September 17, 2020

Decadent America

On Facebook Andrei Piriutko writes:

How will our descendants name this period of time?!! 🤔

"The word decadence, which at first meant simply "decline" in an abstract sense, is now most often used to refer to a perceived decay in standards, morals, dignity, religious faith, honor, discipline, or skill at governing among the members of the elite of a very large social structure, such as an empire or nation state. By extension, it may refer to a decline in art, literature, science, technology, and work ethics, or (very loosely) to self-indulgent behavior...”


A word from Tim:

A world where men can dress as women and a sizable portion of the country will join in their make-believe is a a decadent society clearly reaching a trough. When Donald Trump suggested purchasing Greenland he was roundly mocked; it was simply unthinkable to consider expanding the U.S. That is a classic symptom of a decadent society. Pleasure and amusement become all that matters. Doing something, growing, expanding are unthinkable.

We are actively hostile to Christianity and religion in general. We glorify sex in the most debauched way. We promote women who behave like men as heroes. We promote men who surrender their masculinity as the ideal (and American men are subsequently losing testosterone as a result.) The highest ideal is to not judge bad behavior.

And everyone wants a living out of someone else's pocket. There was a time when people were too proud to take charity; in his shame the boxer James Braddock accepted public assistance and when he fought for the heavyweight title against Max Baer he paid all the money he had received back. Now someone would try to find a way to keep the government money coming in while making a big purse like that. Everyone takes what the Democrats offer. Why not?  If you don't take it someone else will, and are they any more deserving than you? This has changed the way we think, altering us from independent people who take care of themselves to parasites.

So we have criminals and thugs who still have some testosterone out looting and pillaging and we call that "mostly peaceful" so as to absolve us from doing anything about it and say we can do nothing to stop it.

Now the government in California, after having won the quest for homosexual marriage, wants to decriminalize pedophilia. So you will be able to rape a child but not discipline him (unless that is what you are into) in the Golden State.

Decadent? We make Rome look like Puritans.

BTW, in the decline of any great nation there comes a backlash to this which usually culminates in a strong leader who fights a futile battle. The Romans had Diocletian and we have Trump. Whatever you think of Trump he is certainly a reactionary force to the headlong drive to the precipice. Oh, I know he has lowered the level of conversation in this country, thus adding to the decline (remember when he talked about how well-endowed he is?) But overall Trump has sought to be the Dutch boy with his finger in the dike (as opposed to Bill Clinton whose finger was in a whole different place.)

If history is any guide the Trump Presidency will be a hiccup in our rush to the Void. Diocletian's reforms created serfdom and were the direct cause of the Medievalism. What will come to replace the American Republic is anyone's guess but what is happening right now is setting that future dark age in motion.

And it will be a mother of a dark age. Science has become corrupted to the point it now is primarily a tool for the Ruling Class. Technology is still progressing at a strong pace, but that will slow in time. Worse, the technology is becoming more dangerous and destructive. CRISPR technology will eventually allow people to design diseases to attack others. How many BLM types would love to have a disease that kills white people but leaves other races unaffected? It's coming.

And computers and VR technology is separating people, who increasingly live in an artificial reality disassociated from the real world. It's part of why Millenials are so out there; they grew up online and think Twitter represent real life.

So the public grows more confused, more divided, more disassociated as technology blooms into a kind of electronic red tide. And the old values have been lost and probably will remain so for a long time as the new electronic gods busily scrub the old America away.

It took centuries to get out of the Dark Ages last time, and that was in an era when people actually faced concrete dangers and problems. In a make-believe world like ours it will be a long, long time before we wake up.

A "Woke" America is a slumbering America, a land of dreams and illusions. We need to face reality; it won't go away.

Posted by: Timothy Birdnow at 07:49 AM | Comments (5) | Add Comment
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1 Of Trump, you suggest, "Oh, I know he has lowered the level of conversation in this country,”

I would suggest he has done nothing of the sort. He has been very direct, declining to be "politically correct.” He does not talk around a problem, he cuts right to the heart of it and makes sure that he cannot be misunderstood.

"Ah,” you say, "but he often is misunderstood.” No, he most emphatically is not. He is misquoted. His words are distorted. The words he actually says are direct and to the point. You do not communicate with thieves, liars and poltroons by being polite.

Posted by: Bill H at September 17, 2020 08:30 AM (vMiSr)

2 Bill, you're certainly right about Trump, and can you compare him to anyone in, say, the era in which Rome was going down the tubes the way we are? There must have been, although of course communications were much different back then.

I hope enough people get on board with him before the crucial date in November! Else we are doomed, and I don't like the feeling of being doomed! It hasn't been enjoyable living under Democrat regimes in recent years, and those have been only shadows of what the next one would be if it comes to fruition!

Posted by: Dana Mathewson at September 17, 2020 09:07 PM (Xrkl6)

3 "Now the government in California, after having won the quest for homosexual marriage, wants to decriminalize pedophilia. So you will be able to rape a child but not discipline him…”

You have been reading to many hysterical overstatements about what the law will do if the idiot governor signs it. It is not a good law, in that it wants homosexuality to be treated equally with heterosexuality in level of criminality, but…

It will not change any penalties for sex with a minor whatever, it will merely provide that the offender might not have to register on the state's sex offender listing.

Right now, if the act is limited to vaginal sex between male and female and the age difference is no greater than ten years, the judge can (but does not have to) waive the sex offender registration. The law will extend that to homosexual relationships, and the waiver will still be optional with the judge.

So, I still don't think this is any kind of wonderful change, but it's not the huge deal that the media is presenting it to be. Sex with a minor will still very much be a criminal act.

Posted by: Bill H at September 18, 2020 08:35 AM (vMiSr)

4 Bill, I would say Trump does in fact lower the level of discourse. I remember when he was essentially bragging about his penis size. That said, I would agree he is often misquoted or simply lied about.

Glad you brought up the California law. It may not legalize pedophilia, but that is exactly where it is aiming to take everyone. Your point is a good one though.

Posted by: Timothy Birdnow at September 19, 2020 11:02 AM (GAZD8)

5 That "penis size" discussion was early on, and I haven't heard anything similar from him in a long time. I think he got told by somebody close to him to "knock it off!" So I don't hold that against him. I focus on how well he does at rallies and other times he talks to the country in general, and contrast that with how badly Obama, and now Biden, talk to the people. Trump's a winner, hands down, in that respect.

Posted by: Dana Mathewson at September 19, 2020 08:59 PM (Xrkl6)

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