‘[The U.S.] was a Christian nation historically and according to its laws, and it’s going to be a Christian nation again. It’s going to be a biblical nation,’ said Yoram Hazony.
An Israeli philosopher has called on conservatives in the U.S. to appropriate the only force that is capable of stopping the newly emerged totalitarian “woke neo-Marxism,” and that is “biblical Christianity.” Yet this will require repentance at personal, communal, and national levels.
“If America is going to change, it is going to change because you decided that Christianity is going to be restored as the public culture of the United States,” Yoram Hazony told attendees of the National Conservatism Conference (NatCon) on Monday.
An Orthodox Jew who resides in Jerusalem, Hazony is Chairman of the Edmund Burke Foundation and is responsible for the NatCon which has come under fire in the past for its tacit approval of homosexuality and same sex “marriage.”
However, in this very well-received address, the Israeli political theorist traced the history of political paradigms in the United States declaring 2020 to be a “watershed year” where “the basic framework that guides public life” shifted from “liberalism,” that reigned since World War II (WWII), to “woke neo-Marxism” which rejects the basic presumptions of individual freedom as heralded by liberalism.
While “woke neo-Marxism” is now the “dominant ideology,” it is still “consolidating its power,” which means “it’s still possible to fight it,” the philosopher said. The relevant question for the people of the West is, therefore: “What force is strong enough to be able to stop it?”
“I’ll give you a hint: It’s not liberalism,” Hazony continued.