Barbarism is defined as: absence of culture and civilization; extreme cruelty or brutality.
Pat Condell in a YouTube video titled “Europe is Killing Itself” states:
The progressive thing is to merge the two cultures the civilized one and the barbarous one. Of course they know civilized people will reject barbarism. Therefore civilized people need to be reeducated to believe that barbarianism is as valid as civilization and worthy of equal respect or you’ll be a criminal. Which is pretty much where we are now.”
After listening to Mr. Condell’s commentary, while reflecting on what happened on 9/11/2001, I realized that those who embrace open borders policies, sanctuary cities, labeling people as Islamophobes, shout the word “racism” based upon the notion that Islam is a race rather than a global political ideology, are in the business of reeducating Americans to embrace barbarism as “worthy of equal respect.” If you fail to do so the courts can, and in some places do, make you a criminal.
Groups that are merging barbarism with civil society to further their political goals include but are not limited to: Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter, Antifa, Organizing for Action, some followers of Mohammed, some followers of Bernie Sanders and some members of both the Democrat and Republican Parties.
This is happening in our public schools, colleges, universities, in the media, in the halls of Congress and in our courts. Our “civilized” society is being reeducated to believe what George Orwell called “doublethink.” In his book “1984” Orwell defined doublethink as:
“Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.”
The progressive ideal is the embracing of relative truth. Relative truth is the doctrine that there are no absolute truths. Revelatory truth is the knowledge that there are absolute truths. Truths that transcend culture, civilization and mankind itself. Progressive reject absolute truths such as: barbarism is evil.
Relative truth allows those in power to stay in power. Because its always about power.
“Now I will tell you the answer to my question. It is this. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just around the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now you begin to understand me.” ― George Orwell,
Just as the object of torture is torture and power is power, the object of barbarism is barbarism. Barbarism is not a means; it is an end.
Those who embrace barbarism are themselves barbaric. Those who, by omission or commission, accept barbarism are encouraging more cruelty and brutality.
“War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.” ― George Orwell,
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