Toward the end of last week, I caught a snippet of some media talking head praising the success of the Green Party as "a radical shift in consciousness" in Europe, one that was "very much needed."
Europeans, who have actively chosen to commit demographic suicide by refusing to have children, now strive to save the planet for "future generations."
Yeah, that's radical a radical shift in consciousness, all right.
It is incoherent, strategically evil nonsense like this that has turned me completely off politics in the past month or two. The radical shift in consciousness the talking head referred to is no shift at all. Even if it can be qualified as a shift, it is a purely horizontal shift along the political spectrum. The Green Wave is, at best, a restricted shift in materialist thinking. These kinds of shifts solve nothing and do not address the core disease eating away at our terminally ill civilization. If anything, this radical shift will only exacerbate the disease and hasten, what has surely now become, our civilization's unstoppable decent into full-blown chaos followed by an inevitable collapse.
I will grant this much to the talking head - a radical shift in consciousness is needed above all else, but the only real radical shift would be vertical, not horizontal in nature. A true radical shift in consciousness would involve a shift toward deeper things and higher things. A true radical shift in consciousness would be religious in nature; more specifically, a true radical shift in consciousness would be Christian in nature. Not some rehash of Churchian doctrine, but a true Christian Renaissance inspired by a recognition of the divine within rather than mere obedience to the divine without.
But Europeans are obviously not ready to commit to such a radical shift, regardless of how much it is needed. So cue the apocalypse and have faith in the idea that every new beginning stems from some other beginning's end.