We seem to keep circling back to H. L. Menken

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This specific quote to be exact:

Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.
--H. L. Menken

Today's example comes from Ace of Spades:

Wealthy White Liberals Are Reduced to Meeting In Shameful Secret Just to Complain About the Cult of #Woke That Has Taken Hold of Their Pricey Private Schools
Honestly, could not happen to more deserving people.

If children have to be sacrificed to the Woke Demon-Gods, then it's just and right that it be your children before anyone else's.

The dissidents use pseudonyms and turn off their videos when they meet for clandestine Zoom calls. They are usually coordinating soccer practices and carpools, but now they come together to strategize. They say that they could face profound repercussions if anyone knew they were talking.

But the situation of late has become too egregious for emails or complaining on conference calls. So one recent weekend, on a leafy street in West Los Angeles, they gathered in person and invited me to join.

In a backyard behind a four-bedroom home, ten people sat in a circle of plastic Adirondack chairs, eating bags of Skinny Pop. These are the rebels: well-off Los Angeles parents who send their children to Harvard-Westlake, the most prestigious private school in the city.

By normal American standards, they are quite wealthy. By the standards of Harvard-Westlake, they are average. These are two-career couples who credit their own success not to family connections or inherited wealth but to their own education. So it strikes them as something more than ironic that a school that costs more than $40,000 a year--a school with Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett's right hand, and Sarah Murdoch, wife of Lachlan and Rupert's daughter-in-law, on its board--is teaching students that capitalism is evil.

For most parents, the demonization of capitalism is the least of it. They say that their children tell them they're afraid to speak up in class. Most of all, they worry that the school's new plan to become an "anti-racist institution" -- unveiled this July, in a 20-page document -- is making their kids fixate on race and attach importance to it in ways that strike them as grotesque.
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"They are making my son feel like a racist because of the pigmentation of his skin," one mother says
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"The school can ask you to leave for any reason," said one mother at Brentwood, another Los Angeles prep school. "Then you'll be blacklisted from all the private schools and you'll be known as a racist, which is worse than being called a murderer."

One private school parent, born in a Communist nation, tells me: "I came to this country escaping the very same fear of retaliation that now my own child feels." Another joked: "We need to feed our families. Oh, and pay $50,000 a year to have our children get indoctrinated."

Yeah - they voted for this.  Let them marinate in the consequences of their actions.

Looking forward to the societal red-pill moment.  When the dam breaks. When the flood washes away all the communist pseudo-babble. When people's eyes finally open.  I can see it happening, I just want it to happen now dammit.

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