By Guillaume Faye
The thesis of this e-book is a terrifying one: our current international civilisation will cave in inside 20 years, and it truly is too past due to prevent it. we will regress to a 'New heart a while' comparable to the autumn of the Roman Empire, basically even more harmful. For the 1st time within the complete of human historical past, yes 'dramatic lines', sizeable crises and catastrophes of colossal proportions - already tangible - have emerged. they're converging and should probably achieve their zenith by way of 2020. as much as that point, as we've got already been witnessing, their results will proceed to worsen, until eventually a verge of collapse is reached. Guillaume Faye conscientiously examines those escalating crises one after the other: environmental harm and weather swap; the breakdown of a speculative and debt-ridden globalist economic system; the go back of worldwide epidemics; the depletion of fossil fuels and of agricultural and fishing assets; the increase of mass immigration, terrorism and nuclear proliferation; the worsening of the rupture among Islam and the West; and the dramatic explosion of a inhabitants of the aged within the filthy rich international locations - it all resulting in an unparalleled around the globe monetary recession, a rise in localised and probably large-scale armed conflicts...and might be worse. nonetheless, Faye reminds us, we must always now not provide in to pessimism: what we're experiencing isn't really an apocalypse, yet a change of humanity. we'd have reached the top of what the Hindu traditions discuss with because the Kali Yuga, the 'age of iron' marked by way of materialism and selfishness, yet those that live on the disaster and chaos will probably construct a brand new and higher humanity... With a doctorate in political technological know-how from Paris' Institute of Political technological know-how, the essayist Guillaume Faye was once one of many significant theoreticians of the French Nouvelle Droite within the Nineteen Seventies and '80s ahead of his starting to be sympathy for the identitarian move. He has additionally been a journalist at Figaro-Magazine, Paris-Match, Magazine-Hebdo, Valeurs Actuelles, and a radio commentator. For numerous years he used to be the editor of J'ai tout compris (I Understood Everything), a personal e-newsletter.
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These in turn will lead to a general destabilisation, which will take the following forms, according to this report, which the Pentagon addressed to the White House: 1) Famines and uncontrollable epidemics may occur in all the countries of the global South, leading to the ruin of their agriculture, starting in 2010. 2) We can expect massive immigration larger than what we are experiencing today into the northern countries with unsustainable pressure from impoverished and starving masses. 3) China in particular will be affected by climate upheavals, especially by the risk of extreme flooding.
In every area it plays the role of an ‘ideology of sleep’. * * * We must not forget — and it is one of the central theses of this work — that mini-catastrophes reinforce one another, multiplying their effects among one another to produce a global mega-catastrophe. An accident (of an airplane, for instance) is the result of a series of causes and never just one: for example, the conjunction of a technical problem in the controls, bad weather and pilot error. It is the same with the situation we are living through, or rather that we are soon going to be living through.
While the human population keeps growing at a pace commensurate with the greed of ‘development’, ecological resources and capacities continue to crumble. Let us briefly summarise the breaking points. 1) Emissions of greenhouse gases are going to provoke uncontrollable climate disruptions. Their rapidity will surpass our capacity to adapt to them. ) are going to be added to all the other factors of destabilisation discussed elsewhere. 2) The exhaustion of natural resources. Reserves of petroleum, natural gas and coal will not last long in the face of ever-growing needs and costs.