ford said Horowitz got it backwards.

This is not the first time Horowitz has said Blacks were better off due to having white saviors. In an article entitled, “Ten Reasons Why Reparations for Slavery Is a Bad Idea — and Racist Too,” in FrontPage Magazine, he wrote:

“If not for the sacrifices of white soldiers and a white American president who gave his life to sign the Emancipation Proclamation, blacks in America would still be slaves … Where is the gratitude of black America and its leaders for those gifts?”

Known for being controversial, Horowitz made his most recent statements while talking about what he described as the Left’s “50 -year, 60-year attack on Christianity.”

The conservative activist, writer and editor also founded The David Horowitz Freedom Center in 1988. He opposes reparations for slavery and has been accused of being racist.

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According to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), he also once called former president Barack Obama “an evil man” and “pretend American.”

“He’s [President Obama] an evil man, in that sense, yes. He is destroying our borders. He will send emissaries to Ferguson for a street thug who got himself killed attempting to disarm a police officer, resisting arrest. But when a beautiful young woman who happens to be white, and is a good Samaritan, when she is murdered by someone that he is chiefly responsible for getting into this country, he won’t even pick up the phone to call her parents. He is systematically destroying America,” Horowitz said.

Horowitz did not always subscribe to his current extreme right-wing views. In the 1960s he was a member of the New Left and in the 1970s, he worked with the Black Panther Party and had a close relationship with its co-founder Huey Newton.

He eventually embraced more right-wing views and is now among conservatives’ most outspoken advocates. See below for more reactions to Horowitz’s comments.