In the previous blog post, I provided evidence and support for the notion that antisemitism and misogyny have long been the underlying psychological drivers of Western culture and Western history. After a lull in the open manifestation of these underlying psychological drivers during the latter half of the 20th century and early 21st century, Donald Trump was able to openly manifest these drivers yet again. Public chants of “lock her up” and “Jews will not replace us” were able to override civil public discourse and political correctness as a result of Trump. Even “Roe v. Wade” — which is supposed to be a legal precedent in American society — has become subject to the underlying psychological drivers of American society. The question now is whether the genie can be shoved back into the bottle by the mainstream.
Also, the conclusion I derived from an analysis of Western culture and history was that the characterisation and framing of Islamic civilization and culture as antisemitic and misogynistic by the American state over the course of the last couple of decades was merely a form of self-projection. Thus, there are elements of the American state which are just as antisemitic and misogynistic as the American public, but these elements are adept at shrouding these psychological drivers through deceit and political correctness.
But as I mentioned before, just because these two psychological drivers of Western culture and history — namely, antisemitism and misogyny — were not manifest before Trump, it did not mean that these psychological drivers did not exist. I will never forget the moment when one of my government professors during the course of my undergraduate studies — and I will not name the individual — had the courage to openly tell the class that Jews need to be “put in the oven” during a class lecture. What added to the shock I felt during that experience was that a number of the students from different racial groups actually laughed when the professor made the comment.
Thus, as I mentioned in the previous blog post, Zionism is a direct byproduct of the Western antisemitism which in turn became deeply ingrained in the intellectual and philosophical tradition of the West as a result of the infamous “Jewish Question.” When the debates in Western Europe over the “Jewish Question” were raging in European academic and intellectual circles during the 19th and 20th centuries, one of the issues brought up by those opposed to Zionism was that Zionism would cause a massive humanitarian disaster in the Middle East. As a result, one of the suggestions made during these debates was that European Jews be sent to an island such as Madagascar.
Many elements in American society also associate CNN with liberal Jewry. Just as recently as this past weekend, I was able to glean the widespread antipathy that American society wields towards CNN. Over dinner at a restaurant in Northern Virginia, I was able to overhear two older white couples rail against CNN because they intentionally amplified their voices when the topic of CNN came up during their dinner conversation. In some cases, the manifestation of antisemitism and misogyny are explicit. But in some cases — as in the case of the deliberate amplification of the voice when the topic of CNN came up during a dinner conversation at a restaurant — the manifestation can be nuanced and subtle.
As a result, given the history of the West — as well as the fact that history often has a tendency to repeat itself — there is a lot to be concerned about as it pertains to minority rights as well as women’s rights in America in the coming years.