Our woke opponents are laughing at us

Dec 15, 2020 by

by Peter Mullen, The Conservative Woman:

[…]  Victory in the culture wars was guaranteed once Christianity had died in the soul of Western man. This happened at a speed which the revolutionaries could hardly have imagined in their most optimistic moments. I described the conflict as ‘culture wars’. In fact there was only a phoney war, as Christian civilisation surrendered immediately the first shots were fired. For example, the Church of England is now thoroughly secularised. The new crusades are for Diversity, Inclusivity, Black Lives Matter, Extinction Rebellion, Abortion mimicking the Holocaust and the normalisation of homosexuality. Coming in a matter of eighteen months: homosexual marriages solemnised in our parish churches.

The method of the revolutionaries was an ideology of perpetual change, the human spirit the subject and victim of endless malleability. This method found its rationale in the doctrine of ‘absolute historicism’, which meant that all morals, values and standards were products of the age. There are no absolute moral standards and morality itself should be seen as something which is ‘socially constructed’.

The leading light – one is tempted to say misleading darkness – of the 1960s revolution was Herbert Marcuse (1898-1979) who invented Critical Theory whose supporters repeated over and again the slogans that Western societies are racist, sexist, xenophobic, homophobic, anti-Semitic, fascist and Nazi. The fundamental ambition of Critical Theory was the mass inculcation of ‘cultural pessimism’ and ‘alienation’ wherein a people, though prosperous and free, comes to see its society and country as oppressive, evil and unworthy of affection and love.

Marcuse knew that past revolutions had prospered by the use of rallying oratory and persuasive books, but he believed drugs and sex were better weapons. In his book Eros and Civilisation he called for the universal embrace of the Pleasure Principle – derived of course from Freud – and the creation of a world of ‘polymorphous perversity’. It was like the trumpet call of the pagans and bacchanalians who stirred the Israelites to the licentiousness of the Golden Calf while Moses was up the mountain talking with God. His famous slogan caught on worldwide: ‘Make love, not war.’

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