October 9th, 2018 7:47 PM
NO, THE ABRAHAMIC DARK AGES ARE SOMETHING WE SURVIVED.
I don’t make mistakes. It’s my job to not make the mistakes others have made, no matter how frequent.
No, the abrahamic dark ages destroyed all the great civilizations of the ancient world.
Yes, it was the combination of plague and raids that weakened the roman empire.
Yes it was the byzantine conquest of the west, and violent imposition of christianity that prevented the west’s restoration.
Yes, islam destroyed all the mediterranean trade routes which vastly reduced trade. But Islam could not cross the sahara well, could not displace hinduism in india, the chinese would have none of it as they still will not, and by the time the muslims made it into europe by the eastern route they had so exhausted the capital of all the great civilizations and reduced them to dysgenia and ignorance that they could not adapt to and compete with modernity.
The abrahamic dark ages destroyed every one of the great civilizations – all of them. We were just lucky in europe to SURVIVE THEM thanks to the north’s revolt against the corruption and nepotism of the church, and a reserve of northern peoples late to forcible conversion.
We are currently in the second abrahamic dark age, and the second counter-reveolution against western civilization: Rousseau > Kant > Marx/Freud/Boas/Cantor/Adorno > the french postmodernists and feminists. This abrahamic dark age is just using pseudoscience, pseudo-rationalism, and outright denialism to accomplish in the modern world (manufacturing of ignorance, spreading a cult of economic and political promise, forcing immigration and displacement) that were practiced in the ancient world using sophomoric supernaturalism.
I answered colonialism in another post:
I don’t expect other peoples to thank us for dragging them kicking and screaming out of ignorance, superstition, poverty, starvation, hard labor, child mortality, early death, disease, and the vicissitudes of nature, but then I don’t expect them to lie to me and cast our forcible lifting of them from semi animal state in to modernity – whether I in the greco-roman world or this anglo-germanic one.
We had, at least until Burke, hoped the rest of mankind was able to join the aristocracy but they have not. And the 20th century was an interesting but failed experiment. This is why authoritarian governments are returning now that the USA as the inheritor of the british empire can no longer pay them for their conformity to the anglo empire.
We return to nation states, nationalism, national socialism, and managerial government. The rest of the people of the world are insufficiently developed to operate by rule of law of reciprocity (natural law). They need their falsehoods.
Just as you need yours.