I have been having further thoughts on the post I made yesterday, based on an article by Paul Craig Roberts.
That piece basically posited that Western Civilisation is set on a course which will soon deposit it unceremoniously into the dumpster of failed states and from there, whatever could be salvaged by the ‘dumpster pickers’ of history would more or less resemble what used to be described as ‘Third World’ economies and more recently referred to as the developing economies.
It is a modern habit to rename things that do not fit into the image that we like to project, in order to make them more palatable, with the end result often being something similar to putting lipstick on the pig. I’m coming to like that particular expression more and more. The more so as I continually see ever more lipsticked pigs floating around.
So, the end of western civilisation (some time within the next nine years) and its reduced status (at best) to being ‘Third World’, will be a real leveler of playing fields. We need have no fear of being overtaken by ‘developing’ economies, simply because the same underlying reasons or causes that will bring about our downfall will render it as impossible for anyone else to achieve what we in our folly have done over the past century. To make that clear, we will all be in the same boat.
My latest thoughts led me to consider that, well, if this is going to happen anyway, no matter what we do, and a worldwide level economy being something that, speaking egalitarianally (not sure if that is a word), would possibly be something of merit for us to participate in, why can’t we actively work towards a positive achievement of that aim rather than just letting it happen in an uncontrolled way (which will undoubtedly be quite messy)?
Could we do that? And, what would it take?
I will leave you to ponder on that. I have some seedlings to plant.
…but I may continue this later.