This morning I read a fairly lengthy article on The Unz Review on how the men behind the curtain brought down decency laws in Australia. They used the then latest book by the Jewish author Philip Roth, Portnoy’s Complaint, to launch a concerted campaign to that effect. Once that was done, Australia got flooded with hardcore pornography. According to fact checkers, it was impossible for this to have happened because of the slippery slope fallacy.
As I reflected on this article, my first thought was that serious literature has, of course, been fully subverted. On the other hand, as a medium novels are irrelevant nowadays, and so is poetry, for that matter. Can you think of any recent fiction author people really care about? (By authors of fiction I refer to people writing novels, not historians, philosophers, or social scientists who just make up bullshit.) Well, partly literature has become irrelevant because the prime audience, bored housewives, has gone more or less extinct. Today’s modern woman goes to work and, unlike for instance my mother, does not have the time to read a 500-page novel. That being said, the core audience is also not all that interested in reading degenerate garbage. Perhaps, the price that was paid by the establishment for using supposedly meritorious literature to bring down decency laws was making this field completely irrelevant.
Not only literature got fully subverted, so has essentially anything else. The great tradition of European art, with paintings and sculptures so beautiful you almost forget to breathe when you look at them, no longer exists. Today, art has to be ugly, and the same is true for music. We used to have composers who wrote symphonies for the ages. Today, we get rap music in which we learn that Jamal and his buddies have a stack of hundred-dollar bills as high as the Empire State Building, and bitches lining up to fuck them from New York to Los Angeles, all mumbled over a background track that seems to have been written for retarded toddlers. The counter argument related to music is that back in the days, you had rich patrons of the arts who decided what music was produced. Well, we still have those rich patrons, and they are even more connected to the people controlling the flow of money. It is just that today’s rich patrons no longer want art to lift us up but instead they want to push garbage onto the masses and want nothing more than the glorification of sex and drugs and violence.
A few days ago I came across a news story according to which Warner Bros. decided to shelve their new Batgirl movie. They spent 70 to 100 million dollars already, depending on which story you read, but test screenings went so shockingly bad that the company decided to not proceed. The time is just not ripe yet for a non-white, gender-fluid Batgirl that brings down the patriarchy. This is perhaps a glimmer of hope, but the wider trend is nonetheless that movies have been losing cultural significance fast. Ten or twenty years ago I ran into movie buffs who enjoyed both watching old movies and new ones, and kept track of new releases. I do not think that this is a particularly popular pastime anymore, though. People seem to nowadays watch movies, and TV shows, just to fill their time, and are happy with whatever the Netflix algorithm recommends. In terms of culturally significant output, the movie industry has been pozzed to the hilt. Are you even interested in who wins the Oscar for best actor or movie? I sure am not.
Triple-A video gaming has the same problem. Today, the big companies put out games their audience does not want. Sometimes you have people like the EA CEO tell his audience arrogantly that if they do not like the Battlefield V trailer and the depiction of heroic women in it, then they should just not buy the game, and the game sold far below expectations as a consequence. Similarly, Call of Duty has lost 50 million players within a year. Big releases also no longer garner that much attention. When the industry was much smaller, people were looking forward to, for instance, Modern Warfare 2. Today, perhaps only Sony’s big-budget single-player games get a comparable interest, for instance the upcoming God of War: Ragnarok, and stories about members of the main cast being gay have been floated in the media. I am not sure how hard-core perceive this. Well, I have physical copies of God of War 1, 2, 3, Ascension, Ghost of Sparta, and Chains of Olympus at home, and the prospect of Kratos being a fag in the upcoming game just does not excite me very much.
As a consequence of the subversion of the big video game companies, there is now a large part of the player base that sinks a lot of time into games made by smaller studios as these cater much better to them. Just like movies, the perception of games seems to be moving towards disposability. Why invest financially or emotionally into a franchise if you will likely only get disappointed anyway? After the Cyberpunk 2077 debacle, I no longer care about announcements, and my willingness to buy games on release day, let alone preorder them, is nil.
Cultural subversion affects the mere functioning of society as well. For instance, it was not that long ago that people worked hard, hoping to get promoted. Today, you can find men who are well-educated and competent who tell you that they do not care about a career and that they prefer having a good work/life balance. Some may even want to work part-time. Due to progressive income tax, this is a pretty good deal, considering that after a certain threshold, the government may take half or more than half of what you make. In Sweden, for instance, the marginal income tax rate is 57%, which can be quite demotivating.
You may wonder what the paragraph above on the workplace has to do with degeneracy and subversion. The connection is quite obvious. In fact, one reason why some men do not bother about advancing at work is that they realize that the game is rigged. I have recently seen a very mediocre female software developer who was at best at the level of a tolerable junior engineer getting promoted to Senior Engineer because the company wanted to increase the percentage of female senior engineers. As a guy, you may see this, and if you really want the title, you pursue it by changing your employer instead of going the extra mile at your current company. Oh, and one reason why your income tax is so high is because of widespread societal subversion. All those women in b.s. government jobs need to get paid, and we also need to provide for millions of immigrants who leech off the welfare state.
People are getting more cynical about politics — Joe Brandon’s approval raging is in the dumps, for instance — and they also more and more feel that they are no longer getting anything out of the system. Your government may put up a Section 8 housing block in the middle of your homogeneous neighborhood just to spite you, and your once favorite video game company thinks that it is more important to have a lot of gender-fluid employees than it is to make a good game, so they release a game like Cyberpunk 2077, which was broken at launch and still has not been fixed. The powers that be have no interest in fixing anything, however, so better get used to shitty movies, music, games, politicians, laws, and infrastructure. The silver lining is that eventually, all of this nonsense is going to come crashing down. I hope, though, that as a society, we will be able to once again reach or exceed the level of mastery we once had. Having an efficiently run government, closed borders, and a single-digit percent tax rate would be a good start.