Slavery and political anthropology

I’ve proposed that the only question that matters in political science is slavery. Most demographic movements within national borders can be understood as the attempts of social elites to manage an underclass without having to live near them. Most demographic movements between borders can be understood as nations trying to enslave and/or destroy each other.

Social elites are, as a matter of selection bias, predisposed to higher cognitive ability particularly specialized for abstract socialization. In anthropological terms, I’ve argued that this corresponds to thicker cerebral cortices (more gray matter) and correspondingly high mental energy, and relatively smaller brains (less white matter) and weak, gracile bodies with high encephalization quotients (ectomorphism).

Please recall our founding premise of political analysis: All political ideology follows from the maxim that humans will advocate an environment that favors evolutionary success for their phenotypal class. An adaptation for high willpower and low durability produces an emotional predisposition for an idea called Gnosticism. In brief, it’s “mind over matter“, and it immediately follows that people with more willpower are morally superior to those with less. This is the spirit of Antichrist that Jesus warned us of.

Now, if there are humans who have less of the particularly human quality called “willpower”, it follows that they are less human or not human at all. They are more like animals than humans. There is then no philosophical reason not to treat such people like beasts of burden (or in the extreme case, like food).

The Ashkenazi Jews aren’t the first Gnostics and they won’t be the last, but they serve as an excellent example because their phenotype is particularly well adapted for social competition. They have relatively small brains (Einstein’s is exemplary in this regard) but highly developed verbal intelligence and overflowing mental energy reserves. (The latter is one of the reasons for their predisposition to neuroticism, in my opinion.)

As a rule, human populations that do not practice slavery are enslaved by those who do, due to the military advantages of numbers and group cohesion. This caste separation is, after all, why we have the concept of officers in the first place. In recent evolutionary terms, humans have evolved to navigate more and more abstract and complex forms of slavery.

Unfortunately for would-be philosopher kings, it appears that the price of cheap-as-free labor is ethnic cleansing and replacement of the higher caste.

As a rule, at least in modern times, the group which is considered subordinate will reproduce with greater fecundity than will the superior class. In this way the upper class will gradually disappear, or else social mobility will gradually replace the upper from the ranks of the lower, and the social distinction will remain, but without racial significance. Thus a differential reproductive rate has, in effect, a selective value, and one population may quietly replace another. Whether or not the replacement is complete, the relative numerical importance of the two genetic strains will have been altered.

Carleton Stevens Coon
The Races of Europe

Even so, the evolution of homo sapiens sapiens has been overwhelmingly characterized by increased gracility and neoteny, and decreased brain size. This is in contrast to the general trend of hominids to larger size, greater specialization, and increased brain size, but the general trend of increasingly feminine appearance and behavior remains consistent.

The way I square this circle is to note that slavery results in an asymmetric gene flow from the master race to the slave race, wherein males from the master race take advantage of atomized female slaves and father illegitimate children with them. (It’s unsurprising that genetic success without the burden of resource provision is a tempting evolutionary strategy.)

It ought to be noted that this is technically bestiality within the Gnostic framework, but we should keep in mind that this belief was never more than a post-facto rationalization for this genetic strategy. I’m not a mind reader, but I would guess that the thought process behind this bestiality can be approximated by the phrase: “Close enough.” In the final analysis, slavery is a matter of resource extraction, and wombs are a resource.

The truth of this principle holds across increasingly complex forms of slavery. Even as recently as 1939, the gene flow between Europeans and Africans was distinctly one-way (“For example, the mixture between whites and negroes has most frequently involved white men and negro women, and only occasionally the reverse.” -Coon), in keeping with the general pattern of European resource extraction. The situation today is reversed: atomized European females are impregnated by black males, despite the abstract complexity of resource extraction via victim identity politics and the welfare state.

Over time, the master race becomes exsanguinated and weak by dependency on slave labor, and when the slave race sees an opportunity it is ethnically cleansed in a slave revolt. This is the general rule within national borders. An examination of international warfare and slavery would benefit from considering the various Canaanite tribes and the Israelites, and the resulting demographic shifts accompanying extermination, enslavement, and tolerance.

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29 Responses to Slavery and political anthropology

  1. bicebicebice says:

    Five Nobilids out of Five.

  2. Mycroft Jones says:

    If you weren’t on their list before, you are now, Aeoli ;) Epic post. Your analysis is getting more refined. This topic of slavery is worth exploring more.

    • Aeoli Pera says:

      I agree, and thanks. My approach to being targeted is that a tallish fence around me is good enough as long as THE WALL gets built, because if it doesn’t get built then my fence can’t be tall enough to matter.

  3. Koanic says:

    The Spartans considered any man without a city a slave. Neo-Spartanism does the same.

  4. Heaviside says:

    Reported for anti-ecto racism/bodyshaming.

  5. Nottuh says:

    Some interesting observations here. The difference between those people with high intelligence evolved for social hierarchies and small brains and those with larger brains and high intelligence evolved for dealing with nature, is best seen in comparing the Ashkenazim to East Asians.

    Memoire has made some similar points regarding this contrast between these two groups, including observations on the brain structure of Albert Einstein.

    His comments are on this page under the name “Grab the Gauge”:

    http://www.theapricity.com/forum/showthread.php?191089-Is-Mongoloid-Admixture-Responsible-For-Ashkenazi-Jews-Superior-Intelligence&p=3968706&highlight=#post3968706

  6. Santoculto says:

    East asians look more domesticated, neotenic looking than ashkenazi jews who tend to look less gracile at least in facial aspect. Also in terms of personality, east asians look more neotenic behavior than jews.

    • Nottuh says:

      I would argue that East Asians are less domesticated, as the Ashkenazim are a race that has specifically evolved cognitive traits to deal with city life, particularly developed for success in modern, bureaucratic professions. East Asians, on the other hand, preserve more of a visual cognitive style, typical of Cro-Magnon, Neanderthal and other big-brained hunter gatherers.

      I also think East Asians are less neotenous than the Ashkenazim, cranially speaking, since they preserve (to a greater degree than typical Caucasoids) large faces, massive teeth and jaws reminiscent of non-neotenous apes and ancient hominids. They are, however, more neotenous than Caucasoids in terms of body proportions.

      • Koanic says:

        Excellent points. The disagreement is fundamentally an example of apples to oranges comparison.

      • Santoculto says:

        Ashkenazis generally tend to have massive teeth and well, on avg, they don’t gracile or neotenous looking, many them, seems yes, but also a lot of them definitively don’t look nor gracile or neotenic.

        White europeans tend to look more gracile (good looking, mix between progressive and neotenic traits) than neotenic while, seems, east asians tend to look the opposite, more neotenic than gracile.

        A lot of this students look ”baby-face”.

        Based on your theory east asians must be disadvantageous in urban/demographically dense places but not, they are also well adaptable, just look for their ”achievements” in western world as well their long-time experience in demographically dense places*

        What seems differentiates considerably east asians from ashkenazis is that the first has been ”self”-selected to the different specializations than the second.

        Ashkenazis seems display higher % of anti social individuals among them and we know only the surface about their real behavioral trends, because based on old anthropology and evolutionary psychology studies, they on avg or disproportionately speaking, are far to be ”domesticated”: childish to naive behavior.

        My opinion.

        • Nottuh says:

          I didn’t mean to imply that East Asians were not adaptable to modern civilization based on their retainment of hunter-gatherer-like visual cognition, as I do think they also tend to have a conformist mentality which likely began evolving since they began to live in agricultural societies.

          This conformist mentality and its evolution could be considered a type of domestication that East Asians have undergone in the past few thousand years, and a type of domestication which they may exhibit more than other groups (including the Ashkenazim).

          In addition, East Asians have more verbal intelligence than Native Americans and other boreal hunter gatherers, likely as a result of evolving to live in agricultural societies (selected through imperial examination and other meritocratic systems in historical East Asia).

          Both the East Asian tendency to conformity and their reasonably high verbal intelligence, in tandem with their visual intelligence, make them well-suited to modern civilization.

          • Santoculto says:

            I visualize ”definitively less domesticated” or ” definitively more domesticated” individuals or groups based on wolf – dog behavioral differences as good parameter.

            Less domesticated tend to be more effective to detect predator, less socializable, less extrovert in temperament, more vitally impulsive (practical, concerned directly with their own survive), more agressive.

            More domesticated, based on wolf – dog behavioral differences, tend to be less effective to defect predators, more socializable, more extrovert in temperament, less vitally impulsive/instinctive and less agressive.

            There are such individuals, both, pretty domesticated and less domesticated in every human populations but i have impression that pretty domesticated (empathetic, sympathetic AND naive) types are not common among ashkenazis, even they have evolved to the very recent types who are very specialized in urban/demographically dense niches. We already, may, keep in mind that the primates that human beings are genetically related, seems, have also self-domesticated, specially bonobos, showing comparatively less classical lone wolf predator type, the less ”docilized” living beings of any species. Among humans, socio and or psychopaths seems to be the less docilized of all.

            East asians appear to be more naive, quietly socializable and less dominant in temperament and in personality than ashkenazis. In the end, both groups are not very good examples of how ”domesticated or non-domesticated” look like because the processes of self-domestication among humans has been ”imperfect” or less strongly directed as happened with non-human species who has been domesticated by humans like wolfes/dogs.

            We have keep in mind that domestication tend to mean the redirection of instinct to the social purposes and not exactly agressiveness and will be ”still” instinctive or behaviorally impulsive/quasi-mechanic.

            All of the imoral, amoral and moral systems can be found in the natural world where we have since pretty empathetic species to the parasitic and predator types.

            We have that pretty pedomorphic types to the less ”child-looking” / ”child-behaving” types and most humans tend to be between this extremes.

            Amerindians who are less self-domesticated than east asians are less adapted to the ”modern’ world.

            You can domesticate certain group but retain their good visuo-spatial skills. You can domesticate less certain group but select for verbal skills than visuo-spatial skills. We have many possible scenarios.

            What generally define domestication is: behavior and physical aspect and east asians appears to be more domesticated in behavior and physical aspect than ashkenazis.

  7. Santoculto says:

    What is the avg reaction time of ashkenazi jews*

    They seems faster/charismatic than other groups, at least, superficially speaking…

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  9. minwu says:

    “Social elites are, as a matter of selection bias, predisposed to higher cognitive ability particularly specialized for abstract socialization. In anthropological terms, I’ve argued that this corresponds to thicker cerebral cortices (more gray matter) and correspondingly high mental energy, and relatively smaller brains (less white matter) and weak, gracile bodies with high encephalization quotients (ectomorphism)”

    What about ectomorphs who aren’t small brained, who don’t have high willpower and/or aren’t social elites?

    “All political ideology follows from the maxim that humans will advocate an environment that favors evolutionary success for their phenotypal class. An adaptation for high willpower and low durability produces an emotional predisposition for an idea called Gnosticism”

    So you don’t believe in free will? Can’t those proto-gnostics use their high willpower to resist the gnostic temptation?

    “In brief, it’s “mind over matter“, and it immediately follows that people with more willpower are morally superior to those with less. This is the spirit of Antichrist that Jesus warned us of”

    O’Brien, who is pictured as “a large, burly man with a thick neck and a coarse, humorous, brutal face. In spite of his formidable appearance… the contrast between O’Brien’s urbane manner and his prize-fighter’s physique” (read: PURE mesomorph. 0% ectomorph), said:
    “‘We control matter because we control the mind. Reality is inside the skull…There is nothing that we could not do. Invisibility, levitation–anything. I could float off this floor like a soap bubble if I wish to… You must get rid of those nineteenth-century ideas about the laws of Nature. We make the laws of Nature”. So ectomorphism isn’t related per se to mind over matter.

    “Gnostics think of themselves as keepers of the esoteric, hidden truth of Christianity but they are dangerous heretics who need to be rooted out constantly, with violence if need be”

    Do you advocate the Spanish Inquisition for gnostics? Bruce Charlton wouldn’t approve. Also, 1 John 4:3 implies that Gnosticism is the spirit of Antichrist only if denying the Incarnation is conditio sine qua non to be an actual gnostic. To differentiate gnostics from pseudo-gnostics would be essential to avoid persecuting innocent people.

    “Now, if there are humans who have less of the particularly human quality called “willpower”, it follows that they are less human or not human at all. They are more like animals than humans. There is then no philosophical reason not to treat such people like beasts of burden (or in the extreme case, like food)”

    Cannibalistic slavery requires a very hierarchical, psychopathic mindset. Like that of the 100% mesomorphic O’Brien who said “But we create human nature. Men are infinitely malleable. Or perhaps you have returned to your old idea that the proletarians or the slaves will arise and overthrow us. Put it out of your mind. They are helpless, like the animals. Humanity is the Party. The others are outside–irrelevant”. I’m sure your friend Polymath, a TT ectomorph, doesn’t think that way.

    “but the general trend of increasingly feminine appearance and behavior remains consistent”

    Endomorphism/viscerotonia is objectively more feminine than ectomorphism/cerebrotonia, which would be described more accurately as androgynous.

    • Aeoli Pera says:

      >What about ectomorphs who aren’t small brained, who don’t have high willpower and/or aren’t social elites?

      We’re talking averages, not categories. Holding all else constant (brain size, race, etc.), ectos will have a higher average IQ than endos.

      >So you don’t believe in free will?

      I’m agnostic on the philosophical question. As a practical matter, I do believe in it, although I believe it’s not very powerful to effect outcomes in comparison with similar high-level biological processes like the sex drive.

      >Can’t those proto-gnostics use their high willpower to resist the gnostic temptation?

      Sure, I’d recommend they use their willpower to believe correct things. The problem is that they tend to have very insulated lives, so their central beliefs aren’t challenged by pain and failure.

      >So ectomorphism isn’t related per se to mind over matter.

      I agree, physiognomy is correlated with belief but the predictive power at this point is pretty weak.

      >Do you advocate the Spanish Inquisition for gnostics?

      Yes, absolutely. The sooner we do it, the less brutal it needs to be. The church is rife with outright Satanists, much less gnostics. Western civilization cannot survive this subversion. They’re doing it on purpose to replace Western civilization with something much more amenable to global governance.

      >Also, 1 John 4:3 implies that Gnosticism is the spirit of Antichrist only if denying the Incarnation is conditio sine qua non to be an actual gnostic.

      The logic is very clear and very simple. MPAI, granted, so a lot of people are going to hold contradictory beliefs. I’d compare it to believing Jesus came back from the dead but was also just a human.

      >To differentiate gnostics from pseudo-gnostics would be essential to avoid persecuting innocent people.

      Sure, just like it’s important to differentiate between idiots who dabble in “magick” and Jim Jones.

      >Cannibalistic slavery requires a very hierarchical, psychopathic mindset.

      Yes.

      >I’m sure your friend Polymath, a TT ectomorph, doesn’t think that way.

      He’s headed in that direction, but he’s not very far down the path.

      >Endomorphism/viscerotonia is objectively more feminine than ectomorphism/cerebrotonia, which would be described more accurately as androgynous.

      I agree, although I’m hesitant to say “objectively”.

      • minwu says:

        “We’re talking averages, not categories. Holding all else constant (brain size, race, etc.), ectos will have a higher average IQ than endos”

        I agree. Average IQ goes ectos > mesos > endos, mirroring caste hierarchy brahmins > kshatriyas > vaisyas.

        “Sure, I’d recommend they use their willpower to believe correct things. The problem is that they tend to have very insulated lives, so their central beliefs aren’t challenged by pain and failure”

        Would you persecute and/or discriminate in any way non-gnostic ectos? Unlike the spoiled proto-gnostics you picture, the average cerebrotonic is bullied at high school, then faces discrimination as a hikikomori/weirdo.

        “Yes, absolutely. The sooner we do it, the less brutal it needs to be. The church is rife with outright Satanists, much less gnostics. Western civilization cannot survive this subversion. They’re doing it on purpose to replace Western civilization with something much more amenable to global governance”

        Then hang the Satanists and the Cannibal Pharoahs (and excommunicate/ostracize any Gnostic who denies the Incarnation), but as a Libertarian I cannot endorse a “Christian” KGB. By the way, are you still against torture?

        “The logic is very clear and very simple. MPAI, granted, so a lot of people are going to hold contradictory beliefs. I’d compare it to believing Jesus came back from the dead but was also just a human”

        Mysticism is above logic. “As above, so below” implies that prior to the Fall there was no qualitative difference between Spirit and Matter, which were just two different forms of Aether: Spirit = Heavenly Aether, Matter = Earthly Aether. When Satan usurped Adam as the Prince of this World in Genesis 3, Matter became mortal, implying that Earthly Aether decomposed into the Four Elements: “cursed is the ground for thy sake”. We produce waste because our fallen bodies are elemental/semi-putrid. Christ incarnated as Jesus “who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death” (Hebrews 2:9). However, He transfigured His Body at will from Elemental to Etheric (Matthew 17:2). After the Resurrection, He is permanently in His Transfigurated/Etheric Body.

        “>Cannibalistic slavery requires a very hierarchical, psychopathic mindset.
        Yes”

        Hierarchy and psychopathy strike me as somatotonic, not cerebrotonic traits. The average cerebrotonic wants to live and let live, as Huxley explains in The Perennial Philosophy.

        “He’s headed in that direction, but he’s not very far down the path”

        So Polymath is no longer your friend, as he is becoming evil?

        • Aeoli Pera says:

          >Would you persecute and/or discriminate in any way non-gnostic ectos?

          Not enough information.

          >Then hang the Satanists and the Cannibal Pharoahs (and excommunicate/ostracize any Gnostic who denies the Incarnation), but as a Libertarian I cannot endorse a “Christian” KGB. By the way, are you still against torture?

          It’s really not up to us whether a Christian KGB comes to exist, but I hope that the clarity I’ve provided shapes it into something less bad. Yes, I’m still against torture, but again it doesn’t matter what I think, saps gonna sap.

          >Mysticism is above logic. “As above, so below” implies that prior to the Fall there was no qualitative difference between Spirit and Matter, which were just two different forms of Aether: Spirit = Heavenly Aether, Matter = Earthly Aether.

          That reminds me, I forgot to add the synthesis of the bicameral mind to Zodiacism. This is a tenet I happen to agree with.

          >Hierarchy and psychopathy strike me as somatotonic, not cerebrotonic traits. The average cerebrotonic wants to live and let live, as Huxley explains in The Perennial Philosophy.

          There are good ectos and evil ectos, but their morphology alone tells us that their average survival strategy will rely on group selection.

          >So Polymath is no longer your friend, as he is becoming evil?

          There’s a bit more complexity and mixed feelings that I don’t really want to go into. He is no longer a Christian, everything else is fuzzy.

          • minwu says:

            “Not enough information.”

            Would you persecute and/or discriminate in any way ectos just because they are ectos? Would you befriend a Christian ecto?

            “It’s really not up to us whether a Christian KGB comes to exist, but I hope that the clarity I’ve provided shapes it into something less bad. Yes, I’m still against torture, but again it doesn’t matter what I think, saps gonna sap”

            It matters in the Eyes of God. If a Christian KGB begins persecuting innocent, Christian ectos
            because of what you wrote, their blood will be on your hands. Karl Marx did not kill anyone personally.

            “There are good ectos and evil ectos, but their morphology alone tells us that their average survival strategy will rely on group selection.”

            As Huxley explains, Jesus Himself was an ecto: “In Christian art the Saviour has almost invariably been represented as slender, small-boned, unemphatically muscled… the traditional Jesus is thought of as a man of predominantly ectomorphic physique and therefore, by implication, of predominantly cerebrotonic temperament… The religion of the Gospels is what we should expect from a cerebrotonic… The insistence that the Kingdom of Heaven is within; the ignoring of ritual; the slightly contemptuous attitude towards legalism, towards the ceremonial routines of organized religion, towards hallowed days and places; the general other-worldliness; the emphasis laid upon restraint, not merely of overt action, but even of desire and unexpressed intention; the indifference to the splendours of material civilization and the love of poverty as one of the greatest of goods; the doctrine that non-attachment must be carried even into the sphere of family relationships and that even devotion to the highest goals of merely human ideals, even the righteousness of the Scribes and Pharisees, may be idolatrous distractions from the love of God all these are characteristically cerebrotonic ideas, such as would never have occurred spontaneously to the extraverted power lover or the equally extraverted viscerotonic”

            Mesos are objectively more dangerous than either ectos or endos: “But whereas the cerebrotonic and the viscerotonic cannot do much harm except to themselves and those in immediate contact with them, the extreme somatotonic, with his native aggressiveness, plays havoc with whole societies… within the last quarter of a century, there has been consummated what Sheldon calls a ‘somatotonic revolution,’ directed against all that is characteristically cerebrotonic in the theory and practice of traditional Christian culture… In traditional Christianity, it was axiomatic that contemplation is the end and purpose of action. Today the great majority even of professed Christians regard action (directed towards material and social progress) as the end, and analytic thought (there is no question any longer of integral thought, or contemplation) as the means to that end… Traditionally Christian good manners outlawed all expressions of pleasure in the satisfaction of physical appetites. Today the young unceasingly proclaim how much they ‘love’ and ‘adore’ different kinds of food and drink; adolescents and adults talk about the ‘thrills’ they derive from the stimulation of their sexuality… modern war is at once a cause and a result of the somatotonic revolution. Nazi education, which was specifically education for war, had two principal aims: to encourage the manifestation of somatotonia in those most richly endowed with that component of personality, and to make the rest of the population feel ashamed of its relaxed amiability or its inward-looking sensitiveness and tendency towards self-restraint and tender-mindedness. During the war the enemies of Nazism have been compelled, of course, to borrow from the Nazis’ educational philosophy. All over the world millions of young men and even of young women are being systematically educated to be ‘tough’ and to value ‘toughness’ beyond every other moral quality… In the past most societies tried systematically to discourage somatotonia. This was a measure of self-defence; they did not want to be physically destroyed by the powerloving aggressiveness of their most active minority, and they did not want to be spiritually blinded by an excess of extraversion”

            https://web.archive.org/web/20130121020404/http://silkworth.net/pdf/the_perennial_philosophy.pdf

            “There’s a bit more complexity and mixed feelings that I don’t really want to go into. He is no longer a Christian, everything else is fuzzy”

            Why did Polymath apostatize? What if you are unconsciously blaming all ectos for Polymath’s fault?

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