16 10 11 - 17:34In 1789 they had an idea: give up leadership by ability in favor of universal equality.
It took awhile, but society is coming apart at the seams as a result. Liberalism kills every society it touches.
The European Union is considering a roughly 75 percent cut in funding for a program that helps feed 18 million of its poorest citizens.
The cuts, set to take effect after New Year's, would come at a time of rising unemployment and consumer food prices in many parts of Europe, as well as overall economic turmoil on the continent. The looming cuts already have raised fears among people who rely heavily on the program. - Reuters
What caused this slow decay?
- Non-competition. There is no incentive to improve when all are equal.
- Inertia. No option yields a radically different result when all are equal.
- Incompetence. If we are all equal, a competent is equal to an incompetent.
- Pity. Our politics becomes a manic enforcement of equality, which requires pitiable people and groups to use as symbols.
- Corruption. An insane system based on equality forces us to work around it.
The result: downfall of an empire. The cause: liberalism (not Jews, not Christianity, not capitalism, not The Rich, not the aristocracy, not aliens).
Incomes, stalled since 1973, are now falling, across the board, afflicting all income quintiles, with no end in sight. Japan has been in decline for over a decade. There is no reason to think that this decline will end until its causes are remedied â and if never remedied, we may well wind up like so many vanished civilizations before us.
Since the decline effects all of society, every aspect of society, we have the luxury of looking of looking for causes where the light is best.
Let us look at three well studied instances of decline: the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion, Wikipedia, and Washington Mutual. I did not select these cases because they all support my thesis, but because they are conspicuous and good information is available for what went wrong. - Jim.com
The above article explores the long-term decay of the USA.
But look closely: since 1789, we had a brief peak of culture, and it has been downhill ever since.
Where is the great art, literature, thought and courageous leadership?