Victor Davis Hanson: How Cultural Revolutions Die — or Not
There is a theme in the emails. People are scared, this is nothing like anyone has seen. The speech policing is so intense that people are afraid to speak up for fear of loss of a job, even if the speech is not on the job (mine wasn’t). Views and speech are being driven underground. No minds are changed, it’s just pure intimidation.
People are thankful that there are some people willing and able to speak up, even if they can’t.
This time it’s different. This is not the usual political correctness.
Related, from Rex Murphy: All it takes to resist this madness is spine. Link Fixed.
A CNN crew was attacked by peaceful rioters and rioting protesters who are totally peaceful in Atlanta, the peacefullest city in everywhere.
#BREAKING: CNN crew attacked by protesters outside Wendy’s in #Atlanta where a Black man was shot by police. CNN it’s time to send your crews out to record w/ phones becuz a big TV camera attracts those who want to do you harm. #AtlantaPolice #BLM pic.twitter.com/nZMM8J6hBs
— Rebecca Aguilar (@RebeccaAguilar) June 14, 2020
I don’t think they show up without police: Where is the fire department?
White colonialism and patriarchy are too deeply embedded in the arts establishment to enact meaningful change. The institution must be dismantled and reimagined by people driven by unquenchable grievance and undetectable talent.
“What is the logical conclusion? What is the end of the cancel culture? I will tell you what it is. It is right here in this city, Washington, the District of Columbia. That’s where it will end if we don’t put an end to the madness now,” Cotton warned.
“Just up the Mall is the Washington Monument. Are we gonna tear the Washington Monument down? Are we going to rename it the Obelisk of Wokeness?” the senator asked.
“Up the Hill is the Washington National Cathedral where so many times we have gathered as a nation over the years to mourn our great leaders, to pray for God’s protection and deliverance in moments of national strife and struggle,” Cotton continued. “Are we going to rename the Washington National Cathedral the ‘Temple of Reason’ as the Jacobins did to Notre Dame during the French Revolution?”
I believe their answer is “yes”.
Finally, a movement that addresses the systematic oppression of my people.
The politicians and ‘experts’ have not yet comprehended the damage they did to their own credibility by shifting messaging on lockdowns based on politics. For many people, this is waking them up to how truly dishonest and despicable the government has become.
— Spencer Fernando 🇨🇦 (@SpencerFernando) June 5, 2020
Thread’s open, whitey.
Oh my lord it’s depressing to realize how easily some people are manipulated into absolute madness. Vile. They actually convinced these white liberals to get on their knees, bow to them and kiss their boots. This is seriously a form of mental illness. pic.twitter.com/L3ywnOVpfw
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) February 7, 2020
The University of Montana judged contest submissions on content instead of the writers’ race. Big mistake.
Watch WOW! Here is a Democrat trying to get elected in the state of #Maine.
He jokes about how good it is that the number of suicides among white men is rising.
Sadly, this is representative of today's Democratic Party. pic.twitter.com/2aMKV7SlUk
— Rena♥️Happy New Year 2020 (@ROHLL5) December 27, 2019