The Anti-Cultural Nihilism of the Left

The Anti-Cultural Nihilism of the Left, by Paul Kruse.

Culture is the product of man’s care and praise. Culture, from the Latin word cultus, means care and praise. What one cares about is ultimately what one praises. …

Building an American culture was a twofold project. First was the understanding that the roots of America lie in Europe and European history. The fact of the matter is that the American settlers were Europeans, predominately Anglo-Saxon and Scotch-Irish, but also including French, Dutch, Swedes, some Danes, and later Germans and Irish. Unlike South America, North America was never truly a colony, but an Anglo-Saxon and, more broadly, European diaspora.

Second was the veneration of our Founding Fathers, like King Arthur and Alfred the Great in England or Charles Martel and Charlemagne in France, which gave us a rooted founding to celebrate.

The anti-white, anti-right dogwhistles:

The cultural revolution in America has been laid for a long time. First was the cracking and chiseling of the character of the Founding Fathers, especially the slave-holding ones like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, slowly and often behind the scenes in the 1970s and 1980s. With the sacred honor and character of Washington and Jefferson assaulted, the rest of the Founding Fathers came under critique with greater intensity by the 1990s. Next was the slow denunciation of America’s history, most especially westward expansion, and the critique of formerly venerable presidents like Andrew Jackson and James Polk.

By making us feel ashamed of our founding and history, the Left has been able to create a cultural chasm between those who have come to see, with seething hatred and foaming mouths, anything pre-1965 as racist, misogynist, and anti-Semitic and those who see nobility, honor, and pride in the past.

By indoctrinating students at universities with sympathy for American Indians, Aztecs, and Mexicans, the next generation is brought up with scorn and contempt for American culture while eulogizing and sympathizing with non-American cultures.

As such, the Left has been able to foster an iconoclastic spirit toward an American culture that, as it recedes from disintegration at the hands of the new barbarians, is replaced by foreign cultures that sweep into the vacuum.

The Left is crudely nihilistic toward the established American culture rooted in Christianity, European history and identity, and the American founding. This is a combination of the Left’s hatred for the norms of American culture inherited from Old World Europe — Christianity, Christian morals and mores, and a heroic spirit that fostered Western adventure and triumph from Abraham and Aeneas down to Lewis and Clark and John C. Frémont — and its veneration of everything opposite of that: femininity, sexual licentiousness, and everything not European and Christian. …

Facts, schmacts:

It doesn’t matter that American Indians were far more brutal to each other than Europeans ever were to them. It doesn’t matter that the Aztecs engaged in human sacrifice and slavery at a scale that would make Baal blush and the European slave trade look sophomoric. …

Power:

What matters is the destruction of American heritage, history, and culture to complete the subjugation of the American people to the whims of the Left’s totalitarian desires to remake society along its utopian lusts. That necessitates ignoring the savagery of the non-American cultures while condemning the American culture and portraying it as the Great Satan of the New World paradise.