It is not an easy thing to do [Lord knows I’ve tried to fashion such a quip to have handy in conversations with people who refuse to see how dire our Cultural situation is], but Richard Fernandez has done it:
To an ever-greater degree the “free man” of the West is an unarmed, frightened, policed and browbeaten cipher whose first reaction to any crisis is to ‘shelter in place’.
That’s a head shot, a bullseye.
Some have speculated that The West is merely experiencing what every civilization in the past has: exhaustion. These prognosticators believe that societies eventually get tired of defending their customs and traditions and sink into an Apathy.
While the widespread miasma of Apathy is hanging over The West, I don’t see it as being the result of a general fatigue.
As Jean Raspail wrote in his 1985 Introduction to a new edition of The Camp…
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