10th April 2017
Severian brings the gloom.
The entire cultural apparatus — all media, all education, K-thru-PhD — is dedicated to the Postmodern proposition that everything is a social construction. And yet, nobody can ever point to a “society” that’s doing the “construction.” That probably seems wrong, as the edutainment media complex blames everything on White Males. But ask yourself: Do you personally know any white males — or anybody else for that matter — who has any of the powers ascribed to these fearsome creatures? Sure, sure, Soros, the Koch Brothers, pick your devil, but again: do you personally know them? Unless you’re in the “private jet for a ski weekend in the Swiss Alps” set, I bet you don’t (and if you are, what are you doing here?). The richest, most powerful guy you know, I’m willing to wager, is effectively as powerless as you yourself are. The Patriarch, for lack of a better term, is a myth — and everybody knows it.