They just took a little while to grow. While reading reviews on a book on usury, I elected to read the comments on the most popular review. You find the most amazing things on teh interwebz.
The 1950s were not fantastic: The culture was awash in Freudian quackery at all levels, Blank Slatist nonsense went virtually unchallenged among the elite and secular hedonist consumerism clearly dominated over any other worldview.
In addition, the Frankfurt School’s The Authoritarian Personality attacked Christianity, the traditional family and called for a preemptive “denazification” program to reeducate the American goyim-it was highly successful. Social democrat Christopher Lasch argued that by equating mental health with left-wing politics and associating right-wing politics with an invented “authoritarian” pathology, the book’s goal was to eliminate antisemitism by “subjecting the American people to what amounted to collective psychotherapy-by treating them as inmates of an insane asylum.”
Neo-Spenglerian Francis Parker Yockey writing in 1948! 1948! 1948! :
“The message of Hollywood is the total, significance of the isolated individual, stateless and rootless, outside of society and family, whose life is the pursuit of money and erotic pleasure. It is not the normal and healthy love of man and wife bound together by many children that Hollywood preaches, but a diseased erotic-for-its-own sake, the sexual love of two grains of human sand, superficial and impermanent. Before this highest of all Hollywood’s values everything else must stand aside: marriage, honor, duty, patriotism, sternness dedication to self to a higher aim. This ghastly distortion of sexual life has created the erotomania that obsesses millions of victims in America, and which has now been brought to the Mother-soil of Europe by the American invasion.”
“Hollywood-feminism has created a woman who is no longer a woman but cannot be a man, and a man who is devirilized into an indeterminate thing. The name given to this process is “the setting free” of woman and it is done in the name of “happiness,” the magic word of the liberal-communist-democratic doctrine.”
Now, this is clearly un-precedented. No one else made these sorts of observations in the late 40s. Oh, wait: as we blogged 30 months ago, Sayyid Qutb wrote in The America I Have Seen that:
“The American girl is well acquainted with her body’s seductive capacity. She knows it lies in the face, and in expressive eyes, and thirsty lips. She knows seductiveness lies in the round breasts, the full buttocks, and in the shapely thighs, sleek legs and she knows all this and does not hide it…Then she adds to all this the fetching laugh, the naked looks, and the bold moves, and she does not ignore this for one moment or forget it!” …
The gender roles have become muddled and women no longer fulfill their obligation to be dedicated mothers on both the physical and spiritual levels. Instead, he argues, women have dedicated themselves to work. They view dedicated motherhood as squandering their talents and abilities. Qutb points to this concept as a manifestation of the backward materialist values of Western society, where “material production is regarded as more important, more valuable and more honorable than the development of human character.” …
Qutb identified the gaining acceptance of homosexuality as another example of the animalistic sexual permissiveness that typifies Western society. Due to this permissiveness, Qutb asserts that the Western family has become impotent as a positive moral force.
The rot was noticed by astute observers, long before it became undeniable. Perhaps, like the original review on the book on usury would suggest, the rot began when usury was no longer a sin, and a usurious society set about unleashing a whole host of other sins. If so, we have a LOT of work in front of us.