Counterculture & Liberalism

“A man who has not been a socialist before 25 has no heart.
If he remains one after 25 he has no head.”
— Aphorism

Home of the University of California, Berkeley, and the Free Speech Movement, Berkeley is the current epicenter of liberal thought and ideology. The mantle that once belonged to Cambridge, Massachusetts has now passed onto Berkeley, California. This is the new bastion of the far left.

There are many views on why the Roman Empire fell. My personal view is that increasing well being led to a general sense of complacency and decadence. They lost sight of what had built the empire and made it great in the first place. Eventually, the inevitable happened.

There is so much good in liberal ideology. The openness to the new, the acceptance of the unknown, and the embracing of diversity with gusto. But how much of it is sustainable, only time will tell. We can’t keep paying ourselves more than we earn no matter how good it might make us feel.