Seldon’s Opus: Key Excerpts. Excerpt No. 3 -- Civilization Descending.
It is my pleasure, and my honor, as an Officer of the Foundation Encyclopedia Dialectica [F.E.D.] Office of Public Liaison, to share with you, from time to time, as they are approved for public release by the F.E.D. General Council, key excerpts from the internal writings of our co-founder, Karl Seldon.
The third such release in this new series is pasted in below. [Some E.D. standard edits have been applied].
“What we call ‘‘‘the descendence phase of the capitals-system’’’ -- the [psycho]historical sub-epoch since circa 1913 C.E./B.U.E. -- is what happens when a ruling class realizes that its own system, the very system that formed it and that gave it its predominant, overriding economic, political, and social power, will -- if that system is allowed to continue on its own, immanent course, unimpeded -- take all of that power permanently away from that ruling class; will destroy that ruling class as such.”