This article was really funny.
There was also something very true in it.
Around the time the culture wars were being waged in the 60's, there began to appear a wide array of caricatures of things. Hollow imitations of things with the real vitality sucked out of them. The appearance of substance but only the outer forms of things. This disease spread unchecked until nearly everything in America became a caricature of itself. Increasingly it was like a stage play where the actors are just going through the motions without making any kind of an effort.
I think this was the purpose of the culture wars, postmodernism and the culture of critique. To literally suck the genuine life force out of things and bleed them dry until nobody believed in them anymore. To undermine the foundations so as to cause the guardians to fall asleep … because they developed the conviction that nothing was worth guarding.
The tragedy is that America coming out of WWII and the 1950's was anything but the fake utopia of hollow lies that the media is constantly revising our memory of. It was a real utopia of sorts, with limitations but nothing like all previous civilisations that we know of. America could only be made to believe it was fatally flawed by creating a fantastic, mad ideal that could never be realised and then announcing America had come up short of this bizarre ideal. When in fact the founders of the United States never aspired to any of these wild, foreign, subversive, occidental ideals but had strove for far more modest goals … and had hit nearly all of them by 1955.
The problem with success is … it sows the seeds of its own destruction. It attracts the wrong kinds of people every time. The improvamenters and enrichers. They can smell success the way sharks smell blood in the water and it always smells like an opportunity to them to move in and tear everything apart.
They did a good job on America and today only Kwanstainia remains.
Fox News represents the nadir of this transformation. A faux neoconservative cable channel built by far left Bolshevists pretending to be in opposition to the far left Bolshevists now in power. All of them hollow actors playing at roles, nothing authentic left anywhere. The real life of the civilisation drained out until it is as pale and bloodless as Bill O'Reilly.