Some ideas affect our minds like highly addictive drugs. Take equality: speak it to a room, and you instantly have a majority, because what it signifies is that everyone will be given the same social status and so will have access to things they desire that they do not merit.
If all men are equal, the beautiful girl might take home the scrawny nerd. If all minds are equal, the plodding Joe might have an idea of genius instead of the genius having that idea. If all social classes are equal, the poor can go to the high class shops and pretend to be lords and ladies of old.
Somewhere in all of us is the desire for power over our life circumstances, where we want to be king for a day despite being born a peasant. We want the Cinderella story, rising from rags to riches, or the Revenge of the Nerds experience, where what we are becomes arbitrary and only what we desire matters.
We call this individualism, and individualism is the basis of Leftism:
Liberalism has always been concerned with security, albeit the security of the individual; institutions, including the state, are all established and sustained by individuals and instrumental to their desires. Indeed, liberalism cannot be understood apart from its normative commitment to individualism. The tradition insists that all persons deserve, and it evaluates institutions according to how far they help individuals achieve these goals. Nor is liberalism anti-statist. Liberal theory has paid particular attention to the state as the institution defined by its ability to make individuals secure and aid their commodious living…Liberalism’s history can be traced from the proto-liberalism in the Reformation to the emergence of the social contract theory and neo-theories, as well as liberalism’s focus on increasing security.
You may have read this before or noticed individualism as the root of Leftism through egalitarianism which ultimately is a cover story for the selfishness of the individual. The individual wants to suffer no consequences for his desires and actions, no matter how greedy, selfish, or perverse they are, and so wants to abolish the threat of loss of social status — in the informal hierarchy of human rank — that occurs when other people notice that his actions are unrealistic, immoral, or just dumb.
Leftism (the root of “liberalism,” which is actually an attempt to tame the extremes of Leftism) defends the individual in his desire to play the game of civilization. An individual seeks to (1) not lose rank for his choices or opinions, (2) still be able to do whatever he wants especially when it results in externalized costs including loss of social order, values, or standards, and (3) conceal the fact that the first is cover for the second. This is why every scam artist since the dawn of time has come on with a message of unselfishness, universal acceptance, equality, pity, love, joy, art, wisdom, the divine, etc. They know how to hack the human brain: tell it that you are not doing what you are doing, then make it a partner in your duplicity so that they are afraid to attack you and afraid to back out. This is the core of Leftism.
Once you are roped into Leftism, however, you have joined a runaway train because “equality” is a concept that expands to fit all situations. At first, it means that you treat people the same when they come to court, whether rich or poor. Few have trouble with that, mainly because few are rich. Then it becomes a demand that we treat people by exactly the same process — bureaucracy, in other words — because this is fair since then no one receives an advantage. You can see how this would please a troupe of monkeys or herd of sheep; no one gets to the fruit or green grass first, so I have a good chance of winning the food lottery!
Over time, however, Leftism expands to crazy places. Give it another fifty years and you have denied the genetic differences between social classes, races, and ethnic groups; you have 75 genders including one for people who love blenders in a Platonic way but find colanders sexy in a breathtaking way; anyone who can prove that they or their group failed at anything can point to whoever succeeded and say, “That’s rightfully mine!” Yes, you have entered a crazy time, and — wake up! smack — it will destroy you, your descendants, your civilization, and everything you value including “muh freedom” and “muh Constitution” unless you destroy it first.
For the last sixty years, since the hippies took over in 1968, we have been a conquered nation. The founding group of Anglo-Americans were exiled and replaced with the Napoleon Dynamite rag-tag of Southern, Eastern, Irish, and Mediterranean European peoples. This group, elected for its SAT scores and degrees instead of its applied intelligence and force of moral character, ran the nation into the ground by chasing the ideological agenda of equality and ignoring other issues.
They ignored our rotting infrastructure. They ignored the collapse of our job market. They ignored the falling value of our currency, and the rising uncertainty as social order collapsed. Now neighbors are strangers, cities are wastelands, men and women are alienated from one another, and just about everything — public or private sector — seems to be run by incompetent bureaucrats who specialize more in grabbing headlines than being effective in a way that is also good. This nation has collapsed from within, and few dare mention it but everyone is thinking about it.
Their biggest single weapon and largest goal has been diversity, or the intent to bring in enough different groups that there can be no culture, standards, values systems, beliefs, genetic heritage, and behaviors in common in this nation anymore. They want to destroy all that is organic, or naturally arising from the circumstances of survival, and all that is connected to our heritage; they want to destroy these things so that they can replace them with Leftist indoctrination. How do we know this? They did it before: the French Revolutionaries were “internationalists” who appealed to all workers of the world, as were the Marxists, the Leninists, and finally we got to the Soviets who explicitly endorsed diversity and tried to make it work by shipping people around the USSR and “naturalizing” them. When that failed, the Russians — and their allies, the Chinese — began to slowly back away from diversity, all the while criticizing the US for its lack of racial equality.
That criticism may have crushed America and Europe. In a desire not to appear unfair to African-Americans and other minorities, these two continents contorted themselves to be accepting of those groups despite the massive cost of diversity. Diversity meant there could no longer be a right way to do anything; we had to accept however any group did it. This ethno-pluralism guaranteed moral relativism and after that, standards collapsed and people raced toward lowest common denominator behavior in sexuality, family, business, and even daily comportment.
Look at films or news reports from fifty years ago. Well-dressed people on streets, acting orderly, participating in shared rituals like church and cultural holidays, able to converse with each other intelligibly, and spending less time on trivialities like red tape, who’s offended today, and other drama, show us what our society could be. Instead, in 1965 we chose to go the diversity route so that the Left could have a permanent voting base, which it got because no minority group votes for Rightists in any significant number. Apparently, the Right slept right through this while fighting its internal battle over trying to work with the Left (cucking) or outright fighting it.
What the Left fears is exposure: once one person speaks of the bare realities of diversity, everyone will know it, and they will start repeating it. This will tear down the web — immigration, both legal and illegal; affirmative action; civil rights; hate crimes law; disparate impact; advertising featuring minorities prominently; miscegenation propaganda in schools — because the hidden truth about diversity will stand revealed. Trump realizes, at some level, that the hidden truth of diversity is that it is designed to replace the historical heritage of Americans with mixed-race people just so they vote Leftist.
Trump has made statements which disturb the Left but strike everyone else as correct. For example, he has pointed out that Leftists are using immigration as a weapon because our laws, based on affirmative action, cause us to give preference to these groups:
“Democrats are the problem,” he wrote. “They don’t care about crime and want illegal immigrants, no matter how bad they may be, to pour into and infest our Country, like MS-13. They can’t win on their terrible policies, so they view them as potential voters!” he wrote.
…”You have to stand for something and you have to stand for safety and security of our country. We can’t let people pour in,” he said. “Maybe it’s politically correct or maybe it’s not. We’ve got to stop separation of the families, but politically correct or not, we have a country that needs security, that needs safety, that has to be protected.”
Trump has taken a stand against the affirmative action view, which holds that if someone is not “privileged” like we are that we owe them a redistribution of our wealth including national citizenship, by pointing out that affirmative action results in the needy many overrunning the few, as we see in Europe. He pointedly referred to the threat of America, like Europe, becoming a “migrant camp”:
The United States will not be a migrant camp, and it will not be a refugee holding facility. Won’t be. You look at what’s happening in Europe, you look at what’s happening in other places; we can’t allow that to happen to the United States. Not on my watch.
…But just remember: A country without borders is not a country at all. We need borders. We need security. We need safety. We have to take care of our people.
For now, “our people” means people legally here, but the backlash is spreading further as other conservatives wake from their Ichabod Crane-esque stupor and point out that what we are seeing here is population replacement, not merely ethnic restaurants, and wants to avoid fundamental transformation of their nation into a third world mixed-race state:
The existential question, however, thus remains: How does the West, America included, stop the flood tide of migrants before it alters forever the political and demographic character of our nations and our civilization?
The U.S. Hispanic population, already estimated at nearly 60 million, is predicted to exceed 100 million by 2050, just 32 years away.
…And Trump is not backing down. Monday he tweeted:
“The people of Germany are turning against their leadership as migration is rocking the already tenuous Berlin coalition. Crime in Germany is way up. Big mistake made all over Europe in allowing millions of people in who have so strongly and violently changed their culture!”
…We are truly dealing here with an ideology of Western suicide.
The Left has paralyzed our brains with the notion of affirmative action because affirmative action style thinking is pure egalitarian thinking: we want all people to be equal, so take from those who have more and give it to those who have less. That way, everyone is equal and no one wants, which since we assume want is the basis of conflict, means that we can have “peace.”
Against this view a new outlook arises which states that we do not owe anyone else anything. We owe it to ourselves to succeed, and others can see what we did and emulate us. We need to stand on our own, not replace ourselves with guilt for how unequal the world is, has always been, and is apparently designed to be. Our best path belongs to ourselves and if we succeed at it, everyone benefits.
We want identities of our own. This does not mean political identities, like “Communist” or “muh Constitution,” but civilizational identities, where we can say that we are a people with a common heritage, shared values arising from our shared genetics, and a shared destiny in becoming what we were always destined to be. We cannot have this with immigration, diversity, affirmative action, and any egalitarian programs because those will always prioritize the Other over us.
A vast change stalks the West. Europe and America are slowly coming out of the stupor of the past fifty years. As the first layers peel away, we see the beginnings of what will be a long path of throwing out bad ideas and replacing them not with moral or ideological ideas, but realistic ones. From this we will emerge stronger, with the possibility of creating a great future for ourselves instead of merely surviving what has obviously become a dying system.