Fatalistic complacency and the Economy-as-God

I think the Alt-Right obsession with historical cycles, aside from rationalizing a fatalism which justifies a pose of complacent superiority (i.e. “poolside”), stems from their extant materialist (but religious) devotion to the Economy-as-God. Rightists have yet to escape the Marxist paradigm of “scientific” history. Therefore, their assumption is that people’s economic behavior will eventually, when they’re hurting enough, reflect a central tendency toward “results”, or the demand to satisfy natural desires. But real history, not of the Marxist variety, tells us that people in declining empires do not reacquire an interest in getting results. Not even to save their own lives, much less those of their children.

XXI Civil dissensions
Another remarkable and unexpected symptom of national decline is the intensification of internal political hatreds. One would have expected that, when the survival of the nation became precarious, political factions would drop their rivalry and stand shoulder-to-shoulder to save their country. In the fourteenth century, the weakening empire of Byzantium was threatened, and indeed dominated, by the Ottoman Turks. The situation was so serious that one would have expected every subject of Byzantium to abandon his personal interests and to stand with his compatriots in a last desperate attempt to save the country. The reverse occurred. The Byzantines spent the last fifty years of their history in fighting one another in repeated civil wars, until the Ottomans moved in and administered the coup de grâce.

Sir John Glubb
The Fate of Empires

This is the most important lesson of the modern workplace. Boomer self-help advice, even from guys I otherwise respect like Brian Tracy, take it as gospel that people who get results will tend to get what they deserve via Efficient Markets Hypothesis. But when you actually have a job, you learn that working people are not interested in results. They are only interested in enabling their pre-existing pathologies. This is the rule. Innovators and go-getters are punished because they threaten the established pyramid, upon which so many pathologies depend for their continued existence.

Those dedicated to the propagation of the organization itself at the expense of its original purpose will be strongly inclined to seek out and socially punish activities which serve that original purpose, because the greatest threat to their institutional power is the possibility that high performers will wield the prestige which naturally accrues to them as influence on behalf of the organization’s original purpose.

Corollary to the Iron Law of Bureaucracy

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10 Responses to Fatalistic complacency and the Economy-as-God

  1. bicebicebice says:

    “I think the Alt-Right obsession with historical cycles”

    Reading this top post, I see a refreshing no solutions offered angle just a statement, which answers the “I think the Alt-Right obsession with historical cycles”, dilemma. What else do they have?
    Their solution is to come back stronger by focusing on the one thing they do good enough, to catch the enemy when they are weakened to reinstitute the same ploy, and the enemy can in turn parasite off it again when the rightoids in turn are degenerated enough, in time, which always seems to happen.
    This is the way it actually works, they seem to enjoy going both up and down the rollercoaster! Every cycle nets new technology. We can buy that tech from chyna, so lets say this time some was made in NZ, and who would really shed a tear to see that country burn down? Mission accomplished.

    Same play same actors. This is the bet one gets when throwing sapes into the mix. Sometimes you win, in the long run you win, inb4 they had flying UFO and 6million FPS per second fully VR Mayro&Luggy brothers video games, minimum lifespan 1000 years so you could get all the achievements.

    This is why one must appreciate the technological “advancements” given to us (last decades have just been making already existing technology crappier and avaible to the masses tho nothing new), if this is not fulfilling enough take the treestump pill.

    if it aint broke dont fix it
    https://www.ancient-origins.net/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/Fore-tribe-of-Papua-new-guinea.jpg?itok=uglp1DtH

  2. thordaddy says:

    “Cycles” are redundancies and so an illusion of erroneous human imagination. With a “master peace” there are no duplicate strokes. The dominance of (s)ingularities in the mundane plane makes fodder of all r/evolutionaries.

  3. Obadiah says:

    “But when you actually have a job, you learn that working people are not interested in results. They are only interested in enabling their pre-existing pathologies. This is the rule. Innovators and go-getters are punished because they threaten the established pyramid, upon which so many pathologies depend for their continued existence.”

    I wouldn’t take it so far as to say that people work *exclusively* to enable pre-existing pathologies. They work so they can have money to live.

    I will say that most people are definitely not interested in getting shit done though, I’ll tell you that much. They’ll give lip service to “hard work” and “work ethic” (especially bosses), but most people really just do something close to the bare minimum at their job. Most people approach each day with an unconscious idea of a certain amount of work they mean to accomplish within the timeframe of their standard workday and then spend a lot of time chitchatting, bullshitting, etc. with bits of actual productive activity interspersed here and there.

    We’re post-scarcity. The whole thing is pyramid scheme bullshit

  4. LEATHUR says:

    CWNY is down. :(

  5. Obadiah says:

    http://voxday.blogspot.com/2019/03/nationalism-rising.html

    ^If the first thing you think upon watching this video is “Despite the fact that these are Desi Indians and the main character doesn’t have red hair, this is clearly a depiction of the origin of Mohammedanism as the Prophet emerges from his Behelit”

    you may be an Aeoli Pera reader

  6. Obadiah says:

    Note the mecca-esque swirling vortex of people at 2:13 and the pyramid-with-flaming eye formed by the curtains and chandelier in the very next shot

  7. Obadiah says:

    The Mueller report crashing and burning reminds me of the second/third Matrix films where the Machines are trying to tunnel to Zion to exterminate the humans (except the Machines are shitlibs/NPCs/globohomo gayplex).

    They’re trying to break through the unbreakable 35% Trump-support base floor.

    One of their huge primary mega-drill machines just malfunctioned and exploded into a million pieces.

    The matrix-awoken people in Zion (redpilled white people on the internet) are all excited and elated and happy right now

    But this battle hasn’t even begun

  8. Gustav Bjork says:

    Does anyone have a CWNY backup? That site was fire.

  9. Aeoli Pera says:

    >Note the mecca-esque swirling vortex of people at 2:13 and the pyramid-with-flaming eye formed by the curtains and chandelier in the very next shot

    Hot damn. I hadn’t realized you can interpret a dance video this way. Props.

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