Can a Liberal please explain…. pic.twitter.com/fZi8ro1ZNO— ???CanAditude??? (@CanAditude) July 15, 2020
Again, this is not ok. This happened a few moments ago and I’m pretty upset about it. Please let me do my job. pic.twitter.com/Q9orTR2ZuE— Ali Warshavsky (@Ali_Warshavsky) July 16, 2020
It is hard to say which is worse.
I want to draw a distinction. This might be confusing to some readers.
When I criticize “woke supremacy,” I am referring to Woke people whose worldview is based on Critical Social Justice Theory. These people are leftists and their intellectual roots trace back ultimately to the Frankfurt School in Weimar Germany. The New Left, Postmodernists and modern Social Justice warriors who believe in intersectionality built their creed of political correctness on top of this intellectual foundation. These people are all on the Far Left whose roots are not in liberalism, but in communism, socialism, anarchism and other extreme leftwing ideologies.
When I criticize “liberalism,” I am referring to three distinct branches of it which make up the mainstream of American politics. Progressive liberals are the Center Left. Conservative liberals are the Center Right. Libertarians are fundamentalist liberals. They are also part of the Center Right or the mainstream Right. Progressive liberals or the Center Left are allied with the Far Left. Moderates who are socially conservative and economically populist are the swing voters torn between these camps.
I’ve already written at length about how liberalism is a solvent. Liberal societies are in “a state of thaw” or perpetual social revolution. They are steadily losing cohesion because liberal principles are incompatible with order, cohesion, continuity, stability, decency and normalcy. A liberal society is like a melting ice cube on a hot summer day or an AIDS patient whose immune system has been destroyed by HIV. Everything is based on the freedom of the individual. Society has no right to defend itself and crumbles.
James Lindsay is correct that Critical Social Justice Theory is a solvent that is destroying liberal societies. Liberalism is also a solvent though. The former is accelerating the decomposition of the latter. If the Far Left didn’t exist in the United States, the liberal mainstream alone would eventually lead to national decomposition by dissolving our social order. As things stand today, the Center Left and Far Left are political allies who work together to advance their mutual goal of national decomposition.
In the Anti-Racism Crisis, Explained, I pointed out it is a mistake to see progressive liberals and the Far Left as being at odds. “Anti-racism” was a critique that began on the Far Left, but it was mainstreamed in the 1940s once the Center Left bought into it during World War II. What is happening now is that the Center Left is losing control of the monster which they created and nurtured for so long to repress nationalism. The whole postwar order is built upon the repression of the Far Right.
Every single one of these factions is pushing toward the same goal in their own way: conservative liberals and libertarians, progressive liberals and the Woke mobs of the Far Left. They are all sliding toward the destruction of social order and the ultimate loss of national cohesion and stability. The David Frenches of the world are the ones who make the Nikole Hannah-Joneses of the world possible.