The liberty principle for this Freedom Friday concerns the effects of the woke experiment taking place in America over the past several years. The woke ideology has governed governmental policies and caused Americans to cannibalize themselves.
There are too many people living in the United States who hate America. They condemn America because it has faults. They refuse to give America credit for the good that it does, but they condemn America for its problems.
America grew from the newest nation on earth to the most powerful nation on earth because it was founded on sound principles. Americans are the most generous people on earth. Allies knew that they could depend on Americans to help them in times of trouble, and enemies understood what would happen if they pushed America too far. Of course, those were the conditions prior to the woke experiment in America.
Victor Davis Hanson wrote an article about how Americans are cannibalizing themselves. In fact, our nation “has invested massive labor, capital, and time in an effort to constantly flagellate itself for not being perfect.” He explained that America has resilience and resources, but they are not infinite. There is a limit to our resilience and our vast resources. This is shown by the circumstances in Afghanistan where “premodern tribalism absorbs Americans.”
There are repercussions when ideology governs policy or when we take for granted the basics of life to pursue its trappings.
Who cares whether the blow-dried media is woke if it cannot report the truth and keep politicians honest? Once journalists became progressive poodles rather than the watchdogs of government, the Biden administration had no fear of audit. It took for granted that its disasters, from the southern border to the chaos in Afghanistan, would be excused by toady reporters.
Government-engineered “equity” has replaced the goal of equal opportunity. But such utopianism births popular anger when personal initiative, excellence, and performance do not count as much as virtue-signaling groupthink.
The United States just suffered a terrible and shameful defeat in Afghanistan. The catastrophe reminds us that the Biden administration had its politicized military and bureaucracy mostly fixate on diversity, equity, and inclusion, and to root out supposed internal enemies.
So, our top brass and functionaries talked of redirecting the military to every possible woke agenda – except ensuring military superiority and the safety of the United States.
The result is the horrific mess of a premodern Taliban army routing the most sophisticated military in the history of civilization. We shudder when America begs premodern tribes not to murder our citizens whom we abandoned in full retreat.
There are many ways that the woke experiment has wreaked havoc on America. The woke Biden administration stopped work on the border wall and opened the southern border to more than one million people entering America illegally over the past six months. Democrats are defunding the police and then wondering crime is increasing.
The Biden administration sent out massive amounts of money to help people through the pandemic, so much that people received more from the federal government than they could make at a job. Therefore, they are living on government money and not seeking employment. This causes businesses to close their doors because they do not have enough employees.
Democrats in Congress are trying to pass a law that would eliminate requirements for voters to show identification before voting. They claim that requiring identification will keep people from voting. It does not matter that all Americans need personal ID to board airplanes, open bank accounts, enter a federal building, get medical help.
First, we had to learn to speak with political correctness. Now, people lose jobs because they said something ten years ago that the cancel culture does not like. The woke culture is dividing Americans by race by claiming racism where none exists. Universities are indoctrinating our young adults, and now the woke culture wants to indoctrinate our children and teens.
America is a mess because of the woke culture, and our military is weaker because of it. Americans and its allies and friends are rushing to get out of Afghanistan before they are killed by Taliban or one of the other terrorist groups there. Our weakness against the Taliban is seen by our allies and enemies alike. Our allies do not trust America to keeps its word, and our enemies no longer fear us. It is only a matter of time before we experience another attack similar to 9/11.