Sunday, December 29, 2013

Cultural hegemony in America

After several days of hullaballoo regarding Phil Roberson's comments, A&E's resulting suspension, threats of the family to walk, indignation from the PC crowd, Conservatives rising in defense, point, counterpoint, and arguments about rights or lack thereof, one can see with some clarity what it means to embrace the progressive virtue of "tolerance." This Newspeak term has become a buzzword to suggest that we should all simply tolerate people, lifestyles, beliefs, actions, and the like that are different from our own, because from a value standpoint they're basically all the same. In the ideal, this would mean that people from all walks of life can come together and sit down at the utopian table of progressive brotherhood, free of power structures and hungry for a cruelty-free feast. In practice, tolerance and other PC-buzzwords, like equality, are used to subvert culture and encourage relativism by infiltrating otherwise fringe and radical ideas into the mainstream.

It pushes the fringe into the mainstream and dissuades people from expressing traditional views, else suffer the social consequences. As a result, the First Amendment begins to acquire a caveat which suggests that freedom of speech and religion only apply to people who abide by the counterhegemonic, relativistic, and progressive forces.

Clarence Vindex


  1. Having just read the whole GQ article for the first time... I think the outrage against his quotes are from people who are taking them out of context.

    On their own, they smack of racism and intolerance, just what we're taught to believe of those with the "redneck" label.

    Sounds like there's more to him than that. There normally is.

  2. also... just because a view is "traditional" does not make it right or valuable, either.

    There are a number of practices condoned in the Bible that are now illegal for good reason.


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