All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.
~ J.R.R. Tolkien
People die, political parties die, but at the end of the day – Nature remains.
If all of humanity were wiped out by a nuclear holocaust, the stars and sky would still be shining above triumphant. Insects would remain crawling about the Earth. Human skulls would turn to dust and dissolve in the ground.
The closest thing that humanity has to eternity is our relics from ancient civilizations. After 5,000 years, the pyramids still stand. After the death of Rome, there are still temple pillars standing from 2,000 years ago, and many Europeans still use Roman built roads. In China today, the Great Wall remains.
These things may even last another 1,000 years, while today’s glass sky scrapers, campaign posters and passing trends are buried six feet under. That is because these civilizations had long term values – enduring values.
Truth is that which lasts. Nature has stood the test of time, so nature is truth itself. Yet our current civilization is only 200 years young. Is Democracy the one political ideology for the whole world, considering that it didn’t exist for most of human history?
Today’s values are short-term ideals. Short term ideals based on the destruction of the planet for short-term gain.
But this will not last. This system will eventually collapse on itself.
Whatever happens, nature will survive – that is certain. But mankind’s fate is less certain. If humans are to survive the disaster that our current society is creating, there will have to be some radical reforms to the current system – if not its outright destruction.
Now the future to come doesn’t fit into much of the current rhetoric about building a fantasy world where everyone will “have rights,” “freedoms” and “prosperity.”
The world to come will be paved by waves of blood and the skulls of the vanquished. The leaders of this new and terrifying world will be brutal leaders – and they will have to be, in order to clean up the result’s of today’s mess.
Much of the ideas that today’s politicians hail as the “be all and end all” won’t really matter.
So it is important today to conceptualize what this long term ideology will be. Chances are it will look more like what people believed in Ancient Rome, Sparta and China, then many of the ideas lauded by today’s media.
The “sanctity of life” will give way to “survival of the health,” “human rights” will give way to “human responsibilities,” and the “pursuit of happiness” to the “pursuit of strength.”
The bold heroic spirit would be celebrated over pacifism
Brutality will be seen as necessary, not as an evil.
Instead of using science to preserve all kinds of misfits and human vegetables, it will be utilized to mold human beings into fighting and killing machines.
Governments will stop pretending to be democracies and acknowledge their authoritarian power.
Yesterday, today and tomorrow – time remains the same.
The ancient primeval wisdom will reemerge from the ashes of synthetic values.
And the world will be returned to a natural state.