Are we finally seeing the American public reacting against the Woke? The Progs, CRTs, Antifa, BLM, etc.? Every day seems to bring fresh examples that suggest that that might be the case.
Yesterday we noted the surge in support for the death penalty--a decidedly unwoke position. Today we link to several stories over the last few days that suggest that people are fed up, they've had enough and don't want any more. In fact, they want to roll back what's been going on. So, just a sample:
The judge said the school's admissions policy was not "race-neutral."
The SCOTUS has dodged the issue of discrimination masquerading as diversity in the guise of affirmative action for years. It may not be possible any longer, as Asians in particular are seeing the handwriting on the wall as it affects them where they live.
A man disarmed by his government is not a citizen—he’s a subject.
2A is another issue that the SCOTUS has been dodging. Recently a federal judge in CA slapped down CA's "assault weapon" ban. Other anti-2A statutes have also been challenged. There is a renewed groundswell in support for defending 2A rights, fueled by through the roof gun sales and major rises in ownership. How long can the SCOTUS avoid these cases? In the linked article Dan Gelernter pushes it strongly:
I don’t need an AR-15 for hunting: It’s not even legal to take a deer with one in my state—the caliber is too small. I also don’t need an AR-15 for self-defense, though I’d want to have one if someone broke into my house. And I certainly don’t need one just because it’s a beautiful piece of engineering. I need an AR-15 because the government doesn’t want me to have one.
Governments hate private weapons, and have always hated them. In Europe, traditionally only gentlemen (that is, originally, only knights) were allowed to carry a sword. ...
There are only two forms of government: One where the people are afraid of the government, and one where the government is afraid of the people. Whoever has the weapons is the ruling class, and there is only one case in all history, only in America, that the ruling class has actually been the common man.
There's more to be said about gun ownership, but Gelernter gets to the bottom line. Arguments about gun ownership that lean on crimes committed with guns are transparently bogus when it comes to legal ownership. Anti-2A isn't about public safety, it's about safety for the rulers.
The employees will be fired after two weeks if they don’t get vaccinated
The Covid Panic led--almost certainly not coincidentally--to the most serious challenges to basic civil liberties in America since Jim Crow and Japanese internment. People are fed up with all aspects of the regime, and IMO there is a very strong case--both scientific and constitutional--to be made against the mandates we're seeing being imposed by the Woke on Normals. I'm confident these mandates will be challenged. The more we learn about the deliberate deceit practiced against the citizenry, the more likely courts will slap these mandates down.
Don Surber has very full commentary on the usual spending follies in DC--but this year things are (sorta) different:
Here's how he starts out, but follow the link for the rest:
How difficult is it to get 535 congressmen and senators to spend a trillion bucks? All senators have a little Bob Byrd in him and her. Bringing home the bacon gets your name on highways, bridges, courthouses, and buildings. Woo-hoo.
Surprisingly, Joe Biden cannot pull it off.
Despite the best efforts of Republican Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, Biden turned down a trillion-dollar compromise.
A confused Associated Press sputtered in a headline, "Biden ends GOP infrastructure talks, starts new negotiations."
He won't negotiate with Republicans, so who are these new guys he is going to negotiate with? Whigs? Mugwumps? The Taliban?
Obviously, something out of the ordinary is going on here. My guess is that GOPers have heard from all those Trump voters--who will also be 2022 voters you betcha--and they've experienced a backbone transplant. For a while. These kind of transplants don't take permanently, but for now they know where they're campaign money is coming from. It's something they learned from the Orange Man. Pay attention to the voice of the people.
And I'm sure you've been reading about the Loudon County teacher who was reinstated by a judge after being fired for defying the Race Crits. Expect to see more such cases out there.
My expectation is that the SCOTUS is watching for the right cases as they develop in federal courts. What the Progs are trying to do--dismantle our entire constitutional order lock, stock, and barrel (!) by bullying the public and the courts--is likely to be a bridge too far for even the liberal justices.