Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Tag: The Road to Hell Is Paved with Virtue-Signaling

The Road to Hell Is Paved with Virtue-Signaling

by Charles Hugh Smith, Of Two Minds:

The idea that everything will be solved if we borrow a couple more trillion and give it away is the dominant paradigm.

Here in the decay phase of Imperial Pretensions, The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity. It’s a line from Yeats’ poem The Second Coming, and it speaks to our current stumbling descent toward the abyss, where the worst invest their energies in virtue-signaling and the best retreat from the hopelessness of actually addressing our real-world problems.