We vote on Tuesday. The win for which we hope is not a final victory; and most likely there will never be a final victory. Rather, the win for which we hope is the prevention of an utter rout in our cultural war.
The book that I have been serializing at times on this website, on the suicide of the West, includes chapters on the totalitarian id and the cultural revolution. Never did I imagine I would see such a catastrophic, stubborn, complete, hysterical, and dangerous break with reality as we have witnessed on the part of the American left for the past five years. The demonization and destruction of anyone who is not in 100.0000000% agreement with the hyper-woke left has been seen in the last century only in the democidal, totalitarian regimes of the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, and communist China. It should frighten the people who call themselves “liberal”, but it does not.
There seems to be an expectation on the part of the left that they should win all elections all the time. A failure in one election is attributed to Russian meddling (but Chinese meddling is acceptable), or else to the fundamentally deplorable (Hillary), irredeemable (Hillary), despicable (Booker) nature of the majority of Americans. The obvious practical conclusion is that in order for the left to win again, they must scream at us even more loudly, fire even more of us from our jobs, terrorize us in public and at our homes, until we accept their demand to rule over us. That is the behavior of infants, supported by social media and fists.
This recent article summarizes the toxic stew of academic insanity killing our society: https://newdiscourses.com/2020/10/critical-race-theorys-jewish-problem/
It is described…
as “a mixture of postmodernism, postcolonialism, identity politics, neo-Marxism, critical race theory, intersectionality, and the therapeutic mentality,” to which we should add at least a few drops of the Rousseauian assignment of primacy to instinct, emotion, intuition, feelings, and passion over reason and evidence… This ideology is called by at least some of its proponents by the name “Critical Social Justice.”
Please do not laugh at this description. It sounds like something so foolish that only a professor could believe it. Several trends have cooperated, however, to increase the influence of these mad professors. One is the increasing trend towards college attendance, which has not benefited the country, but only some exceedingly well-paid academic officers.
The more general trend, sweeping up most of the population in its grip, is the uniformization of thought brought about by the pressure of social media. Everyone is a reporter, with his or her smartphone camera, and his or her own social media website. Everyone is a snitch ready to report on violations of conformity.
The president of the college where I teach has announced to the broad college community an interest in “equity in STEM education”. So far, this has not attracted any interest on the part of the STEM faculty. This occurs simultaneously with administrative pressure to remove time limits from tests and from assignments, and pressure to replace substantive course content with group therapy sessions exploring how students may have had their feelings hurt years ago. The same college is exploring how to replace required classroom courses with “experiential learning”.
Never have these credentialed activists been troubled by deep thoughts, such as the following: once everyone has a degree, what is a degree worth?
Nor are the activists troubled by practical thoughts, such as the following.
How does calling potential swing voters stupid and evil help me win their votes?
How does killing job growth and opposing school choice help me win minority voters?
How does keeping students out of school forever, and young people prisoners in their homes forever, help me win their support?
How does opposing cheap, safe, and effective medicine like hydroxychloroquine help me save the lives of the voters I am trying to court?
The left has openly proclaimed their glee at watching the murders or attempted murders of police officers, praying for white genocide, praying for the deaths of the first family, and openly calling for the overthrow of the American government. The last item is a crime, and it is not protected by free speech.
The left loots, riots, assaults, batters, threatens, and incites, with absolutely no consequences from law enforcement officers or justice officials. The crimes are violent crimes, corruption, sedition, and treason, and the so-called “Justice Department” will not prosecute such crimes.
The re-election of Donald Trump will not solve our problems, without a real commitment by him to start enforcing our laws, no matter who the perpetrator may be. Social media messages are not enough. Action is needed, swift, certain, and severe.
I will end with a prayer composed by a rabbi in Israel:
May He who blessed our Patriarchs, Avraham, Yitzhak, and Yaakov, Moshe and Aharon and David and Shlomo, also bless the good name of our President Donald John the son of Fred Trump, in order that he should accept upon himself the duty to sustain and protect the Jews. And his reward for this should be that the Holy One, Blessed Be He, should protect him and rescue him from all his trials and tribulations, and from all suffering and disease; and may the days and years of his leadership be lengthened.
May it be His will that he be granted four additional years of the presidency, and that He send [Trump] blessing and success in all his undertakings that relate to the Jewish People who love him – may this be His will, and let us say, Amen.