Ed Driscoll

Civilization Invents Alphabet, And You Won't Believe What Happens Next!

As always, life imitates Liberal Fascism, which had several passages devoted to the “Wrong Turn” theory of history, which is an ever-popular-trope with a diverse group of lefitsts who wish to identify as victims, and/or wish to hit the control-alt-delete button on progress in general:

Nowhere is the idea of the Wrong Turn more starkly expressed in both National Socialist and contemporary liberal thought than in environmentalism. As many have observed, modern environmentalism is suffused with dark Rousseauian visions about the sickness of Western civilization. Man has lost his harmony with nature, his way of life is inauthentic, corrupting, unnatural.

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Hitler believed that man had mistakenly acquired the habit of eating meat out of desperation during the Ice Age and that vegetarianism was the more authentic human practice.

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The myth of the Wrong Turn at the heart of liberal fascist ideology doesn’t merely generate exotic conspiracy theories and pseudo history, but, as suggested above, it promotes a profound moral relativism. Indeed, feminism’s embrace of Wicca is a perfect illustration of the pagan narcissism mentioned earlier. Many Wicca ceremonies conclude with the invocation “Thou Art Goddess.” There are no explicit rules to Wicca, merely exhortations to cultivate “the Goddess within,” to create the spirituality that best conforms to your already-formed prejudices, desires, and instincts.

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Gore alternately blames Plato, Descartes, and Francis Bacon as the white male serpents who tempted mankind to take the wrong turn out of an Edenic past. What is required is to reunite our intellects, our spiritual impulses, and our animalistic instincts into a new holistic balance. Nothing could be more fascistic.

And alas nothing is more common among the left. But on the plus side, to paraphrase Moe Lane’s headline, if you can read this, thank a cisgender patriarchal male oppressor for making it happen!

Related: At Breitbart London: “Pictures: Animal Rights Thugs Beat Hunt Master Senseless With Iron Bars,” an example of the Wrong Turn school of leftism getting violent. Well, not as violent en toto as World War II, but still.