Pretending to treat concepts in isolation, and feigning ignorance of context, seems to be the go-to tactic for bad-faith arguments these days.— Ames Grawert (@AmesCG) April 17, 2021
The problem, as Josh well knows, is propping up an imagined white Anglo-Saxon past as a preferred alternative to multiracial democracy. https://t.co/ge6XIpMZxQ
This article pretty much sums up the broad outlines of new impending crisis between populist nationalism and woke progressivism and why the two are on a collision course.
We’ve reached the point where celebrating “uniquely Anglo-Saxon traditions” and “European architecture” is considered “hate” and “racism.” Clearly, the celebration of ANYTHING about America that is White and European is now politically incorrect and verboten. There is absolutely nothing whatsoever that is positive about White Americans including, say, our existence and the republic itself.
“WASHINGTON – Calling for respect of the county’s “uniquely Anglo-Saxon traditions.” Saying the nation’s infrastructure should express the “progeny of European architecture.” Decrying the influence of domestic and international “globalist” forces.
The language used in the would-be Republican congressional America First Caucus’s platform has alarmed many lawmakers and civil rights advocates who say its white nationalist message shows the growing clout of extremism in the right wing of the Republican Party.
Reports of the new faction in Congress first broke last Friday, when Punchbowl News shared a seven-page document outlining the group’s call to continue former President Donald Trump’s agenda.
“It is the firm belief of this caucus that American policy-making needs to get back to first principles, restore a long-term time horizon amongst our nation’s leaders, and instill a greatly internalized sense of service to the American people on part of our elected leaders,” the document said. …”
You can’t use the word “Anglo-Saxon.”
You can get in big trouble for using words like that these days in anything but a negative sense. We’re just now getting around to using emasculating gender neutral language.
It would be “anti-Semitic” to celebrate “Anglo-Saxon traditions.” I’m not joking. I actually recently saw a “journalist” making this argument. I wish that I had taken a screenshot.
How much longer are we going to put up with this shit from the professional managerial class? Why are we putting up with it? Why are these people making up thousands of new make-believe genders and new -isms and -phobias to pathologize traditional values? Why are the rest of us going along with it? Isn’t it obvious that the wealthy and PMCs are defining the boundaries of the “mainstream”?
The roots of this crisis stretch back to the 1910s when the edgiest progressive liberals embraced modernism. It was around this time that the PMC first began to emerge and America’s modernist liberal intelligentsia came into existence. The Modern “mainstream” began to challenge and replace the Victorian “mainstream” in the wake of World War I. It happened so long ago that now we take for granted that our “mainstream” has always existed and always go on existing. The 19th century had its own “mainstream” which was challenged and replaced by the 20th century “mainstream.”
In the decades that followed, America’s modernist liberal intelligentsia embraced antiracism and cosmopolitanism, which became central to their credo by the 1950s. Political correctness and diversity ideology were added as new layers in the 1980s and 1990s. Most recently, atheism and critical social justice or what we call wokeness has been embraced by PMCs and incorporated into their worldview. This cancer has metastasized into a new religious faith which PMCs are now trying to force down our throats. There is no room in this extreme worldview for anything that is White or culturally traditional. It all must be razed to the ground so that the social order can be flipped upside down.