The Barbarians Have Taken The Institutions

Let’s be honest about something: We in the West have been overrun by a tidal wave of racial hatred, and it erupted from institutions “of higher learning.” Whatever exceptions may exist, this central fact is clear. We are free to close our eyes, of course, but when we choose to see, this is what stands in front of us.

What has been taught in the universities, and most powerfully in “elite” universities, bore a bumper crop of poisoned fruit. On top of that, the universities have both complied with and defended this barbarity.

Regardless of the fact that a few decent, humane academics still exist (and God bless them), the universities have spawned racial hate, defended it, and are unrepentant. They can no longer be taken seriously by adults. They have become fonts of barbarity.

The Prime Directive of Our Time

I’ve been carefully observing popular culture (and especially the American wing of it) since the 1970s, and I can identify its central demand: Man may not be seen as a noble being. (“Man” meaning mankind, of course.) That has been the real prime directive of the past half-century.

Prior to our era (and I’m old enough to have seen some of it), mankind was often held to be noble and dignified. And it showed throughout the culture.

How and why that was beaten out of the culture is a long story; suffice it to say that the most recent part involved a “long march through the institutions” by socialist types.

Western civilization had plenty of flaws, of course – every civilization has them – but this long march has not been an effort to repair things; it’s been a concerted effort to tear down… to slash and burn.

Bear in mind also that these barbarians have nothing of substance to replace what they’ve torn down. Socialism is the most discredited ideology in human history; no informed adult could overlook its death toll (100 million), it’s arrogant and stupid reliance on remaking human nature, and its bizarrely ignorant economics. Their other offerings like Deconstruction are self-contradictory on their face.

To put it succinctly, what the new lords of the institutions have to offer is anti-mind, anti-human and ultimately very deadly.

The Proof That Is Cancel Culture

By this point we’ve all seen people lose their jobs, nearly lose their jobs and be shoved off the public stage for the crime of being being ideologically impure. What I’d like you to remember is this:

Cancel culture would never work unless the institutions and companies who did the firing hadn’t already been taken by the barbarians.

I used to employ people, and if someone had come to me and said, “Your man Taylor up-voted a misogynistic post on Facebook, you must fire him,” there is no way I would have done it. (I once fired someone for assaulting a woman, but that’s a very different thing.) Cancel culture, in the darkest Maoist tradition, is malice cloaked in ideological purity.

Make no mistake, the backers of cancel culture, from the street to the board room, are barbarians. They get off on punishing people. And let me make this point very clearly:

Those who justify hate with dense philosophical nonsense are the same ones who will, further down that path, order killings in the name of purity.

Such are the people who currently control the institutions. If not, cancel culture couldn’t exist.

These institutions are lost and will not be recovered. It’s time to drop them and to start rebuilding Western civilization directly.

The good life requires us to be the responsible and reliable parties. All else are dreams of something for nothing, and we can no longer avoid the bitter fruit they bear.


Paul Rosenberg

7 thoughts on “The Barbarians Have Taken The Institutions”

  1. Paul where did they come from and how did they multiply?

    I used to think it was misguided that they tracked communists in the 1950s – it’s just an idea, after all, and can’t survive a free market of ideas and discourse.

    But now I’m not so sure.

    1. (doubled up on “they” – first instance refers to socialists, second instance refers to government authorities)

    2. Hi Greg,
      It began in the middle of the Enlightenment (with a notable objective of trashing the legitimacy of Christianity), continued through the 19th century and got a big boost with the communists of the 20th century. By mid-century some of them (Gramschi, especially) realized that Marx was wrong on economics and that destroying the capitalism (i.e., the West) would require them to destroy its culture.
      That’s a very rough outline, of course. You can find a lot more in several issues of our subscription letter.

  2. Hi Paul,
    Not sure if you have checked out Parler or not, but may be worth checking out. I’m not affiliated with them in any other way than just checking them out. I hope to see you there.
    Just would like to give a shout out to Paul Rosenberg, owner of the website freemansperspective. I don’t think he is currently on Parler, but I hope to encourage him to check it out. This is an unpaid, unsolicited endorsement of his site. Please check it out. Attached is a link to one of his recent posts.

    He has been involved with cryptography before Bitcoin. #parallelsociety

    1. Hi Richard,
      Thanks, and I’ll try to take a look. (I need more hours in the day!)
      All the best,

  3. Hi Paul,

    My apologies if this is repetition for you. I couldn’t find mention of this author on your website here.

    Blinkist’s free book of the day hit on topics that I think would be close to your heart:

    Evidence that humans are fundamentally (and biologically) good, not evil. And that “civilization” is in fact a violence inducing state.

    Or from the more skeptical review in The Guardian (
    “Civilisation has become synonymous with peace and progress and wilderness with war and decline,” writes Bregman. “In reality, for most of human existence, it was the other way around.”

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