“Everything in the world may be endured, except continual prosperity.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The current under 40s are, generally speaking, the most dangerously effete and deluded generations in history. Is that because of the prosperity brought about by creating synthetic credit and circulating the debt notes in the guise of money?
There is an observable correlation between the amount of prosperity and the level of nuttiness.
People who work in the production of real goods and services, and are taxed almost to oblivion, don’t believe that there are more than two genders and that the world is in urgent need of more pronouns – or that eating meat is bad for the planet. They yawn at media waffling on the subjects of feminism, global warming and the white male patriarchy and whether unicorns should wear knickers. The more proximate someone is to hunger and homelessness, the firmer their grasp on reality.
People who don’t produce, but who live off money extracted from those that do, via taxation, i.e. welfare recipients and public servants, do hold peculiar beliefs. There exists a chasmic gap between these differing classes.
What must be clearly understood is that a prosperity that is based upon unpayable debt is temporary; that it inevitably, eventually must lead to collapse. This will leave our society in the situation where those in the prime of their lives, but unable to cope with adversity because they have always been shielded from it, are going to be thrust into the most dire of circumstances imaginable.
That is where our civilization stands right now.
Even more damning, is that these are the generations that believe that governments would never let anything bad happen. That belief, more than anything else, epitomises the level of delusion with which they are afflicted. They still see governments as the solution, not the problem. Thus, they are wholly unprepared, either in character or reserves.
Add into that mix the fact that these mollycoddled generations have demonstrated a propensity to violence and irrationality not seen since the witch-hunts of the 15th – 17th centuries when tens of thousands of innocent people were murdered.
Never has there been such a widespread, undeserved prosperity. Accordingly, the day of reckoning that is coming will be unprecedented in its misery.
The departure from reality began with WW1, accelerated with the ‘60’s hippies and went into overdrive with the current American Left. The return to reality is long overdue. It is necessary and must be welcomed, but it will be grim and unforgiving.