Harvard Girl Shames Those Cowed By Wokesters — Joanne Yurchak sent us the below Tik Tok video of a young Harvard undergrad describing a trip to Israel in which her fellow students showed shame for being Americans.
She explains why. Here are some excerpts from her video.
We have a cultural diet that reduces America to its ugliest moments and dismisses its noble ideals and accomplishments as jingosim
This nation has grown to treat racial, ethnic and religious minorities with equality and respect compared to other places and times on earth. This is the nation where people are not constrained by their gender, religion or class.
In this nation we can criticize our government secure in the knowledge that we will rise the next morning and our country will still respect our rights.
“We view these things to be our birthright, our permanent and guaranteed condition but they are not. They exist only because past generations have sacrificed to secure and maintain them and to our discredit we have used these blessings not to strengthen our country but to tear it down. We members of this university and we Americans have shirked our responsibility as the most privileged cohort on earth. We have remained cringingly silent in the face of corrosive ideas, woke culture that has corrupted our institutions and severed the bonds that hold our country together. The New York Times won a Pulitzer Prize for reporting that the sole purpose of the American Revolution was to preserve slavery and we remain silent. The Oregon Department of Education asserts that showing your work and finding the right answer in math is white supremacist, and we remain silent. The American Medical Association has stated that the U.S. should remove gender from birth certificates, and we remain silent. Howard Zinn, the author of the most widely read history text in American public schools said that America has done more bad than good and we remain silent.
We are ashamed to be American. The shame should be on us. Too many use their right to free speech to advocate suspending it for all who disagree with them. What a litany of dishonesty. We are using our privilege to undermine the very system that has given us that privilege. America, despite its failings, is the last great stand on Earth.
This undergrad gives us hope. Once the disease is recognized it can be cured and it looks like Gen Z recognizes it.
Hope for the future