Monday, March 23, 2015

Shame Comes From Inside

Monica Lewinsky has popped up in my feeds because she gave a talk about how public shaming should be stopped.
I have no doubt there were an insult or many hurled at her in a public place, but shame comes from inside.
Shame wells up when you know you've done something wrong.
The great big evil surrounding shame is when cultural Marxists try to instill a sense of shame about wanting normal things.

But Lewinsky has experienced authentic shame, and, apparently, her recourse is to pretend it doesn't come from herself, but that it is some form of oppression visited upon her from other people.

It is a pity nobody understands the concept of repentance these days.

1 comment:

The Anti-Gnostic said...

Monica Lewinsky is Jewish. She comes from a Semitic/Judaic shaming culture, not an Anglo-European/Christian guilt culture.

Shame is exogenous; guilt is endogenous. Guilt is how you get people to police themselves. The former means you answer to other people; the latter means you answer to principles. Both have their place, but the weakness of the shaming culture is that shame can be expunged just by having a good argument (or not getting caught). Guilt, on the other hand, requires repentance. Guilt is how you get people to police themselves.

Bit by bit, all around us, we are losing Anglo-European (not to mention Christian) culture. Because immigrants do not assimilate; they transform.