“The corruption of the PMC” pretty much describes every story that we talk about these days. It is not merely the nutty professors writing diatribes about American history or the usual outbursts from Hollywood celebrities anymore. In recent years, the torch of social justice ideology that was lit in elite academia has spread to the military, “intelligence community,” big business, professional sports, children’s entertainment, the churches, K-12 education, book publishing, “journalism” and government. It has also trickled down to the level of violent street mobs.
“I’m exaggerating the suddenness of this new narrative, but not by much. Things changed astonishingly quickly after 2014, when Just America escaped campuses and pervaded the wider culture. First, the “softer” professions gave way. Book publishers released a torrent of titles on race and identity, which year after year won the most prestigious prizes. Newspapers and magazines known for aspiring to reportorial objectivity shifted toward an activist model of journalism, adopting new values and assumptions along with a brand-new language: systemic racism, white supremacy, white privilege, anti-Blackness, marginalized communities, decolonization, toxic masculinity. Similar changes came to arts organizations, philanthropies, scientific institutions, technology monopolies, and finally corporate America and the Democratic Party. The incontestable principle of inclusion drove the changes, which smuggled in more threatening features that have come to characterize identity politics and social justice: monolithic group thought, hostility to open debate, and a taste for moral coercion. …“
It has spread to things like the COVID vaccine distribution and the racial composition of the pilots who work for airlines. It has even crossed the ultimate barrier into medicine and the hard sciences. The biggest story of the 21st century – the origin of COVID-19 – was buried due to the concern that investigating the lab leak hypothesis would promote “anti-Asian racism.”
Note: Anti-white racism isn’t just acceptable. It is “social justice.”