A nazi under every bed. Or is that a jew under every bed?
September 18, 2015 § 8 Comments
Free Northerner points out that leftists always think the country is moving to the right because that is the only way they can explain, to themselves, the failures of their policies. If the country were really moving leftward the outcomes that leftist’s expect would be occurring. Because those outcomes are not in fact occurring, the consensus views of the country must be moving further away from their basic views not toward their basic views. The emergence of the prosperous free and equal new man is being impeded from without by traditionalist oppressors; otherwise it would have already occurred.
When liberal policies fail to produce the free and equal new man – the superman, self-created through reason and will, emancipated politically from the chains of backward history and arbitrary claims of “nature,” free to live his own life as he sees fit – a person who is committed to liberalism has two choices.
The other road, wide and well worn, is to blame the failures of liberalism on a less-than-human oppressor-untermensch.
As I wrote a while back at W4,
One of the most delicious and horrifying ironies of our modern/postmodern condition is that the Nazi, who is a heretic from liberalism precisely because he makes the Low Man (and programs for his extermination) completely explicit, now counts as the paradigmatic Low Man himself.