By TylerR Jul 07 2020 Critical Race TheoryRod Dreher: SJWs are "advancing a narrative of command and control that demonizes an entire race of people as plunderers and parasites by nature, and incites others to despise them. We know from history where things like this go. 1727 reads There is 1 Comment Torn TylerR - Tue, 07/07/2020 - 10:26am I am just not a good enough social and political theorist to really grasp what's happening in our society. I'm torn between two inclinations The "Brief Madness" Framework This is when I see this woke craze as a brief interlude that will quickly fade away. As I listen to another entry in the Oxford History of the United States series, this volume covering 1945-1974, I see this woke religion of white guilt has least a superficial parallel to the Red Scare in the early 1950s: A genuine issue blown out of proportion by politicians and cultural elites for political ends destroys lives and changes American society Constitutional rights are ignored or gotten around because of the "urgency" of the issue and relatively quickly dies out (4+ years) as it destroys itself but leaves terrible cultural damage behind I have to look at my text copy of the chapter I just listened to, and follow the trail of footnotes to some extent, but the parallels made me raise my eyebrows quite a bit. The "It's All Over" Framework This is the alarm Dreher and others are sounding, along with some of the usual theological suspects (Gagnon, James White, Sovereign Nations, etc.). This is a plot to overthrow Western civilization. It's Nazi-like. A police state is coming. Concentration camps are on the horizon. Etc. Etc. I'm not really sure what to think. I don't think anyone is really sure. So confusing. So troubling. Tyler is a pastor in Olympia, WA and works in State government.