They're not selling coffee. They're selling the image of the good dad that is happy that his daughter is a homosexual. Radlibs get this wrong. They think capital cynically uses their politics to sell stuff when in reality their politics are the product. https://t.co/6ldAmIbRpW— Mike P's Juice Squeeze ? (@MikePsJuice) January 18, 2020
Keith Woods makes some excellent points here.
There seems to be a consensus forming on this issue. Mencius Moldbug calls the current liberal order a distributed despotism. Rusty Reno’s book Return of the Strong Gods was about how therapeutic liberalism came to define itself against nationalism and in favor of all the processes that critiqued, weakened and subverted our traditional culture after World War II in order to repress the “authoritarian personality” and “proto-fascism.”
Yesterday, I was watching an interview with Tom Holland about his new book Dominion: How the Christian Revolution Remade the World. According to Holland, Christianity had a good run in the West down to World War II. He made some similar observations about its decline.
Skip to 34:15.
In the aftermath of World War II, Hitler replaced Satan and Auschwitz replaced Hell in Christian demonology. Racism became the ultimate evil in the postwar era. Everything that Nazism stood for whether it was racialism, nationalism or anti-Semitism became evil while the opposite of Nazism became good. The shadow of Nazism had a massive distorting effect on Christianity which in the television and film era became a sub-culture and adjunct to liberalism. Liberals hijacked and redefined Christianity to suit their own humanist values. This new version of Christianity which exists to bless the liberal order is collapsing and has been deserted in droves.