Who hasn’t dreamt of emigrating to a Western country because of the higher standard of living and a social life that can be compared to Hollywood movies? Wasn’t Paris, the City of love or New York, the city that never sleeps on your bucket list of places to travel to and maybe start a new life? With their rich history and tradition, the west dominates and influences cultures worldwide. Things such as the modern science, the rule of law, human dignity and rejection of tribalism as well as the abolition of slavery are what made the West so great and influential.
In medieval times, life was short and brutal. Interpersonal violence was common and what we consider good manners today did not exist then. Westernization changed that and created in a sense a more polite and better mannered society. When tribalism went down, the murder rate declined, and modern nation states were formed. Concepts like chivalry developed. The state became the arbiter of conflict and violence was institutionalized for self-defense and protection mainly. Thus, came the rule of law. The rule of law is the mechanism, process, institution, practice, or norm that supports the equality of all citizens before the law, secures a non-arbitrary form of government, and more generally prevents the arbitrary use of power. Now present in most societies across the globe.
Moreover, when all civilizations on earth had slavery, western nations questioned the conditions of men and were the first to abolish slavery, giving individual rights and liberties. The earliest being Athens in the early sixth century BC. The West excelled in most areas in the world to develop what we know today as science and may well be the last thing they still excel at.
However as culturally, historically, socially, and politically important the Western world was, its survival is its remaining challenge. The western world is under a civilizational shift that may well signal its end. Yet, the west is still selling itself blindly.
You know there is a problem when the observational differences between men and women are denied to the contradiction of biology itself; when pedophilia is widespread and legal; when humans become tools with no dignity; when people of incompatible cultures live together while loathing each other at the same time; and more importantly, when the building cornerstone of Western societies, the nuclear family is on the brink of extinction and goes with a decline in fertility, below the rate of replacement. This is only the greatest social experiment in human history where the end result is a post-western world.
The civilization experiment is on the altar of diversity, celebrating the cult of multiculturalism with no common norms and values. Its dogma demands not only utter conformity but, exactly like the Maoist cultural revolution in China, state-controlled propaganda and deliberate destruction of traditions. The Maoists believed in the state’s power over everything through a centralized government that controlled the people’s culture and core values and the destruction and deliberate effort to eliminate the “Four Olds”: Old ideas, Old culture, Old customs, and Old habits.
Canada is the prime example of a post-western nation. Its prime minister Justin Trudeau mused to The New York Times that “There is no core identity, no mainstream in Canada.” If you ask a Canadian what it means to be Canadian, the answer will likely be “not American”.
The American sociologist Talcott Parsons argued that order, stability, and cooperation in society are based on value consensus. Defined as the general agreement by members of society concerning what is good and therefore, without shared values in Western nations, they would not be able to survive. Contrary to the popular narrative that diversity is our strength, diversity is the reason why the West is in decline and on the verge of suicide. Unity is a strength, diversity leads to division, social conflict and neighbors turning against neighbors.
The demographic change is the most obvious cause. Without going into details, we all have seen the headlines signaling that Europeans will become a minority in their own country. In a couple of years in America, there won’t be any racial group in the majority anymore. As much as you are taught to rejoice about diversity, conflicts between social groups are only increasing. Crimes and rape are going up every year among many social problems. Cultural degeneracy and low fertility are the consequence of the transition to the post-western world. And on this high note, all of this is happening under democracies where the people that are governed have never been asked if they wanted to be replaced and their culture destroyed.
“A republic, if you can keep it”Benjamin Franklin
Upon exiting the Constitutional Convention, Benjamin Franklin was approached by a group of citizens asking what sort of government the delegates had created. His answer was: “A republic, if you can keep it.” The briefness of that response has an underlying meaning. If democratic republics are not merely founded upon the consent of the people, they are also absolutely dependent upon the active and informed involvement of the people for their continued good health. The same is for the west. The active involvement of the people will decide the fate and consequence of western nations. They will either fall to become post-western or resolve the civilizational crisis.
“Democracy has become a weapon of moneyed interests. It uses the media to create the illusion that there is consent from the governed. The press today is an army with carefully organized weapons, the journalists its officers, the readers its soldiers. The reader neither knows nor is supposed to know the purposes for which he is used and the role he is to play. The notion of democracy is often no different than living under a plutocracy or a government by wealthy elites.”Oswald Spengler