"When and why did the critical shift occur in American mentality that caused “scholars” and journalists to stop reporting facts, events, and conditions observable in the world around us and concentrate on reporting their feelings about an imaginary world?"Another question he posed in the same article:
"Was Solzhenitsyn right when he said that an evil regime’s pervasive distortions of the truth are even worse than its physical oppression?"The gist and challenge of Wilson's article really came down to Where did America and the West go wrong?
Of course, regular readers of this site know that I believe the West didn't so much go wrong as it was relentlessly subverted, assaulted and sabotaged by an extremely hostile and particularistic people and their corrupt, decadent and thuggish collaborators who have been hell bent on overthrowing the Western moral order for the last century, and were of course plotting against and subverting it for centuries before that.
Today, I believe Zionist Jewry has successfully created a false consciousness and suppressed reality in Western elites and consequently the masses by utilizing Globalism, statist-liberal capitalism, political correctness, ideological multi-culturalism, mass media indoctrination, and fear of impoverishment in a extremely materialistic and careerist society.
As to how the "critical shift" occurred in the American mentality, lately, I keep going back to Orwell’s description of how “the Party” operates and imposes its will from his novel ‘1984’ to understand this people's modus operandi, motives and insanity. “The Party” was ostensibly Communism, but I believe what Orwell was really alluding to was supremacist organized Jewry.
"I tell you Winston, that reality is not external. Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else. Not in the individual mind, which can make mistakes, and in any case soon perishes: only in the mind of the party, which is collective and immortal. Whatever the party holds to be truth, is truth. It is impossible to see reality except by looking through the eyes of the Party."Because Communism eventually turned against organized Jewry, and was always financially unviable anyway due to its destructive and parasitic nature (mirroring that of its crypto-Jewish supremacist authors) "the Party" had to come up with more long-term, financially viable mechanisms to impose this matrix. Statist liberal capitalism has fit the bill, but “the Party’s” deranged and sinister motives remain the same.
Imposed by the ideologies and mechanism's I listed above, Western elites now consciously or sub-consciously view the world through "the Party's" (organized Jewry's) eyes to determine what is “permissible” and what is not, what is "true" and what is not, what is "allowable" and what is not. If organized Jewry strategically shifts its collective viewpoint, through it decisive influence over these crucial institutions, the obsequious modern elites will shift theirs, as well.
Science, empiricism, evidence, rationalism, common sense simply no longer enter into the bottom line, which is totaled by fiat of Zionist control. What can and can't be said, studied, advocated, accomplished or pursued in "respectable" circles is vetted through these Jewish supremacist goggles, including the formulation of American foreign and domestic policy.
Once merely the Jewish nationalist litmus test, "Is it good for the Jews?," has now become the American imperative and increasingly the Western imperative.
With this people and its craven collaborators and useful idiots, (many of whom deep down also utterly despise Christianity and Western civilization nearly as much as does Jewry), pulling the strings and setting the agenda and perspective, no wonder Western civilization is dying -- or rather, being murdered. And ironically, (or rather, perversely) murdered with the enthusiastic participation of certain "conservatives" and "Christians" who profess to be advocates of the West, and certain "liberals" who profess to be "progressive."