The Kingdom Is Rotten
Walk with me from depths of the blackened Dungeon to the heights of the Ivory Tower and, if you are among those with eyes to see and ears to hear, you will see that even these extremes are ruled over by the self-same ilk. These are the thinkers trained to indoctrinate us from pre-school to grad school with warm and tender thoughts of multiculturalism, diversity, and universal acceptance. At the same time we are instilled with an absolute horror of racism, bigotry, and intolerance ~ as they define such abstractions, of course.
What, you may ask, is wrong with a kingdom that pushes the above values? Acceptance good…intolerance bad, we grunt like Hollywood cavemen taught a few words that we sound off by rote like mind-numbing mantras, with no understanding of what we are mouthing. Just say the words. Just agree with the nice man in the suit at the front of the classroom. When he points his finger accusingly, when he screams Nazi, Racist, Bigot, just go along with it. He is respected; he has suede elbow patches and extra letters after his name! If he says Mr. X is bad because Mr. X does NOT feel shame when he sees his white skin, then surely Mr. X is, in fact, very bad.
In this kingdom, there is no room for those of pale visage. This is not a university. No, this is a multiversity and the white has been washed from the Ivory Tower.
Still, the question remains. What is wrong with tolerance, acceptance, and diversity? Nothing, per se. The problems lie in the motives. Our students are taught these values not to promote harmony but to promote cultural rot; the culture in question is, of course, white European culture. White students are taught that their traditions are inherently hateful and best left between museum walls or, better yet, forgotten entirely. Religion, mythology, literature, even music grown from European soil is harshly cut down in the worst case this world has yet seen of “tall poppy syndrome.” Do you like Wagner? You must be a Fascist. Do you enjoy Norse mythology? You must be a Nazi. Yes, I have personally experienced these accusations for an offense no greater than reading Icelandic sagas and listening to German opera. Such accusations are hurled from small minds and big mouths ~ and the loudest of these can be found in our rotten schools.
Institutions of cultural transmission, like our schools, have an enormous responsibility to preserve the culture that created them, not to cause its slow rot. And yet here we are at a point in history where students at the best universities in this tottering kingdom don’t want to read the classics of English literature because they were written by white men. This is poison and it is being deliberately administered in the name of multiculturalism, diversity, and tolerance.
We are indeed at a most absurd juncture when national history becomes a taboo.
“Every reference to ancestral culture, suspected of damaging the dignity and respect of non-natives, must be banished from the political, pedagogical, and cultural discourse. Art implodes. One can even imagine that the statuary that adorns the facade of institutions, modeled on the nation’s ethnic type, may disappear into the depths of museums.”*
Yes, this is happening.
I recently spoke with a student at one of our prestigious universities and she was frustrated to say the least. This is what she told me: “Something needs to be done about all this racial bullshit. I wanted to do a paper in Modern Western Civ about my recent German ancestry but no! I was told it was too sensitive a subject. My great-grandparents lived through that damn war and I mean just barely. They weren’t Nazis. They weren’t even soldiers. Just people trying to survive one bomb after another and I can’t talk about that because someone might get offended? There was another student in that same class who wrote something about his grandfather’s involvement in the Civil Rights movement. He was a Black Panther, but somehow that’s ok. Really? What happened to our professors that they can’t see the blatant double standard here? It’s fucking ridiculous.”
Yes it is, Student X. Yes it is. In this rotten kingdom, however, where the walls are so rotten they’ve turned inside-out, it surely makes perfect sense. Diversity, acceptance, and tolerance for all ~ except you.
*Krebs, Pierre. Fighting for the Essence. Arktos Media, 2012, p. 71.