The Unz Review:ㅤCherchez le Juif: Satanism as the Hidden Grammar of America, by E. Michael Jones

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The Unz Review:ㅤCherchez le Juif: Satanism as the Hidden Grammar of America, by E. Michael Jones

25-03-24 04:00:00,

In La Defaite de l’Occidante, Emmanuel Todd claims that the collapse of the American empire was caused by the evaporation of Protestantism, which he describes as its hidden grammar.

America is now facing defeat in the Ukraine because of the complete disappearance of the Christian foundation of its culture, “un phénomène historique crucial qui, justement, explique la pulvérisation des classes dirigeantes américaines.”[1]Todd, p. 30. a crucial historical phenomenon which, precisely, explains the dispersal of the American ruling classes. Protestantism, which “to a large extent, has been the economic strength of the West, is dead.”[2]Todd, p. 30. Both the United States and England have been caught up in a “centripetal, narcissistic then nihilistic drift,” which has led both the present empire and its predecessor to something which Todd calls the “Zero State,” which he defines as a nation state which is “no longer structured by its original values,” which in this instance means that the Protestant work ethic and the feeling of responsibility which previously animated its population has evaporated.[3]Todd, Emmanuel, The Defeat of the West p. 337 Both Trump and Biden epitomize the apotheosis of the Zero State because Washington’s decisions under both administrations have ceased to be moral or rational.

The Zero State was preceded by the Zombie State, which retains the form but is emptied of its content. Todd sees Benjamin Franklin as a typical Zombie Protestant,

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