The explosion of sexual harassment and assault claims, some going back forty years, is the inevitable consequence of the sexual revolution. Long before Bill Clinton’s sordid sexual escapades led him to impeachment, our culture had normalized public sexual behavior and mores once hidden away in the private realm, and kept there by laws, morals, and customs. Like many of our social pathologies today, our sexually saturated public culture and the unleashing of sexual predators are the bitter fruit of the free love movement of the Sixties.
We live in an age in which things are no longer what they are supposed to be. Words have come to denote the opposite of what they signify. Cultural institutions on which we rely to serve our personal and national interests have morphed into caricatures of their original intentions, working against their foundational purposes.
Linguistic and institutional inversion is the time-dishonored strategy of totalitarian systems and is generally associated with the theory and practice of the Left, which has infiltrated the culture and polity of the free world, particularly in the areas of language use, the media, education, the arts and gender relations. The democratic West is now at the mercy of its own reverse polarity.
For the last 20 years, marital status has increasingly become the central factor in whether our neighbors rise above, remain, or descend into poverty. The research is astounding.
All around us, we are seeing the cultural lights of Western civilisation flickering, if not being dimmed or even switched off altogether. Whereas the Age of Enlightenment was a period in which intellectual and philosophical thought and reason flourished, three centuries later we appear to be heading down an increasingly gloomier path into a foreboding future.
Running through a list of Enlightenment values is a depressing experience, as we realise that today’s post-modern, neo-Marxist so-called ‘progressive’ culture, laced as it is with a dash of Mohammedan medievalism, appears hell-bent on achieving the precise opposite of those original values. Instead of tolerance, we have the frightening intolerance of GetUp!, Antifa, modern ‘feminazis’, the LGBTIQ fundamentalists, leftist students, teachers, and media and their bizarre pandering to the ‘sensitivities’ of Islam. Instead of individual liberty we have the suffocating control of bloated government bureaucracies and stifling political correctness. Instead of fraternity, we have ‘diversity’ and the demonising of the white ‘patriarchy’. Instead of the scientific method and reductionism, we have climate change’s sinister quartet of ‘sacrifice’, ‘belief’, fake data and alarmism. Instead of biology, we have ‘gender fluidity’. Instead of reason we have ‘feelings’ and ‘compassion’.
RCMP officers screened Quebec border crossers on religion and values, questionnaire shows
RCMP officers have been screening Muslim refugee claimants entering from the U.S. at Quebec’s Roxham Rd. crossing, asking how they feel about women who do not wear the hijab, how many times they pray, and their opinion about the Taliban and the Islamic State, a questionnaire obtained by the Star shows.
The 41 questions appear to specifically target Muslims, as no other religious practices are mentioned, nor terrorist groups with non-Muslim members.
Oh the horror! The RCMP was doing its job! But don’t worry! The Islamic Liberal Party of Canada has already banned the practice, after all your safety is not a concern.
While the Left harps on superficial, immutable qualities, such as skin color, the more important aspect of their much-touted “diversity” is that of thought. But as we see in Hollywood and academia, the comedic talk show circuit is a monolithic bunch; all members fully subscribing to leftist ideology in every respect.
A book by California sociologist Elizabeth Currid-Halkett, “The sum of small things”, reveals why everybody wants to join the liberal bubble. She tries to decipher who the “new yuppies” are, a category in which the scholar places different professional figures such as the producers of HBO series, the employees of non-governmental organizations, the screenwriters, the journalists, the university administrators, the Silicon Valley engineers and the attorneys.
Elegant people, between the ages of 40 and 50, with physically fit and attractive bodies, who read the New Yorker and discuss “inequality” and “justice”. It is they who make up the new “cultural elite” and they are winning the debate in the public opinion about immigration, terrorism and Islam.
Donald Trump is the antithesis of this class.
An online game reviewer lets fly the ‘N-word’ over chat while playing a video game and all hell breaks loose. Now the game manufacturer wants to prevent “Pewdiepie” from ever playing his company’s games in a public forum.
Yeah, right, jerk-off!
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EDIT: 4chan is offended at the video game company and the autists on /pol/ vow revenge.
Heather Mac Donald brilliantly reports at National Review on the grotesque response to University of Pennsylvania Professor Amy Wax’s defense of bourgeois values.
“I don’t shrink from the word ‘superior’” with regard to Anglo-Protestant cultural norms, Prof. Wax told a student newspaper. “Everyone wants to come to the countries that exemplify” these values. “Everyone wants to go to countries ruled by white Europeans.”
Western governments have undoubtedly committed crimes, she said, but it would be a mistake to reject what is good in those countries because of their historical flaws. “Bourgeois values aren’t just for white people,” she had said. “The irony is: Bourgeois values can help minorities get ahead.”
Predictably, various student moblets denounced Prof. Wax for promulgating white supremacy, e.g., the Penn graduate students’ organization GET-UP, which detected “presence of toxic racist, sexist, homophobic attitudes on campus.” The “superiority of one race over others is not an academic debate we have in the 21st century,” GET-UP wrote. “It is racism masquerading as science.”
At the end of May, the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) called on the Australian Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade to:
…include a recommendation in its report that disavows the notion that there is any inherent link between Islam and terrorism… The Committee should condemn any politician who refers divisively (expressly or implied) to any religious or ethnic group for the purpose of political gain.
After all, this is the greatest country ever on God’s green earth. We have the most incredible military, the most powerful economy and we’ve done so much for the world. Without us, the bad guys would have won WWI, WWII and the Cold War. We’ve been the indispensable nation.
The decade-long human rights battle to extradite a man calling himself the ‘Archbishop of Peckham’ to Kenya was described as ‘scandalous’ by a judge yesterday.
Gilbert Deya, 65, has been on the brink of being sent back to East Africa several times to stand trial for allegedly stealing five children.
But aided by human rights laws, the Kenyan self-proclaimed ‘miracle worker’ has repeatedly come up with new ways to prevent his return.
Last week, The Atlantic rendered a great service to those of us who contend that America is in the midst of a civil war between the right and the left. It provided a smoking gun — actually, the gunshot itself — to those of us who contend that the left (never to be confused with liberals) is intent on dismantling Western civilization.
I don’t believe in grand historical conspiracies, or in designs that go on over generations. The right suffers from a bad case of “the individualists failed to organize” and the left, by now in their third generation of social dominance, are approaching the sort of behavior and IQ one saw in the last days of the Soviet Union. Or if you prefer, Marxist scientific efficiency has given us in three generations what it took the royal houses of Europe sixteen generations of inbreeding to achieve: an “elite” so profoundly dumb they couldn’t pour p*ss out a boot with instructions on both sides.
Which is why I don’t believe in conspiracies.
Convert, pay, or die is the set of choices Islam offers infidels. Coincidentally, this is also what today’s progressives and the Democratic Party offer nonbelievers, climate “deniers,” white males, heterosexuals, patriots, blue-collar workers, farmers, miners, people without a college degree, the religiously devout, Republicans, and everybody else choosing not to buy into the party’s version of what America is and what the nation owes both its citizens and the world.
Our country has collectively “slipped into madness.” Hatred in the name of diversity and political unity has become a goal in itself – and it is ascendant in modern culture, all compelled by leftist ideology.