Fear God, not Men, and Certainly Not the Woke

Fear God, not Men, and Certainly Not the Woke. By Douglas Wilson.

The Puritans, they said, “feared God greatly, and feared man very little.” …

We are not acting like heirs of the Puritans. We don’t fear God greatly, and we don’t fear man “very little.” …

If this last year should have taught us anything, it would be the lesson that we are a people who are quite obviously paralyzed by our fears. Specifically, we have been paralyzed by our fear of death, by a fear of what the cool kids might say about us, and by what powerful men might do to us. …

When all the shouting voices demand that you acknowledge that the sky is pink, not blue, and when they follow it up by saying that you should also acknowledge that two and two make five, the issue at hand is not the absurdity of whatever it is that they want you to affirm. The question before the house is not whether two and two make five, but rather the question is whether or not you have a backbone. …

They know that two and two don’t make five. … What they don’t know is whether or not you are a vertebrate. …

Each new day introduces some new absurdity. And these keep coming because — and follow me closely here — they work. Do you ever wonder why people keep sending out plaintive email messages from a stranded Nigerian prince with billions in gold stashed somewhere? Because they work on some people….

Now the cultural nonsense that is being foisted on us is right up there in the same plausibility realm with the Nigerian prince. And here’s the kicker — at some level it is working on most people. Some actually buy it, our corporate leaders and poobahs buy it, and regular Americans are what-the-helling under their breath. But only under their breath because they don’t want HR to find out that they are having their little doubts.

You think I am spreading it on a little thick? I just heard the other day that the quaint notion that math problems have only “one right answer” is a racist construct. A clear indication of white supremacy, right there. I began by noting that we have fallen a long way from the ways of our Puritan ancestors, and you may have demurred at that point. You don’t believe, for example, that we ought to put malefactors in the stocks and pelt them with over-ripe vegetables. But I ask you . . . what else can you do with someone who is maintaining that two and two making four is a white construct, and obviously racist?

hat-tip Stephen Neil