BLM Co-Founders’ Million Dollar Housing Binge Underscores The Marxist Movement’s Hypocritical Power Grab

The receipts are in, but censorious big tech corporations don’t want you to see them. As reported by The New York Post last week, Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors purchased four homes in predominantly white neighborhoods for an estimated $3.2 million. Cullors, who claimed in 2015 she and her BLM colleagues are “trained Marxists,” is evidently no practicing Marxist herself.

Although Cullors and the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation hide behind both a veil of Marxism and “social justice” in qualifying efforts to encourage rioting and looting for months at the expense of national security, and the American taxpayer, Cullors’s decisions are representative of a capitalist.

Cullors employs doublespeak, relying on capitalism’s tenets to advance herself and her business model. Karl Marx and Freidrich Engels’s conception of revolt against the central banking system, among other institutions, is mirrored by the BLM mob, but not the insiders raking in the benefits. The very “bourgeois,” or property-owning class that the mob claims is a product of white supremacy, must only a farce if the its black leaders are part of it.

The 37-year-old co-founder has amassed considerable wealth for someone in favor of communism. Having earned an undergraduate degree from the prestigious University of California, Los Angeles, Cullors then went on to receive a Masters in Fine Arts at the University of Southern California.

As of today, these two programs combined will cost someone in-state an estimated $96,064. Only in America today can someone pay almost $100,000 for a degree, publish an institutionally award-winning thesis featuring “[e]lements of performance, live music, sculpture and improvisation,” and still skate by calling themselves a Marxist. These achievements are not only indicative of someone with high status, but also someone seeking an individualism Marx would say leads to “misery, agony of toil, slavery, ignorance, brutality, [and] mental degradation.”

Do not be fooled, though. This development remains part of a trend among the hypocritical BLM foundation working to undermine this republic through deceptive rationale. The mob rioting and looting may seem to be inspired by Marxism, but the corporate heads running the show are woke capitalists.

The BLM Global Network Foundation financial disclosures from February show $90 million in donations. But according to several chapters across the nation in a letter penned last November, they “have received little to no financial resources from the BLM movement since its launch in 2013,” as noted by Daily Mail.

From July 2017 to June 2019, BLM only spent 6 percent of its millions of dollars in funding on grants to outside organizations, including its own chapters. Cullors’s group spent $1.6 million on consulting fees, $2.1 million on personnel costs, and $899,000 on travel — which is 83.3 percent of its three-year spending, as reported by the Daily Caller News Foundation last summer.

BLM’s foundation is not tax-exempt. It is funded by many anonymous sources, and notably financially assisted by left-wing 501(c)(3) charity Thousand Events. Therefore, Thousand Events maintains all donations, allowing virtue-signaling celebrities, politicians, and corporations who provide BLM money to perform write-offs come tax season, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

Not only is Cullors clearly living comfortably given her position, but she is providing an outlet for other woke capitalists to improve upon both their images and their bank accounts. Given the extraordinarily high tax rates for the wealthy, this is foreseeably a cushy hedge. While billionaire George Soros, Ellen DeGeneres, John Cena, and other high-profile people, in addition to dozens of corporations fleshed out millions for Cullors’s ostensibly Marxist foundation, the virtue-signaling elites received continuous pats on the back. In turn, they all helped each other out and profited while cities burned.

It is only fitting that a co-founder of a collectivist movement would benefit so enormously from violence and unrest. Hugo Chavez, who brought socialism to Venezuela, and once said it is “bad” to be wealthy, had a net worth between $1 and $2 billion by his death, as a report confirmed by the Criminal Justice International Associates.

Cuban dictator Fidel Castro had 20 homes, a 90-foot yacht, and at one point was number seven by the metric of Forbes of the richest leaders across the world with a net worth of $900 million. Nicolae Ceaușescu, who from 1965 to 1989 was the dictator of the Socialist Republic of Romania, had 15 palaces and gave his own dog a motorcade.

Surely, the BLM movement that has taken America by storm feels eerily similar to collectivist movements of the past. This week, BLM protestors raised their fists in solidarity as they marched in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. In 1917, the Bolsheviks, marched like so as their salute. The Communist Party of Germany engraved the clenched fist in 1924 on the badges of soldiers. In 1949, the People’s Liberation Army of China marched in salute of Communist leader Mao Zedong with their fists held high.

Regardless of the collectivist-leanings of the literal movement, what is clear is that Cullors and the deceptive BLM foundation calling the shots are categorically profiting off its unprecedented power grab in American society.

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WATCH: Funeral of Queen’s Consort Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (LIVE UPDATES)

The funeral of Second World War veteran Prince Philip, the Queen’s husband of over seven decades and Britain’s longest-serving consort, is taking place at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle on Saturday.

This article is being updated live as the funeral procession and service unfold. 

UPDATE: 3:50 — The Queen was pictured sitting alone near the beginning of the service. The 94-year-old monarch remained “socially distanced” from family members throughout the proceedings, having chosen to obey much the same anti-coronavirus regulations as the rest of the country.

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Queen Elizabeth II takes her seat for the funeral service of Britain’s Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh inside St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London, on April 17, 2021. – Philip, who was married to Queen Elizabeth II for 73 years, died on April 9 aged 99 just weeks after a month-long stay in hospital for treatment to a heart condition and an infection. (Photo by Jonathan Brady / POOL / AFP) (Photo by JONATHAN BRADY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

UPDATE: 3:45 — The Pipe Major of the Royal Regiment of Scotland has played a lament for the Duke. A similar tribute was paid to him at Gordonstoun, the Scottish school he attended as a boy and with which he retained strong links throughout his life, earlier in the day:

UPDATE: 3:40 — The Commendation has been offered by the Dean of Windsor:

“Go forth upon thy journey from this world, O Christian soul,

In the name of God the Father Almighty who created thee;

In the name of Jesus Christ who suffered for thee;

In the name of the Holy Spirit who strengtheneth thee;

May thy portion this day be in peace,

and thy dwelling in the heavenly Jerusalem. Amen.”

UPDATE: 3:35 — The Dean of Windsor, as Register of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, has offered prayers for the Duke —  “who has left us a fair pattern of valiant and true knighthood” — as well as for Her Majesty the Queen and all Companions of the Order “living and departed”:

“O Lord, who didst give to thy servant Saint George grace to lay aside the fear of man, and to be faithful even unto death: Grant that we, unmindful of worldly honour, may fight the wrong, uphold thy rule, and serve thee to our lives’ end; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

God save our gracious Sovereign and all the Companions, living and departed, of the Most Honourable and Noble Order of The Garter. Amen.

O God of the spirits of all flesh, we praise thy holy name for thy servant Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who has left us a fair pattern of valiant and true knighthood; grant unto him the assurance of thine ancient promise that thou wilt ever be with those who go down to the sea in ships and occupy their business in great waters. And we beseech thee that, following his good example and strengthened by his fellowship, we may at the last, together with him, be partakers of thy heavenly kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”

UPDATE: 3:30 The Archbishop of Canterbury is offering prayers for the Duke and “all the faithful departed”:

“O ETERNAL God, before whose face the generations rise and pass away, thyself unchanged, abiding, we bless thy holy name for all who have completed their earthly course in thy faith and following, and are now at rest; we remember before thee this day Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, rendering thanks unto thee-for his resolute faith and loyalty, for his high sense of duty and integrity, for his life of service to the Nation and Commonwealth, and for the courage and inspiration of his leadership. To him, with all the faithful departed, grant thy peace; Let light perpetual shine upon them; and in thy loving wisdom and almighty power work in them the good purpose of thy perfect will; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”

UPDATE: 3:20 — The Archbishop of Canterbury has performed a reading of John 11. 21-27 for the service, planned in large part by the late Duke:

“Martha said to Jesus, ‘Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. And even now I know that whatever you ask from God, God will give you.’ Jesus said to her, ‘Your brother will rise again.’ Martha said to him, ‘I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.’ Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and whoever lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?’ She said to him, ‘Yes, Lord; I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, he who is coming into the world.’”

UPDATE: 3:15 — “We are here today in St George’s Chapel to commit into the hands of God the soul of his servant Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,” says the Dean of Windsor.

“With grateful hearts, we remember the many ways in which his long life has been a blessing to us. We have been inspired by his unwavering loyalty to our Queen, by his service to the Nation and the Commonwealth, by his courage, fortitude and faith. Our lives have been enriched through the challenges that he has set us, the encouragement that he has given us, his kindness, humour and humanity. We therefore pray that God will give us grace to follow his example, and that, with our brother Philip, at the last, we shall know the joys of life eternal.”

WINDSOR, ENGLAND – APRIL 17: The Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin, covered with His Royal Highness’s Personal Standard arrives at St George’s Chapel carried by a bearer party found by the Royal Marines during the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle on April 17, 2021 in Windsor, England. Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark was born 10 June 1921, in Greece. He served in the British Royal Navy and fought in WWII. He married the then Princess Elizabeth on 20 November 1947 and was created Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth, and Baron Greenwich by King VI. He served as Prince Consort to Queen Elizabeth II until his death on April 9 2021, months short of his 100th birthday. His funeral takes place today at Windsor Castle with only 30 guests invited due to Coronavirus pandemic restrictions. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth/WPA Pool/Getty Images)

UPDATE: 3:05 — The nation observed a minute’s silence in memory of the Duke at 3 o’clock as his coffin arrived at St George’s Chapel.

WINDSOR, ENGLAND – APRIL 17: The Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin, covered with His Royal Highness’s Personal Standard arrives at St George’s Chapel carried by a bearer party found by the Royal Marines during the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle on April 17, 2021 in Windsor, England. Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark was born 10 June 1921, in Greece. He served in the British Royal Navy and fought in WWII. He married the then Princess Elizabeth on 20 November 1947 and was created Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth, and Baron Greenwich by King VI. He served as Prince Consort to Queen Elizabeth II until his death on April 9 2021, months short of his 100th birthday. His funeral takes place today at Windsor Castle with only 30 guests invited due to Coronavirus pandemic restrictions. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth/WPA Pool/Getty Images)

WINDSOR, ENGLAND – APRIL 17: The Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin, covered with His Royal Highness’s Personal Standard arrives at St George’s Chapel carried by a bearer party found by the Royal Marines during the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle on April 17, 2021 in Windsor, England. Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark was born 10 June 1921, in Greece. He served in the British Royal Navy and fought in WWII. He married the then Princess Elizabeth on 20 November 1947 and was created Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth, and Baron Greenwich by King VI. He served as Prince Consort to Queen Elizabeth II until his death on April 9 2021, months short of his 100th birthday. His funeral takes place today at Windsor Castle with only 30 guests invited due to Coronavirus pandemic restrictions. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth/WPA Pool/Getty Images)

WINDSOR, ENGLAND – APRIL 17: The Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin, covered with His Royal Highness’s Personal Standard arrives at St George’s Chapel carried by a bearer party found by the Royal Marines during the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle on April 17, 2021 in Windsor, England. Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark was born 10 June 1921, in Greece. He served in the British Royal Navy and fought in WWII. He married the then Princess Elizabeth on 20 November 1947 and was created Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth, and Baron Greenwich by King VI. He served as Prince Consort to Queen Elizabeth II until his death on April 9 2021, months short of his 100th birthday. His funeral takes place today at Windsor Castle with only 30 guests invited due to Coronavirus pandemic restrictions. (Photo by Justin Tallis/WPA Pool/Getty Images)

UPDATE: 2:55 — The special Land Rover bearing the Duke’s coffin was followed on foot by loved ones, including son Prince Charles, the heir to the throne, and grandsons Prince William and Prince Harry — separated by their cousin Peter Phillips, the eldest grandchild of the Duke and his widow the Queen.

Britain’s Prince Charles, Prince of Wales walks behind the coffin of Britain’s Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh during a ceremonial funeral procession to St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London, on April 17, 2021. – Philip, who was married to Queen Elizabeth II for 73 years, died on April 9 aged 99 just weeks after a month-long stay in hospital for treatment to a heart condition and an infection. (Photo by HANNAH MCKAY / POOL / AFP) (Photo by HANNAH MCKAY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

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WINDSOR, ENGLAND – APRIL 17: Princess Anne, Princess Royal, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Peter Phillips, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Earl of Snowdon David Armstrong-Jones and Vice-Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence follow Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin during the Ceremonial Procession during the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle on April 17, 2021 in Windsor, England. Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark was born 10 June 1921, in Greece. He served in the British Royal Navy and fought in WWII. He married the then Princess Elizabeth on 20 November 1947 and was created Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth, and Baron Greenwich by King VI. He served as Prince Consort to Queen Elizabeth II until his death on April 9 2021, months short of his 100th birthday. His funeral takes place today at Windsor Castle with only 30 guests invited due to Coronavirus pandemic restrictions. (Photo by Alastair Grant/WPA Pool/Getty Images)

WINDSOR, ENGLAND – APRIL 17: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex during the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle on April 17, 2021 in Windsor, England. Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark was born 10 June 1921, in Greece. He served in the British Royal Navy and fought in WWII. He married the then Princess Elizabeth on 20 November 1947 and was created Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth, and Baron Greenwich by King VI. He served as Prince Consort to Queen Elizabeth II until his death on April 9 2021, months short of his 100th birthday. His funeral takes place today at Windsor Castle with only 30 guests invited due to Coronavirus pandemic restrictions. (Photo by Alastair Grant/WPA Pool/Getty Images)

UPDATE: 2:50 — The Duke’s coffin is proceeding to St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, having been loaded onto the special Land Rover “hearse” which he helped to design for the funeral.

WINDSOR, ENGLAND – APRIL 17: Princess Anne, Princess Royal, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Peter Phillips, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Earl of Snowdon David Armstrong-Jones and Vice-Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence follow The Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin, covered with His Royal Highness’s Personal Standard during the Ceremonial Procession during the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle on April 17, 2021 in Windsor, England. Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark was born 10 June 1921, in Greece. He served in the British Royal Navy and fought in WWII. He married the then Princess Elizabeth on 20 November 1947 and was created Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth, and Baron Greenwich by King VI. He served as Prince Consort to Queen Elizabeth II until his death on April 9 2021, months short of his 100th birthday. His funeral takes place today at Windsor Castle with only 30 guests invited due to Coronavirus pandemic restrictions. (Photo by Leon Neal/WPA Pool/Getty Images )

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TOPSHOT – The coffin of Britain’s Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh is laid onto a modified Land Rover Defender TD5 130 chassis cab vehicle in the quadrangle ahead of the ceremonial funeral procession to St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London, on April 17, 2021. – Philip, who was married to Queen Elizabeth II for 73 years, died on April 9 aged 99 just weeks after a month-long stay in hospital for treatment to a heart condition and an infection. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS / POOL / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

UPDATE: 2:35 — The specially modified Land Rover carrying the coffin of the Duke — which he himself helped to design — is on its way, accompanied by a rendition of the British patriotic hymn I Vow to Thee, My Country.

UPDATE: 2:30 — Members of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces playing a role in the Duke’s funeral are now in place for proceedings to begin.

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Members of the armed forces march into position at Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London, on April 17, 2021, prior to the funeral service of Britain’s Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. – Philip, who was married to Queen Elizabeth II for 73 years, died on April 9 aged 99 just weeks after a month-long stay in hospital for treatment to a heart condition and an infection. (Photo by LEON NEAL / various sources / AFP) (Photo by LEON NEAL/AFP via Getty Images)

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Members of a military band march into position at Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London, on April 17, 2021, prior to the funeral service of Britain’s Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. – Philip, who was married to Queen Elizabeth II for 73 years, died on April 9 aged 99 just weeks after a month-long stay in hospital for treatment to a heart condition and an infection. (Photo by Alastair Grant / POOL / AFP) (Photo by ALASTAIR GRANT/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

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A general view from the Engine Room is pictured at Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London, on April 17, 2021, prior to the funeral service of Britain’s Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. – Philip, who was married to Queen Elizabeth II for 73 years, died on April 9 aged 99 just weeks after a month-long stay in hospital for treatment to a heart condition and an infection. (Photo by Alastair Grant / POOL / AFP) (Photo by ALASTAIR GRANT/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

UPDATE: 2:20 — Images of the Duke are being projected onto the big screen in London’s Piccadilly Circus as a “salute” to his decades of public service.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 17: Images reflecting and celebrating the life of HRH Prince Philip are displayed on the large screen at Piccadilly Circus on April 17, 2021 in London, United Kingdom. The Duke of Edinburgh travelled extensively during his Royal Naval service. As Prince Consort to HM Queen Elizabeth II he visited 144 countries, he was fluent in French and German. The youth scheme he set up in 1956, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, is now held in 143 different countries. The Duke died, age 99, at Windsor Castle on April 9, 2021, and his funeral is held today, also at Windsor. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

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LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 17: Images reflecting and celebrating the life of HRH Prince Philip are displayed on the large screen at Piccadilly Circus on April 17, 2021 in London, United Kingdom. The Duke of Edinburgh travelled extensively during his Royal Naval service. As Prince Consort to HM Queen Elizabeth II he visited 144 countries, he was fluent in French and German. The youth scheme he set up in 1956, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, is now held in 143 different countries. The Duke died, age 99, at Windsor Castle on April 9, 2021, and his funeral is held today, also at Windsor. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

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LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 17: Images reflecting and celebrating the life of HRH Prince Philip are displayed on the large screen at Piccadilly Circus on April 17, 2021 in London, United Kingdom. The Duke of Edinburgh travelled extensively during his Royal Naval service. As Prince Consort to HM Queen Elizabeth II he visited 144 countries, he was fluent in French and German. The youth scheme he set up in 1956, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, is now held in 143 different countries. The Duke died, age 99, at Windsor Castle on April 9, 2021, and his funeral is held today, also at Windsor. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

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LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 17: Images reflecting and celebrating the life of HRH Prince Philip are displayed on the large screen at Piccadilly Circus on April 17, 2021 in London, United Kingdom. The Duke of Edinburgh travelled extensively during his Royal Naval service. As Prince Consort to HM Queen Elizabeth II he visited 144 countries, he was fluent in French and German. The youth scheme he set up in 1956, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, is now held in 143 different countries. The Duke died, age 99, at Windsor Castle on April 9, 2021, and his funeral is held today, also at Windsor. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

UPDATE: 12:50 — The Royal Family has released a montage, set to words by the Poet Laureate, to “commemorate the extraordinary life” of the Prince:

Original article continues below…

Philip, born Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark and dubbed ‘The Uncle of Europe’ for his family ties to royal lines across the continent — perhaps most notably Russia’s ruling Romanovs, murdered by the Soviet communists in 1918 — passed away just weeks away from his 100th birthday, not long after a hospital stay that had involved a heart procedure.

The military will feature prominently in the service for the late Duke, who served in the Mediterranean, Indian Ocean, and Pacific theatres of the Second World War with the Royal Navy, being mentioned in despatches for his actions during the Battle of Cape Matapan and surviving the bombing of his ship not long afterwards.

Attendance will be limited as a result of England’s anti-coronavirus lockdown regulations, however, with the 94-year-old monarch expected to sit alone, masked, throughout the Christian service.

It is possible that the planned guest list being cut from 800 to just 30 would not have overly troubled the famously unfussy Duke, who will be taken to his funeral not in a flashy carriage but in a modified Land Rover that he himself helped to design.

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Hulu Documentary ‘Changing The Game’ Peddles Gender Propaganda To Normalize Trans Athletes

Disney-owned Hulu acquired the rights to “Changing the Game,” a documentary on biological boys and girls in high school who wish to compete in sporting events of the opposite sex.

The documentary will begin streaming July 1 and is part of the streaming service’s “LGBT Pride Month.” As one could have predicted in today’s woke entertainment space, “Changing the Game” has received high acclaim. It debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2019. That year, it took honors as Best Documentary Feature at L.A. Outfest and was nominated for Documentary Feature in the American Film Festival. The film won the Audience Award at the 2020 Palm Springs International Film Festival.

“Changing the Game” follows three transgender student-athletes who receive success by competing in sporting events of the opposite sex. One character is Mack Beggs, a biological female who identifies as a boy. Beggs became the Texas state wrestling champion in the girls’ division after being pumped with hormones to become more artificially masculine.

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Another character in the documentary is Andraya Yearwood, a biological male who has become a star in girls’ sports. In April 2017, Yearwood won first place in the Connecticut girls’ 100- and 200-meter dashes. The student does not take puberty blockers, which even Vice News acknowledged “could have contributed to an advantage.” Three Connecticut students and their families have filed lawsuits to prohibit biological boys from playing in girls’ sporting events, and they are represented by conservative group Alliance Defending Freedom.

The film release comes after several states in the country have put forth legislation to protect girls’ sports and prohibit transgender minors from participating in events of the opposite sex. This week, the West Virginia House of Delegates advanced a bill to Republican Gov. Jim Justice’s desk on banning such participation. Lawmakers in Tennessee, Idaho, Arkansas, and Mississippi have already banned biological men from participating in women’s sports.

The NCAA announced this week it will pull championships from any states that do not permit transgender participation. “Inclusion and fairness can coexist for all student-athletes, including transgender athletes, at all levels of sport,” the organization said. “Our clear expectation as the Association’s top governing body is that all student-athletes will be treated with dignity and respect.”

Hulu’s documentary is just the latest controversial project for the streaming service. The Disney-owned company acquired the rights to a docuseries on the ahistorical New York Times “1619 Project” in early April.

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Associated Press Stylebook Is A Growing Mouthpiece For Leftist Manipulation Of Language

This Tuesday, the Associated Press Stylebook account tweeted that people should not use the term “mistress” to define someone in “a long-term sexual relationship with, and is financially supported by, a man who is married to someone else.” Word banned.

The AP Stylebook has guided the media industry on language use since 1953, decades after releasing similar guides and rules for professional writing — like the 1909 first internal edition. The AP is arguably the most influential news agency in the world. It has 248 news bureaus in 99 countries, and its work forms the basis for most articles read inside the United States.

But for years now, the AP has demonstrated partisan leftism in redefining terms to serve political ends. Given its immense influence over journalists, and thus the American people, the AP is in an eerie position to change the way people think about not only language, but what language refers to. So, instead of using the term mistress to define someone who is engaging in adultery, they plead with people to use the terms “companion,” “friend,” or “lover” instead.

The definition of “mistress” according to The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language is “[a] woman who has a continuing sexual relationship with a man who is married to someone else.” The AP’s suggested replacements have different definitions and connotations. A “companion” does not indicate there is cheating involved or even sex, a “friend” is a term to define two individuals who do not have a sexual relationship, and “lover” lacks information about other relationship commitments the sexual activity may be damaging as well as the financial interests involved in a mistress relationship.

In September, the AP claimed “riot” should no longer be used. Not only did the agency claim riot was “used in the past to stigmatize broad swaths of people protesting against lynching, police brutality or for racial justice,” but it said people should identify the Black Lives Matter and Antifa rioting and looting as a “revolt” and “uprising,” since this indicates “broader political dimension.” Call me crazy, but rioting and looting is criminal, as well as morally wrong, and should not be romanticized. Stealing, attacking bystanders, and damaging other people’s property are morally wrong and rightfully criminal, and that’s what rioting means.

According to the AP in November, people should not “use derogatory terms, such as insane, crazy/crazed, nuts or deranged, unless they are part of a quotation that is essential to the story.” Furthermore, people should “avoid using mental health terms to describe unrelated issues.”

Over the summer, the AP stylebook determined people should now capitalize the word “black” when used to identify a person’s race, since it is “conveying an essential and shared sense of history, identity and community among people who identify as Black, including those in the African diaspora and within Africa.” White people, however, the AP said, shouldn’t be equally treated.

“After a review,” the AP found that “white people generally do not share the same history and culture, or the experience of being discriminated against because of skin color,” and therefore there is less of an argument to capitalize the word. The AP claimed, “capitalizing the term white, as is done by white supremacists, risks subtly conveying legitimacy to such beliefs.”

It’s unclear who was informing the AP judgment calls here, but it seems pretty provincial and ignorant to declare that all people of a somewhat similar skin cue on the entire continent of Africa share the same racial identity and culture. That is just factually untrue, to the point of being offensive.

Rwandans, for example, have significant cultural differences than Somalis, even though to ignorant people they may look somewhat similar, just as some people of German ancestry might look a lot like others of Russian ancestry but have widely different cultural histories. To anyone with any knowledge of world history or major world cultures, the AP’s language use and explanation for it is clearly ignorant and motivated only by political prejudice.

The 2017 AP edition claimed the term “pro-life” should not be used, but “anti-abortion” should be. “Use anti-abortion instead of pro-life and pro-abortion rights instead of pro-abortion or pro-choice,” it claimed, treating the two political sides differently for what, again, can only be partisan reasons.

Also in 2017, the AP redefined the term “they” to be used as a singular pronoun for people who are “non-gender conforming.” Gone are the days of strictly, and properly, using “they” to identify someone in the third person. The AP stands by language-mangling gender theory.

People should not be shocked at these rehashed redefinitions. They should be appalled. America’s institutions have been corrupted by woke millennials who have been trained at the most expensive institutions money can buy. Now, we are all coping with their ideological overhaul of truth.

In Ray Bradbury’s dystopia, “Fahrenheit 451,” firemen search for books and burn them. In today’s society, the AP searches for words that do not fit the leftist narrative and twists them up. The irony is that the AP is burning its own reputation in the process.

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White House Explains Why They Will Let Private Sector Initiate The Vaccine Passport Demand – Government Doesn’t Need to Get Involved When Multinationals Do Their Bidding

CTH will continue pointing out the merge of Government and Multinationals while Conservative Inc and Republicans run from criticism of their K-Street masters.

Let us start by taking a look at this specific point about COVID vaccination passports:

The people behind the JoeBama administration do not need to step on the hot-button issue of ‘vaccine passports’ because they already have ideological allies working on the issue.  Remember that phone call with 100 multinational corporations a few days ago?  Why would a Marxist government need to engage in an issue highly charged with politics, when they can just farm-out the same outcome to their Marxist corporate allies?

Hopefully people can see what is happening here.

There are trillions at stake.  Those trillions need to engage in control mechanisms to retain their position.  The multinational corporations know how financially lucrative COVID compliance is.  Those same multinationals are setting up the parameters for control in the exact same manner the U.S. government would.  The ideological multinationals and the ideological JoeBama administration are working in concert.

Multinationals do not like capitalism because within the process of capitalism they do not have control over the financial outcomes.  Capitalism breeds competition; multinationals abhor competition, they are totalitarian in ideology and want the entire pie under their control.  Multinational corporations do not like capitalism; underline it, emphasize it, do not forget it.

Capitalism is based on the principles of a free market.  Multinationals do not want a free market, they want a controlled market.  Their efforts toward a vaccine passport are an example of yet another control they can manipulate for maximum financial benefit.  It really is that simple…..

…. Meanwhile the crew of totalitarians behind JoeBama know they can benefit from their corporate allies.  The multinationals will pay the politicians for control and the politicians will construct defensive legislative outcomes that protect the multinationals.  That is what is happening in exponentially increasing sunlight.

Unfortunately the multinationals are also the funding mechanism for the UniParty.  Democrats and Republicans both benefit from the financial process of payments by the multinationals for control of legislative outcomes.   This is the entire purpose of K-Street.   In third-world countries we call bribery of elected officials “corruption”; however, in the United States we call bribery of elected officials “lobbying”, the process is exactly the same.

In a slightly nuanced outline of the same type of Government and Multinational merging, Glenn Greenwald has a solid article explaining why and how the corporate world is using “false wokeness” as a tool for expanded financial benefit.

Greenwald – […]  Large corporations have obviously witnessed the success of this tactic — to prettify the face of militarism and imperialism with the costumes of social justice — and are now weaponizing it for themselves. As a result, they are becoming increasingly aggressive in their involvement in partisan and highly politicized debates, always on the side of the same causes of social justice which entities of imperialism and militarism have so effectively co-opted.

Corporations have always sought to control the legislative process and executive branch, usually with much success. They purchase politicians and their powerful aides by hiring them as lobbyists and consultants when they leave government, and those bought-and-paid-for influence-peddlers then proceed to exploit their connections in Washington or state capitals to ensure that laws are written and regulations enforced (or not enforced) to benefit the corporations’ profit interests. These large corporations achieve the same goal by filling the campaign coffers of politicians from both parties. This is standard, age-old K Street sleaze that allows large corporations to control American democracy at the expense of those who cannot afford to buy this influence.

But they are now going far beyond clandestine corporatist control of the government for their own interests. They are now becoming increasingly powerful participants in highly polarizing and democratic debates. (read more)

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Can you see it now?….

The federal government is lost amid this sordid soup of interests.  Republicans and Democrats are benefiting from COVID financial opportunities provided by the multinationals.  How will this play out?…  Well, follow it to its natural conclusion.

It will be up to the individual states to block vaccine passport requirements initiated by the private sector.  Unfortunately their track record on mask requirements is not a good precursor for what needs to happen.  States will need to initiate legislation that prohibits private companies from demanding vaccinations in order to participate in their commercial enterprise (airline flights, venue entry, tickets, etc.).

Some states will do this, other states will not; that’s the problem.  We are going to have “free states” and “control states”.

Ideological banks may stop doing business in free states.  Ideological airlines may stop doing business in free states.  Ideological companies like Amazon may stop doing business in free states.   Everything will fracture and the Alinsky crew will be high-fiving themselves.  Then issues like the postal service will come up…. Eventually the federal government will step-in to play a role and… they will likely support the corporations because that’s who pays them.

The worst part about all of this is the origination is a fraud.  The entire functional narrative of the COVID virus is based on a fraud.  It’s not about a virus; nothing about this has anything to do with a virus; it is all about control.

Can you see it now?…

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Nashville Billboards Show Support For ‘Canceled’ Artist Morgan Wallen Ahead Of Academy Of Country Music Awards

Even though the woke music industry tried to invoke celebrity cancel culture on country music artist Morgan Wallen for using a racial slur — to which he apologized several times for — it appears fans are not remotely done with him.

Two months after being suspended from his record label, with all major radio stations taking him off airplay, billboards popped up overnight in Nashville, Tennessee ahead of next week’s Academy of Country Music Awards. In February, the ACM determined Wallen was ineligible for the awards ceremony.

“The Academy does not condone or support intolerance or behavior that doesn’t align with our commitment and dedication to diversity and dedication,” the organization said in a statement, noting it will “expedite” inclusion and diversity training for all of the “country music artist community.”

According to Country Now, six billboards were paid for by fans who felt neglected by the corporate country music industry. One fan who took part in the effort told the publication that the “idea was really our way of trying to ‘right the wrong’ of cancel culture.” The fan also said, “[w]e just wanted to ‘Wallen-Paper’ Nashville during the week of the ACMs to show our support for Morgan!”

Wallen, 27, released a double album titled “Dangerous” on Jan. 8. Upon debuting, it hit number one in the U.S. Billboard 200 and remained in that spot for 10 consecutive weeks despite the efforts to destroy his career. Billboard reported that “Dangerous” is the first album since Whitney Houston’s “Whitney” in 1987 to spend as much time on the chart. Other artists in recent memory who closely achieved this include Stevie Wonder, Adele, and Drake.

The billboards erected reference the phrase “gaht,” which is something Wallen often references in his music, as well as the Bible verse Mark 11:25: “And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”

The company Lamar Advertising is reportedly involved with the billboards, given its logo appears under it, and told The Federalist that “we do not accept or reject copy based on Lamar’s agreement or disagreement with the views expressed.”

The artist has apologized several times to fans and the industry, but it appears to be no use to the woke corporatists running the show in Nashville. Still, Wallen maintains a popular artist with a dedicated fan base.

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The Tragedy Of Khloé Kardashian’s Image Freakout

Khloé Kardashian, a woman with virtually unlimited financial resources, was so bothered by an untouched picture of herself that she aggressively pursued people who reposted it, releasing a lengthy explanation and an Instagram Live that suggested she’s so damaged by public dissection of her body, she craves total control of her image. The dust-up was headline news in the pop culture world all week.

Piers Morgan compared the Photoshopping and Facetuning Khloé uses to fake news, arguing it hurts girls. Snooki, meanwhile, asked Twitter followers this week to send pictures of her worst looks so she could explain them. It was hilarious.

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Staff Editor Madeline Osburn and Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky break down the controversy below.

Emily Jashinsky: Is there anything to that juxtaposition of Snooki and Khloé?

Madeline Osburn: I have no sympathy for Khloé’s complaints about having to “live up to the impossible standards” set for her when she is, quite literally, creating those impossible standards for everyone by posting Photoshopped images and scrubbing the internet of photos she doesn’t like. The argument that the toxic Instagram culture hurts girls is an obvious one but still worth pointing out, as more and more girls and young women are pursuing Instagram influencer as a serious career path.

The juxtaposition of Khloé and Snooki is a good example of two different ways that pursuit can end. You either let your sizeable following convince you that you must be a compelling protagonist who is occasionally attacked by the mob for heroic pursuits, or you use the pseudo-celebrity to make money and laugh at yourself and the absurdity of it all.

EJ: You make a good point about how this is essentially a vicious cycle: By reacting to society’s ostensibly cruel standards with perfection, she’s reinforcing them.

I thought her statement was interesting to the extent it revealed how deeply the early days of Kardashian fame wounded her, when she was constantly mocked as the big Kardashian and the different sister. I get it. But while it may be personally cathartic for her to obsessively use Facetune and Photoshop, it’s self-defeating for society more broadly in that she’s actually empowering the impossible standards of perfection she opposes.

Joan Rivers predicated her vicious celebrity comedy on the argument that rich and famous people should be able to take a joke at their own expense. Nevertheless, it was a little troubling for Rivers to be confronted by Elizabeth Taylor in the flesh, knowing her jabs had landed personally. That, of course, didn’t stop her — and thank goodness it didn’t. But the Rivers mentality is clearly what Snooki embraces.

On the one hand, it’s totally understandable that Khloé would be hurt by the public criticism, but on the other hand, it’s mystifying to imagine having all the resources in the world and not being able to muster some Snooki energy in making peace with reality.

MO: It’s mystifying that after all the intense drama and scrutiny Khloé has faced as part of being in the world’s most famous family, she couldn’t handle a photo with bad lighting. She’s right that the media has treated her horribly for years. So this incident really highlights that she can deal with rumors about having a different dad or the father of the child she’s carrying publicly cheating on her, but not the leaking of a bikini pic.

It’s very odd, and I think that’s why this story has been so widely talked about, and for an entire week. It’s really a non-story, but her reaction to it made it the whole story. Some Snooki energy would have saved her a lot of time and money and grief.

EJ: It’s also interesting because Khloé has always sort of been admired for her psychological grit, after going through everything with Lamar and Tristan and fertility and generally being seen as the odd sister out. But isn’t she the most likable Kardashian? I mean, I’ll admit her statement actually did induce some sympathy, just thinking about how much it would suck for anyone, even a multimillionaire, to have a chunk of the entire world thinking they’re fat and dumb and talking smack about them. But it makes me sad that after all these years, and with all of her resources, Khloé still can’t absolutely own her actual body.

In the statement, she totally owned up to loving the digital touch-ups, so I can at least give her some credit for that, almost like a digital version of Dolly Parton joking, “It takes a lot of money to look this cheap.” But Khloé isn’t joking. She can’t see the humor in it. And that seems kind of tragic for someone so privileged.

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Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s Husband, Dies At Age 99 After Years Of Supporting Her Reign

Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, died on Friday morning, the royal family announced.

“It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle,” a statement on the royal family website read. “Further announcements will be made in due course. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”

Philip and the queen were married for more than 70 years. During this time, the Duke of Edinburgh made countless visits and appearances around the world as he offered support to his wife while she continued to run the monarchy. The former Royal Navy lieutenant retired from the public eye in 2017 but still made headlines as the royal family drama with his children and grandchildren continued.

The Duke was often in and out of hospitals over the last few years as various pre-existing conditions and ailments continued to plague him in his old age. Philip’s most recent hospitalization came in February after sources in Buckingham Palace reported he was not feeling well. He was later discharged after spending a month under the care of the medical staff at King Edward VII’s Hospital in central London.

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson lamented Philip’s death along with many others and said the Duke will be remembered for “his steadfast support for her majesty the queen, not just as her consort by her side every day of her reign, but as her husband, her strength and stay of more than 70 years.”

“Prince Philip earned the affection of generations here in the United Kingdom, across the Commonwealth, and around the world,” Johnson said. “He was an environmentalist and a champion of the natural world long before it was fashionable.”

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A Nation Primed To See Racism In Everything Will Think Only About Race

One high school in Oregon postponed a vote last week on whether to change its mascot from the Trojan to the Evergreens over concerns the imagery of lush timber was racist.

Ida B. Wells-Barnett High School, named after the prominent black activist and journalist who documented lynching in the post-Civil War era, was considering a mascot change to adopt a symbol more representative of its connection to the community. Board members complained, however, that evergreen trees would conjure up imagery invoking the brutal execution of African-Americans.

“I think everyone comes with blind spots and I think that might’ve been a really big blind spot,” said Director Michelle DePass at the school board meeting.

The episode is emblematic of how the country has come to see race, viewing minorities deemed oppressed by the woke left as fragile special-interest groups that Americans must hold a religious commitment to buttress in the moral righteousness of “antiracism.” Everywhere, Americans are explicitly reminded of the racial inequities among minority groups as evidence of their inherent racism and the nation’s irredeemably racist past — and present.

Starting at an early age, Americans are barraged with statistics and anecdotes, about everything from income to health status, that are always broken down by race to highlight disparities that victimize minorities and define their destiny as one determined by racist circumstance over personal responsibility. This ideology of abject victimhood taught in classrooms, newsrooms, and boardrooms after being bred for an entire generation on left-wing university campuses has now produced a nation dangerously constrained by a toxic obsession with race.

Under this doctrine, anything and everything must be vetted by 21st-century standards of cultural acceptance to root out the poisonous racism. This obsession, however, is the root of American demise. A nation primed to think only about race will only think about race.

Americans are now trained to see racism in everything, even where it doesn’t exist. Trees are racist. Hiking is racist. Your cereal box is racist. Your depictions of Santa Claus and Jesus are racist. Claiming otherwise to any of it is also racist.

Minorities are trained to see themselves as hopelessly oppressed and facing endless aggressions at every turn. Every slightest impolite infraction can earn the morally indignant condemnation as racist, wrecking the perpetrator as a villain responsible for deep personal trauma. The so-called trauma, however, is merely a preconception inculcated by years of woke indoctrination.

None of this is to say racism doesn’t exist. Americans can and should recognize there are racial tensions that need to be addressed. The radical obsession with defining every aspect of the modern culture through the exhaustive lens of “antiracism,” however, has only led tensions to new heights while deceiving millions of well-meaning Americans who are terrified of the racist label and roping them into the effort. And “antiracism,” weaponized by the political left to pursue political ends through intimidation of their opponents, has stifled debate, driven division, and merely created a different kind of racism.

The debate over voter ID requirements included in the recent Republican-passed Georgia voting bill provides a perfect illustration of today’s racism infecting woke corporatists and the Democratic Party, which claim — in the name of antiracism of course — that mandated identification requirements for ballot access are too difficult for minorities to comply with.

And then there’s affirmative action and the push for reparations, endorsed by the Democratic Party, which claims minorities aren’t capable of achieving of the American dream without white saviors and billions in special assistance.

Race relations under the mandated lens of antiracism aren’t getting any better. On that, nearly all Americans agree. According to Gallup, in 2008, the year Americans elected their first black president, 70 percent of white adults and 61 percent of black adults said race relations were either “very” or “somewhat good.” Only 46 percent of white adults and 36 percent of black adults said the same in 2020.

If last year’s radical acceleration of antiracism in the culture war has taught us nothing else, it’s that the colorblind approach was likely the right one. The opposite has shown to be an aggressive form of racism featuring the bigotry of low expectations cloaked in the moral righteousness of social justice.

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The Wall Between Civilization And Our Innate Savagery Is Weakening

Civilization is difficult.

Civilization is especially difficult if it means not just political stability and material advancement, but also a decent moral order. We’re all born into this world as tiny barbarians. Without care, we will grow to be larger, more dangerous barbarians.

The murder of Mohammad Anwar, an immigrant working as an UberEats driver, allegedly by two teenage girls attempting to carjack him, is a case in point. Following the fatal accident, video footage shows one of the accused girls complaining that her phone was still in the wrecked car. A man was dead or dying next to her, apparently by her hand, and she was focused on retrieving her technological bauble.

Unfortunately, this horrible event is already receding from our consciousness, slipping out of the headlines and away from our attention. Still, it’s worth more reflection before it fades away, as it shows the frailty of our modern hopes of taming the savagery that lies within us, and the need to remember where our real hope lies.

To begin with, the event illustrates that science cannot save us. Surrounded by material abundance and wondrous gadgetry, human depravity still finds a way. Having enough is not sufficient to make us good. Indeed, humans will often commit evil acts simply out of boredom. Ironically, contained within innumerable texts, podcasts, and videos, the phone the accused was so concerned about retrieving provided free access to the moral wisdom of the ages. Yet, the availability of moral teaching is insufficient to inculcate virtue — indeed, without guidance, we lack even the rudimentary virtue needed to know that we are morally deficient and have much to learn and practice.

Children need personal instruction and examples to develop into good men and women, but our culture no longer shares the same moral vision. Morality is, of course, always contested to some degree, but ours is particularly an age of fractured moral consensus and seemingly intractable moral disagreements. Those who mourn what they see as moral decline must recognize that many symbols and rituals of the older consensus were losing power even before they were discarded, and they will not be efficacious if restored. Official but superficial school prayers, observing the national anthem before games, and other civic or religious ceremonies are no longer representative of a united moral and social order.

The modern illusion that we can leave people to develop their own moral codes is fading, and the need for a shared understanding is becoming clear. Thus, a new moral order is attempting to assert itself — the still-cooking stew of wokeness, intersectional ideology, critical theory, and left-wing social justice claims. Though it lacks a settled name, it makes bold claims about being able to identify and address the evils the plague us.

Unfortunately, while this ideology is a poisonous substitute that erodes society, it has, nonetheless, captured much of our leading institutions as well as America’s upper class. In particular, it is in control of the education system. What we teach children is largely a function of who is doing the teaching, and teachers are increasingly the acolytes of the new moral order. They may not be a majority, but few are willing to resist their programs and priorities.

Among their priorities is bringing demon worship into public schools. When we see, California’s new mandatory ethnic studies program includes prayers to Aztec gods — or, to be more accurate, to Aztec demons — who were worshipped by human sacrifice, including torturing children to death, we’re reminded civilization is no guarantee of good.

While human sacrifice is not (yet) part of the curriculum, its designers are open about wanting to reverse the replacement of native gods by Christianity. Whatever we call this ideology, it is leading to depravity, not virtue. This embrace of evil is, as Cameron Hilditch notes, an attempt to out-Christian Christianity itself, taking Christian concern for the downtrodden to the point of sympathy for the devil.

This ideology is not particularly coherent. The Aztecs, after all, were imperialists who enslaved and murdered the peoples around them, which made it easy for the Spanish conquistadors to recruit indigenous allies. To mourn the demise of the Aztecs’s bloodthirsty gods is to take sides against the indigenous people sacrificed to those gods.

This curriculum also reveals a complacency about civilization; it forgets the demons that haunted humanity for so much of our history. The world is still sinful, but it is better with the demonic gods of the Aztecs on the ash heap of history. This bitter, incoherent ideology that seeks a renewal of the Aztec gods will not form children into moral men and women. Rather, it resummons, in name, if not yet, in fact, the demons that have haunted humanity.

Against this, we must remember that the demons have been defeated. Around two thousand years ago, another empire, powerful, magnificent, and sometimes cruel, casually crucified a man. He was one of many it condemned, and with little thought. He had taught remarkably and even performed miracles, but He still died an agonizing, ignominious death.

And then something happened. He rose from the dead. Not as a ghost, not as a spirit, but bodily, with a heart pumping blood and lungs breathing oxygen. And the demons retreated as word of the resurrection spread, for He had conquered sin and death, by which man had been bound to the demons. Unlike the demons, He did not demand human sacrifice to earn favor, for He had become human to be sacrificed on our behalf.

This is a revelation that goes beyond making us moral, for it transforms our being. Before the perfection of the Divine Victim, moral remonstrances are both affirmed and humbled. We are, at best, like the blessed criminal crucified with Christ, acknowledging his own guilt and need for mercy even while rebuking his companion for reviling Christ.

Like that man, for whom civilization could no longer give anything but death, we may look to Christ’s promise of something better than civilization — the kingdom of heaven.

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