In the years since Andrew Breitbart declared “politics is downstream from culture,” something unexpected has occurred to a large swath of America’s population: they have been banished from culture.
Beliefs in government health care, increased immigration, increased NATO involvement, public schooling, implicit racism, and increased welfare spending – once debated in arenas of public thought – now find themselves in the sanctified air religious tenets enjoy in friendly ethno-states.
Sadly, the religion in this ethno-state is not our own – and the social price of apostasy is great. As the day begins, each of the televised morning giants: ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Today split the morning ratings competition for the week of Jan. 4, 2021. CBS’s This Morning typically finishes 3rd. On all, the previously listed thoughts serve as the foundation for both casual to overtly political dialogue.
Attending university, psychology professors tell you “Implicit bias testing can help students become aware of their own biases and therefore it is especially important for your campus. A bias test is designed to help us understand where our biases may lie. Whether we like it or not, implicit biases affect us all.”
You sign onto social media and your last post received a threatening message from Facebook for “posting content that is detrimental to the public image of NATO.”
A recent Gallup/Knight Foundation poll asked 1,269 Americans about their social media views, freedom of expression and the 2020 election, and came to an alarming conclusion: 56 percent of Americans in 2020 believe in the right to freely express views on social media, compared to 65 percent in 2019.
Since that study, a small band of misfits publicly planned and then stormed an intentionally open (1,2) Capitol on some solemnly, reverentially, and endlessly mentioned date that’s supposed to evoke some false similarity with 9/11 or 12/7.
I don’t know about any of you, but this is starting to feel like a foreign land.