Note: This is a work of satire and is not meant to be taken seriously.
Modernity is a strange thing, but how can we perceive if something is strange if you were born in it and never experienced anything different? In the modern west, we are made to celebrate and indulge in our collective “freedoms” and “liberation”.
But what exactly does this mean?
After the end of the second world war, there was a massive push to eradicate any form of organized power that would be considered fascistic or oppressive in order to avoid the tragedies of years past.
This mostly took part in either the suppression of organized groups, whether political or intellectual and the re-engineering of the public consciousness through mass media and education.
The new world of egalitarianism and social liberation was readily praised above all else and anything hinting of criticism or denouncement of such was linked and therefore outcast was being related and/or in favour of oppressive elements. And, inevitably, whether pre-planned or by itself, it fell into a purity spiral.
Inclusivity was put above merit and skill, feelings and emotions were put above context and character.
One would ask themselves, “Where were the conservatives?
Where were the guardians of tradition?”
In case you have had the rather unfortunate ailment of still believing that there is a difference between political parties allow me to share with you some friendly information.
“Conservatives” have never been about “conserving” anything.
It is in their nature to hold the line (which is always milquetoast in nature) until they are bored, out of funds, in danger, or need to change to whichever ideology that will keep their chances of running the rat race of modern politics.
Two Views on Democracy
This is the nature of all modern political parties in the phenomenal farce known as democracy. And even if they do get in power, no matter the party, two things are certain.
One: The pre-planned protocols will go ahead. You may get your little things about recycling or school lunches or even what kind of non-euclidean shape you can get married to. But the plan to get us all emotionally feeble, having no permanent property, wearing dark blue Mao suits and microchipped will go underway. Whether this is done by a secret Kabal of hooded reptilian figures or by lobbyists making arrangements clear as day in Congress or Parliament is up to you.
Two: Even if the politidrones do get some level of power, they have absolutely no care what the long-term effects of their political career. The reason why is in the term I just used, political “career”. They do not care about their legacy, we went away with such outdated notions such as national comradery and honour years ago! If they make a mess, it’s not their problem, their term’s over!
Monarchs, no matter how powerful they were, were always scared of the people, because a peasant’s revolt would not end in public apology followed by Piers Morgan applying goitre cream on his neck whilst soft rock plays in the back, it would end with the king becoming a display at the B&Q’s barbecue section!
The very same would be done if the monarch could not fulfil his promises, yet if an elected official today fails to do the very same, instead of applying the appropriate method of red hot metal pyramid to the offender’s lavatory, the blithering voter, is somehow made to feel guilty of what the official cannot do and lives with it!
Because, in the deteriorated mind of those feeble enough to have faith in democracy, it is their fault that such an incompetent fool cannot keep his promises because they voted for him! Any attempt to encourage the masses to in turn, “encourage” the official to provide satisfactory work is turned down over such obscene and inane concepts such as “human rights”, but that is for another article.
Even in the United States, a nation founded on the principle of forcibly doing away with politicians when they became a problem has not only forgotten, but made a mockery of such an honourable principle, as the pathetically embarrassing farce at Capitol Hill earlier this year no doubt proved.
“But, Anonymous writer!” You may say, “Clearly those fringe speakers and intellectuals on the internet, who bravely speak politically incorrect ideas freely will save us from modernity!”.
I was like you, having faith in these people, but as the years went on, I found out that they suffer from the same symptoms of modern politicians of the mainstream. For all their “edgyness” or whatever new fluoride-infused internet term the youth come up with, they will alter their persona in order to keep their audience numbers stable and their ad (or if they are extra spicy, Patreon) revenue steady.
And really, do you believe that a bunch of vloggers arguing on podcasts are going to change the face of the world?
The Handforth Parish Council has greater chance of creating extreme geopolitical influence on the world.
So what is to be done?
I am not a nihilist, nor a pessimist, as negative as my writings may have made you think otherwise. Instead, I look around myself and think of that which I do have an effect on.My family, my friends, my community, my projects. Help them out. Stop worrying about the eighty-fifth war in some failed nation. Help your folks with the housework, be there for your friends on their bad days, volunteer at our local park (before they pave it over), work on your projects.
These are the things you have, for a little while, so make the most of them. We’re in for interesting times, but the new grouting is more important, honestly.