No Magic Pill

Many people are aware that primary and secondary education, academia, journalism, the professions, the tech fields, and big business have been captured, completely and profoundly, by leftism (wokeism, progressivism, etc).

The more lucid among these people realize that this didn’t happen overnight. It was a process that took several decades.

Unfortunately, even the more lucid don’t seem to understand that what took so long to create doesn’t have a magic pill cure. There isn’t one thing you can do or say to talk people out of supporting a system of beliefs that they’ve been indoctrinated into over decades. You can’t start a university or publish a book and put an end to it. You need 500 universities and libraries full of books. You need to create your own story that explains the world and then make sure people hear it. And hear it. And hear it some more.

But that’s not enough. The story has to be attractive. There has to be art and achievement attached to it. It should be embraced by the cool people whom everybody wants to imitate.

It’s a boring, slow, painstaking labor that nobody particularly wants to do because it will take very long to see any results. But remember what we discussed recently? The iron butts always win. If you can’t be assed to do the slow, painstaking work, somebody will. And they will win. They are winning right now.

So we must get to work. Because the only alternative is to wait for the grandchildren of today’s 18-year-olds, and it’s impossible to predict what form their rejection of the mandatory leftism will take.

I’ve been teaching college in North America for 20 years. This year is the first time that I have students whose response to absolutely any question or essay topic is “white men are bad and they make things worse for everybody.” Absolutely any question at all.

“How is the use of metaphor different in the pre- and post-Boom writers? Do you believe that the sonnet is a format that works well for this poet’s purpose?”

“White men, white men, white men.”

“The author is a black woman. Can we talk about her writing?”

“White men, white men, white men.”

It’s like you press a button and a pre-recorded statement unspools.

These are not all students or most of them. Yet. So far it’s just a few. But, friends! Next year it will be 40%. And then 60%. And then absolutely everybody will have the pre-recorded statement installed in their heads.

One thought on “No Magic Pill

  1. I could explain some of what’s happening via a framework of the failing of the City Beautiful movement in America (as well as the utter uselessness of New Urbanism), the ongoing collapse of late capitalism (or neoliberalism), and the open ventilation of the open society model of Karl Popper …

    But would you really want to follow the road map to see where the implosion of architecture, capital, and social engineering winds up leading?

    Maybe when I have some time, if you’re up to it, of course.

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