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The World is Lost juli 23, 2016

Posted by Kaj Grüssner in Debatt, Ekonomisk historia, EU, Frivilligt samarbete, Interventionism, Korruption, Politik och samhälle.
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There really aren’t any reasons to be optimistic about this world of ours. We’re heading towards a complete economic meltdown, and nothing can be done about it. It might take a decade or two, who knows, but at some point the debt that keeps accumulating will hit critical mass. Then something, anything, will trigger the collapse and all hell will break loose. One can of course hope that we’ll come out of the disaster wiser and with sounder morals, but, really, is there any reason to think we will? Complete social collapse and global war seem far more probable.

Evidence of moral and societal decay is everywhere. Take the rise of Trump, for instance. He is most certainly the most hated, despised and ridiculed candidate for president in world political history. Decried as the worst thing ever to befall the US.

Really? Worse than the fascist warmonger and mass murderer Hillary, who’s never met a military intervention she didn’t like or missed an opportunity to commit genocide? Worse than the fascist warmongers and mass murderers Obama, Bush II, Clinton, Bush I etc? These are our moral standards now? It is okay to kill Muslims by the hundreds of thousands and to wreck their countries, but absolutely forbidden, forbidden I tell you!, to speak critically about them? Kill, maim and plunder at your pleasure, but don’t say mean things! Peoples’ feelings can get hurt!

What can you say to that other than to quote Ben Shapiro: I care nothing about your feelings.

Brexit. The thing that couldn’t happen, that mustn’t happen. But it did. The horror, the shame, the never-ending pain. The reaction of the Remainers, particularly that of the millennial generation, who cry and bleat on the streets about how they love the EU, is horrifyingly instructive.

What kind of a moral black hole must you be to cry about the possible exit from a €150 billion moral monstrosity, ruled by some of, if not the worst people in Europe? Well, if you have grown up being taught and believing that everyone else owes you everything you want, that you are entitled to everything you can dream of simply by being alive, then yes, I can understand your tears. And I couldn’t care less about them. And if you really think you need a €150 billion moral monstrosity for the free movement of things, or to keep the peace in Europe, you are an ignorant idiot and deserve every ounce of pain you feel.

Speaking of free movement. It is claimed tat we need immigrants to come and work and pay taxes to pay for our aging population, because the natives, in lack of a better word, don’t have enough children. Maybe that is the case, but what could possibly be a more abysmal failure than a society, in which people don’t want to procreate anymore? Seriously, how dysfunctional must a society become for that to happen? Has anyone of our ruling classes pontificated on this?

While the subject of the free movement of people might be a topic for another day, one can’t help noticing that this free movement is rather one-sided? People tend to move a lot more in one direction than the other. Is this a mere coincidence, or are there explanations for this apparent imbalance? Well, of course there are. It’s all about white racism, colonialism, slavery. To even suggest anything else is a punishable offense.

Which brings us to the greatest injustice in this world, indeed, the root of all evil. White men with their damned white male privilege and cursed patriarchy. Almost everyone is encouraged to be proud of their heritage and their culture, except white people of the West. White pride equals white supremacy with all that entails. Do a wikipedia search on Black Pride, then White Pride, just for fun, and you’ll see.

Slavery, open-ended bigotry, the institutional and legal oppression of women, children and minorities of every kind has been part of human society since the very beginning, in every single place on the planet. And much of it still is, in many places in the world, in many cultures and civilizations around the globe. But there is one culture and civilization though, in which most if not all of it is glaringly absent. Care to take a guess on which one?

Today, everything is a human right. Except property right. That is a right you don’t have. You have the right to education, healthcare, living wage, paid vacation, paid parental leave…well, pretty much whatever you feel you need in order to have a “decent life”. But you can’t really own anything. Not what you make, not what you earn, not what you inherit, not what you are given. You may keep a portion of it of course, but you have no say in how large that portion is. Can be anything from all to nothing.

If you take action to keep a larger portion of it, you are publicly shamed and punished. You see, to want to keep what you earn, what you’ve worked for, is greedy. To demand the property of someone else for your own benefit is just exercising your human rights.

The only future for a world like this is a future not worth having. One can hope that people find their way to value peace, private property, and voluntary exchange and cooperation. One can hope, but I’m not holding my breath.