According to one conservative commentator, history is currently repeating itself and most don’t seem to realize it.
Daily Wire editor Ben Shapiro recently contended that the unrest America is now witnessing is comparable to “the French Revolution in real time without the actual physical guillotines,” according to Fox News.
Just look around
Shapiro made the comment on Sunday during an interview that he did with Mark Levin on “Life, Liberty & Levin.”
“The fact is that what we have seen over the last several weeks is the full flowering of an ideology of disintegrationism that has been running roughshod over our universities, through our media, through our major cultural institutions for years,” Shapiro said.
Shapiro proceeded to explain that the idea behind disintergrationism is “that America has never had any ties that bind us and that American history is a story of one group clubbing another group over the head, [and that] America’s philosophy is really just sort of a pasteboard mask … covering up for hierarchies of brutal power dynamics, and that our culture of rights is really a lie.”
“You can see all of this coming to fruition in everything from the riots and looting to the 1619 Project,” Shapiro said, referring, lastly, to the New York Time’s stated goal of rewriting American history in such a way that “the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans” are “at the very center of our national narrative.”
How did we get here?
This is a big question, one that Shapiro didn’t try to answer during the interview. He, instead, pointed out that this ideology is nothing new, that it, until recently, has been bubbling right beneath the surface.
But, what caused the facets to all “burst into the open,” argued Shapiro, was the election of President Donald Trump.
“I think that [Trump] provides a point of commonality in which no matter how radically left you go, you’re going to find allies in the old, falling-apart, liberal school who will side with you just to get rid of Trump,” Shapiro said. “I think that the real story of what’s happening here is not even right versus left. It’s radical left versus everybody else.”
Shapiro supported this claim with what we have been seeing in the House of Representatives in the past couple of years with the likes of Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and other radicals challenging the leadership of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). As Shapiro noted, it’s not like Pelosi isn’t herself a radical, but the problem is that Pelosi is nowhere near radical enough for the new radical left.
Won’t stop until it’s all torn down
Shapiro explained that for this new radical left it is not enough to simply gain entry to the “halls of power.” For Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, and others, said Shapiro, it is necessary to “uproot all the systems and take it over.”
Shapiro certainly made some sense speaking with Levin on Sunday. And, if Shapiro is right, then Americans need to wake up and realize what is going on here before the country they know and love is lost.