Reclaiming Representation - The War against Woke Communism

Article subtitle: 
What’s called diversity more often means demographic engineering.
Article CAIRCO note: 
The War against Woke Communism
Article author: 
Adam Ellwanger
Article publisher: 
American Mind
Article date: 
October 7, 2021
Article category: 
Our American Future
Medium
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This is a war not over the size of government or taxes, but over the American way of life.
- Tom Klingenstein

In an excerpt from his speech, “Winning the Cold Civil War,” Claremont Board Chairman Thomas D. Klingenstein expertly describes the institutional collusion that imposes a radical Left paradigm on American society at large. Further, he clarifies how matters of identity—race, class, gender, and sexual orientation—are used as wedge issues to create public discord, which undermines any unified effort by the American people to resist the new ideological order.

... In discussing how the Left has replaced America’s historical aspiration toward equality of opportunity with a new insistence on equality of outcome, Klingenstein explains that the “outcome equality” sought by woke ideologues means that “all identity groups” will be “proportionately represented in all aspects of American life.” To achieve such a goal, a society would have to be guided by a very different set of principles than those that defined our nation’s history. Thus, ensuring this proportional representation would require that we abandon the traditional notion of American liberty....

The cultural changes of the ’80s and ’90s were welcome ones: they were progress in the basic sense of the word...

In the current context, then, the representation of diversity isn’t really a “representation” at all. Rather, it is a moral imaginary: a kind of dreaming about what a “better” America would look like. Why is it “better”? Because in the fantasy world of leftist politics, minority status is synonymous with experiencing injustice. In short, the crime isn’t underrepresentation of a minority group—it is the existence of any group as a minority. Therefore, true “social justice” would demand that there is no minority: only a uniform diversity comprised of precisely equal shares of every identity category you can imagine....

It is critical to understand that in the span of a few decades, the institutional elite shifted from a desire to accurately represent American diversity to an effort to engineer a misperception of American demography....

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The War against Woke Communism, by Thomas D. Klingenstein, American mind, September 23, 2021:

Education, corporate media, entertainment, big business, especially big tech, are to varying degrees aligned with the Democratic Party, which is now controlled by Woke Communists. These institutions together with the government function as a totalitarian regime, crafting narratives that advance their agenda and suppressing those that do not. Instead of violence, there is canceling. This may not look like a totalitarian regime, but it acts like one. Last summer’s riots are a case in point....

Like any regime, Woke Communism is built on a particular understanding of justice. For the woke comms justice is outcome equality....

Equal everything is what Woke Comms call social justice. Any disparities, say the Woke Comms, are due to racism and nothing else....

Religion and civic life must also go, or be radically altered, because these institutions, like family, teach the values that support the American way of life. In totalitarian regimes, there can be no institutions of moral authority that compete with the state....

In short, woke communism will replace American justice with social justice, and destroy law and order, the rule of law, and both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution....

What should we do about all this? The essential thing is for Republicans to understand we are in a war and then act accordingly....

Video: Winning the Cold Civil War, by Tom Klingenstein:

Transcript: Winning the Cold Civil War.