Postmodernism since its outset has sought to destabilise society. It thrives on the polarisation of it. Dispensing with structure, logic and reason, it says ‘there are no overarching truths’. It is the opposite of free speech. And there can only be two possible outcomes, submission or outright rejection often resulting in violence.
It has a number of names, sometimes Cultural Marxism or Political Correctness. It is a postmodern movement, and is often couched in Marxist doctrines as per the French philosophers of the seventies; Derrida was the foremost. They argue there is no value in any one view but if there is no value system there is no point in creating anything. It follows then that there can be no progress.
With the total rejection of Western values Derrida stated that the ‘old way’ of doing things was phallocentric or paternalistic. It sought to break down the family unit and replace it with a collective identity. This collective identity can now see any individual as an oppressor. (Think white privilege, or any privilege come to that). The goal? Undermine Western conservative values and replace it with a nihilistic dystopia that is easy to control.
So, what does this look like? How does it manifest itself now it is out of the universities and in everyday life?
Look at the recent ballooning of protests, from BLM to Antifa to the ‘vagina’ third-way-feminism protests! In art there is no distinction between high and low art. Tracy Emin touts an unmade bed and Damien Hirst exhibits a collection of coloured dots. Music videos promote dysfunctional amoral behaviour. There are TV shows showing broken families as normal. Reality TV purports dysfunction as the new normal. We are all meant to think that this is acceptable behaviour! Like the Kardashians. Everything is becoming hypersexualised, like Madonna’s early videos, which now look tame when you see Miley Cyrus exposing her crotch and then insisting she is maintaining her dignity as a woman. With this hyper sexualisation comes the normalising of cheating on a partner. The breaking of the strong family unit I mentioned in my article here.
If you want a more modern example of dysfunction, I read recently that Angelina Jolie says her only natural child feels pushed out of the family, probably being surrounded by third world adoptees. It has now decided it is trans!
Even music is dumbed down. The same riffs and hooks, repeated in song after song, offering the same experience. There is no alternative. Once this behaviour is taken as acceptable and normalised, society’s moral filter is gone.
Now diversity is seen as every one looking different but all having the same opinion. It is more important to fit in than be an individual. An innovator. No wonder everything that is churned out feels bland and uninspiring. No one is daring any more.
George Orwell is credited with saying “There will be no revolution. No one will notice – they will be too busy looking at their screens”.
This is what post modernism looks like. This is what cultural Marxism looks like and it is, and will be, the fruits of political correctness.
It is now time to stop apologising for being a conservative, (in the traditional sense. Modern Conservatism [Globalism/Postmodernism] is now as left leaning as the Labour party of the Seventies). Don’t apologise for having a Western outlook either. Get involved in committees. Join local groups. Make your voice heard. Argue using rationality, logic and reason to dismantle this fallacy, but be polite. Engage in conversations whenever you can – you may find others share your point of view but have resisted speaking as they thought they were the only ones.
Our origins are being forgotten and need to be rediscovered and reasserted. Otherwise the hoards amassing on the periphery will just march straight in. And they can because we will be unstable like any culture that has ceased to be relevant.
(Articles reflect the views of the author, and not necessarily those of Luke Nash-Jones, The Red Pill Factory, or Make Britain Great Again.)