Ron the Sanitizer.
While giving MTG a dishonorable mention, I’m awarding DeSantis the gold medal for cynical political, pandering, grandstanding cultural jihadism.
His crusade against education, scholarship and historical truth in the state that he governs is a grave danger not only to the people of Florida but to Americans everywhere.
Ron the Sanitizer wants to sanitize—make that “whitewash,” literally—American history. He is advancing the absurdity that teaching students anything other than the snowflake notion that America has always been perfect is not only unpatriotic, but also injurious to our children. He says that promoting—make that mandating—this disingenuous rubbish is the best way to prepare students to be functional adults and contributing members of
American society. No, it’s not. It’s the best, surest and most efficient way to destroy American society and prevent our children from ever becoming real adults. It’s a way to institutionalize an endless cycle of children raising children.
What’s DeSantis afraid of? As usual, pretty much everything. DeSantis’s version of “conservatism” is a state of paranoia based on panophobia—360 degrees of fear, expressed exclusively in boastful bluster and bullying. Truth is the eternal adversary. Facts are ubiquitous foes. Decency be damned. Equality is the enemy.
Want to see a Cultist cower under a desk? Just open a book of honest and responsible scholarship in front of their eyes and watch them dive.
DeSantis is, above all, a bully.
More on Monday.