The incumbent, legitimate political morality of Germanic peoples might be simple to describe: free market economics modified as little as may be needed to provide for rudimentary social welfare concerns, adequate defense, and coupled with moral decency. It's a live and let live philosophy that has worked for eons. Can it survive without change?

Only 150 years ago, medicine was primitive. Surgery was very high risk. What medical care was available was of questionable quality, and thus low cost. Today, you can get incredible medical care and advice, and you make lifestyle choices recommended by medical science that significantly extend life expectancy. You can avoid many diseases and escape the dangers of many others.

We live in an age of quick transportation and cheap energy. You can traverse most of the globe in a day or less at a cost that is approximating feasibility for the multitudes.

Science has made agriculture so productive that the Earth is carrying 7 billion human lives today, with a lot of the Earth's surface still unoccupied and not farmed. Events like Chernobyl, extinctions of many animals, depleted oceans, and polluted air tell us the cost is steep to have so many humans, many of them living high-end lifestyles. It is a blessing to have so many people, even as we take note of the accompanying downside.

Science has taken us to the Moon, but no farther.

Modern computers make communicating around the world incredibly fast and much easier than before.

In light of the many scientific advancements of the past few hundred years, it is important to review Germanic ideals. We should add to the existing set of ideals a respect as well as skepticism of science, environmental protection, and a societal need to provide decent health care to citizens as part of social welfare concerns. Out of quick global transportation grows a risk to diversity. Easy access to far-off cultures reduces respect for one's own culture. This affects not only Germanic culture, but all cultures of today.

With improving science and careful concern, we might avoid environmental disaster. That said, it is clear that with the teeming masses something must give. Either the world will be overwhelmed by overpopulation and ecological degredation, or the diversity of existing cultures, including Germanic, will be overwhelmed by global "one world" concerns.

We're headed for troubled times.

A necessary part of any long-term solution for this miasma of risks is to expand humanity's reach and habitat to additional planets as soon as possible. This will require improved science and engineering. It will also require a daring that ascends to the level of storybook heroes and legends.

I don't see a need for a "Germanic planet." I do see a need to extend the human biota to other planets. Certainly all human cultures should take part in space exploration and colonization. Germanic culture will not have a future without extending it beyond the Earth.

This by itself will not save Germanic culture.