The Myopic State of Self-Loathing Group-Think
Woke-ism isn't new
Not long ago, America was considered a resilient and proud nation, a beacon of hope and liberty to the world. One would be forgiven for thinking it still is, but given the daily onslaught from academia, corporate media, politicians, big tech, protestors, rioters, entertainment industry and even government institutions, the optics and narrative denote otherwise. Indeed, it is a never-ending cycle of perpetual hysterics intent on oppressing any form of national identity.
Of course this isn’t some sort of new phenomena, but rather a calculated effort that has been carried out before, time and time again, in other countries to a great degree of success. Brow-beaten and demoralized, many have succumbed, but I suspect America is different for they’ve been reared to ‘follow-the-money’ from a very young age (capitalism is great). And, believe it or not and your ‘feelings’ aside, we are the greatest country in history, fact.
President John F. Kennedy certainly tried to warn us in his Speech to the American Newspaper Publishers Association on April 27, 1961…
“Today no war has been declared and however fierce the struggle may be, it may never be declared in the traditional fashion. Our way of life is under attack. Those who make themselves our enemy are advancing around the globe. The survival of our friends is in danger.
And yet no war has been declared, no borders have been crossed by marching troops, no missiles have been fired. If the press is awaiting a declaration of war before it imposes the self-discipline of combat conditions, then I can only say that no war ever posed a greater threat to our security. If you are awaiting a finding of "clear and present danger," then I can only say that the danger has never been more clear and its presence has never been more imminent.
It requires a change in outlook, a change in tactics, a change in missions by the government, by the people, by every businessman or labor leader, and by every newspaper.
For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence--on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations.
Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried, not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed.”
So, while it may seem ‘woke’ to admonish and even hate your country, these types haven’t stumbled upon something new, but rather, have fallen prey to the din of the ignorant mobs that have gone before them.
I saw a meme recently depicting Martin Luther King at his famous ‘I have a dream’ speech, but with the words ‘I had a nightmare’ instead…quite fitting for the reality of today, right? Indeed, he would be appalled by the notion that somehow fighting ‘racism with racism’ was a viable thing and that Americans at-large are being subjected to it now via ‘CRT’ instead of civil discourse.
Grifters like Alfred Sharpton and his band of renowns might have been considered ‘civil rights activists’ early in their careers, but the reality is they’ve been openly racist for decades now, regardless if others are too meek to call them out on it. Add to that, partisan organizations such as the ADL and the ACLU posturing as if they were some sort of moral authority when in fact, constantly engage in selective-hypocrisy, blindly turning an eye to equality and justice.
Not lost on the moment, lest we forget, is the current POTUS labeling our history as counter-factual, when he should be striving to bring our country together on common ground and encouraging mature conversation. His behavior is a national embarrassment, counter-productive and quite frankly, counter-intuitive.
News-flash, no country is perfect. News-flash, every country in history has been conquered. News-flash, most 2nd graders comprehended this and moved on. News-flash, all anyone can do is contribute to the effort of making the world a better place. News-flash, parents need to parent. News-flash, stop engaging in criminal behavior and be constructive citizens. News-flash, leaders need to be leaders. News-flash, be thankful for the opportunity to be American!
Not many countries have made the efforts America has abroad, in the cause of human liberation. And for those who aren’t aware of or downplay our own efforts at home, I’m providing a basic summary of the facts:
· Early 17th century – 1776, we were British colonies until we declared independence
· Revolutionary War, April 19, 1775-September 3, 1783
· Various laws to limit/stop slavery 1787, 1794, 1796, 1799
· Slave Trade Act Ban on US trading in slaves 1794
· America & Europe fought the Barbary Wars to stop Africa’s slave trade (in the midst of the War of 1812)
· America ends slave trade 1818
· Missouri Compromise (no slaves north of the Mason-Dixon line) 1820
· Dred Scott decision- setback to abolition 1856
· American Civil War 1861-1865 350,000+ abolitionists sacrifice their lives to end slavery
· Emancipation Proclamation 1863
· 13th Amendment abolished slavery 1864
· Reconstruction KKK forms, Jim Crow laws 1867
· 14th Amendment 1868
· Census 1870
· Civil Rights Act 1875
· SCOTUS Separate but Equal 1896
· Spanish American War 1898
· Segregation Era 1900-1939
· World War I 1914-1917
· Spanish Flu pandemic 1918
· Great Depression 1929-1939
· World War II 1939-1945
· Korean War 1950-1953
· Civil Rights Era 1950-1963
· Brown vs Board of Education 1954
· Civil Rights Act 1957
· Civil Rights Acts 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968
While not perfect, it certainly can’t be decried for lack of effort. Perhaps the most striking folly came from the highest I.Q. president we ever had, John Quincy Adams (JQA), when he served as the Secretary of State under President James Monroe. There was an effort that had sprung up in 1807, known as the ACS (American Colonization Society) that offered many of the demands and more importantly, solutions to what we are witnessing now and as it gained momentum over the years, it finally came to a head. JQA had argued and ultimately won the debate under the auspices of the Monroe Doctrine, of which he was the author. Long-story-short, the ACS was rendered inert, ultimately being characterized as ‘fanciful’ and that all Americans would now have ‘a touch of Africa’. As such, its scope was greatly diminished to avoid the potential of European powers colonizing and influencing South America and in turn, the USA refraining from colonizing a portion of the African Continent with its prior inhabitants. Basically, you stay out of our affairs on our side of the ocean and we’ll stay out of yours.
I’m not entirely sure what our youth are taught these days via ‘public schools’ or ‘wikipedia’ (both of which should be avoided for obvious reasons) and perhaps, educational solutions will be a future post of mine. In the meantime and for our sake, I would urge Americans to accept fait accompli, for there is nothing wrong in being proud of your nation or who you are, or maintaining your dignity and expectation of equal treatment, no matter your race or otherwise.
I will leave you with some advice from an actual thought leader via his correspondences when he was the United States Minister to France, Thomas Jefferson, cheers!
…”I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever in religion, in philosophy, in politics, or in anything else where I was capable of thinking for myself. Such an addiction is the last degradation of a free and moral agent.”