Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World outlines a world where individual thought and creativity are dead. In the opening chapters, ‘deltas’ or lower castes were shocked every time they saw a book or a flower. In Huxley’s novel, individuals were subject to a drug induced ‘happiness’ and indoctrinated to hate morality instead of experiencing freedom. What progressives are doing in their philanthropic initiatives abroad is no far cry from this dystopia.
Modern imperialism is a systematic attack on culture, history, and identity. Progressives in Academia commonly educate on the vile acts of imperial colonists, and we are frequently told that the world was a dark place. The most awful aspect of colonialism is the fact that history and culture of other nations were destroyed, but what of todays colonization?
New Imperialism In Africa
Obianuju Ekeocha is a pro-life/women’s rights activist who spoke courageously at the United Nations. She took the entire progressive agenda, and flipped it on its head. Obianuju broke down new imperialism. She began by explaining how culturally and linguistically, progressives are subjugating women to ignore their own history. For any person to suggest that a woman has a right to an abortion, especially in many of these African communities, they first need to tell women that their history and value systems are a lie. In order to secure a more progressive worldview, new imperialists tells young women that their parents, grandparents, and ancestors were wrong.
Is this not the very definition of imperialism? The Gates foundation spent an excess of $300 million in what was called a “family planning” initiative. This is a program included access to contraceptives and abortion resources, all the while a staggering 80% of African nations have made abortion illegal. The people of these countries have a moral and cultural inclination to reject abortion, and their governments represent that. Obianuju highlighted the operations of a British group which has been illegally providing abortions in the region in her documentary “Killing Africa”.
The real needs of these emerging African nations are rooted in better education, entrepreneurship, and self-reliance. Progressives would rather convince others that their ideology is right before even considering to help them economically. There’s no place for cultural marxism in the 21st century, yet the left is doing just that. Having a divergent view puts you on their list of opposition and voids your opinion entirely. There is a lack of logical consistency in this worldview, and selective morality is used to protect their warped perspective.
Progress or Regression?
New imperialism is on the rise throughout the world. It brings ideas of western ‘progress’. These ideas challenge objective truth and lead society into its most progressive state of regression. Moral thought has been dismantled. Individualism, self-reliance, and the concepts which the worlds greatest thinkers held true have been discredited. Samuel Adams so eloquently described the task of freedom.
“It does not take a majority to prevail… but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brush fires of freedom in the minds of men.”
Africa and the world deserve much more than the bill of goods progressives bring to the table. The world needs compassion, love, and a rallying cry for the values which make people truly happy. Huxley’s novel ended with chaos and suicide, so too is the path of regression we’ve been sold.