Sunday, January 08, 2023

How t Stop the Decline of Western Culture: Read Mises, Rand, and Reisman

Western Culture is in its greatest decline since the 3rd Century, when the Graeco-Roman culture of the Ancient World began its descent into the Dark Ages. Self-made sub-morons declare that men can have babies and that one cannot say what a woman is without a degree in biology. 

Instead of being justly ridiculed and booed out of the Senate hearing room, one such moron was made a member of the US Supreme Court a few months ago. Why? Because her being a woman[?!] of color was thought essential to prove that the Court did not regard race or sex as essential.

What was proved, of course, is that a majority of the present US Senate is a pack or racist fools who tripped over a glaring contradiction that they hold, the contradiction between their alleged opposition to racism and their obvious racism.

They were racist in insisting that the candidate belong to a favored race, and also “sexist” in demanding that she belong to the favored female sex, which, unlike even a very small child, some of them can’t define.

Contemporary culture, the cultural “mainstream,” is a cesspool of absurdities and contradictions. It needs to be replaced.

One source of replacement is the inspiration that can be gained by studying works of the past. As the men of the Renaissance were inspired by the works of Antiquity, so too, we can be inspired the works of the more than 25 centuries that preceded us.

But there are some very recent authors, up to now largely ignored, who have a great deal to say that can be of great value in changing our cultural “mainstream,” particularly in the areas of philosophy and economics. They are Mises, Rand, and Reisman.

Mises’s Socialism and Human Action, Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, and Reisman’s Capitalism are four of the most essential books of this kind.

Reisman’s Capitalism contains an extensive bibliography of books including, in addition to all of the works of Mises and Rand and the leading works of the enemies of capitalism, such as Marx and Keynes, the leading works of all lesser supporters of capitalism. 

(Search respectively under Ludwig von Mises, Ayn Rand, and George Reisman in the category “All.”)