A staple of Neo-Reactionary thought is the belief, or should I really say observation, that there is no real democracy. The social political system of the modern world consists of the media, civil service and the university system, and collectively they are termed the Cathedral. The politicians are mere window dressing, they have zero influence on anything, but are present to give the illusion of democracy in the same manner in which the Roman senate existed despite the power really being in the hands of the Emperor.
This Cathederal is populated by people who are liberal progressive. The system self selects people of this type, who then design constantly more and more progressive policies and decisions which are implemented without democratic oversight. The Cathedral is impervious to change. Any politician who does manage to get elected and attempts to combat the Cathedral fails because the only way is to liquidate the entire structure.
It is called the Cathederal, because it is also a tenant of Neo-Reactionary thought that the liberal progressive is in effect a Calvinist atheist Christian sect. The entire belief system of the liberal progressive is in effect hyper atheist Protestantism, only with some minor, but devastating, differences which I will discuss in another post.
In summary, liberal progressiveness and all it’s variants is a religion. The media, civil service and university system is its cathedral.
To demonstrate the Cathedral in action, I want to highlight a funny little term called Gender Mainstreaming.
Gender Mainstreaming is fundamentally an international policy of trying to force the acceptance, normalization and goals of feminists and gender ideologues onto the populace. The policy includes homosexual marriage, female equality, transgender normalization and alteration of what is considered correct gender behavior. It has been designed by university and government “intellectual experts” at the United Nations and the worlds university systems, and has been co-ordinated and disseminated by the UN, EU and the USA. Consider this UN, EU, USA government triumvirate as the St Peter’s Basilica to the national Cathedrals.
This particular example of the Cathedral in action began in 1995 at the UN’s Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing with the introduction of “Gender mainstreaming” as a policy goal. This was followed up on the 21 February 1996 with the EU Commission issuing a communication detailing their adherence.
Since this date, there have been numerous reports and plans conducted by both the UN and EU, which appear to have culminated on 1 May 1999 with the Treaty of Amsterdam in which a binding legal basis for the strategy of Gender Mainstreaming at EU level was introduced by an amendment to article 3 of the Treaty of Maasstricht 1992.
The amendment (see page 23) states that
“In all the activities referred to in this Article, the Community shall aim to eliminate inequalities, and to promote equality, between men and women”
This is complemented by an amendment to article 2 of the Treaty of Maastricht, which states
“The Community shall have as its task, by establishing a common market and an economic and monetary union and by implementing common policies or activities referred to in Articles 3 and 4, to promote throughout the Community”
According to a 1998 Council of Europe Report the aim of Gender Mainstreaming is
“the (re)organisation, improvement, development and evaluation of policy processes. Gender mainstreaming is a political process as well as a technical one. It involves new ways of devising and approaching policies, shifts in organisational or in institutional culture and will lead to changes in societal structures”
Societal structure would include marriage and the family. They are seeking to alter what it means to be a man, woman, husband and mother. In the relevant literature, this is referred to as “transformation”, in which there are new standards for everyone replacing the segregated institutions and standards associated with masculinity and feminity.
To achieve these progressive goals that have not been agreed by the electorate or presented to them in any way, the Cathedral will use the same tactics it always does – propaganda, threats, obfuscation and lies. Central to this part of the system is the media which is nothing more then a branch of the Cathedral.
In this 1998 report there is an interesting summary of the Cathedral’s means of operation.
“Education is a key target for gender equality as it involves the ways in which societies transfer norms, knowledge and skills. It is crucial that the education systems and all elements of these systems (teachers, schools, textbooks, research institutes and so on) empower both girls and boys, and take care in counterbalancing the existing gender hierarchies. Media professionals can be a target here too, as they have a very powerful position in the transfer and consolidation of norms and knowledge.”
Translated into non jargon, this means the Cathedral will target children with education, and adults through journalists, newspapers and TV.
The education has already begun in the UK and Europe, see here, here and here.
The media education has been well underway as well, see here, here, here.
To push the policy, pressure groups and NGOs (akin to fascist brown shirts) will be employed to act as
“watchdogs, making sure that gender equality as a goal and mainstreaming as strategy remain (high) on the political agenda.”
for examples of this, see here and here.
On a further post, I will highlight some of the ways in which this policy highlights how schizophrenic the western governmental system is, and how this policy is having massive unforeseen ramifications.