Black Pigeon has a video explaining how demoralization is the first of four steps in subverting and taking over a nation. We’re now up to about Step 3.
Demoralization involves undermining a nation’s confidence and faith in its own moral fibre. Among the Woke, this has been achieved totally: they fervently believe everything about the West has always been broken and are prepared to use violence to upend it all and set it right.
Westerners, they believe, are inherently evil. Our entire history is one of colonization, slavery and every other type of evil. All our inventions are stolen, our customs hurt others, our economy is destructive and our institutions maintain and expand systems of oppression.
You can’t get any more demoralized than that.
Where are the Brahmin Indians blocking busy Delhi streets and chanting, ‘Dalit Lives Matter’? What Han Chinese are disturbing diners and forcing them to raise a fist for Uighur rights? What wild mob of Japanese Antifa is smashing up Tokyo every time a burakumin gets roughed up by the police?
To see how demoralized the West is, glance overseas and look at how normal people behave.
Not like us.
Quite a few people have noticed that conservatives seem consistently happier than progressives. This is even backed up by research.
Among other factors, this is probably because conservatives are less demoralized. The progressive personality is one of dissatisfaction with the status quo, while the conservative is more inclined to think things are about as good as they’re ever going to get so he prefers to let it be.
However, even an avowedly anti-Woke person can be prone to demoralization.
Despite my moaning on this blog, I’m actually fairly . . . well, no one would describe me as upbeat. I tend to be dour and quiet, not given to sustained bouts of enthusiasm. However, I am not miserable. I’m rarely unhappy for long. My usual state is one of not being terribly bothered about how I’m feeling, which is fine.
My mood is usually a 7/10 and only varies by a point or so under normal circumstances.
But this Covid nonsense has gotten to me.
Not made me unhappy, but undermined my faith in my own society.
I was annoyed when Philippine travel restrictions left me trapped on an island and unable to take up my new job, but I took it in my stride. Strange times, I thought. Could be worse.
I wasn’t immediately demoralized when Australia pulled up the drawbridge just Philippine restrictions eased. Crazy year, I thought. I’ll tread water and figure it out.
No, there were two things that demoralized me:
1. That the travel restrictions blocking me from any paid employment and putting my life on hold are going on far, far longer than any initial scare could have justified, and much longer than I ever imagined even in my characteristically gloomy worst-case scenarios.
Everybody stuffs up. To perpetuate a disastrous policy for a year in the face of contrary evidence is not a stuff-up, it’s meanness.
The government recently announced that travel bans making it very hard to get into or out of Australia will remain in place until perhaps late 2021.
2. The overwhelming support for these measures among my countrymen. I thought they would soften after the sob stories got out and citizens had been stuck abroad for 6 months plus, but here we are almost a year later and attitudes are completely unchanged.
They don’t care.
Indeed, most people want restrictions to be tighter, not looser. All of them: bans on international travel, interstate travel, curfews, masks, the whole shit and shaboodle.
Pretty much forever, given that the vaccines might not be perfectly effective.
That is demoralizing.
To know that my own countrymen, put to the test, would happily throw others overboard in order to clumsily manage a minor risk. That they would so eagerly have the wool pulled over their eyes. That they would be such a bunch of cowardly, traitorous, callous bedwetters.
Including the people closest to me.
There’s nothing more demoralizing than that.
Have I lost faith in the moral fibre of my nation? Yes. They might not be the evil patriarchal racist chauvinists the Woke imagine, but they’re certainly weak and silly. Not the kind of people I’d like to have by my side on the Kokoda Track.
If this was a deliberate plot to undermine the rest of Western society, I take my hat off to the perpetrators. It worked.
Look at me now. Fleeing to my nation’s former enemy, hoping for refuge. A place among sane people who don’t hate me; won’t scream at me if I have a different opinion. People who will let me in and treat me with kindness.
These rose-coloured glasses are born of desperation. I build up Japan in my mind to be everything I thought my own country to be. Now lacking a homeland, I’m ready to take extraordinary steps to graft myself onto another, if they’ll let me. If I’m not too much of a nuisance.
Similar demoralization has taken place across the West. Based Americans were demoralized by what passed for an election. Britons were demoralized by the Conservative Party cancelling all their rights while caving to the EU.
The difference between our demoralization and that of the Woke is, ours is based on reality. Our institutions really are up the creek. A good portion of our countrymen are zombies. We have become a despised minority and we know it.
This is usual in the dusk of empires. What we are seeing today, mankind has seen countless times before.
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