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The ignoble descent of Faustian man

The decline of the West, described in great detail by Oswald Spengler a hundred years ago, is now entering its final phase.

“What shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world and lose his own soul?” – Yeshua ben Yosef, itinerant Jewish preacher in Roman Palestine in the first half of the 1st century CE

In Oswald Spengler’s narrative The Decline of the West, Faustian man, representative product of the current dominant world civilization, sold his collective soul to the Devil in return for knowledge. The Devil is now collecting his promised souls and replacing them with mathematical, and therefore, mechanical, algorithms.

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