Authored by Victor Davis Hanson via The Epoch Times
There are 10 new ideas that are changing America, maybe permanently.
1) Money is a construct. It can be created from thin air. Annual deficits and aggregate national debt no longer matter much.
Prior presidents ran up huge annual deficits, but at least there were some concessions that the money was real and had to be paid back. Not now. As we near $30 trillion in national debt and 110 percent of annual GDP, our elites either believe permanent zero interest rates make the cascading obligation irrelevant, or the larger the debt, the more likely we will be forced to address needed income redistribution.
2) Laws are not necessarily binding anymore. Joe Biden took an oath to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed.” But he has willfully rendered federal immigration laws null and void. Some rioters are prosecuted for violating federal laws, others not so much. Arrests, prosecutions, and trials are all fluid. Ideology governs when a law is still considered a law.
Crime rates do not necessarily matter. If someone is carjacked, assaulted, or shot, it can be understood to be as much the victim’s fault as the perpetrator’s. Either the victim was too lax, uncaring, and insensitive, or he provoked his attacker. How useful the crime is to the larger agendas of the left determines whether a victim is really a victim, and the victimizer really a victimizer.
3) Racialism is now acceptable. We are defined first by our ethnicity or religion, and only secondarily—if at all—by an American commonality. The explicit exclusion of whites from college dorms, safe spaces, and federal aid programs is now noncontroversial. It is unspoken payback for perceived past sins, or a type of “good” racism. Falsely being called a racist makes one more guilty than falsely calling someone else a racist.
4) The immigrant is mostly preferable to the citizen. The newcomer, unlike the host, is not stained by the sins of America’s founding and history. Most citizens currently must follow quarantine rules and social distancing, stay out of school and obey all the laws.
Yet those entering the United States illegally need not follow such apparently superfluous COVID-19 rules. Their children should be immediately schooled without worry of quarantine. Immigrants need not worry about their illegal entry or residence in America. Our elites believe illegal entrants more closely resemble the “founders” than do legal citizens, about half of whom they consider irredeemable.
5) Most Americans should be treated as we would treat little children. They cannot be asked to provide an ID to vote. “Noble lies” by our elites about COVID-19 rules are necessary to protect “Neanderthals” from themselves.
Americans deserve relief from the stress of grades, standardized testing, and normative rules of school behavior. They still are clueless about why it is good for them to pay far more for their gasoline, heating, and air conditioning.
6) Hypocrisy is passé. Virtue-signaling is alive. Climate change activists fly on private jets. Social justice warriors live in gated communities. Multibillionaire elitists pose as victims of sexism, racism, and homophobia. The elite need these exemptions to help the helpless. It is what you say to lesser others about how to live, not how you yourself live, that matters.
7) Ignoring or perpetuating homelessness is preferable to ending it. It is more humane to let thousands of homeless people live, eat, defecate, and use drugs on public streets and sidewalks than it is to green-light affordable housing, mandate hospitalization for the mentally ill, and create sufficient public shelter areas.
8) McCarthyism is good. Destroying lives and careers for incorrect thoughts saves more lives and careers. Cancel culture and the Twitter Reign of Terror provide needed deterrence.
Now that Americans know they are one wrong word, act, or look away from losing their livelihoods, they are more careful and will behave in a more enlightened fashion. The social media guillotine is the humane, scientific tool of the woke.
9) Ignorance is preferable to knowledge. Neither statue-toppling, nor name-changing, nor the 1619 Project require any evidence or historical knowledge. Heroes of the past were simple constructs. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees reflect credentials, not knowledge. The brand, not what created it, is all that matters.
10) Wokeness is the new religion, growing faster and larger than Christianity. Its priesthood outnumbers the clergy and exercises far more power. Silicon Valley is the new Vatican, and Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Twitter are the new gospels.
Americans privately fear these rules, while publicly appearing to accept them. They still could be transitory and invite a reaction. Or they are already near-permanent and institutionalized.
The answer determines whether a constitutional republic continues as once envisioned, or warps into something never imagined by those who created it.
A satirical, tongue in cheek look at the logical consequences of Woke Cancel Culture. By Dr Ragnar Purje. (Submitted on behalf of Dr Purje by a friend)
There is a reason the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement is a universal truth, because everyone, but everyone says so; plus, and addition to that, the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement allows for the all-important development, enhancement and advancement of the unadulterated purity of mind, purity of knowledge, and of course, purity of pure truth, not someone else’s opinion.
The unadulterated pure mind This unadulterated purity of mind, purity of knowledge, and of course, and the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement’s purity of truth is supported, enhanced and advanced by the Universal Streaming Deity of the Trinity of Purity, Truth and Knowledge.
The only universal truth The Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement is now the only universal truth that can be involved in all aspects of human life, and human disciplines. Because of this purity of universal truth, this means the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement has the right to comment on and advance the potential of education, science, music, the arts, all levels of entertainment and the media, and of course medicine and surgery.
The nirvana of the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement The Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement will, and proudly so, as demonstrated by words and actions, intends to remove, expunge and obliterate all of human history that does not meet with their values, and the associated true values of the Universal Streaming Deity of the Trinity of Purity, Truth and Knowledge. This will mean there will no longer be a need for (and in fact there should not be) a multitude of cultures. There will now be but one culture, the Cancel Culture, which is all about truth, purity and knowledge. To recognise anything to do with the past, would, of course (as proudly, openly, sincerely, and very enthusiastically demonstrated by the nirvana like actions of all of the members of the Committee of the Rolling Statue Cancel Culture Truth and Purification Movement), be an acceptance of racism.
The Universal Woke Cancel Culture Deity of the Trinity (Purity, Truth and Knowledge) The Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement in conjunction with the Universal Woke Cancel Culture Deity of the Trinity (Purity, Truth and Knowledge) will, of course – and rightly so – continue with the removal of all statues, except for the statutes the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement approve.
Already known The Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement have already made it known, with the support of all of the people of the world, that the statues (which the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement does not approve of) are an abhorrent and daily reminder of racism, elitism, separatism, chauvinism, sexism, genderism. This means that these unapproved statues cause pain. They must be – and as the world has seen – these appalling historical statues and monuments have, now thankfully, been brought down by culturally enlightened and unified cheering crowds, all of which clearly and unambiguously live by applying the Universal Woke Cancel Culture Deity of the Trinity (Purity, Truth and Knowledge).
Multiculturalism is racist The Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement has shown that cultures must be cancelled. This now extends to the universal Cancel Culture Truth and Purification Movement that informs that any culture that allows multiculturalism to exist must not be allowed to exist. The Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement is about the universal truth of cancelling cultures. The Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement is not about double standards or hypocrisy.
The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth It lives for and it only applies the truth of what is the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement. Therefore, it is a self-evident Cancel Culture Truth and Purification Movement universal truth that the word multiculturalism is inherently a racist descriptor. That is because the word and the social behaviour of multiculturalism separates humans into a multiple of separate cultures; and this needs to be canceled. What can no longer be accepted is the separation of the purity of one humanity. Multiculturalism separates humanity, which self-evidently means that multiculturalism is racist.
Separate cultures are racist The human race, because of the Ministry of Cancel Culture Truth and Purification Movement, and Universal Streaming Deity of the Trinity (that of Purity, Truth and Knowledge); acknowledges that separate and different cultures can be racist, sexist, elitist. These different and separate cultures divide humanity and that means they are racist to the core. This means a nation, any nation, by definition (as initiated cultural movement that is now the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement) is also racist.
Walls and borders must be purified That is because every nation (which has its own separate culture) has metaphorical as well as physical borders and walls. And these abhorrent borders and walls separate the human race. The Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement is about one thing, and one thing alone, bringing all of humanity together as one human race. That means the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement is not cancelling anything, it is enhancing every person and culture by cancelling all other cultures. The Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement is all about the purity and truth – of one culture – which is all about one truth and one truth alone: the purity of the singularity of humanism and equalism.
National flags are racist This then of course means, according to the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement, that every national flag must be purified by the fires of the members of the Flag Burning Cancel Culture Truth and Purification Movement Committee. Added to this of course, is that any form of oral language and literature (digital or otherwise), that talks about or presents an image of these national racist flags, will need to be purified by fire. Fire is purity. Fire purifies.
Burning of books purifies a culture History informs that one of the most profound and sacred ways to cancel a culture is to burn their books. Australia is proud to boast, that recently that it was able to metaphorically burn two magazines, by having them forcibly from the shelves of supermarkets. This is the immense social power that the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement is able to bring to bear on any organisation, government, culture collective or social entity. There is but one humanity. There is but one voice. Everything that separates and divides humanity is – as not presented or agreed to by the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement – is racist.
Cultural clothing is racist and sexist What this purifying of the human race, and the expunging of the racism of the past must, universally and self-evidently, lead to where cultural clothing must cease to be worn. The cultural clothing of the past has been and is racist and sexist. This racist and sexist cultural clothing has also led to racist and sexist attitudes. All clothing now must reflect the purity of the human form, the human race, and universal human condition, that human spirit, and of course, the universal truth and purity of what is the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement.
The words male and female are sexist The sexist words of male and female can no longer exist, they will be cancelled. There is now – under the protection of the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement – only culture and one humanity. This single culture and humanity will be reflected through the cultural clothing that will now be worn. There will now, thanks to the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement, be only one style of cultural clothing. This cultural clothing will reflect the human form, the one culture, and the one human race. There will be no male or female apparel; this has now been cancelled by the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement. There will only be culture specific clothing that will be worn by everyone. The words male and female will be cancelled, these sexist words will now be replaced by the words gender of choice.
Make-up of any kind is racist and sexist Coupled with this cultural clothing purity, there will be none of the previous sexist and racist presentation and use of make-up. All of the different colours, shades and face alterations that is offered and presented by make-up, is the worst type of racism and sexism that exists. There is but one face, and that one is the one face of the human race. The human race must be displayed in its open and natural glory; not hidden under the artificiality and falseness of make-up make-believe.
Face coverings of any kind are racist and sexist Any face covering, by any person separates the one human being from the other. The Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement is about removing all racial and sexist displays that separates. As with make-up which changes the human face, the face covering, which hides the human face, is, as noted by the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement is unacceptable. The human face must be gloried equally. Neither make-up, and most certainly any face covering, does not glorify equality. The Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement is all about equality in its purest form and presentation.
Sport is racist and elitist The racist sport of the past will now become the sport of humanism and equalism. There will no longer be any need for uniforms. That is because, self-evidently, and of course, all of the different teams and national uniforms of the past were about separation, rather than inclusion, and as such uniforms were and are. Thanks to the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement, instead of having the racism, and the elitism that sport of the past produced, and its associated uniforms, sport can be enjoyed for its purity, without uniforms. What matters in sport is the equalism of wantness.
Selection and competence are racist and elitist markers No more selection of teams. That is the equivalent of slaves being selected. There will no longer be scores or scoring. There will be only the wantness of participation. Team and/or any individual athlete selection, will no longer be based upon, or even considered to the previous racist and elitist standard, that of selection-based competence. The elitist and racist word competence will be expunged and be replaced by the equalist word wantness. If an individual, wants to play sport, they will be admitted into any sport they want. No person will be asked to leave, or be removed from any sport unless the individual in question wants to leave. The racist and elitist culture of the Olympic games is now cancelled. In its place the world will have inclusion, participation, wantness, and equalism.
Refereeing and sports administration is inherently racist and elitist Referees, umpires, judges, adjudicators, administrators, will longer be part of any sport. That is because these positions are inherently racist and elitist. These positions separate humans rather than unite humanity. Humans are being judged. Humans are being examined according to their actions. There is no purity of sport and culture when humans are judging other humans. Judging another human is inherently racist and elitist.
Individual human wantness replaces the racist and elitist act of selection Individual sport participation will, of course, as noted above, be based on individual human wantness. Wantness brings with it the purity of personal celebration and desire. When this takes place, the human spirit is praised and elevated. There will, of course, be no placings. Having sport judged by having placings is inherently racist, and elitist. Placings denigrate the celebration of the universal human condition and that desire of wantness. The act of placings brings about different classes of humans. One only needs to look at the racist past to witness this appalling application of placingism, racism and elitism. All sports, whether it be teams or individuals, separate humans from each other. This is now cancelled. Human equalism is what matters.
Rules and regulations are brutal, racist, exclusionist and most certainly elitist All sports are a witness to the appalling racist, elitist and brutal application of rules and regulations that always only led to an outcome where physical, mental, emotional and psychological pain was being inflicted on the participants, all of the enjoyment of a howling racist crowd. Sport is racist. Sport is elitist. Sport does not celebrate the human spirit. However, under the guidance and care of the Ministry of Cancel Culture Truth and Purification Movement, sport will now be an activity that is equalist, and which therefore celebrates the human race and the human spirit.
Cultural music is racist There are different forms of music that are played in different cultures. The Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement will not permit this abhorrence and denigration of the universal human condition to continue. Just like the racist statues, these different cultural forms of music, will be thrown into the rivers of past despair. Culturally different music separates. Music that evolved from the fields of slaves must no longer be played. Just like the statues, music that began in the fields of the forlorn, must, along with the statues, be expunged and thrown into the cold dark waters of the racist past, so that this pain of these slaves of the past can no longer (as with the statues) continue to be reminded the world of slavery.
Orchestral music is racist and elitist The presentation of orchestras and the elite separation that is used to form orchestras is elitist and racist. That is because this process does not allow for wantness to be celebrated. The Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement will ensure that wantness, will be the prime social and single cultural driving force that will force orchestras to become culturally inclusive. There will no longer be orchestral recitals; that is because they are elitist, and this elitism leads to racism, and this artistic form of racism must be swept away by the winds of cultural purity, truth and knowledge.
Cultural names are racist The Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement will not allow for names. Names signify gender. Names separate humans into different groups and classes. Names are therefore inherently racist. Names will be replaced by numbers and barcodes. Names and barcodes are gender neutral, they are inclusive to all of humanity.
Product names are racist Product names separate and therefore this leads to racism. Fruit and vegetables. What a terrible indictment that is to the concept of equalism. Fruit and vegetables need to be known as food. This is food for wellbeing and food that purifies the human spirit. Food and product names will be cancelled.
The equalism of equiugenics must be the only truth of purity What will follow next will take a little longer, but it will remove the potential for any form of racism that once existed in the past to take any traction in this now one pure culture and society. This process of equiugenics will take place through the enhanced unified universal human entity of bringing all cultures together and living under the umbrella of one culture, the culture of humanism.
The purity of equiugenics in action Equiugenics, like the removal of racist statues, will begin the all-important biological unification of the human race. The equiugenics process will not only improve and equify the genetic quality of the human race, it will bring about a process where all humans will not be judged on any differences; such as the racist and elitist descriptors of the past, such as race, competence, creed, culture or colour. That is because the process of equiugenics will provide the wonderful purity of where there will now be only one human culture, one human creed, and one human colour. What was once the racist, sexist, elitist, human past will now (as with the racist statues) be expunged and relegated to a past that will no longer be thought about or read. All references to this abhorrent history will have been burned, and ashes of this racist past will be thrown into the air and be gone with the wind forever.
Inspirational ethics of Robespierre With this insight and purity of the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement and the actions initiated by the Universal Woke Cancel Culture Deity of the Trinity (Purity, Truth and Knowledge) it is time to recall the revolutionary thinker and truth seeker, Maximilien de Robespierre. Robespierre is the equivalent of being the leader of what is now the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement. It was Robespierre (just like the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement) who urged the formation of an army of the people, the purpose of which was to enforce revolutionary laws and sweep away any ideas or actions that were contrary to what is now known as the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement.
Now is the time Now is the time (as proven by the actions of the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement), to now dismantle (physical and otherwise) of all vestiges of the past that in any way contradicts the thinking, the purity and the philosophy of the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement and that of the Universal Woke Cancel Culture Deity of the Trinity (Purity, Truth and Knowledge), which is ensuring (just like the Ministries of Truth and Love, that we – the unpure and ignorant – can and will only watch films, and read books that meet with the principles and the standards of the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement. The Third Reich tried to do this process in the now irrelevant past; however, because they The Third Reich, were not, and had not evolved cognitively, or culturally to being intellectually illuminated (i.e., the state of being ‘woke’), their actions were in actual fact, selfish, ignorant and culturally impure.
Brick by brick, plank by plank, fire by fire What this now means of course, that the Woke and Cancel Culture Community will now begin to purify, by dismantling (brick by brick) and they will burn the premises in which they now live, so that none of these impure and filthy colonial reminders, and filthy capitalist establishments remain standing. All that will remain will be the pure earth.
This will be the start of the self-purification process Integrity and sincerity To ensure that the absolute purity of integrity and sincerity, all members of the Woke Cancel Culture Community, will no longer wear they filthy and culturally corrupt clothing that has been weaved and worn. Again, to ensure that there is nothing but the purist of intentions taking place, all members of the Woke Cancel Culture Community will burn all of their capitalist clothes, they will no longer wear anything except the clothes they have woven themselves. If this cannot be achieved, their sincerity and integrity will be their clothing. The motto for this will be: “It is better to wear nothing, than to be corrupt, live a lie and be a hypocrite.”
The evolution of enlightenment The Woke Cancel Culture Community are intellectually illuminated. This means that only purity exists and hypocrisy cannot exist. This evolution of enlightenment, which the Woke Cancel Culture Community has, and has demonstrated to the world by and through their purified and righteous acts of rioting, looting, arson, and the felling of statues, and the destruction of all impure monuments; the Woke Cancel Culture Community will no longer carry or adhere to having colonial or capitalist money, or any plastic symbols of this filth, i.e., what are known as credit cards. To ensure this integrity and sincerity advances further, the Woke Cancel Culture Community will no longer use anything object that has any connection to the colonial past or the capitalism that has grown from this impurity. This will mean not one member of the Woke Cancel Culture Community will use taps for running water. They will not use electricity. They will not use cars, aeroplanes, or any form of transport that is connected to the filthy past. Not one member of the Woke Cancel Culture Community, will approach or use anything to do with medical services, science, engineering, music, the arts, or anything that has an association with the colonial past and that of capitalism. Anything less than this would be hypocrisy of the highest order. Which cannot and will not be permitted. Those that transgress this purity, will be purified.
Anything less would be hypocrisy All of the members of the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement (and all of their supporters in society and the media) are totally woke aware, and they all irrefutably know, and understand (in their own mind) that they are now unambiguously and totally duty bound by their own established rules (which is supported by their actions); that this – the destructive purification – of their own (former racist establishment) which now must be expunged from their lives and their social history. Anything less would be hypocrisy.
The purification of all racist statues, monuments and buildings Once this has been achieved, to ensure their universal truth advances society, it will be then that they will have the right to dismantle the past, such as the Acropolis; the Egyptian pyramids; the Aztec structures; all Roman structures; all churches, temples and mosques; all government administrative buildings in the entire world; museums; art galleries; the wonderful list of buildings to be purified is endless. Anything less would be hypocrisy.
The Universal Woke Cancel Culture Deity of the Trinity (Purity, Truth Knowledge) We as a human race must now give thanks to the Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement and to the Universal Woke Cancel Culture Deity of the Trinity (Purity, Truth and Knowledge), that has lifted the torch of cultural purity and has now provided the means for all humanity to destroy and burn all reminders of the past that were so impure and putrid. All of which began of course by the racist thinkers of the Reformation, that led to the Age of Reason, which became the unenlightened Age of Enlightenment, and which eventually led to the appalling racism of the single culture, and the later racism of multiculturalism; but only in Western Civilizations.
One pure universal culture – anything less would be hypocrisy The Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement has created a new form of thinking, and Universal Streaming Deity of the Trinity of Purity, Truth and Knowledge has provided to the means of how this process is to be achieved and perpetuated into one pure social culture forever. Everything else (thankfully), will be gone with the wind.
One pure social culture forever – everything else will be gone with the wind The Woke Cancel Culture of Truth and Purification Movement has created a new form of thinking, and Universal Streaming Deity of the Trinity of Purity, Truth and Knowledge has provided to the means of how this process is to be achieved and perpetuated into one pure social culture forever. Everything else (thankfully), will be gone with the wind.