Thursday, January 11, 2007

Dictator Pawns

This morning, Echidne piqued my curiosity by referring to an "extremely odd" anti-feminist article by Nancy Levant.

She wasn't kidding. This is a strange outburst even by Levant's standards. For one thing, she tosses scare quotes around like handfuls of rice at a (traditional) wedding. She's obviously very eager for her readers to understand that she's not taken in by the shadowplay of modern discourse; she means to strip our secular-humanist pieties of their disguise, like the revellers in "The Masque of the Red Death," and reveal that they're "untenanted by any tangible form."

She also has frequent recourse to the concept of dialectics, without demonstrating that she has any idea of what the term means to her, let alone to anyone else.

Her arguments were dialectically predictable as she simply regurgitated the pat lines of the movement, but for the benefit of young women who grow up amidst the dialectic, I will respond with clarity.

The one-world government scenario is dialectically based upon economics, environment, and equity – known as the Three E’s.
As you may already have guessed, the "clarity" Ms. Levant is hawking turns out to comprise a crazy quilt of conspiracy theories gleaned from old Christian Crusade pamphlets and links compiled haphazardly at The gist of it is, feminism - sorry, "feminism" - is working hand in claw with the Three E's to enslave the "commoners" in a nightmare world of "financial sameness" that is at once communistic and corporatist.

I mentioned a while back how often global depopulation theory informs anti-environmental rhetoric; Levant's work is a good example. "Sustainability," you see, is merely a code word for global depopulation, and feminism plays its part by making women chafe under the yoke of childbearing, or better yet, making them sterile:
The feminist piece of the global puzzle deals specifically with depopulation through women’s “healthcare,” big pharma, and the “mental health” industrial complex. Women’s rights are now defined by the right to abort, the right to be drafted, and the right to take drugs that will render women and children incapable of bearing children. And just as many women worldwide earned the right to own property, that right has now fallen to other plans, which state that no “individual” may own private property.
See how it works, ladies? You thought you were agitating for the right to vote, but in reality, you were enslaving the entire world.

Levant is retelling, in her own inimitable way, the tale of the Fisherman's Wife. First, she wanted a pretty cottage instead of a miserable hovel. That seems reasonable enough, but of course, her ambition didn't end there. Soon enough, she wanted to be king, and then Pope. And the end result of all her upward striving was that she got nothing.

A little of this stuff goes a long way, but Levant's sign-off is too good to pass up:
[T]o the world’s feminists – I say this: You are the dumbest women who have ever walked the face of the Earth. Week by week, day by day, you are losing every right you thought you invented. You fell hook, line, and sinker into the dialectic, and you are nothing but dictator pawns to the larger mission of total control over people and freedom.
What's interesting here - besides Levant's talent for mixing metaphors, and the decision by American Chronicle to publish her gibberish - is that Levant has actually toned down her usual rhetoric, particularly as regards her religious beliefs and her pet theories about the Illuminati. For instance, compare this earlier column on the same theme:
The ultimate goal is to control the Earth and its inhabitants. Though they are often referred to as The Illuminati, they are master criminals led by the guiding principles of Luciferian religion, which believes in opposing God and acting in opposite to all scriptural mandates.
It almost seems as though Levant is trying to make her thought sound a bit more mainstream, and figures that more beating up on feminists, and less ululating about Lucifer, is a good way to do it.

The sad thing is, she's probably right.


eastern front said...

Hail Eris!
Didja see the fnords in that article?

On a sadder note, I just learned, via Boing-Boing, that Robert Anton Wilson died this morning.

Hail Bob!

Phila said...

On a sadder note, I just learned, via Boing-Boing, that Robert Anton Wilson died this morning.

Sure. That's just what they want you to think...

Eli said...

The sooner "women" stop demanding their "rights", the sooner the world will be a "better" place.

Phila said...

Eli said...
The sooner "women" stop demanding their "rights", the sooner the world will be a "better" place.