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Thursday, February 26, 2015

From r to K: the end of post-scarcity

Anonymous Conservative's take on Donglerape and #GamerGate:
I just kept seeing this scenario, as I read through Vox’s post here. First, this woman’s amygdala is so accustomed to total ease and control that a guy makes a dongle joke to a friend at a computer conference, and she immediately takes offense. That is an amygdala unaccustomed to harshness. Then she asserts to the interviewer that she tweeted her horror, out of a fear that the guy sitting five rows away was going to rape her, in the middle of a conference of 2000 computer geeks. The interviewer asks why she didn’t think any of the 2,000 other conference goers would stop the rape and her response is that they are all white males, as if they might rape her too, for good measure, all because she is a black Jewish female. The narcissism, self absorption, and expectation that everyone give her whatever she wants has to be read to be believed.

You can tell, the way she says “I’m a black Jewish female,” over and over, that she has used that phrase a lot. In the context she applies it, it isn’t a logical, thought-out response. It is a conditioned response thrown out in response to any threat or challenge – the type of response which can only be conditioned through frequent repetition when resources are free, and everyone avoids the fight....

What these incidents should show you, is that we are beginning the transition from r to K, and the rules are changing. Gamergate is a great accomplishment, but it required motivation, and motivation required irritation. If this were the dot-com boom, I suspect those gamers would have been too busy making money and partaking of other sources of pleasure, to unite together and mount a fight. Games would have deteriorated as everything does under r-selection, but the gamers would have found bliss elsewhere, and left gaming until it got better again.

Yet now, all it takes is a single web post somewhere to set off an army of angry warriors, obsessed with justice and right. Feminists like this bimbo used to dominate only because people avoided the fight, but now there are so many people itching to fight that they are looking for fights in other people’s battles. This is a big change, and we are not all that resource-restricted yet. Wait until the economic system collapses. The rage will be epic, and rabbits will run.

The rabbits are noticing this rule change now, even though it is so minor, and it is tripping their conflict-avoidance circuitry. Scalzi, the pied rabbit piper, sees his blog traffic plummeting as his followers retreat into the shadows, even as Vox’s traffic breaks new records. Blue SF is beginning to realize the gains in its economic muscle as it advances on pink SF. In American politics, Democrats are trying to figure out what to stand for to avoid getting destroyed in the future. And legions of little tyrants like the bimbo in Vox’s post are noticing that their social attacks are generating very real counter-attacks, making them begin to retreat from their side as well.
Being rooted as it is in an outmoded theory of evolution, r/K theory may sound more than a little alien, if not lunatic. But it is a remarkably useful explanatory, and at times, even predictive model. I highly recommend AC's book, so much so that we recently began selling it in the Castalia House store.

Read the whole linked post, as he explains why an abundance of resources favors the rabbits and creates a false impression of reality with them. They are fearless and eager to engage in the posturing and verbal interplay that for them, passes for conflict, failing to realize that the only reason they aren't being ripped limb-from-limb and devoured is because it's less trouble for the wolves to simply go somewhere else where they can live in peace.

#GamerGate erupted because there is nowhere else to go. The demon-rabbits have invaded the Last Redoubt; Anita Sarkeesian calls herself a "gamer" and the likes of Zoe Quinn and John Scalzi even fancy themselves "game developers" now. They simply won't leave us alone, and so we have no choice but to fight back simply to be able to do what we have always done, which is to make the games we want to make and play the games we want to play. As AC noted, the same thing is true of science fiction. After being being offered book contracts that were subsequently pulled or violated on purely political grounds by three different publishers, it became apparent that I would be better off simply starting my own publishing company. Now Castalia House is growing as fast as we are able to edit the books and authors are contacting us specifically because they know we will publish things that the r-selected mainstream publishers will not. And even after a record year with over 15 million pageviews, site traffic here is up an average of 35 percent in 2015; thanks to you, we're presently on target to exceed 21 million this year.

The transition from r to K is in the process of taking place on a much larger scale as well. The white flight of the last fifty years, first to the suburbs, then to the exurbs, is no longer possible. Everywhere from South Africa to Vancouver, formerly white communities are being invaded by rainbow hordes of orcs who would rather live among white people than among their own kind. Once the land resources are scarce and there is no longer a choice between retreat and conflict, then conflict will inevitably begin. Whites aren't unable to engage in the sort of ethnic cleansing that Hispanics are already engaging in across the Southwestern United States (look at the demographic history of Compton sometime; it is borderline mind-blowing to anyone who associates it with NWA), but tend to be reluctant to engage in it because they are too efficient and lethal at it. These furious attempts to enforce diversity by thought police are actually a harbinger of the ongoing transition.

The rabbits can sense the wolves beginning to turn on them, and quite rightly, they are afraid. Don't forget who they truly are and what they have done.

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90 Comments:

Anonymous Jack Amok February 26, 2015 4:33 AM  

Being rooted as it is in an outmoded theory of evolution, r/K theory may sound more than a little alien,

r/K theory isn't necessarily dependant on evolution. Evolution is merely one possible explaination for how r and K strategies for survival came about, but the notion that r and K strategies are each adapted (regardless of how that adaptation came to be) to different environments is theology-independant. Especially when you consider it in the context of a single species (more or less) shifting emphasis from one to the other as conditions dictage.

Anyway, neither evolution nor creation work without something for the wolves to eat.

Anonymous PhillipGeorge©2015 February 26, 2015 4:44 AM  

This coincides beautifully with a post from Jim Stone today on word predictive Google searches. Google won't support the predictive word searches with "American women are .........."
Feminism isn't the only counter cultural ground zero leveler
Just scroll down to the words: "Cold hard PROOF Feminism destroyed America"

Great piece of writing Vox: - and I also want to draw your attention to something Mark Steyn put up just a few weeks back:
I have quoted before my old friend Theodore Dalrymple on the purposes of lies in totalitarian societies:
In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil, and in some small way to become evil oneself. One's standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control.
We are at war with a depraved enemy, but we cannot be allowed to assert our moral superiority even to head-choppers, rapists, slavers and immolators. Thus the priority of Barack ("Hey, how 'bout those Crusades?") Obama has been to undermine our sense of probity, and make us not merely equivalent to but worse than our enemies. That was the purpose of this last week of Official Lies


congratulations on those numbers, Vox, a great start!

Anonymous Working Class Brit February 26, 2015 4:45 AM  

Perhaps I simply misunderstand it, but I have to say I don't find the amygdala-based explanation of the Richards situation at all convincing. It's too hard for me to believe she felt genuinely threatened in any way at any point of the conference.

She merely knew by experience that the "black Jewish female" mantra was magic powerful enough to ward off any unwelcome consequences of her actions, so she could freely bully anyone however she pleased at the slightest excuse.

Thus the attack on the men sitting behind her wasn't the action of an oversensitive baby feeling threatened, but of a cruel sociopath attacking someone because she felt she could do so without consequence.

Still, I welcome the magic appearing to run dry.

Anonymous kh123 February 26, 2015 4:46 AM  

"...is theology-independent."

Given Blythe and Linnaeus, natural selection and classification were as well. Descriptive models for how things appear and operate now, not how they came into being.

The co-opting of concepts and disciplines has been going on for quite awhile.

Anonymous meeeee February 26, 2015 5:21 AM  

They believe they're sorcerers. Their buzzwords are really banishing spells. She waves her hands on the air in a shape like Dr. Strange, summoning the spirits.

Blogger John Saunders February 26, 2015 5:23 AM  

Peak Left.

The almost panicked intensity among the Left for the last few years has been palpable. You don't see that among confident, self-assured classes advancing to their destined victory; you see that among dominant classes that are afraid the foundations of their power are shifting to collapse beneath them, unseen.

Blogger JP February 26, 2015 5:47 AM  

Apartheid must be looking better and better to those liberals who can't afford to live in the upper-income suburbs.

Anonymous Matthew February 26, 2015 5:58 AM  

They believe they're sorcerers. Their buzzwords are really banishing spells. She waves her hands on the air in a shape like Dr. Strange, summoning the spirits.

Hmm, how unfortunate for them that we don't really believe in magic.

OpenID simplytimothy February 26, 2015 6:05 AM  

I tweeted this idea (with a link to Castalia house) as follows:
"evolution's r/K theory explains @McConnellPress rabbit like conflict avoidance. Bad strategy for #GOP #DitchMitch"

Working to isolate the r-like "leadership" in the GOP with a ring of wolves is a nice rhetorical project to pursue.

Blogger Cataline Sergius February 26, 2015 6:14 AM  

Imagine Vox Day, Larry Correia, and Woody Allen were all rabbits, living in a field of grass so large they’d never deplete it. Woody Allen goes up to Vox, and begins eating grass a little too close to Vox’s daughter. Vox confronts Woody, and Woody runs off. Woody gets the same resources he would have gotten if he fought Vox, but he doesn’t fight, so he doesn’t risk injury or death at the hands of Vox.

Now Larry gets too close, Vox confronts him, and they go at it. Both are going to take damage, and maybe even kill each other, all for resources they would have gotten had they run away.


It's a good article. Well worth the read.

Although getting past the mental image of Larry Corriea as a giant fluffy bunny wearing a goatee, probably bald but with big floppy ears, was kind of hard to get past.

Blogger Lovekraft February 26, 2015 6:16 AM  

Up here in Ontario, we have our first lesbian premiere (brought into power only because her predecessor snuck out the back door instead of facing general election) ranting that it is homophobia that is driving opposition to her agenda of teaching homosexuality in elementary schools.

So good to know, as our manufacturing base has been gutted, debt at astronomical levels, bureaucratic red tape etc that she has her priorities straight.

I describe Kathleen Wynn and her ilk as clowns.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan February 26, 2015 6:45 AM  

What the SJWs are saying is where the ammo is for use against them not trying to understand what the really, really, really mean like conservatives have spent decades wasting their time with over intellectualizing nearly everything.

Obviously the female being referenced is saying she is a proud racialist, I would even use Freudian hokum against her because I'll bet she is dying for some Alpha White man attention. There own words used against them are more effective disqual then a 5000 word essay on what the left really, really wants.

Anonymous Titus Didius Tacitus February 26, 2015 7:01 AM  

Of course she's a proud racialist. It's been who / whom all the way along.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan February 26, 2015 7:08 AM  

The bitch is even trained or so it appears she is saying is that she can tell the races apart, how the hell that happen, in the Hogwarts School of SJW Racialism grad program? Scalzi, who would have thunk his blog would become the Left's Carleton Coon racial ID site for this era?

Blogger Nate February 26, 2015 7:26 AM  

Imagining larry as a rabbit isn't hard if you read Watership down. Larry is BigWig

Blogger Northern Hamlet February 26, 2015 7:36 AM  

A point of contention and a praise for creating:

1. Aren't poor people more likely to vote left? I grew up poor on the Left, and there was anything but an abundance of resources.

2. Though I leaned toward being a lone wolf already, finding this blog a long time ago pushed me toward securing independence more systematically. In my world, across-the-board intellectual discussion is rare, and I look forward to reading here. I still have a long way to go, but thank you to all of you and our gracious host. Illegitimi non carborundum!


Anonymous Stilicho February 26, 2015 7:39 AM  

@ mantra man lol, tell us what she wants, what she really really wants...

A thought occurs to me: we are repeatedly, if not reliably, informed by the left that race is a social construct, religion is a crutch, and sex is a matter of indoctrination (but that the perverts were born that way). So, does that mean the self-styled "black, Jewish female" is, by her side's definitions, a crippled, brain washed social construct? A sort of limping golem of leftardery?

Blogger Nate February 26, 2015 7:39 AM  

" Aren't poor people more likely to vote left? I grew up poor on the Left, and there was anything but an abundance of resources. "

The poor actually aren't all that likely to vote at all.

Blogger njartist February 26, 2015 7:54 AM  

#GamerGate erupted because there is nowhere else to go.

At what point will the American people those who desire a real education for themselves and their progeny rise up in anger: first with Common Core, even the entire Dewey education system; then against the colleges and universities who have thoroughly corrupted higher education?

Blogger bob k. mando February 26, 2015 7:54 AM  

Working Class Brit February 26, 2015 4:45 AM
but of a cruel sociopath attacking someone because she felt she could do so without consequence.



agreed, with one caveat.

i'm not sure she's a true, biological sociopath. she certainly is a socialized one, though.

gee, i wonder what provided her with that socialization?



Nate February 26, 2015 7:39 AM
The poor actually aren't all that likely to vote at all.



+95% of blacks ( who vote ), vote Demoncrat.

and the reason they do this, is because that is where the resources are. it's much, much easier to vote yourself funds from the public purse than it is to earn profits on your own.

Blogger Vox February 26, 2015 7:55 AM  

At what point will the American people those who desire a real education for themselves and their progeny rise up in anger:

Never. They'll simply withdraw. That's what homeschooling is.

Blogger Josh February 26, 2015 8:02 AM  

Voter Turnout by Income

Anonymous PA February 26, 2015 8:05 AM  

"Don't forget who they truly are and what they have done"

Words as important as The Mantra to always keep I'm mind.

Anonymous karsten February 26, 2015 8:08 AM  

"She merely knew by experience that the "black Jewish female" mantra was magic powerful enough to ward off any unwelcome consequences of her actions, so she could freely bully anyone however she pleased at the slightest excuse.

Thus the attack on the men sitting behind her wasn't the action of an oversensitive baby feeling threatened, but of a cruel sociopath attacking someone because she felt she could do so without consequence."


Unquestionably. As for whether she is a biological or socialized sociopath, what was her magic mantra about herself again?

That, I'd say, settles that question.

Blogger Northern Hamlet February 26, 2015 8:13 AM  

The poor actually aren't all that likely to vote at all.

Poor choice of words on my part. I meant more generally identify. Your point is enlightening though.

and the reason they do this, is because that is where the resources are. it's much, much easier to vote yourself funds from the public purse than it is to earn profits on your own.

But the fact remains that the resources are poor. If I'm to understand the r/K theory correctly, this stands in contradiction to excess breeding in the lower classes as that further strains resources, and less resources shouldn't breed more leftism, but less.

Blogger njartist February 26, 2015 8:15 AM  

Never. They'll simply withdraw. That's what homeschooling is.
This is true. Yet, at some point, and states along with this "administration" are slowly restricting the parent's human rights in this regard: the homeschooling resources will eventually dry up: we already see this as the feudal government and the states begin requiring what can be taught, at least officially, to homeschoolers.

Blogger bob k. mando February 26, 2015 8:27 AM  

karsten February 26, 2015 8:08 AM
That, I'd say, settles that question.



heh, i knew that was coming.

but that's not really my point. even IF she truly is a genetic, biological sociopath, had she been 'properly' socialized she would have at least known enough to dissemble about her sociopathy ... because overt button pushing displays as she shows in that interview would have been smashed by neuro- and socio-typicals long ago.

my point is that our Western societies are bearing the fruits of sociopathic child rearing ( especially schooling ) methodologies.

and those such as John Scalzi and Adria Richards are what you should expect from that.

Blogger bob k. mando February 26, 2015 8:29 AM  

Northern Hamlet February 26, 2015 8:13 AM
But the fact remains that the resources are poor.



bullshit.

almost all American poor are overweight, own a cell phone and have a big screen TV and HVAC.

our poor live lives of luxury unimaginable to royalty from less than 200 years ago.

Anonymous Mr. A is Mr. A February 26, 2015 8:42 AM  

Cataline Sergius February 26, 2015 6:14 AM
"It's a good article. Well worth the read.

Although getting past the mental image of Larry Corriea as a giant fluffy bunny wearing a goatee, probably bald but with big floppy ears, was kind of hard to get past."


Not so hard to imagine at all. In fact, the makers of this film have probably captured Larry and his responses to the r-selected quite accurately.

Big Buck Bunny

Blogger Laguna Beach Fogey February 26, 2015 8:43 AM  

Mixed race individuals are often quite literally crazy.

Once the land resources are scarce and there is no longer a choice between retreat and conflict, then conflict will inevitably begin.

And not a moment too soon. There are scores to settle, rabbit property to appropriate, and rabbit women to plunder.

Tomorrow belongs to us.

Blogger Nate February 26, 2015 8:57 AM  

'Voter Turnout by Income"

The problem here is... so many of these poor voters are actually dead... and voting democrat. take the college kids out of the equation... and look at the actual poor... not those pretending to be poor... and take out the dead voting democrat... and I would wager there are very few actual poor voting.

Blogger hank.jim February 26, 2015 9:00 AM  

What's rk theory?

Blogger Northern Hamlet February 26, 2015 9:06 AM  

bob k.

Yes, so run through the parallel examples that make your point moot. The goalpost has to be placed somewhere.

Blogger Cecil Henry February 26, 2015 9:13 AM  

I wont forget what these evil, envious people have done.

The damage, the ugliness is all around.

Anonymous Viidad February 26, 2015 9:14 AM  

@Nate and Josh

I wouldn't have thought that many people were still voting.

Anonymous Viidad February 26, 2015 9:16 AM  

@ hank.jim

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=r%2Fk+theory

Anonymous Athor Pel February 26, 2015 9:25 AM  

" Northern Hamlet February 26, 2015 8:13 AM
...
But the fact remains that the resources are poor. If I'm to understand the r/K theory correctly, this stands in contradiction to excess breeding in the lower classes as that further strains resources, and less resources shouldn't breed more leftism, but less."




We are so far away from constrained resources that we can't see it from where we are.

Within a historical context America is likely the richest nation ever to exist on this planet. What looks poor to us is luxury undreamed of for most of humanity down through history.

The average American has no bloody idea what true poverty really is. They've never been hungry. They've never been without clothes. They've never been without shelter. They've never been without access to abundant energy. Most of us have never had to work hard a day in our lives.

There are multiple generations of people alive today that have an incredibly warped view of reality because our hydrocarbon powered society implicitly teaches them that most things in life are easy, safe and reliable.

Recent history is an aberration, not the norm.

But never fear, the current state of affairs can turn on a dime.

Anonymous SumDood February 26, 2015 9:34 AM  

"I would wager there are very few actual poor voting."

Someone in the middle or upper class won't see any short-term benefit to voting one way or another.

But a low-class, low-information individual getting welfare checks and a free 0bamaphone has significant (to them) motivation to keep the free sh*t coming their way. And the lamestream media bombards them with a clear indicator of who to vote for.

Anonymous cheddarman February 26, 2015 9:39 AM  

Blau panzers vorwart!

Blogger Nate February 26, 2015 9:51 AM  

"I wouldn't have thought that many people were still voting."

remember... at least 10 percent of those voting are people voting multiple times... and dead people.

Anonymous cheddarman February 26, 2015 9:52 AM  

njartist, think of education in economic terms. Education is an economic good. The reason why the universities thrive is that they have a near monopoly on education. However, their business model is outdated and failing. The free market will eventually replace it with an internet based, inexpensive system, or something better.

Fred Reed wrote a very entertaining article on this, posted at his blog the other day, "fred on everything"

Blogger rumpole5 February 26, 2015 9:53 AM  

I don't understand your reference to r/K theory. The basis for r dominance is abundant resources, isn't it? And isn't that where we are going with tech innovations? That would auger r dominance. What I see is a division into two Human subspecies. Charles Murray's book, Coming Apart, describes this process. The cognitive elite live completely separated lives from dimwits, in actual or economically gated areas. The only dims they ever see are the cleaner, the lawn guy, or the home health aide. As robots are perfected to do those tasks CE members won't ever see, let alone interact with hoi polloi. The Eloi/dims will be maintained in Section 8 reservations and policed by RoboCops or drones or the like.

Blogger Northern Hamlet February 26, 2015 9:54 AM  

Athor Pel,

We are so far away from constrained resources that we can't see it from where we are.

True, yet it remains that there is a difference in income and resources that maintains my criticism.

And we can always consider poor communist nations in comparison.

Anonymous Stilicho February 26, 2015 9:57 AM  

But the fact remains that the resources are poor. If I'm to understand the r/K theory correctly, this stands in contradiction to excess breeding in the lower classes as that further strains resources, and less resources shouldn't breed more leftism, but less.

You ask a valid question, but bob answered it above when he pointed out that resources are freely available through voting. Indeed, employing politicians to obtain resources for you (from those that produce them) is the path of least resistance for obtaining resources in our current culture. This is true whether you are a welfare queen on Main street or Wall street. The fact that the "poor" are poor in comparison to others has no bearing on the fact that the resources for them to survive, thrive, and reproduce are widely and readily available at the moment.

Anonymous Athor Pel February 26, 2015 10:05 AM  

" Northern HamletFebruary 26, 2015 9:54 AM
...
True, yet it remains that there is a difference in income and resources that maintains my criticism.
..
"



Difference does not a radical make. True deprivation gives birth to the radicalized.

And when I say true deprivation I'm talking about famine, hunger that kills.

Anonymous Stilicho February 26, 2015 10:20 AM  

@NH (from AC's writings

Liberals tend to favor stricter
restrictions upon the bearing of arms, favor appeasement
and negotiation in matters of conflict, favor higher taxes
upon the wealthy and more generous social programs, and
favor a more sexually liberated society (Altemeyer, 1981;
Jost, 2006; Jost et al., 2003; Treier and Hillygus, 2005). In
matters of governmental authority, they place emphasis
upon the need for government to provide for the safety
and security of each citizen over the freedom of the
individual, while in issues of personal behavior, they
emphasize a freer, less restrictive society...

Think what will happen among the welfarites, once China shuts off the debt spigot, and our economy collapses. A massive r-type population, designed to graze the freely available resources they are provided with by government, suddenly placed in a situation where there is not enough money to provide them with free resources anymore. Even if they were all able and willing to simply take jobs and contribute to society (which they apparently are not), the economy by that point will have collapsed, and there will be no jobs. A massive population, unable to sustain itself, and unable to be supported through governmental largesse. Utopia indeed...

Sometimes resources are freely available, whether due to a sudden bloom of fruit producing a glut of food, or a predator culling a population down, to the point that there is far more grass than the rabbits can eat. In both cases, food is everywhere. In this environment, everyone who can eat and mate will survive and reproduce. There is a very low standard for offspring to be successes, from a Darwinian perspective. So here, the competition between individuals is to simply produce as many offspring as possible, as fast as possible, without concern for their fitness or ability, so as to out-reproduce your peers. The fitness of offspring doesn’t matter, since everyone who can eat and mate will carry your genes forward, no matter how weak, stupid, or otherwise unfit they might be...

Obviously, from avoiding conflict and competition, to single parenting, to low-loyalty to in-group, this r-selected Reproductive Strategy is the psychomotive origin of the Political Left, or as it is known in America, Political Liberalism. It produces a model of human which is cowardly, competition averse, promiscuous, supportive of single parenting, supportive of earlier sexualization of young, and which has no real embrace of loyalty, honor, decency, or any other pro-social trait designed to foster group cohesion and functionality, or success in group competition. Females will become manly, to provision and protect their young, which they raise alone, while men become effete castrati, designed for fleeing and fornication, and capable of little else of meaning...

Blogger darkdoc February 26, 2015 10:24 AM  

It has seemed that the Duck Dynasty controversy was the beginning of the end for the leftist's domination. GG then made us proud.

Blogger Northern Hamlet February 26, 2015 10:26 AM  

Athor Pel and Stilicho,

Difference does not a radical make.

Yet, in this case, if the difference isn't enough to matter, neither can the theory be applied to American politics and the Left. We don't yet know who the wolves and rabbits.

But I anticipated these arguments, which is why I mention poor countries that lean left in contrast to America the Richest Nation on Earth (TM)

Anonymous Sheila February 26, 2015 10:27 AM  

If I'm understanding this correctly (and I went to Anonymous Conservative's website and read further), r/K is a genetics-based political and evolutionary theory roughly corresponding to the philosophies of stoics and epicures. I read somewhere the other day (here? could have been on the web or in the book I'm currently reading) that societies start out or rise with stoicism and decline or disappear with epicureanism. That resonated with me, and r/K theory further reinforces that. What I don't seem to find, however, is a possibility or strategy of how to avoid the decline from one to the other. Is it even possible to do so, given fallen human nature and HBD?

Blogger Josh February 26, 2015 10:27 AM  

The problem here is... so many of these poor voters are actually dead... and voting democrat. take the college kids out of the equation... and look at the actual poor... not those pretending to be poor... and take out the dead voting democrat... and I would wager there are very few actual poor voting.

The graph supports your point, which is that the poorer you are, the less likely you are to vote.

Blogger Marissa February 26, 2015 10:32 AM  

It has seemed that the Duck Dynasty controversy was the beginning of the end for the leftist's domination. GG then made us proud.

Very true, and the Chick-fil-A kerfuffle as well. The media have no idea what to do when people push back. If they were smart, they'd do what they did to Ron Paul and just ignore everything and engage in media blackout. But they are so addicted to ratings-boosting controversy that they shoot themselves in the foot.

Blogger Nate February 26, 2015 10:46 AM  

"The graph supports your point, which is that the poorer you are, the less likely you are to vote."

yeah I know... but I have a hard time accepting that 40% of the working poor vote. I know to many working poor.

Blogger Nate February 26, 2015 10:52 AM  

'It has seemed that the Duck Dynasty controversy was the beginning of the end for the leftist's domination. GG then made us proud."

Chic-fil-e was the first time the right attempted to defend itself and was a win for the Right. Duck Dynasty was the second defense but it showed the first wasn't a fluke.. plus it wasn't just a win.. it was a total rout.

GamerGate is different because its the first offensive maneuver by the Right. Always before the Left has been on the attack. This is the first time the Right has gone out and not just said, "NO MORE"... they went further and are actually taking back ground.

in terms of the culture war... GamerGate is like Normandy.

Anonymous Stilicho February 26, 2015 11:00 AM  

But I anticipated these arguments, which is why I mention poor countries that lean left in contrast to America the Richest Nation on Earth (TM)

[laughs]...you think that America doesn't lean left? Oy.

When the resources were no longer sufficient to support the entire warren, the USSR collapsed into a dog eat dog, competitive jungle.

When the resources (oil wealth) became sufficient, Venezuela went hard-left in a redristributionist orgy of resource consumption. Now, it's running into resource limits. One would expect the pendulum to swing back towards favoring competition.

Take North Korea. Limited resources, surviving on subsidies from China, the U.S. and South Korea that prop up the regime. I expect that there is extreme competition for resources in North Korea, that leftism/communism is merely a convenient fiction for maintaining a purely authoritarian regime, that conflict is rampant (although carefully directed by the regime)... in short, it is, in many ways, a parody of the worst aspects of extreme K-selection. From AC:


Wolves are K-strategists, designed for when resources are too limited for everyone to survive. The five traits of a K-strategist are competitiveness/ aggressiveness/protectiveness, competitive mate monopolization/ monogamy, high-investment two-parent rearing, only mating when mature, and high loyalty to one's competitive in-group. All these traits either help you win, or produce fitter offspring, so they will win.


Take that to an absurd extreme and you have a recipe for an authoritarian regime whose stated political philosophy is a pure fiction that is only useful for maintaining the power structure. Of course, the same type of authoritarian regime is the result of taking r-selection to an absurd extreme as well.

Anonymous Stilicho February 26, 2015 11:03 AM  

in terms of the culture war... GamerGate is like Normandy.

More like North Africa, but your point remains.

Blogger Nate February 26, 2015 11:07 AM  

"More like North Africa, but your point remains."

its true I minimize the african theater of WWII... but not entirely without reason.


***ducks***

Blogger Josh February 26, 2015 11:10 AM  

Gamer gate is clearly the invasion of Italy.

Attacking the soft under belly.

Anonymous Alexander February 26, 2015 11:13 AM  

Gamer gate is clearly the invasion of Italy.

Oh shit. Does that mean we're going to eventually face a line of goths?

Cause the Battle of Hot Topic is not a hill I want to die on if I can avoid it.

Blogger Northern Hamlet February 26, 2015 11:14 AM  

Stilicho,

[laughs]...you think that America doesn't lean left? Oy.

Sooner or later the difference does have to matter. So far, we've had: Poor? Not poor enough. Communist? Not Left enough. America? Too Left!

Anonymous Stilicho February 26, 2015 11:15 AM  

Gamer gate is clearly the invasion of Italy.

Attacking the soft under belly.


At this point, it is obvious that the key question is whether the Japanese Imperial Navy could have successfully invaded gamergate.

its true I minimize the african theater of WWII... but not entirely without reason.

Well, you do live relatively near Tuskeegee...

Anonymous Stilicho February 26, 2015 11:16 AM  

Sooner or later the difference does have to matter

wtf are you babbling about now?

Anonymous Alexander February 26, 2015 11:17 AM  

Ah, I see that the Gothic Line was renamed the Green line. The Greens as the last line of defense... yes, I think Josh wins the campaign comparison game.

Anonymous Anubis February 26, 2015 11:19 AM  

"Democrats are trying to figure out what to stand for to avoid getting destroyed in the future." "The poor actually aren't all that likely to vote at all."
That's why the ACORN bus paid homeless men $15 for each vote and took them to every poll in each city. Keep in mind 10yo welfare Contswella has probably eaten more ice cream than George Washington did his whole life despite being the richest man in his day & being the proud owner of an ice cream machine.

"It has seemed that the Duck Dynasty controversy was the beginning of the end for the leftist's domination"
Lets not forget the video of Gentle Mike pummeling a little Asian liquor store clerk with all the "hands up" witnesses participating in the robbery. No one that watched that video & saw the protesters believed in equality ever again. If an unarmed black is shot by cops every 28 hours and the best martyr they could find was a 6'4" thug who beat up a liquor store clerk 10 min before & put his prints on the cops gun it could even turn a leftist.

Anonymous Porky February 26, 2015 11:23 AM  

GamerGate is like Normandy

Gamergate is like the Watts riots.

Blogger Cogitans Iuvenis February 26, 2015 11:23 AM  

I don't know if you can really say #Gamergate is orchestrated by the right. You still see the detestable 'OMG look at how bigoted that person is' that is so prevalent with modern leftism these days; but since the SJWs are really reaping what they have sown I am fully enjoying their well deserved schadenfreude. My own take away from participating is that most of individual are left leaning to a degree, but nearly so much as the SJWs.

It's still a big win for the right though. Almost every forum has had a thread of people saying how they aren't going to outright dismiss right leaning arguments anymore because they have had their eyes opened to the truth about SJWs and big media. Left media really shot themselves in the foot by intentionally misrepresenting gamers and trying to prop up a bullshit narrative.

Anonymous p-dawg February 26, 2015 11:28 AM  

@Josh: Can you confirm, that looks like it is the percentage of voters versus registered voters - because this chart seems to indicate lower numbers of total participation: .xls file

Blogger rumpole5 February 26, 2015 11:28 AM  

"Think what will happen among the welfarites, once China shuts off the debt spigot, and our economy collapses."

You are ignoring the dynamic tech innovations, viz: 3-D printing, Fracking/natural gas to gasoline technology, programmable robots . . . that are making China irrelevant. Manufacturing can be done in the USA, with very few workers, and is returning at a fast pace. I don't see your Cassandra/zombie apocalypse happening so long as the accelerating technological pace continues. That pace depends on what a very small cognitive elite does in a very few sections of the country. The Left is frantic because they can't keep up with that tech pace. The Left can control the Lumpen Mench when they can pry them away from their TVs and bread and circus lifestyles, but that is no longer where the action is. The elite will increasingly need no one but themselves and their machines.

Blogger Nate February 26, 2015 11:29 AM  

"Gamergate is like the Watts riots."

dammit we're not mixing metaphors here!

Anonymous Porky February 26, 2015 11:36 AM  

I've been to Normandy. And Watts.

Gamergate is like the Watts riots.

Blogger Cogitans Iuvenis February 26, 2015 11:46 AM  

My vote for WWII comparison is the battle of Midway. The Japanese, like the SJWs, had the cards stacked in their favor but managed to blunder their way to defeat.

Blogger Northern Hamlet February 26, 2015 11:47 AM  

Stilicho

wtf are you babbling about now?

The mysteries of the Universe apparently.

Blogger Anonymous Conservative February 26, 2015 11:58 AM  

@Northern Hamlet

First, the r/K adaptive mechanism in humans is a vestige of the days when there was actual r and K. To be understood, it has to be viewed in that context. For the past few decades we have had free resources, and though slight shortage still trips the old K-mechanism in many, until real shortage kicks in, that is just us warming up the engine in an old car we have left in the barn, so it will be ready when we have to go somewhere. But r/K hasn't adapted yet to a lot of modern things, so to say how does r work with birth control today is a false question – it hasn't adapted yet so it doesn't. It is just an old mechanism running into something new, and not working.

On the poor, the data I would like to look at is those who avail themselves of free resources (ie welfare, food stamps, free housing subsidies, etc) compared to something ideology-specific, like the Conservative Policy Index (Democrats in particular try to use in-group loyalty to drive votes regardless of inner beliefs, ie all blacks must vote democrat or they are betraying their people).

My prediction would be the hustlers and entrepreneurs who support themselves in the poorer communities would tend to support traditional families, less government interference/control, self-defense, lower taxes etc, more than those who took govt aid, who would tend to do the opposite and want everyone reined in by govenment and put to work supporting them and protecting them from harm.

One other problem is r degrades everything it touches. r will tend to be embraced by those who can't, and those free resources will encourage the production of even more who can do even less. So if a sub-population embraces r (ie welfare, handouts, etc), after a few generations, it is not going to be splitting the atom, and reaping the economic rewards of greatness compared to the rest of the population. If you can impose genuine selection again, the actual culling of the least able among them, then it may recoup its losses in ability, but if there is no selection at all, that will only get worse as those who are favored are the most fecund free-resource consumers.

I think if you compared welfare/free-resource acceptance with number of sex partners, relationship duration, age at first intercourse, and conflict aversion, you'd see a link between resource provision and reproductive strategy.

I've got to look for it but there was a nifty graph I came across a while back showing the parental incomes associated with various occupations of offspring. Cops and military had among the lower parental incomes, artists had among the highest parental incomes.

Blogger kudzu bob February 26, 2015 12:22 PM  

GamerGate is like Normandy.

As irrelevant as all that?

Blogger Northern Hamlet February 26, 2015 12:26 PM  

Anonymous Conservative

Thanks for taking the time to explain. I wondered the same about data for welfare acceptance vs sexual choices. My own anecdotal data, and i have some experience here to go on, has been that there is no correlation. But I'd like to see something more definitive, and if I'm wrong, I'm wrong.

How do you see your theory playing out regarding other population comparisons, such as much poorer nations that are none-the-less far Left? I think it's trivial to say that when resources go scarce, people blame govts. They blame all sorts of things and that doesn't mean anyone has changed their political tune regarding big govt. They merely want a new govt.

Now, if you're saying still that we've still seem very little of your theory in practice, fair enough. But then how can we apply it to Leftists in the first place without further confirmation?

Blogger Josh February 26, 2015 12:27 PM  

yes, I think Josh wins the campaign comparison game.

/tipshat

Blogger Josh February 26, 2015 12:28 PM  

"Gamergate is like the Watts riots."

dammit we're not mixing metaphors here!


Even rooftop Koreans play starcraft...

Blogger Anonymous Conservative February 26, 2015 2:10 PM  

@Northern Hamlet

I haven't done a lot of examination of r and K in different human populations. I feel the case from the biology/neurobiology/molecular biology side makes it certain something has to be there.


>How do you see your theory playing out regarding other population comparisons, such as much poorer nations that are none-the-less far Left?

It depends on the population, how poor they are, and other factors which can interfere. I do not think r/K is a theory of everything, just one factor which will push things in one direction or the other. Inbreeding levels, specific charismatic leaders, specific events, abilities, and even genetic predispositions of the populace in matters of intelligence and self restraint will all have an effect as well.

As a rule, a poor society will tend to go K though, all other things equal. I'd expect Venezuela to head more K as time goes on, and grow less tolerant of the leftist's desires for control, and more aggressive.

The effect is like how the shortages of Communism produced a Russia which would level Grozny without a blink, while the resource glut in America took a military which flame throwered Japanese soldiers and nuked Hiroshima happily after the Depression, and turned it into a military which freaked out over a fat girl pointing at a Jihadi's dongle and laughing at him in a photo. If the media ran that Abu Ghraib story in WWII about Jap “prisoner abuse,” the news anchor would have been brutally murdered in the street by an angry mob, the populace would have nodded approvingly, and liberals would have peeked out their windows nervously, hoping nobody knew what they thought about it all. If we get enough shortage at some point, I'd expect America to go back to the older model of aggression, and I'd expect more in-groupism, demand for traditional families to raise kids, and less tolerance of government interference in our lives.


>I think it's trivial to say that when resources go scarce, people blame govts.
>They blame all sorts of things and that doesn't mean anyone has changed their
>political tune regarding big govt. They merely want a new govt.

It is why I see the Misery Index vs the Conservative Policy Mood comparison as so convincing. The CPM is a measure of the populace's sum embrace of individual Conservative ideas from family to economics, regardless of party affiliation, and it mirrors the rise and fall in shortage documented by the Misery Index. You can actually see the linkage break down the very year that they altered how they factor unemployment, and diminish in association as they cook the books now, yet even still they move together, just not as closely.

You can see the effect at the macro level in a case like Rome, where they got free resources through slave labor and conquest booty. A great, disciplined, militaristic society gradually declined, with every trait we see today. Tolerance of homosexuality, men marrying horses, reduced military virtue/aggression, welfare, welcoming barbarians into their culture, tolerating idiots as leaders, and I'll bet there were idiot rabbits remarking how nice it was they had all gotten so tolerant. The key was ease, resources, and diminished threat, and it produced a human unable to function in a world of consequence and threat. That produces a societal collapse.

r/K is real. That said, in-breeding level, acclimatization to winters, neanderthal admixture, and unique political maneuvering/manipulation by specific individuals all also have major effects. r/K/resource levels isn't everything, but it has a potent effect on the terrain of the battle, as we will see in the next two decades.

Anonymous Jasper February 26, 2015 2:32 PM  

My vote for WWII comparison is the battle of Midway. The Japanese, like the SJWs, had the cards stacked in their favor but managed to blunder their way to defeat.

The Japanese claimed victory at Midway. But their continuing to claim victory in defeat caused them to lose their credibility -- even with prisoners of war who had no access to media or first hand accounts. As Bob Haney wrote in Caged Dragons: An American P.O.W. in WWII Japan:

About the same time, we were gathered together to receive some "good news." … The interpreter also gloated that America had suffered a terrible defeat at Midway, losing most of the ships that had survived Pearl Harbor. We were appropriately dispirited, based on our record to date. However, when we were told in August that the fleet destroyed at Pearl Harbor and Midway was again destroyed at Guadalcanal, we knew we were back in the fight. The Japanese, seeing our reaction to the news, seemed also to have second thoughts; we received no more news of their successes while still in the Philippines.

Blogger rumpole5 February 26, 2015 3:28 PM  

Great post and comments! Do we get college credits for reading this?

Anonymous bw February 26, 2015 3:39 PM  

The white flight of the last fifty years, first to the suburbs, then to the exurbs, is no longer possible....formerly white communities are being invaded by rainbow hordes of orcs who would rather live among white people than among their own kind. Once the land resources are scarce and there is no longer a choice between retreat and conflict, then conflict will inevitably begin. VD

No matter where they go, we will follow. No matter how far away they move, we will follow. They can't escape us

-- Carter's Ambassador to UN and Mayor of Atlanta Andrew Young, speech at Clark Atlanta University addressing "white flight", an eroding tax base, crime, and the fear of diminishing resources (read: $ and Power) to allocate for special victimhood status

Talk about your professional parasites. The Psych and Material need in that statement is embarrassing and not even human.

The issue is white vs white. As usual, the enemy is within, and for the sake of the entrenched Corporatist and Political class, they are purposefully afforded every advantage to spread their lowest common denominator, psychology damaged ideology and religion.

Black Mecca Down (Atlanta) by Paul Kersey

Anonymous Culture War Draftee February 26, 2015 3:54 PM  

The scarcity model makes a lot of sense for certain conflicts, especially in SF. Early (and middle and late) was plagued with political infighting. Read Sam Moskowitz's The Immortal Storm about how Donald Wolheim and a coterie of Marxists wanted to make SF some sort of appendage of the Communist Party. Moskowitz got crosswise of Wolheim & sparks flew.

But it was at a slow pace. The events played out in fanzines & letters of comment, and the occasional face-to-face meeting. If you wanted to withdraw it was pretty easy. You just ignored the BS, no fanzines, no meetings, you just read your stuff.

We live under the all-seeing eye of social media. A man can make a private joke or wear a certain shirt and become an instant object of hate. You don't have to write a letter or even take the Holland Tunnel to give the guy grief. You just get on Twitter and post "Cis-het fascist f***tard!" and count the likes from fellow SJWs. The ability to withdraw is limited. Any public appearance, any private photo, or overhead comment, or hacked e-mail can turned into an excuse to put someone in the sights of an internet mob.

The modern scarcity we face is social space. That is pushing people off the fence as on-line life becomes increasingly "real." This very blog was warning people about the consequences of public shaming and ostracism long before those issues started popping up the Guardian and the NYT.

As long as social space is scarce, the conflict will continue. The warren has about nibbled themselves into a corner and the backlash is going to be ugly.

Blogger Josh February 26, 2015 3:57 PM  

Black Mecca Down (Atlanta) by Paul Kersey

/facepalm

Anonymous Stirner February 26, 2015 4:37 PM  

r/K theory seems like one of those chaos theory strange attractor diagrams. Evolution has given humanity two basic survival strategies, and we collectively shift modes as conditions dictate. Not everybody shifts, but enough to boost the overall group in the long term.

the r strategy reminds me of Rick Locke's concept of the "seekrit stash" mentality that leftists tend to exhibit. That fierce egalitarian morality might have made a great deal of sense for hunter gatherer tribes, but it grates against the requirements of civilization, and economic production.

https://warlocketx.wordpress.com/2011/08/21/the-seekrit-stash-part-the-second/
https://warlocketx.wordpress.com/2011/08/22/the-seekrit-stash-part-the-third/

Anonymous bw February 26, 2015 6:16 PM  

/facepalm Josh

Do tell. You believe a book and website about white flight in Atlanta is a facepalm (wonder where you got your cute little rhetoric?). Do tell. Expound upon your beliefs about What Black People Don't Like. What about his observations of Atlanta since the Blacks were empowered politically and took over the white cities' and counties' infrastructure that whites built do you disagree with?
You've said nothing of substance so far.

Let's start specifically with the quote from the ambassador to the UN. You believe it to be .... what exactly??

Anonymous Discard February 26, 2015 7:38 PM  

When electoral districts are determined by the number of people, without regard to race, sex, age, or citizenship, it doesn't matter if very many of the poor vote. You could have 300 poor people who actually bother to vote in a Congressional district, and if 151 of them vote R, then the GOP candidate wins, and has just as much power in Congress as someone who was elected by a margin of 200,000 middle class votes.

Anonymous Toby Temple February 26, 2015 9:46 PM  

remember... at least 10 percent of those voting are people voting multiple times... and dead people.

So that type of election fraud still occur in the US. I thought only us 3rd worlders apply such tactics.

Blogger bob k. mando February 27, 2015 12:29 AM  

Northern Hamlet February 26, 2015 9:06 AM
Yes, so run through the parallel examples that make your point moot.



there are no examples that make my point moot ... in the US. YOU were the one who claimed 'resource scarcity' for the American poor. which only indicates that you have no idea what resource scarcity is.

the hungry and homeless HERE are almost all deranged or on hard drugs. so the only time the truly poor ( in YOUR words, the 'resource poor' ) of the US vote is when Dem operatives are busing them to the polling booths with the promise of beer money and a sandwich.

you want a counter example, you need to ask something like, 'Why did the peasants of Venezuela vote for Chavez'.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t21C09JiRc4




Nate February 26, 2015 9:51 AM
remember... at least 10 percent of those voting are people voting multiple times



when i was in Sun Prairie, it was an open joke that UW students could walk from dorm to dorm, claim to be from each building with no documentation and vote as many times as UW-Madison had dorm buildings.

it was a real knee slapper to the media ... because the students voted overwhelmingly Dem.

that was the same election they caught the NY Jewess busing homeless into the Milwaukee voting booths.

as with all Demoncrat voting malfeasance, nobody got more than a slap on the wrist.



Sheila February 26, 2015 10:27 AM
What I don't seem to find, however, is a possibility or strategy of how to avoid the decline from one to the other.



doing so would require both sociological and ( assuming the validity of HBD ) genetic measures.

this is why i every so often rave about returning to dueling; it would be an excellent means of culling the sociopath and borderline males that chicks find so compelling. after all, if the regular penalty for cuckoldry is pistols at dawn, eventually somebody is going to ventilate you, even if you are an above average pistoler.

dueling would, of course, do nothing to cull neuro-deviants on the female side. but it's a damn sight better than nothing.

then we have to reform the sociological aspects of child rearing. and the first step in doing that, is getting your children the hell out of public school.



Sheila February 26, 2015 10:27 AM
Is it even possible to do so, given fallen human nature and HBD?



the Ninevah option is open to all.

every time i bring it up, i'm greeted with silence, even here.

so, yeah, i doubt there's much help for the US.

heck, some idiot called Rush today and said that he wasn't concerned about Obama / Dems outlawing guns because "God has His hand over this nation."

ummm.

God has His hand over the Israelites. you know how many times He has caused their nation to be oppressed or destroyed because they sinned against Him? that's what the whole OT is about.

now, consider what the US is doing
- millions of abortions per year ( Ba'al would be proud )
- funding abortions world wide
- judges forcing states all across the union to adopt queer 'marriage' ( google the "Zombietime Folsom Street Fair" to see what fags really want, you can see what was going on in Sodom )
- US foreign policy has over thrown muslim nations throughout north Africa and the Levant, allowing the incursion and growth of the incipient Caliphates ... as well as the wholesale murder of the Oriental churches
- many of the "terrorist orgs" actually got their start as CIA fronts. Al Queda, for instance, was funded by the CIA to fight Russia in Afghanistan. those we don't fund directly, we allow our wonderful friends, the Saudis to fund as Wahhabiast groups.

Anonymous CorkyAgain February 27, 2015 1:01 PM  

A thought occurs to me: we are repeatedly, if not reliably, informed by the left that race is a social construct, religion is a crutch, and sex is a matter of indoctrination (but that the perverts were born that way). So, does that mean the self-styled "black, Jewish female" is, by her side's definitions, a crippled, brain washed social construct? A sort of limping golem of leftardery?

It means she has deliberately *chosen* that identity, because she finds it useful.

Blogger Akulkis February 28, 2015 1:40 AM  

"My vote for WWII comparison is the battle of Midway. The Japanese, like the SJWs, had the cards stacked in their favor but managed to blunder their way to defeat."

That's only a slight variation of myth that both the Japanese Navy veterans and the U.S. Navy both allowed to form [the actual one being that only by luck did the U.S. win].

In actual fact:
1. The Japanese had inferior ships due to inferior design doctrine
2. The Japanese had inferior sailors, due to inferior training doctrine (In the U.S. Navy, EVERY sailor is a damage control sailor.. in the IJN, only 5% of the crew were damage control, and were considered dead weight)
3. The Japanese had an inferior fighting doctrine in meeting engagements.

The Japs could have brought 2x as many carriers to the battle, and still would have lost.

OpenID standingagainsttheworld March 04, 2015 4:41 AM  

''The rabbits can sense the wolves beginning to turn on them, and quite rightly, they are afraid. Don't forget who they truly are and what they have done.''

They will dress up as wolves and pretend to be the ingroup. All the while they play the wolves against each other while they enjoy the benefits just like the transvestite cuttlefish.

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