Art and Leftism

by Enza Ferreri   9/19/14

Even Crime Writers Do Their Bit for Atheism and Multiculturalism  •  It isn’t just the whole education establishment from kindergarten to PhD studies, the mainstrean media industry in its entirety, Hollywood, and the various scientists, journalists and assorted others who, acting as pseudophilosophers, write books on how God doesn’t exist. These are only the big players in the campaign to persuade the general public that atheism and anti-Christianity are the way forward, the “right side of history”.

Then there are those minor or intermediate opinion-makers, a group of whom comprises writers from the second, third or fourth rank down, myriads of them. Like, for example, the author of a book I read during my just-finished holidays. I wanted fiction, something escapist to get a bit away from reality and I borrowed from a local library Find Me a Villain by Margaret Yorke.

As the title suggests, it’s a crime novel. It’s a genre I love. But this story was mediocre, and its author didn’t shine as brilliant or clever, with original ideas.

Possibly she just wanted to appear intelligent (I’m guessing here), and these day, she thought, that means Godless.

For whatever reason, anyway, her main characters – due to no requirement of plot or character construction, but purely arbitrarily, or maybe just to represent them as women of their (our) times – make a handful of inconsequential comments to the effect that God doesn’t exist and, even if he did, he would have given up on us a long time ago. Which is just as well since, as one of them says, it would be creepy to have someone watching you all the time.

Perhaps Yorke had read atheist authors, or maybe she imitated another, more famous, writer of whodunits like herself, Ruth Rendell, who has created a world – or maybe has just tried to reflect the one she sees and frequents – with plenty of Muslims (her settings are mostly in London) but hardly ever a Christian in sight. Maybe because her native English characters are “not religious people”.

Rendell’s multicultural London and politically correct writing have tired me and, although her stories are sometimes good, I’ve stopped reading her.

True, she simply represents today’s reality of her city, but I don’t want to be reminded of our Islamisation when I engage in the game of discovering the culprit of a fictional murder, especially by someone totally unaware and uncritical of our progressive enslavement.

Novelists like Rendell, Yorke and numerous others influence the way their readers view issues, possibly in a subtle manner. They contribute to the general attitude that takes for granted mass immigration, Muslim invasion and the disappearance of Christianity.

They hammer another, inconspicuous nail in the coffin of Jesus and His message.

A further example of people who influence and form public opinion in a secondary and probably indirect way are “celebrities”. And, since we are talking about atheism, the rock world has had (and still has) a huge and deleterious impact, particularly on the young.

The role of rock music in the development of the Leftist ethos has not been sufficiently explored.

But this is another story, to be told another time.

EnzaEnza Ferreri is an Italian-born, London-based Philosophy graduate, author, and journalist. She has been a London correspondent for several Italian magazines and newspapers, including Panorama, L’Espresso, La Repubblica. She is in the Executive Council of the UK’s party Liberty GB.

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2 Responses to Art and Leftism

  1. Timothy Lane says:

    Well, as a reader of mysteries, I can put Yorke (and possibly Rendell) on the list of writers not to bother about. Of course, the writers I do read are only a modest subset of all the writers out there. Some (such as Diane Mott Davidson) do actually include Christian characters. In most cases religion simply doesn’t come up much. This can be understandable; the notion that God is sick of us (even if he doesn’t intend to wipe us out again) goes back at least to Thomas Hardy’s poem “God-Forgotten” (which we read in 12th grade).

  2. Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

    There’s an Aussie show called Rake that I’ve been watching on and on with my older brother. I do not recommend it, although it is quite funny in places.

    It’s sardonic, deconstructionist, generally Leftist, and marinated in mild vulgarity and irreverence. It’s all the types of things that the Western mind have come to view as “hip” and “cutting edge.”

    And it’s a great subject for a bit of cultural anthropology. If you view this, you’ll see how indoctrination works. And whether the views expressed are just the predominant views that are already out there is a good question. But such views, when seen on TV, are given legitimacy. The arts work as an echo chamber. But surely, as we all know, the libtards in and around the arts love using the entertainment media to spread their supposedly enlightened views to the dumb masses.

    The main character, a lawyer named “Cleaver Greene,” is over-the-top enough that one could regard some of the libtard buffoonery as a mocking of libtardism. In one episode, Greene must defend a bigamist. In chambers with the judge pre-trial, Greene notes that bigamy is not that big of deal because of thousands are engaging in it, particularly Muslims, and nobody’s doing anything about them. The judge answers back, “That’s different. That’s a cultural issue.”

    Who knows whether that line was meant to be said with a straight face or was openly mocking multiculturalism? I admit, it’s difficult to tell because TV (and its viewers) having become indiscriminately dumbed-down. I’d like to believe the writers were mocking multiculturalism, but I can’t be sure.

    Whatever the case may be, I find it good sport to do a bit of a postmortem on such shows. This series is streamable on Netflix, and if you want to check out the one show that I mentioned, its the third episode of season one, “R vs Dana.”

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