Tonight on Tucker Carlson tonight was the transcript of the letter that a friend of his who is a columnist received anonymously and I was so taken by the content I'm going to reproduce it here .
"In the wake of Trump's election, I am experiencing " tribe fatigue " I am not tired of the other , detestable tribe. I'm tired of my own . November 8 and its aftermath revealed to me that I'm just so tired of these people. I can't be like them, and I don't want my kids turning into them. I am tired of their undisguised contempt for tens of millions of Americans, with no effort to temper the response to the election with humility or empathy. I am tired of their unexamined snobbery and condescension. I am tired of their name-calling and virtue signaling and signs of supposedly high intelligence . I'm tired of their trendiness, jumping on every left liberal bandwagon that comes along (transgender activism, anyone?) and then acting like everyone not on board is an idiot or hater.
I am tired of their shallowness. It's hard to have a deep conversation with people who are obsessed with moving their kids pawns across-the-board (grades, sports, college, grad school, career) and, in their spare time, educating themselves and taking great vacations. I am tired of their acceptance of vulgarity and sarcasm with reverence as the cultural ocean in which their kids swim. I am tired of watching them raise clueless kids go off to college and within months are convinced they live in a rapey, racist patriarchy; "Make America Great Again" is hate speech and Black-Lives-Matter agitators are their brothers in arms against white privilege. If my kids are like that at 19, I'll feel I seriously failed them as a parent. I am tired of their lack of interest in any form of serious morality or self-betterment. These are decent, responsible people, many compassionate by temperament.
Yet they seem two-dimensional, as if they believe that being a nice, well socialized person who holds the correct political views is all there is, and there is nothing else to talk about. I am tired of being bored and exasperated by everybody. I feel like I have read this book a thousand times, there are no surprises in it. Down with Trump! Trans-Lives-Matter! Climate deniers are destroying the planet! No cake, we're gluten-free! These are good people in a lot of ways but there's got to be a better tribe.
That leads me to. . . Drum roll. . . The Christian right. Since November 8, My husband and I have been taking the kids to church. I've come this close to buying a giant poster of the American flag for the living room. I may do it still. I want to prepare my kids to live according to some unchanging truth, not subject to every passing trend, and this felt like a start. This may seem obvious to you, but secular liberalism does seem empty in someway, despite all the things my educated, middle-class tribe has to be grateful for. I want more, especially for my precious kids. I'm trying. "