He basically predicted today’s culture war and out of control leftist “wokeness”.
Not any more. Today’s left-wing progressives have as much in common with latter day liberals as an elephant has in common with a fern plant. I guess they are both carbon based life forms. These people are not “progressive” at all. They are in fact an odd combination of the worst of Marxism and Nazism. The latest outrage is the despicable Southern Poverty Law Group, a leftist hate-tank, lobbying to get six Dr. Seuss books banned. This is the modern day digital version of book burning. Nazi, anyone?
As late as four or five years ago, maybe even one these imbeciles would have rightly been dismissed as lunatics. Not now. The are running the leftist culture war. This will not stop until we the people stop it.
Some recent polls suggest that close to 16% of youthful gen Z-ers identify as LGBTQ with large increases in “B” and “T”. I have seen some admittedly unscientific polls putting the number near 20%. What is the name of humanity is going on here? Throughout most of our recorded history homosexuality held held fairly steady around 2% and transgenderism around 0.2%. That started to change with the millennials born in the 80’s and 90’s and has exploded with those born around and after the year 2000.
Is this some major change in biology or “liberation” of what used to be taboo? Highly unlikely. What we are looking at is a Trojan Horse being used by corrupt leftists to destroy the country and traditional, moral culture. Especially when it comes to the explosion in perceived transgenderism, which was correctly viewed as a mental disorder until just a few years ago, nature does not support the numbers. Very few people are born anything other than definitively male or female. Hermaphrodites or those with ambiguous sex are very rare. With the far left taking over academia and media, they are pushing to normalize and mainstream transgenderism. Add in normal teen rebellion, confusion about sexuality in the teen years, peer acceptance, social media pressure (large numbers of teens report being influenced by this abhorrent medium), and the fact that in some quarters LGBTQ is now cool, and you have what some psychologists call “mass psychogenic illness”.
A strong case can be made that the “trans” movement is now the single greatest cultural threat to our society. If the left gets its way it will use this to destroy religious freedom: the Democrat Party is already trying. The good news if there is any is that the movement has a way of making enemies of other leftist “victim groups”. With transgender males fighting to compete in women’s sports feminism is clearly being attacked. As well, many gay groups are openly hostile to the radical trans movement, as are most people of color. If the trans movement is not stopped, additional even worse things will be headed America’s way. Next up: normalization of pedophilia.
And are in turn trying to destroy America. An alternate title for this article could have been “Revenge of The Hippies”. The author does an excellent job documenting how 1960’s radicals infected higher education in the 1980’s and 90’s and gradually transformed traditional, classical fact and reason based education into agenda driven indoctrination. They in turn “educated” a whole new generation (the millennials and Gen Z-ers) who are today’s cancel culture social-justice warriors. These people flock to the fields of education, destroying primary and secondary schools, media and “journalism” (he correctly calls it “infotainment”), technology, social media and government. The evidence he offers is overwhelming: as late as the 1980’s college faculty identified as liberal or conservative at roughly a 50-50 split. In fact I am old enough to recall that my elite, now horribly leftist alma mater was relatively conservative as late as that era. I would not go anywhere near the place now. Nowadays most “elite” colleges and universities are virtual leftist monopolies, self identified.
The article is long but very important: (Higher) Education Is Destroying America – New Discourses
Long, but an interesting and important read to understand the new American left.
This is possibly the most racist thing I have seen this year. That’s saying something. Coca-Cola is telling its employees to be “less white”. The conclusion is that some powers that be at the company think whites are inherently racist. They just called probably half their customers racist. Good business move. I will not be buying their products anymore. Maybe this is part of a business strategy to focus more on Asia and Africa, I don’t know. Next we will hear from them that whiteness is “toxic”, like masculinity. This would be laughable if it were not being taught in a lot of schools.
Despite a dream match-up with the NFL’s number one offense in Kansas City and Patrick Mahomes vs Tom Brady, Super Bowl ratings plunged 15% to the lowest level since 2007. The apologists are blaming Covid reduced viewing parties, cord cutting and the bad game (KC’s injury ravaged O-line grounded its offense). I’m calling BS. The NFL better watch out: this is the warning shot. The entire event was desultory. Non-stop tributes to the Wuhan Flu and racialist BLM driven virtue signaling. Even the ads stunk for the most part. The broadcast was depressing and the game worse. You won’t find many bigger football fans, and even I found the event unwatchable, and I had a dog in the fight: the Chiefs who I have been with from a small boy during their first Super Bowl run in 1969. The 2020 Super Bowl was a joy for us long-suffering Chiefs’ fans. 2021 felt like a funeral for the NFL.
Make no mistake: as I warned the far-left Marxists are trying to take over and ruin sports, just like they ruin everything. If the NFL doesn’t watch out it will be destroyed. The playoffs were devoid of all the leftist silliness, but the Super Bowl was ruined by it.
Leftists, Marxists and Democrats, all one in the same now, seek to take over everything. They do it by slowly absorbing every aspect of culture and society. Despite much opposition, they are succeeding in education, entertainment, government, news media, sports, technology, business in general and now…the military. One of the new Defense Secretary’s initiatives is to root out “far-right extremists and hate groups” within the ranks. This false narrative has of course been created by Democrats and their corrupt media toadies. They are chasing a phantom, it does not exist. Nonetheless:
If you look hard enough for witches, you will find witches. This will only do one thing: damage if not destroy the US military. But then again, that is the goal.
I’m going to do a little thought experiment. Looking at the above key areas of society, I will rate from 0 (best – no impact) to 10 (worst – total control) how much the left has infiltrated and damaged each of them. 5 would be neutral.
Education – 7. Public education and the university system have indoctrinated a couple of generations of America-hating radicals. However, by many metrics they are now on the brink of failure, and private education is thriving as are other alternatives. There is hope. Still, leftists educators have cause untold harm. This is where it all started. Trending positive though.
Entertainment – 8. Pretty obvious.
Government – 5.5. The far-left controls the White House and Congress but the GOP controls a majority of states. The Federal bureaucracy is heavily left though. Still, there is hope. With all the effort the left puts into taking over government it is somewhat amazing that the country is split 50-50 by vote.
News media – 6.5. The media centers and print are bastions of leftism, but conservatives have much power on radio, the internet and has (had ) Fox.
Sports – 4.5. Sports used to be largely conservative. The far-left has tried to use race and the BLM movement to take them over. They don’t seem to be succeeding, as too much “woke” is turning off fans.
Tech – 8. This is the most alarming. Tech has swung far-left in the past decade and is now dominated by corrupt, anti-liberty companies Google, Facebook, Apple, Twitter and Amazon. They have to be stopped.
Business – 6. Also alarming. Business used to be agnostic (other than liberal Wall Street) but is now being brow-beaten by the left to become “woke” and get in line.
The other day GM pledged to sell only electric vehicles by 2035. no doubt virtue signaling to the new corrupt or not very bright leaders in the federal government. Some actual experts view this a pure fantasy. First off, the CO2 footprint of electric vehicles from creation to end of use is greater than combustion engine cars. So they do nothing to address “climate change”. Second, new fossil fuel or nuclear powerplants will have to be built to provide the electricity necessary, something the greenies oppose. Finally there is the battery problem. Car batteries require large amounts of lithium and other rare earth metals to function. These materials are RARE (thus the name), expensive to mine and cause tremendous environmental damage. So, massive fleets of EV’s will never come to pass. When the leftist elites say they want a “clean energy” future what they really mean is that only those with the power and money (like themselves) will be allowed to have cars, travel extensively or fly on planes. Modes of transportation will be dramatically restricted through government fiat or expense all in the name of “saving the planet”. This is the leftists Utopia: freedom for the elites and misery for all others.
Over Republican opposition to leftist indoctrination being included in state social studies standards. Here’s a message to Mr. Drahghan, the leftist imbecile who drew the cartoon and to all leftists out there, most of whom are completely ignorant of history. The KKK was run by DEMOCRATS, Republicans led the civil rights movement and a Republican freed the slaves. The GOP is enjoying the most rapid growth among minority candidates in its history to say nothing of Trump’s large gains among black and Hispanic voters. There is a reason for that. Leftists, Marxists and Democrats are dishonest, stupid and ignorant and use minorities simply to gain power.