- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 18, 2021

All but one of the U.S. women’s soccer team players knelt to protest systemic racism in America before their disappointing bronze medal game at the Tokyo Olympics this year.

Former team player Hope Solo said during a podcast last week, co-captain Megan Rapinoe would bully the players into kneeling for the national anthem because “she really wants to stand up for something in her particular way, but it’s our right as Americans to do it in whatever way we’re comfortable with.”

For Ms. Rapinoe, it was her way or the highway. The team lost half of this country’s respect, along with the gold medal.

In New York City, there are street signs, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention logo on them, that demand: “Get the F——— Vaccine,” in bold letters. They depict a doctor trying to give a shot to a resistant White man wearing a MAGA-looking red hat, screaming.

Ian Bremmer, a columnist at Time and professor at Columbia University, took a picture and posted it on Twitter with the caption: “NYC FTW (for the win).”



This week in New York City, in order to reserve a table at a restaurant, get a ticket to the theatre, or enter a workout facility, you will need to show them your papers – your proof of vaccination, that is. No papers, no entry.

Voices across America who are skeptical of the vaccine, offering alternative therapeutics to treat COVID-19 or questioning the CDC’s mask guidelines are silenced by Silicon Valley. Their opinions are being wiped off the face of the Internet for doubting the State mandated line.

As Afghanistan falls to the Taliban, which will inevitably lead to more global terrorism, and mass murder and rape within its occupied territory, Stephen Colbert took to CBS’s airwaves to explain the only pressing issue for Americans are Republicans.

“Why should our soldiers be fighting radicals in a Civil War in Afghanistan? We’ve got our own on Capitol Hill,” Mr. Colbert mused, equating Trump supporters with an organization that harbored terrorists that brought down the World Trade Center on 9/11. 

The U.S. military, under President Joe Biden, agrees. Instead of spending the last seven months strategizing for an organized withdrawal from Afghanistan, defense chief Lloyd Austin convened his military chiefs to intensify the Pentagon’s efforts to combat white supremacy and right-wing extremism in its ranks. In June, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, passionately defended the teaching of critical race theory within the U.S. military.

“I’ve read Mao Zedong. I’ve read Karl Marx. I’ve read Lenin. That doesn’t make me a communist. So what is wrong with understanding – having some situational understanding about the country for which we are here to defend?” said the general.

This is the same man, who in May, said: “It’s not a foregone conclusion, in my professional military estimate, that the Taliban automatically win and Kabul falls, or any of those kind of dire predictions.” 

Perhaps, if Gen. Milley approached Afghanistan with the same zeal he did for critical race theory, Kabul wouldn’t have fallen to the Taliban within three days.

Yet, the Pentagon isn’t the only federal agency with its priorities askew. Four days ago, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a report declaring the nation’s top threat was domestic extremist groups that could use new COVID-19 restrictions as an excuse to launch violent attacks. It followed a report after Jan. 6th where intelligence agencies warned extremists with “political grievances” would be the biggest domestic terrorism threat in 2021.

America, it seems, has turned against itself. Instead of focusing on real, outward threats, the Biden administration is using all its power to irradicate its political enemy within, and Silicon Valley, the mainstream media, and the wokesters on the left are all too happy to lend an assist.

Liberals talk about wanting to be inclusive, coexisting, and tolerant of an American’s right to choose whatever lifestyle or religion to practice. However, if that individuals’ thoughts or opinions don’t line up with theirs, they need to be silenced. Liberals are tearing the fabric of this nation apart, concentrating all their efforts on eliminating the wrong enemy.

A house divided will fall. 

Woke America has already suffered a crippling defeat in Afghanistan. It’s only a matter of time before real, Jihadi terrorism will once again reach our shores.

• Kelly Sadler is the commentary editor at the Washington Times.

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