by Arthur Foxake, 10 July 2022
Picture: screenshot from an analysis of Orwell's Animal Farm on YouTube
Sometimes I despair for the future of society in all the developed nations — years of indoctrination with left wing ideology in education have taken their toll on our civilisation leaving us with a substantial proportion of the population able to recognise the names of words with words but confused about the meanings and concepts these words, individually or when strung together, are expressing.
If this is party of the long term plan to disrupt society, divide communities and demographic groups and render 'We The People' incapable of resisting the imposition of an authoritarian world government by the business, academic and financial elites then it seems to be working perfectly. Meaning of words are changed, some words are fobidden, the right of free speech is under threat, and arguments about irrelevancies such as gay rights or the right to choose what gender we are, regardless of biology (the modern equivalent of “how many angels can dance on the head of a pin”) obsess the media and political debate while democracy, human rights, individual liberty and both national and personal sovereignty are under incessant attack by idealogues who think they are left wing but in reality are to the right of Roman Emperor Caligula. The Great Reset sweeps all before it as it cruises to ultimate victory.
At least that’s how its supposed to go. Fukuyama’s “The End Of History” was the road map and all we had to do was follow it towards the bright Utopia that was the promise of the future. In reality what happened is that everyone ignored what the Marxists call “contradictions”, essentially the disconnect between ideology and reality, because they were making so much money and instead of dealing with the problem they just papered over the cracks with propaganda (and applied a bit of force here and there where people stubbornly refused to drink the KoolAid). Eventually the contradictions became so glaring that people became unsettled — reality just wasn’t matching expectation. The ordinary people were getting poorer and poorer and their freedoms were being eroded, while the rich got richer and richer, and as always did whatever they wanted to. And the people, the masses (horrible Marxist term but it shows what anelitist gobshite Karl Marx really was,) wanted to know why.
A lifetime of propaganda had drilled into far too many people the “Four Legs Good, Two Legs Bad” ideology of the left that George Orwell satirised in his novella Animal Farm by portraying the leftist elite as pigs, so they couldn’t reach for a political solution.
This was by the plan of course, since we were all told repeatedly in Britain “There Is No Alternative” and there was repeated and concerted attacks on anyone who had the temerity to question the system. So peoples’ frustration and anger were turned inwards, society splintering into competing groups, all arguing about who had the most access to the crumbs falling from the table. Along with this was the rise of outlandish conspiracy theories, explanations that provided patterns heuristically to explain how ‘they’ were doing it to ‘us’. But all the while the system ground on with by now no effective opposition — There Is No Alternative.
The good news is that we in the West might be completely out of our collective trees on our KoolAid but we’re not the world. Think about it — why do we invent enemies out of societies that don’t threaten us? Why do we threaten them? Because they’re challenging our “Rules Based Order” — our hegemony is under threat, and they’re also proving that there are alternatives out there.