Peak Wokeness in Decline
Writing in American Greatness, Victor Davis Hanson compares the radical socialist takeover of the old Democratic Party to the French Revolution. Part of the takeover, he writes, happened after “the perfect storm of the 2020: the rioting and COVID destructive lockdowns.”
New polls showed scant public support for open borders, for multiple sexual identities, and for biological men competing in women’s sports. Reparations from an insolvent government to black Americans—on the principle that those whose ancestors might have been enslaved eight generations ago were owed money from those whose ancestors might have owned slaves eight generations ago—is widely rejected by the general population.
Decades of successful and legitimate efforts to ensure equality of opportunity, a safety net for the poor, and increased civil liberties have transmogrified into an “equity” agenda, or state-mandated equality of result—or else!
We have not descended to death by guillotine, but it’s getting close, warns VDH: Just look at what online cancel culture has wrought:
- Mandatory diversity statements
- Indoctrination training
- Ostracism for an incorrect word
- Violence redefined as activism
Black Lives Matter ended when its supposedly Marxist architects all vanished into comfortable bourgeoise estates and cushy retirements—along with the millions of dollars they shook down from guilt-ridden corporations.
#MeToo sputtered out once the mantra of “believe women” turned its attention to candidate Joe Biden and Tara Reade. It turned out that she most certainly must not be believed when she swore the Delaware Democrat had sexually assaulted her.
Supposed transgendered heroes vie for profitable TV endorsement commercials that are as lucrative to them as they are ruinous to their employers.
Mediocre Male Athletes Transition into Women’s Sports
Female sports competitors, transitioning, suddenly become rich and famous.
Women who transition to males, for some reason, find no such profits from male competitions.
Recently, a would-be Samaritan bystander took action to stop a black transient’s threats on a NYC subway. Jordan Neely had 42 arrests and three assault convictions. He was accidentally killed by the good Samaritan.
The tragedy became a rallying cry for “activist” leaders, eager for continuous notoriety and profits, while 10,000 black people murdered per year, mostly by other black people, do not earn a snore from these same “civil rights” leaders.
Because the Woke revolution is contrary to human nature, it now must be imposed by force or coercion.
Merit is the great enemy of wokeness. One day SAT tests were blind mechanisms to allow the less privileged to compete on the basis of talent rather than parentage. The next day such tests were deemed counterrevolutionary, racist enemies of the people. Universities boast of rejecting 60-70 percent of those who scored perfect on SATs, as if their excellence was proof of their “privilege.”
Is Peak Wokeness beginning to lose momentum? Would continuation erode all the work of 247 years of American progress and sacrifice?
VDH believes a counterrevolution is building. It’s not just because people are angry, he argues. It’s because of what has become of their country.
They now are learning that if they do nothing, they will have no country—and soon.
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