Another major suicide attack, mass casualties. The headlines roll past like sports scores and no one is really paying attention because the United States and its allies have hobbled themselves in the fight against terror. Instead of recognizing what this is — a guerrilla war waged on our soil — we try to treat it like a law enforcement and mental health problem.
It has become clear that the US policy on ISIS is failing. We are seeing terrorist attacks on a daily basis all over the globe lately. The enemy is not deterred by a piece-meal military strategy of pitting US air power with minimal sorties and many restraints against carpet bombing. What is needed is a different approach. I suggest the US should view the war as a poker game, and that its time to up the ante.
A big problem with the war against ISIS is that the enemy is all-in, while the US barely is willing to even meet the minimal commitment necessary to play the game. Hand after hand, ISIS wins by increasing the bet, striking worldwide and daring the US to hit back. Meanwhile, the US bides its time, with a few pin point strikes here and there, and minimal sorties, and then folds its hand for the day, hoping that eventually the dynamic will change. But it never does and this process repeats itself again and again. Politicians post statements about how sad it is that more are dead, people change their Facebook profiles, prayers are said and “Imagine” is played, and then… nothing.
If this is a war, the US needs to go all in, and it needs to play its wild cards. In chess you threaten pieces, and thereby force the opponent to move further into hidden traps. You tell them if you stay where you are we are coming for you . Then you force them to move and hit them when they move. This could be done in Raqqa, Syria where ISIS is headquartered. Tell them that on a given date and time that aerial bombardment will begin and will not cease until the ISIS leadership is given up. Civilians are forewarned to leave or enjoy the bombing.
If they stay they will have to face the consequences. You force ISIS and its supporters to either move or face being obliterated by nuclear weapons. When they move they will be much easy to surveil and target, which makes it possible to differentiate civilians from their paramilitary. A buffer zone needs to be created and the civilians should be lured to it by being offered necessities they cannot get in ISIS-occupied zones. And after the message is sent you shut down social media completely at least temporarily in order to make their counter attacks more disjointed. and so they cannot rally their troops as easily based off propaganda.
Some might say this is all too telegraphed. Well, in chess you telegraph one attack only to sneak with a second and a third chess piece and attack another of his pieces. This translates to: a day or two before the telegraphed warning date you demonstrate that you are serious by carpet bombing another stronghold of theirs without warning, such as the former US embassy in Libya, where terrorists have been holding pool-parties.
Warning strikes let everyone in Raqqa know you mean business. Then to further surprise ISIS and to make the world know you are unpredictable and not afraid to take them on, a selective Shock and Awe invasion could further cripple the ISIS infrastructure. Israeli commandos are the worlds most experienced urban fighting experts. No one would expect the US to have the balls to go in on the ground there or team up with Israel. The goal of the operation is to waste all low level officials and to capture the high level ones alive.
With the high level ISIS officials captured alive they are swiftly transferred to Damascus. Hand over the enemies to Assad. The goal with that is to have Assad hold them and publicly torture them whenever there are further ISIS attacks as a deterrent, and to humiliate and demoralize the enemy. Like with the capture of Bin Laden in Pakistan, or the first Gulf War, you do not make the fatal error of sticking around afterwards and policing it, nor do you target hospitals or civilian infrastructure.
Sometimes in chess it is necessary to trade pieces. Similarly, in life it is sometimes necessary and well-advised to trade an eye for an eye. The key is to capture their main chess pieces alive and to use the public torture of them as a deterrent against future attacks. Most of the other methods I described in this article are methods which would surprise and paralyze the enemy with a lack of decent options, which would render their leaders vulnerable to being captured and steal initiative back from the people who are — so far — winning the war on terror instead of us.
A South African philosophy lecturer some years ago mentioned a psychiatric book describing how dreams become reality. It reminded me of an experience where, after a long day of work, I dreamed of dancing with a muscular girl, and one week later found myself doing exactly that, without having known her a week prior.
For this reason, Gregory Hood’s book Waking Up From The American Dream revitalized interest in the idea that dreams affect our future. It is difficult to find a credible explanation of the “American dream” so I reverted to the original poem apparently inscribed on the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal;
The New Colossus By Emma Lazarus
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame.
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
The bit that caught my eye was this: “Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” It describes quite accurately the mindset difference between the “pomp” of the elites and the “huddled masses” where an open country as reflected by a woman (Mother Earth perhaps) invites the intrepid, but not the pompous. Clearly the dream was not only the venture, but also the escape (or “exit” in today’s language).
The escape has become the venture. That is the real American Dream: not to be constricted, but to be released. In fact, to be released into a world we can’t envisage from one that has become tedious and pointless. Hood wants us to realize not that the poetic version of the dream is wrong, but rather that it has become corrupted and now serves as the inversion of what it once meant.
The world is filled up in 2016, but people still require to be released because the pompous constrictor is still tightening its muscles. However, the “huddled masses” cannot escape to an empty New World, so they escape back to an “empty” Old World (same constrictor though). The difference between the huddled masses then and now is civilization. The first huddle mass were barely civilized, while the second is entirely not. Also civilization has grown exponentially since the last mass “exodus” (pun intended). The new huddled masses are not intrepid and humble; they are dependent and arrogant because they think their superiority lies in their penises rather than brains. In fact, they don’t even know what property rights are, which means they are effectively uncivilized. (Think how dangerous that is for rural town councils/cities in America).
However, civility requires that we should start a new pursuit (as opposed to the pursuit of happiness), perhaps called the “pursuit of civility” or “civilization.” Since civilization is an unnatural state (it’s also unnatural for all humans to be civil with all other humans due to stress factors alone), humans should make haste in pursuing their “organizational” happiness and not just their own individual (selfish) happiness. They should not dream about being pompous heroes, they should dream of civilization and its enemies. Heroes are those epitomizing the upward spiral while enemies are those causing the downward spiral. The pursuit of happiness necessarily extends beyond the self.
Returning to the above –- “to be released into a world we can’t envisage” — may I point out that the part of “released into a world” is actually wrong? It should rather be “released into a civilization”. The second part of “we can’t envisage” will then indicate a desire to improve civilization, being the opportunity we can’t envisage (yet).
This unknown visualization of reality will ignite our minds to create solutions emerging as dreams that may just one day come true in a natural world. While it is natural to dream, it is incumbent on humans to keep it as natural as possible too. We can’t therefor dream of an unnatural liberalized politics-of-fear diverse world, because we already have that.
The quality of commentary on the internet has slid off the scale into a puddle near the drain along with spilled beer, urine and cigarette butts. Our brilliant commentators have basically ignored China’s aggressive behavior in the South China Sea, with some making excuses for the country with whom we waged two proxy wars (Korea and Vietnam).
Two factors should guide this decision: first, we should understand Chinese aims, and second, question whether China is the quasi-superpower we wish to have hegemony over any part of the world.
China is currently building artificial islands among the tiny bits of coral reef called (optimistically) the Spratly Islands. Several nations claim this territory, which is 400 miles from China and on a key shipping route; if China is able to assert dominance in the area, it could make billions from tariffs. That it even concerns itself with such things suggests the government anticipates a drop in revenues.
Some claim these islands have quite a bit of oil, but the official American position is that they do not. Regardless, China is building a colony sizable enough for them to stage a significant military presence there. That action is inconsistent with oil prospecting, which could be easily done with offshore rigs. Instead it looks like the Chinese intend to be there as a permanent military and political presence, which disturbs nations such as Vietnam and Thailand who are much closer to the area and do not want their navies constrained by Chinese power.
But even more importantly, we should ask ourselves: should China be a superpower? China has been building its empire on the backs of the US and other major industrial powers. Whether it is purposely devaluing their currency to make their exports cheaper, stealing intellectual property, paying very low wages, or using Bernie Madoff style accounting and pyramid schemes, these smaller problems all add up to one big problem: China does not legitimately deserve to lead the world’s next hegemon.
The US is stuck in a bad position on the South China Sea events. Where we know China has no claim to the oil in these islands, but we do not really want to engage in a war with them over it . Meanwhile the US has been getting its hat handed to it by China economically and to some extent even technologically, with China having several space launches, and in products like Samsung beating Apple. Chinese speculators are buying houses in America for cash from profits of the Chinese stock market boom, which has reached roaring 20s proportions. What is worrisome about this is that the Chinese are acting as if their economy is a bubble, and they want to trade bad assets for good, but then will have to compensate politically for the resulting recession. That often means war.
As its neighbors know, China is a bad actor that intends to seize as much territory and influence as it can before the bubble pops. The US should long ago have labeled China as a currency manipulator and kicked them out of the WTO. The US should use its economic power to force China to be respectful of its neighbors’ territory. If China is set to become the next hegemon let them earn that right fairly, instead of funding their imperialist conquests on the backs of a fraudulent , manipulated economy.
The phrase “a witness to history” has been abused over the last dozen decades. In reality: it means someone who sees what most would rather ignore.
Very few people remember The Wall in Berlin. I do, however. I saw it and the contrast between the two sides. It was not economic, it was spiritual. On the West side, there was some hope and joy; on the East side, there was only obedience to the pretense of the group.
Ever since then, I have seen all political questions in terms of The Wall. Does this get us closer to The Wall or farther away from it? — because I want to be as far away from that as possible.
The only comparison I can make is a woman I knew who was raising a retarded child. The ‘tard was going to last for twenty or thirty years and then die, never having risen above the intelligence of an eight-year-old. This is why people hate ‘tards: they take all your time, energy and love and cast it into the void.
East Germany was the tard. Every day was an obligation, and everything was fake. Eyes watched behind every pillar and tree. The problem was not that people were not free, but that they were ruled by incompetence and stupidity.
I saw it. I cannot forget it.
When we consider our future in the West, we should look at the past. Any movement to the Left will end up at The Wall; any more movement in another direction will deliver it from us.
It is clear to me which choice is 100% right and which choice should burn in hell for eternity.
The United States is going out like the Soviet Union, complete with a fake economy. Our ersatz economy works like a circular Ponzi scheme: government dumps money into the impoverished, who then spend it and create more demand. The middle class pays for this and benefits from jobs, but the fuse is lit on the bomb and at some point, it will detonate.
Right now housing is in a sustainable bubble. We keep building excess housing for the swelling population of immigrants. It’s not really that complicated. In fact its a pyramid scheme, complete with a prop that if you bought in long enough ago then you barely even have to pay any property tax. Come on in with your phony forged immigration documents. Bring that funny money from that speculative state subsidized pyramid scheme in Beijing, and invest it in that pyramid scheme across the Pacific in the Real Estate in Silicon Valley. Be sure and have that anchor baby and buy that house to firmly set your roots. Next forge all your cousins into the country as your brothers and sisters. No one seems to be concerned about the swelling population. So what difference does a few million more make?
Our housing bubble is invisible because we keep selling property and if the new owners default, we sell the debt to collectors who fight over how many cents on the dollar they can keep while the properties remain empty. As long as more people come in, and the government dumps more welfare aid on them, something will be selling which justifies building new homes and writing new loans. On paper, it looks great; in reality, markets are based on actual demand that can support itself, and the Ponzi scheme will eventually explode because it is based almost entirely on credit being re-sold and false demand from those who are supported by government.
Simultaneously, the sector that most depend on to keep our economy afloat, technology and internet, is wavering near disaster. Cell phone and tablet sales are receding and computer sales have not risen to previous numbers. This occurs because a bubble was created by assuming that temporary demand, as ever household rushed off to buy these devices over the past two decades, would continue indefinitely. It cannot: everyone who needs a computer has one, and they are not upgrading as much as people would like because the technology is basically stagnant. Even more, no new inventions have come about in the past decade, only re-configurations of existing technology.
Even more, the bloom is off the rose on the internet. What made it powerful — a raw oasis of quality information — has been replaced by social media which acts like daytime TV for basement-bound losers, propaganda in the form of Google and Wikipedia, and endless commercial spam and advertising which reduces its utility. As a result, the most desired consumers are retreating from the internet while the vast horde of people with little money and lots of time, who are generally not going to buy any of the high-ticket items advertised, have taken over. Ad revenues keep falling on a per impression basis which means that the value of the advertising itself is oversold, and this is another bubble which will pop.
This will lead to what economists gently call a “correction”: the false value added will become void, and the economy will adjust perceived value to be closer to actual value. This will translate to a loss of value and consequent depreciation of the currency, which if we add it to the already decreased value of the currency, means that most people will experience a massive drop in purchasing power. With this, consumer confidence will fall as well as spending, putting the consumer portion of the economy into dire straits. Add to this the strangulation imposed on the middle classes through high taxes and on business through excessive regulation (and legal liability, not least of all through affirmative action and civil rights law) and we have an economy stuck in the mud, with no burst of energy to get itself out.
On top of that, other dominoes will fall. China is teetering on the brink as its one resource, abundant cheap labor, becomes more expensive and demand falls. Numerous other countries have followed its model but with the same consequences, namely that as money pours in, expenses mount as internal complexity increases. Some companies are already switching to robotic labor to avoid regulations, labor strife and legal liability. Similarly, Europe, which has built much of its economic gains on selling to Asia and the Middle East, will see its own fortunes decline, at a time when its revenue obligations are rising to pay for liberal social programs and immigration.
The first sign of the econopocalypse will be the nation’s debt load getting downgraded by Moody’s corporation, which will trigger a wave of defaults. The real estate boom will continue for another two to three years until interest rates go sharply higher both home loans and the national debt, and this will then run into the problem of no one wanting to buy the loans which our government takes out at a reckless basis. At that moment, the economy will reach a tipping point which will touch off the full breadth of the crises described above. With currency in free-fall and no substitute for the fake wealth that pumped up the tech sector, the economy will collapse and with it the circular Ponzi scheme will unravel.
This film arises from the genre of mentally unsettling horror fiction, in which some assumption that modern people make about the world is challenged. While other reviews cover the basic film, this review looks at it thematically.
In brief, three teenagers take a weekend off to go to an island where, unbeknownst to them, the experiments of a scientist in cloning await them. They are cloned through an entirely novel (and somewhat gross) method, which adds hilarity to the film, and then encounter their clones: more confident versions of themselves. This touches the primary theme of the film, taken from the notes of the scientist:
The root of all problems is insecurity. Man’s quest to prove himself worthy, no matter the cost.
Cloned: The Recreator Chronicles takes aim at the “self-esteem culture” which has arisen in modern society as people desperately seek a way to feel better about their dying world, and also to find an explanation for its demise. In the 1970s, people thought it was a lack of creativity, but quickly switched to the idea that people merely lacked self-esteem, and so began a confidence-boosting message applied indiscriminately, as if its ultimate goal were to convince people of equality (it is).
The more confident clones seem to best their originals in every way, but at some point, the fallacy is revealed: they are simply more decisive, where the millennials exhibiting Generation X syndromes who are the originals are simply caught up in a web of neurosis and self-distrust. The characters must overcome that in order to escape and/or (ideally) fix the problem.
No spoilers here. What is interesting about the clones is how greater self-confidence manifests in the different sexes. The men become arrogant, but the woman adjusts to a more traditional role, losing the neurosis and hypergamy that her original retains. In this way, the movie tells us something about confidence culture: it can be ruinous, except for those who need more of it because they lack it, such as the rather feministy original who comes across as a harridan compared to her clone.
This film may not be for everyone, because unless you like slightly goofy horror that aims at disturbing your notions of the world, it could be a bit of a shock, but it explores a topic that in our Lefty times has been far overlooked. To that it adds an entertaining story with dimensions closer to classic horror and sci-fi of the 1950s than the more introspective, navel-gazing material of the present.
In this week’s edition of Leftists Always Lie, it turns out that Leftist lapdogs in the social sciences reported fake data to suggest that conservatives, not liberals, had psychotic traits:
Researchers have fixed a number of papers after mistakenly reporting that people who hold conservative political beliefs are more likely to exhibit traits associated with psychoticism, such as authoritarianism and tough-mindedness.
As one of the notices specifies, now it appears that liberal political beliefs are linked with psychoticism. That paper also swapped ideologies when reporting on people higher in neuroticism and social desirability (falsely claiming that you have socially desirable qualities); the original paper said those traits are linked with liberal beliefs, but they are more common among people with conservative values.
This is typical Leftist behavior (TLB): they make a broad conclusion from narrow data and then parrot it frenetically, confusing everyone for the time it takes for the damage to be done, and when the retraction or contradiction comes out months or years later, they simply opt to not mention it.
It is reasonable to assume that both Leftists and cuckservative Right (who are also, in spirit at least, Leftists) will try to find a way to dump Trump and hand this election over to Hillary Clinton, who is The Establishment Candidate and a moderate. As The Daily Beast reports:
The hacker who claims to have stolen emails from the Democratic National Committee and provided them to WikiLeaks is actually an agent of the Russian government and part of an orchestrated attempt to influence U.S. media coverage surrounding the presidential election, a security research group concluded on Tuesday. The researchers, at Arlington, Va.-based ThreatConnect, traced the self-described Romanian hacker Guccifer 2.0 back to an Internet server in Russia and to a digital address that has been linked in the past to Russian online scams. Far from being a single, sophisticated hacker, Guccifer 2.0 is more likely a collection of people from the propaganda arm of the Russian government meant to deflect attention away from Moscow as the force behind the DNC hacks and leaks of emails, the researchers found.
The attack on Trump will come by many sources repeating that he is allied with Russia, or Putin’s candidate. This will alienate the Right, who know that the Asiatic Russians will ally with the Chinese in a bid to oust the USA from superpower status as a means of preparing to take over Western Europe, as has been their goal in the past. Putin is widely distrusted and the cuckservative/Leftist forces can point to his more right-wing posturing as evidence that he is a Hitler for a new generation.
The way to defend against this is to point out the obvious: the Clintons made corrupt deals with the Russians, but then short-changed them, so this is retaliation. As The New York Times reports:
Beyond mines in Kazakhstan that are among the most lucrative in the world, the sale gave the Russians control of one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States. Since uranium is considered a strategic asset, with implications for national security, the deal had to be approved by a committee composed of representatives from a number of United States government agencies. Among the agencies that eventually signed off was the State Department, then headed by Mr. Clinton’s wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
As the Russians gradually assumed control of Uranium One in three separate transactions from 2009 to 2013, Canadian records show, a flow of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation. Uranium One’s chairman used his family foundation to make four donations totaling $2.35 million. Those contributions were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons, despite an agreement Mrs. Clinton had struck with the Obama White House to publicly identify all donors. Other people with ties to the company made donations as well.
One way this might have gone down is that Clinton promised more to the Russians than she could deliver, and when she realized that the media and Left would defend her, saw no need to cover up by continuing to grant the Russians favors. This cucked Putin, and his revenge is justified, despite being done in pursuit of an illegal and destructive act.
The Establishment realizes it will lose big if Trump wins. The captive Right will fade away, and the Left will lose its favorite one-shot-kill, the accusation of “racism.” It is not surprising that parasites and profiteers will join hands across the (narrow) aisle to remove this threat to them, and they will do it through a false flag approach that implies Trump is a traitor, when in fact it was Clinton who sold out her country.
The Black Pill terrifies us all: an admission that there is no innate purpose to the universe, that communication is at best a game of mutual guesswork, and that values are not universal.
It seems like a gateway to the kingdom of darkness from which no beauty, truth or goodness can emerge.
And yet, as will be demonstrated, it is the only way to get to those states, because everything else is human and therefore biased toward the tendency of humans, which is to revert to our simian state of desire, judgment and feelings taking precedence over reality. Some call it hubris, others simply individualism.
The Black Pill represents hard truths that cannot be reduced to simpler ideas that are more pleasant, or deflected into distracting tangents or scapegoats which make us feel better. The Black Pill is a hard confrontation with the emptiness of life and mortality, and people fear it.
Let us distill The Black Pill to its simplest idea: hard realism, based on what we can know rather than what we can opine. The Black Pill as a radical honesty, extremist realism and hard emphasis on the non-human conditions of existence does not negate any beliefs, only speaks to what we can know without doubt.
This is not limited to material reality, but it explicitly rejects human notions which are first presented as desirable, and later justified or explained in terms of selectively-chosen elements of reality. The core of the Black Pill is that the human observes first, and then finds a theory to fit all of the data, not the other way around as most people do.
Without this type of mentality clarity and self-discipline, all of human thinking becomes projection or an extension of the personality imagined as being part of the world. This especially happens in groups when people agree that something should be true, and therefore is true, or at least will seem to be true if they all insist on it.
What follows are some Black Pill truths. Warning: this will most likely offend you and may induce crippling existential doubt.
Morality. The herd morality is that you should never hurt anyone. The actual morality of life involves the results of what they were doing. If they were doing bad, hurting them is a good; if they were doing good, hurting them is a bad. It is all about results, and not about methods. You can see the fallacy of method-based reasoning when you contemplate someone trying to hurt your family. Would you harm them any way you could? Yes, but even more, you would act so that your family came to no harm, and the consequences to someone doing something stupid, destructive, pointless, degenerate, or criminal are of no concern to you. In fact, you might desire to destroy the people threatening your family so completely that the threat is forever terminated. The herd views this as bad because all of them are projecting themselves into the position of the person harmed, because that allows them to feel self-pity and therefore excuse their own venal and idiotic deeds through some philosophy of being victims of their world. “Sodomize the weak” is a better morality than “protect the weak” because with the latter, the evil quickly learn to disguise themselves as the weak.
Equality. The root of equality is the idea that “I want/see/recognize” is the beginning of an argument in favor of some action. The Black Pill says that it is not: the individual is usually mediocre and even if not, usually wrong, and inevitably driven by impulse and not reasoned action. There is no justification for an action or idea to be found in individual approval, nor in group approval; actions are only worthwhile if they will achieve results that are good, and “good” is both obvious and recorded by history. This does away with the questions of morons which float around “validity” and “who decides?” — unless one is a fool, the best people decide, and there is no validity, only accuracy. People tend toward evil. The best can be redirected with self-discipline but the rest need to be oppressed because their desires are destructive and oppressive toward all good things. More shocking to a herdsman is that people are born with not just their abilities, but their moral inclinations, and these do not change. Some are born bad, and some good. Within the good, a hierarchy exists as in nature of those who are best all the way down to those who are merely OK.
Radical evil. The Christian idea of “original sin” shocks people when first encountered. We are all sinners, and bad, and probably stupid and retarded? Emphatically, yes. The human mind prefers what is easy to grasp and rejects anything it cannot understand (the Dunning-Kruger effect). It is not lazy so much as biased toward stability; the human mind alternates between states of order and disorder, and when it can impose order by simplifying its representation of reality, it does so. The problem arising from this situation is that this creates an animal mind which is bigoted in favor of illusion. That in turn means that most of what people do, and think is right, is in fact wrong because they have based their idea of “right” in what is mentally convenient for them. For this reason, people need to deliberately turn away from evil and toward good through self-discipline in order to achieve good at all, and very few will do this. Instead, most wallow in what some call “radical evil”: everyday behaviors and events that are the opposite of good, but are considered good by most people because they have failed to investigate what actual good is. And what is good, asks the crowd? (They always think they are profound for asking non-questions). The obvious: survival, of us and our environment. Increase in or maintenance of quality. Focus on truth, goodness, honor and competence. All the things normal people fear because they have not polarized themselves toward achieving them.
Civilization. Your standard Republican idiot clings to a fiction whereby he can observe civilization around him failing, issue some pithy statement about going back to God or traditional value, and then go home and work hard and go to church and somehow come out OK despite his civilization failing around him. This is nonsense and stupidity. Our fortunes are determined by civilization unless we live alone where no one else can reach us, produce all of our own tools and goods, and have no children who need future spouses. No one lives like that because no one has ever lived like that. Human evolution resulted from simians herding together and developing skills. Early humans existed in wandering tribes. With fixed agriculture, we could build a broader base of tools and thus knowledge and from that came what most of us think of as “civilization,” with towns, cities, institutions and hierarchy. The eternal human fiction is that all we need are ourselves and a few of our favorite shops, i.e. “anarchy with grocery stores,” because that way nothing opposes us fulfilling our whims (calls for collective non-oversight like anarchy begin in the desire of the individual to escape judgment and notice). If you do not defend civilization, you will be ruled by non-civilization, even if in the guise of civilization as we currently have. The “individualistic fallacy” — that it is enough to simply act in immediate self-interest through hard work, religion and traditional values — kills societies because all the potentially good people marginalize themselves while the neurotics take over the public sphere and then educate the next generation in their propaganda.
Machiavelli. All things act in self-interest. This includes groups, individuals, genes and ideas. If you give them an inch, they will take a mile; this is the result of self-interest, but also explains how one arrives at a “tragedy of the commons” where individuals acting in self-interest over-exploit a resource, as happens with over-fishing and overpopulation. Machiavelli and others suggest we recognize the literality of self-interest, namely that it cannot be disclaimed by language, symbol and virtuous act, but is innate and unchanging in all things. This means that if you have a country, every other country on earth is acting against your interests, even if — especially if — they are your allies. Their goal is to put themselves first. In the same way, other people behave in self-interest and will always prioritize their needs before yours. There is wisdom in self-interest in that it never fails, and it is not ambiguous, unlike altruism which introduces a cloud of ambiguity, doubt, guilt, uncertainty and confusion. In a Machiavellian view, one must view others as destructive unless they are specifically incorporated in an agenda which marries their self-interest to group-interest; generally, only biological kinship does this, at the levels of race, ethnicity and class.
God. Despite what most people think, the Black Pill does not reject God and in fact is mute on the issue. We have no physical evidence because there cannot be physical evidence for the metaphysical, and asking for it is silly. Some concepts are also silly, like dualism where two worlds with different rules in each exist. We can reject that which is logically ill-constructed, but we are never going to have certainty of God’s existence or absence in this world, and claiming otherwise in either extreme is illogical and corrupts the thinking process. Most who oppose the Black Pill do so because it rejects their idea of God, which is as innate to existence to the degree that all must recognize him, or be seen as evil. This is a mistake because it reduces faith to conformity and obedience. It makes more sense to say that God is a choice that can only occur when the subject matter is understood, and that by using logical conjecture, some credible arguments can be made for his existence. Note that the same cannot be done for his non-existence, as there is no boundedness to the universe that allows us to claim it excludes certain potentials. Under the Black Pill, those who seek God have made a choice and have done so as a reflection of not just their inner needs, but their inner qualities. Under the Black Pill, no decision is innate or necessary, but all decisions reflect back on us and our place in the hierarchy of intelligence, ability and moral character. That scares people more than the (potential) presence of Hell.
As you can see, in a Black Pill view most of what humans consider to be sacred is based in the illusion created by humans to justify their desires, and what replaces it is a simpler, clearer and less “human” view of the world. This inhumanity allows humans to escape the animal confines of their own impulses, and demystifies the world but also reveals its mystery.
Until a civilization has people who can accept Black Pill reality in its leadership, it is doomed to regress to third world levels. Civilization can only occur where hard-core literalist realism is present. We need people who will open every door, unafraid of what they might find, because they are hard-minded to find excellence and beauty in life despite whatever they find.
To dodge the Black Pill is to permanently corrupt your own thinking. If you reject realism, you become an agent for the idea that human preferences and notions are more important than reality. This in turn makes you into a zombie who is addicted to the pathology that re-affirms that illusion, so you seek out other justifications and those who believe them, forming the basis for a Crowd.
Our civilization thrived when it was able to accept both the Black Pill and a huge degree of mystery. Do the gods exist? — It seems so. No one knows. No one will ever know. What is right? — there is no definitive answer, only good answers, but only good people can understand them. Mystery dominates.
With entry to the realm of the Black Pill through what I call radical realism or nihilism, one can confront reality in a condition as close to accurate as human beings can do. This enforces self-discipline on the individual, which brings the “inner world” of creativity, morality, honor and desire for excellence to the front of the mind.
Without a Black Pill approach, people live through filters imposed by their ideological need to validate a human perspective as more important than reality itself. This in turn causes their mental process to reverse, so that they are ascertaining truth through justifying what they already believe instead of perceiving what is before them.
In that distinction, we can see how societies fail. Those that accept the Black Pill — and the utter mystery of life — are able to think clearly and act in a forward motion. The others blunt themselves to reality, and instead become “Progressive” or increasing hell-bent on replacing reality with human notions, and shortly afterwards decline.
From Naked Lunch:
“The end result of complete cellular representation is cancer. Democracy is cancerous, and bureaus are its cancer. A bureau takes root anywhere in the state, turns malignant like the Narcotic Bureau, and grows and grows, always reproducing more of its own kind, until it chokes the host if not controlled or excised. Bureaus cannot live without a host, being true parasitic organisms. (A cooperative on the other hand can live without the state. That is the road to follow. The building up of independent units to meet needs of the people who participate in the functioning of the unit. A bureau operates on opposite principle of inventing needs to justify its existence.) Bureaucracy is wrong as a cancer, a turning away from the human evolutionary direction of infinite potentials and differentiation and independent spontaneous action, to the complete parasitism of a virus…Bureaus die when the structure of the state collapses. They are as helpless and unfit for independent existences as a displaced tapeworm, or a virus that has killed the host. (67)
Why does democracy shift Leftward, inevitably and consistently? Democracy must create the State, because it has displaced leadership and at the very least needs an authority to administer elections. This creates bureaus, or managerial institutions composed of file clerks applying rules made by leaders. These tend toward an extreme egalitarian premise because the very nature of the bureau is that it knows nothing about the people who come in the door, so it treats them as anonymous citizens, i.e. equals who must subject themselves to procedure in exchange for results. This causes the bureau to act in loco parentis and therefore, to start demanding that everyone get along, always by protecting the clueless, weak, foolish, insane, etc. against the normal. From this comes a mentality of victimhood, and this encourages government and citizens to shift further Leftward.