I yield to no man in terms of my respect for Victor Davis Hanson, but I’m afraid the worthy professor is extremely late to this party.
Losing Confidence in the Pillars of Our Civilization
Millions of citizens long ago concluded that professional sports, academia, and entertainment were no longer disinterested institutions, but far Left and deliberately hostile to Middle America.
Yet American conservatives still adamantly supported the nation’s traditional investigatory, intelligence, and military agencies — especially when they came under budgetary or cultural attacks.
Not so much anymore.
He then enumerates said institutions: the FBI, the military (senior officers), Big Tech / Woke journalism, federal health agencies, and the criminal justice system in general.
I will admit that the above are relative newcomers to the conservatives’ hall of shame, but as we all know, we’ve always loathed and distrusted the alphabet soups of the IRS, ATF and DHS, as well as Cabinet departments like the EPA, Energy, Interior and Education — to name but a few.
Wake up, VDH: they’re all on the shit list. They are very close to being — and in some cases very much already — not the “pillars of our civilization”, but active destroyers thereof.
And if you Readers want proof of this, ask yourself this question: would you rather deal with your local law enforcement, or the FBI? Your county tax office or the IRS?