What the hell has happened to Western civilisation? We are witnessing a seemingly unstoppable degeneration of Western society and it is not caused by moral decadence from within society as a whole, but by the leftist progressive elite and by hitherto unimaginable decadence from outwith the West in the shape of ” The religion of peace”, in alliance with the progressive elite. It is caused by several decades of deliberate misappropriation of society’s core values. It is important to note that the progressives do not undermine or discard our core values, instead they use and abuse our values to sugar-coat their own malignant and virulent ” Groupthink”.
James Delingpole’s “Water Melons” exposes an excellent example of this ” Green on the outside, red on the inside”. Progressives always conceal their furtive ” Mindset” with a sugar coating of morality, altruism, fairness and other desirable values. Thus, the reality of greed and political ideology which is environmentalism is enshrouded in a sweet coating of care for Mother Earth. The reality of undemocratic European dictatorship is lavishly smeared in a pseudo-desire for peace in our time and paternalistic monocracy is dressed up as mutual cooperation. “Daddy knows best”, fine as long as Daddy isn’t a complete son of a bitch, which in this context he usually is.
The present “migrant crisis” is daily presented to us with a thick coating of humanitarianism when the reality is that it is really all about the evil trade of people trafficking, cheap labour, multiculturalism and Islamic terror. Nothing is ever as it seems in our brave new progressive world. The new progressive socialism is in reality composed of wealthy middle class capitalists and self-seekers. There is nothing more nauseating than listening to some wealthy middle class multi-millionaire lovie preaching altruism to the plebeian masses, who need no lecturing on benevolence, since it is they, and they alone, who annually give up ever increasing amounts of their hard earned cash to charities and good causes. Charities which are all too often in reality politically motivated and self perpetuating money hoarding machines with well paid administrators.
The whole UK establishment elite is rotten with progressive “Groupthink”. Government, academia, media and the Churches, all immersed in a sludge of mutual consensuality. Life in todays West is riddled with double-speak and contradiction. The people, or “proletariat” (to use the preferred description of the people by the Marxist/ Leninists) are no longer able to discern truth from falsehood, resulting in the now familiar attitude amongst the British electorate of ” They are all the same”, and with one or two notable exceptions, they are absolutely correct. Contradiction, double-speak and the spread of confusion is the rule of the day for progressive politics and ideology. It suits their purpose well.
There was nothing wrong with good old fashioned British Socialism, like all human endeavours it had its strengths and weaknesses. What you saw was what you got and you could make up your own mind whether to go along with it or not. It provided a crucial and valuable service to society by bridling the worst excesses of capitalism. Capitalism too has its strengths and weaknesses. If left to its own devices it can, and often does become over-exploitative, but it creates wealth. At one time Socialism countered the worst elements of Capitalism in an uneasy but nevertheless largely successful juxtaposition.
Now the progressives have absorbed and homogenized both elements into one, where neither Socialism or Capitalism counters or tempers the other, resulting in the almost deification of the worst elements of both. It is no wonder that the electorate are confused and unable to define right from wrong amongst their political elites. It is little wonder that they despair of being denied any choice and that they rightly regard all politicians and establishment elites as being “all the same”
There is little doubt that the progressive “Mindset” and “Groupthink” is a physiological disorder in a truly pandemic scale. The European Union is the creation of the progressive “Mindset”, it is truly their love-baby. Yet here we are watching them assisting the destruction of their own creation with gleeful enthusiasm. Their vision of a utopian benevolent dictatorship crumbling under the weight of hundreds of thousands of economic migrants, the vast majority of whom have a completely different type of dictatorship in mind, and one which we will all live to regret. The contradictions of progressive “Groupthink” always bites the hand that feeds it.
Uncontrolled immigration is often justified by progressives on the seemingly altruistic concern for Britain’s sick and elderly; the assumption being that among the many thousands of migrants will be some fully qualified doctors and nurses who will be a Godsend to our National Health Service and a wonderful contribution to British society. However this sweat coating of apparent moral rectitude conveniently cloaks the reality that the countries where the migrants are coming from desperately need these qualified medical staff far more than the fourth richest country in the world. Once more we see greed and self interest masked by false altruism.
Much the same applies to the great “Climate Warming” scam, or as it has strangely morphed into “Climate Change”. Once again we are being sold an international neo-capitalist money making scam, dressed up in ” save the world” rhetoric. The only people in the UK and Europe who benefit from the scam is the manufacturers of the so called green energy who make the wind turbines and solar panels, and also the wealthy aristocracy and rich land owners who rent out their land to the wind farms for millions of pounds of tax payers money, while the general populace pay for it in extra taxes and unnecessarily expensive energy to heat their homes. Yet again we plebs are being suckered by the progressive neo-capitalists and “it’s all done in the best possible taste” to use the words of the late comedian Kenny Everett’s character ” Cupid Stunt” . In the Mindset of the progressive’s we are all Cupid Stunts to be ripped off at will.
And what about the progressive scientists and academics, who in the name of saving the world falsify data to fit their own pet spurious Groupthink theories. Like the notorious “hockey stick” graph of Michael E Mann et al, and the criminal deliberate falsification of data by some at The University of East Anglia. All done in the purported interests of saving the planet, when in reality it is about maintaining government funding ( taxpayers funding) to keep them in their cosy lucrative and superfluous jobs: progressive Groupthink, smoke and mirrors at every turn.
According to the historians it was moral decadence from within which brought down the Roman Empire, if so, and I have my doubts, the only moral decadence which will play a part in the downfall of modern Western civilization will be an external one ( albeit with the compliance of Western progressives), but it is a decadence which stretches human imagination beyond the limits of belief, and that decadence is Islam. How much more decadent can you get than the systematic rape, torture and enslavement of thousands of adolescent children? How much more decadent can you get than treating women like an inferior species, mutilating their genitals, beating them at will, denying them education and stoning them to death for the crime of being a victim of rape? How much more decadent can you get than burning men alive, beheading them, throwing them off towers for being gay, and how decadent is it to slaughter thousands of Christians and other so called Kuffar?
Now these horrific practices really are decadent and they are being enabled and encouraged by Western progressives who persist in calling them the acts of a “religion of peace”. It is the unholy alliance between the progressives and Islam which will destroy Western culture and civilization, and it is our children and grandchildren who will pay the ultimate price.
For those who are unfamiliar with the terms “Mindset” and “Groupthink” it was a Yale University research psychologist called Irving Janis who carried out most of the original work on the phenomenon, and psychological disorder and published books on the subject. There are a number of good appraisals of his work on the internet, and although I don’t usually recommend Wikipedia as a reliable authority, it does have an article entitled “Groupthink” which gives excellent references and an authoritative bibliography. I would like to quote the first two paragraphs of this article and you will see why, when you read it.
” Groupthink is a psychological phenomenon that occurs within a group of people, in which the desire for harmony or conformity in the group results in an irrational or dysfunctional decision-making outcome. Group members try to minimise conflict and reach a consensus decision without critical evaluation of alternative viewpoints, by actively suppressing dissenting viewpoints, and by isolating themselves from outside influences.
Loyalty to the group requires individuals to avoid raising controversial issues or alternative solutions, and there is loss of individual creativity, uniqueness and independent thinking. The dysfunctional group dynamics of the ” ingroup ” produces an “illusion of invulnerability” ( an inflated certainty that the right decision has been made). Thus the “ingroup” significantly overrates its own abilities in decision making, and significantly underrates the abilities of its opponents ( the “outgroup”). Furthermore, groupthink can produce dehumanizing actions against the “outgroup”. “
I defy any thinking person who reads the above quote not to see the ugly face of progressivism glaring out at them.