The assault by the left on pretty much every shred of traditional American culture is speeding up dramatically. Just in the last few months there have been well-publicized attacks on Confederate statues that quickly morphed into attacks on Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and Christopher Columbus. Inviting anyone remotely associated with conservative ideas — much less the Alt Right or even the Alt Light — to give a talk at a college campus is an invitation for protests and rioting. Going to an NFL game has suddenly become a political act, as fans are treated to protests against symbols of America still deeply revered by a majority of Americans: the flag and national anthem. And much more.
There are several likely reasons for this dramatic acceleration in attacks on White America, its history, and its culture. First, Hillary Clinton lost the election. The left was on the cusp of going into end-game mode, so losing was incredibly frustrating, especially since she was expected to win easily. Clinton would have been able to appoint a replacement for Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, which would have been the death knell for the First Amendment. There is now a rich body of academic literature by leftist academics (but I repeat myself) on reining in speech related to diversity: “We won the intellectual war. It’s all over, so anyone disagreeing with our pronouncements on race and gender can and should be shut down — muh feelings.” And liberals like Elena Kagan would love to use these ideas in majority opinions — indeed, she has already written on this. Read more