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Fear of the Left
he dominant force in America and many other Western countries today is fear of the Left.
This is a result of the fact that the most dynamic religion of the past 100 years has been neither Christianity nor Islam. It has been leftism. Whoever does not recognize this does not understand the contemporary world.
Leftism—in its incarnations, such as Marxism, communism and socialism; expressed through egalitarianism, environmentalism and feminism; in its denigration of capitalism and Western civilization, especially America and Israel; in its supplanting of Christianity and Judaism; through its influence on Christianity and Judaism; in its celebration of race; and in its replacing of reason with romanticism—has almost completely taken over the news and entertainment media and institutions of education.
The Left knows that it cannot win a fair debate. So they use intimidation to censor views it does not like. Nothing new. Same thing happened in the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany.
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I've been thinking something and it's related to Mark Fisher's idea of capitalist realism
Keeping in mind Fisher's assertion that capitalism has dominated the political and economic systems of the west so completely that a coherent alternative can't be properly imagined AND so many young people self identify as 'socialist' or 'communist' is because....... to them, their vision of a functioning socialist American society doesn't look much different from a functioning capitalist American one. They have no frame of reference because their Overton window merges these two contradictions more than half completely and they're not aware they are doing this......
The best shot at breaking the spell is to try and ground their free floating ambivalence to reality by having them compare America not to the beautiful world of the future in their own heads, but to look instead back into the recent and more distant past, and compare America to that
I have a certain notoriety among the lesser gods........