Some expert-level noticing by Steve Sailer in this Taki’s Magazine column.
The celebrity battles of the 21st century tend to be fought most fanatically by foot-soldier fans who assume that they will in some way benefit from their idol’s triumph.
There’s a lot of magical thinking these days about how the good fortune of some individual celeb will somehow benefit the mass of her co-ethnics. For example, in The New York Times on Tuesday:
Can Meghan Markle Save the Monarchy?
By IRENOSEN OKOJIE
I’m a black British woman who never cared about the royal family—until now.
A Tay–Bey Melee
I just want to point out that this behavior is predicted by the first law of Edenic political science: “Intra-species conflict stems from various phenotypes unconsciously trying to alter the environment to favor each of their respective reproductive strategies.” If this law is true, then co-ethnic celebrity worship is a rational behavior—co-ethnic celebrities are expected to use their influence to alter the environment in favor of their ethnicity’s reproductive strategy.
You may recall that I’ve been all preachy about charity, Christianity, and the resurgence of Zodiacism as the natural religion of man projecting his inner psychological battles on the heavens (i.e. backwards astrology). The first step in this transition, as the Idealists discovered, is to redefine gods as the emergent gestalt of the tribal consciousness. The second step, as Hitler demonstrated so well, is for a charismatic human to be reified as the avatar of this tribal consciousness.
“Ye shall be as gods.”
Or if you prefer, “I’ll make ya a star baybee, but you gotta do a little sumthin fer me in exchange, you know nuthin’s free…”