The decline of the West…and everybody else

Question from the Internet:

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readMay 21, 2020

Do you believe the West will be able to get up from their bended knees after this economic collapse? Aren’t we heading towards an apocalyptic scenario? Isn’t the last century’s Great Depression a sort of joke compared to what is waiting for us now?

The West is not on their bended knees, the West is laid down before being buried. And in fact, we all are.

The rest of the world is still trying to “catch up” with the West, except a few “stillborn” experiments trying to mix different governing, economic, and social systems - in a futile, unsuccessful manner.

As you suggested what we are heading towards to is very different from the Great Depression, especially if we let the course run completely, to the next World War. In our time this could wipe all of us out!

We will never recover, “return to our old system”, so we could repeat the same mistakes, rebuilding the same exploitative, self-serving Human system with its excessive overproduction, overconsumption, exclusive competition, survival at each other’s expense.

This time Nature and its deterministic evolutionary plan won’t allow us, as now we are obligated to change and align ourselves with the plan finding and fulfilling our unique, Human evolutionary role in it.

We can accept that our collective childhood is over and now we have to grow up and become conscious adults taking our full, mutual responsibility towards each other and towards the Natural system we are born from, we still exist in and we are an integral part of.

The choice is clear and stark: collective, conscious survival based on Nature’s template, or collective self-destruction following our blind, egotistic, individualistic instincts.



Zsolt Hermann

I am a Hungarian-born Orthopedic surgeon presently living in New Zealand, with a profound interest in how mutually integrated living systems work.