The world we’re living in, we in the West, was inevitable. Given the path we’ve been on culturally for at least 70 years, acutely, where we are today is the only destination we could have arrived at.
There is no other solution to the equation we were working on.
Universalized, socialized narcissism is the inevitable outcome of a people who do not understand freedom and liberty, who know little to nothing truthful about even the recent past, and who have been “raised” by a government that is an abusive parent.
The metaphor goes only so far; we are adults, not unformed children in thrall to a real parent. We are responsible for the government we now have, really, the transnational ruling apparatus that we live under.
If we could rewind the tape of history and alter some of the conditions, our current malaise would look different, if only on an aesthetic level. We might not have had “COVID” and a “pandemic.” Our worst derangement might have been something other than trans.
But we would still end up where we are if the starting conditions and values were broadly the same.
More may have to happen. We might have to be broken by circumstances in a more profound way than we want to imagine in order to wake up and take responsibility for ourselves. It might be very ugly.
If the thesis of Disaffected is true—that we are living in domestic abuse and child abuse at scale—then this will have to happen if we are to have a chance at getting out of this.
Will it? I don’t know if it will happen in my lifetime or yours. But it seems self-evident that it must happen at some point in the future.
What does it seem like to you?
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Yuri Bezmenov told us 40 years ago exactly what would happen. He laid out step by step how Russia had been covertly creating a new generation of American cultural revolutionary youth, and once they were to enter our institutions in adulthood, there would be no way to remove them. Those people then went on to educate the next generation, who are now swimming in Marxist, intersectional theory. There is almost no way to get a degree now without signaling your allegiance to this new religion.
In short - I agree. The trap had been set long ago. Countries like Russia and China understand subversion, group dynamics, and how to destabilize countries far better than we do. They were born of Marxism and Marxism is primarily a study on how to destroy cultures, nations, and institutions using ideology and media. While we were watching sitcoms, and showing up to work, they were plotting. The USA is now critically demoralized, and our history is being rewritten right in front of our faces, just as it was done in Russia and China. I don't think there is anything we can do now.
Things like LGBTQIA+XYZ123 are just covert political movements to enact the revolution. It has almost nothing to do with being gay. It's a method to get young people to adopt a new government approved identity - an identity that will make them abandon their parents culture and beliefs. This is what they did in China with "red, good identities" vs "black, bad identities".
This deserves a much more substantive response, but the one thought that occurs to me is that in a culture that's child abuse at scale, most of don't like ourselves very much. That is one consequence of child abuse, and often the motivation for it.
Freedom is terrifying if you don't like yourself, because freedom implies responsibility.