Just finished Ernest Becker’s, “The Denial of Death” and if you like psychoanalysis its worth a read. He diagnosis the problem of modern western humans as an inability to fulfill good hero myths. The hero myths we used to fulfill, not that they were perfect, are done away with by modern secularism (@samharris) which cannot answer the questions of the spirit like “why are we here”. So ideologies like intersectionality pop up to provide answers.
“What is the meaning of life?”
SJW: “To right the wrongs of the white man’s sinful past.” (Awfully similar to Kipling’s “white man’s burden”)
I just started Dostoevsky’s “Demons” and the foreward talks about how he predicted the Russian revolutions because he saw these ideologies in his own land.
As an aside, maybe its time to buy a Pham Ancapistan and segregate from the broader US