April 19, 2012
Keith Preston discusses the ideology of present day Western elites. Topics include:
- Why Keith prefers the term “totalitarian humanism” to describe Political Correctness;
- Various theories on the origins of the totalitarian humanist world view and the conflict between realist and other-worldly thinking in traditional Western intellectual life;
- How the Left embraces the Other as a means of denying human nature and how totalitarian humanism has become the self-legitimating ideology of modern Western states;
- The demographics of totalitarian humanism and why the primary constituency for PC is found in the upper middle class;
- How the mainstream “culture wars” represents a class conflict between the rising culturally leftist upper middle class and the dying traditional WASP elites;
- Why a class revolution has occurred in Western civilization in recent decades that is comparable to the bourgeois revolutions against the traditional aristocratic orders that transpired in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Categories: Political Correctness/Totalitarian Humanism
“Why a class revolution has occurred in Western civilization in recent decades that is comparable to the bourgeois revolutions against the traditional aristocratic orders that transpired in the 18th and 19th centuries.”
I’ve noticed that this revolution occured largely without physical violence, which I see as percursor to what will become the norm in postmodernity, at least in industrialized societies. Classes will lose their power to others slowly and steadily, not through violence but simple institutional turnover. I think this applies to the ATS plan in that it will likely focus on passive aggression (i.e. tax refusal, counter-ecomonics) and secession than on offensive revolution. However, I think this will occur in a future scenario in which the TH “New Class” has already declined and been replaced with upwardly mobile representatives of Other groups, with overt ethnonationalism and chauvanism (and Third World cultural conservatism) replacing TH.
I also think, that given the Brazilianization and deterioration of the US economy at that point, it will be a case of a dead society splintering into a number of new societies. I lack the historical literacy to name a parallel to this, however.