The peculiar quality of insanity is that it has a tendency of sneaking up on you. You seldom realize you have been ambushed and you almost never realize that your new course takes you over the edge of a cliff. Insanity works its magic on societies in the same manner as it does individuals, the only difference being that the disastrous outcomes are multiplied a thousand fold. How does a society recognize that it has contracted this nefarious affliction? The short answer is that it doesn’t; it takes the observation of an outsider to point this out. Bay Area Guy is essentially correct when he says that Anglo liberal beliefs are a minority in the global context; and nowhere is this more obvious than in fat acceptance, which is often re-packaged as “body-positive” attitudes.
There is certainly no wrong way to have a body, except that certain bodies are more prone to heart and kidney disease. In no other culture in the world is female self esteem elevated above good health and common sense. There is no other culture on this planet that indulges women’s frivolous grievances to such an absurd degree. My friend Robert Lindsay (perhaps the last sane leftist) quite rightly pointed out that North American society is currently ruled by ‘Female thinking.’ For only the mind of a woman would deem reasonable that society alter its beauty paradigm instead of obese women going on a diet.
Another example of western lunacy is the Canadian (Liberal) government’s decision to absorb 10k Syrian refugees during a severe economic recession. Japan, Korea, and the Gulf Arab states must be shaking their heads in disbelief as the fruity Canadians rush to assist others while ignoring the beam in their own eye.
On another (but parallel note) a Pakistani friend of mine was astounded when I informed him that little boys are often doped up on Ritalin to pacify them. “No wonder white kids appear so subdued!” he exclaimed, “Why would parents do this?!” I informed him that since feminism pathologizes masculinity, the high energy antics of little boys is perceived to be an illness (ADHD) that must be treated. Neither of us had encountered the term “ADHD” while growing up in Asia and society was content to let boys be boys. “This is child abuse! This is insane” he cried out. Eloquently put.
Make no mistake, outsiders have noticed that there is something deeply wrong with the West today. My Dad is currently visiting and requested that I join him for Friday prayers at the local mosque. As a non practicing Muslim, I hadn’t visited the mosque in years and generally keep my distance from wahabis (for their safety not mine). However, this visit proved to be rather illuminating. The khutbah (sermon) was centered around the usual emphasis on ritual piety (especially since Ramadan is around the corner) but concluded with a warning that Muslims must insulate themselves from the damaging effects of society around them.
I have long been a proponent of assimilation but who can blame these Muslims for not wishing to assimilate into the toxic cesspool that is contemporary Western culture? There seems very little left of the civilization that ruled the world 200 years ago and dragged the Orient out of ignorance and illiteracy. From Hellenization to Atatürk’s reforms, the Orient has followed the Occident due to the latter’s cultural and technological superiority. There was naturally a time when the West trailed behind China and Islam, but that is part of a past that seems no longer relevant.
Today, however, the non-Western world no longer encourages its people to follow Western ways. The common perception is that barbarism gives way to civilization which then devolves into decadence. Is insanity the next step on this downward trajectory? More importantly, is barbarism preferably to insanity? Let’s analyze this a bit further. What is the difference between barbarism and insanity? Quite a bit actually. Barbarism has a certain logic about it. Nobody would dispute that the traditional cultures of South Asia and Afghanistan are barbaric, and yet, they produce healthy societies with reasonably happy people. Indian society does a fantastic job constraining female hypergamy and Afghanistan would never tolerate blue haired feminists running amok and defecating over their culture and religion.
While barbaric societies tend to be static, un-evolving, and stifling, insane societies tend to be self destructive and in a state of rapid decay. Perhaps this is why some people in the alternative right and manosphere believe that the future belongs to Islam (although China is a more realistic candidate). I am not advocating for barbarism here, I’m merely making a general observation as food for thought. It is preferable to reform the current system from within instead of waiting for the apocalypse to sweep away the current paradigm.
I cannot get the film “Planet of the Apes” out of my mind as I conclude this post. The apes supplanted humans not because the former were superior to the latter, but because the humans ultimately declined. This should be kept in mind when appreciating the rise of the Orient.