In 1966 the execrable Mao gifted the word the cultural revolution, this was great for the “West” as it retarded Chinese industry by decades ensuring for at least 30 years China remained a near basket case.
It kicked off with the denouncement of the “4 olds”
I’d argue we are in the midst of our own revolution which will have the same destructive, generational effect Mao’s did. Much like the original Cultural Revolution it’s being driven largely by the young, manipulated by old power interests to advance their causes. The Children of the 60’s and 70’s will never forgive the Australian public for failing them by not recognising their greatness. Instead, they burrowed down as hard as they could into the culture and education systems to wreak their revenge.
The new revolution is just as nebulous as the old, its demands can’t be fully met because they aren’t explicit, every advance which was presented as meeting a demand was, again, just a staging post for the next demand.
Contrast the Old and New as the current zeitgeist seems to think is appropriate.
Men and women are different in terms of abilities and talents and compliment each other
Reliable, cheap energy is the wellspring of wealth and modern society.
Children are incapable of managing their affairs competently and should be under parental protection until they hit the age of responsibility.
Men and women are completely interchangeable and are competing in a zero sum game of status and power.
We can restrict and ration our way to prosperity through legislation and forcing people to change.
Children are wise and can make great decisions from an early age. They must be encouraged at an early age to make life changing decisions.
All races have the same innate potential.
No man should be held responsible for the sins of his father.
A two-parent family, mother and father, is the proven best way to rear children.
Your skin colour/race makes you either innately evil or good, culture has no effect on outcomes though. Unless its ‘white” culture, which doesn’t exist, and is innately evil.
Every ancestor, until proven otherwise (or non white) is automatically evil and did everything with the most base intentions. This can never be atoned for and must be kept as a source of grievance/power and status for various race hustlers to exploit.
Single parenting is great, we just haven’t arranged enough resource transfer from other people to make up for damage caused yet.
People who behave in ways that damage others must pay a penalty for those actions appropriate to the gravity of the offense.
People have a right to privacy, including the use of remote or technological devices harvesting information for government or business uses. This cannot be nullified by clicking a box to ‘consent’.
Respect being given to people is contingent on respect being shown in kind. Lying or otherwise violating respectful behaviour norms makes a person unworthy of being shown resect.
The offender is the true victim here if they click a diversity box of some sort. It’s only by not applying consequences to actions true reparations can be maintained (but never paid off)
By using something, even if you have paid for it, clicking a little box which makes it work means we can spy on you 24/7 with a granularity which would make the old Stasi blush.
Respect must automatically be given, and maintained for certain groups, but is completely optional for ‘out” groups. Eg: Gays must be shown respect, Christians, unless they capitulate, must not.
Men should be respectful to women and be habituated to step in if a woman is at risk or being taken advantage of.
Women should be aware that they should behave appropriately around men, acting the “slut” isn’t something to be turned on and off as you want it too.
Denial of short term advantage or profit for longer term success, eg, saving money, starting a business and becoming wealthy.
All women are sluts, therefore they are to be treated as less than fully functioning people and used/discarded as wanted.
Men are perfectly safe and I reserve the right to be judged by what I say, not how I act.
Anyone who has saved/ started/ and is now wealthy is an exploiter and must be ‘levelled” with taxes and regulation. This curiously enough misses the gentry class wealthy
I suppose in the end its wise to ask who, or what is benefitting from this rolling denunciation of what works for a never achievable rolling utopian nightmare.
Given most of the issues raised are firmly in the class of ‘luxury beliefs” it seems that the constituency is those who feel suitably insulated by wealth or position on the oppression totem pole to be immune to the fallout.
Training herds of youth in grievance studies is prima facie an anti-civilisational idea, yet somewhere, somehow it’s considered acceptable to tax blue collar workers to produce white collar ingrates and agitators.
Where are the “conservatives” actively defunding this idiocy?