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A Liberal Dose of Nonsense

By  Taki Theodoracopulos

 Taki's Magazine

June 8, 2024

He's physically repellent but writes quite elegantly, from the left, needless to say. He recently took a swipe at us dumb Christians for believing, he being Jewish and referring to our Lord Jesus as a crucified rabbi. Adam Gopnik is his name, and his reference to Jesus Christ was just a name-drop while reviewing some books on liberalism: "Try publishing an anti-communist book in China or a critique of theocracy in Iran," he writes. "Liberal values and practices allow their most fervent critics a livelihood and a life-which they believe will somehow magically be reconstituted after liberalism. They won't be."

Where Gopnik gets it wrong is that publishing in America today is no different from in China or in Iran. The party is sacrosanct in the former, a theocracy in the latter, and it's all political correctness in the good old USA. Try publishing an anti-#MeToo book and see how many publishers will knock at your door. Liberal institutions in Europe and America ensured freedom of speech and all that goes with it. In the past, that is. Today, Hollywood and the publishing industry are as constrained as their equivalents in China and Iran. Hollywood's bad guys nowadays are always right-wing white men, and the same applies to books being published: White men are evil racists, rapists, and whatever else today's writers can come up with. So, Mr. Adam Repellent, it's not only in China and in Iran where liberalism is dead, it's also deader than the proverbial doornail over here. They shoot you in the old Forbidden Kingdom, they jail you for life in Persia, and they cancel you in the United States. For a writer it's a death sentence, unless you play along like Gopnik.

"Publishing in America today is no different from in China or in Iran."

But I digress. America reminds me of a woman I knew when I was young, a real beauty known more for her promiscuity than for her comeliness. America is the opposite, known for her freedoms rather than for her suppressions. Abe Lincoln restricted civil liberties, authorized his generals to arrest and imprison suspected opponents without trials or charges, and purged government officials who refused to take loyalty oaths. He also ordered his spies to read civilian mail and telegraph communications. His critics accused Abe of heading an unconstitutional dictatorship, leading him to wonder whether free republics had a fatal weakness.

Never mind, Abe is an American idol, my hero Robert E. Lee is an unmentionable, and the fact that Lincoln was planning to repatriate all blacks back to Africa is not a proper drawing-room conversation subject. And then you have Woodrow Wilson, who put everyone in jail who was opposed to Uncle Sam going to war in Europe. And FDR, who jailed 150,000 American-born Japanese, took away their businesses, and consigned them to camps because their eyes were different from ours. Again, never mind.

Liberalism no longer has any meaning in these here United States, not when schools actually teach kids to hate their country. Not when fewer than half of all Americans can name the three branches of government, and a sizable chunk of college graduates actually think Judge Judy sits on the Supreme Court. (She's a judge on a TV program.) I'll come back to the Supreme Court in a jiffy. Did you know that 40 percent of Gen Z consider the American founders to be villains? In fact, to be white in America today is to feel alienated and guilty. A loss of faith in the nation and its institutions is spreading, and those responsible for it are riding high. Such as The New York Times, whose owners first came to this country as Jewish refugees who worked hard and whose intelligence rewarded them greatly. So what did their descendants do? They invented false history, like the 1619 Project, in an effort to completely blacken—pardon the pun—America's past.

I cannot describe the glee and gloating by the mostly Jewish commentators of the Times as America becomes unglued and Trump is declared guilty in a trial as rigged as those back in Moscow circa 1935. Following Trump, the next target is the Supreme Court, where another Adam, far more repellent, called Liptak, daily invents so-called experts who "question Justice Samuel Alito's refusal to recuse himself." The Supreme Court is a target because it is the ultimate anchor and glue of the nation. Sulzberger's descendants and acolytes know that bringing the Supreme Court to disrepute is vital to undermining the America we once knew. When their fellow Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg openly trash-talked Donald Trump, the paper was as quiet as a mouse. When Sam Alito's wife flew a flag upside down in protest to being harassed by left bum neighbors, the paper demands he recuse himself. When another justice had his life threatened, the New York Pravda didn't even report it. You get my drift.

Yep, all you loyal Takimag readers, the country is a mess, and the left keeps winning. I blame the news media and the repellent people who don't have the courage to tell it like it is. American society is plagued by enmity, distrust, isolation, willful misinformation by the lefty media, and just plain meanness. It's no longer the country whose flag I once pledged allegiance to, and that's a great pity.

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