So, I was just reading Ross Douthat’s latest take on Who Are We?
Can you believe this shit? That’s literally the look on my face.
“Then for a variety of reasons — a necessary reckoning with white supremacism, a new and diverse wave of immigration, the pull of a more globalist ethos, the waning of institutional religion — that mid-century story stopped making as much sense. In its place emerged a left-wing narrative that stands in judgment on the racist-misogynist-robber baron past, and a mainstream liberal narrative that has room for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Alexander Hamilton (as opposed to the slightly more Trumpish genuine article) and Emma Lazarus, but feels unsure about the rest. …
Trump’s ascent is, in part, an attempt to restore their story to pre-eminence. It’s a restoration attempt that can’t succeed, because the country has changed too much, and because that national narrative required correction. The myth of the “Lost Cause” had to die, the reality of racial wrongs required more acknowledgment, the Judeo-Christian center had to make room for a larger plurality of faiths.
But so far we haven’t found a way to correct the story while honoring its full sweep — including all the white-male-Protestant-European protagonists to whom, for all their sins, we owe so much of our inheritance.
Instead liberalism, under pressure from the left, has become steadily more anxious about its political and cultural progenitors, with Woodrow Wilson joining Jackson and Jefferson in the dock. Meanwhile the right’s narrative has become steadily more exclusionary — religious-conservative outreach to Muslims has given way to Islamophobia, racial optimism has been replaced by white resentment. …”
Then for a variety of reasons – it just happened. Why?
Why did the traditional narrative unravel at that particular moment in America history? Why was it replaced by the emerging leftwing cosmopolitan narrative? There’s got to be a reason, right? Douthat is going out of his way here to avoid mentioning the real reason.
It was the Jews, wasn’t it? You can’t talk about the course of American liberalism or the American Left in the 20th century without mentioning the cumulative impact of Jewish influence. It’s like trying to talk about the solar system without mentioning the sun. It doesn’t make any sense at all. Literally the most important thing that happened was that around the mid-20th century America’s traditional Anglo-Protestant elite was replaced by a cosmopolitan Jewish elite!
We can spend all day here talking about the details of why that happened:
– The switch to meritocracy at the Ivy League universities.
– Jewish success in business.
– The rise of Hollywood which was a Jewish creation.
– The creation of Jewish disciplinary institutions like the ADL and SPLC.
– The rise of the mass media (radio, television, film, newspapers, publishing) and the corresponding Jewish penetration and dominance over the mass media.
– The context of the Second World War and Cold War.
– The Jewish crusade against “racism” in science.
The bottom line is that America began the 20th century with an Anglo-Protestant elite that clung to the traditional American narrative. It began the 21st century with a cosmopolitan Jewish elite and a completely different origin myth and symbol complex. Jews had amassed enormous fortunes. They had a massive cultural influence due their concentration in culturally sensitive areas like the news and entertainment media and academia. They changed the discourse around race, culture and sexuality.
Is it anti-Semitic to say that? I don’t care. It’s true. That’s the heart of the problem and anyone tells you otherwise like Ross Douthat is bullshitting you because they are a scared little conservative. Around the mid-20th century, America acquired an alien Jewish elite drawn from Central and Eastern Europe. Many volumes have been written about the subject if you know where to look.
America’s Jewish elite is seriously alienated from America’s White Christian majority population. Significantly, it elevates Gentiles who are themselves deviants who are alienated from White Christian America, and in doing so their interaction at the top of the social pyramid compounds the problem. As a people, Jews have always conceived of themselves as “outsiders.” These people nurse ancient grudges. Suddenly, they found themselves thrust into the highest levels of the American elite. They were now the “insiders” and our culture radically changed as a result.
I got to be honest with you. The Jews aren’t any good at being “insiders” in Gentile societies. If you look at European history, this has a track record of not ending well, which is precisely why millions of Jews had the foresight to move to Israel. This cycle is not exactly a new phenomenon. The fact that we are even talking about it and avoiding the elephant in the room is an indicator. We’ve got all these legions of alienated Jewish leftists who are antagonizing White people and just can’t stop themselves.
That’s the real reason why we can’t correct the story, Ross.