05 12 10 - 15:26To be born after 1968 is to inherit a world in the grips of entropy, a downward spiral that we'd avert except that 90% of humanity are invested in not seeing it. They are bigoted against seeing it, because for them, good times are finally here -- and they're too oblivious to note that consequences for those good times are right around the corner. But until that hits them in the face, they're going to celebrate empowerment/social mobility/political power/lack of rules or oversight and tell us that we're the bigots.
Yet what a mess they leave.
And despite the odd dissenter, the generation that still oddly finds Paul McCartney relevant has made clear its intention to take everything it feels it has coming. It will be up to all who trail in their wake to pay for their privilege.
Common sense, not to mention decency, wouldnât call that just. But an outsized, over-entitled, and self-obsessed demographic is awfully hard for politicians to ignore. Take Britainâs example. In last springâs general election, the most effective ad run by David Cameronâs Conservatives was also one of the simplest: a close-up of a newborn baby, wriggling in a bassinet as a music box tinkled in the background. âBorn four weeks ago, eight pounds, three ounces. With his dadâs nose, mumâs eyes, and Gordon Brownâs debt,â intoned a female voice. âThanks to Labourâs debt crisis, every child in Britain is born owing Â£17,000. They deserve better.â The point was impossible to miss: the time had come to stop mortgaging the countryâs future. - AP
But friends, mortgaging the future for the now is the defining characteristic of liberalism. Conservatism is hivemind centered around significance in a vaster historical context; liberalism is hivemind centered around social factors, like who likes you and how high can you climb in social status. It's not about predicting reality, which is necessary for conservatism. It's about denying reality so we can have a party. And of course there's a mess afterwards, but the inherent victim-logic of liberalism says that someone else should clean that up. Someone else has all the money and power and they owe us.
It's this kind of crowd mentality, that unites people in self-pity and hatred for those who are doing well, that produces the kind of dogma that deliberately denies reality in order to score social points. These always leave wreckage in their wake and should you be so unwise as to tolerate one in your country, rest assured that your grandchildren are going to pay the price:
Like Communism, mass immigration was based on a denial of human nature, and an inability to distinguish between what might work in individual human relationships and in society as a whole. Just because people of different groups are capable of getting on perfectly well as individuals, becoming friends and falling in love, it does not mean that a multicultural society (and one as diverse as ours will be multicultural as well as multiracial, whatever the Government does) can become a racism-free paradise; anymore than the willingness of people to give money to perfect strangers means Communism can work.
There were other comparisons with Communism: thought crimes were created, and eventually passed into law; dissidents were made public enemies (it was Scruton who published Ray Honeyfordâs article about multiculturalism in Bradford, for which the headmaster was victimised and vilified); history was rewritten to educate the next generation in the new realities of their multicultural history; and children were indoctrinated âto embed a culture of equality in our schools and communitiesâ. Even the language was changed, so that holders of non-revolutionary opinions could not express their opinions without becoming outcasts. - The Telegraph
Multiculturalism is the easy target to pick. What about equality -- which as resulted in us suiciding our competitiveness by punishing those who deviate too far from the mediocre norm? What about democracy, which encourages people to vote for their own interests at the expense of the whole? Or big media, which relies on constant hype and drama to keep us all watching, which then creates a kind of entertainment culture where we need intensity, but expect none of it to be real? What about consumerism, and letting lots of clueless people have political voices, which guarantees that smarter oligarchs will manipulate from the background?
Our society is built not on lies, but on moderately bad ideas that over time simplified themselves into horrifically bad ideas. But as with all things in history, you have to wait a long time to see the consequences of any bad idea. So just now we're feeling the fallout of the postwar period up through the 1960s. Painful long wait, isn't it?
The result is a wasteland of ugly commercial establishments, all of which pander to the lowest common denominator and that which demands instant gratification of the basest desires -- a phenomenon called prole drift. Our jobs are frustrating because they are designed for blockheads, and for making blockheads collaborate, which means that all are dumbed down to the point of imbecility. Our streets are designed for utilitarian purposes, as are our public buildings, which results in all of us living in constant states of anti-grace. Our culture is dreck. Our leaders are whores who somehow are managing to give us the shaft. We can patch it up for another day, but for how much longer?
The result is further fragmentation. Since the peasant revolutions demanded equality, we have created a true enterprise of Social Darwinism, where our job is to prey on each other. And does nature have a voice? No... and what about the poor? They have a voice and in fact most of society is mobilized to help them. But they're still going to flip our burgers for $8/hour.
Hostility towards minorities and the poor has increased significantly among Germany's middle and upper classes, a development likely stemming from the global economic crisis, according to a new study.
Supposedly open-minded, highly-educated people with above average incomes exhibited similar levels of racism, xenophobia, and homophobia as the less well-off, the research found. - The Local
Instead of a sensible world based on social order, we picked a world based on ourselves as individuals, and now we suffer for the lack of social order that exists when any one person being left out, offended, inequal or otherwise inconvenienced can sabotage the whole process. When every opinion is valid, logic goes out the windows; feelings and impressions take over. When we are all equal, no one is praised for their real traits like loyalty, honor, whole intelligence, wisdom, grace -- but we all have a dollar sign over our heads, and that and our social prestige is how we rank each other.
The right thing to do is unite the 2-5% of society with functional brains around a new idea, like a kind of modern feudalism with a monarchy and a cascading government of laws that govern according to social position, but you won't like that so much as if I go on some crazed pseudo-anarchist rant. Fires in the streets, bodies heaped like tryptophan victims on Thanksgiving, infernal sodomy in the churches and all copies of Das Kapital used as toilet paper... So what? Anarchy, mayhem, death. Or you could just take the middle path and debunk these dogmatic lies.