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If this isn’t the end of civilisation, what is?


The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. From the sole of the foot even to the head, there is no soundness in it, but bruises and sores and raw wounds; they are not pressed out or bound up or softened with oil. (Isaiah 1:5-6)

THE rottenness, bankruptcy and general degradation of Western societies used to be something only crazed conspiracy theorists like me could see. Yet as the clown car has picked up pace, no doubt even the ‘respectable’ folks out there are finding it harder to ignore the obvious signs that we’re now in Wile E Coyote mode, flapping our arms in a desperate attempt to defy gravity, before gravity inevitably defies us and sends us hurtling to the ground at the bottom of the cliff we just leapt off.

What signs? Well, the so-called leader of the so-called free world is a man who has trouble knowing what day of the week it is, and who holds his monumentally corrupt, drug-addled, perverted son to be ‘the smartest man I know’.

Or that the country formerly known as ‘Great’ Britain, having been led for several years by a blond Etonian thespian, was led for a few days by a person impersonating a sixth-former taking part in her first debate, and is finally in the hands of someone Herr Schwab can trust to manage the controlled demolition of the economy and its transition to a more WEF-friendly model.

If that doesn’t do it, there is the fact that leaders of multiple countries continue to give vast sums of money their countries don’t have to a cocaine-sozzled actor in a green T-shirt, so that he can fight Russia down to his last countryman on behalf of his Western handlers, and in return we can see demand for firewood, candles and pitchforks mushroom, not to mention the prospect of another mushroomy thing becoming ever more likely.

There is the apparent inability of swathes of society to grasp what marriage is, or to tell the difference between boys and girls.

There are the energy policies of entire countries which appear to have been designed by a Swedish truant, with the soon-to-be consequences of energy rationing, blackouts, business shutdowns and deaths of those who cannot afford to heat their homes showing us just how sustainable sustainability really is.

There was the hysterically loopy idea that healthy people must avoid other healthy people lest they transmit the virus neither of them had to one another, and just in case they happened to wander too close to another human being, they needed to wear a bizarre face rag with holes immeasurably bigger than virus particles to stop the spread of the virus they didn’t have.

And lest we forget the greatest madness and evil of all, there is the continued promotion by authorities and media alike of a product so ‘safe and effective’ that it has already killed or maimed millions around the world.

I could go on, but the point is made. Turn whichever way you will, and you will find an unholy trinity of lies, madness and recklessness stalking just about every institution across formerly law-governed, free countries, where anyone who dares to introduce even the smallest dose of reality, common sense and wisdom is treated as a pariah, extremist, or domestic terrorist. As the little boy rightly points to the naked emperor, a cabal of globalists, neo-cons and wokeists rise up in fury to denounce and cancel him as a conspiracy theorist, Putinist and hatemonger.

If this isn’t what societal – even civilisational – collapse looks like, what does? When a civilisation that once produced God-glorifying cathedrals, sublime symphonies, breathtaking art, magnificent literature and true scientific endeavour now has drag queens twerking in front of little children in public libraries, scientists banned from ‘free speech platforms’ for quoting peer-reviewed papers, and medical regulators deciding unilaterally to inject millions of children with a product known to cause vast numbers of adverse events and deaths, know that the game is up.

Just as dispiriting is the fact that millions will notice some of the mess, yet still be thinking about who to vote for to get us out of it. Forget it. The whole system is rotten. And because it is rotten, it will be led by rotten leaders from rotten parties who will pursue rotten policies. You might as well look for chastity in a brothel or honesty in a den of thieves than look for anything good from this system.

It’s all very similar to the days of Isaiah, who told the Israelites that their society was sick, rotten, and utterly corrupt. Yet it was not beyond redemption. A few verses later, he tells them:

‘Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil; Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow. Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land: But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.’ (Isaiah 1:16-20)

You are not watching just another kerfuffle that can be solved by another politician, another party or another policy. You are watching the collapse of Western civilisation in real time: a monumental spiritual breakdown followed by an equally monumental material, political, social and civilisational breakdown. The choice is as simple as it is stark: we can continue to pin our hopes on someone to arise from the rottenness to save us and watch it get ever worse; or we can repent.

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Rob Slane
Rob Slane
Rob is married to Alina, and they live with their six children in Salisbury. He blogs regularly at

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