Friday 27 October 2023
Capitalism corrupts. Unrestrained capitalism ("the free market") corrupts absolutely. We have screamed for years that Tik Tok must be banned in the West because (a) it is a powerful propagandistic tool of the Chinese Communist Party, (b) it is algorithmically designed to intoxicate the minds of Western youths and beyond, and (c) it provides essential intelligence data to the Chinese Dictatorship about how to demolish our republics and our way of life. As the piece below recounts, Indonesia (who would have thought it?) shows the way! The reason is that Indonesians have a (Muslim) religion, and therefore they wish to preserve their culture and society over and above the individual greed and selfishness that capitalism promotes, entrenches and exacerbates in its societies to the point where it poisons and ultimately destroys them. Nowhere is this process of capitalist social putrefaction decay and decadence more evident than in the West which is committing political and cultural suicide. For an engaged intellectual like me, this is very hard to stomach, indeed. Upon surveying the devastation that the West is inflicting upon itself - most evidently in Europe -, I can only ape Caesar's laconic contemptuous judgement on the enemy Republican legions he had vanquished and killed in battle: "Hoc voluerunt!" - they willed it thus.
Written by Joseph Belbruno