How Political Correctness Failed Liberalism
umair haque
20144

You should consider reading The Unabomber’s Manifesto, which can be found here: http://cyber.eserver.org/unabom.txt

The first point where he disagrees with you:

“What we are trying to get at in discussing leftism is not so much a movement or an ideology as a psychological type, or rather a collection of related types.”

There is no ‘new’ leftism. You’re just seeing extremists of the same old psychology. SJWs have popped up because that psychological type is becoming more and more prevalent. They’re indicative of how the average has shifted, the distribution. Yes, they’re crazy, we accept that they’re crazy, but that they exist at all says something about our culture in the same way that Muslim extremists say something about theirs.

“The two psychological tendencies that underlie modern leftism we call “feelings of inferiority” and “oversocialization.”

He goes into great detail here. Everything he speaks of is abundantly clear in society today, and falls right in line with what those who criticize SJWs say.

The second point where he disagrees with you is that there are no consequences to Leftism.

“ You can’t have a united world without rapid transportation and communication, you can’t make all people love one another without sophisticated psychological techniques, you can’t have a “planned society” without the necessary technological base. Above all, leftism is driven by the need for power, and the leftist seeks power on a collective basis, through identification with a mass movement or an organization. Leftism is unlikely ever to give up technology, because technology is too valuable a source of collective power.”

“Leftism is totalitarian force. Wherever leftism is in a position of power it tends to invade every private corner and force every thought into a leftist mold. In part this is because of the quasi-religious character of leftism; everything contrary to leftists beliefs represents Sin. More importantly, leftism is a totalitarian force because of the leftists’ drive for power. The leftist seeks to satisfy his need for power through identification with a social movement and he tries to go through the power process by helping to pursue and attain the goals of the movement (see paragraph 83). But no matter how far the movement has gone in attaining its goals the leftist is never satisfied, because his activism is a surrogate activity (see paragraph 41). That is, the leftist’s real motive is not to attain the ostensible goals of leftism; in reality he is motivated by the sense of power he gets from struggling for and then reaching a social goal.”

It’s not a movement, it’s not a set of beliefs, it’s a psychological type that is becoming ingrained more and more broadly, more and more deeply into western societies. It applies to everything. They wish to seep into every nook and hovel, to exercise control over all things that matter to a human right down to, especially down to, how everyone thinks. If anyone in this world exercises any power they must be able to look at them and see them as an extension of themselves. They throw fits when this is not the case, and they get what they want. Look at Missouri. Could Missouri have happened in 1970? 1990? 2000? This is a growing problem, not a shrinking one.

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