or, Towards a Prolegomenon of Any Future Morality
The Z Man routinely points out that the Left wins because they’re moralizers. Though they still occasionally make hamfisted efforts to dress up their pronouncements as “science,” it’s always crystal clear that they’re really talking about salvation. Force this piece of Mandatory Make-Believe through the courts, my fellow Americans, and the bad juju will go away for another few months.
But as I always say, Leftists are Hollow Men. Since Leftism is an entirely negative creed, they’re moralizers without morality — “whatever is, is wrong,” is the whole of their eschatology. Since normal people still believe that words should bear some recognizable, systematic relationship to the truth, Leftists argue that everything is a “social construction.” Since normal people still believe that envy, sloth, gluttony, and the like are sins — or, at least, déclassé — the Left lionizes social parasites. Above all, since Normie still believes that one’s actions have at least some bearing on one’s life outcomes, Leftists insist that everything is someone else’s fault. Evil, be thou my good, as I’m pretty sure Dr. Dre said.
Thus the way back for Dissidents must start with an alternative morality. And since the old morality is deader than disco for the time being — being based, as it is, on the unchangeable human condition — we have to find a way to get the camel’s nose inside the tent, as the saying is. Such a new morality would have to work with the material to hand, and since we’re such a stupid, slothful, envious, degraded culture, and so addicted to Mandatory Make-Believe, I suggest:
Truthianism, or something like that (I stink at titles).
Basically, this valorizes the principle of “keepin’ it real,” as the cool kids used to say back in the 1990s. Base the new morality around telling “the truth” at all times…. and by “telling the truth,” of course, I mean “indulging your natural urge to tear people down” (again, remember that we’re playing the long game here). Why yes, that dress does make your butt look big. Gosh, you must’ve had egg salad for lunch; your breath could stop a charging rhino. You look like a fucking dork with that mask on. Nobody likes you; you’re ugly and your momma dresses you funny.
Such a new morality allows people to feel good about themselves while indulging one of their base impulses — in other words, it’s exactly how the Left managed to attain its unchallenged stranglehold over modern “culture.” But with the added bonus that the “truth” you’re telling is, in fact, true (just obnoxiously stated). Get people into the habit of telling the truth in small things, and soon enough some real truths can start to emerge….Loading Likes...