The New Rude


It is hard to tell people things they don't want to hear. In fact, doing so, risks putting you in the group of the "new rude". It's a free country, but it now seems some of us are more free than others. The search for freedom, I am sorry to say, is secondary these days to the demand for equality. People don't want to hear what George Orwell wrote: "In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."

This is a big problem for a cultural critic like me. People don't want to hear complex critiques such as allegations that they are part of political correctness, moral and culture relativism or moral equivalency.

This, in essence, is what has happened to the Jewish people over history as we stand for morality and justice and responsibility. The people who want to be immoral, such as the German people from 1933 to 1945, especially hate those who stand for morality as prescribed in the Torah and Nevi'im and Commentators. Same today. I am working on this in my writing, but calling out anti-Semites still has them regarding me as "rude". Big problem.

"Those who do not confront evil resent those who do" - Dennis Prager

I wrote a novel about a professor who argues that a Second Holocaust is underway. Rich and powerful Jews, especially, did not want to hear that.

(The Second Catastrophe: A Novel about a Book and its Author).

I wrote a book about the narcissism, faux progressivism, and lack of concern for the housing of the next generation, especially affordability of housing, in Vancouver, and a lot of people did not want to hear that. (Exploring Vancouverism; The Political Culture of Canada's Lotus Land.)

I wrote a book critiquing excessive tolerance of evil; well that wasn't exactly welcomed by those unwilling take a stand against Evil and who wanted to dignify their inaction by calling it Tolerance; or by those who think tolerance is more important than Justice (Tolerism: The Ideology Revealed)..

Then I wrote a book about how our elites are submitting to the evil of Islamism and how we now have a Leftist-islamist alliance. Well the mainstream media and the academy stayed away from that one. (The ideological Path to Submission... and what we can do about it.

No matter, I keep writing and I keep publishing authors who are fighting moral and cultural relativism. (

I consider that my job is to fight for freedom. Unfortunately when I went to university in the '70s the counterculture was leftist and the elites were conservative; now it is the counterculture that is conservative and the elites are are ready to have our freedoms crushed. At least I am welcomed into one group - the counterculture.

I shall fight against this no matter how rude I seem. Being a nice guy who is popular is difficult in times of war, and believe me, we are in a nasty culture war. The majority of journalists and professors who are on the wrong side of this war for the maintenance of traditional Western values, don't feel very virtuous after reading my stuff. The folks who were raised in a permissive post-religious culture can only do their "virtue signalling" by supporting every type of alternate sexuality, every cultural weaponization against white people, Christians and Jews, and every preposterous school curriculum that they can find.

And Orwell also had the pigs in Animal Farm who controlled the government, declare: "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." I know that some readers are going to diss me for comparing them to "pigs". Too bad.

Howard Rotberg

November 9, 2019