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Dictatorship Of The Dimwits

This is a pot-bellied white male truckdriver from Dothan, Alabama. If you deny it, you're a bigot. (Yuri2010/Shutterstock)

Below, an extraordinary short video making the rounds. A 5’9″ white guy goes onto the University of Washington campus and asks students to explain why he isn’t a 6’5″ Chinese female child in first grade. They can’t do it. They are so afraid of being judgmental, and offending against the sacred dogma of Self-Definition that they are unable to deny anything he claims about himself. (Not strictly true: one woman of the bunch politely doubts that he is 6’5″.) You have to watch this:

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He’s making a point about gender identity, with reference to the bathroom/locker room debate.

This is a freaky thing to watch. These are actual college students. Adults who have the right to vote. And their reason is so compromised that they are unsure what the man in front of them is, so terrified are they of saying the wrong thing.

Ah yes, students at the University of Washington, where they are scared out of their minds by the possibility of seeing a Halloween costume that makes them turn tail and run for their Safe Space™. These people are ripe for dictatorship. They will not let themselves see reality if it offends against the party line.

Meanwhile, Frank Rosier, a British infantryman who went ashore in Normandy on D-Day, was rather more prepared to see reality than these nitwits:

Ahead of the commemorations, Mr Rosier described how the troops consisted largely of teenage volunteers who wanted to do their bit in the war effort, and how he would never describe the horrors he saw on that beach, even to the Queen.

He said: ‘This 18-year-old “Look out Hitler here I come” came to a grinding halt for a few seconds. What lay on that beach wasn’t for an 18-year-old to see.”

He said the determination of the troops, who were woefully ill-equipped, led to the operation being a success.

He said: ‘The boys who joined up as infantry had no rifles. They were sent to Dunkirk, one rifle to defend the whole battery, those boys at Dunkirk were fighting Tiger tanks with their fists but such was that anger and that anger stayed with us throughout the war.’

He said the other weapon was the soldiers’ resilience.

And these 18-year-old American college students can’t even muster the courage to keep men out of the women’s bathroom. We’re doomed. But you knew that.

about the author

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. A veteran of three decades of magazine and newspaper journalism, he has also written three New York Times bestsellers—Live Not By Lies, The Benedict Option, and The Little Way of Ruthie Lemingas well as Crunchy Cons and How Dante Can Save Your Life. Dreher lives in Baton Rouge, La.

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