Editor’s Note: I will be back tomorrow. I’m going to a small secessionist reunion this weekend in South Carolina!
Once again, I don’t have much to add here.
If the Biden administration is as bad as Tucker keeps saying on his show every night and is wielding power like a tyranny, how can the Union possibly continue?
Progressives now believe that justice is social justice. They don’t believe in equal rights. They believe that only some groups should have constitutional rights and civil liberties. They believe the law should only protect some citizens based on their race and ideology, but not others. They want to get rid of the Bill of Rights. They reserve the right to purge the military, the government and law enforcement for ideological reasons. They are unleashing the “intelligence community” on parents who show up at school board meetings. They want the power to censor and fire anyone from their job for any arbitrary reason. They are now doing this en masse with essential workers in the airlines, hospitals, police officers, fire fighters, soldiers, etc. They have their own calendar and holidays. They have their own historical narrative.
Can the system remain stable when progressives have rejected all of its underpinnings? If so, how does this work? The two sides here disagree at the level of metaphysics and epistemology. The two sides disagree on whether we should have national borders and law enforcement. Progressives have their own “truths” and ways of arriving at their truths by which “marginalized people” tell stories about their subjective feelings. You only look at the race, sex and ideology of that person. Nothing else matters.
Suppose the Republicans win the next two elections. As things stand today, the two sides haven’t agreed that Barack Obama, Donald Trump and Joe Biden are legitimate presidents. The two sides don’t have a shared religion, a shared history, a shared race, ethnicity or culture, a shared way of arriving at truth, a shared view of human nature, and so on. Where does this go in the next ten years?