All civilizations appear doomed to collapse. It seems to be a requirement of this world. The initial life, the decline, and then death. Just as humans live through it, so do our countries. Societies and their governments can only prolong this inevitability. Thus, the cycle of collapse.
We spoke on the story of nations here before. But let’s take it a step past that, shall we?
The story of nations details how independent nations collapse. Most notably, it speaks about democratic or republic-styled nations. A dictatorship, for example, is unlikely to lead to the dependency in the above charts assumptions.
Over time, if we look at most civilizations, they have destroyed themselves. A Study of History by Arnold Toynbee definitively showcased this. It is an art form, almost; How countries so different can commit the same type of societal suicide.
But there is a reason for it. It is because that is the exact design of our current governmental structures.
Why Do Societies Decline?
A civilization enters a period where it is a republic or some form of a democratic regime. A representative style of government.
Over time, this representative style encounters irreconcilable struggles. There are many ways it happens: whether through weak men, apathy, outside foreign influence, economic inequality, internal division, oligarchical control, et cetera. Representative styles of governments are weak. They are susceptible to external and internal forces. They do not look at the long-term goal of the country, instead opting for short-term gains in the political arena so the leaders can get re-elected. And they are not long-term viable.
Eventually, they decline. And when they do, the next on the block comes into play. This is usually some variant of neo-conservative nationstates or a welfare/social democracy. It is still a representative form in the traditional sense. Yet it is far from an actual representation of what the population wants. It is more of a representation of whoever holds the most power in society. Think of governments such as a declining socialism or regressive corrupt democracies.
These styles of governments do not last forever either. Eventually, they fail from a lack of economic foresight. They reject traditional money-making ventures. The most essential ventures that in the beginning of the representative stage we worship. This combined with general mismanagement and societal unhappiness eventually leads to economic decline.
What comes next is the authoritarian form. When representation and the economy fail, we take drastic measures. Extremism widens, more people choose far-flung ideals. These actions led to communism, fascism, military juntas, and so forth.
The ideal or philosophy itself is irrelevant. The government is. It is authoritarian control, regardless of left or right (communism or fascism).
Eventually, this government also destroys itself. People living underneath them desire freedom, or at least some semblance of it. So they break the chains.
And they select a representative style of government.
Which then degrades
Then turns into a degenerative, failing version of itself that everyone despises.
Which leaves it susceptible to authoritarian control
Until the right authoritarian group seizes it.
And then the people desire freedom.
They crowd together to fight to overthrow the authoritarian regime.
And then they select a representative style of government.
The Cycle of Collapse
It is the cycle of collapse. It has happened in every region on every continent on this entire planet. Just the same as trees die in winter and are reborn in the spring. Or how you can continue to drive a car, but eventually you must completely rebuild the engine.
Sometimes, we are lucky. Sometimes we can see this in a fast-paced mode. Such as in Venezuela. It was a free, relatively rich country. Then the socialists took control. Then it became overtaken by authoritarian control due to the failing economy of the socialists. Now they are fighting for representative government.
The same representative government, that they themselves elected that lead to their own decline not that long ago.
We see this in places like China. That had a variant (culture-controlled) form of representative government, that lead to authoritarian (Communism), that then lead to quasi-representative (currently a republic-styled market economy with minimal voting rights at local levels). Perhaps they are still authoritarian, but what greater representative freedom is there over the freedom of an open market?
We have also seen this with the Roman Empire. Who had strong men; some of the world’s best. Then they lost their military might and became apathetic. The Roman’s slowly started allowing horrible, degenerative policies. These policies then lead to their downfall. A downfall where they were overtaken by rogue outside forces. Who then fought for representative forms of government yet again. And now Italy is slowly descending into degenerative hands once again.
It is a cycle that seems almost inescapable.
Even the German government itself (the only one caught red-handed, at least) has made plans for when Europe collapses. We all know it will happen. The question isn’t if. It is when. Which is saddening.
And it’s why the current forms of government do not work. It is a vicious cycle, one that can’t be escaped.
You cannot fix this with a new president. You can’t fix it through another round of authoritarian control. The tools of the past simply reinforce the cycle of collapse. They can do nothing to stop it.
We need something new. Everyone should see that we need something better. We need a new form of government entirely. One that is resistant to the cycle of collapse.
That’s why we’re building Enclavism.