Happens to every conservative commentator in the end

At least four mega-trends are conspiring to break the West’s grip on the world: the emergence of non-democratic capitalism; the misuse of technology; the net zero revolution; and America’s and Europe’s ideological decadence.

Eheu fugaces, the young just aren’t what they were. Morals, sex, clothes, and the popular beat combos!

Ideological decadence, after me the deluge…….it’s come for Allister Heath now.

11 thoughts on “Happens to every conservative commentator in the end”

  1. I thought the grip of the West on the world had collapsed at least 70 years ago. It’s all been down hill since then.

    Though I myself would say the power of the West has been declining for over a century.

  2. Decadence is absolutely a contributor to the failure of societies, as can be seen in the decline of any empire. Rather different to the middle-aged moaning about ‘the kids these days’.

    Western society is mentally ill: anxious, insecure and self-loathing.

    Still, it is good to see a Terriblegraph hack admitting that net zero will ruin us.

  3. @MC, yes but for the wrong reasons. The Idjit is still assuming net-zero works, and is an act of “altruism”.. Whereas anyone sane knows it won’t, and it isn’t.

    The entire article is like that.. The One Way ( USA! USA!) is still the Right Way, but the rest of the world is holding it wrong refusing to implement it in the only way the One Way allows.

    Wanker.

  4. Can’t be bothered to read wibble about “the emergence of non-Democratic capitalism”. It’s almost as if he doesn’t know anything about, say, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Jay Gould, Henry Ford, JP Morgan. Good solid democrats, all of them

  5. Grikath

    In the general spirit of explaining why socialism never works as advertised, it’s clear that the capitalists you mentioned were the wrong sort of Democrats.

    Of course, that’s true of all Democrats…

  6. I find the Strauss-Howe theory of history increasingly useful. We’re past the decadent phase and well into the Fourth Turning where every institution is either corrupt or controlled by people of an ideological bent and no grasp on reality, so rotten that the only cure is demolition and starting over.

  7. ljh–Or a massive Purge that removes every bad apple/actor and enables a restart.

    Though corruption and evil will rise again . So the only “cure” is to get into Space and have again an endless frontier too large for any political scum to dream of controlling.

  8. ljh–Or a massive Purge that removes every bad apple/actor and enables a restart.

    Though corruption and evil will rise again . So the only “cure” is to get into Space and have again an endless frontier too large for any political scum to dream of controlling.

    ++

  9. I’d rather the world just adapted, improvised and muddled along the best it can, to be honest. That’s what offers the best life to the man in the street. Not tearing everything down because someone reckons they’ve identified where it’s all going wrong.

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