flamming_python wrote:And the relevance of bronze-age societies in Europe to the decline of modern-day Western society is...?
1. There is no decline. You take some crazy shig communist bullshit of a super small but loud group amd take that as western society? Same shit is in russia or China. Its the normal way of leftist, communist thinking. It always gets mlre and more crazy.
I was referring to the title of the thread.
Although what you have to understand that this super small but loud group (that in fact has nothing to do with communist theory), has the support of the political establishment and is being propogated internally and abroad, much in the manner of state religions in past times.
As for decline, basically any ideology has to conform to the realities of material conditions. The more it deviates, the more tensions and contradictions it will result in. I believe Western Europe is basically on that path.
The other side of decline is the economic one. Can European economies continue their expansion in the face of the rising economic presence of China, of the growth of smaller but also significant industrial economies as the Indian, Russian and Brazilian ones - who all have their own ruling classes interested in expanding their corporations and investments abroad and in competition with the prevailing Western ones? Can European economies continue internal growth, with the help of immigration, when such immigration introduced into a liberal ideological and economic order is leading to rising discontent of the native population?
Well these are all big questions.
2. The absolute big majority in the west, as well as in the east is perfectly normal. Work hard, think normal and joke about this leftist bullshit.
And soon you won't even be allowed to joke about it, unless the current order of things change.
3. The relevanve of bronze age european socities is exactly that. The PC morons want tell you evry mud hut in mumbo jumbo land is a society and at same time claim our ancestors were living in caves, which is just bullshit. They want feel us bad for colonialism ect. Why should i feel bad for colonialism? When the only thing a people invented in 40.000 years is a spear, they deserve to be crushed and exploited. I feel not bad for anything. I am damn proud for evry single square meter France got hold on.
Well if you base your understanding of life on national ego and pride you will eventually end up disillusioned.
The world doesn't work this way. When you take away all idealisms you are left with the competition of different economic forces around the world, that can justify themselves with ideologies, religions, whatever. Colonialism was a natural part of this competition and anyone with enough power would have done it at the time. It deserves condemnation as it led to absolutely inhuman acts and conditions. One should recognize this, it's not about feeling 'shame', the vast majority of Frenchmen were never asked what policy they want their country to follow but simply told, that this policy was the correct one because of A, B or C.
But there's no need to be so naive for the future.