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Published July 9, 2021
By William Haupt III [Tennessee Watchdog Journalist, Columnist, Author, and Citizen Legislator via The Center Square] –
“Being woke isn’t cool. People who do really good stuff have flaws. Calling them out is wrong. Get over that quickly. That doesn’t bring about change. It only makes you look stupid.”
– Barack Obama
In the left’s woke religion, liberal media chastises America’s past cultural and racial indiscretions. In the chapel of wokeism there is zero forgiveness for breaking a woke commandment in their forever growing data base of mortal sins. There is no redemption in woke religion; there is only banishment for eternity. You must be canceled out since everything that was right is wrong in their America.
How can wokes enjoy America’s birthday when they think America is so bad? They claim America killed and oppressed millions of people, and our nation is full of racists, sexists, and homophobics. How can they watch non-wokes pay tribute to the flag that they would rather burn? Every patriot would like to know how can wokes enjoy a holiday that commemorates everything they hate?
When people from around the world heard about the wonders of America, its abundant resources, and opportunities, they risked life and limb to cross the seven seas to come to the new world. None were promised or expected anything, but a chance to benefit from harvesting her many blessings. To the free world:
“America is hope. It is compassion. It is excellence. It is valor.”
– Paul Tsongas
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America was not just a place to the pilgrims but an idea. It was a new life in a new land free from aristocratic or monarchal restraint. It was a concept built atop a set of principles and precepts that have were instrumental in making America the most coveted and prosperous nation in the world.
“Everyone has a God given right to pursue happiness and the American Dream, if they chose to.”
It was divine intervention that brought our enlightened founding fathers together in the same place at the same time, to carve America out of a world that needed a protector of the global God given natural rights of man.
“We have it in our power to begin the world over again.”
– Thomas Paine
Risking imprisonment and death for treason, our brave founders refused to allow continued abuse of the rights of their colonial brothers. At the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776, they wrote The Declaration of Independence, which was an act of war against the British.
And after a Revolution led by volunteer patriots, America was born. Each colony picked its most learned patriots to attend the Constitutional Convention in 1787. This insured the rights of every American were protected from tyranny. Delegates left their jobs and families behind to give us a comprehensive governing document that would serve the colonies and Americans for centuries.
“Constitutional democracy is no romantic notion. It’s our defense against ourselves.”
– Bill Moyers
Common core teachers have untaught the greatness of America. An entire generation believes that America is unfair, racist, anti Native Americans, and a nation of “white privilege”. She has different rights and justice for different citizens. She caters only to the rich and neglects the poor. This is the methodiology that has replaced teaching social studies, civics and U.S. history in public schools.
Although the federal government can’t dictate education curriculum to the states, they allowed the left to rewrite U.S. history to reflect a progressive view of America’s past. This generation has never learned respect for our founders, our Constitution, our rights, or social covenants. Common core turned our founding principles of self determination, moral values and patriotism into dirty words.
According to Gallop since Common Core was introduced, school aged kids’ opinion of socialism has jumped to 50%. Today’s young adults share the identical opinion. Only 47% in both groups consider themselves proud to be American and a dismal 38% call themselves patriotic?
“Only a true patriot knows what you put into a nation, is you will get out of a nation.”
– Clint Eastwood
When Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton, the left went into crisis mode. At every turn, in every tweet, progressives saw an ongoing catastrophe. They used the media to spread an ugly, vicious, intolerance that collapsed every, once considered sacred social and political norm. This spread to this nation’s most powerful institutions. They destroyed our president but his unrelenting patriotism.
Democratic strategist James Carville said, “Wokeness is a problem and we all know it.” According to Carville, Democrats only narrowly defeated Donald Trump.” And “they lost congressional seats and failed to pick up state legislatures.” He blames this on the woke left. He said all of this talk about race, social justice, and defending police, makes people mistrust every American politician.
According to Gallop, the highest patriotism rating was 70% in 2004, after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Yet, since 2005, fewer than 60% of Americans have expressed extreme pride in being American. The largest decline in patriotism is by Democrats, who report their pride is 22%, a new historic low. Republicans remain extremely proud of their nation at 79%, and this was taken after the election!
“We’re not Democrats first. We’re not Republicans first. We’re Americans first.”
– Mitch McConnell
When Democrats, socialists, Antifa and BLM united to pursue their radical causes they adopted the tribal rallying call to remain “woke”. By discrediting every tradition and institution in America they’ve been able to advance socialism into every segment of our society at the expense of Americanism.
Woke is not a social or political moment, but a religion worse than Sharia law. Sky News host Rita Panahi says the religion of woke is “unforgiving and brutal.” It offers “no absolution” even if a sinner begs for forgiveness. It posses the most evil of punishments with no chance for atonement. If you break a new woke unwritten law, you are canceled out and banned from the woke society forever.
Woke’s believe everything traditional in America is racist and unjust, and was created to suppress everyone who is non-white and liberal. America’s laws and institutions empower only conservatives and big business. The laws, morals and ethics of America where laid down by white supremacists. America does not provide equal justice to liberals, minorities, transgenders, LGBTs or immigrants.
Samora Machel wrote, “For the nation to live, the tribe must die.” Wokeism is the greatest threat America has ever faced. Tribalism brings passions, loyalties and rivalries. It divides and destroys entire societies. The woke religion is antithetical to everything American. Yet the damage it has done to our nation, our society and institutions can be repaired. But the indelible mark it has left on our patriotism will be much harder to erase since the left utilized such destructive tactics just to win.
July Fourth is America’s birthday, even for the ungrateful, unforgiving wokes. This in one day they can never cancel out no matter how much they hate America! Because she will fight them back!
“There’ s nothing wrong with America that can’t fixed by what’s right with America.”
– Bill Clinton
About the Author:
William Haupt III is a retired professional journalist, author, and citizen legislator in California for over 40 years. He got his start working to approve California Proposition 13. His work also appears in The Center Square, The Western Journal, Neighbor Newspapers, KPXJ 21 (Shreveport, LA), Killeen Daily Herald, Aberdeen American News, InsideNova, Kankakee Daily Journal, Monterey County Weekly, Olean Times Herald, The Greeneville Sun and more. Follow William on Twitter @iii_haupt.