I have a new mantra for 2020: “Everything is stupid.”
There appears to be no end to the absurdity in sight. I am losing faith in humanity a little bit more every day.
The year started with the impeachment of the president and somehow went even further downhill from there, culminating in the ongoing all-out attack on American history and Western Civilization. ANTIFA and their fellow Left-wing radicals are tearing down monuments to men George Washington and Thomas Jefferson in the name of “fighting racism.” Even Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant haven’t been spared from the mob. Yes, because clearly Lincoln and Grant—the people who fought to end slavery—are evil white racists and their memory must be obliterated from the face of the earth to make way for a new world created in the image of the mob.
These people need to read a history book other than one authored by Howard Zinn. What we are seeing taking place on the streets of this nation today is the culmination of decades of Left-wing propaganda being pushed on college campuses and poorly-taught history in public schools.
Many conservatives used to say that the snowflakes who needed “safe spaces” on their campuses would never make it in the real world. Older generations always claimed that life would hit these kids hard and force them to change to survive real-life challenges. However, people that said this were wrong. Sadly, they didn’t take into account the possibility that the “snowflake-safe-space” mindset would eventually become the norm, and the people who thought that way would be the future leaders of our country. This is what is happening on the streets of this country right now.
The PC culture is out of control. Tweets from years ago that were meant as jokes can get a person banished from polite society now. What we are seeing is the attempt to recast America into a radical Leftist utopia where their “safe spaces” become the model for society. No one is to be allowed to say something that goes against their doctrines. You must submit to them or be cast out into the fringes of society (or maybe sent to a gulag, depending on which Leftists you ask).
The woke mob has even changed the date of our founding. According to them, America wasn’t founded in 1776, but rather in 1619 when the first slaves landed in the New World. Last year, The New York Times launched the controversial and highly-publicized 1619 Project in an attempt to rewrite the history of the United States. The stated goal of the project was to “reframe the country’s history by placing the consequence of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.”
For those of us who can read between the lines, it’s easy to see what this really is: fake history.
Many prominent historians on both the Right and Left have derided the project for countless historical inaccuracies, but the Project continued nonetheless, overlooking all the facts that didn’t fit the narrative. That new narrative simply boils down to the idea that America was founded to ensure the continuation of slavery and that all historical inequalities in the US are a direct result of the institution of slavery. None of this is true, but the Project gained considerable attention despite its faults and even won itself a Pulitzer Prize.
It is no coincidence that rioters have spray-painted “1619” on statues they’ve toppled. Trying to erase the legacies of Washington, Jefferson, and men like them was the entire point of the Project in the first place.
It’s time to wake up, America. We need to realize that the future of the country is in the hands of the “snowflakes.” If you think things are stupid now, wait another day, and it will get stupider.
Because in 2020 America, everything is stupid!
But it doesn’t have to be…and only we can fix that.