I could share some stories.
Just the other day, I was linked by the media to a murder plot by a terrorist group. I didn’t know any of those people. I never even left my house. I just sit here and write about news, politics and history on a daily basis. Still, an Antifa group thought those people MAY have read my website, so that was picked up and recycled as a “story” by the media.
There isn’t a single thing that I believe that wasn’t at some point or another a part of our traditional culture in the South before the Baby Boomer generation. Normalcy and perversion have traded places under liberalism. Progress is the subversion of norms. As our ancestors were fond of saying, liberals are fond of novelties which they mistake for progress.
“Admittedly, such a transformation may be painful. But, its advocates say, sacrifices must be made if we are to establish a just society. The history of mankind is a history of discrimination—by white races against black, men against women, Europeans against non-Europeans, heterosexuals against homosexuals. The counterforces impeding progress are legion: sexism, racism, homophobia, and many others. All of them must be monitored and eliminated. To this end, the friends of freedom should employ all the instruments at their disposal, from legal punishment to social ostracism, from education to browbeating. The enemies of the needed transformation do not deserve compassion.
This description sounds like a caricature, but it is not. As an example, let us take the new concept of marriage. It is said to be an important sign of progress that marriage is no longer defined as the union of one man and one woman. Allowing anyone to marry anyone without regard to sex is far more “inclusive.” This revolutionary change has met with opposition from various groups, who make many good arguments—biological, moral, historical, theological. But this is of no help. Opposition is met with force, not counterargument. …
The monopoly of the liberal super-theory sustains itself by identifying ever-new enemies of freedom. The monopoly cannot survive without mobilizing its functionaries to fight what Orwell called thought crimes. Today’s thought crimes are many: sexism, racism, Islamophobia, binarism, misogyny, homophobia, eurocentrism, and ageism, to name a few. I find myself impressed by the number. It is larger than the number of thought crimes that existed in the communist system, which was, one might have thought, unsurpassable in its determination to find the enemies and destroy them. But liberalism has surpassed it. …”
I won’t even bother to run the always multiplying -isms and -phobias through Google Ngram Viewer. None of this bullshit had any traction until World War II.
Ryszard Legutko is correct to point out how traditional morality vanishes under liberalism. I’ve made this same point many times before here. Morality has become conforming to the laundry list of -isms and -phobias. It has nothing to do with qualities like honesty, fortitude, courage, loyalty and so forth anymore. Good people are those who conform their lives to political correctness. Bad people are those who disagree. The best people of all are the thought police.
Note: By the time you finish reading this article, a new -ism or -phobia will have been created in some academic department and conservatives will have surrendered to it.