I finished Captain Capitalism’s (Aaron Clarey) Enjoy the Decline last night.
There are many books out there about how the United States is doomed via the ills of socialism. These books lay out their case, provide evidence the decline, and leave a reader with some type of “that’s all there is folks (you’re screwed)” or “here’s what we can do politically to win (but you’re still screwed).”
While rabble-rouser economist Clarey maps out his case in fluid prose, the book shifts to an upbeat philosophical treasure-trove of libertarian practicality, and that makes Enjoy the Decline unique. Clarey doesn’t so much preach about the old and true saying “control what you can control and don’t worry about what you can’t” than beats you over the head with it. He slaughters a sacred libertarian and conservative political cow every two pages.
Leave no doubt this is a book about personal philosophy via the identification of major life issues (career, wife, etc.) and the approach to those issues. So when I say practical, I mean practical. Do this. Don’t do that. Focus on this. Don’t focus on that. Husbands, here’s how to relate to your wife. Wives, here’s how to relate to your husbands. When he says “enjoy the decline,” that’s exactly what the book is about.
Here’s the synopsis:
The “End of America?”
The “Demise of liberty?”
The “Destruction of Western Civilization?”
But why let all of the above get you down? Learn to “Enjoy the Decline!”
“Enjoy the Decline” is mandatory reading for all conservatives, libertarians, Americans, and lovers of freedom who are mourning the slow, but sure death of their culture and their country. America is over. Freedom will be curtailed. Liberty is dead. And above all else, it is inevitable.
But the answer is not to get depressed and give up hope. The answer is to change your attitude and learn how to “Enjoy the Decline.” You get one life on this planet and Aaron Clarey explains how to get the most out of it even though socialism and tyranny are all around you.
From learning how to adapt your psychology to learning to let go and take advantage of the socialist system, “Enjoy the Decline” carries the freedom loving American through the 5 stages of grief and puts them on a path to enjoy their life regardless of what is happening to their beloved America.
Dark, macabre, and morose, but truthful, helpful, and practical all the same, it is guaranteed to make you happier than your socialist counterparts even though they have everything they want.
Make leftists, liberals, and progressives miserable. Enjoy the Decline!