The modern liberal state of the 21st century is self-centred. As opposed to that, the family is ‘us’ centred, so if the state wants to shape the next generation in its own image, it needs to remove children from the care of their families. The LGBTQ movement and public schools in the West have become the best tools for this: to alienate already rebellious young people from family values.
Few things can so offend today’s dominant mainstream Western liberal forces as standing up for families and children. It may seem mysterious, but if we take a closer look at what is happening, it is very simple why this is so.
God has blessed us humans with unparalleled intelligence and perception, so we can assume that the majority of people think rationally. Now, imagine a planet with the most successful, free, prosperous, peaceful civilization in known history, but riddled with deep problems. Its population is dwindling, its resources and prosperity stagnating or declining, its society ageing, its capacity to shape its own future weakening. Let’s suppose this civilization understands the situation it is in and is seeking solutions. What would an outsider suggest its peoples should do? Well, nature and logic would dictate that
it must invest in self-preservation, reproduction, support the smallest unit of society, the family,
and compel its leaders to make firm decisions in that regard.
It’s not hard to figure out that the planet I am writing about is, unfortunately, Earth, and the dying civilization is the Western, Christian world. Europe’s population could shrink from 742 million to just 586 million by 2100, and our share of the world’s population could fall from nine to 5.6 per cent. Of course, this is not necessarily bad news for all, but it is for our continent. It is our own survival that is at stake, our very existence, which, with all our—arguable—historical sins, I believe is good for the world.
The solution is simple: we need more children and governments must support families by all means. Hungary and, fortunately, its growing number of allies are doing just that, this, because, in addition to common sense, our Christian-conservative morals and faith also demand that we do so.
However, family-centredness, a sense of community, acting for a belief in higher purposes, thinking about the future, caring about the lives of those who come after us and the legacy we leave are fundamentally at odds with what the liberal mainstream considers the way forward. According to them, the individual comes first. It is always I and not us. In their view, those who have been born can enjoy their existence and do as they please because no one else matters but the ‘I’. I have no responsibility to family, nation, country, planet, past or future. what they propose is a life of self-indulgent nihilism.
Of course, this type of individualism is only prevalent in the Western world because it is only here that it is possible to implement. It is only here that
economic and social prosperity and unprecedented freedoms coupled with a moral and ethical degradation have made that type of thinking and practice possible.
The policies of self-destructive, self-hating countries and failed empires have helped to create them. In the way of life encouraged by those policies the last thing that matters is the traditional family and the nation one belongs to.
What we are we seeing in the West is an ever-stronger attack on the family, and phenomena that are only exacerbating an already detrimental process. I am referring first and foremost to the gender agenda epidemic, with the sexualization of schools and children, the dismantling of the family community and the extension of state influence on privacy and freedom. Why is that allowed to happen? The answer is logical. On the one hand, the Left and liberals in general have long given up the struggle that they never really considered their own. They believe that Western civilization has failed; that it is dead in its old form, that depopulation and global decline are unstoppable, that time is working against us. On the other hand, they are convinced that the downfall of our civilization was caused by what is at its core, that is, our Christian-Greco-Roman achievements over thousands of years. They are not a global product, so they must be eradicated.
A gigantic social experimentation has taken place in Europe and North America. The Western man has been relegated to a dystopian nightmare of nihilistic consumerism, resulting, among other things, in a dwindling population. However, workforce is still needed and prosperity must be maintained if the project is to succeed. So immigrants of different cultures were invited to the West, which was useful from the point of view of our civilization, and somebody still had to work the low-paid jobs, of course. But the people who were invited in had not left their their values, beliefs and traditions behind. They keep on holding to those, as opposed to the native of the countries they settled in.
The ever more colourful societies in the West are only held together by the promise of prosperity, not be a common set of values, not by God and country. The communities of immigrants do not need a new religion or ideology: they are happy with their own. But the natives, who have voluntarily given up, or have been manipulated into giving up, their traditional Western values, were still in need of something higher than themselves, some higher purpose. And that higher purpose is the need to save the planet, save animals on the brink of extinction, basically, save far away societies from themselves and their internal conflicts; basically, save everybody and everything but their own societies. The liberals, who have been occupying every major institution for decades, and hold most of the power in state bureaucracies, have successfully instilled in people the fear of the future, and convinced them that the state should extend its tentacles to the the most intimate points of their private lives. The state now wants to tell its citizens what schools they should send their children to, what car they should drive, what they may or may not says in public. While originally advocating for the unlimited freedom of the individual, what liberalism has produced is a palpable erosion of that freedom.
It is for instance encouraged that people be anti-car. Cars kill the environment! But of course, a car gives you physical freedom of movement, so don’t have a car, instead, choose public transport, and depend on the state for your movement.
Don’t have a big family, big families are bad for the planet. In reality, big families give strength and wealth to communities,
secure intergenerational help, and again, reduce dependence on the state.
Instead, what is preferred are single people or childless couples living as far away from their parents as possible in large cities, left to their own devices. If people do have children, they should not be allowed to be raised and educated in their primary space of socialization, their family. From a very young age, they must be given the deepest ideological education and incited against their forebears. Gender ideology is currently the best tool to achieve that. Drug legalization is also a handy method, but imposing the gender agenda remains the main line of attack. How can I be a daughter or son of my parents if I am taught at school that I am not a girl or a boy? My parents tricked me! Fortunately, state employees are giving me guidance and patronize me, and keeping it all a secret from my parents, who, if they resist, will be prosecuted.
The ultimate result could be having a mass of people deprived of their fundamental certainties, of their dignity, their gender, living only in subordination to consumption and the state that is watching every word they utter and every thought they have. Relegated to solitude, exploited, and blinded by the globalist delirium of the 21st century. This diabolical scheme is nothing but pure evil.
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