At LewRockwell.com, Gary D. Barnett explains that Western civilization is “in the midst of a total breakdown of what should have been considered as one of the most successful and remarkable periods in human existence.” Like the Roman Empire, Barnett believes the West is crumbling. He concludes that the only way out is “to restore the individual in society, and individual natural rights, which in turn, will breed self-reliance and self-responsibility.” He writes:
We are in the midst of a total breakdown of what should have been considered as one of the most successful and remarkable periods in human existence. It was not completely ideal, and never flawless, but the amount of freedom, wealth, prosperity, and remarkable life opportunities in the past, were immense in this country. So much so in fact, that this became the wealthiest country on earth, with the least amount of poverty, the highest level of opportunity, the most free to date, and the place many around the world aspired to come to for a better life. It is now being destroyed, and no longer represents any of the attributes of all mentioned above. This is a travesty, but even sadder, is the truth that most in this country are completely oblivious to the total decimation of their own home and existence.
In order for this madness to be not only present in this ‘modern’ society, but for our culture to have allowed it to be nearly completely demolished, the elimination of the individual in favor of the brainless, cowardly, and immoral collective herd, had to become the norm. When this happens, all logic and reason are replaced by a victimization society bent on dependency.
Therefore, the only way out of this mental and physical hysteria, is to restore the individual in society, and individual natural rights, which in turn, will breed self-reliance and self-responsibility. Without the existence of the sovereign individual, the post-Modern collective herd will continue down the path to annihilation. Individuals rule themselves, while the mob acquiesces to power and false authority. By making impotent, or better still, eliminating the State, the individual in society can once again reign supreme. Until that transformation occurs, the perpetuation of our cultural downfall and economic collapse will continue, as this country falls prey to the dustbin of history.
“Of the twenty-two civilizations that have appeared in history, nineteen of them collapsed when they reached the moral state the United States is in now.”
~ Arnold Joseph Toynbee
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