Two catalysts for this post:
The current dominant ideology, a combination of globalism and liberalism, has gained its ascendancy mostly through gaining control of the culture. This process began early in the 20th century. By the 1960s liberal leftists were firmly in control of the worlds of art and literature. They controlled Hollywood, and most of the world of entertainment. They controlled most of the news media. They controlled the universities. They had thoroughly infiltrated most of the churches. They were well on the way to controlling the culture. Their cultural control is now total.
And an interesting aspect is that our opposition is also global, except that we do not see ourselves as hellbent on nasty ideology. The global left think we are hellbent on nasty ideology … so they can get knotted.
Two things for sure. Firstly, migration of a non-integrating kind must stop now and go into reverse. Secondly, we have to keep the left out of power.
What do I mean by left? This:
There’s another aspect and it’s the libertarian. Libertarian can mean different things.
To some, it’s classical liberalism or freedom to think, act, worship, speak etc. unless it clearly incommodes, e.g. noisy neighbours, direct attack on the person etc.
But there’s a second type, found almost always on the left, and that is “licence”. Do as thou wilt and no one can stop me doing anything. Immature and selfish.
An example is smoking.
I don’t smoke because of bronchitis and rhinitis, so I can’t go into smoke-filled rooms. However, I’d not want smoke-filled rooms to disappear due to smoking fascists.
On the other hand, I’d also want to be able to go into a relatively smokeless room to have a pint but not if that was achieved by legislating health nazis like ASH – I’m on the smokers’ side on that and on most things.
It’s just that I can’t, personally, take much smoke around. So I need either a ventilated bar or a large hotel where I can find a less-smoke-filled space that hasn’t been “naz-ized” to achieve it.
What I really do strongly object to though is a smoking militant who lights up in a small room where I am and proceeds to tell me it’s none of my business and quotes me all these stats about passive smoking not being harmful.
Before I’ve even said a word. Usually someone else does.
I don’t give a damn about his stats at that moment, I give a damn about my heaving and coughing, having to rush outside. Mine’s an extreme case, medically and so I have to wear that to an extent. I never speak to smokers about it, mainly because I’m heaving and coughing at the time.
There are ways around it – if he’s at one end, I sit at the other end and/or suggest we all go to the beer garden and I sit upwind.
I certainly have met the health nazi type and want nothing to do with her [or him] but I’ve also met the “libertarian nazi” for whom no rule can apply in any way and whoever’s around must lump it. If that’s libertarian, I don’t like it.