According to the current Leftist narrative, everything evil in the world is the fault of white Christian men, for this world is the world that such men built and have maintained. If this is true, then either white Christian men are just that much better than every other sort of human, and therefore in justice *ought* to rule the planet, or else they are the only sort of men who have free agency, ergo any real power. Notice that the second alternative is just the most extreme version of the first: if white Christian men are the only sort with real agency, then they are categorically superior to all others, who are their pawns and puppets, whom they have always ruled, and will always rule, despite appearances to the contrary.
Is the Leftist narrative true? If so, then white Christian men have no one to blame for our sorry state of affairs but … white Christian men. The devolution of the West in all its aspects is in that case nothing more than a project of white Christian men. Feminism, anti-colonialism, modern “art” and architecture, the corruption of tradition, the destruction of sex, of language, of music, of the family, of religion: all, as having been permitted, abetted, encouraged, indeed even executed by white Christian men, are their own projects.
There is some truth to this ascription. White Christian men have cooked their own goose.
But of course, the Leftist narrative is utterly, risibly false. Not everything in the world is the fault of white Christian men. Almost nothing is. All sorts of people have agency, and responsibility, for what happens as history wends her tortured way to the eschaton. And all sorts of people are an admixture of wickedness and virtue. White Christian men are not the only actors on the stage of the world. To suggest otherwise would be rather like proposing that the outcome of a football game was entirely due to the excellence of the winning team.
It’s a silly notion.
So, no one really believes the Leftist narrative, in practice. Leftists rather only protest their belief in their ideology as loudly and obviously as they can, meanwhile conducting their lives by means of myriad unprincipled exceptions. If their belief were genuine and wholehearted, they would not need to protest it so much, or so stridently: true, honest, confident belief is quiet. Their passionate howling cloaks and bewrays their deep anxiety at the incoherence of their ideology, and their bad faith. Their lack of confidence in their basic doctrines is the reason they are so defensive, prickly, and prone to anger, responding to any murmur of challenge to their notions as if it were a personal attack.
That agency and responsibility – and guilt – are pervasively distributed among humans does not, NB, mean that white Christian men are *not* just that smidge better on average – more intelligent, lethal, curious, enterprising, inventive, or whatever – than other sorts. They may be; no one after all would ever be so foolish as to suggest that the outcome of a football game had nothing at all to do with the excellence of the winning team. Nor therefore does it mean that their late conquest of the globe was merely adventitious, or that they cannot recapitulate and complete it when and as they wish. They might; certainly they well can, if history is any indication. We shall see, I suppose. It means only that the easy comfortable notion that they are uniquely responsible for history, and that everyone else is therefore blameless, is absurd.
But then, the fact that the current Leftist narrative assigns all blame, and thus all agency and power, to white Christian men is happenstantial. The logic of Leftism is such that it must learn eventually, despite its prejudices, to assign all blame, agency and power to *whatever class of people rule society.* Sooner or later, then, as its campaign of vilification of white Christian men drives them more and more from any positions of public authority, it must begin to realize that the sort of people now in the driver’s seat of the West are no longer predominantly and truly Christian, and are furthermore less and less white or male. They are in fact all Leftist. So the Left is doomed to devour itself, not just because it needs a steady supply of suitably abhorrent scapegoats (it does), but because it is now itself, as the ruling class, more and more the most abhorrent and suitable target of persecution.
As the Left more and more surmounts the commanding heights of the culture, its hatred of the ruling class must more and more find expression in hatred of Leftists.
More tumbrils, stat!