Since the triumph of political correctness through the 1970s and 80s, the cultural Right has recognized that the Left's modus operandi was no longer the advocacy of take-over by revolution, nor even by the ballot box; but by the 'long march through the institutions' - that is, the take-over and subversion of the legal system, civil administration, Christian churches, education, health services, the police, military and so on.
This is the standard view, and it is correct in a way - the Left has indeed taken over these institutions and has indeed re-directed them to serve primarily Leftist functions.
But this analysis misses one very important fact: which is that all of these institutions have been severely weakened by the Leftist takeover.
So the Left has not, in the end, been primarily subversive but instead primarily destructive.
If the Left had been primarily subversive, then they would have taken over the running of government offices, the courts, schools and universities such as to maintain their strength and influence - but would simply have re-directed these institutions.
Yet, the most striking fact is that each and every one of these institutions has radically-declined in effectiveness, efficiency, status, cohesion - declined in every functionally-relevant way.
So the primary result of the long march through the institutions has not been to subvert, but to destroy, all of the functional social institutions.
How and why this should be the case has two levels of answer: the first and deepest answer is that the Left is now revealed as being primarily and fundamentally destructive: the Left's deep motivation is now apparent: and it is destruction The Good and all specific goods.
In a nutshell, the Left is simply the main organized embodiment of evil in the Western world.
But at a more proximate level; the way the Left works can be seen by the one-and-only example of an institution which has actually grown in power, wealth, effectiveness and efficiency over the past three decades: the modern Mass Media.
I have argued that the modern Mass Media is in fact the centre of Leftism and the central power in modern society - the Mass Media is the primary social system; and dominates all other social systems.
And the modern Mass Media has zero social function - it is overwhelmingly destructive in its net effect - it destroys cohesion, it destroys all other social systems, it encourages a psychological state and social mechanisms which are intrinsically and open-endedly anti-functional.
The modern Mass Media is a parasite, a malignant neoplasm, a cancer - whose growth has no intrinsic constraint, but (unless extirpated by external surgical resection) will continue and continue growing and growing until it kills its host: which is the whole of modern society.
So the long march through the institutions has turned-out to be nothing more than the long-term, serial and systematic destruction of the institutions - all of the institutions, that is, except the Mass Media: which is now the origin and source of destruction.
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