This is an important documentary by former BBC4 producer, David Fuller that explores what he calls “The shadow side of Liberalism”, which is supposed to be an open and inclusive ideology but having won the culture war, it has become the new elitist Bourgeoisie, as rigid, reactionary and delusional as any previous hegemony.
We are in a cultural watershed moment. The institutional biases of the Mainstream Media make them incapable of seeing the forces that are challenging their consensus. Fuller unpacks the deeper political, psychological and archetypal levels of the clash, which is being discussed by denizens of what’s being called the “Intellectual Dark Web”, whose most well-known members include Canadian psychology professor Jordan Peterson, media personalities David Rubin and Ben Shapiro.
As Peterson says here, the time has come to discuss our fundamental assumptions, such as the dignity of the human soul.
“You can’t treat yourself properly without assuming that. You can’t have a relationship with another person. You can’t stabilize your family. You can’t have a functional society. So, what does it mean for this human soul to have dignity?
“Well, part of the idea is that you’re participating in Creation, itself and you do that with your actions and your language. And you get to decide whether you’re tilting the world a bit more towards Heaven or a bit more towards Hell and that’s ACTUALLY what you’re doing. So, that’s a place where the literal and the metaphorical truth come together. And people are terrified of that idea, as they should be, because it’s a massive responsibility.”
Peterson says there’s a lot of talk about “Rights” without a commensurate discussion of “Responsibilities” when they are two sides of the same coin, although almost never distinguished as such. There’s been only one half of the discussion going on.
He asks, what are you leaving out of the discussion when you’re not talking about responsibility? Might you be leaving out the meaning of life? As a human being suffering away, what makes it all worthwhile? Rights? It’s almost impossible to describe how bad of an idea that is! Responsibility. That’s what gives life meaning.
Jordan Peterson says that the new Counter Culture is the idea that you can grow up to become fully responsible and engaged in life and to do something useful; that self-responsibility is the key to healing, self-empowerment and peace. Apparently, Leftists on Twitter have found a way to unanimously despise this message and its messengers.