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Breaking the neck of Western Individualism
Fast question: when was the last time you saw a good father
figure in a movie?? A real father, in an important role. The guy who goes home
to his wife and kids who love him and respect him.
Think hard. You’ll need a while. In TV series, the last
occurrence of such a character was jack Geller, the father of Monica and Ross
Ever wondered how come most dads in the western media since
the 50s onwards were naïve, doddering idiots, incompetents, then lazy, then
just simply divorced?
Why? Because until then the thought of a family without a
Dad was unthinkable. Even if your dad died in the war, Grandpa or Uncle stepped
in and kept the home straight.
But you see, then the movies and TV started telling people
that dads weren’t that special.
It’s a funny thing that- adults know better but it’s not for
adults. It’s for the kids. They know Beaver is smarter than his dad so
somewhere in their heads they all think they’re Beaver.
It’s subtle and powerful. Within a decade divorces were
through the roof. Because the public consciousness had been trained to accept
that dads were nothing special and whoever needed them anyway?
What else did we see? The demonizing of the loner. Loners are
an integral part of any healthy society, and the West is built on
individualism. But in the US mass produced pop culture, the loner went to being
a potential villain and always someone you should stay away from.
The loner is always a loser.
The good “cool” people were the ones who ran with the crowd,
Oh, that “cool”. An artificially created term that came to
embody everything the system wanted people to aspire to be. People? Not all people.
Kids. The ones who will be the next obedient generation.
The cool kids knew what they had to buy to be cool. What
clothes, what cars, what drinks, what music.
The kids. Movies through the 60s, 70s and 80s made it very
clear that being a loner wasn’t “cool” and all you had to do to be happy and
have friends was to obey and follow the crowd. The sinister and oft repeated
stories of the bookish girl turned into a “pretty one” by the magic of makeup,
skimpy clothes and giving up their glasses carried a heavy message- “nobody
needs you to think or read, just follow the crowd and above everything, look
like everyone else”.
When was the last time you saw an actual hero in a movie? A
real one? Someone with a purpose and training and goals who got people to
follow him by his will and charisma alone?
You didn’t. The guys with the training and the goal? They’re
the villains, and they always die. Our recent stories all have reluctant
heroes, pathetic beta males thrown in the thick of action who somehow manage to
make it by the skin of their teeth and incredible feats of luck while the real
heroes die because, well, they’re in fact villains.
The accidental hero trope is another deep manipulation of
the western psyche into abandoning the long successful tradition of western
individualism. What is the point in having a purpose and preparing when a joe
nobody with weak arms and a big nose will always defeat you?
Heroes, the men with a purpose, became pathologised. Having
a goal and ambition became a bad thing and the slacker became the hero.
Because if that guy who’s just like you in the movies can be
a hero without never having to work for it then so can you right? What’s the
point of working for what you want when obviously you’ll be thrown in a heroic
story, make it to the end and get the girl through sheer luck?
The guys who trained for years got defeated by a scrawny kid
whose old demented teacher uses him for unpaid yardwork. What worse message can
you send to your boys if you want them to never achieve anything?
The tough guys that used to be the leaders of our mythos and
who carved the European success out of a cold and hard world have been
transformed into dysfunctional abusive and/or alcoholic bastards who always end
up badly because they hurt the feelings of the oh so sweet and entitled heroine
who couldn’t possibly do anything wrong even when she lied, stole and been
basically one of the most disgusting creatures anyone would ever want to be
We took the glow of the hero away from the little boy’s eyes
and made them feel that attempting to achieve anything will turn them into
villains, while being a lazy loser is how you become the hero, then we wonder
why they underperform and are unmotivated.
We took the authority of fatherhood away from them and then
we wonder why so many kids are junkies, alcoholics and aimless.
And yes, we did it all, as a society. Every time you put
your kids in front of the TV you stole their future from them.
This is why we’re weak. This is why, under assault by
uncivilized savages, the middle aged westerners would rather allow their
daughters and wives be murdered and raped than take a stand. Because they’ve
been indoctrinated to believe having a spine is a bad idea, because their
individualism was stolen from them.
By their parents, by their friends, by their society.
By everyone who ever owned a TV.
This is why France, a nation under siege who sees its
children raped and murdered in the streets, who sees an innocent priest get
decapitated in his church and every day attacks on its people can’t possibly
gather together enough of a pair of balls to go and vote for the candidate who
wants to stop the massacre because having your children murdered is a lot less
painful than being called a bad name.
This is also why the first generation in 30+ years to stand
and say no are the Gen Z, the aughts generation. The first generation raised
without a TV but with the free flow information of the internet is going
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