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I’m 24. I didn’t create a Facebook account until my last year of college. When I did finally give in, I curated my feed carefully to avoid politics, and I stayed away from the most politically active people. All this (mostly) worked… until about four days ago.
Over the last few days, I’ve unfriended almost every person I knew in high school since all of them were posting either explicit justifications for the current riots or intersectional propaganda. (You know the kind.) The once staunchly Republican daughter of a family friend has now taken to calling out “privilege.” Just now, I logged into Facebook and found myself staring at the “pyramid of oppression” charts being non-ironically shared by Hillsdale students. Yes, you read that correctly: Critical race theory has arrived at Hillsdale. Some fraction of the school’s literary elite has gone woke.
What the bleepity-bleep is happening? I’ve witnessed a gradual radicalization of my peers since high school, but this… this is just bizarre. And when classically educated Catholics start sounding like Ta-Nehisi Coates, we’ve really fallen through the looking glass.
I submit that we’re doomed. Doomed, doomed, doomed, doomed.Published in