“The public school has become the established church of secular society.” (Ivan Illich)
Indeed, it’s true. Established churches are against the law in a free society; they are explicitly outlawed by our Constitution and Bill of Rights.
But the Church of Woke rules. Not only do its views dominate the entire private/corporate/media/entertainment sector; they have the backing, increasingly, of the force of law in all blue states, most purple states and at the now one party-controlled (forever) federal level. Even in the military.
And, of course, in the schools. Try teaching Thomas Jefferson or John Locke or James Madison — to say nothing of Ayn Rand, Ludwig von Mises or Thomas Paine — in any government-run school. You’d literally be dead.
It wasn’t supposed to be this way.
Leftists get away with it because they CALL themselves science. They CALL themselves reason. They imply, or outright claim, “WE are the science. WE are rational truth. We are NOT a religion. So we can claim whatever we wish — and do so with the force of government, if necessary.”
Imagine if a Christian church tried this. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t WANT a Christian church to do this. I don’t want anyone (church or otherwise) to be allowed to impose their feelings and opinions as the force of law. But my point is that if a Christian church tried to impose its beliefs on the population via force — I would call it a religious dictatorship.
“Wokeism” is a belief system. It includes the belief that you are a racist if you are born in one race, and you are a helpless victim if you are born in another race; in other words, that there is no such thing as free will or individual identity. It includes the belief that you can alter reality simply by saying things are other than what they are. It includes the belief that the climate is changing right before our eyes, that the weather can be predicted with certainty 10 or 100 or 1,000 years from now, that the weather is controlled entirely by human actions and that therefore a select group of persons — in the government — may control the actions and choices of ALL other persons forever, because of this belief and this belief alone.
It’s all true because they believe it and because they say so. Facts and logic in opposition are irrelevant. Try arguing with the leftist next door, and you’ll see how far you get. Leftism is a religion, of the crudest and most fundamentalist kind.
“This is what I believe. I call it reason, science and truth; therefore I don’t have to prove any of it. You WILL do what I say — upon penalty of (first) shaming; (second) intimidation, fining; and (last), if it comes to that — imprisonment or death.”
We are living under a religious dictatorship.
[Pictured: Steven Crowder trying to interview and reason with committed woke leftists.]
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