Civilisation implies script and as such preservation of history (and it as a concept) and that consequently implies the rule of law and possibility of retrospective verification. And as such civilisation is a situation which opposes the idea of the ‘survival of the fittest’.
Demise is profitable and greed runs the world. Hunted by the past where ideologies were abused by those in power we reject it a priori. That is why contemporary man does not believe, and consequently that is why contemporary politicians have no strong clear ideologies. That is a clear path into the disintegration and demise alike that of pandas.