The dam breaks
The dam breaks. The two charges NRx levels at progressivism, democracy and HBD denial, are openly discussed in in the beating heart of the Cathedral; how long before the tainted blood reaches every cell? The long 20th century, from the 1890s to the 2010s, the age of progress, is over.
It is thus time to eulogize. Progressivism was about the inherent dignity of the individual human person, approached in an age of technological marvels made possible by reductive science, as a unique entity who can be understood outside of any social context.
Its errors are perhaps best captured by this quote from Persona Humana (by the CDF, under Pope Paul VI, 1975):
The people of our time are more and more convinced that the human person’s dignity and vocation demand that they should discover, by the light of their own intelligence, the values innate in their nature, that they should ceaselessly develop these values and realize them in their lives, in order to achieve an ever greater development.
Therefore there can be no true promotion of man’s dignity unless the essential order of his nature is respected. Of course, in the history of civilization many of the concrete conditions and needs of human life have changed and will continue to change. But all evolution of morals and every type of life must be kept within the limits imposed by the immutable principles based upon every human person’s constitutive elements and essential relations – elements and relations which transcend historical contingency.
To get in the mood, let’s tune to the best hymn of the progressive age, One of Us.
There are a few NRx responses to White privilege, the most common being the one Moldbug and everyone make, that it is a red herring, that privus lex belongs to Blacks, and that in a world where Jonathan Foster gets murdered with a blowtorch there are more interesting things going on than White privilege.
And yet every White who doesn’t get followed around in a store because they don’t fit the profile of the typical shoplifter knows that White privilege is real. Privilege ☑
John Derbyshire wrote two years ago following the outburst of sanctimony regarding the shooting of Trayvon Martin in his post The Talk: Non-Black Version that
Unfortunately the demand is greater than the supply, so IWSBs are something of a luxury good, like antique furniture or corporate jets: boasted of by upper-class whites and wealthy organizations, coveted by the less prosperous. To be an IWSB in present-day US society is a height of felicity rarely before attained by any group of human beings in history. Try to curb your envy: it will be taken as prejudice (see paragraph 13).