Tag: Wokeism

Woke, or “Wide Awake?”

 

“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.” Mark Twain

For a few cynical wags and critics, Ben Domenech is best known as former “The View” co-host Meghan McCain’s husband. But that is unfair. The soft-spoken, cerebral, and calm Domenech is a celebrated writer and editor in his own right, and as of late, an occasional weekly host on Fox News “Primetime,” including this past week.

Domenech’s day job is serving as publisher of a popular and highly-respected libertarian-conservative website, TheFederalist.com, which features a stable of outstanding fellow journalists, including the estimable Mollie Hemingway. He also authors his own daily newsletter, The Transom, to which I subscribe for the bargain price of $30 annually. He publishes almost every day; it is part of my morning routine.

David French and Dubious Interpretation of the Bible

 

Our friend @bryangstephens wrote a fine post on Saturday criticizing a recent essay by David French, at the Dispatch, about structural racism and reparations.  Some of the comments cited a responsive essay by Michael Anton, ridiculing French for making “the conservative case for hereditary bloodguilt.”

I write separately because both Bryan and Anton did not address French’s Biblical argument in any detail.  I realize that this may be of little interest to unbelievers, but I think that it is important to both Christians and Jews, who accept the Old Testament authorities on which French relies as Scripture.

Learning From Experience, Not

 

A high-school friend had a father who worked in a factory. He had a story…it seems there was this guy who got his left arm caught in one of the machines and horribly mangled. He was out for months, and when he came back, the other workers crowded around him, asking “How did it happen?”

“Like this,” he said, demonstrating with the other arm.

Systemic Racism IS Real. Just Not In The Way We’re Told.

 

I’ve changed my mind.

I have long argued, quoting Tim Scott, a Black Republican US Senator from South Carolina, that America is not a racist country. My own view is that “systemic racism” is a social construct detached from reality, divorced from American values, and fatally imbued with lethal doses of atheism and Marxism. It is used mostly as a cudgel for cultural and partisan political purposes. In other words, for political power. It is poorly understood by most Americans but widely taught and practiced in many of our institutions. 

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Is any of this real?  The things that have happened in the last week, two weeks, two months, the last year, the last four years?  Have these things really happened in America?  I find myself in a weird hybrid state of bafflement and rage, tiptoeing, shell-shocked, through the moral, political and spiritual wreckage of a […]

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I think that I’ve seen this Wokeist thing coming for a long time.  There was a preview in the political correctness nonsense of the late 1980s and early 1990s, but it seemed to recede.  The schools seemed to be getting worse, and this was obvious enough to me and my wife that by the year […]

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