This is the chilling future the green nazis have in mind for us. We will be expected to embrace the idea of living lives of poverty, filth and misery, without heating and with very little food. And we will be expected to welcome this as a good thing. We must all reduce our “ecological footprint” to the level of the poorest nations on Earth. And the poor nations must resign themselves to remaining poor for ever, in the interests of “biodiversity.”
This is the agenda of the hardline eco-fascist World Wildlife Fund. What they are planning is nothing less than the greatest crime against humanity in human history. This is evil on a scale the Nazis could only dream of. They intend to take away all hope from the human species. This is a hate crime, make no mistake about it.
The de-christianisation of society has other results other than the obvious ones – it’s also one of the reasons people today are so disconnected from the western cultural tradition. It’s not just that Christians are in a minority; many people today know nothing whatever about Christianity. You can’t appreciate Renaissance painting or 16th century English poetry if you have no idea who the figures in biblical paintings are, or if you have no concept of what things like grace mean.
I’m not suggesting that one has to be a Christian or that one can only appreciate our art and our literature if one is a Christian, but de-christianisation has now progressed so far that many people are not even familiar with the Bible as literature. And the King James version of the Bible is great literature, whether you’re a believer or not.
Of course the churches haven’t helped by substituting new translations for the KJV, translations that remove all the poetry and beauty.
This is a double victory for the cultural Marxists, since by alienating people from their cultural heritage you alienate them their history and from their traditions.
And anyone who’s read their Orwell knows the State doesn’t want us to know our own history.
There was a time when the measure of morality was sexual behaviour, getting married and raising kids, being honest and generally treating people decently. Now the measure of morality is physical health.
If you’re obese, or even overweight, that’s seen as somehow immoral. If you don’t conform to some nonsensical body mass index you’re a bad person. If you don’t exercise you’re wicked. If, God forbid, you drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes (both perfectly legal activities) you’re beyond the Pale. Even smoking in the open air is now immoral.
If you eat cheeseburgers and fries instead of tofu and mung beans, and drink coffee instead of carrot juice, you’re committing health-crime. It’s regarded in the same way that sexual deviance was regarded in the 50s. Pretty soon you’ll have to buy your cheeseburger in a plain brown wrapper and sneak it home to eat in private so no-one will witness your perverted behaviour.
Even worse we are increasingly prepared to let the government tell us what we should eat and when we should exercise. Leftists love this idea because it’s all about control and it gives the government more power. And it provides opportunities for new bureaucracies to be set up. Bureaucracies that will be inefficient, wasteful, intrusive and totally unnecessary – everything the Left loves.
Of course as with anything the Left embraces with enthusiasm there’s always an anti-capitalist agenda in there somewhere. In this case it’s the hysteria about fast food. Leftists hate fast food because it’s fast, convenient, cheap, nourishing and it tastes good. Fast food companies make money because they’re efficient and they give customers what they want. That goes against everything the Left stands for. Fast food is great for families and the Left is not exactly big on the idea of families.
There’s a reason why there’s a Burger King but no Tofu King. It’s because burgers taste great while tofu tastes like cardboard. Eating a burger is enjoyable so it must be bad. The Nanny State should do something about this. And it will. If we let it. And it appears that we will.
Even among conservatives Patrick J. Buchanan is a somewhat controversial figure but his 2002 book The Death of the West
is a pretty good account of how our civilisation is being destroyed from within.
Demographic collapse and massive Third World immigration are the most obvious threats but Buchanan also takes aim at the climate of political correctness and the self-hatred of liberal elites.
He provides a good rundown on the long history of cultural marxism which is of course the real key to the decline of our civilisation. Also in his sights are modernist artists with their agenda of misery, ugliness, degradation and hared of the West (an agenda shared by modern Hollywood).
Unusually (and pleasingly) for a book of this type Buchanan includes some tips on how to fight back.
The Thought Police in Britain are now pursuing bloggers who do outrageous things like expressing support for heterosexual marriage, which ironically happens to be the law of the land. It’s another attack on what little remains of freedom of speech. Freedom of speech has aleady gone by the board in Australia as evidenced by the persecution of Andrew Bolt. Now it seems that Britain is going down the same slippery slope.
Melanie Phillips has an interesting article up on girls and bullying. While it’s fashionable to blame facebook I personally suspect the real culprit is feminism which has given us angry hate-filled women who are just looking for someone or something to lash out at because they’ve been brainwashed into seeing themselves as perennial victims.
Sarah Maid of Albion has an excellent post on Reassigning Races – the way both government and the media are desperately trying to cover up the true extent of crime committed by ethnic minorities. Just turn the ethnic minorities into whites when they commit crimes. We can’t have people thinking that Designated Victim Groups might actually be the perpetrators rather than the victims of crime.
Anyone naïve enough to think the Left believes in democracy should read Peter C. Glover’s recent article The Rise of Leftist Eco-Fascism. Prison or possibly even execution for global warming sceptics and an end to democracy – that’s the Green Left’s agenda.
It looks like the greenies will be re-opening Belsen soon. And no, I’m not joking.
One thing that the political class in the west has not yet figured out is that voters no longer vote for a major political party. They simply vote against whoever happens to be in power. Voters are not motivated by enthusiasm for the party they vote for but by anger (in fact rage rather than mere anger) with the party they are voting against.
This is the pattern we’ve seen in recent Australian elections. The voters have not been expressing any great love for the LNP Coalition but they have been expressing a profound disgust and hatred for the incumbent Labor governments and for the Gillard Federal Labor government.
This is also what we’ve seen in the recent local government elections in Britain. If Ed Milliband thinks the result was a ringing endorsement of New Labor he’s living in a fantasy world. The result is simply a reflection of the electorate’s intense dislike of the New Tories (who are almost indistiguishable these days from New Labor). The defeat of Ken Livingstone in London does not indicate that people love Boris Johnson. It merely shows that if you put up a sufficiently bad candidate (and it would be hard to find a worse candidate than Red Ken) you can still lose even if the nationwide trend is on your side.
Similarly if Mitt Romney wins the US election (which seems unlikely but just barely possible) it will not be a sign that Romney has captured the imagination of the electors but a sign of the extent to which Obama has angered Americans.
What Australia, Britain and the US have in common is the lack of a clear alternative to the major parties. The Liberal Democrats can clearly no longer be taken seriously in Britain and while the UKIP has improved significantly on past results it has not yet convinced most Britons that it’s a viable alternative. The strong showing by Marine Le Pen in the French presidential elections and the success of the Freedom Party in the last Dutch general elections both serve to show that if a viable alternative does present itself then a significant number of voters will abandon their allegiance to the major parties. In fact a larger and larger proportion voters no longer have any true political allegiance – they simply choose the lesser of two evils.
It is clear that there is an opportunity in Britain, the US and Australia for a true conservative party should one ever arise.
If you’re a communist May Day is a day for celebration. If you’re a decent human being on the other hand then it’s more appropriate to join Ilya Somin in renaming it Victims of Communism Day. A day to remember the 80 to 100 million people killed by communism.
It’s even more appropriate since this evil ideology is not dead. Far from it. It has simply gone under cover. It has adopted a number of disguises. The communist threat is as real as ever but today the threat comes from communist and Trotskyist fronts like the Occupy Wall Street movement and the “green” movement. The threat comes from the cultural marxists in our schools and universities, in our governments and our bureaucracy, and in the mainstream media. Communism is more dangerous than ever.
Their agenda has not changed. Their use of apparently innocuous front organisations has not changed.