“The openness of modernity will be the end of Western Civilization”
As far as I know, the above quote is original to me. However, the sentiment is not unique to me.
Modernity is destructive to the self, one's family, community and country. How can this be? Haven't people always lived in Modern times? No, is the short answer. There is no doubt that people in every century lived in “modern” times, that is, current times with current accomplishments, achievements and hopes.
The hallmark of Modernity is openness.
The eagerness of expressing one's thoughts, wishes and beliefs soon becomes contagious. To hear about people's sickness, bad home life and horrible upbringing are commonplace, whereas recently as 50 years ago, people “suffered” in silence. TV shows of the 1980's that dealt with incest, interracial dating and other taboo topics continued the openness that started in the 1960's.
Perceived injustices increase as more people discuss the bad current state of the world. They believe that talking to anyone who will listen to their problems is a good thing. At this point, without reasons, goals or values, the only good thing is expressing oneself.
Achievement is a goal that is lacking in modernity. Existence is the only goal and, as this is easily achieved by no great effort, the mass of people become mindless zombies (as if there is another type of zombie).
Eventually, this openness leads to the individual expressing one's needs.
The final stage for the individual conversion to Modernism is to be expressing oneself for no reason other than to be expressive. Note car drivers that have the music so loud that they are a danger to themselves and others. This is an example of the destructiveness of Modernism. In the long term, it is detrimental to one's hearing and being so overwhelmed by high volume, an accident will be inevitable as the driver is distracted.
A hallmark of modernism is there is no goal for self, community or country. People become reactionary to the most recent bad news and information, but the reaction consists of only complaining and not doing anything to counteract the perceived injustice.
Long term goals are exchanged for short term results. Long term goals can not be properly thought through and reacting to the short term becomes the most feasible plan of action for the majority of employees.
As there is no goal, there is no need to think about, or critically analyze, events and situations.
Along the path of Modernism, is need. Everyone expressing and demanding their need for anything and everything. As there is no hierarchy of values, everyone's need is equal.
In time the vast majority of people will be complaining and reacting to events they perceive they can not control or have any influence. It is at this point that a country will collapse, since only a small percentage will be proactive and capable of thinking.
If, gentle reader, you think this is not possible, witness the events of from 1992 to 2012 and compare these events from 1972 to 1992 an extrapolate from 2012 to 2032.
Do not extrapolate using a linear progression.
The events that pronounce the victory of Modernism are coming ever faster.
Q: Who will maintain our infrastructure of highways, railroads, communications and utilities?
A: The amount of highways, railroad and utilities will contract to the point that the capable people are not overworked.
Q:Who will be working in our hospitals, at our fire and police stations?
A: More unqualified people than at present.
Q:By teaching to the test, what kind of high school graduates will there be in 2032?
A: Graduates that can not think, only take tests.
Q: What type of jobs will these graduates be able to obtain?
A: Only those jobs that consist of taking tests. Actually, there will be no jobs for them.
The last American corporation will file bankruptcy before any company announces that
-they can only find employees who are so narcissistic that they are incapable of working
-and our grand experiment of Modernism was a failure and in the process ended Western Civilization.
Islamic and Oriental culture will be, for the most part, unaffected as they are, for a variety of reasons, resisting Western Civilization's suicide.