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Back in 2004, President George W. Bush proclaimed that, “It is cultural condescension to claim that some peoples or some cultures or some religions are destined to despotism and unsuited for self-government.” Perhaps diplomacy requires presidents to say such things, but the cold, hard, fact is that some people, cultures, and religions are unsuited for self-government. We’ve seen that in Afghanistan and the Middle East, and we’re seeing it now in American cities.
The college student who called the police and demanded that they arrest a PragerU video commentator for “terrorizing” the campus with his ideas; the CHAZ/CHOP denizens who got rid of the police and began stealing, raping, and murdering; the Mayor of Seattle who let her city’s citizens be victimized by the mob until the mob came for her; the BLM and Antifa rioters who assault innocent people and burn and loot businesses; and the left-wing legislators, city officials, and journalists who ignore or excuse the violence.
None of these people wish to live under a rule of law that applies equally to all people nor are they even capable of doing so. Instead, they demand the right to shut down dissent and do it violently if necessary. They demand that their violence be protected as free speech and that others’ free speech be criminalized as violence. They demand the right to destroy other people’s property and they shout down anyone who calls such destruction “violence.” They demand that people be granted preferential treatment under American law on the basis intersectionality rankings. They demand that the country’s history be rewritten and that their new “narratives” be taught in public schools. They demand the right to live at others’ expense. They demand that their “life choices” not only be tolerated but “celebrated” and subsidized.
Such people are not fit for self-government; they can be ruled only by force.Published in