MC’s latest essay takes a look at the cultural destruction wrought by the Left as it implements its utopian socialist ideals.
The Emotions of Socialism
My cousin once told me that ‘socialism’ has to be right, or else life is not worth living. This has the irrationality of a religion, and it is this emotional view of politics that the socialist elite cynically exploits. But it is really all about the Garden of Eden, and whether mankind was corrupted or not. Is mankind intrinsically good, or thoroughly bad? Socialism appears to seek to rebuild Eden, at least for its elites, but to do this it must make its drones feel elitist and intrinsically ‘good’.
So whilst the elite enjoy their Eden, they must keep close watch on the gatehouse. They must at all costs keep the aspiration to the Edenic utopia going, but deny access to all but their own clique. So the foot soldiers of socialism labour for a utopia to which they are denied access by their own leaders.
This is the hoax at the heart of the problem.
There are prime weapons to keep the drones droning. For the middle-class college-educated there is the emotional appeal of striving for a better world. For the working classes there is the cradle-to-grave assurance of socialised medicine, unemployment benefits and pensions. And for those who don’t want to work, there are the welfare payouts.
But the cost is enormous, and this is where the careful propaganda comes in. Socialism within a democracy needs the worker to pay for the shirker. The real currency is not the dollar or the euro; it is the vote, and votes are won by targeted propaganda.
The middle class must have their egos stroked. They must be convinced that they are ‘good’ and ‘kind’, and that their ‘superior’ intellect puts them above the masses. The working class must be constantly kept in a state of fear, fear that they will lose everything. The scroungers need to have ever more desirable carrots dangled in front of them.
In the last twenty or so years, the elites have created a new group, the ‘itinerants’: foreign immigrants who are attracted by higher wages or welfare payments to settle the country but to also proselytize culture, to muscle out their own cultural lebensraum at the expense of the local indigenous culture.
The socialist elite always intended this to happen, it is a pre-planned part of the process. The whole concept of multiculturalism was pre-designed to accommodate this wave of hostile immigration.
What we need to understand is: Why?