Culture Wars/Current Controversies

Overcoming Our Ideological Tribal Biases

This commentary relates to the article that is adjacent to this one concerning “New Age Nazis.”

By Adam Ormes

For the most part, this is a hideously shallow analysis, written by someone who appears to identify with the bankrupt position of liberal centrism. But even so, the author perhaps unintentionally succeeds in bringing a few intriguing things to the fore.
Specifically, that the last time a significant proportion of the population began to get wise to the egregious behaviour of the owner class, and had begun to take steps towards correcting the suicidal course of their culture, this consciousness was divided and funneled into the quarreling twin errors of Bolshevism and Fascism. Thereby preventing that emergent consciousness from maturing into a wholeness.
Particularly during the 30s, after the Wall Street Crash and ensuing Great Depression, but also earlier, people on both sides of the political spectrum were beginning to formulate a clearer understanding of how badly rigged the economic game was, and momentum for meaningful change began to build. I speak of movements such as Distributism, Social Credit, Georgism, Social Threefolding, Guild Socialism, Syndicalism, Mutualism, etc. All of which precious few people have ever heard of… one must ask why.

Returning to the article, were one so inclined, one could quite easily assemble a more coherent picture through integrating the realities which the opposing “extremist” caricatures derive from. However, once again, it isn’t in the interests of certain parties for that to happen.
Are we capable of overcoming our ideological tribal biases, and begin to perceive, rather than live solely from inherited concepts? As if not, then Divide et Impera has proved to be a very effective social engineering strategy to quickly neutralise any threats to the inner workings of the Empire.
In reality, there is no such thing as “the Left” or “the Right”. There are simply human beings, and their relationships. I would propose that thinking in these obsolete categories will get one precisely nowhere. The time has come for a real understanding of what it means to be human, and in relation to other human beings and the living world which we inhabit. I’d say that we need to hold a funeral for the political spectrum… may it rest in pieces. Mercureality beckons.

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