Thursday, June 2, 2016

Responding to Chaos Patch # 116

Just free associating here.

Over at xenosystems Nick Land links to a Federalist article where he paraphrases, 'Blame the left for the Alt-Right. “It’s really concerning …”  ' To quote the article he references;
"Strikingly, this shift in rhetoric undermines what was once the core of anti-racist efforts. Treating people equally has given way to making all of us ambassadors for our race. This is a classic theme in critical race theory, that people of color carry a burden of representation that white people do not. But foisting the baggage of representation onto white people doesn’t solve that problem. It makes it worse.
White people are being asked—or pushed—to take stock of their whiteness and identify with it more. This is a remarkably bad idea. The last thing our society needs is for white people to feel more tribal. The result of this tribalism will not be a catharsis of white identity, improving equality for non-whites. It will be resentment towards being the only tribe not given the special treatment bestowed by victimhood.
A big part of the reason white Americans have been willing to go along with policies that are prejudicial on their face, such as affirmative action, is that they do not view themselves as a tribe. Given the inequality of resources favoring whites in our society, it is a good thing that white people view themselves as the ones without an accent. Should that change, white privilege (whatever one views that to be) will not be eviscerated—it will be entrenched."
Ohhhh, the ONE grace of progressivism; that in their zeal to fix humanity they base their logic on the assumption that it even can be fixed. It can't of course. But, no leftist will ever agree. Indeed, rational argument could be made that Christianity, Islam, progressivism, communism, blah blah blah, etc., all represent attempts to fix humanity, and that in the act of "fixing it," they all made it quite a bit worse. Idiots never learn. . .

Perhaps this is because I am an INTJ, but it never ceases to amaze me that there are people in the world who are so utterly and completely flawed in their cognition. How can so many assholes be so stupid? Every INTJ knows instinctively that getting your premises correct is a crucial step, that the world is unlikely to provide accurate premises because of random chance, and that there is no way to rely on the values you are automatically given by society. Of course this is all arrogant but still utterly true.

Anyway, the saving grace is that the same blank-slatism  that guarantees the failure of the liberal program also guarantees that it will always fail in a predictable way—by generating its opposite. This is a saving grace because it could be much, much worse. Blank-slatism assumes that humans can be programmed by education, economic conditions, etc. In reality they always react AGAINST whatever they are indoctrinated and conditioned to believe. One of the fundamental realities is that people do have a basic nature, and that if you change conditions radically you do not abolish that nature, but instead create new conditions for its expression. Each iterative change simply brings about a new complexity, generating a new set of unforeseen problems, hence the complete futility of radical change. Any good INTJ political designer worth his salt would recognize this, and build on past (traditional) templates with known outcomes in order to reduce the sheer number of unknown side effects to a non-exponential and manageable level. After all, each new condition acts to exponentially increase complexity by multiplying its interactions with all the others. To even know what your design will achieve requires hewing very close to the present condition or to past systems of government—reform, not revolution.

Radical change simply creates a new radically unforeseen side effect that follow the exact same vector of inequality as the previous system since the underlying cause—human nature—can never change.

Exponential complexity is the enemy of good political design. All revolutions produce exponential complexities as their side effects. The American revolution only "worked" as well as it did, because it was built on a series of templates taken from other documents (1. 2. 3. 4.)—templates evolved slowly under systems of royalty.

Why the principal of exponential design complexity, would escape so many minds, is a source of endless amazement for me, though I accept the existence of cognitive misers as the ultimate reason. People don't think because they don't want to. But I still can't really get it. Perhaps the reason is that most humans acquire a nugget of meaning in life, and then defend it viciously against any and all challenges. Deep down they must know that they cannot think well, and believe that obsessively guarding their little bit of motivated cognition is the only way to keep meaning in their lives. It is probably a sanity protection mechanism, but still. . . Do they have to have power?

Any idiot with half a brain should realize that attacking a race or group (white men in this case), will produce its equal and opposite reaction. Marvel at the fact that we have tens of thousands of college professors—humans with degrees who are ostensibly intelligent, but who can't understand this basic fact and mindlessly undermine their own progressive agenda. But that's what the blank slate does, and could do nothing else. Humans with that premise could not help but fail to anticipate the equal and opposite reaction. Could they? Just like they thought communism would last forever.

The same flawed thing that causes X to think Y is even possible, will also cause X to fail to anticipate that the consequences of X will really be Z.

Transgenders in bathrooms and anti-white rhetoric presents an opportunity to co-opt women and liberal whites to our side, by egging the left on, until it has turned the weapon of equality against women. Upon which women will reject what threatens them—the left. Just a thought. See this as an example.

But how can we encourage their madness? Perhaps alt-right shit lords should go deep cover as leftists and champion the cause in the most outrageous, threatening, ham-fisted ways. Anyone with good observation skills knows that the fastest way to fascism/nationalism is through the communist black hole. Hit the accelerator and buckle up buckaroos.





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