Belmont Club » The Age of the Demon
We are governed by infantile Alvy Singers convinced the Universe is expanding or something, so we might as well give up and submit to the Cosmic Will.
Marxists used to claim they believed in History, that is both the past and the future. In fact the current crowd of anarchic nihilists believe in neither. In fairness to him Engels had contempt for people like that.
What can these people offer? Not even anything beyond immediate gratification by pleasure. Once a boy would offer a girl the moon and the stars and a future. Now they can't even offer breakfast. Why does anyone put up with it?
We now are experiencing the blowback from how an American communist and her child experienced The Year of Living Dangerously.
We persist as a nation in our romantic delusions that we are not in the Age of the Demons but still in The Year of the Cat.