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While SJWism can be compared to a religious cult in many ways, it is also similar to the leftist anticlerical movements in the past that ended up creating cults of anti-religion. The “Cult of Reason” created by the French revolutionaries, the theocratic atheism of Marxist-Leninist states, and the church burnings and massacres of priests by the Spanish revolutionaries are the obvious examples. Religion no longer has nearly the influence it did in feudal societies. However, the use of racism as a self-legitimating ideology by the state existed well into the modern period and is of more recent memory. In fact, racial-eugenic pseudo-science became prevalent during the 19th century at the same time that the influence of traditional religion was declining in the West. Hence, the modern left has replaced the cult of anti-religion with the cult of anti-racism, which ends up looking a lot like racism, just like the older left-wing cults of anti-religion ended up looking a lot like a theocracy.
“Beware that, when fighting monsters, you yourself do not become a monster… for when you gaze long into the abyss. The abyss gazes also into you.”―