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The Death of the West, a Trend that Can Still Be Reversed? Nathan Mcdonald (27/09/2018)

From the archives of sprott money news

September 27, 2018

Are we now living through the beginning stages of the death of the West? Or at least the West that we once knew, love, and cherished? That gave rise to the greatest period of prosperity and freedom that this world has ever seen, or are simply going through a dramatic shift in the zeitgeist that will inevitable correct itself?

It is unknown as of yet, what the dire ramifications of this extremely unstable period of time we now live in, are going to be. The old rules of politics and civility have been broken, and in large part, we can thank both the radical left and the far right for doing so.


However, the MSM (who have become nothing more than glorified tabloid outlets), through their never ending flow of click-bait propaganda, pitting neighbor against neighbor cannot be overlooked and in my opinion, are the chief cause of this current mess we now find ourselves in. They are the ones that gave birth to these extremes.


The genie is out of the bottle and the thought of open Civil War is once again being entertained within the United States. The fact that this is even being mentioned, showcases just how incredibly unstable the political state with the United States currently is.


This would not only be a disaster, but it would be an outright bloodbath, and one that would ultimately reshape the United States as we know it, forever.


Currently, there is already a war ongoing, many know this as the "culture war" and up until recently, it has predominately been fought online, but is now spilling over into everyday real life.


For years, the left has dominated this front, as they have risen through the ranks of various companies, universities and positions of "power", taking control and reshaping these businesses and institutions into their image. However, this is all changing, as the right is no longer asleep and has begun to fight back. Massively.

This culture war, as I have stated, has spilled over into everyday life and many people of power, or influence now live in a constant state of fear, simply waiting for the mob carrying torches to descend upon them, bound them, and figuratively speaking, burn them at the stake.


This of course would not be unfolding if not for one fact. It has been and still is, effective.

As we are now seeing, the effectiveness of this tactic has been noticed by extremist on both sides, and they are wielding it as a powerful weapon as insanity takes root within the minds of the weak, wrecking havoc on our societies in the process and creating extreme uncertainty and disorder.


This madness is pushing people to the brink and what was once a fringe idea, discussed by only fool-hearted revolutionaries, is now becoming discussed more and and more among highly educated, highly respected scholars.


Niall Ferguson is one of these scholars, and one of the most, if not the most respected historian in the world.

In a recent tweet, he had some recommended reading for his viewers, stating the following

As can be seen above, he sates that he sees many similarities between the period of extreme unrest that the world suffered through in the 1850's and to today's current timeline.


Within this list of recommended books are a number of frightening pieces that explain how American reached the point of no return and entered into a gruesome Civil War that pitted brother against brother and sister against sister.


As pointed out, this period was a time of extreme polarization, in which neither the right nor the left could come together to work things out, communication ceased and all that was left was violence.

We are not yet at this point and perhaps, there is still time to turn back the wheel of time and correct these irrational differences, however, the sands of time are certainly nearing their end and we are about to reach the point of no return.


Communication is the key to peace, and without it, bloodshed will undoubtedly follow.This cannot be allowed to happen, the cost is simply too great.


Fortunately, the vast majority of people are sick and tired of the nonsense, they are fed up with the insanity and they want nothing to do with this madness.


It is time for the sanity of the center to once again assert itself, take control and restore order. Before it is too late, before communication dies and before the West buries itself six feet under.

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About the Author

Nathan McDonald is a libertarian, entrepreneur and precious metals enthusiast. He has always taken a keen interest in free markets and economics since an early age, which naturally led him to become a true believer in precious metals and all that they stand for.

Nathan served eight years in the Royal Canadian Navy as an electronics technician, seeing the true state of the world, before starting his first successful business. He has since gone on to create a number of businesses, all of which are still in operation and growing.

In addition to this, Nathan runs a network of successful precious metals blogs, and a growing newsletter that has attracted readers from all around the world. He is a regular and highlighted writer for the highly respected Sprott Money Blog, which covers world events, geopolitics and of course precious metals.

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