The left mostly complains about billionaires and multinational corporations as the main evil in the world, even though it’s the same source that are the main sponsor of their ideas, like George Soros and Coca Cola. The right generally complains about mass immigration, and people who get welfare without working, but still they continue to support the systems that makes this possible. I personally have friends in both camps, even though I try to spend as little time with them as possible, because defeatism is contagious.
Of course the dominantly liberal economic system in your country changes the conditions for what you wish to achieve. If you wish to start a business and you live in a predominantly socialist country like here in Sweden, then of course its going to be harder than if you lived in a predominantly country like the US. And if you wish to survive running a non-profit endeavor the reverse is more true.
However no country in the west is purely a free-market or a total socialist society. You can, and many do, start a successful business in Sweden, and you sure can run a non-profit political organization with at least some help of the state in the US. And no matter how high the taxes are in your country, or how little support there is by the state in your part of the world, you still have more possibilities than previous generations.
My father didn’t have a cellphone or internet. He couldn’t travel across the planet for a ticket that didn’t cost more then a one-month salary, only very rich people could do that. But still he created a very rich and stable childhood for his family and took us on travels across the world before it broke from other reasons.
The generation before mine (I was born in 1981) didn’t have social media, self-publishing book houses, high-resolution movie-cameras that could fit in their pocket. They didn’t have simple pay services like Swisch, they didn’t have Uber or Ryanair. But still that time gave birth to some of the greatest and most inspirational entrepreur’s of our century. Yes we had some financial crises and there are severe conflicts going on in the world. But we don’t have any great depression, we don’t have any cold war and so on. Sure we have terrorism, mass-immigration, a rape-epidemic and so on.
But no matter how bad the mainstream media or alter-media wish to paint things, its really not that bad. Because if it was, we would have another Stalin or Hitler on the rise, and neither the socialist or the right have anything that can compare to these figures today in any part of the world. No. Trump is not like Hitler and Obama is not a communist.
I am sure that all this will come, however I am not sure it will come during my lifetime. But what i do know is that our forebears managed to survive in the face of conditions so extreme its hard for us to imagine them, the further back the more extreme. So if we are not thriving right now its not because we live in such extreme times, but because we got weak and strayed from the path of our ancestors. Its time we get back on track, its time to get strong, to honor the Gods and our ancestors. How we do that is the subject for my next article.