PRIMED FOR CONQUEST
In his book "The Fate of Empires" John Glubb described the common periods that all empires go through: From The Age of Pioneers through The Age of Commerce to Affluence. Ending with inevitable Invasion, Conquest and Fall. We can observe the decline of all civilisation begins shortly after The Age of Affluence:
The Age of Intellectualism is defined by debates, assembly committees, expert panels discussing bottomless issues distributed through press, TV, radio, podcasts - rarely leading to any agreement. Constant undulating analysis, the pontificating of the intellectually vulnerable; those educated in cataloguing the minutia of one area of knowledge, yet unable to see propaganda they agree with or what wisdom might lie beyond their own knowledge. Possessed of a vain belief that years of dedication ought to make them expert, yet they study in the universities built by other (corruptible) men. The arrogance of the problem solvers, pompous do-gooders with their ignorant insistence that a human mind can conceive of the whole world and solve its inefficiencies. With incessant, futile chatter, public affairs drift from bad to worse, a constant dedication to discussion seems to destroy the power of action. A pessimism seeps throughout the whole public conscience and with pessimism comes frivolity. Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die.
And so The Age of Decadence bares its arse. Characterised by the apotheosis of the trivial: Over attachment to sport results. Obsessive interest in the private lives of entertainers. Adult preoccupation with toys and games and irrelevant competitions of sex and cakes. Distracted by culture, music, movies: entertainment. I'm not a killjoy. I have spent my life in the pursuit of the arts. As with entertainment, sports, leisure and all pleasurable distractions from a painful or mediocre life: They are a valid component to the human experience. Fun and games are important; but they come after the work is done.
Is it sensible to devote our free time, even throw hard earned cash at millionaires who sing or play ball games for us? Are we really that privileged? Or are we primed for conquest?
We're encouraged to squabble. Detesting each other for every minor difference. Bickering over petty micro-aggressions. Excessive polarisation of politics. Are we being steered into oblivion while we scream "left" and "right" at each other? Hating your neighbour for voting while your very property, liberty - FREEDOM - is being absorbed by the new kings. The corporate globalists and their big tech feudalism.
Look at the state of your country. Are you in the 'Golden Age'? Or are you in rapid decline, primed for conquest? Beware; your conquerors are not barbarian hordes with terrifying weapons. They are cold intellectuals with billion dollar corporations and a sophisticated understanding of behaviourism. They use psychological marketing to manufacture acquiescence. We are surrendering piecemeal to the new servitude. The currency is data and you are the product. They own everything, but they may let you borrow it if you behave yourself.
Listen to your conscience when you're watching the game being played in an empty stadium while you're trapped at home watching through a screen. Or the music concert your are barred from entering without first consuming experimental gene therapy and a full track & trace protocol.
Is your goal pleasure, or the security of your own life and your children's future?