Junior Ganymede
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Red and Blue Tribe Segregation for Personal Protection

June 09th, 2016 by Patrick Henry

An interesting outlook. It is bleak, plausible if too extreme, but also indulgent in wishful thinking.

The usual fate of the enemies of the established religion is not segregation.

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June 09th, 2016 16:27:31

Bruce Charlton
June 10, 2016

I think we need to remember that we are in uncharted territory – there has never been a society (or a mass population) remotely like The West as it is now.

This means that beyond the obvious fact that things are not-sustainable (not least because The West – and especially the elites – are despairing, nihilistic, self-hating, and with a – mostly – covert wish for societal self-destruction) it is impossible to know what kinds of things are most likely to happen.

I suspect that – like the Eastern Bloc – nothing much will happen until suddenly everything unravels exponentially over a timescale of weeks/ months. But that is just a vague guess.

June 10, 2016

I agree that we are in uncharted territory and that we don’t know how or when things might fall apart.

The country I grew up in is no longer quite recognizable. The rate of change is accelerating, and some trends are very, very disturbing.

June 11, 2016

“The fall of Empire, gentlemen, is a massive thing, however, and not easily fought. It is dictated by a rising bureaucracy, a receding initiative, a freezing of caste, a damming of curiosity—a hundred other factors. It has been going on, as I have said, for centuries, and it is too majestic and massive a movement to stop.”

We are surely at the cusp of a Seldon Crisis. Things will get worse out there, but I still believe that through our efforts things don’t also have to get worse in our homes and the homes of our children.

June 11, 2016

Aard, excellent quote.

For those unfamiliar with the “Seldon crisis” reference, that is from “Foundation” by Isaac Asimov.

June 12, 2016

Leo–if I may be so familiar–I have regarded myself as a foreigner in the land in which I was born for some decades now. I was born in a free country, a great nation, one that I cannot quite find any more, despite lots and lots of peoples’ insistence that I am still in it. I don’t recall stepping through a looking glass, nor falling down a rabbit hole, yet here I am, in a sleazy, low-rent theme-park version of America.

This place is ugly and vulgar and noisy, polluted and vandalized and dilapidated. There’s obscene graffiti spray-painted everywhere, and it’s full of loud obnoxious pushy tattooed foreigners who claim to be Americans, but whom I do not recognize as having anything whatsoever in common with me.

I don’t like this place. I don’t like them. I just want to get away from them and go home. Where’s the exit? Where’s home? Where can I go?

June 13, 2016

A real problem to be sure. But there are still places and neighborhoods in America that are good. But they might be expensive or with limited job options. There are expat alternatives, too, but those won’t feel quite like home and would require careful looking before leaping. Tasmania is quiet, but a long way from the U.S. And if you want to retire there, the Australian government will want to make sure you can afford it. Switzerland is lovely, but the Swiss are very careful about letting people become residents.

Tom D
June 14, 2016

Civil society does seem to be fast dividing into tribes and leaders of tribes a-la 3 Nephi 7. Hopefully, that means that Christ’s 2nd Coming is not that far down the road.

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