Leftist revolution goes back to the late 1800’s, peaking as a political phenomenon with the Russian Revolution and the aftermath of World War I. It continued making political changes up through the New Deal in the USA, but through all this time did not attempt to change much sexual mores or family life. Beyond women getting the vote, feminism wasn’t much involved. It was assumed people would have much the same family and sexual life as they had before. Communists regarded homosexuality as a kind of upper-class decadence, which it largely had been until that time.
Neither at that time were racial issues particularly important. Communists got the idea of using blacks as a fifth column in America but black empowerment didn’t become a primary leftist issue- in terms of anticolonialism in the Third World and civil rights in the US- until the 60’s.
Much of what leftism and liberalism today consists of the sexual revolution, sexual liberation, and feminism, all of which also date mostly to the 60’s. There was some of this in the 1920’s, as described by E. Michael Jones in “Degenerate Moderns” and in Weimar Germany. This was not widespread and mostly limited to the upper classes, who had pretty much done what they wanted anyway.
I believe these two things- the massive disruption of society caused by black empowerment and feminism, and the sexual revolution and associated libertinism such as illegal drug use, are closely connected, and that the sexual revolution was offered to the white masses as a distraction of their communities, religions and families.
In part, these things were part of the leftist revolution itself. Sexual liberation for women freed them from the control of men. Women have been strong supporters of leftism since they got the vote, so they were due for a reward. Gay sexual liberation was also a reward. Gays have long been beloved servants of the urban elite, particularly its women, as servants, hairdressers and dressmakers. Not all women wanted this, but many did.
The bulk of the non-elite white population was in a terrible position at this time. Blacks were ethnically cleansing them out of their communities, forcing them to move to suburbs where they were isolated. Their religion and culture was ridiculed in the new television media. But the suburbs offered something the city neighborhoods had not- privacy and anonymity.
People could now engage in sexual behavior that had been socially proscribed before. With women at work, there was no one watching who came and went. People could drive their cars to places away from home to meet others in bars or buy pornography. With the introduction of the VCR people could watch pornographic movies at home. Drugs could be consumed without neighbors being able to smell, see or hear.
Consumer goods certainly helped anesthetize the population, but people had consumer goods in the 50’s. People now spent a great deal of time and effort looking for sex, much more time than actually having sex. For ages people had alcohol to numb themselves, but now they had marijuana as well, with less side effects, stimulants like cocaine and amphetamines, and psychedelic drugs. Not all people did this, but plenty did and with divorce no one was freed of the need to search for new sexual partners.
Part of the bargain of Western leftism has been to provide material prosperity to the masses in return for quiet obedience. This is coming to an end. Sexual libertinism shows no sign of ending, and there is little sign anyone wants it to. People living in cramped apartments and driving old cars can still spend a lot of time looking for sex and will still be atomized individuals dependent on and not inclined to challenge the state.
Whites are addicted to individualism and libertarian libertinism, promoted as capitalist ideals by people like Ayn Rand. The individual consumer and libertine is not and never has been the basis of a functioning society. The peak, and then decline of the Roman Empire are recalled. Rome lasted a long time with a high level of degeneracy, but even as it was crumbling from without from barbarian attacks it was collapsing from within with the advent of Christianity.
Should whites accept these social and sexual norms? It’s hard to believe they should, as what is called “traditional morality” has been practiced by virtually all people at all times through history.
If one is going to oppose the system, one must resist its blandishments, its distractions and anesthetics. Traditional sexuality must be maintained. No “hookups”, preferably no sex outside of marriage. Early marriage and childbearing with men as the head of the family. No homosexuality accepted. No pornography. No illegal drug use. No excessive use of alcohol. Avoidance of trash entertainment including video games and spectator sports. All these things are distractions with no healthy purpose other than to numb you and encourage you to accept your lot. Healthy families and communities are our great strength and resource and the best way to resist, and they start with healthy personal behavior.
Few people want to or are willing to do this, even people who strongly profess a conservative, traditional moral system like evangelical Christians. The immorality, irresponsibility and preference for feminist standards by most “Christian” women is a constant lament of the Christian manosphere. Catholics barely even pay lip service, and liberal Protestants have formally abandoned them. The only place this seems to hold true is among Mormons. Moslems keep their women locked down, but Moslem men seem to have a high degree of sexual immorality, aimed at other people’s women of course.
We have been offered a kind of freedom that is really slavery. But we don’t have to accept it. Do we have the strength to refuse it?