According to the ancient Hindus, we are now in a period known as "kali-yuga" or the Iron Age. It is known for its breakdown in spirituality, and the complete degeneracy of the human race. Kali-yuga is characterized by a shift in human attitudes away from intelligence, and traditional values towards lust, greed and the dominance of money. This degeneracy is instrumentalized by the a secretive group of the powerful to subjugate and enslave the majority of mankind with among other things, promiscuous sex. (read:pop culture+globalization). Abortion, the tolerance of homosexuality, and transvestitism are considered degenerate practices. In particular, abortion is a sign of the breakdown in the traditional role for women, who during the kali-yuga become greedy prostitutes. It is amazing just how closely our western societal breakdown has followed the descriptions of kali-yuga and the secret war to ensalve mankind by th One-worlders, like Bernard Baruch.
RH: Well. In my ignorance I read up about kali yuga, and, as usual, found the most lucid acount in Wikipedioa:
According to most interpretations of Hindu scriptures, including the Vedas, the Kali Yuga (lit. Age of Kali , also known as Iron Age) began at the end of Krishna's bodily lifespan (approximately 5100 years ago, 3102 BCE) and will last exactly 432,000 years placing its conclusion in the year 428,899 CE (it began with a year 0). Kalki, the 10th and final avatar of Vishnu, is expected to appear at this time, riding a white horse and wielding a flaming sword with which to strike down the wicked. Kali Yuga is the last of four Yugasupon its conclusion, the world will 'reboot' into a new Satya Yuga (Golden Age). This involves the end of the world as we know it and the return of Earth to a state of paradise. Kali Yuga began at midnight (00:00) on 18 February 3102 BCE according to the Surya Siddhanta, which is an astronomical treatise that forms the basis of all Hindu and Buddhist calendars. Kali Yuga is sometimes referred to as the Iron Age because it was also the time when forging iron was discovered. Throughout the Kali Yuga, human civilisation degenerates further.
RH:Christopher is trying to show that the present evil of globalization is part of kali yuga, the period which began in 3102 BCE and will last until 428,899 CE. In other words, the world went to the dogs a very long time ago, long before the present dogs of globalization and pop culture. While I cannot make sense of Christopher's chronology, I agree with his argument about pop culture as a manifestation of the contemporary world, but I do not bring the Vedas into the argument. I am surprised that Vishnu will return on a white horse, like Napoleon. I prefer Christ's donkey. Perhaps the white horse is the source of the four horses of the Apocalypse, but they were horses of a different color.