Following the devastating flooding and aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, we’ve seen countless stories of rescues and donations pouring in from across the country. In addition to government entities like FEMA and the National Guard, individuals, corporations, and citizen groups are pitching in to help those affected by Harvey. Here’s a snapshot of only a few of the good deeds done:
- Bass Pro Shops donated eighty boats and $40,000 worth of relief supplies.
- “Madea” creator, actor, director and producer Tyler Perry pledged $1 million to relief efforts, $250,000 of which to go to Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church.
- Football player J.J. Watt led a social media campaign that has raised over $20 million for flood victims.
- President Trump donated $1 million to relief efforts and visited affected areas twice.
- Walmart donated $10 million the American Red Cross shelters, $2 million to Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund at the - Greater Houston Community Foundation, and is matching up to $10 million from customers in products like diapers, water, infant formula, and hygiene products.
- The “Cajun Navy,” an informal group of boaters, mobilized from Louisiana to Texas to rescue those stranded because of flooding.
- Samaritan’s Purse, a nondenominational Christian charity, is coordinating volunteers and supplies in five areas affected by Harvey.
- Texas police moved a herd of cattle through downtown Houston to get them to higher ground.
- The many pet rescues that tugged at my heartstrings.
Most importantly, neighbors and strangers helped one another with no thought to the many reasons social justice warriors and the leftist media insist must divide them. Regarding the rescuers, a black former Marine told CNN, “They weren't asking what race you were, what religion you were. What I’ve witnessed over the last three days is we have more people in this world that care about each other than the small pockets of people that don’t care about each other.”
That’s the America that most people know. Unfortunately, the social justice warrior movement and their cohorts in the media are committed to a worldview that divides us because their livelihood depends on it.
Let’s contrast what you’ve seen following Hurricane Harvey with how the leftist media views Texas and Americans.
In the July 2014 issue of Rolling Stone, an article stated, “In today's Texas, which is falling into the hands of gun nuts, border-sealers and talk-radio charlatans, George W. Bush would practically be considered a communist.”
In a March 2017 New York magazine article by Frank Rich titled, “No Sympathy for the Hillbilly,” he pleads with his fellow liberals to “hold the empathy and hold on to the anger.” He says those who voted for Trump may turn back to Democrats when “his administration crashes into an iceberg, leaving his base trapped in America’s steerage with no lifeboats, those who survive may at last be ready to burst out of their own bubble and listen to an alternative.”
The left loves to fantasize about disaster scenarios that will hurt Americans with the hope that it may win them a few votes.
Lest you think they’d take a break during Harvey, just look to the now infamously crass political cartoon posted by Politico that mocked victims. For a group of elitists so enamored with their own intellect, they are stunningly ignorant about theology.
In my upcoming book, The Social Justice Warrior Handbook, I write about how the media explicitly guides and supports social justice warriors in their efforts. Both are laser-focused on pitting Americans against one another and sowing seeds of division. The book takes a humorous look at the social justice warrior worldview, but their coordination with the media is serious.
Soon the media will be back to talking about Colin Kaepernick, not J.J. Watt. They’ll talk about “toxic masculinity,” not the heroes who worked around the clock carrying people and pets to safety. They’ll talk about corporate greed, not the ways businesses help in crisis or keep communities thriving by employing millions. They’ll glorify those who cause violence and property damage to protest “hate speech,” rather than the people who drove hundreds of miles to help strangers. They’ll talk about the sins of the Confederate Army rather than the good deeds of the Cajun Navy.
Americans must fight back against the social justice warriors and the leftist media’s narrative to divide us. As former Special Forces veteran Terry Schappert recently said, “In a little while, when the media, politicians, race pimps and academics go back to telling us ‘who we are,’ remember what you saw in Houston.”
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