There's a lot of maudlin stuff floating around. Yes, we're in decline. No, it's not the end of the world -- in fact, it's the best possible thing.
We're awash in retards. Stupid people, selfish people, pedophiles, criminals, etc. We need a forest fire to burn out these weak trees.
Life is fucking boring. Get a job, even a job you like, and there's a lot of explaining to large groups of slow people. Zzz.
Culture is garbage, except for some holdouts who keep repeating the past. No one has time or money to make real art anymore, so we have crap. We would be embarrassed to explain this to any distant descendants living in a healthier time.
Sum total, a mess has been made. It's amusing how bad it is and how unrecognized that is. What we need to do is build up a culture that recognizes this, knows why we fell apart, and is resolved not to do it again because we see what a waste of time it is.
Then we need to not fight but step aside and let the mess come crashing down, then build something more fun and interesting. I guess it's unfair that in this new world order Britney Spears and Jay-Z would be dead or peasants, but something about that is very satisfying to my sense of justice.