Our times are not our parents’ times, nor are they like any other times. Some see the fall of Western Civilization as a distant approach. They are wrong; the collapse has begun.
The fiat notes that replaced money are dwarfed by the debt that created them. The debt can never, and will never, be paid. When the discipline of money (Gold) was banished, then so too was honesty, decency, morality, good faith and love of truth.
The rise of a civilization can be properly described as the creation of society and its elevation over tribes – of production and trade over race, creed and culture.
It is the reversion of these that announced the end. In 2019, the only importance has degraded to which tribe you belong to. Societies trade; tribes fight.
Civilizations never fade away gently. Their remnant sophistications are marshalled toward the goal of ruin and destruction.
But for now, we still have many of civilization’s shiny trappings. Enjoy them while you can, for soon the shine will turn to rust.