Commentary by Laurence Sanford
Far from being defeated in the Cold War, Marxism has now penetrated our national DNA and corporate boardrooms through America's own cultural and educational systems.
“E pluribus unum” or “out of many, one” is America’s national motto. Now due to wokeness, it is evolving into “ex uno multis” or “out of one, many”.
Does anyone believe Homeland Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas when he says the U.S. southern border “is secure”? That “climate change” is an existential threat? That the FBI raid on a past president’s home is about securing documents? That inflation is transitory and that the “Inflation Reduction Act” just passed by Congress will actually reduce inflation?
Wokeness perceives the world through the racist lens of Marxist ideology: oppressed and oppressors. Truth is subjective, malleable, and is based on power. “The ends justify the means” is classic Marxism. Thus lies, distortions, and deceits of the truth to achieve the ends are justified.
Wokeness is a fusion of the Marxist German Frankfurt critical theory school, and radical racist activism. Marxist theory originally had the oppressed working class proletariat being exploited by bourgeois capitalist oppressors. Over the past 150 years, this has morphed into people of color (POC) being oppressed by the white race. Critical race theory, identity politics, cancel culture, gender studies, unlimited immigration, and the 1619 Project followed.
Western civilization, and American society in particular, are descending into Marxist hell holes similar to Cuba, Venezuela, North Korea. and China. Woke ideology is corrupting our society from within. Woke education is about denigrating positive aspects of Western civilization, and highlighting the negative through the Marxist lens of race. Since Western Civilization is derived from people of European descent (“white people”) then the evils of Western Civilization are due to white people. All other people are “people of color” and are therefore innocent.
Slavery was a feature of human history until Christian Western Civilization, at the beginnings of free market capitalism, began to eradicate it. Of the 12.5 million slaves sent to the New World from Africa, 388,000 or 3%, went to the United States.
The Islamic world was and is the greatest slaver in history. Not only did Arab Muslims enslave more blacks than Europeans, but Muslim Turks also enslaved millions of eastern Europeans. Barbery Coast Muslim Arabs enslaved millions of Mediterranean Europeans, and conducted slave raids for blond sex slaves as far north as Iceland. Slavery was ended in the homeland of Islam, Saudi Arabia, in 1962. Slavery still exists in parts of Muslim North Africa and is practiced by ISIS and other violent Islamic groups.
Under Marxism, truth is malleable. It is based on power, and what becomes “the” truth becomes “my” truth. Gender theory has “man” becoming “woman” and vice versa. George Washington, instead of being the “Father of our Country”, becomes a “slave owner”.
The New York Times “1619 Project” rewrites history so that, instead of America being founded in 1776 on the concept of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, America was founded on the oppression of POC in 1619, when the first slaves arrived in Virginia.
The goal of Marxist Wokeness is to weaken America internally by causing racial strife, economic strife, and cultural strife.
Mandatory Covid shots and lockdowns; the strangulation of hydrocarbon energy for the pipe dream of so-called “clean energy”; massive debt leading to inflation; the ruination of the middle class; the breakdown of the family unit; the weakening of the military; and the indoctrination of our children into hating America, all of these lead to America becoming weaker and divided.
Numerous Woke Corporations have and are participating in “ex uno multis” to divide and weaken America. Corporations have become Woke due to Marxist ideology being taught in schools to students who are now in corporate leadership positions. Numerous examples of Woke Corporations include:
- Nike - Headquartered in Oregon where Antifa runs amok, Nike’s 30th anniversary ad campaign features Colin Kaepernick, who is famous for kneeling during the national anthem at National Football League (NFL) games as a protest against racial injustice. Nike kowtows to China with no outrage at Uyghur genocide, organ harvesting of the Fulan Gong religious sect , military aggression in the South China Sea, or threats to Taiwan.
- National Basketball Association (NBA) - Earning billions of dollars in China, the NBA is silent on Chinese atrocities and clamps down on any voices mentioning Chinese atrocities.
- Disney - Protesting Georgia’s voting and abortion laws and Florida’s education law, Disney turns a blind eye to China’s atrocities. It threatens not to film in Georgia, but will film in China. Disney promotes homosexuality and transgender lifestyles to our young children.
- Wall Street - Black Rock, with $10 trillion under asset management, invests billions in Chinese companies that threaten America. The phrase attributed to Lenin “The Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them.” is descriptive.
As Abraham Lincoln reportedly noted in Clinton, Illinois, on Sept. 2, 1858: "You can fool all of the people some of the time. You can fool some of the people all the time. But you cannot fool all the people all the time."
The American people are starting to act. Moms are revolting against "woke" school board members, the people are electing non-woke candidates, and woke District Attorneys are being removed from office.
Citizens of America — Unite! Vote!
Laurence Sanford graduated from Boston College and then served in the U.S. Navy Pacific fleet from 1963 to 1966. He then served as an officer in the clandestine service of the Central Intelligence Agency for over 4 years, including a two-year assignment in Hong Kong. Mr. Sanford serves as a Senior Analyst with the American Security Council Foundation and is also President of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers — Florida Satellite Chapter.