[November 12, 2020] As part of my on-going series on political leadership, today I take on Sebastian Gorka. Dr. Gorka is a naturalized U.S. citizen, born in Britain. He was a military and intelligence analysis and having served in President Trump’s administration. He is unabashedly politically conservative with expertise in national security and foreign affairs. His ideas are often controversial and that is reason I’m highlighting him today.
Dr. Gorka is aggressive, talkative, and combative. He is all-in for President Trump and will happily tell you that he is. Over the past week, Gorka has dedicated his 3-hour daily radio program (see link here) to “getting out the news on Trump’s reelection.”1 His shows are easy to follow, and Gorka does a great job explaining complex issues.
“You want to lecture others about morals, principles, and ‘character?’ Then don’t stand by those who have none.” – Sebastian Gorka
Recently, Dr. Gorka asked a critical question; Will Communism finally win in America? He frequently talks about his parents, who lived under Communist totalitarianism and whose father was tortured and imprisoned by a Marxist regime. Knowing the enemy is always something a good leader must do, and Dr. Gorka sees communism as the enemy; pure and simple.
Various national security scholars in academia have labeled Dr. Gorka as a fringe figure. Some critics have gone so far as to challenge his academic credentials and denigrate his views on Islam and radicalization. This has become a classic attack strategy by political leftists when they strongly disagree with someone. Is Gorka a “fringe” political commentator or an experienced, highly educated businessman?
Dr. Gorka can do an interview and make it entertaining simultaneously. He is hard-hitting, focused, and smart. If you are a liberal or leftists, expect to be taken apart piece by piece in a one-on-one debate unless you have all your facts in order. Gorka is particularly critical of the media and believes that laws should be passed to force them to stop restricting free speech.
Like many others highlighted in this series, Dr. Gorka believes the truth matters. He is boldly patriotic and believes deeply in the sanctity of American institutions. That is why he refers to the false but pervasive political attacks on President Trump as the greatest scandal in American history.