They hit themselves in the golden heads with golden hammers, and then it is time to take off your false faces
Madam Satan Cecil B. DeMille by NilbogLAND
Decadence may not be a correct economic theory, given the alarming lability of capital and the alarming capacity of humans to endure misery en masse. It may be a flawed conception of history, too beholden to a sense of a direction and line of advance, a project that can go south. It may be wishful thinking.
But still. It exists, as real as carbon and abstractions. And it sounds and shines like this.