PAUL AUSTIN MURPHY ON POLITICS
PAUL AUSTIN MURPHY ON POLITICS
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Monday, 17 September 2018
Thursday, 30 August 2018
Friday, 17 August 2018
It's ironic thing that many of those who preach “tolerance”, “solidarity”, “peace”, “diversity” and “respect” can be the most hate-filled, aggressive and violent of all. Of course such people rationalise their hatred, aggression and violence – to themselves and to others – by saying that they're being aggressive and violent precisely because they're fighting against such things as “intolerance” and “bigotry”. Yet they themselves display hatred, intolerance, bigotry, aggression and violence in their fight against hatred, intolerance, bigotry, aggression and violence.
It's as if the politics is giving a rationalisation for what the British-American anthropologist Ashley Montague calls “innate aggression”. Thus politics is a perfect rationalisation for aggression and violence. That's why so many hormonal young men (usually between the ages of 17 and 24) find Antifa and National Socialist (Nazi) groups so appealing. That is, they can be very hate-filled, violent and aggressive and not feel in the least bit guilty about it. That's because their hatred, violence and aggression is carried out for politically-correct or righteous causes. Or, to quote Ashley Montagu again, these young men feel that they “can't be blamed” for their hatred, violence and aggression if they're fighting against political evil.
In addition, Antifa and Nazi groups (such as National Action) are also tribal: these young men see themselves as warriors of some kind. To put this is everyday parlance: Antifa and National Action boys are extremely macho and believe themselves to be tough (though, physically, they're often weak and cowardly). And no doubt many of them also believe that their warrior-like behaviour will be sexually attractive to females.
Antifa and Radical Leftists are also masters of dehumanisation. The latest one is term is “gammon”. Traditionally, there was, of course, “capitalists”, the “bourgeoisie”, “racists”, “fascists”, the “far Right”, “knuckle-draggers”, “Blairite vermin”, “Tory scum”, “white supremacists”, “xenophobes”, etc. (These terms encompass literally tens of millions of people!)
So the voices of “peace”, “equality” and “tolerance” are often the most war-like and intolerant of all. Perhaps a insufficient level of self-awareness is partly responsible for this. Either that, or a simple politically-motivated denial of the facts.
Saturday, 11 August 2018
Thursday, 2 August 2018
Marxism has always been associated with religion. Not surprisingly, a prophet like Karl Marx had no time for other prophets. Indeed Marx and Marxists denied that they were “utopians” and saw themselves as being anti-religion, even though they indulged in prophesy and promised a perfect society...
The Radical Left has done the same ever since.
Of course religions in history haven't needed a single deity or even explicitly religious practices. Zen Buddhism shows us that.
The religious impulse in very strong. The desire and need for a perfect society has motivated countless individuals and sects throughout history. And now we have Corbynite Manicheanism and millenarianism. That religious zealotry partly explains the very intense and violent hatred Corbynites have for literally all political opponents. They see everyone from Tories to patriots as being (just to take three examples) “scum”, “gammon” or "Nazis". They're also highly pious and puritanical; just as much as Victorian sexual moralists or the Puritans of the 17th century. Even evolutionary psychologist recognise these givens of human psychology, and show that they display themselves again and against throughout history.