By now you’ve all seen the video of the representative saying “A-men and A-women” right?
If you haven’t, you need to. Because it’s hard to believe without seeing.
Seriously, y’all. Seriously, seriously, seriously.
I can’t find it, but thee was an article somewhere that said totalitarianism (it was a dry, academic article, studying various implementations of totalitarianism) always starts with corruption of the language, so people can’t communicate and realize how absolutely insane and out of touch with truth the impose reality has become.
BTW that was the most revelatory thing about that article that (damn it) I can’t find. Totalitarianism always imposes a version of everything that has nothing to do with reality. I don’t remember if the article said it, or if it’s just my observation from reading a lot of history, but totalitarianism also slowly, slowly tilts out of true more and more, so that by the end of it, you’re living in a parody of rational life, prioritizing things that make absolutely no sense. Like, for instance, apparently this is the most important thing for science to get done, right now!
I mean we’re all stupider for incidents like this. ALL OF US.
Stupider in the sense that “this behavior is anti-survival, yo. Keeping concentrating on crazy shit like this will end civilization and eventually the human race.”
But it is what totalitarianism is made of. It is the reason for Hitler is was way more important to kill Jews than to win the war. It is why communists became more focused on thought crimes and empty gestures the less they were able to feed their population. It is why Maduro at one point was raving about Portuguese stealing hams from Venezuela, or something equally stupid. It’s stupid and insane, but it makes sense inside this bizarre reality that has nothing to do with real reality.
Look, there is a part of the human brain that gives up when it can make no sense of conditions. We’ve seen this over and over again, with societies that reach a point they become obsessed with things that make no sense or are even detrimental, like oh, all the cargo cults in history. Or the way Islam in the last 50 years has concentrated on repressing women more and more and more, because that will solve all their problems.
The problem is that when humans reach that stage, they tend to construct pretty theories that explain EVERYTHING. At least they do if you never look outside them at all, and see the evidence they’re batshit nuts.
My theory is that Marxism exists at all because of this. Because Marx’s rather stodgy mind couldn’t make sense of the Industrial revolution, and the fact the world didn’t bow down to his natural birth superiority and brilliance and preferred instead to favor those with money, who worked for it.
So he built a beautiful system with zero reference to reality, but which made him feel the warm fuzzies and valued the useless intellectuals like him. And since then, despite all disproof, it’s been tilting more and more out of contact with reality.
As each stage fails, and they risk coming in contact with reality, they start attempting to make it impossible to see the failure. The attack on the language is a long form of this. The “climate emergency” a hysterical cultish part of it. Both are reaching points where those of us outside the cult can only clap our hands over our mouths and go “Oh, dear.”
I’d say next up is sacrificing babies to the climate gods, but hey, they’re doing that already in various ways.
And that’s what terrifies me. Honestly. There aren’t many of them, but not only do they hold positions of power, achieved by their more sane ancestors, but they are also starting to tilt to the level of insanity and lack of ability to see what’s real where they’re impossible to communicate with, and impossible to call to any semblance of usefulness or even calm.
You know, I’m sure the Aztecs came up with their theory of sacrificing humans to the sun god because the climate had gotten colder or whatever. So they did what humans do and created a system that made them feel they were doing something, even though they had no such ability.
BUT the fact was they had no such ability. Which meant that little by little, their own system said “well, if it’s not working, you haven’t done enough.” And they kept tilting more and more crazy till it was a hundred thousand hearts for the sun god, or the light goes out.
I thought that “womyn” and “herstory” were already terminally stupid manifestations of linguistic ignorance and feminist cultishness. Honestly, using they for singular of insisting in “man/woman” is also bizarrely stupid. Since man in non particular cases means the race of humans (and no, it doesn’t mean we’re all male. OBVIOUSLY) when you say man/woman you’re actually implying women aren’t human. I’m fairly sure I am.
BUT the problem is not the language as such. The problem is that they’re trying to use the language to fix a problem that doesn’t exist and get a result no one sane wants.
The idea of women being able to work and achieve to the limit of their abilities is unimpeachable. The problem is that the feminists looked at women who achieved despite being blocked and who were exceptional people and therefore achieved very highly, and made a completely nuts theory that this meant women were inherently better than men, and would ALL be top achievers, if they were given a chance.
Then when chances were given and the expected results didn’t happen, they built this entire theory of how women were still somehow oppressed: lack of role models, mean math teachers, the oppression of the male gaze, emotional labor, language…. And away we went down the rabbit trail of increasingly crazy things, with each of them held up as a be all end all and violating their latest shiboleths being the equivalent of genocide.
Sacrifice more rationality to the sun god now! Or we’ll never have women being exactly the same as men! Only better! Because all women are natural geniuses if unoppressed!
And that is the same, dialed to eleven in everything.
All of twenty twenty one — listen to the science, heathen! — and the bizarre culmination of imprisoning the entire population of the western world, and making them wear a symbolic muzzle to avoid a cold-family virus with slightly higher than normal mortality for such viruses (once we shake the stupid out of the statistics) is a manifestation of how far this has gone.
We can no longer indulge them or tolerate their mild eccentricities.
That speech is ridiculous, but also chilling. It is a mark of how far detached form history, from reality, from humanity they’ve become.
And once that happens, the horrors they can come up with to force to cosplay in their insanity are limitless.
We can no longer afford to give an inch, shrug our shoulders, or pretend they’re anything but utterly, bizarrely insane.
It might be too late to save them. But we can save ourselves.