Western Civilisation is in turmoil.
We in the West no longer know who we are, where we came from, or how we move into the future.
We have forgotten who we were, what we believed in, what bound us together, what made us strong.
We don’t know who we are today, as a result of this rupture with the past. If we in the West even stop to pause in our superficial, consumerist, treadmill existence, we don’t feel comfortable with our history or what that means for us today. Indeed, if we even know what this history is anymore.
We don’t know where we’re going as a civilisation, often don’t care, don’t think in these terms or aren’t even aware anyway. Fatalism and cynicism have replaced faith, hope, and belief in our way of life. We’ve given up caring about the future, and the future doesn’t care about us.
This sad state of affairs has been brewing for decades, if not a century. Adam Smith said there was a great deal of ruin in a nation. This is true of civilisations, but there comes a time when the ruin grows too great and the edifice collapses, at first often without the awareness of those alive to see it. This collapse may start slow but it will end quickly, violently and desperately. Civilisational collapse always does.
The aim of this blog is to provide commentary of today’s wider political and cultural events, from a philosophical angle and with the aim of providing some sort of antidote to the thoughtless society we live in today.
Western Civilisation, based in the sanctity of the individual, who joins with other individuals in groups and communities founded on mutual attachment, ideas, beliefs and goals that gave rise to the nation state, is the greatest ever created. It is worth fighting for.