There is a rote, unimaginative, almost mechanical aspect to the process of laying cultural pylons in America. That this process of establishing unprincipled expedients is also transparently formulaic has in no way diminished its effectiveness. That’s pretty aggravating for those of us who would like at least a little effort go into dissolving our civilization. But why spend on what’s not required, I suppose the left must ask itself.
The process I’m referring to is the embarrassing tedium of planting shine-words and shun-words, and then defining and refining each according to whatever current tactics demand. Shine-words are, of course, those fittingly vague concepts that aspirants are compelled to be and defend. Doing so thus produces the moral shine necessary for social and professional buoyancy.
In contrast, shun-words are those equally nebulous terms that serve intentionally as millstones to hang around the necks of your enemies or competitors. In both cases…
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