This has all happened before, it need not happen again.

Our brothers and sisters on the left are adrift, following (by their own choice) the capricious gods of the market place.  Their priests, though they would never call them that, have laid the foundations of their teaching upon the sands of inversion.

 

The Wages of Inversion

BY DAVID SOLWAY November 27, 2017, PJMedia.

We live in an age in which things are no longer what they are supposed to be. Words have come to denote the opposite of what they signify. Cultural institutions on which we rely to serve our personal and national interests have morphed into caricatures of their original intentions, working against their foundational purposes.

Linguistic and institutional inversion is the time-dishonored strategy of totalitarian systems and is generally associated with the theory and practice of the Left, which has infiltrated the culture and polity of the free world, particularly in the areas of language use, the media, education, the arts and gender relations. The democratic West is now at the mercy of its own reverse polarity.

We have certainly warned them that they are lost and adrift.  Yet they persist they are on the true path.  Our words, like silent raindrops, fell.

And that rainfall is getting heavier.

[…Continued]

Language

One recalls the famous slogans of Orwell’s Ingsoc: War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength. These contradictions are no longer as absurd as 1984 [published in 1949] makes them out to be. What Orwell called Newspeak has entered the practice of the West at levels never before seen. A society in which language has been so denatured as to operate on the principle of inversion, beyond even the institutional euphemisms of political correctness, has no future. Samuel Butler saw this coming in his premonitory steampunk novel Erewhon, an anagram for Nowhere. We have got things backward.

Well, some of us certainly do.  Those who have read and understood both history and literature will note a strong parallel to the 21 year respite between the World Wars and the world around us today.  Take for instance Kipling’s 1919 warning:

Then the Gods of the Market tumbled, and their smooth-tongued wizards withdrew
And the hearts of the meanest were humbled and began to believe it was true
That All is not Gold that Glitters, and Two and Two make Four
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings limped up to explain it once more.

As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man
There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.
That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
And the burnt Fool’s bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;

And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!

This has indeed all happened before.  Whether it shall happen again or not is a choice.

[Continued]

Thus a blood-saturated religion is rinsed for public consumption as the “religion of peace.” An insurgent army of fascist brownshirts calls itself Antifa. “Inclusion” has come to mean the exclusion of those who do not conform to a prescribed ideology. “Diversity” is an antonymic synonym for monolithic groupthink. “Affirmative action” affirms racism in the guise of anti-racism. Sexual jokes, lewd comments and even innocent displays of affection or interest on the part of men are subsumed under the category of “sexual assault” and are said to constitute infallible signs of male depravity; similarly the term “rape culture,” prominent on campus, refers to a non-existent entity and has come to describe normal sexual and romantic behavior.

The mantra of “Social Justice” is the conceptual umbrella under which all such aberrations take shelter. It is nothing but a stand-in for flagrant injustice, exacting tribute from decent hardworking people and struggling entrepreneurs to benefit a largely parasitical class of those who claim to be oppressed or who affect to be offended. Indeed, what Michael Walsh calls the “decriminalization of crime in the name of ‘social justice,’ long a goal of the cultural-Marxist left, [leads to] social disruption, mistrust, resentment, lawlessness and, if left unchecked, anarchy and civil war.” What social justice has to do with a just society escapes us almost perfectly. In fact, the former is the diametric opposite of the latter. As philosopher Roger Scruton writes in The Meaning of Conservatism, “the greatest threat to just dealings between people is the attempt to remake society from above, in conformity with a conception of ‘social justice’.”

“All Greeks know what is right.  Only the Spartans do it.”  Be a Spartan.  Take a Stand.  Do not reward this perversion with silence.

Please do read the rest of Solway’s essay as he documents the Left’s perversion of our institutions.

And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:

27And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

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  • jim_m

    It will happen. THe only concern is if we can avoid being swept up in their ruin with them.

    • Walter_Cronanty

      Their ruin will spare no one – except, of course, their own cadre of Hugo Chavez elites.

  • Wild_Willie

    Very, very good post. Timely and needed to inspire us to speak up in any venue or conversation where ignorance is spoken. For years I kept my mouth shut thinking myself to be polite but in actuality I was causing some harm. Since President Trump’s win, I changed that position and speak up when wrong is said or done. For instance, our government is now being exposed as corrupt and bankrupt of any moral sense for their citizens. They are now being attacked by their own works and stands they have taken in the past. The MSM is being told directly how false they are.

    Do you think ANY of the current problems in our government would be exposed had Hillary won? This is why the left is going berserk as is the establishment. How dare the citizens have a say. Long overdue. We the people are the country. Not fringe groups, lobbyist’s and especially political figures.

  • Walter_Cronanty

    I’m not quite sure of the politics of the author [Isolationist, Leftist, Populist?], but I love the title of the article: “Fascism Came To America Wrapped In A Rainbow Flag And Wearing A Pussyhat”

  • pennywit

    This has all happened before, it need not happen again.

    Until somebody goes and invents the Cylons again.

      • Interesting times indeed…

      • pennywit

        Don’t you know? She’s Lucifer’s mom now.

        • Haven’t really kept up with her after that, aside from that SF bit – Ascension a few years back. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3696720/

          If she’s on Lucifer, might have to catch that…

        • Retired military

          Hopefully they don’t keep bringing her back. I really am not impressed with that part. To me it detracts from the show. Sorta like Robert Wagner (Denozo’s dad) is annoying as hell when he is on NCIS and I generally fast forward any scenes he is in. Same goes for whoever is playing Leo Getz in lethal weapon. I hated Joe Pesci and I don’t like the character in the series either.

          But I do think she is hot though.

          • She’s back, but no longer as Lucifer’s mom. The meatbag She possessed survived Her banishment and has no memory of the time between her brush with death (that opened her to being possessed) and waking up on the beach.

  • Hank_M

    Great article.

    And I can’t help thinking…..this is why we have Trump.

  • Retired military

    “Be a Spartan, take a stand”
    One of the reasons I like Trump. Look at the empty chair photo op from yesterday. Bush, McCain, or Romney would have never done what Trump did. They would have slunk with their tails between their legs and went all kissy face. Instead Trump blasts Pelosi and Schumer and show them as the petulant babies they are. If McCuckold McConnel and Rino Ryan grew some balls they could get stuff past in Congress. The thing is it is easy for them to be pussies.

    • Scalia

      That photo should be a Caption Contest entry.

    • When the other side has the better hookers and blow, you can understand why they’re trying hard to be as conciliatory as possible.

      Funny, though, that I was being rather facetious about the hookers and blow thing. But now, with what we’re finding out about the um… ‘unrestrained’ behavior of our supposed ‘betters’ on the left, I’m thinking it might actually have been true! 😉

  • Paul Hooson