At this rate, you’ll be a socialist (or worse, a Nazi of sorts) before 2019.
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Predictions are not preferences. I’d much rather be wrong about this one.
The first (and more salient) reason is that unlike Anonymous Conservative I understand that k-selected phenotypes and the political right only slightly overlap.
The fast strategy manifests high mating effort, risk taking, preference for immediate rewards, high cognitive and behavioral flexibility and, importantly, a generalized ability pattern. The slow strategy is characterized by an emphasis on stability, preference for delayed rewards, willingness to cooperate, high parenting effort, and persistence in cognitive and social niche construction.
The absurdity of conservatives claiming the moral high ground of K-selection can be seen in their insistance that they are also socially dominant, risk-tolerant, and sexually successful in high school. I attribute the skill to flagrantly redefine terms as their exact opposites to a Frame technique I call “categorical gerrymandering”, which is what it sounds like (and will have a proper descriptive post someday). In practice, most of these Manichaeist profiles are used purely for pathological identity signalling.
In reality, the traits which correlate with fast and slow life history (as defined by Rushton and his spiritual successors) almost exactly follow the Fishtown and Belmont archetypes given by Charles Murray in Coming Apart:
Murray describes several differences he sees forming between and causing two emerging classes—the New Upper Class and the New Lower class—among which are differences in or lack thereof in regards to religiosity, work ethic, industriousness, family, etc. Murray goes on to provide evidence that religiosity, work ethic, industriousness, and family etc. have either remained strong or have weakened minimally in the New Upper Class, whereas these same attributes have either weakened substantially or have become almost nonexistent in the New Lower Class. Much of his argument is centered on a notion of self-selective sorting that began in the 1960s and 1970s, when he argues that cognitive ability became the essential predictor of professional and financial success, and people overwhelmingly began marrying others in the same cognitive stratum and living in areas surrounded largely by others in that same stratum, leading to not only an exacerbation of existing economic divides, but an unprecedented sociocultural divide that had not existed before in America.
To give one example of r/k applications, among many:
Cognitive ability and single motherhood are not correlated with political affiliation at a statistically significant level, but they are strongly correlated with political engagement and social class.
If the sun dims and the pendulum does indeed swing toward k-selection, then the data predicts the opposite of a rural volkgeist revolution crushing the urbanite. Quite the opposite. The data predicts that your family legacy depends strongly on your ability to get your kids into nice private schools in an upper-middle-class area where people talk race idealism but live by race realism. Remember, except in the rare case of group-selected uber-altruistic geniuses the individual reproductive merit of higher cognitive ability is to support higher cognitive dissonance for the purpose of gaslighting your in-group competition.
DO NOT WANT.
This brings me to the second reason I don’t like what I’m predicting here. If, in fact, the West can rediscover its libido and survive the reckoning of perhaps four hundred years of apostasy, and it does so without repentance…that is the worst possible outcome. Because that will have convinced us that we don’t need God. Even worse than the worst is if we cynically construct a religion worshiping a metaphysical avatar of biomechanics and this religion works, at least for a little while…because the Lord almighty does not look kindly on nations who construct and worship idols made in their own image.
And so, the only possible good outcome for us, as I’ve been saying for years, is for the rich to invest themselves in the interest of the poor and persist “in cognitive and social niche construction”. This is the burden of leaders and prophets. This is the sacrifice of people who put down roots in their communities and say “here I stand”, fighting on behalf of 90-IQ white neighbors and 120-IQ midwits they can’t even communicate with because the gap is too large.
And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
1 Cor 13:13
Or, like Jonah and so many other rootless cosmopolitans before you, you could go nation shopping and let the West fend for itself. The first step is to stop running.