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Class Warfare Is The Basis of Leftist Denial of Race

Friday, August 4th, 2017

People on the Alt Right are comfortable talking about human differences between races, but not so much about differences between ethnic groups or social castes. The latter issue rears its head again in why the Mediterranean Diet works only for the wealthy and educated:

Participants with post-secondary education saw a 57% decrease in cardiovascular risk after following the diet, and those earning more than €40,000 (about $47,000) a year saw a 61% decrease. Those of lower socioeconomic status saw no benefits.

…The foods eaten by subjects of this study varied widely depending on their socioeconomic status. The more educated the participants, the more likely they were to report eating a broader variety of vegetables, plus more whole grains and organic vegetables. More educated participants had daily diets that contained higher proportions of monounsaturated fats like those found in olive oil and nutrients like calcium, vitamin D, and fiber. Meanwhile, higher-income study subjects ate more whole grain breads, fruits, nuts, and fish, and fewer meat products than subjects with lower incomes.

Those who are wealthy and educated are, on the whole, more intelligent than those who are not.

Higher intelligence correlates with longer lifespan and higher educational potential.

Most people exist in a simple world where if you take a peasant, “educate” him and give him an office job, he is suddenly equivalent to one of these people. He is not; he is still a peasant, albeit one with some skills. This means that he will find himself out of his depth on a regular basis, and make bad decisions because he is not competent at the level of critical thinking and analysis, which are higher IQ skills, nor is he morally oriented toward leadership, a trait which seems correlated with some in the higher IQ registers.

But as even dietary differences show, there is more to it than that. Those with higher intelligence know different things, and are generally healthier as a result. They can discern what they should do, and can interpret simple instructions such as the Mediterranean Diet in more accurate ways, much as they are better with law, philosophy, literature and art.

For a humorous take on this, consider the words of the hard rock band Upper Crust:

PSF: You mentioned previously that a lot of your influences happen to be working class rock and rollers like AC/DC. How do you reconcile that with your aristocratic bearings?

LB: Well, we’ve always said that rock and roll is just like anything else — it’s something that’s better done by the upper classes, as is almost every other enterprise of human endeavor.

That definitely applies to the Mediterranean Diet, and education at least.

Where this gets complicated is that caste has multiple layers. Looking at the IQ distribution charts that make up the basis of the book The Bell Curve, we can see that roughly 13% of our population is above 120 IQ points, which educators who are honest about this issue consider the minimum for a college education.

Among those, less than one percent are above 130 points, which is where people stop trying to earn money and start trying to change history through the battle of ideas. All of our great works of art and philosophy, and most of our innovations, come from people in this group. When these are also of high moral caliber, they provide our best leaders.

Those who have high moral caliber and high intelligence, as opposed to what we might call “medium-high” or “middlebrow” intelligence, are those who naturally should rule a society because they are more competent.

Even in that bastion of class warfare, Britain, recognition sneaks out that these people are genetically gifted to rule:

A survey published in this month’s Economic Journal proves the point perfectly. Two economists, Professor Gregory Clark and Dr Neil Cummins, have studied 634 upper-middle-class surnames – including Bazalgette, Bigge, Nottidge and Pepys – from 1850 until today. Their findings show how extremely sticky wealth is. Five generations apart, the descendants of the rich of 1850 remain rich today. They are more likely than others to live longer, attend Oxbridge, have nice houses and become professionals.

Naturally, this offends the middlebrow, who tend to be of the Vaisya caste and thus talented with mercantile concerns, but essentially morally oblivious and not capable of seeing through the long-term consequences of their actions. This is why every society dies the same way: the middlebrow merchants, who are accustomed to manipulating people and understand their hidden desires, unite with the proles to overthrow the upper castes.

As we see with every revolution, including the French and Russian revolutions, this initiates a cycle called the Napoleonic arc where the greater incompetence of the middlebrow and prole army leads to a less prosperous civilization, and then the only way to unite the failing nation-state is by perpetual warfare, which means ideological warfare to spread the People’s Revolution elsewhere. Naturally this too ends in disaster, and the states tend to collapse much like post-Revolutionary French government or the Soviet Union.

Ironically, the American Revolution succeeded because it overthrew a king, but not the natural upper-middle-class (high Kshatriya or low Brahmin) aristocracy in America. That was overthrown during the Civil War, when the industrial and as a result, prole-heavy, North invaded the agrarian South in order to plunder its riches and assert the lower-caste Northern “elites” as rulers instead of the natural elites of the South.

They used race as a justification in that war; to the North, the war was hyped for a Gulf of Tonkin type pretext based in the injustice of slavery. To the South, where slaves were prized and often loved, slavery was the natural extension of European feudalism, which since it had been made illegal and replaced with legal systems, could only live on through chattel slavery. In this case, the serfs were black because they could endure the heat of the fields where people whose ancestors came from near the Arctic Circle could not.

Caste relates to race because to the Left they are the same issue. The Left has one and only one idea, “equality,” and they seek places to demonstrate it. This means overthrowing upper castes, or racial or ethnic groups whose higher IQs make them de facto upper castes in a mixed-race or mixed-ethnic society. To the Left, miscegenation and diversity are weapons for overthrowing that upper caste.

Right-wing movements succeed when they emphasize putting society into order so that people are more prosperous, which includes having the invisible leadership of a caste hierarchy, such that the wealth and power belong to the most competent, instead of the actors, celebrities, athletes, politicians, scam artists, merchants and poseurs we have handed it to now, who are neither morally nor intellectually competent to wield it.

On the other hand, the Right fails when it accepts the Leftist proposition that caste is not important and must be inverted, with the lower in power and the naturally higher subjugated, which is the eternally emergent argument from the idea of “equality.” If the Alt Right wants to succeed, it will have to talk about caste and “huwhite” ethnic hierarchy as well as race.

We Are Not Equal

Saturday, January 21st, 2017

In the modern lexicon, we are expected to think of each other as equals, meaning that we are all equally important. In reality, however, very few people do anything more than go through the motions, and so we know that most people are not really all that important. In addition, our abilities vary in the same way that traditional lore and modern science tell us they do.

Even observation shows us that people are very much unequal:

[T]he 1-9-90 rule…states that in a collaborative website such as a wiki, 90% of the participants of a community only view content, 9% of the participants edit content, and 1% of the participants actively create new content.

Similar rules are known in information science, such as the 80/20 rule known as the Pareto principle, that 20 percent of a group will produce 80 percent of the activity, however the activity may be defined.

In traditional culture, 1% are Brahmins, 9% are Kshatriya and 90% are Sudras (minimally-skilled labor) and Vaisya (merchants). The Bell Curve reminds us that only the top 1% of our society have near-genius or genius IQs, that a chunk under that are over 125%, and that almost everyone else is at 120 or below. These divisions are apparent in every human group, although the numbers can shift if the group improves its average IQ.

Our modern time has made its ultimate taboo the singular idea of The Enlightenment,™ which was that all people possessed equal reason and therefore should be treated equally. In reality, most people are incompetent for tasks beyond the basic, and so their opinions, votes and purchases need to be ignored or limited because they will make the decision poorly.

In addition, if we are thinking clearly, we should seek out those with the ability to make complex decisions and put them in places of power because we all benefit from their improved competence. In the same way that the Pareto principle informs us that in any group, 20% of the people do 80% of the work, the 90-9-1 principle tells us that in any human group, 1% make most of the accurate decisions and the input from everyone else will amount to little more than spam.

Elites Inverted

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

In the early days, Mencius Moldbug attempted to adapt the Indian caste system to the United States, describing the different castes — or genetic ranking — of Americans through the following schema:

Early in UR I suggested a five-caste taxonomy of American society, and described the conflict of American politics as a struggle of three of these castes (Brahmins, Dalits, Helots) against the other two (Optimates, Vaisyas). For those whose time is short, Brahmins are intellectuals, Dalits are what Marx called the lumpenproletariat, and Helots are unskilled laborers. Optimates are the old “upper-crust” aristocracy, and Vaisyas are the petty bourgeoisie.

Naturally, to someone from the Traditionalist camp, this listing seems skewed. We are familiar with the Brahmin, Kshatriya, Vaisya and Sudra castes, and those make more sense when one looks at the Bell Curve and realizes the breakdown of intelligence.

These castes are generally expressed as follows: Brahmins are leaders and thinkers; Kshatriya are warriors and artisans; Vaisya are shopkeepers and bankers; Sudras are manual labor.

But now, we get some data on American castes from a news story about political alignment:

For decades, Democratic presidential candidates have been making steady gains among upper income whites and whites with college and postgraduate degrees. This year, however, is the first time in at least six decades that the Democratic nominee is positioned to win a majority of these upscale voters.

According to the Oct. 20 Reuters-IPSOS tracking survey, Hillary Clinton now leads Donald Trump by 5.6 points among all whites earning $75,000 or more. This is a substantial improvement on the previous Democratic record of support among upscalee white voters, set in 2008 when Barack Obama lost to John McCain among such voters by 11 points.

This tells us who are now in the Brahmin role: Vaisyas, or those who make their income in keeping shops. Kshatriyas and Brahmins have been displaced by the voting capacity of the Sudras, who breed more rapidly and thus gain a majority in any successful society, displacing the power of their betters (yes, I said it) and thus causing the society to fail.

Our “intellectuals” want us to believe they are Brahmins, but in reality, they are experts at making products out of ideas, which places them in the Vaisya camp. Vaisya dominance of thought has brought us to a binary state, where one is either with the Party or little people, much as in the Soviet Union and Revolutionary France.

Our “leaders” are similarly inclined to make appearance and emotional-symbolic resonance products, and these are similarly Vaisya.

Commerce has dominated the West because of equality, which puts the Sudras on top as buyers, voters and regulators of social importance. All three of those vectors — consumerism, democracy and socializing — are demotist, or that which favors quantity over quality.

The West will begin a restoration of health when it re-inverts this inversion of social order.

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