“If culture is the root of politics, then religion is the root of culture.”
Tracking AfD‘s (Alternatives for Germany) rise across De-industrialising Deutschland, second only to joint Christian Democratic Union and Christian Social Union parties.
As a civilisation cycles analyst, I’m noticing something. Just as Western Rome’s collapse accelerates, the spiritual centre of the universe is shifting from Washington, New York, London, to Jerusalem. Jerusalem is becoming a powerful gravity in its own right, pulling everything into its orbit. This is why Biden doesn’t like Jerusalem. His ilk wants to be emperor, he wants to be God.
AfD is signalling that it wishes to break free from Washington and London’s grip since WW2.
‘People of God’ over ‘Pagans of State’
We know that Washington’s time is coming to an end. We know that secularism has failed. We know that the experiment is failing and we know that the White House has gone rogue. Germany is forced to ask questions. This looks like the beginning of its own “Pilgrim Movement”.
For the last 100+ years since their pagan gamble with WW1, WW2, Germany has been restricted. If they figure out how to re-anchor back in Biblical values, then the beating heart of Europe stands a chance.
Today, we see how Anglo-Saxon capitals have jettisoned their Jerusalem values becoming secularists with all the wealth generated. What they’ve really generated is decline. A natural phenomenon once you abandon the cultural forge for civilisational success.
Jerusalem was once forced to yield to Rome. Even though Christian authority was transferred to Europe, Jerusalem remained the spiritual home.
Throughout history, many empires have fallen as a result of deep moral crises, be it Egypt, Greece, Rome, Ottoman, France, England, and today, America. No civilisation can endure once there’s a breakdown of ethical foundations. Re-enter Jerusalem with its cultural antivirus software, disk defragging equipment, hardware reformation technologies…
Roman roads once stretched across Europe, the Balkans and Asia Minor, all the way to Judaea. For example, a pilgrim from Britain could follow these roads to Dover, they could cross the straits of Calais and follow in the legion’s footsteps across Gaul, over the Alps, down into Italy, where he might sail from Brundisium over the Adriatic to Macedonia, plod on across Thrace to Byzantium, heading down through Antioch and Damascus to Jerusalem. Or, he might sail from Messina in Sicily across Carthage, and follow the Roman road along the Mediterranean coast to Alexandria, through Egypt, the Sinai desert, to his final destination.
This was the “Pilgrim Movement”.
From all parts of Europe they took the long road to the Holy Land, drawn partly by extraordinary devotion but also curiosity, to touch, see, smell something deeper.
Rome 2 is failing fast today, many nations are looking for guidance on how best to manage the end of empire. They will not be looking to Anglo-Saxon capitals for guidance.