I think I understand the reasoning behind this trend. Commentators far and wide are saying that the United States is guilty of “institutional racism” and “systemic racism.” That means that even if all the individuals in the U.S. were to stop being racist, the “system” still would be. Therefore, to eliminate racism, we need a new and different system, and new and different institutions. The way forward is not via reform, but revolution; riots are just the beginning. The flag, to the revolutionaries, is a symbol of what will be torn down and replaced. The new order will usher in freedom, equality, and brotherhood . . . just like the French got after they guillotined a lot of people. Until, that is, Napoleon took over as dictator.
So with Germany under the Kaiser and again under the Fuhrer, Russia under the Bolsheviks, China under Mao, the Middle East under Islamism, Cambodia, Vietnam, and so on. Revolutionaries often think they can outsmart history. But they can’t.READ FULL ARTICLE »
From self-sacrifice to self-expression . . . and back again. For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with the Point.