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Sunday February 28th

Letter: ​Left humanitarianism is an elite ideology


Marshall Wade responded to one of my letters and asked how I could think that left humanitarianism was an elite ideology. He then proceeded to give examples of people in power acting against the ideology — but from a very distinct, past historical time period.

The answer to his question is simple: Catch up to history.

Of course left humanitarianism was not always an elite ideology. It is now.

In fact, it was on its way to being the dominant ideology since the Progressive Era in the United States, and at least since the 90s’ “We Are the World” generation, it has been.

Colonialism, certain racial ideologies and all the rest definitely used to be dominant among certain civilizations at certain times.

But we need to properly analyze our CURRENT conditions and stop responding to historical problems.

John Jacobi


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