Ninth Year Anniversary for Secular Patriarchy!

Without a doubt the most significant cultural event of the past year was the overturning of Roe vs. Wade on June 24, 2022.  I expected maybe Roe vs. Wade would be overturned in 10 years or something, that being consistent with an overall turn towards cultural conservatism that I expected would be happening 10 years from now, but it turns out no such gradualism was needed, that already the majority on the Supreme Court is radical enough to overturn Roe vs. Wade right now without delay.

I thought the Supreme Court was basically liberal, part of the mainstream dominant culture along with the Democratic Party, the Mainstream Media, higher education, and establishment Republicans or RINOs.  Under that scenario such an establishment mainstream aligned Supreme Court would not do anything radical like overturn Roe vs. Wade.  This view of the Supreme Court as basically still mainstream liberal was supported by the Bostock vs. Clayton County ruling on June 15, 2020 where the Supreme Court ruled by a 6 to 3 vote that the prohibition against “sex” discrimination in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 applied to homosexuals and transgender individuals because homosexuality and transgenderism is related to “sex.”

Well surprise surprise, it looks like I was wrong, that the Republican appointed Supreme Court justices are in actuality just as radical today as Republican voters themselves have become.  The mainstream of the Republican Party has become radical in recent years, stridently against the establishment and stridently distrustful of the establishment and it appears this oppositional mentality has been adopted by the Republican appointed Supreme Court justices themselves making the Supreme Court ready to overturn sacred long-standing liberal precedents like Roe vs. Wade.

I earlier had this concept that American society or American culture could be divided into three camps; the Elite Liberal Legacy Culture, the Obviously Dysfunctional Legacy Culture, and the Social Reactionaries or the God Revival.  The Democratic Party then represented the Elite Liberal Legacy Culture and the Republican Party, at least the new Republican Party under Trump, was based on a coalition of the Obviously Dysfunctional Legacy Culture and the Social Reactionaries combined.

The Obviously Dysfunctional Legacy Culture; these being working class or lower class white people; people with conservative values and conservative politics whose family lives are highly dysfunctional with lots of “deaths of despair” particularly from the opioid epidemic.  These people are still part of the Legacy Culture, they still believe in feminism and gender equality, they believe in the American Dream and are highly patriotic, but the Legacy Culture is not working for them and they know it and this is why are rebelling against and not trusting in the Legacy Culture even though they still believe in the foundational ideas of the Legacy Culture.  People from the Obviously Dysfunctional Legacy Culture want the world of 30 years ago or something when life was better and family life was better and the mainstream beliefs of society were quite similar to today in their foundation.  This is what makes them conservative, the mainstream of 30 years ago being conservative compared to the mainstream of today.

The Social Reactionaries or the God Revival are in a more committed and more ideological rebellion against the Legacy Culture; they are opposed to the Legacy Culture ideologically and intellectually and are trying to live in a deliberately counter-cultural way.

The Elite Liberal Legacy Culture are the successful still high functioning relatively speaking people who believe in the Legacy Culture and see the Legacy Culture as working for them; they are the true believers and see the Obviously Dysfunctional Legacy Culture people who are part way against them and the Social Reactionaries who are totally and ideologically against them as the “deplorables.”

I basically assumed and thought that the Supreme Court was part of the Elite Liberal Legacy Culture but now it is looking like the Republican appointed Supreme Court justices are Social Reactionaries instead.

There appears to be a new force in American politics, secular conservatives, this in contrast to the earlier established religious conservatives or Religious Right.  Secular conservatives appear to be the driving force behind overturning Roe vs. Wade; earlier secular conservatives were the basis of the Tea Party movement and the big Republican gains in the 2010 mid-term elections and the election of Donald Trump in 2016.  Secular conservatives are the force radicalizing the Republican Party.

One might imagine the old Religious Right to be Social Reactionaries but I don’t think so.  My inclination is to characterize the Religious Right of the 1980s and 1990s as Elite Liberal Legacy Culture, part of the Republican establishment.  Mainstream Republicans before Donald Trump were you might say the conservative side of Elite Liberal Legacy Culture.  I view a Social Reactionary as being an extremist, someone who is opposed to the Legacy Culture in principle.  The Religious Right of the 1980s and 1990s was not extremist, they were mainstream Republicans.  Republicans themselves were not extremist before Donald Trump.  The Tea Party movement of 2009 was the beginning of secular conservatism or extremism in the Republican Party.

I would characterize the manosphere as being social reactionaries, and probably part of the wider secular conservative movement.  What is interesting is that the manosphere is notorious for a lot of dysfunctional attitudes towards women and even social conservatism itself is relatively new to the manosphere.  In certain ways I can definitely see the manosphere as part of the Obviously Dysfunctional Legacy Culture, especially the manosphere as it was 5 years ago, but today the manosphere is more moving towards being socially reactionary.

The thing is, I am not sure I can draw a clean boundary between the Obviously Dysfunctional Legacy Culture and the Social Reactionaries.  It is like the Social Reactionaries used to be part of the Obviously Dysfunctional Legacy Culture before they became or developed themselves into Social Reactionaries.

If you look even deeper, it used to be that everyone was part of the Legacy Culture, that is why I refer to it as the “Legacy Culture” in the first place.  Everyone has their roots or their history in the Elite Liberal Legacy Culture.  The high privilege faction of the Legacy Culture is retaining its loyalty to the Legacy Culture, it therefore becoming the Elite Liberal Legacy Culture, and then the low privilege faction of the Legacy Culture turned into the Obviously Dysfunctional Legacy Culture, they are “obviously dysfunctional” because they started out as the less privileged to begin with.  Then part of the Obviously Dysfunctional Legacy Culture turns into the Social Reactionaries.

One way or another secular conservatism appears to be the new factor in American politics, secular conservatism and the Elite Liberal Legacy Culture reaction against secular conservatism.

Secular conservatism appears to be some kind of hybrid or combination of the Obviously Dysfunctional Legacy Culture and the Social Reactionaries; secular conservatives being natural allies of the religious right.  It is very promising stuff.

This website has gotten 265,000 views in its history; 34,000 the first year, 46,000 the second year, 38,000 the third year, 33,000 the fourth year, 33,000 the fifth year, 27,000 the sixth year, 24,000 the seventh year, 19,000 the eighth year, and 11,000 this ninth year just ended.


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About Jesse Powell TFA

Anti-Feminist, MRA, Pro-Traditional Women's Rights Traditional Family Activist (TFA)
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