Mark McDonald is a psychiatrist in Los Angeles.
He has chatted to me about celebrating masculinity and why the traditional family matters, and this time we riffed about postmodernism and the implosion of the West.
In short, postmodernism is
Basically, the foundation of postmodernist thought is that there is no foundation. Anything goes. There is no such thing as objective truth; there is only “my truth” and “your truth”. Which is how Western society has arrived at nonsensical notions like men thinking that they can be women which, as Walt Heyer points out, is not only impossible, but also an unfortunate celebration of mental illness.
Black Lives Matter is another example of postmodern absurdity, in which the ideological propositions centre around the inability of black people to be racist, and white people being perpetual oppressors. Not only is the concept laughable in its lunacy, it’s dangerous in the way it infects normality, with no end game other than chaos.
Mark and I agree that Western society, largely the middle to upper classes, have had it too good for too long, and he worries that something is about to break.
I think he’s right.