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Conformmunism Isn't Cool
The tide has finally turned in the culture war.
Marxcissism will lose the culture war. It’s a batshit crazy ideology, but that won’t be the reason for its defeat. Communism is doomed in America because it has become Conformmunism, and Conformmunism is lame.
Today’s rebellious teenagers will be tomorrow’s innovative artists and interesting thinkers; they’ll be the ones having the biggest impact on our culture in the next ten to twenty years. And while rebellious teenagers are notorious for entertaining naively stupid ideas, they will absolutely not believe anything that is uncool. And nothing is less cool than the value system being promoted by stuffy, small-minded authority figures.
Marxism has always been foolish, but until recently in America, it has never been culturally boring or safe. That fact alone explains why so many of mid-20th Century America’s most talented musicians and writers seemed to harbor communist sympathies: advocating leftist views was a surefire way to signal that you were an edgy and independent thinker.
True confession: my friends and I started a communist party in high school. It wasn’t a real communist party; we were just being trolls. This was back in the 90s — the fall of the Berlin Wall was still in recent memory, and the fall of the Twin Towers hadn’t happened yet — so saying you were a “communist” was still one of the easiest ways to get a rise out out of conventionally-minded people. School was terribly boring, so my friends and I decided to have fun: we campaigned for student government offices as communists — not real communists; just some wild caricature of what we thought communists were. Our platform included things like abolishing homework, adding a smoking section to the cafeteria, and eliminating Fridays from the school week. We were going for the protest vote, which would have been sizeable. I think we could have actually won, except that the teachers and administrators reacted to our candidacies the same way the Deep State responded to Trump’s 2024 campaign: by changing the rules to keep it from happening. In our case, school officials created a new requirement that you had to have a teacher’s endorsement before you could be eligible to run for student office, and needless to say, no teacher would endorse any of us. (That was my first experience with a stolen election.) Anyway, I bring that up to say that, as recently as the 90s, the idea of communism still seemed subversive and even exciting.
A few months ago,coined the excellent term “Marxcissists” to describe the entitled narcissism of today’s cultural Marxists, with their bizarre combination of revolutionary zeal and bourgeoise brattiness. I think “Conformmunists” is another term worth adding to the anti-woke lexicon, for similar reasons. It’s an insult that conveys contempt and mockery, which is the best way to respond to the Marxcissists’ absurd demands. “Conformmunist” is similar to the epithet “NPC,” in that both terms address the Marxcissists’ complete lack of imagination or independent thought. And most of all, this insult highlights how boring and lame wokeness has become as a movement: if you’re a teenager today, it’s some ugly, humorless schoolmarm trying to push Marxcissist values onto you — the same dreadfully uncool person who also lectures you about not talking in class and about the importance of turning in your homework on time — that’s the type of person that the rising generation will associate with communism.
I started working on this post a couple of days ago, and by way of confirmation that my analysis is correct, I serendipitously came across this heartwarming story today: ‘USA Are My Pronouns’: Students Tear Down Pride Banners At Middle School. Liberals Now Want A DEI Crackdown.
So middle school officials are telling the kids how awesome transgenderism is — because rainbow pride is the US of Gay’s new state religion, and all the authority figures, from their homeroom teacher all the way up to the director of the FBI, are urging them to be good little obedient theys/thems and practice the teachings of the rainbow church — and the kids are rebelling by desecrating the alphabet religion’s icons and chanting, “My pronouns are USA!” Looks like the commies are getting a taste of their own medicine: now they’re the squares whose “sacred” values are being mocked and flouted!
So even though things look hopelessly crazy right now — clownworld communists control almost everything in our culture: Big Media, Big Tech, Big Banks, Big Pharma, Big Business, Big Academia, the Military-Industrial Complex, the Intelligence Agencies, the FBI, the Presidency, Blue State governorships, etc. — we should nevertheless be very optimistic about the future. The Marxcissists appear perched on the cusp of total victory, but they have already lost the rising generation. Communism has become Conformmunism, and Conformmunism is lame.
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