Since it’s #MayThe4th, allow me to once again state that the Star Wars prequels continue to get better and better as the years go on. The story of a broken political machine being manipulated by corrupt politicians to accumulate power is what we are seeing in real time.
They tell us to stay in our homes, keep us away from friends and family...
Of course they don’t want to to it, but that have to do it for us...
Thread: I’ve come to the conclusion that the collapse we’re in now is the inevitable end of what purely secular liberalism looks like. (A sad reality as someone who wrote a book defending liberalism.) The tolerance baked into liberalism is what let Wokeism into the system.
The soft underbelly of that tolerance, and a belief that logic and reason can solve all, are the perfect breeding ground for bad ideas like Wokeism to pop up and breed. And secular liberals, without a bedrock truth other than their own minds, have no defense against this.
Our Founders understood this which is why the Constitution didn’t grant us rights, it protected them. Rights are god given, not man given. Logic needs something eternal beneath it as foundation. This is a point @yhazony@benshapiro@DennisPrager@jordanbpeterson have made often.
Progressivism is a mental disorder which uses meaningless slogans to cover its emptiness. This tweet means absolutely nothing. Cancel rent? Ok, who is gonna build apartments for people to live in? Cancel mortgage? Ok, I can live in my house for free? Should’ve bought a mansion!
“Dave it’s just college campuses, this stuff will never leak out to the real world...”
Full hour including my speech defending individual rights for all, a trans gender studies professor calling me a Nazi, a girl claiming my relatives who died the in the holocaust are rolling in their grave, mindless chanting, noisemakers and more!
Two years later Antifa showing up to an event I did with @MaximeBernier about free speech: The man who opened our talk was my friend @SalimMansurLNC, who happens to be Muslim but was also labaled a Nazi.
One of the things conservatives have to realize is that rationalizing with facts and reality with a leftist/progressive/socialist rarely works. This is the disconnect. People on the left generally think because they feel something it is true. People on the right like evidence.
The best way to deprogram a lefty from progressive brainwashing is to gently offer them information and make it as personal as possible. Eventually if they have tiny spark of individual thought left their wake up will happen. As the mob then turns on them it accelerates it.
Share videos and ask them to point out the lies and bigotry. They can’t, and maybe, just maybe, that ignites something in them. A few good ones to share:
A thread on the situation now that I’ve caught up.
First, there is nobody, not a single influential voice that I can find across the political spectrum, that is condoning or defending what happened to #GeorgeFloyd. The officer is in custody. We all agree his murder is horrific.
What is happening across the country has nothing to do with him, though, it was just the current spark. Rioting, looting, burning down stores and churches is evil lawless behavior that must be dealt with swiftly if we are to remain a civilized society.
For the last 5+ years there have been a bunch of voices online warning about what the toxic stew of progressivism, socialism, grievance culture and identity poltics was going to bring forth. Well here it is. The rioters aren’t white supremacists, they’re far left Antifa.
How is this not a fireable offense? We all get that journalism is dead and it’s the “journalists” who killed it, but they’ve gone from derelict in their duties to malicious. @chucktodd needs to go, or he has to admit he had no idea what he’s doing and the producer gets axed.
And before the trolls jump in with “you’re adding to cancel culture and the mob”, this is 100% different. We live in a time when we need truth more than ever. Our institutions are failing and journalism has been gutted by activists. @NBCNews should be embarrased and called out.
This isn’t a comedian or celebrity or private person making a bad joke or going against woke culture. This is a blatant and intentional misinformation play by the host of what was once the most important political news show on TV. Functioning society can’t have zero standards.