Sunday, January 24, 2016

Crime versus investment

Everything that has a long-term benefit has a short-term cost and everything that has a short-term benefit has a long-terms cost. Sacrificing time, money, or labor for a long-term payoff is called investment. It can also be called marriage, raising a family, defending your country, closing your borders to Muslim immigrants, prosecuting corrupt elites, and many other things.

The opposite is sacrificing the future for present gain. It can be called rent-seeking, redistribution, accumulating national debt, prison, crime, or even voting. It's all the same pattern. When a man lets in Muslim immigrants he trades the benefit of not being called a racist today for the cost of a thousand years of misery for his descendants. 

Sacrificing the future for the present, is the most accurate possible definition of crime that a person could create. The BP oil spill, black robbery, murder, and a hundred other acts all destroy a future for present gain and the security of others for self-interest. Crime is both the act of selling the future and externalizing the costs. 

One is always trading on either the future or the present. Democracy is a nation of criminals frittering away their children's future for temporary benefits and prestige. It has a short-term, and thus criminal, time preference. It alienates property from the violence needed to secure its defense. The result is that all property holding is simply usufructuary in nature. They have no incentive to secure its defense. This raises their time preference. The ability to alienate it by sale means that an intelligent strategy is to maximize its gain, even to the point of wasting. Examples of this abound in problems such as soil salinification, top soil erosion, and planned obsolescence. The democratic get it now culture comes to infect all other aspects of the whole culture. 

In a system of royalty one makes rank by intermarrying up. The higher is what is valued, not the average. The scheming necessary to achieve the level of supreme monarch requires generations of planning and arranged marriages. The system rewards and selects for long-term thinking and strategic thought. The fundamental incentive structure of the whole society is to cultivate a long view of things, to place the common good above private gain. One may inherent wealth and titles and so it is in one's interest to protect the whole thing: one might wind up owning it some day. Contrast this to what Nick Land says about democracy in The Dark Enlightenment.
"Civilization, as a process, is indistinguishable from diminishing time-preference (or declining concern for the present in comparison to the future). Democracy, which both in theory and evident historical fact accentuates time-preference to the point of convulsive feeding-frenzy, is thus as close to a precise negation of civilization as anything could be, short of instantaneous social collapse into murderous barbarism or zombie apocalypse (which it eventually leads to). As the democratic virus burns through society, painstakingly accumulated habits and attitudes of forward-thinking, prudential, human and industrial investment, are replaced by a sterile, orgiastic consumerism, financial incontinence, and a ‘reality television’ political circus. Tomorrow might belong to the other team, so it’s best to eat it all now."
If we define crime as the destruction of the future for present profit, then democracy is crime. But even more than that, democracy is a marketplace for the purchasing of laws. So it is disorganized crime where multiple, competing rent-seekers bid for maximum wealth at their neighbors expense. Libertarians can do nothing about it. A senator sells other people's money in exchange for campaign contributions. He arranges redistribution, tax breaks, subsidies, and welfare provisions in exchange for the funds necessary to enrich himself and get reelected. He is a multi-party broker. A libertarian congressman is simply an unprofitable broker with nothing to sell.  

The values of the criminal marketplace come to infect everything. Manners are tossed aside. Combined with the sexual revolution and cultural Marxism, even gender and sexual morals are attacked. Democracy produces a culture of moral incontinence, 
"systematically consolidating and exacerbating private vices, resentments, and deficiencies until they reach the level of collective criminality and comprehensive social corruption. The democratic politician and the electorate are bound together by a circuit of reciprocal incitement, in which each side drives the other to ever more shameless extremities of hooting, prancing cannibalism, until the only alternative to shouting is being eaten." -- Nick Land
Since ideology is downstream from incentives, the democratic virus programs a culture of mass-delusion, where every man acts like a mini politician attempting to persuade his neighbor to support this or that, and phrasing everything in the lowest common denominator in order to persuade even the simplest of rubes. The whole political life of the nation takes on a folksy, brain-dead air, and the cognitive miser becomes a respectable man. Democracy values the average, and since the high can always stoop down and loosen their standards, but the low are rarely capable of living up to higher standards, the result of leveling in every matter, is the decay of everything. The low can never become high, but the high can always become low, and so they do—relentlessly.

Democracy loves the average idiot and condescends to the intelligent. It becomes filled with willfully self-deceptive liberal degenerates who pass for its version of a cognitive elite on the left, and rude cretin cognitive misers who won't shut up about their guns and constitution on the right—not noticing there is no constitution. The whole political culture becomes a retarded slap fight with the noble conversations of the res publica revolving around who the bigger racist is, or whether or not so-and-so is un-American. Fallacies pass for logic and smugness for intelligence. Anything to pander to the lowest mouth-breather.

The system of competitive criminality become a culture of mass-delusion. A behemoth of indoctrination springs up to control and shape the ideological opinions of the mass of screening illogical idiots. The system must believe in equality to function. It comes to have a whole series of delusions necessary to justify all differences between groups. It tells the incapable they are oppressed. It tells the violent they are victims. In a system of competitive redistribution there is an incentive to be the biggest victim possible. It cannot think beyond its delusions. Its technologically produced wealth serves as a paradox which masks the stink of cultural decay. It becomes prosperous for so long that its people forget basic survival skills, like not letting in millions of endless hordes of heathen Uruk-hai jihadists. Or like not starting wars you have no will to finish in hopeless regions you lack the manly courage to glassify.

The system drowns from its own prosperity-induced delusional idealism. The drowning is what saves it. Hardship is induced and people wake up. It sets itself right in the end.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

For the love of Gnon

The universe hates you. You are scummy life and nature wants you dead.  For quadrillions and quadrillions of miles around the Earth is death. Death by radiation exposure. Death by your blood boiling in the vacuum of space. Death by freezing when the sun is blocked by the Earth. Death by baking when it comes up again. All of the universe is murderous to life except this one tiny speck of dirt called Earth.

So right off the bat 99.999 % of the universe hates you, and all other living things.

Now take the Earth itself. We living things, inhabit an area of atmosphere thinner than the peel of an apple relative to the size of the planet. In this tiny, tiny, minuscule little thin peel of air you are allowed to exist. Your habitable zone ranges from a few yards below sea level to about 18,000 feet up. Beyond that humans cannot survive. It is exaggeration to say that you live in a bubble — no. You live on the inner peel of the bubble only.

Within this thin peel of atmosphere 70% of the Earth is covered by water. You cannot really live on the open ocean since you need vegetables to survive. Without modern distillation technology you wouldn't even have fresh water. Salt water worsens your thirst.

So within that tiny thin peel of atmosphere only about 30 % is land. Of course, we can exclude the polar caps, so that knocks off some more space. We may also exclude the larger deserts of the world. Maybe 15% of the space on Earth is really livable.

This has to be pointed out because many of these living beings have become decadent and indifferent to the laws of nature and natures' god (Gnon). There is no law in the universe that requires compassion or equality, nothing that prevents suffering from going on forever except death.

The basic nature of the universe is entropy. Entropy is the movement of energy from an ordered higher state to disordered lower state. Energy always moves down, yet life evolves up. How is this possible? Because life captures energy and uses it temporarily before disposing of it as waste. See this whirl pool image below? This is a metaphor for you.

Except the energy input is not water but food and the output is not water but feces. Energy moves through you so you can perpetuate yourself.

And unlike this whirlpool you are mobile and can reproduce.

This means that it makes no sense to blame capitalism for being unjust. It is not capitalism that is unjust but a hostile universe. Life, that's you, survives in defiance of entropy. People hate capitalism because they cannot see that capitalism only delivers the entropy by parceling it out through money. The more money you have the less entropy. The entropy of the universe was there first and every economic system must "oppress" people with entropy in order to function: at least until we have robot slaves.

Communism was no better. They still had inequality.

Every system must oppress you with entropy to function. The system is handing you your quota of contribution to make to it with the cost of living. Because of the division of labor you are always better off within a system than outside of it. People die in nature on their own. Humans are utterly dependent on modern technology for survival.

It is not capitalism that is unjust but the universe itself.