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It is the age of conformity. We see it in the cancel culture round us, the vaccine mandates pushed by the president, the transfer to show mother and father in school board conferences into home terrorists. Speaking out, talking up, will get scarier all the time. 

For a very long time, the cultural enforcement was occurring by the left for the left. They impose speech codes on one another and alter language on a whim. “Latinx,” 76 gender names, have been the way you knew you belonged with the in-group of the left. 

Most canceling was left-on-left, too. The particular person being canceled would typically attempt to defend themselves with their leftist credentials. I’m one of you, they might plead, as the axe got here down. 

It was a lot tougher to cancel public conservatives. Prominent conservatives can rile up the left weekly, have their names development on Twitter, however finally would solely develop in prominence from being the left’s targets. 


The pandemic emboldened the survivors of the round firing squad to show their consideration to the relaxation of us. It was a very troublesome time without spending a dime pondering and speech. 


Last yr, when colleges have been closed in so many “blue” areas like New York City, however open in locations with Republican management, I had many a Democrat inform me they knew this was loopy. 

They knew it made no sense. They hated that their youngsters have been dropping a yr of schooling whereas Randi Weingarten and her union truly had the CDC alter their steerage on college reopening. 

They have been conscious of all of it however they have been terrified to talk up. One father or mother instructed me “I don’t want my boss to get a call saying I want teachers to die.” So they stated nothing. 


Any questioning of typical knowledge on COVID was instantly shut down. Discussion of a attainable lab leak in Wuhan, China was thought of so racist and unacceptable that Twitter, YouTube and Facebook would censor discussions about it. In April, Governor DeSantis of Florida was having a roundtable dialogue with docs about the efficacy of masks and YouTube eliminated the video. The groupthink was most horrifying as a result of it was so typically merely improper. 

It’s not simply COVID and it’s not simply on social media, both. 

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I used to be in the nice state of Texas final weekend. My household went to the Texas State Fair in Dallas. We took in a big selection of deep fried meals and listened to the rodeo announcer lead the crowd in prayer to his savior Jesus Christ earlier than watching males attempt to cling off bulls.