Here are links to some posts on the other ‘Safe-for-Work’ Blog.
For the purposes of this post, I am going to use three examples- Israel, Taiwan and UK. As you will soon see, there is a reason why I chose these three countries rather than others such as Germany or Baltic States- even though the later are vassal states in all but name. It comes down to their relative ability (or lack thereof) and options for adjusting to a world order where the American empire is in decline or functionally irrelevant- at least, when compared to current state of affairs.
In another previous post, I wrote about how all these simultaneous declines in quality and quantity of personal relationships will leave many people in western countries very lonely- especially toward the end of their lives. And we are already seeing this in the form of a massive increase in older people living alone or warehoused in assisted living facilities over the past three decades. Given the continuously decreasing lower fertility and even looser family ties seen in each newer (and smaller) generation in the West, this problem is going to keep growing in the foreseeable future.
In my experience, most obviously bizarre human behavior can usually be explained by belief in some form of religion or ideology. As many of you might have noticed- poor people in this country often support supposedly ‘free market’ economic policies which pauperize them because the ideology offers the false promise of unlimited prosperity. It seems that a strong desire to believe in a dream or delusion will often override any rational considerations, until the charade cannot be continued. Nor is such behavior new, since even ancient Egyptians of average means spent a lot of resources on mummification and other preparations for the afterlife.