Category: Political Correctness/Totalitarian Humanism

Despised—A Review

By Henry George, Quillette A review of Despised: Why the Modern Left Loathes the Working Class by Paul Embery. Polity, 216 pages (November 2020) In the 2019 British general election, the Labour Party was eviscerated, losing 60 seats and handing the Conservative Party a massive 80-seat majority. The […]

A Word on “Cultural Marxism”

By Sean Gabb Andrew Percy is a Conservative Member of Parliament and is the “co-chair” of the All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism. Writing in The Jewish Chronicle on the 24th November 2020, he said this about the term Cultural Marxism: I wrote to all Conservative MPs some time […]

Workers vs. Wokeness: Recognizing Campus Social Justice as a Luxury Good

By Jonathan Kay, Quillette “While art has long maintained a symbiotic relationship with bourgeois state power, there’s still something deeply unsettling about our supposedly ‘radical’ artists manufacturing consent on behalf of one of our two entrenched capitalist parties,” wrote artist and self-described “culturally agnostic Marxist” Adam Lehrer in […]

Cultural Marxism Is Marxist

By William Lind, Chronicles Our current cultural madness can trace its lineage back to the Frankfurt School, where innovative Marxists developed a new approach to deconstruct Western civilization. A shadow haunts the world. Over the last 75 years it has spread its errors over everything: art, education, music, […]

Tipper Gore’s Revenge?

What do Trumpists, Alt-Rightists, Jacobin magazine, and Brett Weinstein all have in common? They’re all considered to be enemies of the techno-oligarch/new clerisy rising ruling class, and they’ve all been banned by certain powers that be. Jacobin is pro the “pink tide” movements in Latin America so that […]

The WASP Roots of the Social Justice Movement

I am skeptical as to whether “social justice” fundamentalism could have developed outside of the context of WASP culture. And “totalitarian humanism” generally seems to be the most heavily entrenched in historically Protestant countries (the Anglosphere, Germany, the “Lowlands,” and Scandinavia). It seems to be a substitute for […]

Kant, the Old Racist

I can’t say I really have a problem with canceling Kant. If religion is the opium of the masses, then philosophical idealism, moral realism, and deontological ethics are the opium of the intellectuals. By Norbert Bolz, TELOS The art of scandalizing is inexhaustible. In Kant’s Anthropology, there are […]

Noam Chomsky On Political Correctness

It’s hard to believe the guy who wrote “Manufacturing Consent” and “Necessary Illusions” could be so blinkered. This is a completely clueless conversation that was painful to listen to. It basically amounts to Chomsky, Sam Sedar, and Nomiki Konst claiming that PC culture is merely about being nice […]

Why Is Wokeness Winning?

By Andrew Sullivan, The Weekly Dish A question I’ve wrestled with this past year or so is a pretty basic one: if critical race/gender/queer theory is unfalsifiable postmodern claptrap, as I have long contended, how has it conquered so many institutions so swiftly? It’s been a staggering achievement, […]

Suicide of the Liberals

By Gary Saul Morson First Things Between 1900 and 1917, waves of unprecedented terror struck Russia. Several parties professing incompatible ideologies competed (and cooperated) in causing havoc. Between 1905 and 1907, nearly 4,500 government officials and about as many private individuals were killed or injured. Between 1908 and […]

The Challenge of Marxism

By Yoram Hazony I. The collapse of institutional liberalism For a generation after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, most Americans and Europeans regarded Marxism as an enemy that had been defeated once and for all. But they were wrong. A mere 30 years later, Marxism […]

Please, The Capitalist Class is Anything But Conservative

By Paul Gottfried The American Conservative In a perceptive and properly passionate piece on why “woke capitalism is a vanguard of unfreedom,” Rod Dreher notes that American corporations have become radically totalitarian and socially destructive. In pursuit of intersectional politics and anti-white, anti-male indoctrination, corporate executives now impose […]

Is the Left Eating Itself?

This is a pretty good summary of what is problematic about what is often passed off as the “left” today. The totalitarian humanist left essentially wishes to compromise Enlightenment values like free speech, freedom of religion, due process, etc. for the sake of “repressive tolerance” and to compromise […]