A Pre-Mortem of Western Civ

John Brodix Merryman Jr.
8 min readApr 30, 2023

Why the cracks go to the foundations.

Our politicians prefer playing cowboys and Indians on the other side of the planet, while the country falls apart and puberty has been deemed a fascist plot. What gives?

We tend to look at all the problems in isolation, but the crazies seem to get the attention in all of them. Life is complicated, but we want the simple answers.