But there are other fascinating posts, such as this one, on the cult of anti-racism. Or, as we say around here, WAYCISM (you have to use your Elmer Fudd voice when you say that one).
A snip [sans the embedded links, which you can find on that second one]:
In some countries, you can be thrown in jail for being rude to members of a protected class. Every day we see news stories from Europe about someone being hauled in front of a judge for the crime of hate speech. In France, they are hauling the leader of a major political party into court under suspicion of bad-think.
In America, your career is at risk if you violate any of the sacred taboos. If you fail to show proper enthusiasm for the one true faith, you run the risk of being expelled from polite society. The term of art is “Watsoned.” Now, the social media giants are “disappearing” people for violating the new religion, by banning their accounts. Robert Stacy McCain is the most recent example.
This new religion is not a reaction to or even a response to the traditional Christianity it seeks to replace. Instead, it is just a collection of aspirations cobbled together in order to fill the void where Christianity once existed in the culture. It’s often completely irrational. The NBA is hailed for its diversity, while the Oscars are pilloried for their lack of diversity.
He’s joined an alternate to Twitter, called Quitter. I don’t know whether to join them in solidarity, or wait until they do what they did to R.S. McCain.
I like McCain: he’s brash, bright and spicy. I liked him even more when he stood up for Diana West. He’s the place to go for an overview of what’s being said in the swamps of our Vast Right Wing Conspiracy (thanks, Hillary, for yet another insertion of your strange ‘thinking’ into the American lexicon when you gave us VRWC). Where would we be without Hillary? Bill’s satyriasis seems picayune in comparison to his wife’s destruction of MENA…
[Yes, I do go on…] Here’s my excerpt from the Z Man. Any emphases are mine, as are the asides:
The feuding and blood letting we are seeing in the American political class is one of those rare chances to [peek] behind the curtain of power, at what really is going on with our rulers. The other day the NYTimes dropped a bombshell report on how Chuck Schumer, Marco Rubio and Roger Ailes tried to hoodwink conservatives into buying off on amnesty*. The gist of the story is it was an orchestrated effort to have Fox News sell a Democrat policy to conservatives.
As much as this damages Fox News, it also damages the Left. Their voters loathe the idea that the fix is in and that both parties plot in secret to hose the voters. Liberals hate this more than conservatives, who tend to suspect it anyway. In the past, this is the sort of story that would never be reported, but today the lines are breaking and it is a free-for-all. The NYTimes is taking a shot at Fox, even if it helps Trump, who they hate.
Of course, the on-going implosion of conservative media offers the best glimpse into the reality of the so-called conservative movement.
[NOTE & ASIDE: I finally lost my Conservative virginity when these felons and climbers attacked Diana West for her definitive exposure of FDR’s clique. There is no one so angry as a ravaged former Conservative virgin who thought her heroes reeked of authenticity when in actuality they were of a different order of stink altogether. They turned out to be little more than pushy peniscrania with a bad case of hamartia. We need a 5th Act Shakespeare history to sort out the villains. Except they’re not dead, even though they smell mighty like fishwrap — D.]
We see some of them pledging to support Hillary Clinton. Others have broken into the old liberal chants from the Bush years. Still others are claiming Trump is a member of the KKK, the Nazi Party, the Italian Mafia and a Progressive Democrat. I guess that’s what George Bush meant when he said he wanted to be a “uniter” not a divider.
The shocking part for many Americans is seeing people who have spent decades claiming to be their champion, suddenly turn on them and call them morons and fascists. But, it’s what happens when the lines break down and there is no longer anyone around to maintain order. We see the true nature of the combatants. In this case, most of the people in conservative media never cared much for their customers. The audience is just there to be farmed, like cattle.
[NOTE & ASIDE: Yeah, what we have now is a whole lot of formerly docile cattle crashing through the fences. The first of us to leave the farm, people like the above-mentioned Stacy McCain and Diana West, took the most pain from the electric fence when they broke through. We who followed could step into the open in the places they’d broken through. On the other hand, when Gates of Vienna was slammed and shamed by Pajamas Media for our “racist” commentary in a descriptive essay by El Inglés, that was our prodromal shock.]
Scrape away the ranting and raving and what you see is…
…that all of them have been committed to the open borders project.
[NOTE & ASIDE: In other words, at some level, these traitors are Soros puppets, new-world-order-with-promises-they’ll-be-on-top opportunists. That’s the Occam’s Razor explanation for otherwise inexplicable tawdry behavior. Either that or they’ve been bitten by some virus-spreading mosquito.]
Mickey Kaus pointed out a year ago that the simplest way to derail Donald Trump was for the party to adopt the polices of Jeff Sessions. These are wildly popular with voters and well within the traditions of America. They could not do it. They were willing to go to war with their own voters in order to save the open borders dream.
There are plenty of examples from history where the ruling elite has decided that a popular belief had to be purged. Wodinism was purged from the British Isles by force. Whole villages were forcibly converted to the new religion. This only worked because the people doing the converting were believers too and their new religion offered something of value to the converted. If Christianity was good enough for the king, then the people could go along with it.
The fantasy of open borders turns this on its head. The managerial elites live in bunkered communities, immune from the costs of open borders. They live in these Potemkin villages that resemble college campuses, where the diversity is only skin deep. Everyone has an advanced degree, a job in government and a worldview to match it. The people they plan to forcibly convert are the people they intend to stick with the cost of it, while the elites plan to enjoy the benefits.
The insanity of this plan is that it assumes things about humans that, if true, would spell the end of the managerial class. After all, if people are willing to go along with having the value of their citizenship vaporized, that means they no longer see it as having any value. How in the world will the managerial class command loyalty from the people when there is no longer any point in being loyal? After all, you can’t have patriotic duty without patriotism and you can’t have that if it no longer has any value.
What we are seeing here is something about how the Cloud People view the Dirt People. Loyalty to a society has always been anchored in loyalty to the people in that society. A man is willing to take up the sword on behalf of the king, because the king is doing the same for his subjects. In other words, you’re not fighting for the king, you’re fighting for what the king embodies, what the king represents. Loyalty flows in both directions.
What’s happening is the a realization on the part of the Dirt People that the Cloud People hold them in contempt. What started out as some small skirmishes over the last decade, have now turned into a full blown war and the lines of the political establishment have broken. We’re getting to see the ugly truth that lies behind them. For most people, this is infuriating and that’s why they have flocked to the evil dirt monster that is Donald Trump.
It’s also why the bellowing from conservative media over Trump has backfired. The people are angry at the Republicans for their treachery. They are hardly going to listen to the party’s propaganda organs lecture them on the need to be loyal in the fight against the dirt monster. If anything, like the peasants in the Italian countryside when Alaric approached Rome, they will side with the wrecker.
* Get your hot dirt right here.
Hat tip: WRSA.