The Most Dangerous Tool of the Political Left

There certainly is a plethora of options that might fill that category. Each within that group can be devastating, no doubt. But some are easier to control, simpler to initiate, while several are just the deadliest of the group. I’m certain you can name a few of them:

  1. Political Correctness
  2. De-legitimization
  3. Cancellation
  4. The Racism “card.”

And the list goes on and on. This is certainly not a comprehensive assortment, especially since it seems today’s Left, along with the Mainstream Media, can weaponize a toothpick to use successfully against political foes! But there’s one tool in particular that has rocketed into the lead of all those easily weaponized political tools. We’ll discuss that one here today.

Wokeness

We have witnessed the “Wokeness” expression, and the many tentacles of its thought process creep into the public over these last years. It started as an annoying extension of political correctness, and it metastasized into an ever more present exercise in virtue-signaling after the election of Donald Trump. But now, it has expanded into a central factor in decisions made by everyone from the Democrat-run federal government to an all-in leftist media and compliant private sector.

Being “woke.” The full-strength brand of political correctness takes intolerance and ornamental displays of false virtue to a whole new level.

Wokeness is not like a political system in which a party wants certain things but can only get some of them because of those pesky voters. This is a belief system of a small minority that has metastasized seamlessly to the broader public. With the elite media doing its bidding, no compromise is necessary, so wokeness is increasingly being imposed upon normal, unwitting people who want to judge other people by their character’s actual content but can no longer see their way clearly do so. They exist in a world of “woke” where every single word is evaluated for its potential racist, white supremacist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, xenophobic implications for those who bear the scarlet “W.”

While many people will buy into the generalized perspective of sensitivity to matters of race, gender, national origin, sexual preference, and all the other demographic factors that seem to inform every decision on the left these days, it is vital to dig well beneath the surface to understand the breadth and depth of full-on wokeness.

How do we do that? From whom can we accept a legal interpretation of the meaning of “Wokeness” and its uses?

Let’s choose someone who lives in the middle of the “Wokeness” target: the Republican Party. Want to narrow that down? How about let’s pick a politician that the New York Times recently used to ramp up the “cancel culture” attention of most Americans and, in its aftermath, opened the door to all-out “Wokeness.”

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) ripped apart the terrifying cancel culture that seeks to silence anyone who dares to disagree with leftist dogma. Cancel culture animates the vandalism against statues — including those of black volunteer troops for the Union fighting against slavery — along with the abortion of television shows and people’s firing.

Cotton briefly listed many of the recent victims of cancel culture in the wake of the George Floyd riots initiated by Floyd’s horrendous death last Memorial Day: a UCLA professor facing police investigation because he declined to postpone final exams to let students protest, a professor under investigation for reading from Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail, a professional soccer player who was fired for his wife’s tweet, and “business executives and editors at newspapers and magazines.”

Tom Cotton did not need to mention former New York Times op-ed editor James Bennet, who resigned amid backlash for publishing Cotton’s op-ed.

Lastly, the senator mentioned Ivanka Trump, whose commencement speech at Wichita State University got canceled.

“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?”

“And what are we going to call this city? Can’t call it Washington. Can’t call it Columbia,” he said, rejecting “Columbia” because it is a version of Christopher Columbus’s name. “Gotta come up with new names, all around.”
“I will say this, the cancel culture, whether in its Maoist or its multiple forms, ultimately is animated by a single idea, that America, at its core, is fundamentally irredeemable and wicked,” Cotton concluded. “I reject that claim fully, wholeheartedly. America is a great and noble nation, the noblest nation in the history of mankind, that has struggled throughout our history, imperfectly but ceaselessly, to live up to our founding creed that all men are created equal. The single greatest defense against tyranny, against racism, against oppression. [Those are] the stakes of this debate.”

Do you see the tyranny of this relatively young tool being used to transform all of our political and social conversations? Heck, most conservatives today are too petrified to even engage in political conversations with others who they don’t know really well. Think about what happened to millions of Americans in the aftermath of the November election last year.

It was obvious to most that while election outright cheating was on its surface not proven to be fraudulent, the normal process of multiple investigations to get to the bottom of the issue prevented evidence from arriving in front of juries and judges. And, OMG, dare to “allege” outright voter fraud somewhere in public, and the Woke folks in positions of authority immediately loosed the mad dogs of Satan on the perpetrator! Take Mike Lindell as an example: the “My Pillow” guy. Mr. Lindell probably has more My Pillows stacked high in his Minnesota warehouse than Giza cotton plants in Egypt — you know, the exotic cotton used in Lindell’s new bedsheets. (Those are Giza cotton plants in Egypt pictured at the top of this page) Because of Lindell’s rabid support of Donald Trump, all the big chain stores dropped My Pillow products as a big item. In fact, he’s had contracts by the dozens canceled for one reason only: Mike ain’t “Woke!”

Summary

We could keep going all day, giving different examples of “Wokeness,” cancel culture, and dozens of other tools which the left choose to attack all who oppose them. I thought we’d complete today’s story with a list of a few that I’m certain will ring true with you. Each of these has been, and certainly will be again, used to attack folks who are NOT “Woke.” Of course, only those with official membership in the “Cancel Culture” Club for elitists are eligible to engage in battle with any of these (or other) “Weapons of War:”

  • It is now racist for a white person to translate the work of a black person.
  • It is now homophobic for a straight actor to play a gay character.
  • It is now racist for a white therapist to treat a black client – because, of course, the cross-cultural dissonance would make it impossible for any white person to evaluate a person of color free from their own unacknowledged bias.
  • It is now racist to have advanced high school programs – because that means some people would be hurt and demoralized by not being selected for the advanced classes.
  • It is now transphobic for biological females to reject having to compete against trans women, i.e., biological males – even though they must compete in an environment the equivalent of starting every at-bat in baseball with two strikes against them – and have not even a faint hope of achieving a comparable level of physical strength.
  • It is now Islamophobic to criticize any tenets of Islam – no matter how extreme or threatening.
  • It is now science denialism to question the ongoing COVID lockdowns – just shut up and follow orders.
  • It is now science denialism to question any tenets stemming from climate change alarmists – the debate is over, it’s settled science, shut up and listen.
  • It is now bigotry to support the scientific method of adjudicating the scientific hypothesis – in plain language, that means ignoring the science. However, I did think that’s what the woke folk say that conservatives do.
  • It is now racist to promote the ethos of individual dignity over collectivist identity politics – you are no longer an individual but either an oppressor or victim of oppression.
  • It is now racist to criticize a noble person of color, be it a famous athlete or celebrity – because, of course, you couldn’t possibly begin to understand the depth of the struggle if you’re white and therefore should – here we go again – shut up.
  • It is now transphobic to posit that only women menstruate – again with that pesky science.
  • It is now racist to publicly proclaim your support for “wrongthink” black individuals such as Thomas Sowell or Larry Elder – they’re not real black people because they’re not woke.
  • It is now misogynist or misogynistic to note that women greatly outnumber men in universities – oh, those unyielding statistics.
  • It is now sexist to publish scientific research that yields sex differences that are contrary to accepted politically correct orthodoxy – of course. We can’t have men and women being different.
  • It is now racist to point to FBI murder statistics broken down by interracial markers of victim and perpetrator – because we can’t trigger the woke folk with facts showing black on white crime dramatically higher than white on black crime.
  • It is now racist to openly support national borders – because who are we to decide who gets to live among us?
  • It is now racist to seek to curb immigration from countries that espouse deeply hateful and anti-liberty values.
  • It is now racist to request that job offers be based on the merits of an individual’s dossier rather than on the use of immutable traits – i.e., your color and gender.

And we save the best for last, the one which proves once and for all the full-on depravity of the woke belief system:

It is now racist to argue that mathematics yields right and wrong answers – because that might damage our self-esteem, already so devastated from either the guilt of our whiteness or the victimhood of our non-whiteness. Nothing could better exemplify the toxic, fact-free culture of wokeness.

Are you “Woke?” Here’s a question: if your answer to that question was “yes,” how the heck did you determine you ARE “Woke?”

Am I “Woke?” I have no idea! Therein lies the proof that the Left has commanded the tool with which to obliterate all foes, no matter their source: “Wokeness.”

Seriously: Am I “Woke?” It’s killing me to know!

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The Georgia Steal That is a LIE: What’s Really Happening?

The cries against Georgia’s General Assembly for restructuring their voter laws have driven the entire nation to choose sides: one (controlled by the “Cancel Culture”) that wants NO rules in how, when, and where voting happens and one (that includes all “thinking” American citizens) who ARE concerned about the security of our voting system and think that proving one who casts a vote is the person who is legally registered and authorized to cast that vote.

So What is Going On?

It’s not unusual for a major U.S. Corporation or two to bow to the Cancel Culture Mob and “cancel” some benign cause or small company. Their doing so usually rises from some issue the elitists who comprise Cancel Culture have deemed to be egregious to the entire world but are grievous ONLY to those elitists.

What is unusual is that President Joe Biden is so committed to bipartisan cooperation and fact-based governance that he’s launched an ignorant and incendiary attack on the new Georgia voting law.

Biden says the new law is “Jim Crow in the 21st century” and “an un-American law to deny people the right to vote.”

Biden’s attack has been joined by Major League Baseball, Coca-Cola, and Delta Airlines. All three are international monsters who rely on the members of the Cancel Culture for their very existence. Two of the three counts on Cancel Culture’s adherents to buy products, tickets, and paid advertising. The third’s existence is based totally on the travel market smiling at all they do.

How dare a state make voting laws more inclusive, easier, and safer!

It’s now practically mandatory for Democrats to launch such unhinged broadsides. Elizabeth Warren, accusing Georgia governor Brian Kemp of having stolen his 2018 election victory over Democratic activist Stacey Abrams (a poisonous myth), tweeted, “The Republican who is sitting in Stacey Abrams’ chair just signed a despicable voter suppression bill into law to take Georgia back to Jim Crow.”

  • The old Jim Crow was billy clubs and fire hoses; the alleged new Jim Crow asks people to write a driver’s license number on their absentee-ballot envelopes.
  • The old Jim Crow was poll taxes; the new Jim Crow is expanding weekend voting.
  • The old Jim Crow disenfranchised voters en masse based on their race; the new Jim Crow is limiting ballot drop boxes to places they can’t be tampered with.

It’s hard to believe that one real voter will be kept from voting by the new rules.

To better ensure security, the law requires that voters provide a driver’s license or state ID number to apply for a ballot and one of those numbers (or the last four digits of a Social Security number) when returning the ballot.

The law narrows the window for requesting absentee ballots, although it still allows plenty of time. A voter can request a ballot as early as eleven weeks before an election — that’s almost three months! — or as late as eleven days prior (any later date risks the completed ballot not getting delivered in time).

Ballot drop boxes were a pandemic-era innovation in Georgia. The law keeps them while limiting their location to early voting sites.

After getting blowback over proposed limits on a weekend early voting when black churches run their “Souls to the Polls” events, Georgia lawmakers expanded the potential for weekend voting — an option to add two Sundays to the already extended Saturdays to vote.

The law gives the State Election Board more authority to take over local election operations. Still, there’s no doubt that election officials in Fulton County, where metro Atlanta is located and long lines at the polls are common, have been incompetent.

Perhaps most controversially, it bans people from distributing food or drinks to voters standing in line, an effort to keep partisans from trying to sway voters near polling places. But family members of friends can provide water and even food for those standing in line until they reach 150 feet from the door to the polling location. But poll workers can provide food and drink for general use.

The deeper point is that in the contemporary United States, with such wide and ready access to the ballot, changes around the edges don’t disenfranchise people.

Georgia considered limiting no-excuse absentee voting to voters 65 and over. Even this wouldn’t have dissuaded anyone from voting. A study published by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research found that turnout increased in 2020 just as much in states without no-excuse absentee voting as in states with it.

Strict voter-ID laws have long been denounced as voter suppression. It’s not true. According to a 2019 working paper for the National Bureau of Economic Research, “strict ID laws have no significant negative effect on registration or turnout, overall or for any subgroup.”

And Democrats issued dire warnings about the effects of the Supreme Court in 2013, ending so-called preclearance that required federal approval of changes in the rules in certain jurisdictions.

This, too, was wrong. A paper by a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Oregon concludes, “The removal of preclearance requirements did not significantly reduce the relative turnout of eligible black voters.”

However, none of the facts can overcome the attachment that Biden and other Democrats have to their emotionally resonant and politically powerful Jim Crow smear.

So What’s Really Going On?

Try this experiment: go to Google and type in the search bar, “Text of Georgia’s voting law.” You’ll see five search pages that each are full of stories that “explain” the voting law, but only one that offers the actual text of the law: the New York Times. (you can find it in .pdf format at the bottom of this page) The Left refuses to allow Americans to see and hear facts on anything that shows up in our political system. After all, THEY are solely those endowed to give us facts.

Then why don’t they give us JUST facts?

The bottom line is this: the truth of this law is NOT necessary for it to be used to perpetuate, and even expand, on the voting irregularities in the November 3, 2020 election. (Heck: you get canceled just for saying there WERE irregularities!)

The effects of the cancellation of Georgia’s hosting the Major League Baseball All-Star game has NO impact on the Cancel Culture elitists. It’s just the fulfillment of their continuous objectives all pointed at stopping ANY truth from showing up in the American marketplace of ideas. 

What about Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines? The management of each company is scared to death that THEY will somehow be canceled if they do NOT join the Mob and cancer whoever the Mob goes after: in this case, the state of Georgia.

There is no thought given to factually support the Allstar game cancellation. The new Georgia voting law is in NO WAY racist, does NOT make it harder for minorities to vote, and gives minorities MORE opportunities to cast their vote than ever before!

President Biden’s home state’s election laws — Delaware — are FAR more restrictive for minorities. New York and Wisconsin voting laws are actually racist and egregious — at least by applying the “new” standard set by the Mob for Georgia. And Major League Baseball is headquartered in New York. And Wisconsin’s are pitching to host the All-Star Game in Milwaukee!

Summary

Who is controlling the agenda of the Mob regarding Cancel Culture? This latest craziness confirms who that really is: a group of compelling and very wealthy Americans who, in unison, have taken total control of the messaging of EVERYTHING to Americans. Numbered among that group are the social media giants, the billionaire Big Tech folks, and, of course, the bureaucrats who now have total control of our government. And there’s one big thing that this MOB is sworn to eliminate in their messaging to us about everything: The Truth.

Lester Holt, the anchor of NBC’s Nightly News, said  Tuesday that journalists should be more active in communicating what they see as the “truth” on any given issue, giving the cut-and-dried example of informing readers that “the sun sets in the west” and disregarding any contrary claims.

One goal of media organizations should be to expunge “misinformation” from their reporting, Holt said.

“I think it’s become clearer that fairness is overrated,” Holt said. “Before you run off and tweet that headline, let me explain a bit. The idea that we should always give two sides equal weight and merit does not reflect the world we find ourselves in. That the sun sets in the west is a fact. Any contrary view does not deserve our time or attention.”

Holt added, “Decisions to not give unsupported arguments equal time are not a dereliction of journalistic responsibility or some agenda. In fact, it’s just the opposite.”

“Imagine, if you would, what the pandemic would look like without the media holding leaders to account for vaccine rollouts or countering harmful misinformation or why some communities are being left behind,” Holt said.

Using Holt’s premise, Americans don’t know anything, should NEVER seek the truth on their own, and, according to today’s elitists, the Media should be our SOLE source for facts.

There was NO mention of the rampant lies and gross misrepresentations by the media that happen daily.

My final thought on this is simple: we all, while the Mob is canceling the Truth, should cancel the Mainstream Media. We should STOP giving them our eyes and ears and our time. We don’t know what to believe that they tell us. How many lies from them are acceptable?

Open this Georgia voting law file just below. Read the law for yourself. Then ask yourself one question: “Are MLB, Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, and even former President Obama canceling Georgia based on facts?”

The only answer you can “truthfully” is “No.”

But, according to the Mob, we don’t have the right to make that decision, do we?

Click on this link to download Georgia’s new voter law:

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