“University textbook claims Reagan was sexist, conservatives view people as incapable of ‘charity,’ ‘lazy'”
So long as we allow the left to write our history — and by “write” I mean “create, shape, contextualize, and, in many cases, fictionalize” — our history will be an amalgamation of leftist lies meant to propagandize. The long march through the institutions is not some abstract theoretical plan by hard leftists to shape in our citizens from an early age onward a particular cognitive frame and in so doing, secure the idolatry and subservience of a misinformed and maladjusted army of useful idiots who are long on esteem and entitlement and short on critical thinking skills and the ability to tease the truth from competing or often altogether incoherent narratives; instead, it is a reality: it is happening, and though it is often hamfisted and obvious, too much of it sticks.
As is evident in my fate once I told certain “conservatives” that by buying into a particular theory of how language functions, they were in fact aiding the left and institutionalizing one of its core kernel assumptions — that individualism is to be trumped and controlled by consensus-driven, self-serving revisionism packaged as “interpretation” and used to punish as well as discredit.
Of course, many of them have since come to their senses. Or at least, they appear to have come to their senses now that the wind is blowing in a particular direction.
I like to think that I had something to do with all those gusts that are forcing these types to contradict their own archives, over and over and over again. Because it’s important that they do if what they are really after is a way to stem to inexorable movement of leftist ideology through our cultural institutions.
So if one of those erstwhile textualists reads this and mutters “blow me,” I take no offense. I realize that what s/he really means is “thanks for being one of those gusts, and please, blow me again so that this time I may stay on path.”
If instead they wish to go with “thank you,” that works, too.
Oh. And you’re welcome.
(h/t Terry H)