Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Night Thoughts of a Western Civilisationist

Those baby boomers have a lot to answer for, it seems:

"Western civilisation is losing its pre-eminence because it threw it away in the 1960s. When the burgeoning demographic of Baby Boomers reached angry adolescence, they had found the truth in sex, drugs and rock and roll and making love not war. Being angry at the establishment was exciting. Many never learned another thing and, like Peter Pan, never grew up, especially those who taught humanities and social sciences in schools and universities. Their minds turned towards subjects where victimhood and identity politics determined intellectual content, and violence and intimidation became the medium of communication. These are the eternally young Philistines who are responsible for the Australian education system today. The Ramsay Centre is a wonderful antidote but it is fighting a war against a large barbarian enemy and will need more troops and a well-developed strategy to win. Rome fell because of the enemy at and within the gates - and the loss of civic virtue. The West faces China, Russia and militant Islam and this cancerous social disease of eternally young and stupid totalitarian toddlers inside. The new dark ages are a distinct possibility." (Letter of Jim Wilson, Beaumont, SA in The Australian, 29/5/18)

Only in the Murdoch press...

3 comments:

Grappler said...

Call me obsessive but "where victimhood and identity politics determined intellectual content, and violence and intimidation became the medium of communication" reminds me of a certain country in the Eastern Mediterranean. And from the term "philistines" - the people of Gaza, Gath, Ashkelon, Ekron and Ashdod, comes "Palestine". Almost all of the territory of the Philistines is now claimed by Israel - because "it was the historic land of the Jews". Israeli mythology at work again. It seems that the writers of the Torah were doing what current Israel is doing and labelling "the other" as barbarians.

Anonymous said...

No doubt Jim Wilson's version of 'Western Civilisation' includes conscription and wait for it, marching.

Anonymous said...

The Ramsay Centre is already a prime take over target for Zionist extremists and propaganda merchants who would like to conflate 'civilisation' with the barbarism of the Bandit State.

Since when is the Talmud western?