It can be argued that even though the pre-globalist society was not in any way perfect, the post-internationalist extreme-liberal society displays such a blatantly worse, shocking lack of morality and solidarity that we wish for the past as the lesser evil, writes Hanne Nabintu Herland in the new book The Culture War. How the West lost its greatness.
In recent decades, Western culture has undergone dramatic changes. Radical new elites have broken down historical values in order to create a new world order with new sets of ethics. They have pushed for strong globalised world views, and the current establishment now dominates the public through tight control over the media. We are profoundly challenged by an authoritarian liberal extremism.
Just as the early form of Capitalism won the battle as the ruling economic model, the extreme liberals won the social revolution in the West. They have brutally implemented their intolerant ideology, smothering opposition.
The hope was to produce a utopian, internationalist society where religion no longer existed, the traditional family was dissolved, national borders disappeared, and everyone lived together in peace and harmony. This was backed by the economic elites, who profited from the gains of a globalist structure.
Today, many grumbles that the opposite happened, we did not enter a world of utopianism, but returned to feudality, bound to the lords of debt, suffering under the break-down of marriage while mental and psychological illnesses, drug abuse and family tragedies explode.
Man is enslaved yet again in a cunning system of political repression. Society crumbles under the weight of financial crisis, a perverted Capitalism based on greed and abuse is hailed as the new norm, in a culture of decadence, hedonism, war, racial clashes and social upheaval.Get your copy of The Culture War. How the West lost its greatness on Amazon, Barnes and Noble or in local bookstores.
This is happening while the ultra-rich Western elites carefully assemble the wealth into their own hands. Only a few individuals now own more than half of world assets, according to Oxfam. The same elites own much of the mainstream media and easily push the narrative and political agenda to benefit their own dreams of world dominion.
Many feel that our culture has been hijacked and poisoned by ideologies and collections of beliefs that have destabilized society and weakened the very fabric of who we are. The divide between the elite’s perspectives and the people’s are growing, as free speech is increasingly strangled in a culture of repressive political correctness.
The West calls itself liberal, but is in effect permeated by remarkably illiberal values towards those whose opinions differ from the politically correct. Host of the liberal talk show The Rubin Report, Dave Rubin famously speaks about “the regressive Left”.
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