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The Primal and Ancient Instinct That Will Defeat the Woke Left

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On Monday, Americans saw firsthand how the Swamp punishes those who speak out against “Woke” culture. Space Force Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier was removed from his command for voicing concern about the new “Diversity and Inclusion” initiatives being taught to his fellow service members, which are full of highly contested political assertions. As Lohmeier stated on a recent podcast: “It teaches intensive teaching that I heard at my base — that at the time the country ratified the United States Constitution, it codified White Supremacy as the law of the land.”

If the military is truly indoctrinating America’s warriors with such ideology, as Lohmeier claims, it certainly presents concerning questions about our national defense priorities. After all, every American service member takes an oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America”—the very document the military is now teaching to be a prime example of systemic racism.

As alarming as Lieutenant Colonel Lohmeier’s being relieved from his command is, his removal highlights a larger dynamic that is taking shape as the left-wing curriculum penetrates more deeply in the military and beyond.

At every institutional level, progressive elites are attempting to impose similar indoctrination programs, mainly based on Critical Race Theory and the New York Times’ widely discredited 1619 Project. Elementary school students and C-suite executives are expected to take courses grounded in the premise that America’s founding was irredeemably racist.

Yet, these fundamentally anti-American ideas are eliciting an increasingly strong—and unusually emotional—reaction from ordinary people all over the country.

Across the nation, even the most apolitical suburban parents have flooded schools with petitions and calls to reject Critical Race Theory from being taught to their children. Many states are also moving to ban its implementation in schools. The reaction that the new woke education is evoking in parents and citizens is beyond that of a normal political disagreement. Indeed, the powerful backlash against this indoctrination can almost be described as primordial. So, what is it about the left’s latest ideological crusade that is engendering such passionate outrage from ordinary Americans such as Lt. Col. Lohmeier?

In attempting to turn American youth against their own homeland, the left has tapped into something truly primal in the soul of the nation. It’s a phenomenon that the founder of Western Philosophy understood fully well more than 2,400 years ago.

Today, we remember the Greek philosopher Socrates as one of the fathers of Western Civilization and one of the wisest men to have ever lived. Socrates famously made a sport out of seeking the wisest men in all of Athens and engaging them in debate, only to prove their wisdom unequal to his. He was a provocateur who consistently challenged Athens’ citizens to question the very foundations of their society and culture. Nowhere did his provocation have a greater effect than on the youth of his city. Young idealists clung to his every word as he criticized Athenian democracy, sowed doubt about the gods of the city, and indeed undermined the very foundations of the state. Though no one could best him intellectually, ultimately, the city decided that such subversion and destabilization simply could not be tolerated.

Even though Socrates was a philosopher, not a political leader, and never professed to know how the city should be governed, the youth of Athens interpreted his ideas as a rallying cry for revolution. Twice in Socrates’ lifetime, anti-democratic youths succeeded in overthrowing Athenian democracy in bloody revolts. The leaders of both of these plots were pupils of Socrates; thus, he found himself in the crosshairs of Athens once democracy was restored. Socrates was tried, found guilty, and sentenced to death for his agitation of the youth and other crimes. But what happened next shocked so many of his contemporaries that it is remembered and studied to this day.

Socrates had many opportunities to escape his sentence. Even his critics recognized his greatness. He had allies who were willing to smuggle him out of the city. He also had the choice to pursue exile over death. Yet, he declined all of these options and faced his glass of hemlock willingly. He knew he owed the city his loyalty and obedience for all of his criticism of Athenian society. He knew that, though questioning assumptions is the foundation of philosophy, Athens ultimately needed and deserved the respect and support of its youth in order to prosper. In the end, he understood that the city could not and should not tolerate someone going around and turning its young people against their own home.

The death of Socrates is often portrayed as what can happen when the tyranny of the majority is left unchecked—in other words when democracy fails. Yet, if anything, in his willingness to accept his fate, Socrates affirmed the deeper truth that citizens have a duty of loyalty to the nation. A movement that successfully turns the youth against the gods of the city—or the founders and the foundations of a nation—will not be tolerated forever. Such a movement is likely to provoke a fierce and indeed primal reaction from the loyal citizens of that country, just as it did among the people of Athens and just as it is doing among Americans today.

Targeting school children with a philosophy that stresses not academic excellence but radical subversion has triggered an aggressive pushback from American parents all across the country. Indoctrinating members of the U.S. military to turn them against the Constitution is a fundamental threat to the security of the nation. That is why we are seeing the formation of a powerful political reaction based on instinct as old as Athenian democracy itself.  

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Crimpinbimpin
2 months ago

Anyone want to talk about dinosaurs and how they fit into a Christian description of the world?

Jenny
1 month ago
Reply to  Crimpinbimpin

Obviously not haha. The people around here think their fossilised remains were placed in the earth by god in order to test our faith

Michael Flair
2 months ago

We continually hear ‘progressive elites’ are behind the curtain here…they are The Wizards. Can we start to name these people in public? Is one the publisher of the NYT? CNN too? The DNC? A Former President? CIA / FBI ex and current operatives? There must be many…I think we need to know the ‘hidden leadership’ behind all of this.

gabriela.garbler
2 months ago
Reply to  Michael Flair

Ultimately, Baphomet is behind it. His handmaidens and masters are people like George Soros, the Rockefellers, Rothschilds, all leaders in the World Economic Forum, all CEOs of Big Tech, and a growing cadre of non-technical corporate titans. The also rans are the president, veep former presidents and former madame secretary of state– the useful idiots. So, what can take this on this crew? Jesus Christ, and His believers. How? Prayer, fasting, repentance and pushback. It’s already started

Crimpinbimpin
1 month ago

Hahahahaaaaaaa Jesus? Prayer? Fasting?!?!!! Hahahahaaaaaaa

sarah
2 months ago
Reply to  Michael Flair

Totally Agree. Name the names! It is the leftist elites and the Democrat party is going along with it because of AOC, and others like her. It is a Marxist strategy to ruin family, divide society and ruin democracy.

Scott
2 months ago

Excellent article. And if you want to know whether or not you are on to something..,read the juvenile responses of your critics below. Hilariously juvenile and downright stupid.

Brad
2 months ago
Reply to  Scott

Oh Scott I’d love to be able to give you a big cuddle :)

Don Falkner
2 months ago

I understand your frustration. It’s difficult to think clearly when your male anatomy of two testicles is only the the size of pees.

Brad
2 months ago

Hahahahahahaaaaahahaaa you lot are a load of uneducated white trash. You’re like gangrenous flesh to the USA, a lingering disease. Soon the day will come that we manage to amputate you from our coming glorious nation of equality and universal love. We will extinguish white supremacy, nativism and backward religious conservativism. You all know that you’re toast.

Darb
2 months ago
Reply to  Brad

Go back to your mom’s basement and take your meds

Steve
2 months ago
Reply to  Brad

The “universal love” you have expressed is truly inspiring with no hint of love. May forgive us both.

Leon Haller
2 months ago
Reply to  Brad

If you are white, and you probably are, you are the type of evolutionary maladaptation our race needs to breed out.

Hominid
2 months ago
Reply to  Leon Haller

Just allow natural selection to work its magic. Stop protecting the degenerate from themselves. Let their STDs, drug overdoses, violence, and unhealthy lifestyles eliminate them and their maladaptive gene combinations.

Brad
2 months ago
Reply to  Hominid

You’re talking about social Darwinism and genetic determinism. Eugenics. You ignorant white supremacist. Read a book that isn’t the bible. Or Mein Kampf

June
2 months ago
Reply to  Brad

And just what are you reading that leads you to post such nonsense?

Cammo
2 months ago
Reply to  Hominid

What you are describing sounds like most of the white trash that Brad is referring to.

Brad
2 months ago
Reply to  Leon Haller

Hahahaaa but if we follow your lead we’ll all end up chinless with 3 toes

Hominid
2 months ago
Reply to  Brad

This HAS to be parody. Not even the most psychotic Lib could be this dissociated from reality. Well, maybe.

June
2 months ago
Reply to  Hominid

I’ve actually read this elsewhere; the belief that whiteness is an aberration and must be eliminated. Sounds like the “master race” theory a certain someone promoted years ago.

Cammo
2 months ago
Reply to  June

Where did you read that and why would you take it seriously in the first place?

sarah
2 months ago
Reply to  Brad

Your ability to succeed here is unlimited. Character is what matters! There are a lot of highly educated Black Men who reject this theory and can tell you why it is not true.

Brenda
26 days ago
Reply to  Brad

Brad, you sound as if you are demon-possessed, the way that is shown in horror movies.

Clu
2 months ago

You don’t tolerate those who seek to enslave you, you end them. Didn’t used to think this way, I bought into the whole “the Left will eat itself!” canard – that is obviously untrue as modern times illustrate (complete control of multiple levers of government and culture).

They’re so entrenched that unless they are removed from the equation, they will strictly regulate our lives (they’re starkly authoritarian).

Hominid
2 months ago
Reply to  Clu

You get it – the majority of the folks do not.

Brilliant
2 months ago

It’s flat out totalitarianism. I think a huge majority of the country rejects this CRT stuff, although a chunk of the left probably supports it just reflexively because the strongest critics of it are on the right. The problem I think in confronting this stuff is just how to do it and mobilize all of the critics of it to block it. I hear about it a lot in the news, but personally as someone without kids i’m rarely encountering someone pushing it. I guess I could go and see if the local schools are teaching it, and advocate against it.

Jack Tavy
2 months ago

Stop splotching your stuff over what I am trying to read. It’s very distracting.

Veteran
2 months ago

The left isn’t woke – they are morally broke!

Hominid
2 months ago
Reply to  Veteran

Morally and cognitively – they are destructive psychotics.

Christine Anderson
2 months ago

Sorry, I meant 5/20/2021.

Christine Anderson
2 months ago

Every parent should do whatever is necessary and GET YOUR CHILDREN OUT of the public schools! If you cannot teach them at home, enlist grandmas and grandpas, older friends, people from your churches, etc. to help you out. The teacher’s unions and the government are so powerful and this evil philosophy is so insidious, that it is inescapable.
Even if you trust the school board members, things can still go on behind their backs. I just read an article about the small town of Lodi, WI (pop. 3,500) where the superintendent of schools implemented a diversity curriculum in the summer of 2020 and the school board was not made aware of this until 5/10/2020. (See YouTube video, “Superintendent Implements Secret Equity Agenda Without Approval.”)
God Help Us and protect our children!

John Karkalis
2 months ago

It is a serious problem, Christine.
Forcing “New Age” behavior or “Woke” thinking on our kids is a form of child abuse. Lucky is the parent who has the wherewithal to home school, that is, until the state says “Nope, not allowed”.
The philosophy is “Get ’em early, get ’em young then you have absolute control.
I don’t know the answer to this problem, but I will try to get back to you with a solution by the time I have a hundred candles on my birthday cake, Christine, and that isn’t too far off.

Chris
2 months ago
Reply to  John Karkalis

I am not as old as you, John, but I sure do long for the good old days when I grew up–I’m sure you do too!
God Bless!

Hominid
2 months ago
Reply to  John Karkalis

Given the character of most people, the progression to socialism is inexorable.

Hominid
2 months ago

It is next to impossible to consistently monitor what teachers say in the classroom or what is hidden in texts. Over the past decades, Lib-Leftist notions have crept into the classroom and led our children to where they are today – accepting of destructive Liberal delusions.

David
2 months ago

It’s a communist takeover of this land and unfortunately the majority of this country voted for it, unless the corrupt 2020 elections was the blame.

Jane
2 months ago
Reply to  David

The corruption and fraud is to blame not the Majority of the American people

Hominid
2 months ago
Reply to  Jane

Wrong.

Steve
2 months ago

Woke means being awake. I’m awake and I’m a terrorist conservative.
” Progressives” ( LOL) are a joke because they do not realize that the
“rich” WILL NOT solve their economic problems. Where else can you
sleep and deficate on the streets other than in the US ? I’ll guarantee you the
Chi-coms don’t allow this debauchery. Our “poor” are slovenly because we
allow them to be. Every ignorant , lazy alien wants to come here because
they know the US is dumb enough to take care of them.

John Karkalis
2 months ago
Reply to  Steve

Steve, there’s something to be said for defecating and sleeping on the streets, but let it remain in India, not here.
They have the polluted Ganges to wash away their dreck.
San Francisco has only Pelosi and other “progressives” to wash away ours.

Brad
2 months ago
Reply to  John Karkalis

Why are the people who are most proud of their American heritage always the people I’m the least proud to share my country with?

Hominid
2 months ago
Reply to  Brad

Because you’re a perverse, psychopathic Lib.

Hominid
2 months ago
Reply to  John Karkalis

In humanist America, the folks have the right to murder babies, be perverts and seduce children, to abuse drugs and erode society, to commit crimes under the guise of “protest,” to avoid work and live off the public dole, to lie and cheat for political control.

Janie
2 months ago
Reply to  Steve

Amen you speak the truth
Thank you I couldn’t have said it better !!! ????????????????????

Hominid
2 months ago
Reply to  Steve

So, here’s your dilemma. The Chinese tyrants do not tolerate misbehavior, especially sedition, whereas, the humanist US does. The choice is tyrannical enforcement of our cultural values or tolerance of their destruction. So far, it seems the latter is the preferred choice.

Steve
2 months ago

Please “unwake me”. Put me to sleep

Steven Huskey
2 months ago

Get rid of the Department of Education. Education belongs in the hands of local communities.

Brad
2 months ago
Reply to  Steven Huskey

What about hillbilly communities? Hahahaha

Darb
2 months ago
Reply to  Brad

What about em? More advanced people there than in Detroit, Chicago, LA.

Elena
2 months ago

Our school system should not be teaching all this mumbo jumbo “woke” crap. Our schools should be teaching basic education. Back to the basics schools. Not commie controlled.

Brad
2 months ago
Reply to  Elena

Feel like you missed out on something haha ;)

Elena
2 months ago

I just went through the diversity and inclusion training at work. So I could get written up or fired for using certain words? What the? So they want us to unlearn our whole life and learn their “woke” way? Not say he/she or him/her, to embrace transgenders, and gays. They say to attend multi-cultural churches. They want me to change my whole belief system and the way I was raised? Or I could lose my job? I am 54 years old. I believe in God. If some choose to live that way … go ahead. But what about me? I choose Christ. So I lose my rights to live and believe how I choose because of transsexuals? Because my Christian beliefs offend them? My freedom is being taken away and they are trying to FORCE me, upon threat, to bring me under their thumb of “woke” control. This is madness. This is satan.

Hominid
2 months ago
Reply to  Elena

It’s their secular delusions against your mystical delusions. But, either way, it’s about preferred delusions.

Laura Pettet
2 months ago

We can change things with guidance toward children in the form of love of country, respect for differing opinions, and helping them understand our history. Being involved with family and stating truth with accurate knowledge will lead more than fighting will.

Victoria Johnson
2 months ago
Reply to  Laura Pettet

How do you propose getting this message to the children when the Left is in complete control of the public education system, Big Tech and the Media? A major part of their message to the children and the gullible, ignorant, mal-educated public is to not listen to anyone else but them. There aren’t enough parents who know to oppose it and make a difference because they’ve also been immersed in this indoctrination and propaganda their entire lives. Even so-called college ‘educated’ parents are some of the most vociferous proponents of these lies. They aren’t aware that they don’t know the truth and will go to their graves defending the false narrative they have been inculcated with since their births.

Hominid
2 months ago

You misunderstand the fundamental problem.

If you accept the false premises of humanism that all men are equal, equally deserving, and responsible for one another, socialism is perfectly logical.

If, in contrast, you accept the reality of evolutionary biology, competition is the logical pathway to success.

Most Americans reject genetic reality and embrace humanist ideology.

Hominid
2 months ago
Reply to  Laura Pettet

Good luck with that girly notion.

George Washington's Admirer
2 months ago

Which brings to mind the philosopher Cratylus. ‘Wokeism’ has developed its own language to confuse and bifurcate society. Cratylus in this situation, may have resorted to ‘wagging his finger’; to avoid verbal confrontation.

John Karkalis
2 months ago

GWA, it’s almost too early in the day to wrestle with a Platonic dialogue, but yes, I think language can be perverted to confuse and divide society. Is a word merely a convenient “calling card” for something? or does it represent the “essence” of the thing?
If the former, then the word may denote (or connote) whatever the speaker chooses it to mean, I.e. “war is peace”.
Have you noticed that the most tyrannical of regimes call their nations “The Democratic People’s Republic” of…….fill in the blanks.
A masterful perversion of language.
The “Wokists” are masters of this deception and we must remain alert to it.

George Washington's Admirer
2 months ago
Reply to  John Karkalis

Language at times is inadequate to convey meaning. In part; some words have different meanings to different people. Now, with the ‘current political divide’; misunderstanding is prevalent. Most everyone is hesitant to say anything political; for fear of misinterpretation. ‘Wokeism’ seems more like a newly found fanatical religion; than a political philosophy. To speak or not to speak; that is the question?

John Karkalis
2 months ago

GWA the conundrum we find ourselves in is that language vis-a-vis words is the only way at present we have to exchange information, that is, until our species is proficient in ESP, and I’m not certain I want to be around for that.
So it’s up to you and I, and concerned members of AMAC to call out, hit the alarm button, when we spot these false, pernicious “philosophies “.
I fear that history, factual history, is given short shrift in our schools in favor of the pet doctrines of the would be social engineers, the pied pipers guiding our kids over a cliff.
Historical analysis is important. Without facts and precedents we are at sea with a broken rudder.
I wish I could give you some facile answer to the problem.
I can’t.
If I could I would be a very rich 80 year old.
I’m not.

George Washington's Admirer
2 months ago
Reply to  John Karkalis

Why is there so much effort to ‘brainwash’ people of every age? Why are the networks adamant to go along with this malarkey? Who is controlling the networks during this ludicrous era? Additionally, what is the ‘ultimate goal’ of these ‘psychopaths’? Surely, they really don’t care about ‘equity’ or ‘equality’? Surely they don’t give a ‘rat’s gluteus maximus’ about the upward mobility of minorities? I hypothesize; this is all a ‘maze’; to confuse and divide the country; and the world. Somehow, this is a ‘diversionary tactic’; whilst other ‘nefarious activities’ are taking place. I suspect, it is a struggle between ‘good and evil’. I hate to sound like a fundamentalist; however, I do sense that this ‘era’ is rife with the smell of ‘rotten evil fish guts’!

John Karkalis
2 months ago

GWA, no need to apologize for the observation that good and evil are in a tension that goes back to Genesis. It has been so ever since.
I repeat what I remarked earlier to you. We must remain vigilant in the face of those who would trash our core values in the name of “equality” or ‘progressiveness”.
You make my mouth water with the image of a swift, hard kick to the “glutes” of the social engineers corrupting our youth.
I will gladly provide the boot!

Hominid
2 months ago
Reply to  John Karkalis

One man’s “good” is an other man’s “evil.” Do you actually not grasp that?

Hominid
2 months ago

Societies “brain-wash” their people because the vast majority of people are too deficient in cognitive capacity to make decisions for themselves.

America’s problem is that we have stopped indoctrinating our children in our values and allowed them to be indoctrinated in anti-Americanist values.

Hominid
2 months ago
Reply to  Hominid

It’s the paradox of Americanism. We allow freedom of conscience, not realizing that that can be suicidal to our core values.

I think it was a wise Ben Franklin who noted that Americanism required a moral and wise people in order to succeed. He failed to understand that that was impossible.

Hominid
2 months ago
Reply to  John Karkalis

What you fail to grasp is that ALL philosophies are false. Only science – the antithesis of philosophy – approximates reality.

What is a “fact” but a mini-narrative? What constitutes History is up to the historian.

Hominid
2 months ago

Do you know the purpose of the verbal subtest of the SAT? It’s to measure one’s capacity for reading comprehension. Do you know how well most perform? Abysmally.

Leon Haller
2 months ago
Reply to  John Karkalis

Like the word “racism”, which today means anything blacks don’t like. Enough. “Woke” = antiWHITE. The sooner whites AWAKEN, the better.

Jerome
2 months ago
Reply to  Leon Haller

Yeah white supremacy rules!!!

Hominid
2 months ago

That’s what religionists always do whether secular or mystical – they deceive the gullible.

Kevin S
2 months ago

Those who espouse disbanding the NRA only have one letter wrong – it’s the NEA.

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