Age of Endarkenment

All around us, we are seeing the cultural lights of Western civilisation flickering, if not being dimmed or even switched off altogether. Whereas the Age of Enlightenment was a period in which intellectual and philosophical thought and reason flourished, three centuries later we appear to be heading down an increasingly gloomier path into a foreboding future.

Running through a list of Enlightenment values is a depressing experience, as we realise that today’s post-modern, neo-Marxist so-called ‘progressive’ culture, laced as it is with a dash of Mohammedan medievalism, appears hell-bent on achieving the precise opposite of those original values. Instead of tolerance, we have the frightening intolerance of GetUp!, Antifa, modern ‘feminazis’, the LGBTIQ fundamentalists, leftist students, teachers, and media and their bizarre pandering to the ‘sensitivities’ of Islam. Instead of individual liberty we have the suffocating control of bloated government bureaucracies and stifling political correctness. Instead of fraternity, we have ‘diversity’ and the demonising of the white ‘patriarchy’. Instead of the scientific method and reductionism, we have climate change’s sinister quartet of ‘sacrifice’, ‘belief’, fake data and alarmism. Instead of biology, we have ‘gender fluidity’. Instead of reason we have ‘feelings’ and ‘compassion’.

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  • Hard Little Machine

    Cultures and societies go through peaks and implosions. Every empire rose and fell. There have been innumerable places no one knows the names of anymore. There have been countless Dark Ages.

    • History has a way of keeping you humble.

    • canminuteman

      this is true, but it really sucks to have to live through the demise of your own civilization.

      • Thomas Henderson

        Just ask St. Augustine.

  • Minicapt

    The Age of Enlightenment was preceded by a period in which intellectual and philosophical thought and reason flourished. ‘Enlightenment’ was the term devised for a group of French ‘philosophers’ trying to eliminate “God” from their intellectual ken.

    Cheers

  • Kata List

    demoralization is part of this agenda; don’t go there.. plenty of enlightenment going on .. http://globalbem.com .. http://segmagnetics.com .. stay /