Quote of the day—Douglas Murray

Kanye had tripped over the same wire as [Peter] Thiel.

At some point minority political grievances transformed into minority political activism. And from there moved into just politics.

Claiming the existence of voting blocks along minority group lines benefits certain politicians looking for voter blocks. And it can benefit professional middlemen who present themselves as speaking for entire community in order to gain their own forms of preferment.

But this, is an exceptionally dangerous juncture. And one that each rights issue in turn has arrived at. It suggests, that you are only a member of a recognized minority group so long as you accept the specific grievances, political grievances, and resulting electoral platforms that other people have worked out for you.

Step outside of these lines and you are not a person with the same characteristics you had before but you have something differently from some prescribed norm. You have the characteristic taken away from you.

So Thiel, is no longer gay once he endorses Trump. Kanye West is no longer black, when he does the same thing.

This suggests black isn’t a skin color or a race. Or at least not these things alone. It suggest that black, like gay, is in fact a political ideology. This presumption goes so deep and is so rarely mentioned that is generally simply assumed.

Douglas Murray
September 17, 2019
The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race and Identity

[I am extremely impressed with this book. Murray researches and explains, with great clarity, some of the things I have been calling mass delusion (see also here and here). Amazon describes the book as follows and with the diagnosis of “mass hysteria”. Perhaps that is a more correct phrase than I use:

In his devastating new book The Madness of Crowds, Douglas Murray examines the twenty-first century’s most divisive issues: sexuality, gender, technology and race. He reveals the astonishing new culture wars playing out in our workplaces, universities, schools and homes in the names of social justice, identity politics and intersectionality.

We are living through a postmodern era in which the grand narratives of religion and political ideology have collapsed. In their place have emerged a crusading desire to right perceived wrongs and a weaponization of identity, both accelerated by the new forms of social and news media. Narrow sets of interests now dominate the agenda as society becomes more and more tribal–and, as Murray shows, the casualties are mounting.

Readers of all political persuasions cannot afford to ignore Murray’s masterfully argued and fiercely provocative book, in which he seeks to inject some sense into the discussion around this generation’s most complicated issues. He ends with an impassioned call for free speech, shared common values and sanity in an age of mass hysteria.

Along the same lines as in the QOTD above he reviews Rachel Dolezal’s claim, and agreement by others on the political left, that she is black because she “identifies” as black even though she is of German and Czech heritage.

He describes some of the many ways Google search results demonstrate some sort of bizarre bias. For example, do an image search for “white couples”. About half of the results will be interracial. A image search for “black couples” shows something approaching 100% black couples. Similar results occur when doing image searches for “heterosexual couples” versus “gay couples”. This has to be deliberate. And to what end? It has to some sort of insanity.

He describes the 2017 protest at Evergreen College in far more detail than I had ever heard before. Amazing stuff. Over the top, unbelievably bat-shit crazy stuff. The things the students were saying and doing would have had me drawing my gun and, had I been unable to withdraw from the insanity, shot my way out of it. Those people were, and probably still are, living in an alternate universe that only has peripheral connections to ours.

Via his research and analysis I find myself hopeful that we will soon have a critical mass of people which will stop the tide of near insanity washing over us and some semblance of normality will be restored.

I expect that when such restoration occurs it will take far less time than what it did to get here. Perhaps only months as the delusion fades into obscurity. Also expect people who had once appeared to be in full alignment with the insanity claim, “I always had my doubts and never really believed it.”

It could be said these are the “crazy years” Heinlein spoke of in his books To Sail Beyond the Sunset (although this was in a different timeline than what you and I are traveling through).and in passing in Methuselah’s Children.

I just wish I was reading a science fiction or even psychological thriller novel rather than current news stories. But such books would never be successful. In order to be mostly believable fiction has to make sense.—Joe]

6 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Douglas Murray

  1. “…I find myself hopeful that we will soon have a critical mass of people which will stop the tide of near insanity washing over us and some semblance of normality will be restored.”

    Of course; you and a billion other people. And THAT is the “leverage point” which will be used to bring us all together under one, global system. By “normality” you refer to a “new normal” which will be foisted upon you against your will, but which will be marginally acceptable relative to the present insanity.

    Insanity is a tool, a tactical weapon, as powerful as an atomic bomb. It makes our situation increasingly unbearable, such that we’ll end up welcoming (or at least tolerating) the “change” which has been pre-planned and all set up in advance.

    So rather than looking at the crazy, which has a purpose all it’s own, you should be looking around the world at the set-up. Ask yourself; who is now consolidating power and influence, in what ways, and under what pretenses? Who is currently allying with whom, and under what banners?

    Here you will find that a religio-political (church/state) system is rallying the world under the banner of “unity”, and the pretense that “division is of the devil” while the same powers assert a secular “crisis” of “Climate Change” supported by a conspiracy of fraudulent “science”. It will become increasingly dangerous to oppose them, being that they’re only trying to save the very planet from destruction while bringing people together who were formerly hostile to one another, like Christians, Muslims and secular agnostics (and of course “allocating” all of the resources in the world including your personal property). How charming. How beautiful.

    The singular purpose of the crazy is simply to irritate us to a point where it’s unbearable, thus prepping us us into a mental condition which will accept the coming fascist, world-wide, church/state system as preferable to, or at least not too much worse than, all of that craziness.

    In the final analysis it’s a very simple, sociopath’s tactic of creating problems so as to be the hero who comes in and “fixes” them.

    The “complexity” that’s mentioned comes from the web of lies and the tactical insanity that’s being used against us. So again; the people (the intellectuals, professors, leftist politicians in both parties, communists, papists, fascists and journalists [but I repeat myself]) who are wagging their fingers in our faces, warning us that we’re unqualified to sort out the “complexity” of the situation, are the very ones “complicating” things with their lies and purposeful insanity.

    Who was it, John Kerry’s wife, who came out and publicly announced how much her husband “loves complexity”? Note also that her audience appeared to understand and to agree. Therein we see that “complexity” is used, by the very ones who warn us about it, as a doctrine and set of tactics, which is a tool of cultural destabilization for political revolution.

    That’s all you’re seeing here. So let’s not look too hard at the magician’s hand that’s distracting us, but look instead for what the other hand is doing just behind the scenes. It’s not all secret, for how can a global movement be secret for long? The news stories pointing to the end game (the strategic goal behind the tactical insanity) are all out there; you just have to rip your eyes away from the shiny things (the escalating outrages of the day).

    It’s not complicated; when everyone is focused on one set of issues, dismiss them as the rodeo clowns they are, and look somewhere else entirely. The safe bet is that the one place you’ll never find the truth is in the majority.

    Also; the craziest people make the best rodeo clowns, ever. The leftists love, love, LOVE them, and have been cultivating the crazy as a precious crop.

    • In other words, it’s not insanity, it’s a deliberate long-term campaign of gas-lighting, psych manipulating, and deception as part of a covert non-state military op to destabilize and capture the country via demoralization and gradual capture of the organs of government.

      Used to be tin-foil hat territory. Now it’s observably happening.

      • Yuri Bezmenov. has been telling anyone who would listen about this very thing for 40+ yrs. now. Go, read your future.
        Good news. we’re Americans. we can rebuild anything. quickly.

  2. Yesterday, the WSJ quoted parts of an exchange between Representative Al Green (D-TX) and Mark Zuckerberg. The subject was the industry association that Z put together to create their crypto-currency proposal. Green asked him how many of the companies involved were minority-owned, and woman-owned, and LBGUIWERHCWWE owned. Z actually humored him, saying in each case that he did not know but could find out. Too bad he didn’t have the presence of mind to say “I have no idea and I can’t imagine why I should care”.
    An op-ed today (by Jason Riley, one of the best writers for the paper) gives more examples along the same line: another rep (D of course) wanted to know how many of Facebook’s outside law firms were “diverse-owned”. Jason says “she seemed baffled when Mr. Zuckerberg replied that the company doesn’t collect data about race”. And yet another rep wanted to know how much of the company’s money is kept in “black-owned banks”.
    The stench of racism and other bigotry is strong and pervasive here. This isn’t the party of MLK, it’s clearly the party of Al Sharpton and similar criminals.

  3. The problem with weaponizing minority status is what if the majority or just a really big minority, like white males, say accepts the logic and weaponizes their status. Really, minorities exist at the sufferance of the majority and tearing down the fences of tolerance is playing with fire.

  4. I was thinking about what may be a parallel issue t’other day; Limbaugh was ranting about political correctness and the associated Leftist delusions and it occurred to me it was a self-inflicted wound.

    There was a time there was no political correctness (except at the permanently disconnected fringes) and reality reigned supreme. Post-’60s things changed, the ’70s being the conception period followed by the gestation period of the ’80s, the ’90s birthing the foundation for the massive “reality disconnect” we’re seeing now. Had Responsible Adults (yeah, I know….) taken a hard line during those decades about brainless fantasy vs reality (e.g., “How The World Really Works”) we could have headed this off at the pass: “Sorry, Johnny/Susie, that’s bullshit, it doesn’t work, has never worked, and it ain’t working now, so grow up and become a functional adult.”

    Instead, we practiced Wonderful Tolerance And Patience for all that crap which we are now reaping the benefit. I suspect it will require a somewhat more forceful resolution to correct than has so far been applied.

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