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By John Zmirak, The Stream, September 14, 2020

John Zmirak is a senior editor at The Stream, and author or co-author of ten books, including The Politically Incorrect Guide to Immigration and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Catholicism. He is co-author with Jason Jones of “God, Guns, & the Government.”


John ZmirakWhy is cancer usually worse than some foreign infection? Because it takes our body’s own cells and turns them against us. Cancer is a mutation of our very own chromosomes, which often can mask itself so our immune system can’t spot it, much less kill it. And that’s the kind of threat the Christian West faces from the Woke frenzy wrecking our cities: A home-grown tumor, with hijacked DNA from the New Testament itself.

Think about it: In which Muslim land are mobs destroying the memorials of the founders of their country? How many Buddhists are claiming that the real “essence” of their faith entails repressing Buddhist history and culture, and welcoming millions of strangers with other intolerant creeds? How many Hindus are apologizing for trying to reverse brutal Muslim conquests in past centuries, as Christians now cringe about the Crusades?

Confucianism never turned against itself. The Cultural Revolution in China, which tried to uproot that nation’s whole cultural past, was a vandalism project of the nation’s Marxist elite. They preached a foreign, Western post-Christian heresy. The same with the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. …