Who hasn’t caved under pressure from the “woke” mob? It’s easy to think “everyone” has. And, yes, plenty have – Silicon Valley, Hollywood, academia, the mainstream media, corporate America, the NFL, the NBA, and the entire Democratic Party (along with not a few Republicans and Independents).
There are many of us, however, who don’t accept the premise that America is “fundamentally a racist country” whose system of government and institutions need to be torn down.
What Ordinary Americans Can Do
In The Federalist, John Davidson writes about how hard it is for ordinary Americans, who represent a majority of the country, to oppose the radical agenda of the “woke left.” Below John lists a few of his ideas.
This isn’t meant to be a comprehensive list, not even close, but a starting point to begin thinking about how to re-order our lives, from our spending habits to our entertainment choices to our social activities, in a way that weakens support, even passive support, for institutions that embrace leftist radicalism.
- Choose and Fund Alternatives to Public Schools
Davidson writes, “Public schools have become indoctrination centers for the “woke left.” Whether or not you have children in school, here’s how you can kick in:
- Donate to private schools that teach the virtues of the American Founding.
- Make school choice a top policy item when election season comes around, and ask local and state political candidates about it.
- Get involved in expanding educational alternatives of every kind. The future of the republic depends on it.
- Don’t Spend Your Money on Corporations that Hate You. (Like Amazon)
Two things to remember here:
- Amazon hates conservatives (but loves communist China).
- It is not necessary to buy everything on Amazon.
There are a lot of alternatives to Amazon, like Ebay, Overstock, Rakuten, Newegg, and many others, advises Davidson.
“The internet is a big place. Get out there.”
- Stop Using Jeff Bezos’s Platforms (Like Twitch) Altogether
Last week the streaming giant Twitch temporarily banned President Trump from its platform because of the president’s recent remarks at the Tulsa.
Davison reports that Twitch is by far “the world’s largest video game streaming platform. It’s practically a live-streaming monopoly.
(Twitch) is also chock full of actually hateful content far worse than anything Trump said in Tulsa.
Amazon acquired it in 2014 for a billion dollars.
- Google Hates You, So Stop Using It
If things like privacy and free speech are important to you, you might want to rethink how much you rely on Google products and companies. Gmail, for example, tracks your purchasing history from the receipts in your Gmail inbox. YouTube, which is wholly owned by Google, routinely censors conservative content under the guise that it’s “hate speech.”
You don’t have to Google everything. You can use Bing, Yahoo!, Searx, Qwant, DuckDuckGo, or any of the many other search engines out there. And you don’t have to use other Google products, like Gmail. There are a host of alternatives to Gmail, which honestly doesn’t even work that well. So get creative about not relying on Google for every little thing you do online.
- Stop Using Facebook and Instagram
Facebook has a habit of banning people and groups who say things woke Facebook employees don’t like. Just this week the social media giant made headlines by banning hundreds of Facebook and Instagram accounts associated with the so-called boogaloo movement, which Facebook says promotes “violence against civilians, law enforcement, and government officials and institutions.”
These all might seem like small things, to stop using Amazon and Google and Facebook, or to start advocating for school choice, or to patronize local businesses over giant corporations. But we have to start somewhere.
The left didn’t take over American mainstream culture overnight, and taking it back won’t happen overnight. But we have to begin, now, each of us in our own private lives, in all our small choices.