Or the beginning is the end is the beginning. There are various iterations of the song, all from the same band. Versions appeared in one of the Batman films and also in Watchmen, but it’s just a song. I like the Watchmen version, it’s slow enough to follow what’s being said but then the words are different from the other versions.
Every civilisation has an end. The Romans did very well. The Ottoman empire spread very far. The European empires (it wasn’t just the British) took over large chunks of the world. They are all gone now. They all fell. The Incas, Aztecs, Zapotecs, gone. All the early Hindu and the various American Indian tribes, mere shadows of their former selves. Why would we expect our current Western civilisation to be somehow immune?
Russia and surrounding countries became the USSR under Stalin. It fell apart. China, the ultimate in Communism, has billionaires. It’s going to break too. It’ll take some time since they have imposed stringent controls on their people but it will happen.
There were earlier civilisations. There was a very successful Greek civilisation. The great city of Ur. The ruins of Gobleki Tepe. Now that’s an interesting one. It’s a huge complex of carved standing stones that should have taken hundreds of years to complete using stone age tools, and yet all around it are signs only of early attempts at farming. We are to believe that those farmers suddenly decided to build a huge temple by chipping away at rocks with flint tools, then, after hundreds of years of construction, deliberately buried it.
Or, did they have a greater civilisation that they deliberately abandoned to go back to subsistence farming? Is that possible?
Isn’t that what we are heading for now? I did try to point out how this could happen. It was just a bit of fun but Moros doesn’t have to be a mythical being. Just someone rich and dementerd enough to believe it should happen.
We now have men dressed as women using girls’ bathrooms. Say a word against it and you are the bad guy. We have ‘hate speech’ which is anything those in power don’t want to hear. We have Israel, of all places, instituting the new ‘green passport’ version of yellow badges. We have Greens telling us that massively polluting ‘green energy’ will save us from massive pollution. We ban plastic straws while we bury many tonnes of dead windmills in landfill. We cannot have the oil products the windmills depend on.
So many contradictions. So much doublethink. So many have fallen for it. It cannot be sustained.
Western civilisation had a good run, but it’s over now. Start burying your temples, the ones you haven’t already watched burn down. Burn your history so the next civilisation will not see it. Destroy your monuments, as they did before. Leave nothing of yourself for the future beyond hints and vague memories.
And when it has all ended, it can begin again.