It has now become clear that modern society has just about entirely wrecked the population of the West. Other than a few who have held on to time-honored ways, our cities and towns are now clogged with solipsistic people propelled by a victimhood complex that allows them to justify theft and parasitism in their own minds and those of the gang or cult of herd people like them.
As this settles in to the mind of the average person, who drugged by middle class values essentially turned off his brain and assumed that civilization would always be the way it was when he was young, and therefore that he needed do nothing to maintain it or even affirmatively stop the rot, a cultural wave is rising for a massive U-turn away from the narcissistic notions of equality and democracy.
Some of the first signs of health have come from Donald Trump, who delivered a speech in Poland indicating a new direction for the West that looks more like the distant past than the present:
Trump offered a concise, powerful statement of western achievements and why they are worth defending. “We write symphonies,” he said. “We pursue innovation. We celebrate our ancient heroes, embrace our timeless traditions and customs, and always seek to explore and discover brand-new frontiers. . . . We cherish inspiring works of art that honor God. We treasure the rule of law and protect the right to free speech and free expression. We empower women as pillars of our society and of our success. We put faith and family, not government and bureaucracy, at the center of our lives. And we debate everything.”
No speech of this nature has been given for a half-century. This is bolder than Reagan or JFK. It is a call not to Americanism, but to our Western Heritage, toward the group of nomadic people who spread through Asia and Europe, probably rejoining their cousins in those lands. This group has been consistent for thousands of years, and forms the basis of Western Culture.
You cannot have Western Heritage without Western European people, which is a genetic and not a political distinction. We are a tribe. This tribe has many branches — English, Dutch, German, Swedish, French, Norwegian, Scots, Danish — but it is the continuation of that ancient tribe, and from its abilities and inbuilt tendencies come all of the greatness of the West.
Although many have forgotten it, this ancient race is not just the root of Western History, but its perpetuation, because the same people keep showing up in new civilizations after old ones fail, recreating the greatness as much as possible:
A hundred years ago, however, Europeans took it for granted that many Greeks and Romans were the same race as themselves. The famed 11th edition of the Encyclopedia Brittanica, published in 1911, noted that “survival of fair hair and complexion and light eyes among the upper classes in Thebes and some other localities shows that the blond type of mankind which is characteristic of north-western Europe had already penetrated into Greek lands before classical times.” It added that the early Greeks, or Hellenes, were Nordic, one of “the fair-haired tribes of upper Europe known to the ancients as Keltoi.” Sixty years ago even Bertrand Russell, the British philosopher and socialist, believed that the Hellenes “were fair-haired invaders from the North, who brought the Greek language with them.” (History of Western Philosophy, 1946).
We see the reason that these people were originally nomadic. Any time society becomes anchored to one spot, imitators and sycophants show up and become passively parasitic, using the same methods as those who came before them, but without the same drive for results. When society becomes wealthy, it can have more of these people, and soon overburdens itself and more than collapses, fades into irrelevance through incompetence, inefficiency, disorder, confusion, narcissism and internal conflict.
As the ruins fall, a small group of people who stuck with the time-honored ways of thinking and thus could organize their methods so that imitation did not overwhelm their ability to think, dusts itself off, heads to a new place, and starts a civilization again. They know they will be impoverished and struggling for a long time, but then, their birthright will assert itself through their abilities, and they will create a new great civilization and maybe get a few centuries of use out of it before it, too, succumbs to human entropy.