Quote of the day—Victor Davis Hanson

Our journey toward systems collapse isn’t due to an earthquake, climate change, a nuclear war, or even the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, most of our maladies are self-inflicted. They’re the direct result of woke ideologies..

Victor Davis Hanson
January 19, 2022
Is America Heading for a Systems Collapse?
[If you want to include unsustainable social programs as “woke ideologies” then I could see that being true enough that I wouldn’t quibble with him about it.—Joe]


3 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Victor Davis Hanson

  1. Barring Russia and China just deciding to take us out of the picture completely? (Might there ever be a better time?)
    Then ya, it could be a long bumpy roll to the bottom. Or a straight drop off the market collapse cliff.
    One can see several ugly scenarios happening before we start the upswing again.
    To me and large portion of the population has been either programmed or imported to create such a collapse. (Cloward & Piven anyone?)
    God wipes things out and starts over when humans make evil the only future option.
    My vote says we got one coming, ready or not.

  2. “Unsustainable”, yes, but immoral first and foremost.

    A thief learns only by hard experience that his profession may not be sustainable. If he learns it at all, by any hard lesson. We may call him the pragmatist.

    On the other hand some know that thievery is wrong and is therefore to be avoided for that reason alone. We may call them the principled.

    The pragmatist and the principled see one another as blind fools, and intolerable; an obstacle. The pragmatist sees the principled as a fool for being closed-minded and doctrinal, and thus dismissive, unwilling to consider all the options which are right there in front of his face, and obvious. The principled see the pragmatist as a fool for being morally blind and thus willing to experiment with things which will surely result in degradation and destruction based on the singular, and obvious, fact that they are morally wrong.

    If you war-game this out, you’ll find that neither side can afford to tolerate the presence of the other in its midst, but one side is often willing to practice genocide and the other is not.

    Such is the great controversy of this world.

  3. “Wokeness” might be the term for the Unified Theory for everything that has happened in society in the last 100+ years. Every law restricting people, every law permitting and ultimately protecting and celebrating what was once anathema to Americans is explainable as the product of a gradual awakening by the “Good Thinkers” to convince or punish the “Bad Thinkers”. Wokeness is the term used to persuade the stupid that they aren’t really voting for Communo-Fascist overlords to persecute them and eat out their livelihoods.

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