I had made the observation earlier that the movie industry had not produced much original content compared to Super Bowl commercials.  An associated thought is here:

Despite the disdain for the past, decadent civilizations struggle to do more than deconstruct and then helplessly imitate the past. Chaotic deconstruction of past creative arts is followed by retro copying of them, first ironically and then earnestly. Nostalgia becomes the central industry of a dying civilization mired in irony and incapable of mining its own culture for creative energies.

The central cultural critique becomes updating older works to more politically correct forms. A classic character is remade black or gay. Problems with diversity or sexism are tackled. The critic becomes a commissar whose job is to sanctify the transformation of an old politically incorrect work as politically correct. That is the role of the social justice warrior.

So it is more than just lack of ideas, it is the cleansing of our theatrical past.  It is the brainwashing of our present generation lest they have a wider appreciation for the works of our forefathers.  Remember the proposed (?) removal of instruction in cursive writing, so the present generation and future generations are effectively removed from ability to follow curiosity and find out for themselves what the forefathers wrote.

But decadent civilizations are also less interested in discovering new things than in disproving old things. The middling talents at the helm rewrite history while justifying their misrule by denouncing the achievements of their vigorous ancestors. Instead of standing on the shoulders of giants, they point out their flaws to obscure their own worthlessness.

Screams of “they were slaveholders” come to mind here.  Never mind the actual facts of the culture and laws in place when the citizens and politicians believed in following laws.

Read the rest.  A decent assessment of islam is there in the ballpark of my description of it as a tribal totalitarian ideology.

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