Sometimes I feel so angry at the various Progressive forces which have wreaked havoc on my life personally and on Western civilization in general that I can scarcely endure going about my normal life. It seems absurd to go through the motions of earning a living and keeping my house clean when everything that I value is being systematically destroyed and the scoundrels who have injured me – my teachers, for example, and the various romantic partners who embraced the new code of irresponsibility in romance, and the Senators who passed the laws that made it all possible – are continuing to harm others, without consequences. Why am I not doing something to destroy these villains?
There are two very good reasons for this. One is that, despite much hard pondering, I cannot think of any way that I might do so. All of the methods I have thought of have been and are being tried, and all have at most only slowed the destruction.
The other reason is that there is no need for me to destroy the enemies of the West. They are doing that quite handily on their own. Their success is their own destruction.
Here’s an intelligent gent making pessimistic and all too convincing predictions for the next couple of decades. In a nutshell: severe economic depression (What do you mean, recovery? Hahahahaha), Weimar-style inflation, precipitous decline in standards of living, and a war to distract us all from it.
Now that the Evil Empire is no more, we will probably have to go to war against Islamic nations. Even electing a president who is probably a Muslim despite his pretense to the contrary and who has made clear his friendliness towards Islam will not prevent this when a war is needed to keep the economy functioning. China could carry on a protracted war with the West, but I don’t see any handy excuse for us to toss our glove in their face. The Japanese were obliging enough to toss one in ours, but I doubt the Chinese will make the same mistake.
(Speaking of the Japanese, I have begun to experience bitter nostalgia when in used bookstores I come across old business books full of dire predictions about the imminent Japanese takeover of the world economy and what American corporations must do to prevent this dread eventuality. God, I miss the 80’s.)
Another possibility is of a civil war, between blue states and red states. This is a very real possibility, as, to oversimplify, the red states know that they are to be presented with the bills run up by the blue states and are not pleased with the prospect of their grandchildren paying those bills. And, thanks to Prez Hopenchange’s staggering debt, that is precisely what will happen.
On the whole, though, my money’s on Islam being our adversary in the next war. The incredible brutality of Muslim nations will give red and blue staters a superficial common ground in opposing it, and they’ve been trying hard to throw gloves (and shoes) in our faces for the past eight years. I doubt Western governments, no matter who is in office when this comes to fruition, will be able to resist that alternative to civil war.
However it pans out, I doubt that this time around American soil will be unbloodied. More likely, guys named Achmed will be gunning down American civilians in random locations. No doubt many of the victims will be the people who voted for the policies which got us into this fix. The schoolteachers who blithely allowed the class bullies to batter their fellow pupils will suddenly find that being adults will no longer protect them, now that full-grown men who were never taught not to hit girls want to assault them. The lawmakers who have robbed working Americans of more and more of their freedom and money will find that Achmed thanks them for giving him a foothold in Western nations by choosing them as a favorite target. And bombs in buses or pizzerias will blow up Whigs just as much as Tories.
By the way, we’ll lose. A military that has trained its soldiers in “sensitivity” and that treats women, not as useful persons who can do the filing and typing, but as actual soldiers, isn’t going to prevail against a ruthless adversary that actually wants to kill people.
This, incidentally, is why I do not believe in the New World Order. If some shadowy cabal is actually the puppetmaster behind our civilizational decline, they have missed two very important things: Islam and the Orient. The absurd ideas which have corrupted Westerners are dependent on certain of our premises. Adherents of a bloodthirsty barbarian religion are not going to pay high taxes so that childless women can be Women’s Studies Professors on the public purse. Asians of the Far East have a distinctly different worldview from ours and probably think that we are either idiots or lunatics or both by now. (For some insight into the Eastern worldview, I recommend the works of Chin-Ning Chu.) Masterminds capable of a multigenerational plan for bringing the world into submission should have foreseen that it would only work on white people, and that Achmed is going to respond to their propaganda with a machine gun or a scimitar. If they exist, they are idiots and will ultimately be in the soup with the rest of us.
The Boomer Generation, who gave us our welfare state, are now getting old enough to cash in themselves on Social Security and Medicare and the various other measures they wanted. Only, they also gave us the Immigration Act of 1965, and now it turns out that all those unskilled immigrants from Third World countries who they imported to “enrich” us are going to be the recipients of most of this largesse. What will happen to the elderly Boomers? One of their own rags proclaimed it:
There’s a poetic justic in that, I suppose, but I find I can’t appreciate it properly.
The various forms of affirmative action have put all sorts of incompetent people in responsible positions. At this point, we seem to have lost sight of the fact that some people simply cannot do some things. Indeed, even some alleged conservatives have begun to believe that “diversity” is a good enough reason to put someone in a vital position. The usurper currently in the White House would never have gotten into the college he did, let alone elected without his skin color. We also have a twofer, a Latina woman judge who actually admits that without special privileges, she wouldn’t even have gotten into college.
All this makes me very angry, of course. But when I consider the out-of-control encroachment of government on private life, I have to see a silver lining. Yes, Progressives have expanded the government to an insane degree, but look at the people they’re letting run it. These incompetents, trading on their sex and ethnicity, will end up destroying the whole structure because they are too inept to keep it going. Not that it will be a pretty sight when it collapses, but at least there is a clear end in sight.
With their Rousseauan view of human nature, Progressives assume that civilization is the natural state of man, and that “liberating” us from traditional constraints will allow the inherent goodness of people to shine through. (Somehow, I doubt that the Red Worker Weekly‘s recent revelation that racial preferences are inborn will shatter this complacency.) They do not hesitate to tear apart such structures as religion, tradition, family, and marriage because they genuinely believe that the result will be Star Trek. Have you ever noticed that on all the various spin-offs of that toxic liberal fantasy, there is only one married couple? And of course, there is no more money, and people work for the sheer fun of it. And viewers actually believe that a technologically advanced civilization could function in this manner.
Most vitally, we are depriving the people who do most of the work and make most of the technological advances – Western men – of the traditional compensations for their labor. Not only is the government stealing more and more of their money, it is also depriving them of marriage and children, even though fatherhood has always been the chief method of civilizing young males. In addition, as Whiskey has so well chronicled, popular entertainment treats these men, the foundation of society, as buffoons or evil bigots, cranking out movies, TV shows and commercials where women not only consistently outsmart them, but even beat them up. Small wonder men are retreating into video games. Maddening as the male obsession with Warcraft is, I can’t say I blame them.
Even many of my fellow conservatives ignore the warnings about this, but the simple fact is, dismantle the things which hold civilization together and you dismantle civilization itself. A society which permits no-fault divorce and abortion at whim is not going to survive. Period.
Progressives have been given enough of the proverbial rope and they are hanging themselves with it. And the rest of us along with them, of course, but our grandchildren, who we had the foresight not to stab in the head, vacuum out of the uterus and throw into a dumpster, can rebuild on the rubble.. All I have to do is wait a few years and the group which makes me so angry will find that they are shot, blown up, impoverished, and denied medical care because they’re too old for it to be cost-efficient.
Considering how bloodthirsty some of my musings about these scoundrels have been, I should be happier about that.