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America 2015: The Ultimate Sur-Reality Show

02 June 2015 @ 20:47

In the course of another very insightful post on Feminism by Stacy McCain [is he right that ‘Feminism is now undergoing a sort of nuclear meltdown’?], he also offers some penetrating thoughts on the horrific results of the triumph of Leftist Thinking.

A few highlights:

We now live in a world in which we are required to believe lies, where telling the truth is condemned as “hate,” and where strangers feel qualified to diagnose you as suffering from an irrational “phobia” if you refuse to cooperate with their political agenda….

This arises from the fact that Leftism rejects Reality — Life as it is — in favor of a Fantastical ‘Reality’ that was developed in the sterile laboratories of the minds of their philosophers, far away from the Real World.  As Richard Pipes wrote of The Intelligentsia of France before their first Revolution:

For intellectuals of this kind, the criterion of truth was not life: they created their own reality, or rather, sur-reality, subject to verification only with reference to opinions of which they approved. Contradictory evidence was ignored: anyone inclined to heed such evidence was ruthlessly cast out.

This kind of thinking led to a progressive estrangement from life…. [The Russian Revolution, Chapter 4]

This estrangement is self-imposed because these kind of people cannot accept Human Beings as they are and the World as it is.

Where this kind of thinking led in France was, eventually and inevitably, to the guillotine for many and, for the rest, to the debasing of their Dignity in order to survive The Terror of the Revolutionaries and the Tyranny of Napoleon.

The once Free nations of The West are taking longer to get there only because they are being subjected to Stealth Revolutions that deliver their blows slowly and subtly.  They hope, as Oceania practices in Nineteen Eighty-Four, to make all of their people come to ‘love Big Brother’, to surrender their Souls to The Revolution of their own Free Will — the killing fields will be unsown until later on.

One of the main reasons that America [the former United States Of America], once thought [foolishly] to be immune from such insanity, is sliding into the pit of Despotism is because too many people, who should know better, are playing along with [ie: legitimizing] the Leftist Narrative.

Stacy provides a spot-on example of this:

…Today, I woke up and turned on Fox News and was disturbed to see “Fox and Friends” playing along with Bruce Jenner’s ridiculous farce, and why? Because yesterday, when Neal Cavuto snarked at the new Vanity Fair “cover girl,” the Left went into attack mode and, we may presume, Rupert Murdoch’s executives issued a memo commanding everyone on the network to join in the “Caitlyn” charade. The Culture of Lies has become so powerful that we must forfeit respectability if we dare speak truth to perverse power.

At one point in his post, Stacy makes this point about the results of the triumph of Feminist Thinking that can be applied to the whole Stealth Revolutionary effort:

…As sex [and every other Human thing] becomes increasingly dehumanized, the minds of both men and women are warped. Human dignity is abandoned. Reason gives way to savage ferocity. Selfishness is celebrated as wisdom and mercy is condemned as weakness. People abandon the ancient faith, and embrace radical ideology with the fanatical certainty of religious zeal.

Stability in all things disappears.  The Rule Of Law is replaced by The Rule Of Man.  The Permanent Things that hold a civilization together are discredited and discarded on the slag heap of a Scorn born of rank Ignorance.  Chaos begins it’s destructive reign and a Nihilistic Fever takes hold of the Soul.

Humanity, which is the acceptance of the Good through a belief in The Creator and acceptance for it’s maintenance, dies.  As Edmund Burke wrote in Reflections On The Revolution In France [re-paragraphing mine]:

But one of the first and most leading principles on which the commonwealth and the laws are consecrated is lest the temporary possessors and life-renters in it, unmindful of what they have received from their ancestors, or of what is due to their posterity, should act as if they were the entire masters; that they should not think it amongst their rights to cut off the entail or commit waste on the inheritance, by destroying at their pleasure the whole original fabric of their society: hazarding to leave to those who come after them a ruin instead of an habitation,—and teaching these successors as little to respect their contrivances as they had themselves respected the institutions of their forefathers.

By this unprincipled facility of changing the state as often and as much and in as many ways as there are floating fancies or fashions, the whole chain and continuity of the commonwealth would be broken; no one generation could link with the other; men would become little better than the flies of a summer.

Flies who feed off the rotting corpse of Morality, of that Humanity of blessed memory.

This is the end that Leftism desires, and all of the -isms underneath it’s banner use employ whatever means necessary.

As Stacy states, this is a ‘War on Human Nature’, on everything that makes us Human, on everything that is Honest and Decent and True.

We are engaged in a War against Evil and we are losing it inside our very Souls.

And it is time we acted accordingly.

Whatever feelings predominate in the members of a given society at a given moment in time, they will serve to color the whole of that society and determine its moral character. And if there is nothing good there to pervade that society, it will destroy itself, or be brutalized by the triumph of evil instincts.

The gift of repentance, which perhaps more than anything else distinguishes man from the animal world, is particularly difficult for modern man to recover. We have, every last one of us, grown ashamed of this feeling; and its effect on social life anywhere on earth is less and less easy to discern. The habit of repentance is lost to our whole callous and chaotic age.

The nation is mystically welded together in a community of guilt, and its inescapable destiny is common repentance. We all bear responsibility for the quality of our government, for the campaigns of our military leaders…for the songs of our young people.

Unless we recover the gift of repentance, our country will perish and will drag down the whole world with it.

—Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Repentance And Self-Limitation In The Life Of Nations

  1. 02 June 2015 @ 22:29 22:29

    Our 800 year experiment in a government of laws, not of men, is having massive problems.

    While for a long time, it was in good condition, and improved by many great thinkers, but major changes in the 20th century weakened the design, and it was doomed by demagoguery, and an obsession with truly trivial occurrences (i.e. celebrity).

    They may be something left in the old Ship of State. I hope we can get it to shore in time.


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