Wednesday, January 04, 2012
The Marxist doctrine of Politically Correct Multiculturalism — which is now ascendant virtually throughout the West...
So Baron Bodissey at Gates of Vienna apodictically announces a recent post. It's not just that I've spent years writing essays refuting that simplistic way of looking at PC MC; it's not just that I probably wrote over 100 comments in various ways trying to correct this simplistic view in the comments fields of various articles at Gates of Vienna over the years; but Baron Bodissey even once featured an essay devoted to my argument, and he claimed at the time to have been at least partially sympathetic with it.
My response there was as follows:
PC MC is not "Marxist". If it were, then that means that (to name a few) Eisenhower, Rudolph Giuliani, McCain, Glenn Beck, George Bush, Donald Rumsfeld, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Texas Republican Governor Perry, and nearly the entire body of professors who count themselves as supporters of the philosophy of Eric Voegelin (a staunch anti-Communist and traditionalist who was often deemed "too conservative" for most people) are all "Marxist" -- for every one of these listed as parroted PC MC givens about Islam and about Muslims.
Soon thereafter, someone signed "ABC" posted this retort:
PCMC is Marxist and it is also Capitalist. Both left and right sing its praises. Those that oppose it sit outside this duality.
Cue the head-banging-on-desk emoticon again...