So this has been out for a bit. I have something to add. All respect to Roosh, he’s done a lot, but I think that he’s missed something. There are declines, but then, there are collapses. Declines have their own symptoms, but can always can be reversed. The reason why I held on to hope for so long, despite having the red pill digesting in my system, is that the decline would be lifted some day. If only I waited through the storms.
Of course it was a fool’s thought. Because we are going to collapse. Roosh I think, misses one point. I might be mistaking a symptom for a cause, but I think it is a cause.
The list is as follows, please read the link if you need an explanation.
1. Removal of religious narrative from people’s lives, replaced by a treadmill of scientific and technological “progress.”
2. Elimination of traditional sex roles through feminism, gender equality, political correctness, cultural Marxism, and socialism.
3. Delay or abstainment of family formation by women to pursue careerist lifestyles while men wait in confused limbo.
4. Decreasing birth rate among native population.
5. Government enactment of open immigration policies to prevent economic collapse.
6. Immigrant refusal to fully acclimate, forcing host culture to adopt external rituals and beliefs while being out-reproduced.
7. Natives becoming marginalized in their own country.
This is my addition: The exile, self imposed or otherwise, of the freethinking/productive men.
It was very hard to write that properly. I want to say ‘Natural Aristocracy’. But that’s not quite right. I am not an aristocrat, at least, a high one. Besides, I worship God in such a way that it makes me more of a priest. But I am still an exile. The life I want (fifties era etc.) is dead and I know it. I keep the rags in a travel bag to look at on occasion.
I’m still trying to grok the statement ‘Natural Aristocracy’ thing some people bring out. But I think it might be better, but at the same time, the natural aristocracy are those with power. And the powerful in America tend to encourage that which causes the decline. So… You see my mental conflict. There is an answer in there, and I would like to hear it.
A historical example. Flavius Aetius. He was a Roman General who fought Attila the Hun and won the Battle of the Catalonian Fields. But he was exiled for a time and he spent it in Attila’s court. He returned when called and became a hero. The ‘Last of the Romans’ who pushed back the Collapse about a full generation. If Attila had won, had not been beaten in Catalonia, not been turned aside by the Bishop of Rome by a few kind words, he would have destroyed the decayed culture. The next Barbarians would not have come into the proper culture, destroyed by Attila and those that would come after. It may be that God took a moment, and so laid the seeds of a stronghold of Christianity. Which preserved everything needed for the Renaissance and the Carolingian Renaissance. In other words, the Last Roman of a decayed culture may have preserved us all.
I do worry that there are no Barbarians who can replace the decadent society… Muslims are not to replace the West, but rather, to conquer it.
Rome is not America, despite the fantastic amount of parallels. Even in their greatest depths, they did not forget that competent men are the lifeblood. They may disappear, but they always showed when needed, even if they lost, in the end. I can’t see America doing the same. They will never call for the exiles to save them, because they have valued values over the nation. Decline is reversed (until it is irreversible and becomes Collapse) by the heroic men. The Civil War and the Depression leading to WWII were similar situations. American Men rose to the occasion, whether farmer, worker, intelligentsia, Priest or Aristocrat. The majority wanted to and were given opportunity to improve themselves and the nation.
Not so today. The Men Who Would Do are in exile, and not likely to be summoned back. Ever. And that’s very very depressing. It’s almost suicidal, really. I think that’s another symptom of collapse. At the end of the day, there are those whose leadership could save Western Civilization. Whether it’s in the realm of the mind or soul, they exist. But they will not be summoned. And so the West will burn.
But I think it will be the Phoenix’s death, though, and something born of the west would rise again. As it did in Rome, so it will do in America. Maybe it will just be Europe that burns and America becomes a new Byzantium. Any number of things. But it will rise again.