Bari Weiss: We Got Here Because of Cowardice. We Get Out With Courage

Yes, I know this is Bari Weiss in Commentary.

As with Tucker Carlson, Weiss is saying all kinds of things that are true here. None of it is original. This is all understood by millions of people. She is describing “woke supremacy.”


“It begins by stipulating that the forces of justice and progress are in a war against backwardness and tyranny. And in a war, the normal rules of the game must be suspended. Indeed, this ideology would argue that those rules are not just obstacles to justice, but tools of oppression. They are the master’s tools.  And the master’s tools cannot dismantle the master’s house.

So the tools themselves are not just replaced but repudiated. And in so doing, persuasion—the purpose of argument—is replaced with public shaming. Moral complexity is replaced with moral certainty. Facts are replaced with feelings.

Ideas are replaced with identity. Forgiveness is replaced with punishment. Debate is replaced with de-platforming. Diversity is replaced with homogeneity of thought. Inclusion, with exclusion.

In this ideology, speech is violence. But violence, when carried out by the right people in pursuit of a just cause, is not violence at all. In this ideology, bullying is wrong, unless you are bullying the right people, in which case it’s very, very good. In this ideology, education is not about teaching people how to think, it’s about reeducating them in what to think. In this ideology, the need to feel safe trumps the need to speak truthfully. 

In this ideology, if you do not tweet the right tweet or share the right slogan, your whole life can be ruined. Just ask Tiffany Riley, a Vermont school principal who was fired—fired—because she said she supports black lives but not the organization Black Lives Matter.

In this ideology, the past cannot be understood on its own terms, but must be judged through the morals and mores of the present. It is why statues of Grant and Washington are being torn down. …”

I agree with all of this.

I know it is true from personal experience.

We saw this in Charlottesville when Antifa showed up and engaged in violence, a federal court order ceased to matter, the police stood aside and deliberately allowed chaos to erupt and the DOJ and FBI launched a witch hunt against the “far right.” The ACLU repudiated everything it claimed to believe in for nearly a century. In theory, all citizens have the same constitutional rights and civil liberties, but we saw the beginning of the end of that in Berkeley, Portland and Charlottesville in 2017.

If all this is true and we really are this divided and it has gotten this bad, then the conclusion that I have drawn from this is that we have irreconcilable differences which are growing by the day and that there will be an inevitable reckoning in which one side or the other will triumph. It is either that or the Union will be dissolved and there will be a parting of ways. The only question is how this divide will be resolved.

“We can still feel the pull of that electric cord Lincoln talked about 163 years ago—the one “in that Declaration that links the hearts of patriotic and liberty-loving men together, that will link those patriotic hearts as long as the love of freedom exists in the minds of men throughout the world.”

Then again, you know, maybe not.

Maybe you are left feeling cold as in you want to be rid of these people forever.

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  1. Only it is just two sides.

    This repeats the LIE I’ve heard my entire life that the divide in America is between Liberals vs Conservatives.

    This is the Big Lie that Hitler warns us about.

    Having spent my entire life around Je*s, I once fell for this lie and thought our problems with Je*s was because they were too “Liberal” and because Je*s were supposedly becoming more Conservative and supported Reagan over Carter and appreciated that we the USA took Israel’s side over the Arabs they were coming over to our Conservative side.

    Then we let the Neo Conservatives Je*s from places like Commentary Magazine come over to National Review and throughout Conservative Inc. The Neo Conservative Je*ws took over and purged any and all that were on our side at all in Immigration, resisting endless Neo Conservative Zionist wars against Arabs, Serbia, Russia. These supposedly born again je* Neo Conservatives even banned, purged anybody that noticed the War Against Christmas or objected to the movies and behavior of Hollywood Harvey Weinstein’s and CNN’s Jeff Zucker, Facebook’s Mark Zucker.

    It’s like the tales of the White Kings of Lord of the Rings and Elves falling for the deceptions of Sauron when he looked like a good looking White guy/spirit, Sauraman with his Je* adviser Grima Wormtongue.

    I confess I did fall for the Commentary magazine of the 1980s – David Duke set me straight.


  2. Woke Supremacy seems to be too embedded into the national DNA to be turned back by the scattered rearguard actions of folks like Weiss. It’s in law thanks to the Civil Rights Act, Title IX, “disparate impact” etc. and in national ethos thanks to the postwar Proposition Nation – Diversity is our Strength stuff, along with academic Critical Theory which was honed for decades as a tool to deconstruct White racial consciousness, culture, and society.

    It’s an extremely powerful fusion of Christian theological concepts with the seductiveness of revolutionary socialism, and thoroughly modern techniques of propaganda, language manipulation and thought control. Much as the march of Christianity was only turned back when it ran into the equally powerful force of Islam, so Wokeism will just continue to metastasize (albeit with temporary pauses and setbacks) until it runs into an equally powerful opposing force.

  3. Bari Weiss seems to be a rather typical Commentary Magazine American/Israeli back and forth to USA, Israeli Jewess.

    Here’s a more telling interview where she praises William F Buckley – probably supports WFB turning over National Review to Neo Conservative Zionist, Open Borders immigration to USA, Europe all White societies, Israel reserved as Jewish ethno state.

    This is just standard Neo Conservative Zionism. She wants all the POC including Arabs and Muslims to see Liberal American Jews as their allies, leaders because Liberal American Jews have always been against White racism, White restrictions on immigration – “Hey they tried to keep our grandparents out who were just trying to escape the Holocaust”.

    Here’s the real deal interview:

    Like George Soros doesn’t do bad things and like he isn’t Jewish any more than Karl Marx and Trotsky and the NKVD secret police mass murderers weren’t really Jewish because, well something to do with religion.

    I wonder if she thinks Harvey Weinstein wasn’t Jewish.

  4. Bari Weiss has been an ardent defender of cancel culture and deplatforming when it comes to Israel and Jews. Everything she wrote here applies to herself.

    Weiss just wants Jews to retain the unique privilege of invoking identity to stifle speech and cancel people. She doesn’t like goyim getting in on their game, especially since many of these goyim are anti-Israel.

  5. Do you think she can see the source of the problems she complains are of her blood, her kind and their ways of acting towards others? Or is she just totally blind to it? It is the cowardness of the institutions you see….. BAHA

    The Jews are doomed without Christ, yesterday, tomorrow and forever. The curse is upon them.

  6. I stopped watching CNN a LONG time ago, so I’d actually never heard Stelter speak before watching the first couple minutes of this clip (I couldn’t take any more) — I had no idea what a midwit piece of shit he is.

  7. I highly recommend everyone reading OD, Vdare, Amren in a supportive way get this small electronic device:


    It zaps off TV sets most everywhere – bars, airport longues. CNN is the station I like to zap off the most.

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