Midnight in the Republic, Volume 10 – Ricochet – Ricochet.com

This series keeps coming back to the same themes. This one falls under this:

“[A] significant and growing portion of the American population is losing the virtues required to be functioning members of a free society.” – Charles Murray in Coming Apart (Page 289), 2012

I guess this should be call this the Dr. Seuss edition.

Honestly, I thought we had hit peak un-seriousness as a society in about May 2016 when the sane among us had to pretend to take a discussion about mass societal confusion regarding which bathroom to use as worthy of intellectual debate in America (an era also fittingly known as peak Obama-ism). Little did I know, we would pick up right where we left off after a four and a half year temper-tantrum by the left and mostly-left (i.e. fake right). The new peak in our sights: Theodor Seuss Geisel.

Instapundit hit on it (at least) twice yesterday. First:

The Cancellation Of Dr. Seuss Should Disturb You, Because You’re Next. “America is entering its very own Mao-like Cultural Revolution. The iconoclasm of the left’s culture war isn’t a side effect, it’s the point.”

and second:

This isn’t normal or reasonable and don’t let them gaslight you into thinking it is. This is warped and un-American and the people pushing it should be ashamed.

The meat of the first link really goes to a piece at The Federalist: The Cancellation Of Dr. Seuss Should Disturb You, Because You’re Next. Read the whole thing…here are some teasers:

But context and nuance don’t factor into the inexorable logic of the woke left, which flattens and refashions the past into a weapon for the culture wars of the present. What’s important to understand is that this isn’t simply about banning six Dr. Seuss books. All of Geisel’s work is, in the judgment of left-wing academia, an exercise in “White supremacy, paternalism, conformity, and assimilation.” It might be easy for conservatives to laugh that off as nonsense, but they shouldn’t, because this isn’t really even about Geisel. …

… The left’s war on the past, on long-dead authors like Geisel, isn’t really about the past, it’s about the future. It’s about who gets to rule, and under what terms.

There’s a predictable pattern to what we’re seeing now. It’s predictable because it has happened before in much the same way it’s happening now. …

So much for statues and books. At some point, the left will come for actual people, because the ideology of revolution demands that dissent—and therefore dissidents—be silenced, by force if necessary. …

So forget about Dr. Seuss. Forget about the statues and the books. Those things are just the beginning. It could easily get much worse. The woke revolutionaries of the left can’t be bargained with or appeased. They believe this is a zero-sum game, that one side will win and one side will lose. And they’re right.

(Another one worthy of a hardcopy for the files.)

The momentum is again pushing in this intellectually unserious direction and the elected ruling troika of Biden-Schumer-Pelosi (as well as their supports and enablers) are either in favor of or blind to the completely predictable ends that are now appearing on the horizon. This momentum clearly carries the will of those who now lack “the virtues required to be functioning members of a free society.”

America 2021: Into the abyss…

(See also Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3, Volume 4, Volume 5, Volume 6, Volume 7, Volume 8, and Volume 9)

(See also Midnight in the Republic, A Dystopian Interlude)

Published in General Source: https://ricochet.com/907091/midnight-in-the-republic-volume-10/

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