Why do we live in a time of such staggering racial and cultural decline?
I’ve heard all kinds of answers over the years. I have spent decades researching the subject to satisfy my own curiosity. When I first came across the pro-White sphere back in 2001, the conventional wisdom was that America had declined because Jews had seized control of the media and polluted our culture. Prior to this recent development in the 20th century, White America had been a great place to live.
It turns out that the old timers were basically right. Ask yourself the following questions. What is American identity in our own times? What is American morality in our own times? What is the composition and structure of the current American elite? Is this a recent change that is playing out or something that we see over the long span of American history? Was a foreign element introduced somewhere along the way that rose to the apex of the American elite and altered the course of American history?
Once again, if we were to step in a time machine and return to the age of Theodore Roosevelt, William Jennings Bryan and the old Eastern establishment, we would find a vastly different America. There was a common identity and morality and respect for culture. Eastern WASPs still dominated this country as they had done since the War Between the States. These people had their own media and cultural institutions. The Victorian mainstream of 19th century American was dominated by what was stigmatized and attacked by its critics as the Genteel Tradition. These people were the custodians of our culture and set the standards of identity and morality. They wielded their cultural power to select our elites and elevate some figures while marginalizing others. They were the creative class of their time.
The origins of our world and the end of their world stem from the same causes. In the years around World War I, Americans lived through a cultural revolution in which what had been the “mainstream” of 19th century America collapsed and gave way to what evolved into the “mainstream” of 20th century America. The rise of Hollywood, for example, can be traced back to the development of film in the 1910s and 1920s. The rise of the “mainstream media” can be traced back to the founding of radio networks like NBC and CBS in the `1920s. The New Republic which became the flagship of the new liberalism was founded in 1914. The New Yorker which became another one of its key institutions was founded in the 1920s. The New York Times only became the “newspaper of record” between the World Wars. Oswald Garrison Villard remade The Nation from a Genteel publication and young modernist editors gradually took over control of older Genteel institutions like The Atlantic. Mass circulation magazines like Time were founded in the 1920s. Modernism was popularized by the advertising industry which embraced the modernist aesthetic to sell more products to consumers through glamorous Hollywood celebrities and the literature of the era. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and the Losters who decamped to Paris and the South of France in the 1920s were paid to shape the tastes of Americans back home. Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Vanity Fair, The Smart Set and other “smart magazines” that were dialed into the expatriates and French culture popularized the modernist aesthetic and sensibility among liberal elites in the 1920s.
After this cultural revolution, there is a decisive shift in power to the new modernist liberal elite in New York and Los Angeles. The technologies of film, radio and later television shifted and concentrated cultural power into the hands of a small metropolitan elite, which from this point becomes increasingly although never exclusively Jewish, who became gatekeepers of the new “mainstream.” In every small town and rural hamlet in America, culture becomes what is playing out on a national stage in movies or on the radio or television from the 1920s down to our times. The creation of the mass media and mass culture and this concentration of cultural power in New York and Los Angeles inevitably gave the new cultural elite in these places the canvas on which to reshape America’s national identity, sensibility and moral sense in their own image which is exactly what happened. The dominant culture is no longer Christianity or local and regional custom passed down through tradition mediated by, say, local newspapers and state universities. It is beamed out from New York and Los Angeles and passively consumed in the Heartland.
You could say that it is an exaggeration or embellishment to lay it all at the feet of the Jews taking control of the mass media. This is still the central dynamic though. The cultural insurgents who toppled the Eastern WASPs and their Genteel culture and who killed off Victorian America came from a variety of different ethnic backgrounds. Some were Anglos like Randolph Bourne. Some were Germans like H.L. Mencken. Some were Jews like Walter Lippmann and later the New York Intellectuals in the 1930s. The thing that they all shared in common was a modernist sensibility and specifically an animus against the Victorian status quo and an iconoclastic commitment to its central doctrine of cultural liberation. Perhaps it would more more accurate and say that Jews were the conductors of this cultural revolution and lots of shortsighted Whites participated in the insurgency for their own reasons. World War I was exploited to topple the old Victorian mainstream and World War II was used to legitimize the new “mainstream.”
The creation and popularization of the -isms were a way that this new modernist liberal elite expressed their rejection of the old mainstream. They stigmatized it as immoral. We see “racism,” for example, going from a term which was virtually unknown in America to the greatest of all human failings in the years between 1938 and 1945. Racial science had recently only fallen out of favor in the 1920s. This development was due to Hollywood and the mainstream media and World War II propaganda. Similarly, everything that could be associated with the Third Reich – anti-Semitism, nationalism, eugenics, racial science and so on – becomes tainted and taboo only in the wake of World War II. The Victorians had been perceived as “racist.” Their successors were “antiracist.” They were rejecting the old mainstream.
We can go on down the list. The very origins of feminism can be traced back to modernism and its ideal of the “New Woman.” Sexual liberation had always been one of the causes dearest to the insurgents due to their ideal of cultural liberation and their love of H.G. Wells and their uncritical embrace of Sigmund Freud. Women had to be liberated from patriarchy. Homosexuals had to be liberated from heteronormativity. Blacks had to be liberated from white supremacy. Immigrants had to be liberated from the natives who demanded their assimilation into America’s Anglo-Saxon culture. It was necessary to create new -isms like racism, sexism, nativism and homophobia to stigmatize and pathologize the old order.
America had not always been this way. The best way to understand our world is to see the 20th century mainstream as a rejection and inversion of the 19th century mainstream. The current elite which is progressive with a modernist sensibility has a stereotype of the past and its values and ideals are based on rejecting the past. If blacks were once repressed under white supremacy, they are now put up on a pedestal. If White males once ran this country, now they must get woke and check their privilege. The current elite defines their own negative identity and values based on this image of the past.
This is how we ended up in this place. Over the course of the last century, our current elite had no grand idea beyond tearing down and debasing America’s traditional identity, culture and morality. Morality is now nothing but a collection of -isms and -phobias which have been developed and nurtured over the course of the last century. “Culture” is nothing but keeping up with the latest trends and fads. America’s national identity is a negation and inversion of what used to be its old identity. You could say that a new elite rose to power in the early 20th century and essentially have been vandalizing the country that they conquered ever since. They understand themselves as rejecting what came before their reign.