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It’s About the Culture War, Stupid: Enlist as a Culture Warrior
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A Ben & Jerry’s ice cream truck gives away Cherry Garcia cups in New York City in 2010. (rblfmr/Shutterstock.com)

Just stand up to them, for G-d’s sakes. The Left has inadequate backing. They are paper. Conservatives are intimidated by paper. The need is for Culture Warriors to take on the Social Justice Warriors in a battle to the finish.

Conservatives are intimidated by Whoopie Goldberg? By Joy Behar? By a Twitter mob? By Joy Reid? By Nicolle Wallace?

These people are paper. Dust. They are nothing — here today, gone tomorrow. Keith Olbermann?  Ed Schultz? Chris Matthews? Dylan Ratigan? Dust in the wind. One day Megyn Kelly lambastes Newt Gingrich on Fox News. The next day she is crying before millions, begging the Woke not to fire her because she black-faced on Halloween years earlier. They fire her.

One day Greta Von Susteren is on Fox News lecturing Mitch McConnell that he absolutely must hold Supreme Court confirmation hearings on Merrick Garland. In Mitch’s finest moment, he saw through Obama’s “moderate” nominee and would not let him have a national spotlight to deceive as though he were a reasonable moderate. We now know Garland is an extreme radical who would sic the FBI on schoolchildren’s parents. Mitch done good.

And Greta is long gone and forgotten. Paper. Dust in the wind.

They cannot beat us — if we stand firmly. Their loud and noisy cancel-culture boycotts conducted over their corrupted social media? If only conservative men would man up, conservative women would woman up, and we all would just stuff it right back in their faces. That’s all it takes. The War on Culture must begin — yesterday. We have the numbers, need the guts. Read this next paragraph carefully:

The majority of perfectly reasonable, normal Americans do not want transgender bathrooms in public schools. They want their kids to learn how to do real math, how to spell, how to write and speak English grammar correctly. They want their kids to learn that American history is an inspiring, ennobling story of people who dared the seas and oceans at a time when many thought the world was flat, who risked all to find riches or freedom — or both. That heroes came to Jamestown, Virginia and Roanoke, North Carolina and Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts in search of freedom or opportunity or just a plain second chance. They did not care a whit about slavery or about Africa.  They were good people. Later, the northern half of this country gave their lives, fighting their brothers and sisters, to free the enslaved. Most in the South were not slave-owning rich plantation owners, but just wanted the federal government to stay out of their lives, to stop burning their land, and to stop imposing other aspects of liberal northern culture that conflict with conservative southern values even today. Normal Americans do not want our military paying for sex change surgery. They don’t want their own kids being told by school teachers with a mere teaching credential — not a doctoral degree in medicine or psychology — that boys might be girls inside, and girls might be boys inside. They want pronouns for only two genders. They want their kids learning as they did. They reared their children not to judge others based on color of skin or accent of dialogue, and they despise that the public schools are corrupting their kids’ innocence by forcing on them critical race theory that, at its core, is pure garbage being taught by deeply jealous, personally inadequate people who grew up on a culture of whining over microaggressions, begging for trigger warnings, and to hide in safe spaces. They want their kids to learn values like self-help and personal responsibility.

That is the American mainstream. They may not be able to penetrate through the leftist dominant media. But they came out in Virginia and in New Jersey. They will not be stopped by rumors that their votes will not be counted. They will vote. They just have to be defiant as The Tea Party was a few years ago, as the The School Parents have been lately.

Think about it: A national baseball boycott of Georgia? Are you kidding? A few gutless cowards wrongly moved the All-Star Game last July from Atlanta, while millions of baseball fans failed to respond adequately. Yet what happened — in the end? Did the Left win? Did Georgia change its improved voting laws to suit the cheating Woke? No. Rather, Georgia stuffed it to baseball — and baseball’s owners and commissioners came crawling back to Georgia, their tails between their legs. The World Series was played in Atlanta. Notice that they did not move that to Colorado, did they? Then Atlanta won the World Series. All the while, the team kept their Indian tribe name — the Braves. The fans came with their tomahawksthose kinds of Braves, the kinds of Indians who scalp. They went chop, chop, chop. They probably even scalped tickets.…

And how did the gutless All-Star game weasels of MLB management react? They also chopped, chopped, chopped. Here a chop, there a chop, everywhere a chopchop. It looked like a Navajo or Apache Bris. Maybe Ocasio did not attend. Maybe Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib did not attend. Did anyone care or take notice? Each represents an insignificant district of outlier misfits, not the main core of the American people. So Ilhan Omar’s Somalian immigrants want baseball moved? What happens if MLB tells them: “You won’t even get to first base with us.” To hell with them. Really — to hell with them.

Question: Was Major League Baseball management offended that the biggest series of its year was played and won in Atlanta?

Answer: Since we are talking Atlanta here: Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a Damn.

That is all it takes. When MSNBC and CNN call a politician a “racist” for opposing Critical Race Theory, the response should not be: “Well, uh, I’m, c’mon, I’m not really a racist, like, really, you shouldn’t say that about me.”

That is not the answer. Rather the answer should be: “Stuff it! You are the racist!”

Too many Conservatives get intimidated into thinking they are on the wrong side of the social and political climate when the Left pushes its Woke agenda down their throats to:

1. Apologize for being White,

2. Utter declarations that America is Systemically Racist,

3. Take a knee during the the national anthem of the kindest, most accepting, racially just country on the face of the earth, and

4. Apologize for America’s history and heritage.

For years the Left tried boycotting Rush Limbaugh off the radio for calling Sandra Fluke a “slut” after she demanded that we all dig into our over-taxed pockets to pay for her boyfriend’s condoms and her contraceptive pills. Rush won. He told them to stuff it. That boycott fizzled. Sponsors who left him to associate with the Woke later begged him to let them return to advertise — and in many cases he would not let them back. He remained #1 on the air. They disappeared. And what became of her? A fluke. Paper. Dust. She ran for office, the California State Senate — and lost. She would have done better if she had “dated” Willie Brown and had him pay for her birth control.

Then the Left decided to boycott Laura Ingraham when she called out David Hogg, an overblown teen who used the Parkland High School shooting tragedy to advance a leftist agenda. She rightly called him out. Suddenly there was a nationwide boycott to get her off Fox News, to destroy her corporate sponsors — to cancel-culture her. It is now nearly four years later. Greta Van Whoever is gone. Megyn Kelly is gone. But Laura still stands.

To hell with their threats and boycotts. Stand your ground. Enlist as a Culture Warrior. Speak your mind — with prudence, picking your spots. Not every situation calls for discussing controversial subjects. A business lunch with a client can and usually should be apolitical. But don’t let them shove their Wokeness down your throat. Laura has remained on TV years later. What ever did became of David Hogg? Dunno, do you?

Remember when they tried to boycott Sean Hannity off the air? He simply refused to rush to judgment. Keurig got scared and stopped advertising. Next thing we knew, his supporters were smashing their Keurig machines. Sean had to ask his viewers on national television to stop smashing their machines. Keurig folded like an empty K-pod.

Every single Leftist boycott failsbut only when conservatives stand strong. Ignore MSNBC, CNN, the whole lot of them. They rule by fear and intimidation. They scare viewers and corporations into believing they will be driven out of business if they do not go Woke. Well, Hobby Lobby did not cave, and they still are around. Chick-fil-A did not cave, and they still are around. You know who are not still around? Lots of former CNN and MSNBC personalities. Or, as they say in Atlanta, the city where CNN is based: gone with the wind. These latest clowns — the Joy Reids and Nicolle Wallaces — will pass like the others, dust in the wind. They are nothing.

Here, one more: Take a look at the Woke Ben & Jerry boycott of Israel. To hell with them. Have you seen what happened since Ben & Jerry’s announced a boycott of Israel — but no one came to the boycott? Get a load of this:

1. Several states, instead of boycotting and divesting their investment holdings in Israel, instead now have boycotted and divested their investment holdings — pension funds, state “rainy day” funds — from Unilever, Ben & Jerry’s corporate parent. New York State has dumped $111 million in Unilever stockso far. Arizona is dumping $143 million.  New Jersey $182 million. Florida $139 million. Texas more than $100 million. So far, with several states now reaching the end of their mandatory 90-day waiting periods before divesting, the total amount of Unilever stock that will be boycotted, divested, and dumped exceeds one billion dollars. Did you grasp that? They were the ones announcing a Woke boycott of Israel, but instead it is $1 billion of their stock that is being dumped. And just wait for the shareholder derivative class-action suits that follow.

2. Even better: It turns out that Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is sold in Israel though an independent franchisee. The Ben & Jerry’s board cannot control where that guy sells in Israel. So — get this!  He supports “Jewish West Bank settlements” — more properly called “Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.” Likewise, some guy in Manhattan who also owns a Ben & Jerry’s franchise has begun donating chunks of his profits to Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria. As a result: (i) hundreds of thousands of former Ben & Jerry’s customers in America no longer let that garbage in their homes, even as several supermarket chains likewise have thrown them out; but (ii) Israelis who support permanent Jewish control over Judea and Samaria have increased purchases of Ben & Jerry’s ice creams sold in Israel — because more of Ben & Jerry’s Israel-based profits now are going directly to Jews there to build even more new homes in Judea and Samaria. Hah!

3. On top of all that, you might wonder whether the mood of foreign investors nevertheless has been turned away from Israel somewhat because Ben & Jerry’s and the Woke announced a boycott of Israel. Well, get this, chunky monkey: This year Israel now has set its all-time record in attracting foreign investment, nearly double last year’s record numbers, now at $17.8 billion. The Leftist anti-Jewish boycott has helped Israel, motivating it to work harder to attract investment capital.

To hell with Cherry Garcia. Some boycott. Stuff it.

That is what America’s devout Catholics, deeply believing Christian Protestants, Orthodox Jews, and faithful Muslims need to start doing. Also — quite frankly — politically conservative agnostics, theists, atheists, soccer moms, baseball dads … just any American independent who is sick of being intimidated by cowards who are weak blow-hards with no lasting power behind them. Stop being cowed by them.

They tell you they will get you fired, canceled? They will hurt your corporations with their boycotts? Baloney! Absolute garbage! Just think again to each and every Woke boycott that has fizzled:

Baseball in Georgia. Rush on radio. Laura, Sean, Tucker Carlson on Fox News. Israel easily outlasting a melting Ben & Jerry’s boycott. And when was the last time Gillette ran a TV ad for girlie men?

Glenn Youngkin stared them down. Terry McAuliffe and the Democrats figured they could intimidate him with approximately this message:

“Don’t you dare think we will let parents get involved in the education of their young kin! That is the role of our Leftist Woke school boards and the Democrats’ teachers’ unions. We have the Left Woke media behind us, and we have the Intersectionalist minorities. They all will crush you, Glenn: our unions, the 90 percent of Blacks whom we control in our pockets, many Hispanics, the gays we control, the transgendered, the suburban Whites and independent Moms we won in 2020, the know-nothing college kids we have been brainwashing for years. We will bury you on Election Day. We will cancel you out of your homes. We will break you. We own this Commonwealth of Virginia by Biden’s ten points. And wait till we finish you off with our biggest guns! Next we are bringing Obama to Virginia. And Biden. And Kamala Harris. And Randi Weingarten of the Teachers’ Union. You are dead in the water. You won’t know what hit you.”

And Youngkin, as did Thomas J. Jackson at Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia, stood his ground like a stone wall. By the time the dust had cleared on election night, all the nay-sayers who swore the “fix was in,” that the vote would be tampered, and that the GOP and conservatives never would win another Virginia election, were proven wrong. The GOP even won the offices of Lieutenant Governor, State Attorney General, and won back the Legislative chamber. All it took was conservatives, moderates, independents, suburbanites, and fair-minded people standing firm, not backing down, staring down the powerless Woke. Ocasio, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Cori Bush? Oh, for goodness sakes, they comprise four House votes out of 435. They are nothing.

If Bill Clinton beat George H.W. Bush because the economy was the defining issue in 1992 — and it was —  the defining issue in America now is culture and the related education of our children. It is not race. Normal mainstream Middle Americans — Blacks with professions and jobs and intact families, with children and mouths to feed, with boys to guide to success instead of prison — Hispanics and Asian-Americans with jobs and enterprises, suburban Moms with children in school — do not want their kids being fed Critical Race Theory in public schools, nor books that confuse their young kin about gender and delude boys to start thinking maybe they really are girls — and girls maybe they are boys. Normal sensible parents don’t want transgender bathrooms in public schools. They don’t care whether Hollywood shoots movies in their state, and they are especially happy that Alec Baldwin is not shooting. They want the southern border secure. They know they are not racist, and they are sick of being told to apologize for living and for being of one skin shade or another. Until Obama, America was post-racial, and we are all in peaceful lawful rebellion at the ballot box against Wokeness to restore our Great American Culture that made the United States the greatest country that ever has been.

It’s about the Culture Wars, stupid, and just wait until November 2022.

Dov Fischer
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Rabbi Dov Fischer, Esq., a high-stakes litigation attorney of more than twenty-five years and an adjunct professor of law of more than fifteen years, is rabbi of Young Israel of Orange County, California. His legal career has included serving as Chief Articles Editor of UCLA Law Review, clerking for the Hon. Danny J. Boggs in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and then litigating at three of America’s most prominent law firms: JonesDay, Akin Gump, and Baker & Hostetler. In his rabbinical career, Rabbi Fischer has served several terms on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America, is Senior Rabbinic Fellow at the Coalition for Jewish Values, has been Vice President of Zionist Organization of America, and has served on regional boards of the American Jewish Committee, B’nai Brith Hillel, and several others. His writings on contemporary political issues have appeared over the years in the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the Jerusalem Post, National Review, American Greatness, The Weekly Standard, and in Jewish media in American and in Israel. A winner of an American Jurisprudence Award in Professional Legal Ethics, Rabbi Fischer also is the author of two books, including General Sharon’s War Against Time Magazine, which covered the Israeli General’s 1980s landmark libel suit.
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