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January 4, 2013

"The West has been headed out of the territory of reason for some time now.

Its truths have become ideological beliefs. Its goals have become the self-worship of its own symbols, size for the sake of size, and centralization for the sake of centralization.

There is a mingled horror and longing for the savage and the barbaric, as civilization appears to have lost its meaning. The leadership cries "Onward to a united world" on the one hand, and "Back to the caves" on the other. That confused melange boils down to a cultural intelligence which has lost the awareness of its own contradictions. High tech environmentalism, soft wars and valueless money are all symptoms of that same intellectual degeneracy." -- Sultan Knish: Outside the Territory of Reason

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 4, 2013 1:39 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Onward and forward in a circle. And rediscovering what was known long ago, that this shit is unsustainable.

Posted by: indyjonesouthere at January 4, 2013 9:06 AM

Everything is unsustainable. As a man said, nothing is ever lost, because nothing is ever won. I don't like the lesson either, but it's back.

Posted by: james wilson at January 4, 2013 11:04 AM