I stopped writing because the world is insane
I love macro, I love tech, I love a lot of other things from esoteric spirituality to history to psychology. But I have been thinking mostly lately. It is astoundingly accurate the the world has turned insane. End of 2020 I actually wrote a book about how technology is part of it. But I completely misjudged the situation by thinking we are just all living in bubbles.
We are rather facing a complete breakdown of everything. Economics makes no sense anymore. Political science makes no sense any more. Media and Information theory makes no sense any more. Sociology makes no sense any more. Etc.
The interesting part is that the professional world is almost completely resistant to it. Yes you do have some weird things happening like hospitals closed down during a pandemic. People leaving jobs because of vaccination mandates and it is attributed to savings. Hedge fund managers essentially give up because the laws of finance no longer apply. And tech seems to be more about politics than solving problems. But in between, the average society is still functioning somewhat. Supply chains still do work despite disruptions. Things are being produced despite incentives against it. In other words: people still go to work to make a living. And humans still have private time and create new offspring. Poor people still strive for wealth. And old and sick people still do die.
But that is about it. Everything else is upside down. And there is literally no reason for it. Elite conspiracy theories? I do not buy it. Cultural cycles and collapse? I do not buy it. Chaos theory from butterflies to large weird things happening? I do not buy it. Everything is propaganda? I do not buy it. Tech making society going insane? I also do not buy it.
We are in a phase of liberation actually. Extreme individualism and extreme liberalization and extreme herd behaviour and social grouping. They are all realities. Extreme corruption? Check. Extreme levels of totalitarianism? Check.
There is so much Chaos in the system that it easy to simplify it all and boil it down to a theory. But it is nonsense. We all are facing a choice problem and we all are trying to escape the choice. We do have the luxury to believe in dogmas such as Covid, Green Revolution, Critical Race Theory.
Is this all a escape and flight from reality? Absolutely. We are all delusional and insane. We are all completely lost. We look for narratives and measures. For some it is the measure of wealth and there are a ton of options for you. Being in the right network, profiteering from the Chaos, etc. For some it is narratives such as Q Anon or the big Covid conspiracy.
In reality, we are all completely lost. We stopped talking to each other. We are all in completely isolated bubbles. The concept of hybris and cultural collapse seems the most reasonable of all. But it is also an old narrative to a new problem.
We have a freedom and identity crisis. And we are blind to the consequences. We do know which consequences are on the horizon. But we all ignore the actual consequences. And this is why we do have a choice problem. We can choose old Shamanism and counter-culture narratives such as New Age philosophy. We can choose the survival of the fittest narrative and that complex society requires us to be psychopathic opportunitists. Or we can forget about both and just try to find a herd to follow. The options on the table for choosing our gods are everywhere and they market themselves.
This creates an opportunity for organized opportunism. This is why we have totalitarian and fashist tendencies in politics. Why we have trival movements like BLM or flat earth.
The funny thing is that 80% or so are in complete avoidance. So we grasp the stick of the herd and try to remain normal, focus on our career, wealth, job-security and our friends and family. But we are also insane by doing just that.
There seems to be a big elephant in the room throwing questions at us that we are not able to answer. We know we have to start realizing our personal responsibilities as individuals and liberals, but we are all in the delusional state of avoidance.
We are indeed in a stage of cultural decline. It is the best narrative we have. Maybe it is wrong. But we certainly do not understand the call to action in front of us. We do not feel powerful enough to organize a collective response. We know our individual response does not matter. And that is where we truly are: We are free. We are collapsing. We ignore it. We do not want to take action. We ignore.
We are in the ultimate phase of not having a narrative to believe in. And that is what is destroying everything around us.