How many people do you honestly think are going to risk arrest, getting fired from their jobs and never being able to get another job and having their entire lives ruined for the sake of resisting the Cultural Revolution?
Right-wingers have been predicting a massive conservative backlash for years. Such a backlash seems less likely every year.
There has been nothing like a massive backlash in South Africa, and the situation is far more dire there.
On the other hand, the Afrikaners are facing hard repression. That’s not the case in America, where things are by necessity softer. If the hundreds of millions of Americans who want this Woke madness to end simply refused to go along with it, it would end.
Practically, lawfare is the best option in the near term. Kansas State University nearly made a young video game streamer as rich as Nick Sandmann by acting as though cultural consequences and legal consequences are the same thing. If you’re a victim of a Woke witch hunt and you’re not suing everyone who had a hand in it, you’re not doing things right.
Over the longer term, civil rights legislation needs to be expanded to protect political orientation. Political orientation is a heritable inborn characteristic, the manifestations of which are clearly protected under the US Constitution by the bill of rights.
The Yale president’s occupied-office event illustrates why. Screaming diversity in your office is no fun. Okay, he says, here’s $50 million. Office peace is now restored. And here’s the key point: It was not his $50 million; he is not personally and tangibly harmed.
Northaming is what Goodwhites do when the Woke mob prepares to burn them at the stake. They pay the BLaMegeld with other people’s resources and then promise to stick it to powerless Badwhites to prove their contrition.
Slavery was an archaic economic system that was requiring increasing amounts of state resources to artificially maintain by the mid-19th Century. Even some eventual Confederate leaders-among them Lee-recognized this and favored gradual, long-term dismantlement prior to the war, even if they continued to believe in white supremacy and a racial caste system. Of course, this dismantlement was to take place under Southern control according to a Southern timeline, and the North was already disgruntled about having their tax dollars spent propping up the plantation system without them having a say in anything. The fact that slavery was being artificially propped up for the benefit of a minority of agrarian plutocrats was one of the big factors behind the Civil War in the first place: not as big as the spread of slavery to new territories, but a crucial factor nonetheless.
Should the Confederacy have succeeded-and it could have-it would have likely become a backwater rural dystopia that would have held onto the system as long as possible, given the ideological conditioning caused by the war. Slavery was not some engine of economic growth: it was a deeply retarding force. That’s why 1619-esque arguments about slavery being the engine of America’s success are so ludicrous. If that were true, Brazil would be mega-Switzerland right now.
The institution of slavery was everywhere a feature of the human landscape until the latter part of the 18th century. It is the ending of slavery rather than its perpetuation that corresponds with economic growth and dynamism.
Many of the same problems slavery sustained two centuries ago are buttressed by unskilled illegal alien labor today. Both lead to massive wealth disparities, resources devoted to perpetually chasing cheap human labor instead of investing in productivity innovations, and inequities in civil rights protections among people living in the same country.