The lie of progressive development is a lovely one to believe, which is why so many people continue to believe it to this day.
During the late Modern era (the 19th Century), the ideologies of Progress (manifest destiny, historical determinism, dialectical materialism, et al) evolved – one from the other – in order to rationalize the horrific “sacrifices” made to further Progress.
Genocide, ecological ruin, slavery – no crime against Earth or its inhabitants was so great as to be unabsolvable through the anointment of wealth upon its perpetrators. As long as enough wealth was generated through plunder, slaughter and exploitation so that the Master Race could benefit, all sins were forgivable.
Such bloodthirsty corruption isn’t a symptom of Modernism, but is the cornerstone of its very existence. Indeed, it would not have been possible for the Master Race to stifle development, or exploit the Peoples and resources of distant lands, were it not for massive political and economic corruption. The global economy would collapse without periodic infusions of corrupt profits – dirty money.
In the past, dirty money came from privateers, conquistadors and other state-sanctioned thieves. Now, it comes from drug cartels and human trafficking.
In contrast to this corruption, the Russian Revolution was an abomination; an attempt to create a power-sharing arrangement between the ruled and their rulers. The Soviet Union had all the attributes the Master Race wished to implement worldwide, including a nationalistic doctrine that could lead people, in any country that desired to achieve Modernity through economic development, into the Industrial Age.
Communism’s corruption was based upon coercive power more than creation of wealth. Unable to generate vast amounts of reserve wealth via racketeering and shadow economies, the Soviet economy was unable to keep pace with America’s rampant militarization, which itself was fueled by economic and political corruption at the heart of American society.
The Soviet economy collapsed spectacularly. Suddenly, there were no more obstacles to the final implementation of the Master Race’s plans – the groundwork was complete. The project of reducing people to workers, forcing them off their land and into ghettoes, had been a monumental success. The urbanized masses had been transformed into proletarians, powerless people dependent upon industrial production for their survival.
Even agriculture became industrialized. Most farmers in industrial states now work for corporations, rather than farming land they own. They would be called peasants or campesinos in other countries, but that would be rude to point out in an industrialized, wealthy nation like the US.
The failure of Marxist revolutionary movements is the main indication for the alleged end of history. The workers did not seize control of anything and the proletariat has become irrelevant. If workers become uppity in one place, industry packs up and goes elsewhere.
Because of the immiseration of the vast majority of people around the world, there will always be workers willing to accept low wages, unhealthy working conditions, atrocities against human dignity – anything – in order to earn the right to live with a minimum of economic security.
The only reason this arrangement is acceptable to people is because the ability to provide for ourselves has been taken away from us. The point of contention between the masses and the state has always been over control of, and access to, land.
In the Russian, Mexican, Chinese, Vietnamese – even the American – revolutions, it was the desire of people to have land to grow crops and otherwise provide for their families that inspired them to fight against the old European elites – not the desire to control industry.
Industrialism itself would never have been possible if the aristocratic states had not forced people off their communal lands and into destitution. This made them dependent on wages in order to buy their food at markets, rather than grow it themselves. Until the Postmodern era, it was still possible for landowning people to live with very little utilization of money if they so wished. What their land could not provide for them, they could acquire through barter. This independent lifestyle is what people have fought for repeatedly, throughout the Modern and Postmodern eras.
When its rival imploded, the path was cleared for the end of history, the absolute, worldwide rule of the Master Race. People’s lives have been reduced to monotony, their allegiance to the Master Race unquestioned by minds too dull to conceive of any alternative. Loyalty to the Master’s institutions – schools, banks, corporations and states – is instilled in their minds. This is the time of the Digital Generation, the culmination of the historic march of Progress – the Ultramodern world.