A lot of Cape Republicans look back on the 1950's to 1070's as a good time. Our homes were safe, to the point where many people did not bother to lock their doors. Schools were excellent and their problems were things like talking in class and running in the halls. Men treated women like ladies, and ladies devoted their time to making good homes, rearing their children well and helping their communities. Children grew up in two-parent households, mother was there to meet the child when he came home from school. Entertainment was something the whole family would enjoy.
What has happened since then?
If a man of that era were suddenly introduced into South Africa 2011, he would hardly recognise it as the same country. He would be in immediate danger of getting mugged, car jacked or worse, because he would not have learned to live in constant fear. He would not know that he shouldn't go into certain parts of any city, that his car must not only be locked, but equipped with an alarm, that he dare not go to sleep at night without locking the windows, bolting the doors and setting the electronic security system.
If he brought his family with him, he and his wife would probably cheerfully pack their children off to the nearest public school. When the children came home in the afternoon they would show them some funny white powder given by another kid and learned that homosexuality is normal and good. At the end of the day when the whole family sat down after dinner and turned the television on, they would not understand how pornography from some sleazy, 'adults only' kiosk had gotten on their set.
If they were able to return they would tell a tale of a country decayed and degenerated, overrun by crime, noise and drugs.
Why did it happen?
Since 1950, South Africa has been conquered by the same force that earlier took over Russia, China, Germany and Italy. That force is ideology. Here, as elsewhere, ideology has inflicted enormous damage on the traditional culture it came to dominate, fracturing it everywhere and sweeping much of it away. In its place come fear, and ruin.
The ideology that has taken over goes most commonly by the name of “Political Correctness”
Some people see it as a joke.
It is not.
It is a deadly serious matter.
It seeks to alter virtually all the rules, formal and informal that govern relations among people and institutions
It wants to change behaviour, thought, even the words we use.
To a significant extent, it already has. Whoever or whatever controls language also controls thought.
Just what is “Political Correctness”? Political Correctness is in fact cultural Marxism (Marxism translated from economic into cultural terms.) It goes back to at least the 1920's and the writings of the Italian Communist Antonio Gramsci. In Germany the Institute of Social Research (later known as the Frankfurt School) was created to devote making the transition. It's purpose? In George Lukacs words 'Who shall save us from Western Civilization?' They created 'Critical Theory' and 'deconstruction'
The parallels between the old, economic Marxism and cultural Marxism are self-evident.
a) it shares the vision of a 'classless society. (This vision contradicts human nature. People are different. They end up unequal, regardless of the starting point. Society will not accord with it unless forced. So it is forced.)
b) both are totalitarian ideologies and can be seen on campuses were “PC” has taken over: freedom of speech, of the press and even thought are all eliminated.
c) both have single-factor explanations of history.
d) both declare certain groups virtuous and others evil without regard for the actual behaviour of individuals. Minorities (Muslims, Feminist woman, homosexuals) are 'victims' where native Christians or anyone who rejects Political Correctness as 'evil.'
d) Expropriation. Affirmative action is an example.
Finally, they employ a method of analysis designed to show the correctness of their ideology in every situation. Classical Marxist analysis is economic. Cultural Marxists – linguistic: deconstruction – this 'proves' that any 'text' past or present, illustrates the oppression of Muslims, women, homosexuals etc. by reading that meaning into words (regardless of it's actual meaning) this 'analyses' twist the evidence to fit the conclusion.
The medium has changed. The message the same. A society of radical egalitarianism enforced by the power of the state.
How can we combat this? By defying it. We must use words Political Correctness forbids and refuse to use words it mandates. Remember. Sex is better than gender. We must shout from the roof-tops the realities it seeks to suppress. We must behave according to the old rules of our culture, not the new rules the cultural Marxist lay down. Ladies should be wives and home-makers, not cops or soldiers, men should still hold doors open for ladies. Children should not be born out of wedlock. Glorification of homosexuality should be shunned. There is nothing the Politically Correct fear more than open defiance, for good reason: it is their chief vulnerability. It will lead cultural conservatives to defy cultural Marxism at every turn.
We must strip away its camouflage of 'sensitivity,' 'tolerance,' and 'multiculturalism.' We must see it for what it is.