That’s exactly the right message, Rachel.
It’s not always the most conspicuous damage that destroys. Seconds after the Titanic suffered its fateful collision, the only visible clues as to its course were a few snowballs on the upper deck. It was only by looking under the waterline that an observer could predict the screams that would come. And what an observer would have seen was not an enormous gaping hole, but a long jagged series of cuts. It was the cumulative effects of these, rather than any one, that put tons of steel on the bottom.
The human psyche seems to be constructed a similarly. It’s frequently not a single extravagant offense that sinks relationships or movements, but multiple instances that can’t be stanched.
On a broad scale, Europe bears this out. Their Muslim colonists have made such a routine of blockbuster homicides, that this has largely been ruled out as a potential catalyst for waking narcoleptic natives. Unless Ahmed lays hands on a nuke, Europeans seem to have grown fairly placid about perishing by the dozen. Certainly they have not become so vexed about the carnage as to vote for a candidate who would stop it.
That’s probably because being murdered won’t happen to many of them (I’m not prepared to say most). But what will happen are the small daily cuts of diversity. The predatory African, the insulting Arab, the groomed neighborhood girls, the deterioration and abandonment of ancient public spaces, the relentless demands for more from those who only take, and the ever intensifying demeaning of European culture and history. All of which represent a row of cuts along psychic compartments straining to stay liberally air-tight.
A cut I haven’t yet mentioned is the one left by progressive degeneracy. As these are creatures who can only swallow while swimming, they must continually push forward for sustenance. Yesterday’s advance is merely today’s tradition, and so must be succeeded by more rapid advances still. That is how we went from expressions of mild disgust for homosexuals, to ordaining them as moral exemplars in one generation.
But championing men who sexually gratify other men in the women’s bathroom may as well be the Waltons at this point. The real civil rights initiative is to fully suppress the human gag reflex before it can mature. And that appears to be the present purpose of science.
I just saw this video for the first time yesterday. Doing so leaves one without the faintest confusion as to the attraction of remorseless reactionary politics. I watched it with the grim countenance of a man watching a black widow spider crawl up his leg. From a societal perspective it’s much less I wonder what this is all about? than Can I crush this thing before it kills me?
Reading around I saw that Malcolm Pollack had some thoughts, which were supplemented by one of our own occasional commenters, Epicaric, who put forth the following.
If the internet is to be trusted, Bill Nye is now 61 years old. I frequently subject myself to a mental exercise of questioning what I know and what I believe, and when I came to know or believe it. When I see a man of Bill Nye’s age and background I often wonder when they came to believe what they proclaim to believe, and how they came to believe it. In Nye’s case I am skeptical that his beliefs are long-held or based on principles that he has held developed through deliberative self reflection.
I think that it has been noted here that the Left suffers from a notoriously short memory. I think that this holds for both the institution and its adherents. Does anyone believe that Nye held these beliefs at 28, 35 or even 40 years of age? I don’t think so, and I don’t fault someone for evolving, as they say, in their beliefs. But these questions get at the core of who we are as humans. Publicly held beliefs today are not evolutions of beliefs commonly held on the Left of yesteryear; they represent a clear break from all but the most extreme positions of the past. It is the most grotesque of intellectual compromise as it is the handmaiden to an “evolution” of morality devoid of thought.
That’s perceptive and well-stated. How did a 61 year-old pseudo scientist arrive just recently at the most distant orbits of the left? It’s a question that doesn’t strike me as beyond scientific deduction at all.
As I have asserted many times before, most men espouse whatever beliefs produce profit and deny those that produce pain. In this sense craven men like Bill Nye are simply prostitutes performing science acts for their liberal patrons. His beliefs have evolved because fame and relevance required it. There’s infinitely more evidence of multiple distinct races than multiple distinct genders; though only one of these positions will secure a Netflix contract. That’s modernity’s rigorous scientific methodology.
Though I’ll return again to the quote that began this post: That’s exactly the right message, Rachel. That was Bill Nye’s pronouncement at the end of the video above. And in some ways, he may be far more correct than he would like. Because such grotesqueries just may be exactly the right message. The right message to generate absolute contempt for the johns and whores of leftist degeneracy. Maybe even enough to start spilling over the bulkheads.