Author Topic: The Architects of Western Decline  (Read 674 times)

Offline Baruch

Re: The Architects of Western Decline
« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2017, 06:03:22 PM »
What is the IM section?

Oy!  Instant Messaging (at the top).
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Re: The Architects of Western Decline
« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2017, 06:42:57 PM »
Except, "Western Culture" is arguably at the strongest it has been post-Colonialism. We are living in the most peaceful age in human history, technology is flourishing, many countries have adopted more and more secular and progressive legislation and cultural norms in imitation of us, real issues such as race and gender are working their way to the forefront where they might actually be truly and completely addressed, "culture" in terms of art, music and other media is perhaps the most vibrant and diverse it has ever been
Also, some Western norms have been adopted by non-Western countries (non-European and not settled by European settlers).  Japan and South Korea come readily to mind as being politically similar to Western countries.

Offline Baruch

Re: The Architects of Western Decline
« Reply #17 on: June 25, 2017, 07:24:46 AM »
Cultural Marxist PC ... isn't just in Britain ...



The R party?  The D party?  Just say no to political extremism.
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Re: The Architects of Western Decline
« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2017, 12:27:26 AM »
I think we had some progress on social issues but our economic engine has gone so far to the right that it passed up Mousselini a few blocks ago.
another quote from an antagonist agnostic: not expecting god to show up, but if he does we’re going to have to beat the prick up.

Offline pr126 (OP)

Re: The Architects of Western Decline
« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2017, 01:06:41 AM »
Welfare state and open borders lead to economic collapse.

Q: What happens to Europe with the millions of migrants when the money runs out?

A: Civil war.
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Online Shiranu

Re: The Architects of Western Decline
« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2017, 02:59:51 AM »
Welfare state and open borders lead to economic collapse.



Ah, I see you understand economics as well as you understand socio-political issues and American culture.
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Offline Baruch

Re: The Architects of Western Decline
« Reply #21 on: June 27, 2017, 03:16:43 AM »
I think we had some progress on social issues but our economic engine has gone so far to the right that it passed up Mousselini a few blocks ago.

Mussolini made the trains run on time, but that was the only thing in Italy that was working ;-)
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Re: The Architects of Western Decline
« Reply #22 on: June 27, 2017, 12:58:51 PM »
Welfare state and open borders lead to economic collapse.

Q: What happens to Europe with the millions of migrants when the money runs out?

A: Civil war.
Europe's civil war has been going on for centuries, with only brief interludes of semi-peace while they gear up for the next one.
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Offline Baruch

Re: The Architects of Western Decline
« Reply #23 on: June 27, 2017, 04:02:00 PM »
Europe's civil war has been going on for centuries, with only brief interludes of semi-peace while they gear up for the next one.

Most recently because German tourists won't stay on their side of the border ;-)
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Offline Cavebear

Re: The Architects of Western Decline
« Reply #24 on: July 06, 2017, 06:28:43 AM »
There has been a "general" Pax Americana for 70 years.  It won't last forever.  The problem is what comes next.  I once hoped Europe could take it over, but it is weakening.  Russia can't, Communist China can't, Brazil can't.  Japan can't.  One can only hope the US can regain some footing and re-establish a cooperative Western Liberal alliance as a less powerful but still leading member.
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Offline Baruch

Re: The Architects of Western Decline
« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2017, 07:30:21 AM »
There has been a "general" Pax Americana for 70 years.  It won't last forever.  The problem is what comes next.  I once hoped Europe could take it over, but it is weakening.  Russia can't, Communist China can't, Brazil can't.  Japan can't.  One can only hope the US can regain some footing and re-establish a cooperative Western Liberal alliance as a less powerful but still leading member.

Ask Soros et al what their plans are.  There is a Big Club, and you aren't in it.
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