“Skeptics who snort at “feel-good” narratives can hardly defend their feel-bad alternative. And it is no coincidence that those most driven to disparage their country’s history are also those most hostile to liberty. Progressive thinking is reflexively autocratic, seeking to broaden and deepen government and bureaucratic control over daily life. That’s why it is hostile to history, which undermines it. Every authoritarian system has to rewrite the past.
Promoting the ideology of victimhood—especially when based on past events that contemporary people had no part of—engenders a helplessness and sense of entitlement that is antithetical to the American competitive spirit. And those who believe in hard work and other “bourgeois values” can legitimately shrug off progressive guilt-tripping and move on.
The progressives, despite their label, are backward and beholden to discarded ideas of socialism and tribalism that have already failed.”
Erasing America–Losing Our Future By Destroying Our Past, pp. 264-265, James S. Robbins
“…victomhood is attractive because it gives people permission to be judgmental without consequences and feel superior in doing so…”
George Orwell about truth: “Everything faded into mist. The past was erased, the erasure was forgotten, the lie became truth.”
“…Diversity by definition requires focusing on differences, whether of race, sex, sexual orientation, or a multitude of other categories. It is therefore inherently divisive…”
“…Professor Alan Dershowitz says…he has ‘never met a group of less courageous people in [his] whole life than tenured Harvard and tenured other professors…”