The events in Charlottesville over the weekend have brought out reaction and response in the media. I couldn’t even turn on sports talk radio without being bombarded by this. Sports talk radio!
Jeffrey Tucker offers 1500 words denouncing the fascist, Nazi ideology apparently behind the perpetrator (and inherently painting with the same brush the rest of the protestors), but not a single word about the Cultural Marxism that is at the root of the divide and anger.
One cannot honestly tell this story without addressing this history – which pre-dates any novels that Tucker believes is the cause – and to include even the effects of the Renaissance, Enlightenment, and Progressivism. We find none of this in Tucker’s post. Not a word about the pro-active government action that drives this culture-destroying philosophy.
In fact, Tucker mocks this idea of the government action:
They conjure up scapegoats (blacks, Jews, women, Antifa, gays, and a government that is supposedly giving them all privileges at their expense)…
I am on pretty safe ground to suggest that the government gives at least a few of these groups “privileges.”
Not a word about Cultural Marxism because to state it openly condemns the very left-libertarians that Tucker wishes not to offend.
Further, not a word about rolling back government involvement in people’s lives. Nothing. Perhaps if government did not force us all to get along, we might actually get along. Instead, he offers:
…social harmony, human rights, the aspiration of universal dignity, the conviction that we can work together in mutual advantage, the market economy as a means of peace and prosperity, and, above all else, the beauty and magnificence of the idea of liberty itself.
A garbled mess of contradictory wishes and terms meant to ensure ever-increasing state involvement. This is Tucker’s prescription.
There will be no liberty found on this path.
Destroy the culture and you will get tyranny. This is where we are headed, with those like Tucker working to ensure that no one will notice until it is too late.