Is there really a class warfare in the West, or is it just a story cooked up to fan the flames of unrest? What part does the mass global media (MGM) play in this?
In his essay at Amerika: Fixing (2020 August 10), Brett Stevens writes,
“Globalism and diversity are the same idea, namely ending conflict by forcing everyone to be codependent on each other. This has failed.”
Meanwhile, Elspeth writes,
“What’s really happening here is that class fissures are coming to bear and the people in power don’t want the proletariat (working people) to see what’s really happening to all of us, regardless of our color. So they create enemy classes: black/white, men/women. straight/LGBTQ+, and on it goes. So we bite and devour each other while they get rich on our backs, destroying small business, enriching gigantic corporations, brainwashing our kids, creating a new American paradigm by pretending we have no shared history when we do.
And people on both sides are falling for it while calling each other ignorant.”
In sum, Stevens says TPTB are ending conflict by forcing everyone to be codependent on each other, while Elspeth says TPTB are sparking conflict by creating enemy classes. Both Stevens and Elspeth are conservative voices. But yet, these two popular beliefs about Western political culture seem to be at variance with respect to their presumed goals concerning conflict.
Question for Discussion: Most conservatives presume that both of these viewpoints are true, but how?
An Update with More Clues
Apparently by providence, just after I wrote the above, I found that Ed Hurst addressed certain aspects of this question in his latest posts.
“Culture is not merely the meandering results of custom or habit. Much of it comes from shared DNA. The Anglo-American culture arises from a genetic background that includes a high social trust factor. Anglo-American people have a strong tendency to comply with social expectations, so the culture naturally includes that feature. It is neither good nor bad in itself, but it comes with its own set of challenges.
So long as early American immigrants were mostly from high-trust racial stock, things went well. Those who didn’t bring a high trust factor from their homeland were quickly forced to adopt it artificially. The establishment was consciously aware of how much it mattered.
Meanwhile, it turns out that the social elite never had that high trust factor. Royalty and nobility were seldom the same racial stock as the people they ruled. Gaining social and political privilege brought a perverse incentive to abandon it, anyway. But they definitely pressed the lower classes to keep it, and held forth a very strong pretense of high trust.
Over the past century, that gulf of difference has grown. The elite have been quite conscious and intentional about it. The much maligned “conspiracy theory” mindset is frankly fully justified; the elite really do try to keep us in the dark. But it still leaks out, so there’s no excuse for lacking awareness of the gap between the elite and the commoners.
Now, shift back to current events. The commoners’ right-wing backlash has begun in earnest. It’s more than just the brawls in Portland between right and left mobs, or the shooting in places like Kenosha. The commoners are actually threatening the established order.”Do What’s Right: Push-back Is Inevitable (2020 August 30)
“We know that shalom is exceedingly difficult to obtain, even when you are fully educated and committed to it. We must learn from the ANE perspective that it is a tendency of how God does things with the human race. It’s not that God doesn’t bless some with more of what appears to be shalom from where we stand, but that we have seen precious little of people striving consciously to fully embrace everything in Biblical Law. We have to remember that shalom is not the externalities, but the term is used in Scripture to portray a relationship with the Creator.”Radix Fidem: The Bible on Trust (2020 August 30)
An Explanation of the Turmoil
I’ll offer a possible explanation for my question above, as simply as it can be put.
TPTB (AKA “the elite”) are trying to shoe-horn everyone into a one-size-fits-all society to be utilized as an economic powerhouse and/or a tax base, or something similar. Foreign wars, unregulated migration and immigration, housing bubbles, pandemic scares, bailouts, liberal snowf1ake education, presumed racial tension and gender discrimination (and the persecution of the “offenders” thereof), feminology and the glorification of h0m0sexuality, gynocentric legal regulations, abortion and birth control… and much more… These are all efforts to weaken the masses, destroy their individual cultures, and make them more compliant and willing to be molded. But in the final, the deplorables simply refuse to be corralled, partly for the reasons Ed mentioned above and also for many other reasons discussed by Stevens. In response, the people begin to percolate violence in a wrangling pursuit to restore Shalom and prosperity to their individual communities.
This might explain why traditionalism, patriarchy, and nationalism are suppressed, why the media continues to actively support all the maladies listed in the previous paragraph, and why they label nearly all violence as “peaceful protests” as an effort to tamp down large scale rebellion, but it doesn’t explain the evidence that the violence and looting surrounding BLM was planned and staged by TPTB. Did TPTB somehow think that it would lead people to further forfeit their rights, or maybe it was fomented by some other entity? So my earlier question is still not entirely resolved.
In conclusion, we find that a large imperialist empire filled with multiple racial and ethnic groups simply can’t work towards increasing the Shalom of its intrinsic societies, and therefore will fail after a time. This is essentially why God is against large empires likened unto the Tower of Babel – because it destroys the Shalom of the people. Furthermore, this is basically what Brett Stevens and Ed Hurst have been saying for years.
- Σ Frame: How Social Media Algorithms Fuel Political Division (2018 December 15)
- Σ Frame: The Art of Inventing Hot Media Topics, and Then Trivializing Them (2015 November 12)