|The decades old Hegel-Nietzsche "End of
History" doctrine appears to have become revived in recent times as
though we were near the point of it becoming reality. The doctrine defines a dark age,
a regressive change in the world that no one can escape
from economically, politically, socially, civilly, on the whole front of
human existence. In other words, resistance to the unfolding
world-empire is futile. Thus, history as we have known it, with a humanist
dimension, will come to an end.
It appears that the 'end of history' doctrine is used in modern time to soften the ground in people's perception towards the eventual acceptance of that global world-empire which looms at the end of the regressive trail that has already begun, an empire that is big and so powerful, that it is deemed to have NO possible opposition. According to the 'end of history' doctrine, the development of human history which has been marked since time began by humanity's never ending struggle for freedom from domination, and scientific progress towards a richer life, becomes terminated.
The imperial notion is being put forward, that this 'end' result is inevitable. The reality, however, lies in the opposite; that the 'end of history' doctrine is neither natural, inevitable, nor actually achievable. Still, it is forced upon society as a policy objective of the world's imperial forces. As irrational as this may sound, the reality is, that the implementation phase of this much promoted 'end of history' policy has already begun.
From a science fictional standpoint, this 'end game' opens interesting dimensions for exploration based on the historic pattern of the last two centuries, against which the "End of History" doctrine unfolded. The exploration becomes even more interesting when one compares the doctrinal dimension of it with some of the already unfolding evidence in the modern political arena.
The exploration that is presented here, of this dimension, is in the form of a dialog in a chapter of my nine novel social science fiction series, The Lodging for the Rose. The chapter appears in the middle of the last novel, called, Lu Mountain.
Since the 'end of history' subject has been pushed more prominently into the foreground in recent times, it appears expedient to make the chapter available separately to enrich the dimension of the general discussion of the theme. The chapter explores the 'end of history' concept in a broad, universal perspective, and projects it logically forward according to the general concept of the doctrine with consequences that are actually hard to imagine, even in science fiction, but which lie in the general trend of processes that are now being implemented.
Indeed the 'end of history' doctrine is by design a doctrine with consequences that universally alter the face of all nations. The modern beginning of terrorism and preemption, neither of which is natural, is already forcing upon the world a cataclysm of tragedies with global repercussion that are increasingly difficult to recover from, all of which could have been avoided.
The question then is: Do these modern events prove the doctrine to be true, or do they merely prove that the artificial implementation of the doctrine has begun, tragically I might add, moving us towards an unimaginable tragedy the scope of which no one can truly foretell?
on the 'end of history' doctrine
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