Friday, December 27, 2013

A Quick Overview of how Feminism Works

If all points on the cultural spectrum did not add their quota of psychic energy to the social organism called feminism, that organism would not be viable.

Feminism manifests differently on the right as compared to the left. The difference is signalized by such markers as the precise form which gynocentrism takes (on the left it’s ‘gyno-normativism’) and by the stance vis-a-vis marriage and family. Also, feminism on the right is not expressly named as feminism.

To put it another way: feminism is like a plant with a widespread root system that extends through the entire cultural soil. However, it is in the soil of the “left” that this plant breaks surface and blossoms and bears the ultimate fruit. The unique cultural conditions on the left make possible this consummation of effloresence, but without support from the right this would not be possible. But again, if feminism was ONLY a product of the left and nothing other, or ONLY a product of the right and nothing other, it would not have become the mighty social organism we see today.

People on the left AND the right have a vested interest in covering up the fact that feminism is a product of the entire culture, across the board. Lefties will typically sneer at this idea: feminism is their baby, they like to think! Right-traditionalists and centrists, when they speak of “feminism”, will invariably point their finger to the left side of the landscape and away from themselves – which suits the lefties just fine! In this way, the true state of things is falsified and concealed.

Feminism is the product of a cultural supply chain which spreads in all directions, and most people, whatever their cultural-political leaning, are implicated in this chain. For convenience, we may term this system the Feministical Operations Complex – or for short, the femplex.

To reduce all of this to a mere interplay of ideologies – Marxist, socialist, or what-have-you – appears, to me, as superficial. Far deeper wellsprings of of the human psyche are at play in spawning this critter called “feminism” – although we may grant that Marxism and the like do have a salient presence in the mix, and I don’t mean to imply that we should not study this to some extent.

In the war of information and ideas, the best plan is to preach to the “almost converted” – the easy pickings, in other words.

This will grow the numbers – and growing the numbers is critical. I repeat: growing the numbers is critical. Those who are obdurate to the message will soften with growing self-doubt when they see people all around them shifting toward your side – at which point, they too will become easy pickings. Or at least, easier.

The way to combat the feminist Big Lie, is:

1. To continually assert a counter-narrative as a memetic drumbeat, and. . .

2. To continually place advocates of the Big Lie in crafted moral dilemmas of one kind or another, so as to crumble the credibility of said Lie, bit by bit. A war of attrition. Death by 1000 cuts.

4 Comments:

OpenID Eric said...

Fidelbogen:
I think this approach has some merit in non-Anglosphere countries; but given that the 'femplex'---especially in America---has a virtual monopoly on academia and media, do you see much hope of a counter-narrative succeeding here?

When I look at American demographic numbers: the FACT that US illiteracy is higher than admitted; the FACT that most Americans spend more time watching reality TV than anything else except sleeping; and the FACT that a huge plurality of Americans are on government handouts and prescription psychiatric drugs---I don't really see much of an intellectual base to appeal to.

7:03 PM  
Blogger Fidelbogen said...

Yes, I think that such a plan has as good a chance as any other. I am not much worried about any of the misgivings you have expressed, especially since we have more cards in our hand than what I have time to talk about here.

I am putting negativism behind me. . .

7:08 PM  
Blogger Ballista74 said...

Something I've found as I've studied and thought on these things in the culture is that feminism really is just feminism. There's really only one minor difference: The right uses Christ as a figure, while the left uses the State. It all manifests in the same way.

That said, it has burst forth and born fruit on both the right and the left. The fruit on the left is more visible simply because the State happens to be more visible. It could be said that the fruit that feminism has born on the right is more subtle, yet much more effective given the general attitudes that people have that have come from it.

The problem that you run into with people is that they point to their unprincipled ideological opposition to something. In other words, "I don't support abortion, I'm not a feminist.". Yet they march in total solidarity with each other and support each other.

There are a number of things like this blowing smoke and mirrors at people. I've come to believe that this whole left-right ideologue is the biggest smoke and mirror generator in the whole entire issue, especially since it's caused few to genuinely and accurately define feminism, and hence has allowed the thought-processes behind it and the effects of it go completely unnoticed and completely unaddressed.

The biggest effect of it is the feminist thought that I even see within those of the MRM, and the outright hostility of some in that movement when certain facets of that feminism are addressed. Unfortunately, this programming is drummed into children from birth, and is hard for people to give up. Literally, combating the Big Lies Of Feminism becomes very difficult because of the hostility and infighting of those that are resistant to giving up what "just is", or identifying a sex for what it really is.

Unfortunately, the smoke and mirrors often have those who claim opposition to feminism punching at shadows and hitting nothing. This is literally as dangerous as the feminists themselves, simply because it will only address one expression of feminism, yet leave the others unnoticed and even championed.

Hopefully, enough will open their eyes to the truth before it's too late.

2:54 PM  
Blogger Fidelbogen said...

@Ballista74:

It is always good to encounter people who understand the culturally widespread character of feminism, as well as seeing through the faulty understandings of those on "our own side." I thank you for your insightful comment.

7:04 PM  

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