My latest tweet really struck a chord:
The West under liberal democracy, visualized: pic.twitter.com/iUipq2gd8t
— Hunter Wallace (@occdissent) December 12, 2017
I’ve been doing this “Today In Liberal Democracy” series for months now.
In my view, there is some powerful symbolism in this image. When I criticize liberal democracy on Twitter, I am really criticizing three things about the modern West: liberalism, democracy and capitalism. Cumulatively, all three are having a destructive impact on our culture.
The system we have now has severed the present generation from our cultural roots. It weakens the social fabric by dismissing the natural order and undermining and dissolving social hierarchies. It feels like the religious and moral topsoil of our culture has been washed away. We’re not grounded in anything anymore. We’re clinging on by the barest of threads to our shared past.
Imagine what Christmas must have felt like to a Medieval peasant. It was a deeply meaningful holiday. It was a public festival that involved the entire community. Everyone had their roles and place and shared a common identity. They were part of a common story. Medieval Europe was a poorer place and was technologically inferior, but it was culturally healthier than the modern West.
We don’t even reproduce ourselves anymore in our present day degenerate, desiccated culture under liberal democracy. We’ve become an atomized, alienated and morally confused mass. We’re going insane and killing ourselves. Christmas has become a ritual about shopping for the latest junk at the mall. It is a pale reflection of what it used to be because our culture has unraveled.
It really does feel like we are hovering over an abyss. We’ve been stripped of our identity and traditions under liberal democracy. The soil of our culture that remains has become poisonous. We’re not going to vote our way out of this either because the assumptions the system we have now are based on are the driving force behind this process of steady cultural erosion.
Today In Liberal Democracy highlights the things that have filled this … gaping void.