I wrote this while I was writing The Amoral Society (the first post on this blog) a few months ago. It’s a little too purple for that type of article, so I took it out and replaced it with a more unemotional cultural analysis. Nevertheless, it provides an insight into how I came to believe that there’s a problem with contemporary morality (i.e., leftism). It’s mostly a recollection of my experiences approximately ten years ago, so there’s a risk some of it is constructed post hoc to fit a narrative, but I think it’s mostly accurate.
By the time I realised something was wrong, it was clear to me that it had been building for a while. I had no recollection of feeling anything unusual as a teenager, or even as late as my mid-twenties, so it must have begun sometime after that. Probably soon after, as I had recently turned thirty and it had clearly been building for some time. That was as much as I could narrow it down.
But what was it? Looking back, I could roughly identify four stages of development.