It is interesting how the totalitarian humanist ideology is largely replacing mainline Protestantism (like Episcopalianism) as the dominant religion of the WASP upper middle class, and is even finding its way into traditionally “conservative” religious denominations like the Catholic Church, the Southern Baptist Convention, and even non-denominational “low […]
The United States has always been an unusually religious nation for an advanced industrial society. Other nations with comparable levels of advancement in Western Europe, East Asia, and Oceania are generally far less religious. But that seems to be changing. However, it is a coincidence that totalitarian humanism […]
This is a must-watch. These fellows discuss how totalitarian humanism is a type of secularized Christian moralism that is primarily rooted in the upper-middle class. The “social justice camp” that Coleman Hughes describes sounds like something out of the “Jesus camp” movie. I remember the days when totalitarian […]
Totalitarian humanists attack a gay leftist professor.
The white middle-class do-gooders at DSA disown a black man who actually grew up under Jim Crow and is an accomplished Marxist academic.
I generally agree with Paul’s and Joseph’s argument that as soon as they get a comfortable enough electoral majority, the Democrats will likely move toward restructuring the electoral system in a way that will essentially allow them to maintain permanent victory, through methods like court-packing, increasing the size […]
There is something of an “evangelical to SJW pipeline.” By Joseph Bottom Spiked-Online Woke anti-racism certainly appears to have taken on the trappings of religion. White people have been seen washing the feet of black people and asking for forgiveness, a ritual firmly in line with the Christian […]
Notice that “cancel culture” has impacted people on the left, right, and who are apolitical. In a society that has both the Internet and polarization driven by various teams of fanatics, what needs to happen is for the First Amendment to be extended to include corporations, social media, […]
The main problem with the Left is that it always becomes the Right once in power. This article by Matt Taibbi illustrates very well why I am completely indifferent to domestic American politics. The Red Tribe and the Blue Tribe deserve each other every bit as much as […]
SJWs go after the morals of two gay guys.
Many people are regrettably confused about what gets passed off as “leftism” in the USA. Historically, the original “left” were the classical liberals of the 18th century who favored republicanism over absolute monarchies. In this sense, virtually all Americans are “leftists” even Rush Limbaugh and Alex Jones. In […]
Given that the Republican “base” of older white evangelicals and nativists is rapidly shrinking, I’ve often wondered where the GOP would get their replacement constituency from. It appears this #WalkAway movement may be part of their effort to “elect a new people” (Bertolt Brecht). #WalkAway seems to be […]
A classic work featuring essays by ex-Communists that was originally published in the 1950s. Today’s totalitarian humanists are going to produce a whole new generation of “god that failed” types and already appears to be doing so. The danger is that they will go the Sidney Hook, Frank […]
I am briefly mentioned in this article. By Paul Gottfried Chronicles Although I have spent much of my scholarly life warning against inappropriate comparisons between Nazis or fascists and the pet peeves of academics and journalists, I myself am now using the F-word (as in fascist) or really […]
Ten years ago, I identified what I considered to be the “ten core demographics” that proponents of the ideas we discuss here at ATS will have to reach in order to eventually find the Holy Grail. The original piece is available here. It is interesting to evaluate the […]
This interview contains my general take on the great lumpenproletarian cultural revolution of 2020 from a Howard Cosell perspective.
The Neocon Review attacks Biden’s embrace of totalitarian humanism. Many of them are probably secretly hoping Biden will get elected, and worry that Biden will push centrist voters to the right with this stuff. Ever since the Trump era began, the neocons have been divided between those who […]
One of the most interesting things about totalitarian humanism is the way that it bypasses traditional methods of censorship imposed by State and Church, and merely farms it out to corporations (the economic arms fo the state), the media (the televangelism of totalitarian humanism), and the universities (the […]
There already has been. Trumpism from the mainstream (although that’s not why he was elected, his faux populism is why he is prez) and the Alt-Right on the margins. The comments thread for this is interesting. Whenever I mention the idea of peaceful separation, the response I usually […]
This video makes many valid points, and the speaker’s own YouTube channel has a lot of very good stuff. But it is a grave error to abandon either the SJW/Antifa Left (supposed ) far-left or the (supposed center-left) Democratic Party (“walk away”) only to embrace the Republicans, Trumpism, […]
A race war would not be helpful to anyone, ethnic minorities, and the left least of all. I want to explain Critical Race Theory to you. I just want to help you understand it, so I sat down with my microphone and no real plan except to talk […]
Mikhail Bakunin was an early theorist of anarchist revolution AND and an early anarchist critic of authoritarian leftism. Today’s anarchists need to be reading Bakunin, and not “critical race theory,” and today’s critics of PC culture need to be reading Bakunin and not watching Dave Rubin. Marxists.Org Written: […]
A companion work to Berkman’s “The Bolshevik Myth.” Summary on Wikipedia. Full text at The Anarchist Library. Forget Ben Shapiro. Read Emma Goldman.
This kind of stuff is what our critics of political correctness, totalitarian humanism, “cultural Marxism” (a misnomer,) wokeness, cancel culture, etc. need to be reading, and not watching FOX News or PragerU videos. There is a summary fo this book on Wikipedia. The full text is available at […]
The Babylon Bee vs. The New Clerisy. The ruling class has found its perfect divide and conquer tool. This video is a must-watch. This stuff reminds me of the therapy cults I used to encounter when I was a psychology student in the late 80s/early 90s as well […]
This is kind of a minor league version of when the Red Guards of the Cultural Revolution were purging the elderly veterans of the original Chinese Revolution.
James Lindsay outlines the intellectual trajectory of totalitarian humanism, political correctness, wokeness, cultural Marxism, whatever one wants to call it, pretty thoroughly in this, although I would add more emphasis on 19th century Progressive Christianity and Maoism during the Cultural Revolution period than what he mentions. He focuses […]
A political scientist describes the methods the Democrats will eventually use to create a one-party state (which he favors as a “progressive”). The Dutton strategy that was devised in 1970 (co-optation of the cultural left by corporate liberals) is nearly complete half a century later. As soon as […]
I came across this recent statement from a leftist activist. The comments below were made as part of a wider argument that opposition to PC is nothing more special pleading by reactionaries who merely want to be exempt from criticism, which is the standard leftist reply to criticisms […]
I found these comments on a Twitter thread. I reposted it here because it is a good example of the kinds of arguments used by defenders of PC, wokeness, cancel culture, etc. I could offer an extensive critique of this but it’s probably sufficient to say that this […]
By Keith Preston A book published a couple of years ago, which is reviewed by the Guardian below, outlines the structural methods the Democrats will eventually use to create a de facto one-party state as they continue to gain the upper hand through cultural, demographic, technological, generational, and […]
James Lindsay on the theology of the new theocracy. The two most important things that are happening in the developed world at the present time are the re-feudalization of class relations and the growth of totalitarian humanism as the self-legitimating ideology of the rising ruling class. Just as […]
About all you need to know about “wokeness” in 1 minute and 44 seconds. 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 […]
This is an interesting discussion between two people that were once SJW-types. One of them worked in the entertainment industry, and the other in organizational development/human resources (two of the “ideas industries” where the SJW ideology is most prevalent). Their comparison of SJWism with religious extremism/cultism is apt. […]
This is consistent with the findings of the “Hidden Tribes” study from a couple of years ago, i..e. that totalitarian humanism is primarily a phenomenon of the (predominantly white) left-wing of the upper-middle class, who are concentrated in the “ideas industries,” which gives them a platform much larger […]
The liberal left calls out the SJW left but doesn’t want anything to do with the anti-imperialist left.
Essentially, we have a four-way fight on our hands. One against the state/ruling class/power elite. One against the far-right, and one against the far-left. A serious fourth position would involve drawing from the lumpenproletariat, the 46% percent, the radical center, the exhausted minority, disaffected reds and blues, and […]
Wokeness, “cancel culture,” political correctness, etc. is merely the loyalty oaths, satanic panic, or the “just say no” of the present era. Has any of this do-gooder stuff helped even one person pay rent, resulted in the release of a single prisoner, or prevented even one bomb from […]
“A Latino friend of mine pointed out today that what we are seeing in Portland is a light version of CIA operations in El Salvador, Columbia, Chile and other Latin American countries in the 70s and 80s. The US propped up dictators and organized coups. The US helped […]
By Wesley The Point News Prior to 2020 cancel culture was arguably apolitical, but as we near the impending re-election of Donald Trump, cancel culture has become weaponised by his largely left-wing enemies on social media platforms but when it became apparent that Trump was on uncancellable cancel […]
By Dean Brooke The Point News Miss Swimsuit UK has been stripped of her title after criticising the Black Lives Matter movement. The winner of the Miss Swimsuit UK competition has had her title revoked after a recent post published on Facebook relating to the Black Lives Matter […]
A couple of traditional conservatives provide a pretty good discussion of what the rising forces of totalitarian humanism actually are, i.e. opportunists that will make common cause with the Deep State, the capitalist class, and the military-industrial complex in order to obtain power while repressing, subordinating, or purging […]
This is a pretty good overview of the totalitarian humanist ideology from a conservative perspective. Anti-authoritarian radicals of any kind (left, right, center, religious, anarchist or libertarian) need to be aware of this stuff. None of this has anything to do with one’s positions on topical issues […]
This segment indirectly raises the important point that some opponents of PC/wokeness/cancel culture, from both the right and sectors of the left, always make exceptions for their favorite issues or causes, whether it’s supporting Israel or opposing burning the flag.
From the text of the 1976 Constitution of Enver Hoxha’s Albania. Sound familiar? Article 53 Citizens enjoy the freedom of speech, the press, organization, association, assembly and public manifestation. The state guarantees the realization of these freedoms, it creates the conditions for them, and makes available the necessary […]
By Jesse Singal Reason I’m not usually a fan of the saying “a hit dog will holler,” which basically boils down to “if someone responds angrily to an accusation, they are probably guilty.” Sometimes, when someone is unfairly attacked or wrongly accused, they respond to it with vitriol […]
This is a pretty good discussion of this issue from Kyle. I agree with much of what he says, although I wish he would have given more recognition to the centuries-long history of censorship and state repression by leftist regimes. Usually, the response I get from leftists when […]
The part about “anti-racist racism” (around 3:45) is interesting.
A WWE matchup. I suppose it has never occurred to any of these guys that systemic racism can exist within the context of a totalitarian humanist regime, just as class oppression can exist in a Communist regime, or that ethnic Germans were oppressed by the Third Reich.
A quasi-SJW makes his case. The main problem that I have with his arguments is that he seems to imply that all non-leftist thought is by definition illegitimate and/or the equivalent of fascism. Although I agree with his point that right-wingers are often only in favor of free […]