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Nothing Matters

Posted by V the K at 2:55 pm - December 27, 2017.
Filed under: Post 9-11 America

An interesting article on why our culture is preoccupied with unimportant and phony issues like Global Warming, transgendereds, Russian collusion (the Red Scare is back and bigger than ever), and the non-existent Rape Culture. All of these issues serve to advance the power of the state and diminish individual rights. The long history of humanity is basically that the majority of people have been ruled over by a tyrannical minority. The American Experiment was a departure from the norm; but we are rapidly returning to it.

The history of the 20th century is proof positive that political insanity is a norm of human behavior and that true civilization — moral decency, intellectual sobriety, industrial and commercial productivity, the rule of law and genuine justice — is the exception.”We live in the flicker,” said Joseph Conrad’s Marlow in Heart of Darkness — that is, “live” as civilized beings. But when truth is dismissed as merely an expression of power, when feeling is elevated over thought, and when fictions are raised to the status of unassailable convictions, the writing is on the wall of every dwelling and institution. Civilizations, said Toynbee, die of suicide, not murder.

What brings a civilization to the point where it believes it can survive on fables, myths and self-deception remains an open question, but the trajectory towards the embrace of fantasy and nonsense seems historically inevitable. We are there now, cruising through the drive-ins. Serving up nothing burgers to itself is how a civilization starves to death. Caveat coenator

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  1. If you want to prove the author’s point, post that on Facebook and listen to the abuse from your lefty friends. Yes, quite an interesting article. Those pesky facts keep getting in the way of a good narrative, don’t they?

    Comment by windbag — December 27, 2017 @ 5:57 pm - December 27, 2017

  2. Civilizations, said Toynbee, die of suicide, not murder.

    Arnold Toynbee analyzed the cycles of civilization and noted similarities of decline. Dr. Toynbee reached the understanding

    “there is no warrant for supposing that, within ‘historical times,’ there has been any progress in the evolution of human nature itself, either physical or spiritual.”

    In Toynbee’s terminology, civilizations reach a “hollow place.”

    We have not yet had a post-empire world devoid of religion. Anyone in touch with Progressives and the average leftists in the Western World knows that God is essentially dead.

    The Western World has replaced religion and its mystery with politics; and, politics is the battle for power and control.

    According to Dante, the entrance to Hell bears the inscription: “Abandon hope all ye who enter here.” That would be a land without religion. The place where it is what it is.

    Leftist place their “faith” in the control of the masses by the elite. Why they (the leftists) see unicorns and equality and peace and harmony in their dream world is never explained.

    The average leftist will scoff at the existence of a soul. They demand to know where such a soul resides within the human body.

    Yet, the average leftist innately knows right from wrong. Such information arises from within him. Yet, if you demand to know were such knowledge resides within him, he becomes incensed and and obstinate.

    Can modern “civilization” exist without God? Ask the dystopians. They are the experts on worlds without God.

    Comment by Heliotrope — December 27, 2017 @ 7:41 pm - December 27, 2017

  3. Maybe where you live, this type of stuff is important. Here in Kansas we have work to do so we don’t pay any attention to it. What professors, pundits, “journalists” and other media elite fail to realize is that we don’t care.

    Comment by Robin — December 27, 2017 @ 11:10 pm - December 27, 2017

  4. It does always amaze me, Heliotrope, that science-owning leftists /sarc/ continue to not understand that the Apex species on the planet isn’t going to discard it’s nature which has made it the top dog, in order to embrace utopianism and non individualism.

    I think I will now take the risk of proclaiming that the American experiment has solidified into American success.

    A civilization only Falls when a mistake is repeated over and over causing a point of no return. Call me an optimist but continuing to fight the left is a guarantee that decline will not happen in America.

    Comment by Hanover — December 27, 2017 @ 11:43 pm - December 27, 2017

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