Yuri Slezkine wrote a book which labeled the 20th century The Jewish Century. Something has fundamentally changed though. We have begun to exit the 20th century.
Nationalism is on the rise. Populism is ascendant. Protectionism is back. Globalism is in retreat. American Greatness is back in fashion. The media is becoming polarized and hyperpartisan. White racial consciousness is on the rise. Racial conflict has returned with a vengenance.
Does it remind you of anything? There are glimmers of the 19th century in the world that is emerging before us. The 20th century in the United States was fundamentally defined by the rise of a cosmopolitan Jewish elite that established its dominance over the mass media. The American media became consolidated and politically correct. It maintained a pretense of “objectivity” and “neutrality” while it flagrantly challenged and rewrote the norms of our culture.
All of that is unwinding now. Jewish media elites have lost their legitimacy. They are losing their grip on power. Their world is suddenly crumbling around them. They have the lost the power to control the Narrative. The politically correct columnist who went to journalism school and writes boilerplate for the local fishwrap newspaper is being laid off because he is so boring!
It used to be so much easier to control the Narrative when there were a handful of television networks, Martin Luther King, Jr. could be portrayed as a glorious hero and the other side could be easily demonized and lacked the means to get their message out. We’re racing further and further away from that world today. We’re grappling with all of its consequences like mass immigration and the idea that can unite on the basis of a commitment to “shared universal values.”
The whole system is breaking down. We’re shrugging off an alien elite and its values. Slowly but surely, a strange reversion to the world that existed before THEM is going on.
Note: I’m in optimistic mood this morning after President Trump declared the Lügenpresse to be an “enemy of the people.” I love the 19th century. It is the sort of comment you would expect to see in the 19th century. You can even read this blog as one extended LARP as a 19th century Southerner. We aim to be a modern day DeBow’s Review or The Charleston Mercury here.