The modern ideology supposes human lives to be infinitely and equally valuable. They see their precious civilization and humans as being magically apart from the hard rules of the natural world. These childish delusions can lead to nothing but disaster in the grave and sober task of managing society.
In reality, life is a battlefield, we live another day in spite of, not because of, a hostile universe. Casualties within reason are normal and to be expected. In battle it is necessary to make decisions that require sacrifice and decisive value judgments. A great lie of Utopian ideology is that the hard decisions can be avoided and no one gets offended or hurt.
A group that can’t accept reality can’t discuss what objectives are worth gaining or what positions are worth holding, only to seek to keep people merely alive at all in denial of the greater truth that our own lives mean little without continuity and purpose—a part to play in something greater than ourselves..
At heart, we all wish to be a drop of water at the tip of a stalactite formed over eons, not a cog that performs its function for a short while before being tossed onto the scrap heap.
Even the winners in an individualist materialist system live out their days drinking fine wines or taking vacations to Iceland to see the aurora, but it doesn’t change the fact that when their time is up, they’re just used up greasy candy wrappers in the wind and so their every waking minute is devoted to distracting from the black and utter finality of their deaths.
This modern cowardice has spawned a multitude of problems that did not trouble peoples who lived with constant reminders of the basic impermanence of life.
When you have a society that would try to deny the turning of the seasons, the old devour the young and the universal laws are perverted.
We see a system of “healthcare” that spends enough resources to sustain 10 families keeping human vegetables on life support or buying the terminally ill another 6 months to live at the price of their children’s inheritance.
We see a prison system that spends more on an inmate than the average worker who follows the law earns in a year.
We see a compulsory school system where the brightest and most capable are disrupted by those who don’t want to learn.
We see a legal system under which no one can enjoy anything nice or share basic social trust because everyone lives in fear of being sued.
We see an electoral system where it’s harder to buy liquor than it is to vote in open invitation to the worst of mob rule.
We see a military that won’t win wars so long as it tries to substitute costly technology for troops, even in situations where human lives are far cheaper than machinery. As we saw in Vietnam or the Eastern front in WW2, sometimes the enemy with the will to sacrifice division after division wins.
We see a nation that can’t pursue its own interests or secure its borders because it cannot accept the lifeboat principle, that if you try to help everyone, everyone dies. They like to say “That’s not who we are.” when in truth no one can be anyone to them.
In every aspect we see these disciples of Lysenko trying to plant their seed crop in the dead of winter following the fundamental flaws of their ideology to the deadly end.
It is a law written in the starry fabric of the universe that those who refuse to shrewdly take measured losses end up losing all.