My acceptance speech for the second annual City Journal Award.
I was fired from my job as a political science instructor bc the college did not like my conservative viewpoints. I recently settled with the college, as did a biology professor fired for teaching there are 2 genders. Now they are going after another conservative employee. All in Texas, where DEI is now supposedly "illegal".
You’re definitely worthy of this award. I started reading City Journal on the recommendation of Thomas Sowell....couldn’t ignore that!
Conservatives think the purpose of politics is to come to agreement.
Liberals recognize Clausewitz's Law: the purpose of politics is to destroy your opponents.
Conservatives are best when we agree on ends (ending poverty, protecting kids, etc..) and are arguing about means (more/less cops, marginal tax rates, porn regulation, etc...): essentially, good people struggling to figure out how to best solve a mutually agreed problem. That's not what time it is in America today. When your political opponents believe the sexual exploitation of children is good and that cops are evil... your opponents are not "good people trying to solve problems". They are evil. One does not convince evil to change; evil must be destroyed.
The Left realized this decades ago. Why do you think they started calling all conservatives Nazis? Dehumanizing your political opponents is necessary if you're going to wage war against them. The Right is just now pulling its head out of the sand, and there are lots of Nikki Haleys and Mike Pences who resist even that small amount of vertical movement.
You Sir, are an inspiration to us all.
You’re a true soldier and thank you for your work.
You are remarkably disciplined in the way you engage your ideological opponents, whether verbally or through your writings. Sometimes don’t you feel like telling mewling wokesters to F-off?
Chris, Congratulations on a keenly crafted speech, that launches with a throat-grip of a narrative and proceeds with a laser of crucial lessons.
I respect your writings and your work on behalf of our cause. It is hard for our side to be activists for a number of different reasons; hopefully that will change. I also think of David Daleiden and his continuing travails as a result of exposing the sale of fetal parts. It has been and will continue to be a very tough road for him.
Thank you for all that you do!
New Information + Activism = Policy. Thank you for using this formula and your skills to transform New College. My nephew, who lives in Fort Myers, is being scouted by PBA for a cross country scholarship. Love the school but would love to see him at NC learning from your experience and benefiting from you influence. Keep up the GREAT work!
Well done! I'm sharing this with my family. We're 3 and 4 generations Seattle born and bred, and were forced to make the decision to resettle in Texas. We are happy here, but in our dreams, we inevitably walk the Edmonds to San Juan beaches. I hope our home state will keep fighting back against this evil cabal. The lessons you've shared are important. "They assemble". That's a critical observation. Sending our regards from our Washington family now living in Central Texas.
Congrats Chris. Appropriate, encouraging, and well-deserved. I read your book as well. It was nicely researched and well written. You've "officially" achieved a voice in the discourse. Your signal cuts through the noisy bullshit of the chattering classes. Please keep it up.🙏🏽
Congratulations and keep up your very important work
Congratulations. Please install journalism and also school/university reclamation programs in all 50 states.
Cristopher, your terse and incisive style - in this speech, your book, and your most recent video - are exemplary. It is a potent style of public rhetoric, with command of reality.
Thank you Mr. Rufo for what you do. You also give the rest of us confidence and strength in fighting for what’s right.