The Cultural Decline of America and the West, and the Ensuing End of Tradition and Liberty

April 11, 2023 in News by RBN Staff

source:  lewrockwell


April 11, 2023

“The five marks of the Roman decaying culture:

Concern with displaying affluence instead of building wealth;
Obsession with sex and perversions of sex;
Art becomes freakish and sensationalistic instead of creative and original;
Widening disparity between very rich and very poor;
Increased demand to live off the state.”

Edward Gibbon“The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire” (Written 1776 to 1788)

The people of any country desiring to be prosperous and free, must be cognizant of their past history, traditions, and legitimate strengths and weaknesses, so that the pitfalls of cultural declination leading to societal failure can be avoided. History is replete with failed empires and civilizations. In fact, most all have failed, and with the seemingly imminent death of America and the West, virtually every civilization to date will have succumbed to its own greed, immorality, mass division, dependence on State, and complete lack of courage in the face of adversity and accepted tyranny. This is the way of humanity, but does it have to be so?

The similarities between the fall of the Roman Empire and the current United States are eerie, but it is a valid testament to the adage of doing the same things over and over again and expecting a different outcome; or as defined by Einstein, the definition of insanity. I have always been perplexed at the gullibility of the masses, and the continuous swallowing of the same deceptive and destructive propaganda that inundates every generation of this population. How can this be? How can one not see the suicidal cultural shift that is taking place, and the horrendous harm it is causing? Blindness at this level could only be achieved with long-term indoctrination and brainwashing to such an extent, as to cloud all reasoning and logic due to a collective acceptance of voluntary enslavement.

Just consider the staunch independence, critical thinking skills, responsible attitude, and courage of past generations, before and after the so-called ‘founding’ of this country. Moral and courteous behavior was a common theme among men, and self-responsibility was the norm. Helping family, neighbors, and those in need was achieved due to a genuine caring and understanding of the concept of helping your fellow man. State welfare, and government interference in personal and private matters, was for the most part unknown. The courage displayed in times of strife was tremendous, and almost universal. Division among the general population was rare, and even when a dividing of cultures was evident, it was mostly caused and promoted by the much smaller governing system of the day. Progress toward a better and more prosperous time was sought by most, and societal regression was mostly regarded as unacceptable. No time in America has been perfect by any gauge, but certainly, the stark differences between our past and today are immeasurable.

In the present day, the gap between the rich and poor has reached a level that is nearly impossible to believe. A fraction of one percent of this population owns and controls nearly the entirety of wealth in this country. The government as well, has stolen by pure aggressive theft, a very large percentage of all the land and resources once open for private use.  Our ‘money’ and the entire monetary system are controlled by the very few, causing massive poverty and unbridled control over this plebian society. Even in this environment, the masses at large are engrossed by the ideology of consumption, and a false need to possess everything they desire, no matter the cost or the debt incurred. This has served to create a poverty-stricken civilization that is almost fully dependent on a fascist State for its survival.

Government (State) welfare is far-reaching, and is a part of most all of this population in one form or another. This dependency is a cancer on growth, progress, and any ability to exist as an individual, instead of being a cog in the wheel of the pathetic collective herd. Immoral behavior, whether accepted as such or not, is rampant among a large swath of the American people. Most all private matters are now openly displayed for all to see, and acceptance of ridiculous and depraved behavior is not only expected, but demanded by this lost society where one is either a part of this absurdity, or too cowardly to refute it. Rudeness, aggression, shaming, hate, depravity, perversion, and violence are common visible themes of the so-called ‘woke’ crowd, and tolerance for one’s  honest disagreement with these insane behaviors is no longer tolerated. We are living in a post-Modern hell hole of epoch proportion, where resentment of everything good is considered the mainstream standard. No civilization that has ever existed throughout human history, has been able to overcome such an atrocious departure from morality, logic, and reason.

Our current Western civilization is steeped in complete resentment, arrogance, immorality, dishonesty, hypocrisy, indifference, nihilism, reverse racism, and total dependence on others, by expected force and theft at the hands of the State. This is simply insanity exemplified!

Aggressive wars are brutal and continuous, and now are being waged here and worldwide against domestic populations. Open homosexuality, transgender lunacy, pedophilia, black on white crime, as well as universal promotion of hatred for all whites, rampant examples of irrational and preposterous behavior, accepted perversion, unlimited censorship, and exclusion from criticism and criminal prosecution by any individual or group claiming ‘victim’ status, has turned this country into nothing less than a cesspool of deceit and debauchery.

We are in the midst of a total breakdown of what should have been considered as one of the most successful and remarkable periods in human existence. It was not completely ideal, and never flawless, but the amount of freedom, wealth, prosperity, and remarkable life opportunities in the past, were immense in this country. So much so in fact, that this became the wealthiest country on earth, with the least amount of poverty, the highest level of opportunity, the most free to date, and the place many around the world aspired to come to for a better life. It is now being destroyed, and no longer represents any of the attributes of all mentioned above. This is a travesty, but even sadder, is the truth that most in this country are completely oblivious to the total decimation of their own home and existence.

In order for this madness to be not only present in this ‘modern’ society, but for our culture to have allowed it to be nearly completely demolished, the elimination of the individual in favor of the brainless, cowardly, and immoral collective herd, had to become the norm. When this happens, all logic and reason are replaced by a victimization society bent on dependency.

Therefore, the only way out of this mental and physical hysteria, is to restore the individual in society, and individual natural rights, which in turn, will breed self-reliance and self-responsibility. Without the existence of the sovereign individual, the post-Modern collective herd will continue down the path to annihilation. Individuals rule themselves, while the mob acquiesces to power and false authority. By making impotent, or better still, eliminating the State, the individual in society can once again reign supreme. Until that transformation occurs, the perpetuation of our cultural downfall and economic collapse will continue, as this country falls prey to the dustbin of history.

“Of the twenty-two civilizations that have appeared in history, nineteen of them collapsed when they reached the moral state the United States is in now.”

Arnold Joseph Toynbee