By Guillaume Faye
The thesis of this booklet is a terrifying one: our current worldwide civilisation will cave in inside of 20 years, and it truly is too overdue to prevent it. we will regress to a 'New center a while' equivalent to the autumn of the Roman Empire, purely even more harmful. For the 1st time within the entire of human heritage, definite 'dramatic lines', vast crises and catastrophes of mammoth proportions - already tangible - have emerged. they're converging and may probably achieve their zenith by means of 2020. as much as that point, as we've already been witnessing, their results will proceed to worsen, until eventually a verge of collapse is reached. Guillaume Faye conscientiously examines those escalating crises one after the other: environmental harm and weather swap; the breakdown of a speculative and debt-ridden globalist economic climate; the go back of worldwide epidemics; the depletion of fossil fuels and of agricultural and fishing assets; the increase of mass immigration, terrorism and nuclear proliferation; the worsening of the rupture among Islam and the West; and the dramatic explosion of a inhabitants of the aged within the prosperous international locations - it all resulting in an exceptional around the world monetary recession, a rise in localised and probably large-scale armed conflicts...and maybe worse. nonetheless, Faye reminds us, we must always now not supply in to pessimism: what we're experiencing isn't really an apocalypse, yet a transformation of humanity. we would have reached the top of what the Hindu traditions consult with because the Kali Yuga, the 'age of iron' marked by means of materialism and selfishness, yet those that live to tell the tale the disaster and chaos will maybe construct a brand new and higher humanity... With a doctorate in political technological know-how from Paris' Institute of Political technology, the essayist Guillaume Faye was once one of many primary theoreticians of the French Nouvelle Droite within the Nineteen Seventies and '80s ahead of his transforming into sympathy for the identitarian circulation. He has additionally been a journalist at Figaro-Magazine, Paris-Match, Magazine-Hebdo, Valeurs Actuelles, and a radio commentator. For a number of years he was once the editor of J'ai tout compris (I Understood Everything), a personal e-newsletter.
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Right now we are experiencing increasingly mild winters, but this situation will not last. The northern hemisphere may also experience — in fact, it has already started — repeated hurricanes and giant forest fires as well as a series of floods and dramatic droughts. The ‘temperate climate’ of Western Europe may not last for long. Satellite photos by NASA of the glacial cover at the North Pole show that between 1970 and 2003 there has been a reduction of 30 per cent in the ice pack. The same situation has been reported for the glaciers in high mountain ranges.
The evidence is piling up: glaciers in meltdown everywhere in the world, droughts in Africa, tropical heat waves in Europe, the construction of man-made islands in the Maldives to counter the rising ocean, the break-up in the Arctic of the largest glacier platform, which is 3,000 years old, and so on. All this is small potatoes compared with the near future, especially the depletion of the ozone layer, which inhibits plant growth and can accelerate deforestation and falling agricultural yields.
We are going to hit a very sudden breaking point arising from the simultaneous convergences of great crises. It is easy to envisage spectacular and rapid historical reversals. * * * It is always necessary to beware of surprises, these unforeseen and sometimes discrete transformations, which turn everything upside down. They radically modify a system’s structure, without making a loud noise and suddenly, their consequences explode and change everything. That is what is heading for us today. They are ‘discrete structural metamorphoses’.