I cannot wait to see what the next end of history will bring in the future, but I suspect it might involve living in caves.
One of the characteristics of the end of history, I think, is the propagation of problems which can’t be solved.
This is unsurprising; if you look at social justice as a milieu of events rather than discrete ones, the “causes” have moved from women’s rights in the 20’s and 30’s (50% of the population) to minority rights in the 60’s (15% of the population) to gay rights in the 00’s (6% of the population) to transgendered rights today (.5% of the population.)
Obviously, if you have to find something to keep the warriors agitated, you’re running out of gas, there. If everyone in society is treated fairly and equally, it puts the social justice people out of business. So, you have to switch to things that everyone knows exists, but is less definable as to its effect.
- White Privilege. Everyone seems to know this exists, but when pressed to find specific instances of it that can be measured, it either evaporates into “privileges” that are tied to wealth rather than race, or into social behaviors for which no policy-based solution exists. So, you’re left with a problem which cannot be quantified, which means that there is an infinite amount of mileage which can be gained from it.
- The “Patriarchy”. Similar to the above, one *can* find *some* quantifiable measurements to believe in its existence, but again, when pressed to state its breadth, or solutions to it, those which agitate about it somehow become vague and nebulous about what can possibly be done.
- Environmentalism. Environmental issues are often quantifiable, but the logical solution to them (to your point) is to return to caves. Civilization is correlated with energy usage, period. No way around that. If you want to improve the environment whilst maintaining living standards, you require efficient alternatives, which (today) we lack. Nobody on the environmentalist side really wants to talk about that. Nor do they wish to talk about the rather amazing improvements we’ve made on environmental issues since the 1960’s; all that gets ignored because it doesn’t fit the desired narrative.