What’s the Diff?

Popehat points out that GamerGaters are acting exactly like the SJWs they decry.  It’s a useful tonic.

That said, I say: Good.

Cultural Marxism is corrosive.  It degrades everything it touches.  In fact, it’s radioactive — not only does it destroy what it touches, it poisons the environment, the atmosphere.  If your enemy politicizes everything, then you, too, must politicize everything.  If your enemy engages in ideological purges, and uses the machinery of government to destroy opposition and reward friends, then you must do these things, too.  There’s no such thing as principled opposition to Cultural Marxism, because Cultural Marxists have no principles, and because they don’t, you can’t.  It’s a race to the bottom, and the last one down gets stuck with the tab.

Short of strangling Karl Marx in his crib — and Hegel, and Robespierre, and Rousseau, and John Calvin, and a million others — there’s nothing that could’ve been done to stop the invention of Cultural Marxism.  Modern life is “scientific;” it was therefore inevitable that someone would come up with a “scientific” rationalization for envy and hate, just as it’s inevitable that such a rationalization will result in gulags whenever it comes to power.

Just as it will inevitably degrade into a poo-flinging contest when it’s not in power, because it was never anything more than an elaborately rationalized poo-flinging contest in the first place.

It can’t be stopped, but it can be checked, even temporarily reversed.  But it will only be checked when enough people finally realize that this is what it is, this is all it has ever been, this is the only thing it can ever be.  Inquisitions only end when the Inquisitors get the rack.  Make Cultural Marxism painful enough, and it will stop.  That’s the only way it will stop.

And then we can have principles again.

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