David produced a useful guide to Tranzian for beginners. I thought it apt to follow with a guide to Cultural Luddism – the language of those who reject modern cosmopolitan capitalism – for those who might otherwise be perplexed at the offerings of this group of pseudo-libertarians.
“I’m an economic libertarian only”
This means: “I am not really a libertarian at all, but I quite like the idea of paying little or no tax. I am intensely relaxed about the prospect of a large intrusive government so long as it is large and intrusive in the furtherance of my own personal preferences about society”. The irony is that Cultural Luddites and Leftists from moderate to extreme subscribe to the same canard: That there can be a meaningful line drawn between economic and ‘other’ activity.
“Discriminating against someone who belongs to group x which tends to exhibit trait y is not prejudice, it’s post-judice”
This means; “It is prejudice really, making a judgement about someone prior to receiving complete information based on nothing more than smug assumptions, but post-judice sounds less irrational, don’t you think?”
“I am a race-realist”
Which translates as: “I am racist, I believe my own race to be superior to at least one more race but I am prepared to consider the possibility that another race may be superior to mine and I wish to avoid the social opprobrium attached to avowed racists”
“Race is an extremely extended family”
This means: “I barely know my own extended family but I like to bask in the reflected glow of famous people who have the same skin colour as me”
“I am running a little ahead of the science on this at the moment but I am confident that cherished notion z will be proven very soon”
This means “There is not a shred of evidence which supports my fervent belief in notion z, but just you wait and see, I’ll be vindicated!”