I’ll be live streaming again soon, now that my internet issues are (hopefully) fixed forever, but I thought of a very concise way of putting this and figured it’s worth writing down.
The short version is: elevating and protecting spiteful mutants is an adaptation for k-selected societies to reduce the carrying capacity of their environment, thus preventing runaway R-selection.
That means the cycle goes something like this:
Low time preference (high-GFP, k-selected) people become extremely religious.
Religious people produce high-trust societies.
High-trust societies breed geniuses.
Geniuses increase the carrying capacity of the environment.
High carrying capacities breed high time preference people (low-GFP, R-selected) and spiteful mutants (neither R nor k-selected).
Low time preference people (the Agreealluminati) elevate and protect spiteful mutants as part of their virtue signalling competition.
Spiteful mutants reduce the carrying capacity of the environment.
Reduced carrying capacities produce internal conflict.
Internal conflict reduces the cost of invasion for outside groups.
What I like about this is every statement here can be modeled mathematically. What I don’t like is the implication is that rich people in a big, successful society can be reliably expected to bring Jews* into the country and give them positions of power and influence because it’s a bad idea.
*Even if they’re high-GFP on average, they act like one big spiteful mutant as a group.