a book by Richard Houck
(our site's book review)
The Amazon blurb says that Liberalism Unmasked, a treatise against the Left, diagnoses and disarms modern Liberalism. With its theory of Liberalism as a diagnosable mental illness and its thorough dismantling of dozens of Liberal arguments, Liberalism Unmasked demolishes the international Left from the ground up.
With its theory of Liberalism as a diagnosable mental illness and its thorough dismantling of dozens of Liberal arguments, Liberalism Unmasked demolishes the international Left from the ground up
Supported by historical evidence, ruthless logic, and hundreds of sources, including local newspapers from around the world, academic journals, and government reports, Liberalism Unmasked surveys not only American politics, but also European and global politics, in one of the most relentless assaults on modern Liberalism to date. (See Outrage, Inc.: How the Liberal Mob Ruined Science, Journalism, and Hollywood.)
Provocative, horrifying, and at times inspiring, Liberalism Unmasked confronts the contemporary globalist project, assails the misgivings of the modern world, and provides a roadmap out of our dystopian nightmare — all by revealing the true face of Liberalism, without the mask.
Invaders (the corporatocracy) were turning humans into unthinking, unquestioning, unmotivated, zombie-like cattle
Houck says: "In They Live, a hostile race of aliens has subtly enslaved humanity through . . . control of the media, the hostile invaders were able to control the population by inducing a sort of semi-conscious state, turning humans into unthinking, unquestioning, unmotivated, zombie-like cattle. Those who wore the special sunglasses were able to see the veiled messages, and the aliens without their masks. What are seen as benign commercials, ads, and billboards to most people, with the glasses, now read as haunting instructions to the human race:"
What are seen as benign commercials, ads, and billboards to most people without glasses, now—with the glasses—read as evil subliminal mind control
In They Live, through control of the media, the hostile invaders were able to control the population by inducing a sort of semi-conscious state, turning humans into unthinking, unquestioning, unmotivated, zombie-like cattle. SOUND FAMILIAR?
"Obey authority. Consume. No imagination. Submit.
Conform. Watch TV. No independent thought. Stay
"When you put on the glasses, you can see for the first time, the nature of our reality. . . . [and of Liberalism.]"
Progress sounds good until you hear what it means to progressives, who want to end free speech, indoctrinate us in colleges to believe blacks are good victims and whites are bad victimizers, pursue war everywhere, support censorship, persecute conservatives, rewrite history
"I thought back to all the historical atrocities levied by the Left in the name of 'progress.' I thought of their current obsession with open borders and their fanatical dedication to 'equality.' . . . Why would the Left be so determined to strip away basic American freedoms, such as free speech and the right to arms? . . . I was asking these questions on the assumption that Liberals were rational, logical, and concerned with some sort of morality. What I realized was that Liberals are not like the rest of us. They are sick. They are depraved. They are the largest population of mental patients in the world."
Liberals use thought control and ads and propaganda to force citizens to buy things they don't need
The corporatocracy doesn't want us to think or we'll detect their mind control scam; so they distract us, keeping us chasing shiny objects
"Whether what passes for liberalism is indeed a mental illness, or a mass psychosis, or even a kind of secular Wahabbism (Steve Sailer refers to 'Social Justice Warriors' as 'Social Justice Jihadis' for this reason) is unclear. Probably it is some combination ('Racism’ has become a religion to the Left,' Houck writes). . . . As Houck rightly discusses, our hyper-individualistic, atomized, greedy, superficial, dystopian world is a product first of 'liberalism' unchecked, and secondarily the fault of those who did not check it ('conservatives' and the rest of the sleep-walking population). . . . Liberalism Unmasked doesn’t seek to preach to the converted, nor is it too esoteric, but it offers a comprehensive dismantling of each of the Left’s shibboleths." (Source: Richard Houck’s Liberalism Unmasked: The John. Q Publius Review, John Q. Publius)
- Progressivism: A Primer on the Idea Destroying America
- The Evolution Of Progress
- Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology
- They Only Look Dead: Why Progressives Will Dominate the Next Political Era
- Outrage, Inc.: How the Liberal Mob Ruined Science, Journalism, and Hollywood
- Optimism over Despair: On Capitalism, Empire, and Social Change
- Utopia for Realists: How We Can Build the Ideal World
- Paved With Good Intentions: The Failure of Race Relations in Contemporary America
- Hating Whitey and Other Progressive Causes
- 'Don't Make the Black Kids Angry': The hoax of black victimization and those who enable it
- Death of a Nation: Plantation Politics and the Making of the Democratic Party
- Black Skin Privilege and the American Dream
- Multiculturalism and the Politics of Guilt: Toward a Secular Theocracy
- The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture
Conservatives vs Liberals 1992 and 2017, data © Gallup, chart © MCS Investments (Source: Conservative Lead in U.S. Ideology Is Down to Single Digits, Lydia Saad, January 11, 2018, Gallup)
There are 9% more conservatives than liberals in the U.S., but the liberals have been gaining ground for 25 years, while conservatives lost ground only slightly but moderates lost a lot of ground as people get more polarized and middle of the road political positions get more rare every day. Conservatives hate and fear liberals and feel they are what is wrecking the country, while liberals hate and fear conservatives and feel they are what is wrecking the country. In 2001, as Gallup says, nearly as many Democrats identified as conservative (25%) as liberal (30%), while the biggest segment, 44%, were moderate. Since then, the percentage of Democrats identifying as liberal has risen slowly, reaching 50% last year (2017) for the first time. In the 1990s, Reagan disparaged liberalism until the G.O.P. created a new obscenity: the L-word, implying it is nasty to say it. But President Clinton was popular (though not actually liberal) and Dubya Bush didn't dwell on the L-word much, so identifying as liberal no longer threatens to make one a pariah.
"According to the report, 25 percent of Americans are traditional or devoted conservatives, and their views are far outside the American mainstream. Some 8 percent of Americans are progressive activists, and their views are even less typical. By contrast, the two-thirds of Americans who don’t belong to either extreme constitute an “exhausted majority.” Their members “share a sense of fatigue with our polarized national conversation, a willingness to be flexible in their political viewpoints, and a lack of voice in the national conversation.” Most members of the “exhausted majority,” and then some, dislike political correctness. Among the general population, a full 80 percent believe that “political correctness is a problem in our country.” Even young people are uncomfortable with it, including 74 percent ages 24 to 29, and 79 percent under age 24. On this particular issue, the woke [to PC] are in a clear minority across all ages." (Source: Americans Strongly Dislike PC Culture, Yascha Mounk, the Atlantic)
So since the vast majority of Americans (above) have a big issue with PC nonsense, the schools desperately try to shove it down unwilling throats. Naive students believe that if they don't cooperate with this fascist nonsense, they'll be demonstrating racism.
"Forty-one percent of Americans under age 35, he said, 'now think the First Amendment is dangerous because you might use your freedom of speech to say something that would hurt someone else’s feelings.' His comments reflect concerns expressed by others about the impact of political correctness on freedom of speech." (Source: Polls On Political Correctness, Karlyn Bowman, Forbes)
We say getting 'woke' to political correctness is like being in the Matrix and taking the BLUE pill to stay sleeping, not the RED pill to wake up—the CW. Mainstream media, liberal colleges and Hollywood all buy the lies and racism of the PC farce and they are all wrong
"Getting woke is like being in the Matrix and taking the red pill. You get a sudden understanding of what's really going on and find out you were wrong about much of what you understood to be truth," according to MathPolice. Even though that is a hip definition of woke, we say they have it exactly backwards, and the word is not a byword for social awareness but lack of it. So "woke" equals naive. Getting "woke" to political correctness is like being in the Matrix and taking the blue pill. The mainstream media, the liberal colleges and Hollywood all buy the lies and racism of the PC farce and they are all wrong. Their CW (conventional wisdom) is wrong. A woke person to us is someone who has dismissed the PC farce as a gigantic error of white-guilt-saturated liberals, who've managed to infect the mainstream media, the liberal colleges and Hollywood because they fell for the foolish white guilt scam.
Democrats were behind the Civil War, the Jim Crow Laws, and the disenfranchisement of blacks, and thousands of lynchings and shootings of blacks. Fast forward to 2018 and you have liberals guilty for their evil past and experiencing white guilt
(Democrats were behind the Civil War, the Jim Crow Laws, and the disenfranchisement of blacks, and thousands of lynchings and shooting of blacks. Fast forward to 2018 and you have liberals guilty for their evil past and experiencing white guilt. But then they became cowardly. Instead of taking responsibility for their racism, they are denigrating all white males, saying that all whites are guilty victimizing racists and blacks are victims. Then they project their guilt onto the rest of us and want to rewrite history so all white males are depicted as the evil victimizers they were. They even want to tear down statues of Confederate soldiers and vandalize and/or remove statues of the Founders of the country because some owned slaves—quite normal at the time. It is anachronistic to apply 2018 values to these folks who had fine values for the times, but started rethinking some of them in the mid-1800s when it felt like slave owning seemed wrong.)
So a Republican named Abe Lincoln got elected president and got people to support freedom for blacks except some of the states wouldn't cooperate so the Civil War happened. In 1870 the 15th amendment—a Reconstruction Amendment—happened, which granted African American men the right to vote by declaring that the "right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude." But when blacks tried to vote, they were harrassed or beaten or even killed. Some still did it until 1910—after which it was too dangerous until 1965 when the Jim Crow Laws were erased. Jim Crow laws were state and local laws that enforced racial segregation in the Southern United States.
A Republican named Abe Lincoln got elected president and got people to support freedom for blacks except some of the states wouldn't cooperate so the Civil War happened
White guilt is foolish wasted energy—as is political correctness and virtue signalling that is to show you are more "woke" than others. Compassion for blacks? Nope. Pretentious ego of self. Liberals are nothing if not hypocritical. We need to dump all this nonsense, along with racist ideas like affirmative action and instead simply have an even nonracist playing field for all races in schools and job applications. Then dump the trigger warnings and safe spaces and microaggressions and political correctness and replace them with respect for everyone, regardless of race, sex, age, or beliefs.
Since the 1970s, the U.S. has been a civil society with functioning anti-racism laws, but do-gooder 1960s radicals took things too far and tried to be social engineers that "fixed" the evils of the past and they slowly evolved the whole political correctness scam. They had good intentions, but didn't see how inept social engineering was to "fix" past errors. These liberals changed schools from learning institutions to indoctrination centers as if we were in the USSR or China or North Korea. Everyone was supposed to be social justice warriors (SJWs).
Liberals changed schools from learning institutions to indoctrination centers as if we were in the USSR or China or North Korea. Everyone was supposed to be social justice warriors (SJWs) like Antifa
Then they got crazier and started stomping on rights of speakers, believing that only liberals should have First Amendment rights. If someone didn't buy the PC nonsense, they were harassed until they did. If they were students, they'd be reindoctrinated using various thought control methods. If they were teachers, they'd be fired if they wouldn't drink the Kool-Aid. If they were conservative speakers, they'd be interrupted, harrassed, doxed, trolled, stalked, insulted, pied, and even physically assaulted. In PC scripture, the person pushing conservative ideas had no First Amendment rights or any other, since you either toe the party line or you are the ENEMY and the gloves were off.
PC: conservative speakers, should be interrupted, harrassed, doxed, trolled, stalked, insulted, pied, and even physically assaulted. In PC scripture, the person pushing conservative ideas had no First Amendment rights
"Those who are Liberals due to concerns of egalitarianism are likely too far along. These people are often the most warped, displaying a suicidal affinity for the 'other.' They would happily resign their children to being despised and hated minorities in their own homelands, so they can feel good about granting asylum to boat-loads of alien men. These people are nothing but traitors engaging in sedition. They should all be sent to live in Somalia so they can finally experience the 'diversity' they so desperately crave." (Source: Defend Europa Interviews… Richard Houck, Author of Liberalism Unmasked, Laura, Defend Europa)
Liberals are nothing but traitors engaging in sedition. They should all be sent to live in Somalia so they can finally experience the 'diversity' they so desperately crave
Our biggest disagreement with this tome is its criticism of abortion rights—it's as though he's trying to fit into the rightwing patriarchal stereotypes of women as lower beings not deserving the right of choosing how to deal with their own bodies. Calling a fetus a child is as stupid as calling a child a fetus.