Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Imagine that the British leadership of those days had compacted with Germany to put a quick end to Bolshevism, and then had gone on to preempt multicultural America as the world's hegemon, developing instead a society consecrated to unexampled cultural development centered upon the qualities of the Caucasian peoples.
Aspirational societies require the best available demographics, an approach directly antithetical to today's egalitarian hysterias . (One can of course understand why second- and third-rate people, not to mention today's major parties and papers, adore equality.)
It didn't have to be impossible - a future with operas houses for each 10,000 citizens, a million-volume library for every urban square mile, everyone his high quality telescope, every child his or her quantum computer, the prevention of all diseases, the modeling of DNA to produce an improved species, the advance of civilization into the galaxies, the promotion of transcendent love, novels as good as modern cosmology, the resurrection of the Greeks.
Far too utopian of course. Far, far, far. And yet... Imagine just for the fun of it that we had invested as deeply into the above-mentioned as we flush away on stocks and bonds, elective wars, advertising, overkill housing, compassion, parliamentary democracy, fanatical athletics and degrading entertainments.
But that's not of course what the masses want, that prefer more (and less expensive) beer, TV idiocy, rugby victories, a 15-hour work week, larger breasts and longer dicks.