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How ‘being a good citizen’ could kill civilisation

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EVEN a casual perusal of the social and political history of Europe, particularly since the Second World War, will reveal a phenomenon of such importance that it is difficult to overstate its potential to make civilisation unsustainable.

I refer to the creeping tide of moral relativism and left-wing social deconstructionism, which could be defined as ‘my truth is whatever I want it to be’. There are no facts, only opinions and feelings.  

Every hysterical and irrational shibboleth that plagues our increasingly censorious liberal society has its origins in the mind-viruses of moral relativity (which includes personal unaccountability for actions that an individual in fact has control over) often coupled with a pathological and infantile desire to be shielded from unpalatable facts (those irreducible aspects of embodied existence, redolent of our fragile nature, and the biological imperatives of our physical bodies).

On a rational basis, most of these increasingly degenerate and dishonest attitudes would be (and until relatively recently were) classified as mental illnesses.

There is a vast and apparently inexhaustible variety in the human species. So vast that over many thousands of years it has been found necessary to institute the concept of laws to circumscribe the unconstrained activities of the more extreme manifestations of personal liberty and the desire for worldly goods and power. The attempt to constrain has met with only partial success, given the human tendency to game or circumvent any system or law.

This brings us to the present situation and, I believe, a crucial and inescapable conundrum for contemporary conservatives (with a small c). The very demand for the primacy of law, the social group-pressure for respectability, and the subordination of the citizen combined (in some instances) with the injunction to turn the other cheek will lead to a perfect storm of inane compliance as the forces of globalism simply walk all over those who have, to put it mildly, rendered way too much unto Caesar.

Those who shudder at the idea of real resistance to the growing arrogance and unaccountability of the State in Europe and the UK might usefully recall the recent statements of Lord (Jonathan) Sumption suggesting that it might be necessary for the citizen to disobey certain laws.

If you wish to avoid being nudged, little by little, into a corner that (through your own unthinking compliance) you’ll find it increasingly difficult to escape from, the time for real resistance is already at hand. The analgesic of keyboard warriorship is no substitute for the freedom that is your direct cultural inheritance from generations of your ancestors who resolutely fought against tyranny. Nor, sadly, will a personal retreat into the comforting anaesthetic of religion help the vast majority of your fellow citizens, who do not subscribe to these views. The political and social treasure of freedom such as we in the UK have until recently enjoyed is all too easily lost and must be zealously guarded. The current parliamentary system has become a hotbed of deeply ingrained corruption stemming, at least in part, from the infiltration of unaccountable globalist and special interest groups. Their openly stated aim is to obliterate the ancient identities of all western nation-states, and replace our democratic rights with the utterly unaccountable, top-down technocratic dystopian hell-world of The Great Reset.

The naive notion that if you keep your head down and are a good compliant citizen somehow the crocodile won’t notice you and will eat someone else is fatal to our world.

Remember that in the totalitarian New World Order the deeply sinister mantra ‘No one gets left behind’ means you. And all the compliance in the world will avail you precisely nothing. 

If you entertain any doubts about this, ask the terrified citizen-inhabitants of the nightmare vision that is Shanghai how much their compliance benefited them.

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Edward Fitzgibbon
Edward Fitzgibbon
Edward Fitzgibbon is an old-fashioned grammar school boy, lutenist and restorer of antiques. He is highly resistant to political correctness.

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