Part IV. Last time, I stated I would explain the character of the judgment likely to befall the US which – when compared to previous generations – seems to be experiencing a lifting of all restraints. This is very consistent with Romans 1:28-32:
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, ]sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.
Isn’t this the modern United States in sum? The judgement on our specific sins is always more of the sin. Are we promiscuous? Expect more promiscuity. Are we adulterous? Expect more. Families breaking down? Well, out-of-wedlock births have skyrocketed over the past 100 years, so expect the trend to continue. Infanticide? If we don’t love our children, expect more infanticide and low birth rates. American fertility is about as bad as Europe’s. To the extent our birthrates are maintained, it’s by immigrants who are quickly replacing Anglo-American culture with their own. Homosexuality? How about a gay president? Open borders? How about loss of the Southwest to Mexico? Failure to maintain law and order? Expect more and worse crime. Look around at all the negative trends you see and extrapolate in two ways: more and worse.
Ultimately, this ends in some type of quickening erasure of the United States which can’t survive the loss of Anglo-American Protestant culture. The elites will continue their insurgency to attempt to solidify their position at the top. In most ways, they’ve already entered the Brave New World with their lifestyle of jet-setting, promiscuity, and being waited-on by the lower castes who come from foreign countries. Like Brave New World, they’re attempting to control reproduction with artificial wombs and human genetic engineering for the rich and Planned Parenthood for everyone else. Remember: they’ve resorted to involuntary sterilization in the past. They just have to get the rest of the US and Western lower classes into the caste system.
What can we do about all this? Refuse to play their game and return to the ways of the past while using new technologies wisely to make yourself and your household more productive. The Westphalian world order is dying and we will have to persevere during this turbulent period just as our ancestors did during difficult times in the past. The first way you can do this is to be a masculine man, attract a woman, and have a family. Elite-aspirants generally don’t have kids because they’re working too hard to get to the top. Over time, they’ll simply die out. This has happened countless times throughout the centuries. Barbara Tuchman noted in “A Distant Mirror” that noble households disappeared after a time despite nobles’ attempts to preserve them. Are the Houses of Coucy, Bourbon, or Guise still in existence? No, thank God.
The second thing to do is prevent the elites from expropriating your children through atheistic , cultural-Marxist indoctrination. Teach them from the Bible every day, bring them to a good church such as one of the conservative offshoots of the mainline Calvinist (OPC, PCA, URCNA), Lutheran (LCMS, WELS), and Anglican/Episcopalian (ACNA) churches, and catechize them. If your child must attend public school (mine do), know that the system is collapsing financially, morally and academically. Morally, government statistics demonstrate that your child has a 1 in 10 chance of experiencing sexual misconduct by someone working at the school and a 1 in 4 chance of experiencing violence. The violence statistics are worse in California or states with high Latino or black populations. Every study I’ve seen confirms this. The Left is normalizing pedophilia, so sexual misconduct will be defined away and make it impossible to punish pedophiles. Numerous states are pushing transgender education on students as young as kindergarten and of course the laws are being changed so parents have no say in whether their kids can pursue hormone treatments and gender re-assignment. Financially, 75% of California’s school districts are underwater due to pension obligations. Many school districts around the country are in a similar situation. In fact, whenever a politician says we need to increase funding for schools, not a dime more will be spent on children. All the money will go to pay teacher retirement benefits. Academically, only roughly a third of students are proficient in reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmetic by the 8th grade. My observation is that the output of the public school system academically depends on the inputs of children. The inputs have gone way down in quality due to bastardy, single motherhood, and low IQ immigration. The time to find alternatives to the public system was yesterday.
This leaves two options: private schooling and home schooling. Homeschooling can work if done properly and the child and parents are suited to it, though the results are not as great as they’re made to be and sometimes downright horrifying as I’ve seen with my own eyes. Homeschooling fits some situations, budgets, parents, and children but is definitely not for everyone and not a Biblical mandate. Private schools teach the middle and right half of the curve. We have data, for example, that private Catholic schools far outperform the public schools. The conservative Lutheran churches like the LCMS and WELS have very affordable schools. Some of the URC churches do as well. More children in the private education system means more economies of scale and lower costs for everyone. Your children are taught with their peers by full-time teachers. If you can swing it, this is the way to go.
Finally, whether or not we have families, we must work at making our households productive again since the corporate globohomo “democratic” system is unstable and can collapse at any time for a variety of predictable reasons such as the global debt crisis or declining competence and unpredictable reasons like pandemics and natural disasters. Start making your house productive by growing at least some of your food, even if you’re only growing potatoes in buckets at the start. If you want, you can gradually make this a side-business like growing microgreens, mushrooms, meat rabbits, chickens, goats and even a small nursery. Not everyone is ready for full-time business ownership, but everyone should have a side-gig. Side-gigs do not have to be agricultural, of course. In fact, it’s probably a bad way to make money until you have some experience. The best side gig is using a skill or equipment you already have. There are numerous resources on how to begin a side hustle, but here are a few: Side Hustle School, Side Hustle Nation, and the Art of Manliness series on side hustles.
All of the above are what we must work towards if we’re to move the future in the direction of greater freedom, community and prosperity, regardless of what happens to our government or nation. Do what you can and leave the results to God. Think local; act local.
Update: More resources on small business creation: (1), (2), (3) and (4). It increasingly looks like these urban megalopolises allow for ease but make family formation very difficult and starting a business difficult as well. There are more people in cities but the quality of human capital is quite low. I’ve resisted the idea of the country for a long time, especially after reading FerFAL’s book on the collapse of Argentina and reading about the farm murders in South Africa. In both cases, rural areas became more dangerous per-capita because there is no one to hear you scream. In Germany, towns are often organized around the four corners of 4 pieces of farmland so that farmers live near each-other but go out to work in their own fields each day. Radio techniques could probably help this situation, as well as video cameras that send images over some of the ham bands.
If my these recommendations sound ultra-vanilla, too bad. Until we can reconstitute the basic building blocks of civilization (faith/churches and family/household) there can be no West. This isn’t 1776. It’s more like the first century described in the book of Acts going towards de-Christianization rather than the other way. Even if this trend were reversed today, remember that “Christianizing” the Roman Empire took about 300 years and even then Christians only became more numerous by outbreeding the Romans who had plummeting fertility. Evangelism works often works only on a very-small scale as evidenced by the book of Acts.