A Few Reflections on the Current State of Western Civilization
The great upheavals which precede changes of civilizations such as the fall of the Roman Empire and the foundation of the Arabian Empire, seem at first sight determined more especially by political transformations, foreign invasion, or the overthrow of dynasties. But a more attentive study of these events shows that behind their apparent causes the real cause is generally seen to be a profound modification in the ideas of the peoples. —Gustave Le Bon
Today the claims of the masses are becoming more and more sharply defined, and amount to nothing less than a determination to utterly destroy society as it now exists, with a view to making it hark back to that primitive communism which was the normal condition of all human groups before the dawn of civilization. —the same guy
I feel like this ought to be a rant in order to be truly effective (at getting the point across and at getting it off my chest), but I am not sure if I have it in me to rant real good at present. Essentially what has happened is that a deeply corrupt system was rebuked and temporarily frustrated by two 2016 election results that weren’t supposed to happen—Brexit and Trump—and instead of learning something about respecting the will of the people, they simply doubled down AGAIN and upped their game of lying, fraud, and censorship in order to retain and maintain power. After all, even during the Trump administration they maintained total control over the main corporate media outlets (including the now despised Fox News), and so they went with Herr Hitler’s (alleged) old idea of the Big Lie, assuming correctly that most people would be naive enough and sheeplike enough (and for some, corrupt enough) to believe that ALL the main news sources wouldn’t all lie to their face 24/7 for more than four years straight; but that is essentially what the mainstream corporate media did.
Everyone has a basic theme, a prevailing paradigm, for interpreting the current political situation in America and in the world. Normies and lefties tend to simply believe the official propaganda narrative, with even a lot of normie conservatives accepting some moderated version of it (like, “I like Trump but he totally let the country down with his failure to stop the coronavirus”). Alt-Right types obsessed with “The Jews” may be at a loss in this case, since people of Hebrew ancestry are vehemently clamoring on both sides of the issue (as is usually the case). My theme, my interpretive paradigm, is more based on the globalist establishment and the New World Order.
Some decades ago a cabal of very influential, very powerful, very rich people got together and started working out a game plan for setting up a more or less socialized globalist political and economic system. Everything was more or less on track, more or less behind the facade of superficial world affairs, with all major political parties on board…until Brexit went the “wrong” way, and a very popular (and populist) loudmouthed vulgarian named Donald Trump caught them unawares and became President of the United States and de facto leader of the so-called Free World, and railed against the globalists in America selling out their own people for the sake of global markets and lots more money and power for themselves, plus maybe some approach towards a spineless vision of feminized leftwing “social justice.” President Trump was loathed to the point of mass hysteria, at the urging of establishment-run media of course, not because of any crimes (which they couldn’t find despite spying on him and conducting witch-hunt investigations), but because he was messing up their plans for world domination. And so, regardless of truth, justice, or anything else praiseworthy, they set out to destroy him, with the more sheeplike half of the population going along with it and obediently parroting the opinions spoon-fed to them by their masters.
This could not have happened in the USA if the former (and very bitter) leaders of the Republican Party had not betrayed their own voting base and sided with the Democratic Party leadership against the new leader, President Trump. They wanted their power back, and their boundless sources of money, with some vision of a feminized, globalized world being secondary at best. Now they are wagering that launching a full-scale attack on Trump and his supporters (most of them Republican voters) will silence dissent and let them get back to the business of being NWO globalists fellating Chairman Xi and essentially selling out American interests to the interests of multinational corporations, and of course Communist China. With regard to that I hope the neoconservative likes of Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney, and the Bushes will be sorely, tragically mistaken, but only time will tell.
If everything were more or less legal and honest I could be optimistic; although the evidence clearly indicates that this is a Machiavellian game of Cutthroat conducted on a global scale, and the “bad guys” are many, influential, astronomically rich, and willing to commit any atrocity in order to win, while still passing themselves off as the good guys in their practical monopoly on mainstream propaganda.
Recently the President of the United States was banned from most social media platforms almost simultaneously; and more recently an alternative platform that he moved to was shut down by monopolists in an obviously illegal and unethical move to shut down all competition and opposition. The President of the USA was essentially treated like Alex Jones was a few years ago when he started becoming too popular. And if it can happen to the President, let alone Alex Jones, it can happen to ANYBODY who refuses to endorse a narrative that is hysterical blatant bullshit.
This is not the end of America, but it is a major step away from the noble vision of the American founding fathers, the first real break even with giving them lip service. This is an attack on what America used to stand for. Soon the founding fathers will be considered villains to be ashamed of (and hysterical mobs have already started vandalizing and pulling down their monuments), and we’ll have representations of obese black lesbians, who accomplished nothing great or even all that good, on our money. After all, greatness goes against equality of outcome.
If we lost the recent elections fair and square, even allowing gullible human sheep being indoctrinated and controlled by mainstream propaganda, we could accept the results with some equanimity, or at least resignation. We could accept the situation more easily. But since not just the election but the entire system is evidently rigged at this point, any faith in the US Constitution protecting our rights, or of free elections changing the direction of the nation, are pretty much hopeless. All that remains to us is the choice between civil disobedience and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. I know which I prefer. Huxley did try to warn us—that’s why he wrote the book—but people don’t listen and normies are too conformist and passive to care.
I have compared Marxism in its various forms to Christianity in classical Rome. History does repeat itself, at least with regard to the universality of human nature, cultural themes, and the cycles of civilizations. Rome was undermined in large part by a hysterical “progressive movement” of Hebrew origin, with fanatical self-righteous fools (though not ALL early Christians were fools, the most influential ones were) hating their own country and civilization and fervently praying for its destruction. Trump appears to have been our Julian the Apostate, the last Pagan Emperor who stood up to the hysterical mob (very powerful by that time) and protected the conservatives and traditionalists of the Empire; and although I was hoping Trump would fare better than Julian, it looks like maybe he didn’t.
On the bright side, it’s not the end of the world. Every negative has an equal and corresponding positive, and everything that has a beginning also has an end—including the New World Order, Marxism (neo- and otherwise), and corporate globalism. I’m starting to feel like I did as a teenager when I despised ALL political systems and ALL politicians; so in that sense I feel young again.
Democracy in America may not be totally dead, but damned few have an ounce of confidence in it anymore, or the guts, balls, and spine to defend it. And when the majority of people stop believing in the system, the system inevitably dies a whimpering death. Also, when democratic votes no longer count for anything, again, the only alternatives are civil disobedience, or slavery, of mind if not of body.
I was planning to post a pic of the fall of Rome, with a caption explaining
that we haven’t reached that yet but have definitely moved in that direction;
but what the hell, let’s go nihilist just for shits and giggles
|ah, what the hell|