Writing in the Wall Street Journal opinion pages, Shelby Steele argues that the American left is now consumed by hate because, “lacking worthy menaces to fight, it is driven to find a replacement for racism.” He’s wrong. The truth is that the left, American or otherwise, has always been consumed by hate.
It is becoming increasingly apparent that significant swathes of the American public, especially the young, are proponents of socialism and communism. Or at least what they believe socialism and communism to be, anyway.
Of course, anyone remotely familiar with history and human nature knows that equality can exist only at the expense of liberty — or worse. Or, as Rush put it, “the trees are all kept equal by hatchet, axe, and saw”.
Unfortunately, due in large part to the Left’s ironclad grip on academia, the modern Western public has been kept largely blind to the full horrors of the Bolshevik menace. This is particularly troubling for this writer, whose family suffered greatly at the hands of the USSR.
Last year marked the 500th anniversary of one of history’s greatest calamities: the Protestant Reformation.
Perplexingly, some in Rome in their eternal wisdom (infernal wisdom, perhaps?) felt it appropriate to honor the event with pomp and circumstance and a celebratory postage stamp. Yet make no mistake: The Protestant Reformation was a tragic disaster, the terrible effects of which continue to unfold to this day.
The folks over at the “North American New Right” website Counter Currents may have revealed themselves to be little more than classical liberals in reactionary clothing. And indeed despite peddling pagan Nazi trash by the likes of Salvitri Devi, it seems Editor-in-Chief Greg Johnson would actually be more at home with Jean-Jacques Rousseau than Julius Evola.
Johnson appeared on YouTuber Tara McCarthy‘s show to debate with other YouTuber Styxhexenhammer666. Before Styx came on, Johnson gave a basic overview of what he deemed the “historic rationale” for ethno-nationalism, and in doing so touched directly on nationalism’s liberal, revolutionary Jacobin origins.
“The first Whig was the devil.” – Samuel Johnson
“The left is a collection of those who blame society for nature’s shabby treatment of them.” – Nicolás Gómez Dávila
It is worth noting that contemporary social justice warriors would, in more noble and civilized times, be considered archetypal evil villains.
The average social justice warrior, indeed any radical leftist really, is driven at his core by resentment, generally against those perceived to have some sort of ‘unfair’ privilege, and fueled by his own feelings of inadequacy.
Thus we see obese women shouting body positivity and demanding to be called beautiful, misanthropic feminists decrying a patriarchy that exists only in their minds, and a socio-political environment that is increasingly and openly hostile to white people in general.