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Three writers who graduated from Yale say the politically toxic environment in the United States has gone too far. Eric Metaxas, John Zmirak and Bobby Lopez warn of the next phase of cancel culture: the erasure of people’s prestigious degrees years or decades after graduation.
In January 2021, students and alumni at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Public Policy started a petition seeking to “revoke the degrees of alumni whose incendiary language and subversion of democratic processes — rooted in a history of white supremacist voter suppression — incited the violent insurrection on January 6.”
Yale, based in nearby Connecticut, did not take long in receiving the same appeals for degree revocation. Abigail Shrier, a Yale alumna, had to respond to calls for her Ivy League diploma to be revoked, because people took exception to her book, Irreversible Damage. Shrier’s work can be followed here.
We used to worry about “cancel culture.” Now people who dissent or blow the whistle on corruption stand accused of treason, white supremacy, and terrorism.
Harvard’s alumni have yet to mount serious objections to the new persecution.
Yale’s alumni networks have likewise remained notably silent about the repressive tendencies developing in the ruling elite. Many alumni seem to fear their loss of standing with these elite institutions and do not consider the immense weight their input carries. The country waits to see when Harvard’s petition will be copied on campuses across the country. At some grim point such demands will likely be taken seriously.
Metaxas, Zmirak, and Lopez, all mid-career alumni of Harvard’s rival, Yale; have been targeted and labeled “Christian nationalist,” “xenophobe,” and “exporter of hate.” Denounced, banned, and fired, they’ve seen it all. They spoke to the real harms that would result from the country’s most powerful colleges abandoning freedom of conscience and joining forces with dictatorship.
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ERIC METAXAS graduated from Yale in 1984, where he was Class Day Speaker, and won a number of awards for his writing. He was editor of the Yale Record, the nation’s oldest college humor magazine. Since then, he has written many books including the #1 New York Times Bestseller Bonhoeffer, and hosts the nationally syndicated Eric Metaxas Show and Socrates in the City. His most recent book, Fish Out of Water: A Search for the Meaning of Life, touches on his time at Yale, among other things. For more information visit www.ericmetaxas.com.
JOHN ZMIRAK graduated from Yale’s Branford College in 1986. While on campus he was Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Free Press. He later completed a PhD in literature from Louisiana State University. He is editor at Stream, where his columns run nearly daily. As a bold commentator on Catholic issues, he is known for having authored books like The Politically Incorrect Guide to Catholicism. He can be followed here.
BOBBY LOPEZ graduated from Yale’s Saybrook College in 1993. While on campus he founded Kasama, the campus Filipino organization, in 1989, which remains active. From his position at Yale Kasama he organized a summit in 1991 with 33 other colleges and took the lead in founding and writing the constitution for FIND, an intercollegiate Filipino association that remains strong thirty years later. He spent twenty years teaching at universities. He can be followed here.
Declan Kunkel graduated from one of Yale’s twelve residential colleges in 2019. He was active in campus politics and the arts.
American Patriots Uniting to Fight Tyranny from, Well, Everywhere
We’re building a new conservative news network. Based on responses from fellow patriots, we’re heading in the right direction.
It may be hard to believe based on what we’re seeing around the nation today, but there are many reasons to be hopeful. First and foremost, the false narrative that most of America hates traditional values or the foundations of our nation are finally being proven false. Despite the best efforts of globalists and Neo-Marxists, patriotic Americans are starting to unify in droves. Meanwhile, Joe Biden can barely muster a half-filled auditorium to deliver his message to the scant few watching CNN and the paid shills in the “crowd.”
The “silent majority” that drove Donald Trump to victory in 2016 and 2020 (yes, he won by a landslide but was robbed along with the American people) is finally starting to realize we cannot stay silent any longer. We used to win with our votes, but those are being stolen. We used to win with truth, but the radical left and their agents in mainstream media, Big Tech, and academia are building a post-truth society to drown out reality. Today, we are waking up to the realization that only through direct action and fearlessly spreading the truth can we overcome the nefarious forces working against us.
We are proud to be working our way up to the tip of the conservative media spear. Our network is growing. We’re establishing strong partnerships with like-minded news outlets and courageous journalists. Even as Big Tech suppresses us, the honest messages they’re trying to quash are finding their way to the eyes and ears of patriots across the nation. With the help of new content partners like The Epoch Times and The Liberty Daily, we’re starting to see a real impact.
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Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
We will never avoid the truth. The Lord will provide if it is His will. Our job is simply to share the facts, spread the Gospel, and educate as many Americans as possible while exposing the forces of evil.
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