Abolishing The West (contd.): The Gottfried Analysis


Americans have a wide choice
of worries to worry about. We can worry about

terrorists
, war in the

Middle East
,

snipers
,

job security
, teen shooting sprees, the

stock market
,

political leadership
,

badly educated kids
, political

correctness
, civil

liberties
, disease carrying

mosquitoes
, environmental degradation, sexually
active preteens,

sexism
, racism,

reverse discrimination
, lawsuits. Just name it.
Probably it is a recognized worry.

The above are worries we know
about. Graver worries remain unknown to the vast
majority. Authors write books to inform us so that we
are not taken unawares. In a current national bestseller,


Wealth and Democracy
,

Kevin Phillips
warns against machinations of
interest groups and the rich that produce unacceptably
large disparities of income and wealth from which,

Phillips promises
, untoward consequences will
follow.

Blaming the rich was a

New Deal
technique.

Paul Gottfried
finds a new and original worry: The
U.S. government has transmogrified from an accountable
government into an intrusive therapeutic administrative
state with many

Orwellian
overtones.

Gottfried`s new book,

Multiculturalism and the Politics of Guilt
, is a
speculative work. It

posits
the advent of a

secular theocracy
preoccupied with controlling
thought and expression and with modifying social
behavior in order to ameliorate injustices inflicted on
victims (Third World peoples, women, homosexuals and the
disabled) by victimizers (white Christian men).

Gottfried`s book is chilling,
because the author is a learned and well-read scholar
who is on top of political, legal, and ideological
developments in the U.S. and Europe. The well documented
and referenced

analysis
that Gottfried provides conveys a
comprehensive understanding of the intellectual
atmosphere now regnant in the West and why this
intellectual outlook is dangerous to liberty.

Just as in Oceania in Orwell`s

1984
, Western Europe has enacted laws against
“crimes of opinion.” Gottfried reports that every year
many German journalists and scholars are tried by the
government in courts for “inciting the public.” This
charge is subjective and includes expressing
unprogressive and insensitive opinions. Gottfried says
that more Germans are languishing in prison for this
Orwellian infraction than were in East German prisons
before the fall of communism.

To propose immigration
restrictions is evidence of xenophobia, which is in the
process of being criminalized in the European Union. As
well, it is prohibited to question details of the
Holocaust and to deprecate Islam.

Recently, when Austrian
politician Jorg Haider rallied Austrians to control
immigration, the

European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia

quickly set up in Vienna to report on Haider`s “assault
on democracy.” Austria was
boycotted by the European
Union until Haider

resigned.

In the name of protecting
racial minorities, the

British government
has clamped controls on speech
and behavior of the native-born population.  Political
elites in the U.K. consider the

Magna Carta
and the

English Bill of Rights
less important than
compelling Britons to acquiesce to the presence and ways
of

Third World immigrants
.

In the United States,
environments, behaviors, and expressions deemed to be
offensive to racial minorities, feminists and
homosexuals are repressed by law or administrative
action. Public officials and school teachers have been
fired or disciplined for using the word, “niggardly,”
because poorly educated and over-sensitized blacks
mistook this fine old English word for a racial slur. A
recent court case in

Idaho
treated a verbal assault against a “protected
minority” more seriously than it treated that minority`s
physical assault against a white woman.

Gottfried believes that a

Protestant
sense of guilt is blameworthy in creating
public pliancy with government policies that
disadvantage whites and diminish liberties in order to
make restitution to “oppressed minorities.” He describes
“the fusion of a victim-centered feminism with the
Protestant framework of sin and redemption.”

Gottfried believes that the
intrusive therapeutic administrative state has already
begun the process of breaking down the inherited
identities of

Germans
,

British
,

French
and

Americans
in order to reconstruct society as a
multicultural heaven-on-earth where prejudice is

forbidden
.


Mass immigration
from the

Third World
is a useful instrument of change
employed by the therapeutic administrative state to
deconstruct the character and history of a majority
population. Throughout the once confident

West
, a political situation has been created in
which only native-born whites–victimizers–can be
legally discriminated against.

Gottfried believes that the
days are gone when

democracy
meant self-rule. Today democracy means
“regime change” – in the sense of government
reconstructing our values and identities in order to
achieve a culture of inclusiveness and diversity
regardless of the desires of the majority population.

This agenda gives

government powers
that consign

freedom of conscience,
freedom of

expression
, freedom of association, the
Constitution, the English Bill of Rights,

national sovereignty,
and

facts
themselves to the trash can of history.

Paul Craig Roberts is the
co-author with Lawrence M. Stratton of

The Tyranny of Good Intentions: How Prosecutors and
Bureaucrats Are Trampling the Constitution in the Name
of Justice
.

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