How can you summarize something like the following? I tried but have to reprint it unabridged [H/T IPJ]:
by Guido Fawkes
There is no doubt that the children removed from the foster care of a UKIP supporting couple are just the latest victims of the culture war being waged by so-called progressives. Marxists and Fabians have waged war on the traditional family since the days of George Bernard Shaw who wrote in “Socialism and the Family” that socialism
…intervenes between the children and the parents, claiming to support them, protect them, and educate them for its own ampler purposes. Socialism, in fact, is the State family. The old family of the private individual must vanish before it, just as the old water works of private enterprise, or the old gas company. They are incompatible with it. Socialism assails the rampant egotism of the family today… So far as English Socialism is concerned … I must confess that the assault has displayed a quite extraordinary instinct for taking cover, but that is a question of tactics rather than of essential antagonism.
The antagonism between progressive ideologues and traditional families continues to this day, the obsessive efforts to normalise and celebrate non-traditional family structures, the relentless drive to have the state take care of bringing up young children so that both parents can work. The perverse incentives of the tax and welfare system which undermine marriage not to mention the rendering of the concept of marriage legally meaningless by legislating for same-sex marriage which can not produce children.
All these are part and parcel of a progressive imperative stemming from a mindset which understands consciously or unconsciously that the traditional family is the fundamental building block of a society which is incompatible with progressive values. Today’s progressives like their socialist ideological ancestors have changed their language not their essential antagonism to the family.
How is this relevant to the UKIP foster parents having the children in their care removed? The Rotherham Social Services said “We would not have placed these children with you had we known you were members of UKIP because it wouldn’t have been the right cultural match.”
Well done, Guido. It’s quite understandable why socialists would want the family destroyed as the core unit in society – they can’t achieve their agenda until both the family and religion are killed off because both are small c conservative loyalties which militate against the State. I’m so pleased that Guido has come out and written this because at this blog, left-liberals, including feminist women, have been consistently trying to make out that it is only my arrogant, racist, misogynist, homophobic and wickedly capitalist attitude which makes me write precisely what Guido has written above.
So yes, it’s easy to see why hardline socialists themselves [in academia, law and medicine] would want to destroy the family. These people are now beyond reason, as Yuri Bezmenov noted, they are hardwired into some bizarre mindset where they actually think anyone who doesn’t want things twisted, perverted and full of hatred is twisted, perverted and full of hatred.
Why though would the average, garden variety left liberal/mild feminist who [used to] come to this blog also lap up and spout this stuff?
The answer, once again, suggests itself. These people obviously don’t think that that is what they are aiding and abetting. They focus almost entirely on what they see as the plight of women, blacks, the disabled, the unemployed and the evil of the greedy capitalists and fascists and they see this as a measure of “social responsibility” in achieving “fairness” and “tolerance” for all.
Many of these things do need addressing, it’s true but not the way they’re going about it, which achieves the opposite result.
So they wage war on these single issue concerns, ignoring new injustices perpetrated by their very action and inaction, ascribing to themselves the epithet “compassionate”, thereby making themselves the politically “good” people in their own eyes.
That’s the crux of the matter – they truly believe they are the “good” people.
They are incapable of seeing that what they are actually aiding and abetting is the Rotherham situation and countless other situations. Read Julia’s posts to get an idea.
They are simply handing the malfunctioning yet predatory State exactly what the State wants and the State has shown time and time again, especially of late, that it has zero interest in the welfare of people in it – it is only interested in its own ideological narrative, these days called political correctness, a euphemism for the most terrible of injustices perpetrated in its name and in incompetence.
And left unchecked, the State bloats itself with fatcat salaries, pointless fake charities and quangos and pushes a handout mentality on its citizens, educates them via various measures that this is a good way for a community to operate, reserving for itself wisdom – nanny knows best. The left-liberal thinks he or she has achieved “victories” by discriminatory legislation and officially jaundiced mindsets, that it is work well done.
The question of what to do about the PTB itself, what to do about the hardline socialists now training teachers or who are in academia, in law, in medicine and in all key posts in society, is the conundrum of our age today.
In Scotland, for example, the situation is dire. Whilst the paedo ring gets off Scot free [sorry] and manages to get the perpetrators felt sorry for, even at OoL, the State meanwhile keeps merrily on its way, this time taking break and enter powers. But that’s for another post.
A greater conundrum though is what to do about the left-liberal. Re-education? That fails on four counts:
1. It is employing State/Common Purpose techniques;
2. As Bezmenov said – these people are now beyond reason, they’ve been brainwashed;
3. They believe that they have correctly identified the pressing issues of the day and have the solutions to those issues [not understanding that those solutions were fed to them in a three-card trick];
4. All people almost invariably think they are correct, that wisdom resides in themselves.
Anyone who attempts to open their eyes is arrogant, racist, misogynist, homophobic and a wicked capitalist. What can be done?
Because until something is done, the Rotherams and Scottish break-and-enters are just going to proliferate, not diminish.