In The Missionaries by Owen Stanley, we see the true nature of the left. Their interests are not benevolent. Instead, they are insidious in their actions, taking control of an environment through a guise of altruism. In this case, most of the characters are outright naive, which leads to their utter failure.
The Narcissism and Naivety of the Left
The Left often operates under hypocrisy—they say that all races, ethnicities, peoples etc. are equal, yet these white liberals always feel compelled to target non-whites to totally transform their way of life without their permission. They know better implicitly, yet would never admit that. In The Missionaries, the natives of Elephant Island are ‘equal’ to any other human in their mind. Yet the UN appointed administrators feel obliged to ‘enlighten’ the natives because clearly, they can’t govern themselves.
Their narcissism also knows no bounds:
He felt vaguely that his own presence might already have begun to have a steadying effect. And the greater the chaos at the beginning of his administration, the greater would be his credit for restoring order.
The newly arrived ‘Missionaries’ are repeatedly told by men who have been operating on the island that change is hopeless. These natives are savages—far from the noble kind—and it is futile to try and change their way of life with their societal and political transformations. Of course these claims are shot down as racist and not heeded.
Owen also gives the novel a bit of humor, at the Left’s expense of course. According to the newly arrived administrators, air-conditioning is a tool of Western supremacy, and age should not be a stipulation to voting (Yes, babies should vote!).
Surely, these absurdities seem far-fetched, and Owen is making light of these. Yet, in the coming decades we may very well see rhetoric that matches this stupidity if we haven’t already.
An Insightful and Entertaining Work of Fiction
The Missionaries is an entertaining work of fiction that checks all the boxes: A vivid landscape, outlandish characters, a coherent storyline and thrill. It’s been a nice change of pace from my usual non-fiction reading, while still divulging red-pill gems. I hope that there are more works like this in the future.
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