Posts Tagged ‘crowdism’

We all bleed red

The herd hates it when people break away. If it has a single idea, hidden behind the rationalizations it gives for its power, the herd follows one code above all else: everyone must be included. Everyone must get along. All are part of the group. A common argument made against any dissidence from this totalitarian…

A feminist accidentally reveals the truth of second-wave liberalism

In addition to many angry things, a certain feminist named Samantha Allen posted a screed in which among other things identified the root of “second wave” liberalism: why do i hate men? because life is short. my life is getting shorter by the day and i want to fill it with women. in this sinking…

Children of war

Under the kings, men fought wars for territory. Even most “religious wars” boiled down to this basic concern: who controlled the territory between domains. Then came the Enlightenment, the Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars, introducing us to Ideological war. Now men fought for ideas, which assumed that people actually understood not only those ideas, but…

Dealing with children

Of all the tasks facing a government, an occupation is the most difficult. As we found out in Iraq, Gaza, Viet Nam and Afghanistan, it means that the military must serve two roles: as a fighting force, and as a police force. The locals always get clever and disguise themselves as civilians, then passive-aggressively attack…

National Cheeseburger Day

Today is National Cheeseburger Day, reminding us that if nothing else democracies show effectiveness at naming commemorative holidays. And yet, the cheeseburger looms over us as a mighty symbol. When our forefathers crept out of caves the word “food” meant a process of hunting, gathering or growing raw materials and then cooking them. As specialization…

They will cut you out

Let me explain a painful realism for the herd out there: all of our policy since 1789 has been based on the idea that society owes each of you survival. In other words, because you are human, society should provide for you to have a job, income, safe housing and so on. Liberal politics arose…

The big world out there

Most people live in very small worlds. These worlds consist of their social group, people at their jobs, and their families. Beyond that, they know little — and they do not care. Their goal almost universally becomes to have an identity within this small social group. Here they can be either the big cheese, or…

Esoteric Social Darwinism

Conventional wisdom, science and ancient religion seem to agree on the necessity for humans to overcome their lower impulses and discipline their minds in order to become functional as human beings. Our lowest impulses are formed of innate motivations to point us toward activities we need to do, like eating, fighting, fleeing and reproduction. Once…

A green case against liberalism

Thanks to a five decade association between the two in the West, environmentalism and liberalism seem to be joined at the hip. This was not always so, and the original “green” movement would never have approved of what liberalism has converted it into. Green criticisms of liberalism start with the realization that liberal policies create…

Guilt transfers from Crowd to individual

“There’s strength in numbers.” Among humans, the belief that membership in a group conveys lesser culpability finds great popularity from age to age. People like to believe that when the teacher leaves the room, and children revert to the ways of their simian ancestors, guilt attaches to no one. Similarly when adults bind together into…

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