Victor Davis Hanson is a very wise man.
During a recent appearance on the Tucker Carlson show, he broke down the importance of the 2020 election.
In his estimation, this all comes down to a very simple choice.
Here’s a partial transcript, via Real Clear Politics:
Victor Davis Hanson: 2020 Election Is A “Manichean Choice” Between Civilization And Anarchy
Hoover Institution senior fellow Victor Davis Hanson told “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Monday that the continuation of civilization is at stake in the upcoming presidential election.
“That’s the choice we are looking at,” Hanson continued, “and I’m going to vote for civilization.”
“I don’t want to get political, but this election no longer is about Donald Trump’s tweeting,” Hanson said. “It’s not about Joe Biden’s cognitive impairment. It has nothing to do anymore with a lockdown, the virus, the economy.
“It’s an existential question, a Manichean choice between whether you want civilization and you believe that America doesn’t have to be perfect to be good and we are not … going to destroy all that people died for, or [whether] you feel it was inherently flawed with a cancer and we have to use radiation and chemotherapy and kill the host to kill the cancer.”
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Hanson is correct.
He recently made a similar point at National Review:
How Cultural Revolutions Die — or Not
Unlike coups or political revolutions, cultural revolutions don’t just change governments or leaders. Instead, they try to redefine entire societies. Their leaders call them “holistic” and “systematic.”
Cultural revolutionaries attack the very referents of our daily lives. The Jacobins’ so-called Reign of Terror during the French Revolution slaughtered Christian clergy, renamed months, and created a new supreme being: Reason.
Mao cracked down on supposed Western decadence such as the wearing of eyeglasses, and he made peasants forge pot iron and intellectuals wear dunce caps.
Moammar Qaddafi’s Green Book cult wiped out violins and forced Libyans to raise chickens in their apartments.
The current Black Lives Matter revolution has “canceled” certain movies, television shows, and cartoons, toppled statues, tried to create new autonomous urban zones, and renamed streets and plazas.
In recent weeks, the left has shown us where they want to lead America and it isn’t pretty.
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