A reader named VunderGuyasks how we Christians and our allies among all men of goodwill shall win the Culture Wars?
How do we especially take back Hollywood? How do we take back academia? How do we take back the publishing world?
Another reader, Brian Niemeier, speaking on another topic, nonetheless answered this question so well, that I here quote him in full:
PC’s ability to perpetuate itself is limited by what Mr. Wright calls the Unreality Principle. In everyday life, real world experience slowly but inevitably “rebuilds the compiler”. That’s why the Left must cling to their control over academia and the media. They use these mouthpieces to constantly barrage us with PC propaganda while the government coerces our conformity via hate crimes legislation and affirmative action.
Human nature cannot be changed and always reasserts itself. The fire always burns no matter how often the PC Commissars insist that we can touch it without harm. If that weren’t the case, there would be no reason to oppose them.
The amount of time and money that the Left must spend suppressing the natural formation of traditions has always been exorbitant, and it is now unsustainable.
Their education monopoly becomes irrelevant as the number of people homeschooling and/or declining to attend college rapidly increases.
The major network news shows that once controlled public opinion have lost credibility with all but an aging minority.
Audiences are deserting Hollywood in droves due to summer blockbuster fatigue and stagnant storytelling that insults them.
Independent publishing has already broken the New York establishment’s back. The PC gatekeepers still man their posts, but the walls have come down.
On a related note, the SFWA and Hugo debacles have inoculated gamers against PC’s recent incursion into video games, where the customer base is offering fierce resistance that’s caught the Leftists off guard.
PC is indeed like a virus–one that kills or sterilizes its victims. Those, like us, who are immune to it are likely to pass that immunity on to our children.
Thus, while PC may have created an ideological massa damnata, it has left a faithful remnant who will rebuild civilization.
I submit that victory shall be ours by using the same methods we used to overthrow the Roman Empire and replace paganism with Christianity.
First, we must pray. We must live differently from the pagans around us, according to standards of higher discipline, displaying more fidelity in marriage, eschewing divorce, assisting the poor and downtrodden, and living lives so holy that even the devils are amazed.
Second, by being willing to suffer public scorn, loss of prestige, position, and fortune for Christ.
Third, by being open, vocal, coordinated, and relentless in our efforts. Fourth, by staying on message and never giving an inch.
Fifth and last, by showing the imagination of man that no one can live in the craven airless cesspool of the mental environment of political correctness, but that men flourish and grow strong and brave, not to mention more sexually appealing, in the walled gardens of the Church and the battlefields of life.
The Left did not take over the culture in an evening, nor in a summer, but after a century of hard and patient and tireless work, and it was the work of many hands acting according to one ideal, one vision, one philosophy.
It is, namely, the visions of hell, of gulag, of death camps, which make the Leftists salivate like Pavlov’s dogs. The Left are not repelled by the Holocaust, by the purges of Stalin or the genocides (yes, I mean genocide in the plural) of Mao, but erotically stimulated, attracted and allured to it, and they dream night and day how to get enough power over their fellow man to commit such atrocities again. They do not want to make an omelet: their pleasure comes from smashing eggs. If you do not believe me, go into any modern art museum. There you will see concrete visual depictions of their internal emotional and moral nature, the invisible things made visible.
We have truth, beauty, virtue, life, honesty, delight, joy, forgiveness, mercy, justice, reason, logic and sanity on our side, not to mention The Almighty. We are promised that things will get worse, apocalyptic levels of worse, before they get better, New Jerusalem Levels of better. Let not your heart be troubled. Fear nothing but the Lord.
Note: this is a reprint of a column from last week, reincarnated here because the comments thread had been highjacked by a Jew-hater, a form of life Americans since World War Two have rightly found too despicable to tolerate.
I am astonished and disheartened that any vile soul of that sort would think his remarks welcome among civilized men. We live to destroy you.
We destroyed the branch of Leftism known as Nazism. No longer are their words and thoughts regarded as worth answering. They exist only in an outer darkness, ignored and despised. After the Cold War, however, a similar purge of Socialism, Leftism, Nihilism from Christendom was not done. Indeed, the collapse of the example of the Soviet Union seemed to encourage the Leftists to greater efforts, and their abortive and malign philosophy became the default of our once-great civilization.
To abolish them into the windy night lands where they will gnaw on their own entrails for spite, starved of influence and praise, this is what our task is now. This is the next great battle against the darkness and the princes of the darkness.
Addendum: Vox Popoli links to this article, and adds a comment too good not to share:
You cannot reason with the willfully insane.