Saturday, June 3, 2017

Globalism and Western Decline by Peter Goodchild



Around 4000 B.C. there arose a people, probably living north of the Black Sea, whom we now refer to as the early Indo-Europeans. They were the first people to ride horses, rely heavily on two wheel vehicles,  promote the "secondary products revolution," and invent chariots. After about 1000 B.C. there arose a division between the eastern (Persian) and western Indo-Europeans (Greeks), or, in other words, between the Asians and the Europeans. The Indo-Europeans in Persia were a minority in a sea of "Asians" and as a result ended assimilating Asian customs. But the Indo-Europeans in Greece were a majority and thus managed to impose their aristocratic libertarian culture, the idea that the leader cannot be a despot but is first among aristocratic equals. Herodotus indicates this split in his frequent distinctions between the Persians and the Greeks. He claims that the Persian world was characterized by despotism, while the Westerners, the Greeks, were a people of relative freedom, aristocratic equality, and eventually democracy for all free men, including property owning farmers.

The people who have that Western legacy, however, are now disappearing from much of Europe and North America. Instead, we have "multiculturalism," which really means the dismantling of "culture," the decline of the West. In our schools, young people are now taught to be ashamed of their legacy, and courses in the social sciences are perverted to show the "guilt" of those who spent thousands of years developing Western civilization. How did these changes come about?

To answer this question, one must first note that in most Western countries there is no longer a real democracy, but rather a barely disguised one-party system. The elite of the supposed left and right spend their time together — the same restaurants, the same marriages, same golf courses. For a change of pace they switch to journalism — and so much for freedom of the press. During an election, it would be possible to make a list of all the slogans, mix up those items, and then ask someone to match the slogans with the parties. But it would turn out that the matching could not be done.

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