How about a little mid-week insanity to reignite your passion for the cause of liberty?
I stumbled on this tweet and have watched the video a half-dozen times thinking surely this can’t be real? But it is! And it is scary.
Seattle City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant went on this unhinged rant about the future she and her ideological ilk envision for the United States:
I have a message for Jeff Bezos and his class.
If you attempt again to defeat the Amazon tax, working people will go out in the thousands to defeat you.
And we will not stop there.
Because you see, we are fighting for far more than this tax. We are preparing the ground for a different kind of society and if you, Jeff Bezos, want to drive that process forward by lashing out at us and our modest demands then so be it.
Because we are coming for you and your rotten system.
We are coming to dismantle this deeply oppressive, racist, sexist, violent, utterly bankrupt system of capitalism. This police state.
We cannot and will not stop until we overthrow it and replace it with a world based instead on solidarity, genuine democracy, and equality.
A socialist world.
Wow. She leaves nothing to the imagination, and we can no longer claim ignorance about the intent of those whose voices are getting louder and whose goals are being achieved at a shocking speed.
We’ve gotten a few emails and comments over the last year or so saying that maybe we are being too alarmist in our messaging—they’re just kids books, after all, and “democratic socialism” isn’t actually the same as Venezuelan socialism. Maybe just soften the message a bit so we don’t scare people off, some have said.
I actually think that the opposite is true. Most liberty-loving people have been busy building businesses and raising families and minding their own business. They work hard, they go to church, they serve their communities, they teach their children important values—they’re just doing life.
But in large cities across the world, people like Ms. Sawant have been working just as hard at building their futures. And the future they envision—and have been crafting—is not the future that we want. They’ve been patient and careful. They push one piece of anti-freedom legislation here, and one new anti-liberty curricula there. They run on campaigns of vagueness and platitudes and promise changes that only those who are like-minded pick up on. They have been carefully “preparing the ground for a different kind of society.”
And now they’re comfortable coming out of the shadows, in a time of crisis (as is so often the case), to speak clearly about the plans they’ve made and the purpose of their mission. I don’t think it’s too late for us to combat what they’re trying to do, but I think a lot of us need to become a lot more aware of what has happened, and activate ourselves in whatever capacity we can to fight it.
We recently launched a new ad campaign on social media that specifically targets the kind of messaging Ms. Sawant is spreading. I’m not gonna lie—it was a bit of a risky move because we pulled no punches and took a very clear stance against socialism of any kind. I thought it would be well received (although we have gotten the anti-capitalist trolling that we anticipated) but none of us were prepared for just how well people have responded.
Our book sales have skyrocketed.
We sold 49,290 books over the weekend.
We’ve hired several more people just to fill orders and even that hasn’t been enough! I spent part of the Fourth in the warehouse myself, stuffing boxes because the orders were coming in faster than we could keep up!
People are awakening to a sense of just how close our country is to being changed in such a fundamental and lasting way that it may never recover.
We’re proud to be at the forefront of education against socialism and all of its dark and sinister trappings. We’re working hard to put out new content to help parents and kids learn the truths they need to preserve and protect their liberties.
To that end, we just launched a Tuttle Twins podcast called The Way the World Works; we’ve got new books—and even a new series of books—in the works; we’ve got a set of boardbooks for toddlers coming out soon; and a Tuttle Twins cartoon in production! We are giving families all the content they could need to help slow the spread of a virus far more dangerous than anything this country has faced before.
Join us, and spread the word! The future is still bright, and it’s still ours for the making.