Friday, April 13, 2007

Homo Americanus, Child of the Postmodern Age

Tomislav Sunic har her skrevet en opplysende bok om påvirkningen de jødisk inspirerte Marxist-liberale tankeretningene har hatt på de vestlige (og nord-amerikanske) samfunnene, med hensyn til multikulturalisme, synet på nasjonal egenart og sosialbiologi. Konklusjonen er like grim som den er enkel: vi har frivillig ikledd oss en mental tvangstrøye som forhindrer oss fra intellektuell frihet.

""Political correctnes" is a euphemism for intellectual censorship whose legal and cultural origins can be traced to America and Europe, immediately after the Second World War. For the first time in European history, a large scale attempt was made by the victorious United States of America, the Soviet Union and their allies, to condemn a large number of thinkers and writers from defeated Germany and its allies to intellectual oblivion. Social engineering, channeled thorough various forms of intellectual self-policing and self-censorship, became mandatory after 1945. Although Fascism, as an organized political system, no longer poses a threat to Western democracies, any criticism-however mild it may be-of egalitarianism and multiculturalism can earn the author or politician the stigma of "fascism," or even worse, of "anti-Semitism." Any revision of the intellectual heritage linked to nationalism and racialism is severely reprimanded.

The modern thought police in both the USA and Europe are hard to spot. They make themselves invisible as they seek to cover under soothing words such as "democracy" and "human rights." While today each member state of the European Union likes to show off the beauties of their constitutionals paragraphs, seldom do these constituent states attempt to tackle the ambiguities of their criminal codes. At issue is the enactment of ever new legislation whose objective is to counter the growing suspicion about the viability of a multiracial America and European Union. In addition, following the terrorist attacks on America on September 11, 2001, and in the wake of occasionally veiled anti-Israeli comments bu American and European mainstream journals, the wish of the European Commission is to exercise maximum damage control via maximum thought control. This became visible when the European Commission sponsored legislation regarding legal provisions against "hate crimes" - which was meant to be the best tool for muzzling free speech.

The ideology of antifascism became by the late 20`th century a form of negative legitimacy for the entire West. It implied that if there was no "fascist threat," the West would cease to exist in its present form. Therefore, the simulacra of ever-resurgent fascism and anti-Semitism needed to be kept alive. Shortly after 1945, and largely due to the process of reeducation of German society, Marxist theoreticians and militants in Western Europe implanted themselves as a "counter-power" in places of opinion making, although legally speaking, the West had never embraced communist ideology. Western European and American universities, particularly in the fields of social sciences, were thus in a position to field more true Marxist believers than their communist fellow travelers in Eastern Europe. In the following decades Western European political elites went a step further: in order to show to their American sponsors democratic credentials and their philo-Semitic attitudes, they introduced strict legislation forbidding historical revisionism of the Second World War and any critical study of negative socio-economic consequences of multiculturalism and multiracialism."