CRT, Anti-Racism, Gender Ideology, Post-Colonialism, Queer Theory, with their ‘oppressor-oppressed’ worldview is a wicked brew indeed. Combine that with these poll results about U.S. adults under 30 and you begin to understand how today’s fermentations have ‘suddenly’ bubbled up into our wide open spaces. For example, since October 7, all those college students marching in support of Hamas.
For those unaware, TikTok is effectively ‘owned’ by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
The modern iteration of Marxism on campuses has shifted from focusing on economic classes to cultural identities, influenced by theorists like Herbert Marcuse and Antonio Gramsci.
I could add another 20 examples of ‘Pro-Palestine’ activists tearing down pictures of women and children recently kidnapped by Hamas.
And good God, this wicked brew doth make strange bedfellows. As in “Queers for Palestine.”
Cultural Jihad by any means necessary. In the old Soviet days people like this were called ‘useful idiots.’ Many of our politically progressive Jewish fellow citizens just received their wake up call.
Progressives’ response to Hamas’s atrocities reveals that they never believed in their own dogma.
Woke dogma, that is…
It was all stuff and nonsense, wasn’t it? All that talk of “hate speech” and “accountability culture” and “systemic oppression” and the need to ensure that everyone in the community feels “safe” at all times? It was all guff, flotsam, baloney. About 15 minutes passed between the news of the atrocities committed by Hamas and the crumpling of the progressive creed. Rarely has jetsam looked so vile.
Pick, at random, a fashionable idea about the ideal limits of free expression, and you’ll observe that it has collapsed ignominiously into the dust. The prohibition on “tone policing”? Gone. The injunction to “believe all women”? Evaporated. The insistence that “silence is violence,” that“neutrality is complicity,” or that institutions are thus obliged to speak out about any injustice that they might see? Defunct. Obsolete. Kaput. In the annals of bad human ideas, has an ideology ever been as swiftly hollowed out as was this one?
For more than a decade now, our universities, our media, our HR departments, and our celebrities have terrorized us with a bunch of vicious dogmas that, it turns out, they never believed in for a moment. In the name of “diversity” and “inclusion” and “equity” and any other abstract concept that might plausibly be recruited to the obscurantists’ side, Americans were asked to subordinate their freedom, their conversations, and their consciences to the personal preferences of a handful of unelected arbiters of taste. And then, one terrible day in October, a real barbarity was staged, and, within a few hours of the rules being applied to its apologists, the whole enterprise was revealed to be a brittle sham.
It has been about the Far Left gaining Power all along…and the silencing of those who disagree with their worldview.
Europe is backing up. Australia, especially the state of Victoria, like Canada, is barreling ‘forward.’ What will the U.S. do? Red and Blue?
The interview below touches upon the situation in Australia, particularly in Victoria, where laws related to sex self-identification, conversion therapy bans, and potential hate speech laws on gender identity are discussed. Lawford Smith highlights the concern that these laws could threaten gender-critical speech.
She points out the unique situation where a marginalized group’s protection is said to depend on a lie, referring to the insistence on affirming gender identity. She compares this to historical instances where certain metaphysical beliefs were forced onto populations.