The bad news is that the world as you know it is going to end. Depending on how old you are, the death of Western civilization may happen during your lifetime. The myriad forces that have hollowed out our societyâ€”feminism, Marxism, multiculturalism, egalitarianismâ€”keep growing in strength and effectiveness every day. Like all the great civilizations of the past, ours is crumbling into dust. Our once great nations will be reduced to nothing more then names in a history book. Our culture will survive only as art pieces in a museum or footnoted translations in anthologies. The achievements of our peoples will be buried and forgotten.
And thereâ€™s not a single f***ing thing you can do about it.
Thatâ€™s right: there is nothing you can do to stop the goose-stepping of time. Think about it: you are but one ant in the six billion strong colony that is planet Earth. How much can one person affect the teeming horde? Very little. Your vote doesnâ€™t count in any race higher then city dog-catcher. Your street-side protests accomplish nothing. Politicians hire interns to shred the letters you send them. You are a fly on the ass of an ass.
The attitude among the denizens of this corner of the blogosphere, where the intellectual circles of menâ€™s issues and conservatism intersect, is that the war is over and weâ€™ve lost. Dennis Mangan, OneSTDV, and Prime have written recently on this, and the latter two cited my August essay on rebellion in their posts. Iâ€™ve recently come to the same conclusion as Godless Capitalist over at Primeâ€™s â€“ there is no saving the West:
Iâ€™ve basically come to the same conclusion. I went into blogging with hope that truth and science could turn the West around. I stopped when I realized that the West is well and truly screwed. The contradictions run too deep, the center cannot hold.
Anyway, by now itâ€™s a moot point. These taboos are not going to change anytime soon. Civilizations *do* die. The West had a 500 year run in which it was characterized by being the most willing to jettison holy lies in favor of truth. ..
And like a man with a damaged nervous system, the Westâ€™s internal perceptions are out of sync with the external reality. Consider a hand on a hot stove. It does not matter if the lowly epithelial cells are burned by the million if the nerve cells refuse to communicate this truth to the seat of conscious action.
The Westâ€™s time in the limelight is fast coming to an end; the West will be known for fractious infighting in the years to come, with the taboo looming above like a solar eclipse, with â€œdecent peopleâ€ tasked with blotting out truth for as far as the eye can see. Hate speech legislation will come to the US. Sensitivity demands it.
Oh, we rightists are correct, but Boobus Americanus canâ€™t handle correct. Our ideology is a rational one, but despite the feeble protestations of the Aspergeress Ayn Rand and her autistic intellectual scions, human beings are inherently irrational creatures. We as a species have more in common with the Yahoos then the Houyhnhnms, and weâ€™re a scant few steps away from reverting to caveman status. We are the heirs of a world that is not only dead, maggots are consuming its flesh.
The good news is that you are not powerless. You may not be able to stop the lemmings from marching off the cliff, but you can break off from the pack and do what you like. We may have lost, but you havenâ€™t. The unified forces of government, society, and culture are still out to rob you, rape you, tie you down, and profit from your misery, but you donâ€™t have to lie down and take it. You still have agency as a man, which entails having the freedom to control your life.
My name, to you at least, is Ferdinand Bardamu. I was born into this dying civilization, the elements that killed it having emerged, morphed and metastasized long before my parents even met. I work a useless job in the ruined capital of a moribund province of a once-great empire. I have a decent lifestyle, one that is far better then I deserve given my life choices, and Iâ€™m content with my existence. Iâ€™ve made my peace with the coming collapse of my society. I no longer give a damn about saving it, because my power to do so is nil.
So what am I doing? Iâ€™m working on my game and my relations with women. Iâ€™m being a loyal buddy to my buddies. Iâ€™m keeping the promises Iâ€™ve made to the people who depend on me. Iâ€™m pursuing my independent interests, which include studying up on books written by Dead White Men to watching old movies and playing old video games. Iâ€™m socking away cash in hopes of one day leaving my job to do whatever. Iâ€™m writing this blog in my spare time. In short, Iâ€™m doing what I want and can within the sphere of my own power.
Iâ€™m advising you to do the same. The social contract is dead and society isnâ€™t loyal to you, so why the hell should you be loyal to it? Youâ€™re a free man and you can and should do what you like. Dump the 9-to-5 job and go on an adventure, go ghost, leave the country and spend the rest of your life banging hookers, join a strict religious community and start cranking out kids with your equally devout wife, or whatever you really want â€“ the choice is yours. Talking about the fall of the West is step one: taking initiative to deal with it is step two. Just because itâ€™s the end of the world doesnâ€™t mean itâ€™s the end of you.
Iâ€™ll leave off this entry with two excerpts, the first from Mencius Moldbugâ€™s essay on â€œpassivismâ€œ:
Since anyone with a good intuitive sense of history, which lots of people have, can sense the irresistible nature of the giant, grinding bulldozer that is the democratic movement, they respond intuitively with the natural human response corresponding to passivism:Ã‚ apathy. This behavior is also known asÃ‚ learned helplessness. Contrary to democratic dogma, LH is the normal human response to tyranny. It is almost always far more rational than resistance.
And the second from my rebellion essay:
Behaving in good faith according to the principles of our degenerate civilization will inevitably lead to your demise. It is not immoral to behave in bad faith in regards to such a society; you have no obligations to a culture that only seeks to harm you and keep you down. Rebelling is the only sane and moral option in an insane and immoral world.
You are without excuse. Now let the good times roll!
Source: http://inmalafide.com/the-world-is-doom ... your-life/