I ran across this article when I was in the middle of getting my mind wrapped around the damage that the current general rejections of reason, logic and natural law in favor of relativism, absurdity and crimes against nature are doing to global societies in general and American society in specific.
I have been thinking about the progression mankind has experienced. Mankind has traveled a path from savagery (mere survival) to paganism (begging nature for material gifts) to Christianity (praying to God to make us better people) to empiricism (belief in pure reason) and now it would seem that we are on the verge of statolatry (subservience to, and literal worship of, government), something that seems to combine the worst aspects of every stage that has come before.
“At one time, truth was viewed as transcendent, fixed, and unchanging. Epistemological egalitarianism has accompanied the loss of transcendence. Each group of persons now is thought to have an equal right to make truth claims. Think of the absurdity in which unreflected upon opinions are weighted equally with well thought out opinions in today’s numerous polls that tend to be tabulated according to biologically-defined categories. Truth is now thought to be a constructed cultural product that is immanent in each individual culture or subgroup. For the multiculturalist, truth only exists by consensus within each biologically-defined group.Multiculturalism is anti-individualistic in the sense that it expects each person to agree with the perceptions, thoughts, and judgments of his group in order for his own perceptions, thoughts, and judgments to be legitimate. The multiculturalist believes that a person’s thoughts are either the collectively constructed thoughts of his racial, ethnic, or sexual group or are the thoughts foisted upon him by the dominant white male worldview. A ruling premise of multiculturalism is that ethnic origin carries with it irrevocable attributes – if a person has a certain name and physical features then he must have a particular perspective on life and the world.Multiculturalism attempts to replace individual rights with collectivism by assuming that a man’s identity and value are derived solely from biology, and that what is important is not what a person does as an individual, but rather what some members of his biological group currently do or did years ago. It follows that collective guilt replaces individual responsibility – a person must assume the responsibility for acts committed by his ancestors and pay for these acts ad infinitum.”
The author limits the discussion to biologically-defined groups but when we add the political dimension whereby different biologically-defined groups unite to prosecute the same process as multiculturalism, we have cultural Marxism.
F.A. Hayek accurately wrote:
“A further point should be made here: Collectivism means the end of truth. To make a totalitarian system function efficiently, it is not enough that everybody should be forced to work for the ends selected by those in control; it is essential that the people should come to regard these ends as their own. This is brought about by propaganda and by complete control of all sources of information.”
We see this today in the virtue signalling of PayPal and Bruce Springsteen. We see it in the various state governments that have banned official travel to Mississippi and North Carolina. These actions are not a battle over right and wrong, they are a battle between government “truth” and the actual truth.