In part one of this episode, Anthony and Nick talk with guests Mark Citadel and E. Antony Gray about the metaphysics of collapse, exploring historical examples, and making the case that Western civilization is itself collapsing.
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2:35 – Introducing Mark Citadel
12:19 – Reconciling Kali Yuga predictions and Christianity
19:28 – Are we living during a collapse?
26:29 – Does technological advancement contradict or hide decline?
36:26 – Pericles and Alexander – collapse followed these Great Men
51:35 – Contemporary lessons from the fall of Rome
1:03:51 – The end of the Tokugawa Shogunate (and other aristocracies)
1:19:02 – Baby Boomers as harbinger of collapse of Western Civilization
Related Show Links:
Opening Music – “Critical Hit” by Schitzophrenic [sic] (excerpt)
Closing Music – “Jill Grace” by Disyled
Mark Citadel’s blog
E. Antony Gray’s blog
“Defeating Eurabia” by Fjordman
St. Augustine’s “City of God” on Hermes Trismegistus
MPC explains the… Mestizo-Negro cycle
Paulus Orosius: 5th c. Roman SJW
Quora on the collapse of the Tokugawa Shogunate
On wealth wasted on health “care” in last six months of life
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