The West has historical dementia because it can. It has wealth and power. It doesn’t need memory. And the Rest knows it. So limited and myopic is the prog that he imagines he is building his global village with the same goals in mind as the “diverse” world. It never occurs to the Taker (older Whites) — because it will not harm him—that the Other is moving in a completely different direction, a traditionalist one that follows the historical norm. The Others, frankly, aren’t buying the West’s stated ideals, nor is there any respect for a civilization of spoiled kids sacrificing their own grandchildren’s future. What is important to understand is that the Other is against you: that’s just how it goes when you’re a traditionalist. In the fashion of centuries, you work against your Other. But that’s not the end of the problem, because now your own civilization is also against you.
First, let us remind ourselves of the critical issue of power and what it means for the West. True success is the ability to remove yourself from harm’s way. Accomplishing this for many decades, this bubble-world life has produced progressivism thriving where peace is most taken for granted. The prog forgets, or doesn’t want to acknowledge in the first place, that his is an exceptional identity that can survive only in a period achieved through the hard knocks of history. Elevated above the world’s people, the prog is able to imagine the world in his own way, and yet still wield power. In this delusion, he can believe that his isolation is unique and his culture and ideas are universal.
In the prog’s mind, to the extent that he does actually think about it, he needs progressivism to present a harmless face to the world and to give the impression that he means well. It could be that like all good hypocrites he is just really good at fooling himself. He has faith in his cult, but he is also buried under unspoken laws that prevent his speech. Corruptissima re publica plurimae leges (“the more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws”).
Instead of perceiving traditionalism as a strength and the historic origin of power, and progressivism as the end of it—as any mature person would—for him it is just out with the old and in with the new. From now on what the West is fighting to uphold is not its own identity as a White patriarchal society, as it used to be when it was needed to get to the point of power which serves him so well, but its new identity as a “diverse” society. To the extent that this is working it is because it thrives under the supervision of hard power (through science) inherited from history (a time when there was no diversity). The Anglo-Saxon race above all others is who built America; it was never the “rainbow nation” that we are taught to think of today. The power that continues to hold it together has more to do with Nazi scientists from Operation Paperclip than it does with Crayola “Colors of the World” skin tone demographics. By almost any reckoning, America was never stronger than in the immediate post-war period, right at the time progressivism was just starting to develop.
The prog is so confident that he throws caution to the wind. As long as the West is not dramatically overthrown in a shooting war the world of many cultures is not a threat to the multicultural village. To the extent that the West might perceive hostility, he dismisses it as “primitive” and concludes, based on what he has learned by his personal contacts with people from all over the world within Politico-rectopia, that what everyone really wants is the same thing. If he is working in the Other’s own best interests, it is simply the right thing to do for Others to return the favour. He cannot imagine, knowing the power and quality of life of the West, that anyone would even want to retreat for security in to the embrace of their own “tribalism,” let alone that they would have the independence of action to be able to do so. He is positive and sees only improvement, because he sees “diversity” in his own world as working, and he thinks it is the whole world that he is seeing. He says: “They are other cultures, so how can they be against multiculturalism?”
As a case in point, there is never any pick-up of the subtleties of another culture when language comprehension is nil. The Western man’s understanding of another culture through its language goes about as far as to point out how nice and polite they all seem when speaking (in a language he doesn’t understand!). The prog has this notion that if we all just are nice to each other there is every reason why we should be living side by side. It escapes the prog that politeness in Japan does not mean the people are nice, which is often how Whitey perceives it; rather it is how interaction in life is managed for a people who just under the surface may not be so friendly. A smile does not necessarily mean the same thing. It never occurs to the prog that his own preconceptions and cluelessness might actually be causing less understanding.
As long as they speak English (and there’s no reason why they might not all learn to speak it) and to some degree practice common law and cherish property rights, there is no reason why the West cannot become entirely Chinese. After all, North America doesn’t belong to the Anglo-Saxons; unless, of course, it is to point out how thoroughly Anglo North America was when it was enslaving Blacks and killing Indians.
Opposite the sycophantic world of the West, in Asia communication is not cuckoldry. There is a tendency for people to say what you want to hear, and it is “troublesome” and time consuming for them to try and explain something to outsiders, and almost traitorous to give anything away. The prog, who interacts perfectly with the Other in his own language only and on his own home turf, draws the conclusion that Others are just the same as him. “Communication” occurs in Politico-rectopia not just between two people but between two peoples, too! In this “one-world” of his, communication goes both ways, information is passed freely just as you think it should be in the West. As Marshall McLueless (Marshall McLuhan) points out, due to new technologies, we couldn’t withhold information even if we wanted to. Really, it is about the prog “connecting” as far as his mind allows. “The Man” has power, as Saul Alinsky would understand it; he doesn’t have to understand the world.
Communication for the Globaleftist is just his type. It is impossible for him to imagine a White man switching back into a “male voice” in his own country after speaking in a voice of “equality” (to women and those younger than himself) somewhere else, which is what many Asians do. For Asia, where people accept as a fact of life the difference between what is said and what is meant, this is hardly a problem of conscience. To the extent that any of this Asian behavior is appreciated as duplicity, male chauvinism, “two-faced,” or anything else “negative”; where it should be brought forward and criticized; it is quietly avoided and assumed that everything is still moving towards Western ideals. The Koreans and the Japanese will tell you to your face that the Japanese are two-faced, but God help you if you should try to pass on this information to the Cultural Studies department at a Canadian university! Anyway, it is our burden, we think, to keep quiet about embarrassing truths.
The West is now more different from the Rest than it has ever been. The British used to be very nearly as homogenous as the Japanese. But then the kids got bored and fed up and decided “fa-la-la-la-la-la live for today,” meanwhile the rest of the world can only dream and pursue a different course. Looking at the oxymoronic West from their vantage, it appears increasingly to be a weak and decadent system. It looks unreliable and childish—dishing out passports to anyone who can afford it. They see a culture that is happenstance and dangerous with power— it must be if it is so ruthless as to abandon its own identity for the material gain of a few.
Remember, unity as a single people is something that the Other has and uses, because their ethno-group is always aware that it is seeking something that it does not have, and it is always in the posture towards it. We can understand it as a consciousness or morality of the group, not something restricted to the individual. It is no coincidence that traditional old world values of kinship remain standing where there is a struggle for existence. The Other wants power not to join the global village, but to save itself. As one of Malaya’s first political leaders put it, “Under the Japanese I learnt that an Asian is just as good as a European… (The Japanese) were brutal, true, but they inspired us with a new idea of what Asia might become.” As Dato’ Sir Onn bin Jaafar knew, this entails building actual material power and knowledge, not just a music industry.
What is not lost on the Japanese is that no matter how the West’s complexion changes, it has power and they do not. They know the prog religion is only possible with power. Anyone who has lived in Asia knows that respect (whatever precisely it means) is the one thing Asians want, and that respect usually comes with power. This can be observed, despite laughing off current trends, in their admiration and careful regard for the West, on at least some level. This is confused in the West with acceptance of Western dogma. Incidentally, they would expect the same grovelling respect for themselves when they have the Power. They are behaving towards power when they appear to be polite, as that is how they believe that anyone must naturally act towards power: show respect while at the same time artfully working against it and towards your own power. Whatever the “West” appears to be makes no difference. The advanced Realism of the rest of the world, which sees the temporality of the prog cult, means that they are going to pursue their own ends.
You’re not going to change a destiny you’ve been working on since you quarantined Dutch sailors on an island five hundred years ago. The samurai businessman is not out to build an imagined “community,” and neither is he even there just to fill his own pockets. Contact with the outside world is to accumulate the power for independence. Life simply is what it is: conflict. The world is tanin, a land of strangers, and everyone is either a competitor or the enemy. All is conflict outside of the group. A culture must be deeply conservative and patriarchal to maintain this attitude: maturity. It was America that defeated China and Korea’s enemy, Japan, but that is not good enough when you have never wanted a partnership and you do not view the foreigners’ actions as altruistic but as in pursuit of self-interest.
From the perspective of the rest of the world, not only is Western power clearly present but there is no less violence since the West’s “change of heart.” As much as the prog would like to hide it, Arabs are still being bombed even if it is less White men that are doing it. The liberal imagines that a Black president is a green light for even more violence. As in the movie Pacific Rim, it is the multi-culti Jaeger robots versus the Kaiju monsters. Instead of White Power it is now “Global Village Power.”
A traditionalist with real power will win in this combat, and the “right thing” has nothing to do with it. Power tends to love a vacuum, as illustrated during the end of the eighteenth century when the strong and populous Anglo Saxonculture saw the North American wilderness as easy pickings and an “empty land” which could not be resisted, and conquest happened. Allusions to morality and “stop the hate” are a joke because the Other can see that the West only speaks that way now when it has power. Its so-called progressive narrative is ephemeral. From ten thousand feet the Other perceives survival of the fittest as the Reality— the West doesn’t because it has forgotten its own history. Where were the secular and religious “humanitarians” before the closing of the American frontier? History, as much as it might escape the West’s attention, does not escape the Other’s.
Is it any wonder that this situation exists when the West is not after its own survival? Its own White identity is the enemy, not the Other. The goal posts have moved much farther apart on your side. The new Western man, the Taker, is fighting for the new immigrant! The West “getting it all wrong,” as I have explained it, isn’t really because what was wrong is now right. The White man fights for the prog, and the prog fights for himself and the Rest.
It may appear irrational and counter to thousands of years of history, but from the perspective of the born-at-the-right-time Taker it is not. He has decided that in order to beat them he asks that they join him. It is stupidity only to the extent that in his misperception of the outer world he himself would end up losing power… which he doesn’t. For example, a few Takers, who otherwise do not see a problem, might show some alarm that Red China will indeed be a threat when they get to the advanced aerospace industry—a barometer of having truly arrived on the scene with the “advanced nations.” Yet we need not worry, he tells us, because it will be a very long time before China is able to succeed in this very complicated, safety-first industry. What he is saying is it need not be a concern during HIS lifetime, but it likely will be during yours. The world becoming “us” is how the West sees victory, the end of you.
What I am outlining here is obvious and plain to see. In Japan, boys wear nineteenth century Prussian military uniforms to school. Canadians are becoming hewers of wood and drawers of water. Nortel, the telecommunications company, is broken up, replaced by China’s Huawei. The pursuit of power is not the occasional cheerleading for a new war in the Middle East. It has purpose over long periods of time.
The “West” is now configured in such a way that it is odd to even talk of you in the same breath, where it used to be taken for granted. By being weak, you are fitting the place that he has made for you because he “means well” towards everyone else.
In the future, when the good times of the Taker are gone and your country is a different place (to say the least) and the Chinese Imperium is breaking the horizon, you will be the one who will have to come up with answers. The liberal only has answers as long as everyone appears to be getting along. For now, though, you cannot use your real identity as a source of strength and a weapon against your foreign and domestic enemies. For now, just be aware of this.