Western Civilization Was The Goose That Laid Golden Eggs

Humans pursue self-destruction wherever they go because they confuse power to the self with safety. They assume that because they do not intend for things to go wrong, they have finally saved themselves from the ambiguity and danger of nature.

Instead, it turns out that the human view of the world is either a symbolic representation of the world or at least a very small slice of it, like the old literary device synecdoche implies:

a figure of speech by which a part is put for the whole (such as fifty sail for fifty ships), the whole for a part (such as society for high society), the species for the genus (such as cutthroat for assassin), the genus for the species (such as a creature for a man), or the name of the material for the thing made (such as boards for stage)

Our symbols work by linear equivalency, which means using something that is not what it refers to in order to reference that thing. That in turn means that they are linear, or focus on one attribute at a time.

For example, we may say that Mr. T is a “lean, mean, killing machine” when in fact he has other functions. He gardens. He pets his cat. He barbecues vegetables in tamarind sauce. The man is a complicated thing, but the symbol is what motivates groups to respond automatically.

Consider the motorcycle. A device for conveyance of personnel, it has an internal combustion engine, gears, and wheels. When used in a movie, however, it suggests that a character is lawless and rough, dangerous and outside of normal society (but not too outside to purchase its products — this is important since most movies are essentially extended commercials).

These symbols mislead us because we mistake the linear for the more complex, pattern-based order that is required to cause the results we want. If all we need is for something to be visually changed for it to be popular, we change that and then end up missing all the other details.

Such is the case of the West, which went chasing happiness through a symbol (“=”) which seemed to imply that no one would get ahead of others. When we all have the same things, we theorized, there would be no cause for conflict.

That order ended in 2016 when it turned out that the same problems that launched us down the path to hardcore Leftism — notably the Great Depression — came back again, and in slower and possibly worse forms thanks to the Leftist entitlements programs which sucked the life out of the economy through taxes.

That news has not yet caught up with most people, however, and so they still emulate the fallen regime. They will stop at nothing to achieve their Utopia, and have settled on the final attack: civil rights, which prevents discrimination, enabling the Great Replacement.

At that point, they will kill the goose that laid the golden eggs: the ethnic Western Europeans who made America and Western Europe stable, cerebral, and therefore, wealthy and creative.

If you recall this old parable, the goose with the golden eggs warns us about confusing cause and effect:

One day a countryman going to the nest of his Goose found there an egg all yellow and glittering. When he took it up it was as heavy as lead and he was going to throw it away, because he thought a trick had been played upon him. But he took it home on second thoughts, and soon found to his delight that it was an egg of pure gold. Every morning the same thing occurred, and he soon became rich by selling his eggs. As he grew rich he grew greedy; and thinking to get at once all the gold the Goose could give, he killed it and opened it only to find nothing.

The Left and the third world will face the same disappointment. In the classic human self-destructive paradigm, they will rise to total power on the wings of equality, only to find that they killed off that which made them want power in the first place.

Then we will have another shattered civilization, never to rise again, and more impoverished people moaning about “what could have been” while they ignore their own culpability in destroying what, despite its imposing appearance, gave us all a better way of life.

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