by Bruce Abramson
…because you can’t conserve what you’ve already lost.
Do you consider yourself a patriotic American? Have you forged your political identity as a conservative? A Republican? A libertarian? Maybe a proud, freedom-loving, American liberal? Perhaps even a moderate Democrat? Or maybe you belong to the majority of Americans who never considered themselves particularly political or ideological?
If so, I’ve got some bad news for you. There’s no room for you in the Land of the Woke.
Woke society is a terribly cruel place. The Woke living among us—as relatives, neighbors, and co-workers—will monitor everything you do, say, and believe. They will record every transgression, flog you mercilessly, and exact a dear price.
Suppose you think that it’s wrong to discriminate based on race. To the Woke, you’re a racist.
Suppose you say that humans are either male or female. To the Woke, that’s dehumanizing.
Suppose you champion free speech. To the Woke, you’re promoting hatred.
Suppose you think that the ends don’t justify the means. To the Woke, you’re impeding justice.
Suppose you believe in God. To the Woke, you’re an unstable superstitious bigot.
The list of such absurd defamations is long, and it grows longer every day. But it’s no joke. Once the woke have labeled you a hateful, dehumanizing, unstable racist whose mere existence stands in the way of justice, they will treat you as if that’s who you really are. They will work to destroy you—terminate your personal relationships, professional aspirations, and financial possibilities.
Worst of all, the Woke are winning. The United States is mired in a Second Civil War. The country no longer functions as either a free society or a constitutional republic. Every single one of our major institutions has been corrupted: Academia, K-12 education, the media, the civil service, Hollywood, Silicon Valley, Wall Street, the legal and medical professions, and nearly every important professional society. Recent years have even uncovered deep Woke rot running corporate boardrooms, the IRS, FBI, CIA, NSA, and the military.
Leaders and organizations that are not Woke themselves cower in fear and fall in line. More than 60% of American report being afraid to voice their opinions; they fear woke reprisal.
This situation is neither tolerable nor sustainable. If we don’t move quickly to restore the free society America was born to be, we will slide irretrievably into an autocratic, elitist oligarchy.
We are beyond the time of timidity and prudence. We have become both the counterculture and counterrevolutionaries. Very little of what we have done in the past is suited to those roles. If we are to restore America, we will need new lessons, strategies, tactics, and priorities.
This essay series is for those who want to master the techniques we need.
I’ve written two books relevant to this challenge. The New Civil War is the easier read. It tells the story of the downfall of American academia, and traces the forces that brought it down as they moved outward to threaten the entire American Experiment. American Restoration is a bit heavier on policy and political philosophy.
Together, they expose the mechanisms Woke leftists have used to seduce millions of decent, well-intentioned Americans into a dangerously anti-American movement. More importantly, they map out a nonviolent strategy for an effective restoration.
These essays continue that work. American Restoration is not a call for war. It is a recognition that war has been declared on us. Our sacred love of liberty is under attack. Unless we defend it, the America we love may be lost.
Join the Movement! Learn how to become an American Restorationist.
For more information about Bruce D. Abramson & American Restorationism, visit: www.BruceDAbramson.com
To learn more about how America’s elites destroyed the republic, see: The New Civil War: Exposing Elites, Fighting Utopian Leftism, and Restoring America (RealClear Publishing, 2021).
To learn more about the ideology driving today’s anti-American leftism, see: American Restoration: Winning America’s Second Civil War (Kindle, 2019).