31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.
?There is no truth, only competing agendas.
?All Western (and especially American) claims to moral superiority over Communism/Fascism/Islam are vitiated by the West’s history of racism and colonialism.
?There are no objective standards by which we may judge one culture to be better than another. Anyone who claims that there are such standards is an evil oppressor.
?The prosperity of the West is built on ruthless exploitation of the Third World; therefore Westerners actually deserve to be impoverished and miserable.
?Crime is the fault of society, not the individual criminal. Poor criminals are entitled to what they take. Submitting to criminal predation is more virtuous than resisting it.
?The poor are victims. Criminals are victims. And only victims are virtuous. Therefore only the poor and criminals are virtuous. (Rich people can borrow some virtue by identifying with poor people and criminals.)
?For a virtuous person, violence and war are never justified. It is always better to be a victim than to fight, or even to defend oneself. But ‘oppressed’ people are allowed to use violence anyway; they are merely reflecting the evil of their oppressors.
?When confronted with terror, the only moral course for a Westerner is to apologize for past sins, understand the terrorist’s point of view, and make concessions.
Essay about Coming to America 900 Words | 4 Pages
The only thing one needs to know to measure Noam Chomsky is that the man spent the early 1970s as an apologist for Pol Pot during the same years Pol Pot’s Angkha was building pyramids of skulls in Cambodian cities. Even in a list as long and wretched as that of the Western intellectuals who shilled for totalitarianism, he stands out as a particularly horrible example of where reflexive anti-Americanism and moral blindness (if not active complicity) can lead.
The Frankfurt School Knew Trump Was Coming | The New …
Andy Freeman, forever in the third person for some reason (the desire not to actually address someone tainted with liberalism? Who can say), should read on the Philippines if he thinks America is innocent of colonialism (there’s also the little matter of the 19th century land grab, but apparently that ‘”doesn’t count” for a lot of people).
TWO AMERICAS - bob lonsberry dot com
It’s focus is more on fascism but you can see the affinity with the idea of pernicious memes. I’d highly recommend that you read it, especially if you are tempted to buy into the idea that we are seeing a sort of “proto-fascism” in America’s liberal capitalist society.
My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant - The New York Times
“If you start from these assumptions AND you retreat from the sword, then you must end up with weak thinking.” — I am completely pro-sword. But sometimes the way to victory is to put down a sword and pick up a gun. My problem is that we’re not using our big guns: our ideals, our intelligence, our rationality and our reputation. The military is the weapon of last resort. It’s the two-by-four you pick up when an intruder breaks into your home because you didn’t prevent the break-in in the first place.
Gramscian damage | Armed and Dangerous
America preferred to dominate other countries throughout the 20th century indirectly, by co-opting their elites, as Euro-style colonialism had become unprofitable – basically the natives were getting too restless, reading Marx etc. That system appears to be in the process of breaking down. It’ll be interesting to see what replaces it.