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[–] SlipperyChicken 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago  (edited ago)

PC culture has replaced organized religion as the new religion of the masses. I agree with everything you've said. Organized religion wasn't any better, and now that everyone's turning away from it, it's being replaced by something that uses the same control patterns the church used. Shunning of blasphemers, attempts to control thought and speech by making people feel bad and shaming them, and zealots responsible for proselytizing and spreading the good word all over the world.

Everywhere people finally break free of the church, it seems like they end up running to something equally as insidious. Maybe the masses just like to be manipulated and controlled? Maybe they like being told what to think, what to believe in, and what to do and say. Giving up their decision making capabilities to people they think are better qualified and more knowledgeable might give them a sense of security. Someone's gotta steer the ship in the storm, and they don't want to do it, they might mess up.

I'm not saying it's one person controlling it, or even a group collectively controlling it, but it's many people all over the world with the same personality traits falling into the same patterns of thinking. It starts with a few people in academia and government having an idea 30 or 40 years ago. A few individuals gravitate toward them, listen to them, and then spread their words to others. Other people that want something to latch onto, latch onto it. It spreads, more teachers, more media personalities, and more regular joe's start to follow it. Soon you've got 10000 different groups all over the world with their own little cult leaders all preaching the same thing. The people at the top like being at the top, the people at the bottom like being at the bottom, so the cycle continues. Yesterday it was religion, today it's PC culture, tomorrow it'll be something else.

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[–] Drenki 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Yep, progressivism is the drop-in replacement for relgious belief.