The West Hoped to separate the Religion and State, and instead of separating it, what they invented is a type of religion which does not claim to be a Religion but is a State. It is the Progressive religion. It is preached by the media-academic complex. It retains its claim to truth, by walking in front of the Truth Train, while claiming to be its engine. The Truth Train is a system which supposedly progresses towards Truth in an incorruptible manner. It includes idealised processes like the scientific method, peer review, and hypothesis testing which is claimed to progress towards Truth even when corrupted. It did yield Truths for a while, but like any human enterprise it can be corrupted too. The media-academic complex, which claims to be its engine, is constantly tempted to drive the Truth Train instead of walking front of it. And as soon as it started driving the Train using research grants, and ostracism of dissidents, and the resulting publication bias, opportunists arrived to claim the grants using data mining bias, and non-replicable experiments. Soon the Progressive religion much like its Catholic predecessor will lose its grip on Truth because of this, and those who walk in front of it will claim to be its engine after that, until they are corrupted too.
The West hoped to dismantle the Permanent Government (e.g. Monarchy), through the use of periodic elections in which anyone is free to run for office. The threat of outsiders disrupting the Progressive religion, led to the formation of the Deep State, which is a form of Permanent Government. It aims to further the Progressive religion at any cost, without regard to majority opinion as revealed in elections if necessary.
The West hoped to fight dogma through the use of free speech, religious and ideological liberty. The threat of anti-Progressive speech spreading anti-progressive ideology led them to start selectively censoring such speech, and ideas. Free speech and religious liberty also put the West under the threat of being invaded by States masquerading as Religion (e.g. Islam). This is exactly the opposite of what the West suffers from i.e. a Religion masquerading a State a.k.a Progressivism. Strangely, Progressivism and Islam are temporary allies because both hopes to destroy the West.
The West hoped to balance the power of the State and its people through use the Gun rights. Instead it incentivised western governments to seek greater power through more destructive and autonomous weapons to threaten their citizens with.
The West hoped to end rule by decree, through the use of rule of law. But since the law can only govern the foreseeable, even the West bestows emergency powers and rule by decree when the unforeseeable happens.
The West hoped to limit the power of the State by limiting what it can do, it just led to power being concentrated in the hands of unelected corporations, and wealthy people serving the Progressive religion. These are the same people people who would have been part of the court elite in a Monarchy.
The West hoped to end hierarchy, by enforcing Equality. Instead what we got was the Weak and the Incompetent ruling the Strong and competent.
The more change the West attempts, the more of the same we get. Perhaps we need to admit we cannot abolish/weaken the State, abolish Religion, end Oppression. Perhaps we need to ways to find the right person for the Job. The Job is to balance the inevitable excesses which are part of the human nature.