Saturday, October 17, 2009

The Cosmology of the Progressive Narrative (II)

Continued from Part I

Although the Brits are managing to keep the class system alive, even under the pressure of Islamization, in most countries the social cast society has given way to other divisions to keep "the struggle" going (for cosmology see Part I).

American progressives has taken the lead in this, creating unequal victim minorities based on race, culture, gender, or whatever other line of division may present itself: Divide and Conquer is the covert progressive motto ruling what is collectively refered to as "diversity". Affirmative action (or actually, reverse discrimination - which is still discrimination!) has replaced violent revolution and has become the vehicle by which power and rights are shifted from the white/male/Christian/heterosexual 'power structure' to minorities based on victimhood (any).

This post on NewsReal Blog deals with the replacement of social class division with gender identity division. The players may have changed, but the narrative is identical: the Kantian and Hegelian dialectics have been simply substituted for the Marxist and Postmodern dialectics.

That the processes by which progressivism operates is still badly understood comes to be fore in an interview that Scott Baker of Breitbart TV's the B-Cast recently had with Charles Winecoff, author of Big Hollywood article "In Defense of Obama’s Safe School Czar (Sort Of) – or I Was A Teenage ‘Lolito’".

- Caption: Harry Hay - 

Those interested (recommended watching for Americans) can acquaint themselves with the entire unsavoury controversy in Scott Baker's video "Harry Hay", but what it boils down to is this: the Obama "safe school czar" Kevin Jennings, founder of GLSEN (Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network)  has edited a textbook on the American gay movement in which a chapter is devoted to a gay activist hero, Harry Hay.

The "Harry Hay Incident" consisted in Hay being banned from the 1986 Gay Pride March in Los Angeles for expressing sympathy and support for pedophile lobby group NAMBLA (North American Man/Boy Love Association). Hay thought nothing of maligning the entire gay movement by associating it in the eyes of the world with pedosexuality.

In the interview Winecoff, who authored a book on actor Anthony Perkins, expresses his dismay why Hay would do such a thing! Then he explains that Hay saw his association with NAMBLA mainly as an opportunity to get into people's face. Hay was a cook and actually more of an incurable hippie with a life-long passion for anything that was against the status quo and the establishment, and that included a dislike for "selfrighteous", bourgeois gays with successful lives and an appreciation of capitalist society, i.e. the sell outs.

The wrath bestowed on "sell outs" - those having the audacity to break free from the bondage of their designated victim group - can be a terrible spectable to behold! Republican blacks know all about it! In the progressivist's book you stay in the ghetto ... or on the porch! See here the latest outrage! (Zo Rachel's comment: "The Liberal Slaveship").

What we have here is the postmodern version of the Marxist dialectic in action: Marx's classes substituted by minority groups. The movement may ostensibly advocate women's rights, civil rights or gay rights, but the covert, actual agenda is, that they are for anything that hurts the established order. The two may coincide for a while, but in the end minority advocacy is just a cover to conceal the broader, anti enlightenment agenda. 

We are keeping tab on instances in which this suddenly comes to the fore, with progressives making unexpected choices that may stun the world; like Nancy Pelosi here, and Barack Obama's growing laundry list here. The leading question is, which course of action hurts the white/male/Christian/heterosexual 'power structure' most?

Current investigations of the new media into Obama's radical connections reminded me of this comment in the Articles file on "The Case for Neo Communism: sabotage!" when the Netherlands were going through a massive process of radical socialization over three decades ago with Labor Prime Minister Den Uyl (1973-1977) - watching what's going on in the US today often reminds me that era and yes, we're still recovering from it:

ACORN's Cloward-Piven approach to "overloading the system" was pretty much copied all over the developed world. I know for a fact it was in the Netherlands. Some remember party activists roaming the streets with bullhorns urging people to claim their benefit as if they were vending potatoes. Generations of affected families were considered little more than fodder to the revolution. The Labor Party never admitted it or apologized for it, but it brought them perilously close to treason.

And it's an ongoing strategy in the world's inner cities: the marginalized are forever bound to revote into office those who abuse their plight - if there ever was a vicious circle, this is it. Successful people do not need Labor to look after their interests. This is why Labor always sees there's a new cohort of 'victims' to look after. 

Here's a theory how it's done in the US:

American Thinker: "Barack Obama and the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis", by James Simpson

(...) Can a group of smart people, studying issue after issue for years on end, with virtually unlimited resources at their command, not come up with a single policy that works? Why are they chronically incapable? Why? One of two things must be true. Either the Democrats are unfathomable idiots, who ignorantly pursue ever more destructive policies despite decades of contrary evidence, or they understand the consequences of their actions and relentlessly carry on anyway because they somehow benefit. (...) >>>
Watch this segment of the Glenn Beck Show making the point that today's industry for illegal immigration is a latter day version of slavery! Ostensibly caring for the victims in question, while in actual fact promoting prolongation of their plight. In the Netherlands they keep asylum seekers in concentration camps for years on end unto the point of suicide or psychological collapse, which is then taken as an excuse to simply open the floodgates as an act of humanism.

At it for over a hundred years and still getting away with murder: such is the power of the cosmology of the progressive narrative.


- "The Dialectics"
- "Hegel's Legacy: Historical Events, not Democracy"
- "Transnational Progressivism"
- "The Dystopia of Paradise"
- "Socialist Causes Explained"


The latest on the "Safe School Czar" Kevin Jennings controversy (btw, would that be the ultimate Orwellian double speak?):

- Zomblog: "Memo to Media Matters: Kevin Jennings knew of Harry Hay’s NAMBLA connections"
- Washington Examiner: "53 House Republicans call on Obama to fire Kevin Jennings"


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