During a walk on the beach today, I listened to Victor Davis Hanson’s interview with Jan Jekielek of The Epoch Times. They spoke about the acquittal and the cancer that is devouring our country.

If you don’t have the time to listen to it (it runs about an hour), here’s the text by VDH.

Victor Davis Hanson on Impeachment and the ‘Cancer’ of Woke Ideology

Interview with Victor Davis Hanson by Jan JekielekEpoch TimesFebruary 14, 2021Article category: Our American FutureTags: media biassocietycensorshiphate speechpolitical correctnessExcerpts are included below – read the original complete article

… “It’s like a public-shaming like the Communist Party used to make people wear dunce caps,” Hanson says….

No, we’ve never impeached a president twice. And actually, this is the third time that formal impeachment proceedings were initiated. The first one in 2017 failed. The second one in 2019, of course, succeeded. But we’ve never done it three times. We’ve never done it two times. We’ve never done it against a president who’s no longer in office. We’ve never done it without a Chief Justice sitting, as the Constitution provides….

The way to look at it is—one; it’s sort of a mercenary effort to make sure Donald Trump can’t run again for office… That’s one. Two, is to discredit his supporters, the MAGA agenda…

Three, is to get our mind off what’s going on. We have just a record number of executive orders of the most radical kind….

Remember the context of the cancellation of Parler, the ostracism of it, so it wouldn’t have access to apps and platforms to be disseminated….

This is Orwellian, what’s happening, so we have to push back, all of us….

If the Republicans would say, “Tomorrow, we’re going to take the House, that’s our goal. And when we’re in the House, we’re going to select a special prosecutor. We’re going to demand one, at least from the Congress. And we’re going to look into the whole Biden family’s dealings with China and whether Hunter Biden still is some way involved with the Chinese Communist government. And we’re going to look at the tax returns of Joe Biden to see if there was any truth to the email that he was the “big guy” with 10 percent, and got money that he did not report. And we’re going to have this special prosecutor, and we want to warn you in advance that we’re going to file articles of impeachment if we find something against you.”

I think it would be a very different world….

Again, you can’t reason with these people….

So the result is that the conservative American has a choice between if he has the resources or he’s in a position to be that way: defiance—come and get me, I don’t care, and you’re going to regret it. Or they can acquiesce and say, I’m sorry, I am guilty of thought crimes….

I think one way of looking at it is this woke movement is like a cancer cell, and without resistance from chemotherapy or an immune system, it gorges itself, and it goes into cells, and it takes them over, and it gets larger. The tumor gets larger and larger, and unless it’s stopped, there’s no logic to cancer….

I think people realize that there are moments in history where previously sane societies go insane. We had this in 1860… There were crazy times in the 1930s during the Depression. I came of age as a teenager in the 1960s, where it was very violent…. We have to realize that we’re now in a period of collective insanity….

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In the following article, Victor Davis Hanson reflects on how we got to where we are today.  Our Animal Farm – The Left’s 1960s dream is America’s 2021 nightmare, by Victor Davis Hanson, February 7, 2021: