Book Review: How Civilisations Die (and Why Islam is Dying Too) by David P. Goldman
I do not agree at all with this conclusion. America is currently being pulled apart into three or four distinct political ideologies. The first, which is presently dominant, is the ideology of the progressive- a highly parasitical, r-selected, completely unproductive ideology that believes in taking from those who produce to give to those who do not. It is unsustainable in every way and will eventually collapse in on itself. That is, unfortunately, the exact same ideology that the majority of Hispanics- the fastest growing minority in the US- subscribe to, and it is the same ideology that has been bought into wholesale by blacks. Urban white Americans have largely done the same. The second ideology is that of the wolf- a productive, fecund, K-selected ideology that believes in strong and healthy competition, freedom to the maximum extent consistent with law and order, and minimum government intrusion. This ideology sounds great on paper, but unfortunately very few Americans appear willing to actually take on the responsibilities that come with the rights that this ideology confers. The third ideology is that of the Churchian, and this is by far the worst and most poisonous of them all- it uses morally warped arguments from Scripture to push for redistribution of income and wealth, while destroying real faith and real virtue, and yet also insists on using Scripture to dictate to men how they must behave, without ever demonstrating why such behaviour is right.