Thank you. That ties together many ideas I already have and I should look into it more.
I have a problem with the assumption that Aristocracy is good. Children born into rich powerful situations can end up assuming they deserve it and then abuse it.
The video blames over intellectualization where as I would blame over-emotionality in civilization. I do not thing these are mutually exclusive. So I am going to make the divide be between high thought/emotions and low thought/emotions. High would be religious (God, purity etc) and civilized (roads, plumbing etc) ideals that we should struggle for and low would be selfish things like drinking, sex without kids, drugs, partying, entertainment, porn, intellectualizing finance, politics etc.
>"…or be cowardly optimists"
This is where I am. I am attempting to be accepting of the cycles of doom that I can never change. Interesting thing is that a civilization/culture can re-emerge according to Armstrong's visualizations of empire cycles.
I noticed again with the war casualties in history that they often happen to two bump groupings. I guess we try twice to get the one ring to rule them all.
>internal becomes external
When nature controls us we are forced to plead with nature (religion) to save us. When we control nature actions rather than inner thoughts matter.
Imperium leads back to fertility? Trump/Q stuff fits the imperium part of the cycle, military, religion and that would create a baby making situation. Talking of cycles I have used the Evil vs Chaos division earlier and I think these labels are what the video calls Culture vs Civilization.
evil vs chaos
national vs global
centralizing vs distributing
Tradition vs Civilization
Fantasy vs reality
religion vs science
[emotion vs thought] -- in the video but I dispute that
hope vs doom
inner vs outer
ethno vs diversity
What any culture/civilization needs is a common rallying point to rally around (Hitlers speeches, Trumps rallies, religion, building projects, nationalism, a flag etc). This gives meaning, the problem is these 'meanings' are all man-made and so they are man-destroyable. I see this being because everything is a spontaneous emergence from chaos and collapses back into that as well. Everything dies because there is no actual stable fundamental platform under us, only the ones we maintain with perpetual effort. And we forget to maintain that once we become civilized and slothful.