Good day. I’ve partially come here to vent once more at the state of South Africa, but also to ask a question.
For context, I’m a white South African and I was born shortly after the end of Apartheid. Growing up during my early childhood, I can remember things started being stolen from our yard at our house in the suburbs. We eventually had to install high walls and security gates around the entire property to prevent crime and to feel safe in our own home. After my early childhood, my family moved to the city. Fast forwarding about 12 years and skipping lots of horrific stories and home security upgrades, our whole neighbourhood decides to employ well-payed armed guards to patrol the streets. At this point the majority of houses also have cctv surveillance.
Fast forward about another 8 years to the present day. I have many stories of friends, relatives and general acquaintances being robbed, mugged, raped, stabbed, murdered etc.. over the years. Though I will say even in my extended circle I have less such stories in the immediately preceding years, as I think people have generally learned or have conditioned themselves to be less trusting and more conservative with what they do and where they go as time progressed. Neighbourhood watch and community groups are of course still filled with stories and encounters, especially during the tourist season. Most people I know avoid the mainstream reported news outright, as it is too psychologically traumatising to keep up.
Every time I leave my apartment there are homeless people outside begging. While I usually drive, I decided to walk about 1km through my neighbourhood and further downtown the other day. I’m used to seeing tent cities but being so up close and personal to the sight, smell and despair of the homeless really had a visceral impact on me that I’d not experienced in a long time.
I pay my tax. I keep my mouth shut even though I can see the decay happening in real time. Despite having to live with the most non-sensical ideological anti-white horseshit that is so fashionable these days, and so intellectually oppressive that it feels like living inside some kind of stunted fantasy of a delusional brainwashed 16 year old communist activist. Seriously, I struggle to have any kind of realistic social, political or economic discussions with anyone that isn’t a hyper high T red-pilled powerlifter. Most people around me, even people I thought were vaguely edgy, think George Floyd was a martyr(not a crack dealing violent felon) and that the astroturfed race riots were some kind of turning point event. And generally it seems that if we allow anyone anywhere to say or even think, express anything vaguely conservative, that means we live under some kind of neonazi regime.
My country is greylisted for international investment. We don’t even have power for most of the day because the power generation system has essentially already collapsed.
Anyhow, I’m rambling, my point is: a lot of what I’ve read on the conservative right seems to imagine some sort of “collapse” or “revolutionary” point. Your nation will import X amount of unregulated low-wage slaves, and then people will revolt! Your municipality, then state, then country will go bankrupt on welfare spending, they they’ll revolt! Your public utilities will collapse, and then they’ll revolt! Your neighbourhood will have crime and tent cities, drug addicts and beggars on the streets, then they’ll revolt! With the modern political predicament, the dystopian and extremely oppressive communist social and intellectual culture, there will never be any kind of revolt or political solution. And the politics and political culture almost necessitate and accelerate the slow but very perceptible decay. The collapse never comes, things just get worse, and at each level you get used to your new life such that each progressively worsening state simply becomes the new norm. You adapt. Your neighbourhood installs private security measures as far as it can. The buildings you frequent have security guards at the entrances. You learn to ignore the beggars and homeless people everywhere. Public trust and safety is eroded at this point, there is none to speak of.
TL;DR: Collapse and revolution is a rightwing fantasy, reality follows more of a slow decline. What kind of decay and erosion of social trust are you seeing in your community/state/country? Do you think communities where people used to be able to leave their doors unlocked can go back to that state i.e. can the societal decay be reversed?