You’re not imagining that the world has gone mad.
Healthy debate has been replaced by activist hysterics. Speech is declared violence, while violence is excused as speech. Masculinity is condemned as regressive, while men in skirts and heels are celebrated in the public square.
It’s easy to laugh at these outbursts as the ravings of a small but vocal minority, but the compromised health of our body politic is not a trivial concern. A strange, new pattern of psychological dysfunction has infiltrated our most prestigious institutions, our corporate bureaucracies, and the highest offices in the land.
In short, we’re sick. Our society is out of balance. We’ve been consumed by a cluster of disorder that appeals to our worst instincts and deranges our most important social functions.
We need to recover our sanity. But to do so, we must first know exactly what we’re dealing with: the emergence of a Cluster B Society.
He goes into detail in the brief podcast below. It's twelve minutes of your time that will be very well spent by watching it. Highly, highly recommended viewing.
There are relatively few commentators on the American scene today whom I respect, and whose views I share in most important elements. Christopher Rufo is one of them. His Substack is worth visiting on a regular basis.