In light of the debate over woke supremacy and cancel culture, I am surprised that hardly anyone has brought up the greatest populist uprising in European history. The technique that Martin Luther used in his day to challenge and bring down a far mightier establishment than political correctness was just relentless destructive criticism and mockery which was spread by the printing press.
Martin Luther had confidence in his religious beliefs. It took a hell of a lot more courage for Luther to stand up to Pope Leo X that it does for anyone today to stand up to the likes of Jonathan Greenblatt or the so-called mainstream media which is held in universal contempt outside of the progressive echo chamber. No one believes they are legitimate anymore. Wokeness is not Holy Writ. It is not like “journalists” or progressive NGOs are invested with any moral authority whatsoever much less the power to define what is sacred. It is not like the question here is your eternal soul or whether you will burn in hell for eternity. Why the hell are these little tyrants pushing the entire country around and telling us that morality is all of these -isms and -phobias which they made up? Does anyone realize that they have the right to push back against this? Since when are atheists and open homosexuals like Don Lemon moral paragons?
Nothing is more unifying on the Right than a shared contempt for “journalists.” Political correctness is also the most potent cultural issue. The audience wants their leadership to stand up to and push back against and own people like Don Lemon, Brian Stelter and Jonathan Greenblatt. They’re also going to accuse you of “racism” and “white supremacy” and all of their made up -isms and -phobias anyway. They’ve taken this make believe shit so far that they are now saying there are 20,000 different genders and combinations of pronouns and that a man can “transition” into a woman simply by wishing it were so.
If you are willing to believe something like that and go along with that and submit to that because it is fashionable elite nonsense, then you will submit to virtually anything. There is no depths of cultural degeneration that you not submit to. If Luther were alive today, would he even recognize what American Protestants have become? Would he be afraid to criticize Jonathan Greenblatt because of “anti-Semitism”? What would he make of all of these groveling, grinning, mewling cowards and their made up -isms and -phobias which are worse than anything ever dreamt up by the Scholastics?
Note: Medieval Catholicism was a far more reasonable moral system than wokeness. After all, you could at least buy an indulgence to get out of trouble. Excommunication was also rarely used.