Thursday, June 3, 2010

Oswald Spengler Confronts America

"A couple of months ago, I by accident came across a book called In God's Image: The Natural History of Intelligence and Ethics. One of the blurbs on the back was written by Richard Lynn, so I thought it might be worth a look. ... Why can't we get people to wake up to the demographic crisis America is facing? Mostly because prehistoric man gained little from thinking about the distant future. ... Also, before private property, there wasn't much you could do for those more than one generation removed from you anyway. So evolution selected those who looked after themselves and their own children, and against idealists who dreamed of changing the world. ... Death rather than advancement is the fate of most species. ... The white population of South Africa stayed constant over the twentieth century while the number of blacks doubled every few decades. The whites are now being driven out of the country that they built. ... [Gerhard] Meisenberg believes that he's come up with a theory about the workings of history. Think Oswald Spengler meets biohistory. ... At the most primitive level of development, people have only magical explanations for the workings of the universe. Manliness and patriarchy are in style. Intelligence is selected for, as the very weakest die out. ... Finally decadence sets in. Hedonism, feminsim and materialism are the preferred values. Faith declines, and scientific (or at least scientistic) arguments replace religious and magical ones. The population drops as people smart enough to plan ahead limit their fertiity in order to have more money for self-fulfillment. ... But the stupid and irresponsible continue to breed away, as compassion and medical advancement make sure that almost anyone who is born lives to pass on his genes. Instead of the eugenic Flynn effect, we see dysgenics. Civilization collapses and people go back to their original primitive state. ... So, Like Richard Lynn (and myself), Meisenberg sees the future of the West in the long run as a tug-of-war between technology used for eugenic purposes pulling us one way, and dysgenic differential fertility and immigration pulling another", my emphasis, Richard Hoste at Vdare, 20 February 2010, link:

As it is written, "If anyone does not provide for his relatives and especially for immediate familiy, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever", 1 Timothy 5:8 (NIV). Those who bear children they cannot support would appear to lack biblical sanction. In 1938 Cyril Burt wrote of "differential fertility" and the danger if had for England. We are becoming the dystopia of "Idiocracy".

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Mostly because prehistoric man gained little from thinking about the distant future...

Like the next decade?

We're in the deep slide down.