A recent article in UK’s uber-liberal The Independent suggested that conservatism (which it was addressing) is but a subculture not “the” counterculture as Infowars shill Paul Watson supposedly claimed.

The author also said “our generation is living in the midst (sic) the greatest cultural renaissance in history. Today we can taste the food, music, art, and storytelling of every culture in the world.”

We make no comment about “conservatism”, but the rest is, of course, utopian drivel and an advertisement for a liberal globalist myth. The British Empire, under Queen Victoria also had access to the “food, music, art, and storytelling” of every substantial culture in the world. The heads of exotic animals hung on the walls of the ruling class, and artefacts of their cultures became items of status, indicators of chic, and objects of curiosity. Thereafter, they became commodities.

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Paul Watson has to be understood in context with his masters

Their cuisine was assimilated into western diets and, as is often the case, the results were actually westernised interpretations of foreign cooking that were modified for domestic palates. However, in spite of this early taste of ‘globalism’ — and a desire on behalf of those generations to both explore the newfound exotic and import aspects of distant cultures for cosmopolitan tastes and consumption — there were no unicorns and a magic rainbow did not appear.

Globalism has been with us for a while now, all-be-it not with the speed that modern travel and communication allows. And in the midst of that globalism that was facilitated by travel and trade nationalism still existed and even grew, as we saw at the beginning of last century. To some, the early stage of globalism, sailing, created irritants for the host culture. Take the Japanese, for just one example, who went to strict measures to prevent the spread of Christianity in their country while nonetheless engaging in trade. What’s more, they were right to do so.

The article concludes by suggesting, “And with the help of the internet, creators can combine parts of all our cultures to make something new. The decades ahead will be a cultural wonder we can’t begin to imagine.”

We make no comment about “conservatism”, but the rest is, of course, utopian drivel and an advertisement for a liberal globalist myth.

Again, we heard all of that from the digital utopians late last century who imagined the internet would upload us into a golden era of virtual hand holding without greed or prejudice. But the utopian dream never eventuated. This is because it is a nebulous concept that dazzles with vague promises of human advancement without taking account of its dialectic.

More to the point, what does it mean? The idea of “culture” is rapidly losing its traction to any pertinent meaning in the digital age. These liberal globalists speak of a wealth of cultures without recognising their globalism is having the effect of destroying the individual cultures they make a fetish of.

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Culture has been replaced by consumerism. We have a universal consumerist culture that has negated anything but the quaint. What are these cultural aspects the Independent’s naïve author writes of? Is it Tribal Papua New Guinean headdress? Because now, when we strain our minds to find examples of existent culture as we can reasonably understand it, we reach for the quaint.

We either harken back to a time of folkish community, or we reference peoples as yet not assimilated into the global monoculture of mammon, such as distant Amazonian tribes, and parts of Europe, Asia, or the Mid-East which through poverty or remoteness cling to bygone modes of dress, expressions of dance, and community rituals.

When we referenced globalism in the time of Queen Victoria and the great age of British Imperialism we made it pretty clear that one culture became a commodity for another. The benefit, as we can see, is aiding enlightenment, but that, as we also argued, can be achieved without surrendering a unique identity of one’s own. Thereafter, it is all about commerce. Happy idiots like the Independent’s author will be over the moon chatting to their Botswanan friend on a digital device while wearing the colourful plumage of a forgotten Eastern costume.

More to the point, what does it mean? The idea of “culture” is rapidly losing its traction to any pertinent meaning in the digital age. These liberal globalists speak of a wealth of cultures without recognising their globalism is having the effect of destroying the individual cultures they make a fetish of.

As to the rest, it is not about opening up but breaking down. Globalism wants to break down everything: morals, values, science, borders, beliefs, and cultures and all for the masses, who are all reduced to slaving on part-time work but to continue to fatten up the usual elites.

Globalism as a utopian concept is just another opiate for the masses. But it is gold for the elites. Yet, it is also the pervasive ersatz culture, and it is very destructive.

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