How to Lift Society from the Ashes of Postmodernism
Looking back at historical events like the Plessy backfire and Jefferson keeping slaves, Julius Ruechel thoroughly explores the role of the scared in societal cohesion – and how story-telling is central to its protection. and restoration
Counter-extremist Maajid Nawaz is also aware of the roles of the sacred and story-telling.
- read Ruechel
- listen to Nawaz1talking here with Del Bigtree, The Highwire episode #278.. (The Joe Rogan interview they mention can be found here
- get involved in story-telling to restore the sacred.
How did the institutions2“our democratic and academic institutions, along with our courts, media, police, doctors, corporate giants, and thought leaders” that were meant to prevent civilized society from devolving into a barbarian free-for-all become the drivers of the current descent into madness? How do we wake society from a nightmare in which nothing is sacred, freedom is blasphemy, and roosters are laying eggs… when society merely shrugs its shoulders in resignation?
… Criticizing the dysfunction of postmodernism is not enough. We need to re-inspire Main Street with the ideas of Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, and the other giants upon whose shoulders our society stands. We need to remind society that there is an alternate vision to the one offered by the postmodernists. A vision that offers dignity, meaning, and freedom.
… We have a lot of work ahead of us to undo multiple generations of postmodernist angst and rehabilitate the timeless principles of classical liberal democracy. It falls on each and every one of us who have woken to the threat of postmodernism to nurture the flames of that counterculture in the imaginations of our sleepwalking neighbors, families, and friends. As the sparks spread, our numbers grow.Julius Ruechel
- 1talking here with Del Bigtree, The Highwire episode #278.. (The Joe Rogan interview they mention can be found here
- 2“our democratic and academic institutions, along with our courts, media, police, doctors, corporate giants, and thought leaders”