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Cultural Collapse Theory
© Roosh V

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It was Joe’s first date with Mary. He asked her what she wanted in life and she replied, “I want to establish my
career. That’s the most important thing to me right now.” Undeterred that she had no need for a man in her life,
Joe entertained her with enough funny stories and cocky statements that she soon allowed him to lightly pet her

At the end of the date, he locked arms with her on the walk to the subway station, when two Middle Eastern
men on scooter patrol accosted them and said they were forbidden to touch. “This is Sharia zone,” they said in
heavily accented English, in front of a Halal butcher shop. Joe and Mary felt bad that they offended the two
men, because they were trained in school to respect all religions but that of their ancestors. One of the first
things they learned was that their white skin gave them extra privilege in life which must be consciously
restrained at all times. Even if they happened to disagree with the two men, they could not verbally object
because of anti-hate laws that would put them in jail for religious discrimination. They unlocked arms and
maintained a distance of three feet from each other.

Unfortunately for Joe, Mary did not want to go out with him again, but seven years later he did receive a
message from her on Facebook saying hello. She became vice president of a company, but could not find a man
equal to her station since women now made 25% more than men on average. Joe had long left the country and
moved to Thailand, where he married a young Thai girl and had three children. He had no plans on returning to
his country, America.

If cultural collapse occurs in the way I will now describe, the above scenario will be the rule within a few
decades. The Western world is being colonized in reverse, not by weapons or hard power, but through a
combination of progressivism and low reproductive rates. These two factors will lead to a complete cultural
collapse of many Western nations within the next 200 years. This theory will show the most likely mechanism
that it will proceed in America, Canada, UK, Scandinavia, and Western Europe.

What Is A Cultural Collapse?

Cultural collapse is the decline, decay, or disappearance of a native population’s rituals, habits, interpersonal
communication, relationships, art, and language. It coincides with a relative decline of population compared to
outside groups. National identity and group identification will be lost while revisionist history will be applied to
demonize or find fault with the native population. Cultural collapse is not to be confused with economic or state
collapse. A nation that suffers from a cultural collapse can still be economically productive and have a working

First I will share a brief summary of the cultural collapse progression before explaining them in more detail.

Then I will discuss where I see many countries along its path.

The Cultural Collapse Progression

1. Removal of religious narrative from people’s lives, replaced by a treadmill of scientific and
technological “progress.”
2. Elimination of traditional sex roles through feminism, gender equality, political correctness, cultural
Marxism, and socialism.
3. Delay or abstainment of family formation by women to pursue careerist lifestyles while men wait in
confused limbo.
4. Decreasing birth rate among native population.
5. Government enactment of open immigration policies to prevent economic collapse.
6. Immigrant refusal to fully acclimate, forcing host culture to adopt external rituals and beliefs while
being out-reproduced.
7. Natives becoming marginalized in their own country.

1. Removal of religious narrative

Religion has been a powerful restraint for millennia in preventing humans from pursuing their base desires and
narcissistic tendencies so that they satisfy a god. Family formation is the central unit of most religions, possibly
because children increase membership at zero marginal cost to the church (i.e. they don’t need to be recruited).
Religion may promote scientific ignorance, but it facilitates reproduction by giving people a narrative that
places family near the center of their existence.1 2 3 After the Enlightenment, the rapid advance of science and
its logical but nihilistic explanations into the universe have removed the religious narrative and replaced it with
an empty narrative of scientific progress, knowledge, and technology, which act as a restraint and hindrance to
family formation, allowing people to pursue individual goals of wealth accumulation or hedonistic pleasure
seeking.4 As of now, there has not been a single non-religious population that has been able to reproduce above
the death rate.5

Even though many people today claim to believe in god, they may not step inside a church but once or twice a
year for special holidays. Religion went from being a lifestyle, a manual for living, to something that is thought
about in passing.

2. Elimination of traditional sex roles

Once religion no longer plays a role in people’s lives, the stage is set to fracture male-female bonding. It is
collectively attacked by several ideologies stemming from the beliefs of Cultural Marxist theory, which serve to
accomplish one common end: destruction of the family unit so that citizens are dependent on the state.

They achieve this goal through the marginalization of men and their role in society under the banner of “equality.”6
With feminism pushed to the forefront of this umbrella movement, the drive for equality ends up being a power
grab by women.7 This attack is performed on a range of fronts:

-medicating boys from a young age with ADHD drugs to eradicate displays of masculinity8
-shaming of men for having direct sexual interest in attractive and fertile women
-criminalization of normal male behavior by redefining some instances of consensual sex as rape9
-imprisonment of unemployed fathers for non-payment of child support, rendering them destitute and unable to
be a part of their children’s lives10
-taxation of men at higher rates for redistribution to women11 12
-promotion of single mother and homosexual lifestyles over that of the nuclear family13 14

The end result is that men, confused about their identify and averse to state punishment from sexual harassment,
“date rape,” and divorce proceedings, make a rational decision to wait on the sidelines.15 Women, still not
happy with the increased power given to them, continue their assault on men by instructing them to “man up”
into what has become an unfair deal—marriage. The elevation of women above men is allowed by corporations,
which adopt “girl power” marketing to expand their consumer base and increase profits.16 17 Governments also
allow it because it increases their tax revenue. Because there is money to be made with women working and
becoming consumers, there is no effort by the elite to halt this development.

3. Women begin to place career above family

At the same time men are emasculated as mere “sperm donors,” women are encouraged to adopt the career
goals, mannerisms, and competitive lifestyles of men, inevitably causing them to delay marriage, often into an
age where they can no longer find suitable husbands who have more resources than themselves. 18 19 20 21

The average woman will find it exceedingly difficult to balance career and family, and since she has no concern of
getting “fired” from her family, who she may see as a hindrance to her career goals, she will devote an
increasing proportion of time into her job.

Female income, in aggregate, will soon match or exceed that of men.22 23 24 A key reason that women
historically got married was to be economically provided for, but this reason will no longer persist and women
will feel less pressure or motivation to marry. The burgeoning spinster population will simply be a moneymaking
opportunity for corporations to market to an increasing population of lonely women. Cat and small dog
sales will rise.

Women succumb to their primal sexual and materialistic urges to live the “Sex and the City” lifestyle full of
fine dining, casual sex, technological bliss, and general gluttony without learning traditional household skills or
feminine qualities that would make them attractive wives.25 26 Men adapt to careerist women in a rational way
by doing the following:

– to sate their natural sexual desires, men allow their income to lower since economic stability no longer
provides a draw to women in their prime27
-they mimic “alpha male” social behavior to get laid with women who, without having an urgent need for a
man’s monetary resources to survive, can choose men based on confidence, aesthetics, and general
entertainment value28
-they withdraw into a world of video games and the internet, satisfying their own base desires for play and
simulated hunting29 30

Careerist women who decide to marry will do so in a hurried rush around 30 because they fear growing old
alone, but since they are well past their fertility peak31, they may find it difficult to reproduce. In the event of
successful reproduction at such a later age, fewer children can be born before biological infertility, limiting
family size compared to the historical past.

4. Birth rates decrease among native population

The stage is now set for the death rate to outstrip the birth rate. This creates a demographic cliff where there is a
growing population of non-working elderly relative to able-bodied younger workers. Two problems result:

a) Not enough tax revenue is supplied by the working population in order to provide for the elderly’s medical
and social retirement needs.32 Borrowing can only temporarily maintain these entitlements.
b) Decrease of economic activity since more people are dying than buying.33

No modern nation has figured out how to substantially raise birth rates among native populations. The most
successful effort has been done in France, but that has still kept the birth rate among French-born women just
under the replacement rate (2.08 vs 2.1).34 The easiest and fastest way to solve this double-edged problem is to
promote mass immigration of non-elderly individuals who will work, spend, and procreate at rates greater than

A replenishing supply of births are necessary to create taxpayers, workers, entrepreneurs, and consumers in
order to maintain the nation’s economic development.36 While many claim that the planet is suffering from
“overpopulation,” an economic collapse is inevitable for those countries who do not increase their population at
steady rates.

5. Large influx of immigration

An aging population without youthful refilling will cause a scarcity of labor, increasing that labor’s price.
Corporate elites will now lobby governments for immigration reform to relieve this upward pressure on
wages.37 38 At the same time, the modern mantra of sustained GDP growth puts pressure on politicians for
dissemination of favorable economic growth data to aid in their re-elections. The simplest way to increase GDP
without innovation or development of industry is to expand the population. Both corporate and political elites
now have their goals in alignment where the easiest solution becomes immigration.39 40

While politicians hem and haw about designing permanent immigration policies, immigrants continue to settle
within the nation.41 The national birth rate problem is essentially solved overnight, as it’s much easier to drain
third-world nations of its starry-eyed population with enticements of living in the first-world than it is to
encourage the native women to reproduce. (Lateral immigration from one first-world nation to another is so
relatively insignificant that the niche term ‘expatriation’ has been developed to describe it). Native women will
show a stubborn resistance at any suggestion they should create families, much preferring a relatively
responsibility-free lifestyle of sexual variety, casual internet dating via mobile apps, consumer excess, and
comfortable high-paying jobs in air conditioned offices.42 43

Immigrants will almost always come from societies that are more religious and, in the case of Islam with regard
to European immigration, far more scientifically primitive and rigid in its customs.44

6. Sanitization of host culture coincides with increase in immigrant power

While many adult immigrants will feel gracious at the opportunity to live in a more prosperous nation, others
will soon feel resentment that they are forced to work menial jobs in a country that is far more expensive than
their own.45 46 47 48 49 The majority of them remain in lower economic classes, living in poor “immigrant
communities” where they can speak their own language, find their own homeland foods, and follow their own
customs or religion.

Instead of breaking out of their foreigner communities, immigrants seek to expand it by organizing. They form
local groups and civic organizations to teach natives better ways to understand and serve immigrant
populations. They will be eager to publicize cases where immigrants have been insulted by insensitive natives
or treated unfairly by police authorities in the case of petty crime.50 51 52 53 54 55 School curriculums may be
changed to promote diversity or multiculturalism, at great expense to the native culture.56 Concessions will be
made not to offend immigrants.57 A continual stream of outrages will be found and this will feed the power of
the organizations and create a state within a state where native elites become fearful of applying laws to

7. Destruction of native culture

This step has not yet happened in any first-world nation, so I will predict it based on logically extending known
events I have already described.

Local elites will give lip service to immigrant groups for votes but will be slow to give them real state or
economic power. Citizenship rules may even be tightened to prevent immigrants from being elected. The elites
will be mostly insulated from the cultural crises in their isolated communities, private schools, and social clubs,
where they can continue to incubate their own sub-culture without outside influence. At the same time, they will
make speeches and enact polices to force native citizens to accept multiculturalism and blind immigration. Antihate
and anti-discrimination laws will be more vigorously enforced than other more serious crimes. Police will
monitor social networking to identify those who make statements against protected classes.

Cultural decline begins in earnest when the natives feel shame or guilt for who they are, their history, their way
of life, and where their ancestors came from. They will let immigrant groups criticize their customs without
protest, or they simply embrace immigrant customs instead with religious conversion and interethnic marriages.
Nationalistic pride will be condemned as a “far-right” phenomenon and popular nationalistic politicians will be
compared to Hitler. Natives learn the art of self-censorship, limiting the range of their speech and expressions,
and soon only the elderly can speak the truths of the cultural decline while a younger multiculturalist within
earshot attributes such frankness to senility or racist nostalgia.

With the already entrenched environment of political correctness (see stage 2), the local culture becomes a sort
of “world” culture that can be declared tolerant and progressive as long as there is a lack of criticism against
immigrants, multiculturalism, and their combined influence. All cultural identity will eventually be lost, and to
be “American” or “British,” for example, will no longer have modern meaning from a sociological perspective.
Native traditions will be eradicated and a cultural mixing will take place where citizens from one world nation
will be nearly identical in behavior, thought, and consumer tastes to citizens of another. Once a collapse occurs,
it cannot be reversed. The nation’s cultural heritage will be forever lost.

I want to now take a brief look at six different countries and see where they are along the cultural collapse


This is an interesting case because, up to recently, we saw very low birth rates not due to progressive ideals but
from a rough transition to capitalism in the 1990’s and a high male mortality from alcoholism.59 60 To help
sustain its population, Russia is readily accepting immigrants from Central Asian regions, treating them like
second-class citizens and refusing to make any accommodations away from the ethnic Russian way of life.
Even police authorities turn a blind eye when local skinhead groups attack immigrants.61 In addition, Russia has
also shown no tolerance to openly homosexual or progressive groups,62 stunting their negative effects upon the culture.
The birth rate has risen in recent years to levels seen in Western Europe but it’s still not above the death rate.
Russia will see a population collapse before a cultural one.

Likelihood of 50-year cultural collapse: Very low


We’re seeing rapid movement through stages 2 and 3, where progressive ideology based on the American
model is becoming adopted and a large poor population ensure progressive politicians will continue to remain in
power with promises of economic redistribution.63 64 65 Within 15 years we should see a sharp drop in birth rates
and a relaxation of immigration laws.

Likelihood of 50-year cultural collapse: Moderate


Some could argue that America is currently experiencing a cultural collapse. It always had a fragile culture
because of its immigrant foundings, but immigrants of the past (including my own parents) rapidly acclimated
into the host culture to create a sense of national pride around an ethic of hard work and shared democratic
values. This is being eroded as a fem-centric culture rises in its place, with its focus on trends, celebrities,
homosexuality, multiculturalism, and male-bashing. Natives have become pleasure seekers with little
inclination to reproduction during their years of peak fertility.66

Likelihood of 50-year cultural collapse: Very high


While America always had high amounts of immigration, and therefore a system of integration, England is
newer to the game. In the past 20 years, they have massively ramped up their immigration efforts.67 A visit to
London will confirm that the native British are slowly becoming minorities, with their iconic red telephone
booths left undisturbed purely for tourist photo opportunities. Approximately 5% of the English population is
now Muslim.68 Instead of acclimatizing, they are achieving early success in creating zones with Sharia law.69
The English elite, in response, is jailing natives under stringent anti-race laws.70 England had a highly
successful immigration story with Polish immigrants who eagerly acclimated to English culture, but have
opened the doors to other peoples who don’t want to integrate.71

Likelihood of 50-year cultural collapse: Very high


Sweden is experiencing a similar immigration situation to England, but they possess a higher amount of self-shame
and white guilt. Instead of allowing immigrants who could work in the Swedish economy, they are
encouraging migration of asylum seekers who have been made destitute by war. These immigrants enter
Sweden and immediately receive social benefits. In effect, Sweden is welcoming the least economically
productive people in the world.72 The immigrants will produce little or no economic benefit, and may even
worsen Sweden’s economy. Immigrants are turning some parts of Sweden, such as the Rosengard area of
Malmo, into a ghetto.73

Likelihood of 50-year cultural collapse: Very high


From my one and half years of living in Poland, I have seen a moderate level of progressive ideological creep,
careerism among women, hedonism, and idolation of Western values, particularly out of England, where a large
percentage of the Polish population have emigrated for work. Younger Poles may not act much different from
their Western counterparts in their party lifestyle behavior, but there nonetheless remains a tenuous maintenance
of traditional sex roles. Women of fertile age are pursuing relationships over one-night stands, but careerism is
causing them to stall family formation. This puts a downward pressure on birth rates, which stems from
significant numbers of fertile young women emigrating to countries like the UK and USA, along with continued
economic uncertainties faced from transitioning to capitalism74. As Europe’s “least multicultural” nation,
Poland has long been hesitant to accept immigrants, but this has recently changed and they are encouraging
migrants.75 To its credit, it is seeking first-world entrepreneurs instead of low skilled laborers or asylum
seekers. Its cultural fate will be an interesting development in the years to come, but the prognosis will be more
negative as long as its young people are eager to leave the homeland.

Likelihood of 50-year cultural collapse: Possible

Poland and Russia show the limitations of Cultural Collapse Theory in that it best applies to first-world nations
with highly developed economies. They have low birth rates but not through the mechanism I described, though
if they adopt a more Western ideological track like Brazil, I expect to see the same outcome that is befalling
England or Sweden.

There can be many paths to cultural destruction, and those nations with the most similarities will gravitate
towards the same path, just like how Eastern European nations are suffering low birth rates partly because of
mass emigration due to being introduced into the European Union.

How To Stop Cultural Collapse

Maintaining native birth rates while preventing the elite from allowing immigrant labor is the most effective
means at preventing cultural collapse. Since multiculturalism is an experiment with no proven efficacy, a
culture can only be maintained by a relatively homogenous group who identify with each other. When that
homogeneity breaks down and one citizen looks to the next and does not see a person with the same values as
himself, the culture falls in dis-repair as native citizens begin to lose a shared means of communication and
identity. Once the percentage of the immigrant population crosses a certain threshold (perhaps 15%), the decline
will pick up in pace and cultural breakdown will be readily apparent to all observers.

Current policies to solve low birth rates through immigration is a short-term fix with dire long-term
consequences. In effect, it’s a Trojan-horse prescription of irreversible cultural destruction. A state must prevent
itself from entering the position where mass immigration is considered a solution by blocking progressive
ideologies from taking hold. One way this can be done is through the promotion of a state-sponsored religion
which encourages the nuclear family instead of single motherhood and homosexuality. However, introducing
religion as a mainstay of citizen life in the post-enlightenment era may be impossible.

We must consider that the scientific era is an evolutionary maladaptive feature of humanity that natural
selection will accordingly punish (i.e. those who are anti-religious and pro-science will simply breed less). It
must also be considered that with religion in permanent decline, cultural collapse may be a certainty that
eventually occurs in all developed nations. Religion, it may turn out, was evolutionary beneficial to the human

Another possible solution is to foster a patriarchal society where men serve as strong providers. If you
encourage the development of successful men who possess indispensable skills and therefore resources that are
lacked by females, there will be women below their station who want to marry and procreate with them, but if
strong women are produced instead, marriage and procreation is unlikely to take place at levels above the death

A gap between the sexes should always exist in the favor of men if procreation is to occur at high rates, or else
you’ll have something similar to the situation in America where urban professional women cannot find “good
men” to begin a family with (i.e., men who are significantly more financially successful than them). They
instead remain single and barren, only used occasionally by cads for exciting casual sex.

One issue that I purposefully ignored is the effect of technology and consumerism on lowering birth rates. How
much influence does video games, internet, and smartphones contribute to a birth decline? How much of an
effect does Western-style consumerism have in delaying marriage? I suspect they have more of an amplification
effect than being an outright cause. If a country is proceeding through the cultural collapse model, technology
will simply hurry the collapse, but giving internet access to a traditionally religious group of people may not
cause them to flip overnight. Research will have to be done in these areas to say for sure.


The first iteration of any theory is sure to create as many questions as answers, but I hope that by proposing this
model, it becomes more clear why some cultures seem so quick to degrade while others display a sort of
immunity. Some countries may be too far down the wrong path to be saved, but I hope the information
presented gives concerned readers ideas on protecting their own culture by allowing them to connect how
progressive ideologies that may seem innocent or benign on the surface can eventually lead to an outright
collapse of their nation’s culture.



1 Religion linked to stronger family relationships, new research shows (
2 Religion and family formation (
3 Teen birth rates higher in highly religious states (
4 “Building A Bridge To The 18th Century” by Neil Postman (
5 Religion and fertility in the USA (
6 Cultural Marxism: The corruption of America (
7 The end game of feminism (
8 Over 20% of young boys labeled with ADHD
9 Say hello to the new definition of rape (
10 Jailing dads who can’t pay (
11 Obamacare is a bachelor tax that will fail (
12 When Obamacare takes effect, young healthy men will be hurt (
13 In defense of single motherhood (
14 Huffington Post on Single Mothers (
15 Why does America have so many Peter Pan men? (
16 Special K: Fight fat talk (
17 The Dove Campaign for real beauty (
18 Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office: 101 Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers
19 Play Like a Man, Win Like a Woman: What Men Know About Success that Women Need to Learn (
20 Many more women delay childbirth into 40s due to career restraints (
21 UK women having babies later than ever before (
22 U.S. women on the rise as family breadwinner (
23 Young women’s pay exceeds male peers’
24 Income gap closing: women on pace to outearn men (
25 Sex and the City drinking culture blamed for marriage breakdowns (
26 The lonely legacy of my Sex and the City lifestyle (
27 The great jobs mystery: why are so many men dropping out of the workforce?
28 America’s sexual hierarchy favors alpha males more than ever (
29 Video game addiction and other Internet compulsive disorders mask depression, anxiety, learning disabilities
30 Addiction? Video games crowded out man’s life (
31 Age and female fertility (
32 Falling fertility rates pose threats to government revenues (
33 The worldwide demographic cliff (
34 The demographic cliff (
35 Solving America’s demographic problem is only hard if you rule out immigration
36 More babies, please (
37 - Facebook founder Mark Zuckerburg’s immigrant reform group (
38 Soros & fellow billionaires for open borders lobby GOP on amnesty (
39 Obama administration to stop deporting some young illegal immigrants
40 White House immigration plan offers path to residency (
41 Numbers of illegal immigrants may be on the rise again, estimates say (
42 Women who choose to remain childless have lots of money, hardly a care in the world (
43 Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead (
44 Europe’s shifting immigration dynamic (
45 Generations of exclusion: Mexican Americans, assimilation, and race (
46 Ghettos shackle French Muslims (
47 Europe’s angry Muslims (
48 Falling behind or moving up? The intergeneration progress of Mexican Americans
49 Sweden shaken as riots continue in immigrant suburbs (
50 Thousands join pro-Islam protest (
51 Islamic organizations based in the United Kingdom
52 British Islamists: Islam will dominate France (
53 The Muslim Brotherhood’s conquest of Europe (
54 Arizona immigration protesters block court proceedings (
55 National Council of La Raza (
56 Common Core standards ‘educate’ 4th-graders about ‘white privilege’ (
57 Hamburg, Germany makes major concessions with its Muslim community
58 Another no-go area in Londonistan (
59 Averting a demographic nightmare in Russia and Eastern Europe (
60 Putin vows to halt Russia’s immigration plunge (
61 Neo-nationalist violence targets Central Asians in Russia (
62 Russian anti-gay bill passes (
63 Brazilian feminists to dress like lewd nuns to protest pope visit (
64 Rio holds 'biggest ever' collective gay marriage ceremony (
65 Brazil judicial decision paves way for gay marriage (
66 U.S. birthrate falls to lowest on record (
67 Immigration to the UK (
68 Will Britain have a Muslim majority by 2050? (
69 Britain’s first Sharia Law zone (
70 Nearly 70,000 Britons convicted of hate crimes over six-year period (
71 Why Poles love coming to Britain (
72 Swedish multiculturalism goes awry (
73 Muslim refugees and the cost of Sweden’s kindness (
74 Concern over Poland’s low fertility rate (
75 Economic success makes Poland destination for immigrants (