The culture war doesn’t take Thanksgiving week off, and its two main participants aren’t big on giving thanks, anyway.
The illiberal Left wants to radically transform an inherently evil America that was founded on slavery and colonialism. The post-liberal Right wants to forfeit the idea of liberal democracy, contending that modern America is weak, secular, and decadent.
Let’s start with the Left. On Tuesday, the Women’s March issued an apology for sending out an email noting that their average donation this week had been $14.92. “It was an oversight on our part to not make the connection to a year of colonization, conquest, and genocide for Indigenous people, especially before Thanksgiving,” they said. This is stupidity that defies satire.