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Sunday, March 07, 2021

An Army of retards

The USA is going to lose its next war, and in a manner that will not permit apologists to claim "well, we didn't really try" or "the politicians sold us out" as they have with Vietnam and Korea. The reason is that the cognitive capability of the officer class is collapsing.

On paper, the US still has by far the world’s strongest military. This is the case whether or not you measure it by military spending, by various indices of military power (e.g. MEU, CAP, or the CMP developed on this blog), or as pertains to the narrower if arguably more relevant naval sphere, by naval megatonnage (even if the gap with China rapidly shrinks as the PLAN adds the equivalent of a major European Great Power navy every single year).

However, there are increasing reasons to think that large parts of this superiority could be becoming illusory – a dangerous state of affairs, given the recovery of bipartisan support for US military intervention and American elites’ oft-stated confidence in their military supremacy.

Some of these reasons are well covered in the military/strategy sphere, such as those relating to issues of the technological convergence of Chinese and other potential adversaries’ weapons systems. The most hyped example are Russian/Chinese hypersonic weapons, though there are many more prosaic examples, ranging from progressive improvements in Chinese fighter engines to the unexpected precision of Iranian ballistic missiles. This is accompanied by US procurement failures, with the F-35 program being the most high-profile example. However, what has not been written as much about is the rapid degradation of the human capital component in the US military – a factor that is no less important than military capital or technological prowess.

Fundamentally, you need your military forces to be staffed with high IQ and well trained men with high morale and commitment to its cause. High IQ is especially important in commanding positions and in the more “g loaded” services. According to a 2015 paper by M.F. Cancian and M.W. Klein, it seems to have been going rapidly down even before the diversity drives of the 2010s. The cognitive performance of US Marine officers has seen a 10 IQ point decline between the 1980s and 2010.

A ten-point decline is even worse than my calculations of the decline in average intelligence of the US population since 1960. My suspicion is that feminism has exacerbated the problem, as the most intelligent women from the most intelligent ethnic groups are failing to marry or have children, thereby multiplying the negative effects of non-European immigration.

By multiplying the average measured IQs for the four major ethnic groups in the United States with their changing demographic ratios, we can calculate how the demographic changes have affected the national intelligence over time. In 1960, we calculate the national IQ average to have been 100.3. By 2010, the average national IQ had fallen four points, to 96. By 2030, if the current population estimates are correct, it will fall another point, to 95. Lest you think that average national intelligence is irrelevant, note that just that four-point difference is essentially equal to the difference between countries such as Austria, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom, and countries such as Uruguay and Portugal. There is a strong correlation between societal wealth and average national intelligence as measured in IQ.

Even the left-wing British paper, The Guardian, was recently forced to take note of this phenomenon, as it reported that scientists have determined genes influence academic ability across all subjects, and that as much as 60 percent of the observed differences between various population groups can be explained by genetic factors. So, the mass migration of the last 50 years has been materially dysgenic and has literally made Americans stupider on average. It’s not just you, mass entertainment really has been dumbed down in recent decades in order to appeal to what is an even lower common denominator than before.

Whatever one thinks of these changes, this is one of the fastest demographic transformations of a nation in recorded human history, and it is the direct result of public policy.

The USA is already Portugal with nukes. No wonder Russia and China are increasingly confident of their ability to break free of the post-WWII neoliberal order. A military whose strength is diversity is a military that lacks any actual strengths and will soon be defeated.

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136 Comments:

Blogger Brett baker March 07, 2021 6:04 AM  

I'm not sure who will do more damage in the next war, though. The dumb officers who can't do their missions, or the smart ones who will make the missions impossible for anyone to carry out?

Blogger Crunchy Cachalot March 07, 2021 6:08 AM  

Stupid people are more malleable and amenable to petty authority, which could also explain why the Rubicon remained uncrossed: Trump was faced with a confederacy of dunces wherever he turned.

Blogger John Rockwell March 07, 2021 6:13 AM  

Intelligent women aren't breeding. But Intelligent Men are according to Atavisionary:
https://atavisionary.com/free-book-smart-and-sexy-the-evolutionary-origins-and-biological-underpinnings-of-cognitive-differences-between-the-sexes/

Over time it will make Intelligence a Sexually Dimorphic Trait like being Muscular.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine March 07, 2021 6:22 AM  

"A ten-point decline is even worse than my calculations of the decline in average intelligence of the US population since 1960."

See there's the thing. The halfway intelligent people, even midwits, can with increasing frequency observe that there is no upside to joining the military and many downsides. One of the latest and greatest bribery attempts being the financing of a college education -- a thing rapidly becoming obviously worthless -- cannot help to attract men. Particularly it cannot help with men who can see that they will spend all their time having cultural marxism shoved down their throats, while carrying the entire workload of diversity hiring on their shoulders, being the scapegoats for all ugliness, and most likely dying worthlessly before they're so much as informed that the enemy is at hand when they are inevitably thrust into conflict in the near future.

The most intelligent people I'm still seeing going for the educational financing bait range narrowly between would-be IT/comms specialists too dumb to realize they would have no later civilian employment prospects, to would-be liberal arts majors.

Blogger MagisterGreen March 07, 2021 6:24 AM  

Not only is the military dumbing itself into irrelevance, but they're also going full Praetorian Guard and issuing "Presidential Inauguration Support" ribbons to NG troops who deployed to DC to "protect" the district.
https://www.stripes.com/news/us/national-guard-troops-to-receive-ribbons-for-protecting-nation-s-capital-1.664628

Banana republic intensifies.

Blogger The Lab Manager March 07, 2021 6:24 AM  

But libertardians along with David Stockman tell me that race, IQ, and culture don't matter. All these lowIQ non-whites are simply here for a better life. Who cares if they can't grasp things like showing up on time or doing a job properly?

Plus, we have duh-versity and tranny faggots and women in our military as well. What could go wrong?

Blogger [Redacted] March 07, 2021 6:38 AM  

Remove public school, fluoridated water, xenoestrogen plasticizers, and nutritionally deficient foods laced with preservatives, and the general population will recover those lost IQ points in 50 years. A collapse of civilization was inevitable when talking about this stuff became Conspiracy Theory™.

Blogger English Tom March 07, 2021 6:38 AM  

So, an army of Biden's then?

Blogger The Observer March 07, 2021 6:40 AM  

I suspect that's a reason why the powers that be are so big on terminator killer bots. Don't need to care about one's human capital when one's taken the humans out of the situation.

Over time it will make Intelligence a Sexually Dimorphic Trait like being Muscular.

Intelligence is already a sexually dimorphic trait -- the 2 point average between men and women, as well as the far longer tails on both ends are well known. We also know something of why this happens, with a good number of genes associated with IQ being X-chromosome recessives, which means that those that influence away from the mean tend to require only one copy to express themselves.

It's only that recently, with the resurgence of modern silphium and feminism, that the break between sex and reproduction has occurred and the situation been exacerbated to a ridiculous degree; the women of today, for all their supposed empowerment, are simply making their future daughters even more simple. Right now we know of X-chromosome recessives, but there are a bunch of other ways that women could be carriers for intelligence genes, passing them on to their sons without expressing said genes themselves.

The tendency of supergenius-level IQ men to fail or not desire to sire children is also concerning.

Blogger basementhomebrewer March 07, 2021 6:48 AM  

The denial about the root cause in the study is another problem. They are claiming kids going to college instead of the military is to blame and specifically state that diversity is not to blame. Keep the denial up and things will get much worse.

Blogger buzzardist March 07, 2021 6:49 AM  

Eliminate the draft and make the military voluntary, and it's no surprise that the ranks are full of low IQ recruits. The U.S. military is full of poor whites, minorities, and non-citizens. A few are there for patriotic reasons. Many are there because it's better than the other options. Combine this with immigration and declining birthrates among the high-IQ sectors of the population, and America's military is a microcosm of the state of America as a whole.

On the military side, the country is descending into a third-world banana republic with nukes (albeit a "woke" banana republic). On the economic side, the country is descending into a third-world country holding the financial equivalent of decaying nukes. Politically, the demographics ensure that this slide will continue until the eventual breakup of America. The question is who is going to consolidate power when the inevitable breakup happens.

Having a low-IQ military is only going to make that process more precarious. Conservatives who spout the "We have the military on our side" line are fooling themselves. If it comes to the military arbitrating who holds power, how reliable is a military made up of 2.5 percent non-citizens and 43 percent minorities? Can we expect a military junta in the U.S. to play out differently from a junta in any of the military recruits' countries of ethnic origin?

Trump's first impeachment illustrated the damage a single foreign-born military officer can do. Vindman was naturalized and technically "white" according to the military's ethnic accounting. Multiply Vindman by thousands, and this is the precarious situation the military command structure faces as American hurtles toward dissolution.

Blogger Sargent.matrim March 07, 2021 7:00 AM  

The abbreviated Iliad in the collier Junior classics noted that the armies of Troy were far more diverse than the armies of Greece, with many different languages making communication across lines more difficult.

We all know how that story ended.

Blogger Harambe March 07, 2021 7:25 AM  

You pnly need to play Call of Duty or Apex Legends on an East Asian server to grok the difference. Even the kids think more strategically than westerners.

Blogger B March 07, 2021 7:33 AM  

Other countries, like Hungary, have incentives for the native population to procreate -- tax incentives, etc. In the US, we encourage our college girls to get abortions and delay childrearing until aging biology makes pregnancy impossible. Why? To make high-paying careers possible for our girls. It's almost as if we are ashamed if our daughters decide to become mothers instead of high-paying professionals, or to delay careers for motherhood. Why does the culture denigrate motherhood? Isn't that suicidal?

At the same time, we encourage the lowest IQs of the nation to have children as fast as they can by providing incentives (higher welfare payments, subsidized housing, food stamps, etc.). It is insane: it is almost as though we are intentionally breeding for the worst genetics among us.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan March 07, 2021 7:49 AM  

So Bananastan has as its titular head a deranged senile old man controlled by his grasping wife who is in a battle with the Obama faction a faction supported financially by a deranged old mentally and emotionally scarred Jew by the name of Soros, and theoretically this bunch has the nuke football. As I have said since 2012 America is the Jim Jones cult, a 3000 mile wide Jonestown, and lead by people who if they can not have "equality" will probably burn it all down, and did I mention they control the nukes.

Blogger Stilicho March 07, 2021 7:54 AM  

Since the primary purpose of the US military has become suppression of heritage Americans, this is not entirely a bad development. Within a decade, the US military will have a supermajority of diversities and some form of freikorps will be fairly common.

Blogger Meanoldbasterd March 07, 2021 7:58 AM  

@B among "us"? Who the hell is "us"?

Blogger Karen took the Kids March 07, 2021 8:00 AM  

Prof. Dutton has estimated the average IQ of the US will be ~ 85 in seventy years so when VD says enjoy indoor plumbing while it lasts that isn't sarcasm.

Blogger Ron Winkleheimer March 07, 2021 8:06 AM  

A large number of the people who go into the military, especially combat arms, are legacies. People with a family history of serving in the military. And most of those people are reality based, not woke. Therefore, they are going to stop volunteering because they know that the military is now completely screwed up with struggle sessions, ideological officers (as in, make sure you have the correct ideological views), and soon to be filled with trannies who you have to pretend are not simply crazy. And I think that is a deliberate strategy of the PTB. A military filled with patriotic, intelligent, effective people would be a danger to them. Expect the number of foreign born troops, especially officers and senior non-comms, to increase greatly as they seek to form a military that has no loyalty to anything other than the people who issue their pay checks.

Blogger peacefulposter March 07, 2021 8:07 AM  

When the time comes for certain States to break free from Federal control, a weakened Federal military will not be such a bad thing.

The "Victoria" novel is more like non-fiction at this point.

Blogger OnInfantry March 07, 2021 8:08 AM  

The decline in the intellectual attainments of the average military officer has been going on for quite some time.

Steven J. Condly, Arthur T. Coumbe Dr., and William L. Skimmyhorn Lieutenant Colonel, Still Soldiers and Scholars? An Analysis of Army Officer Testing ( US Army War College Press, 2017)

https://press.armywarcollege.edu/monographs/1

Blogger Matt March 07, 2021 8:14 AM  

We vilified having children, and mocked father's in our marketing while worshiping temporal gains.

Even the gifted will be tainted by those inescapable cultural influences.

Blogger Canadian Warlord March 07, 2021 8:30 AM  

"Canada – as a pioneer of military “wokeness” in the Anglo-Saxon countries – has had these for some time, but have increased in power and scope under Trudeau. Canadian Federal government offices even have “Positive Space Champions/Ambassadors”, equipped with rainbow lapel pins, to enforce/observe compliance with ideology around transgenderism, immigration, 2SLGBTQQIA+ and even climate change."
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Canada's the one exception here among the Anglo-Saxon (harumph) countries, even though this article tends to see them as the leader. You see, the military and the government are not even close to being on the same page. They didn't see eye to eye on things like the Vietnam War, which our entire Army quit to go fight. After 50,000 or so regulars had gone AWOL the government caved and granted them a "leave" to go play in the jungle with their American friends and return afterwards. This was a "gotcha" moment for cbc as they tried to denigrate Anne Coulter, who had mistakenly believed that Canada was in Vietnam - because our entire Army was there in segregated 'canadian' units for years. Hilarious that the article mentions 1990 as the swing - because that was RIGHT before the most famous incident between the government and the military. A Somali youth was captured on a UN peacekeeping base by canada's infamous airborne regiment. He was tortured and then executed, by someone who made a video with lots of 'n words.' The airborne regiment was disbanded. Not long after that the government invented a cause to get pissy about and started a worldwide treaty to ban landmines. Little did they know that the military completely depended on landmines because they couldn't afford the guns to cover all four directions of attack on their foreign bases. The canadian forces literally pick up the old land mines and take them to the new deployments! That's how poor they are.

Routinely, canadian peacekeepers were sent home from places like Bosnia because they'd go hunting snipers in the hills for sport and had too many notches on their rifles. The government and the military are never, ever on the same page and there will no doubt be a violent split between them at some point in the near future. Quebec was almost that kind of situation in 1995, though we remain on the knife's edge of that for basically forever.

Blogger ASH March 07, 2021 8:34 AM  

Im currently serving. Morale has never been lower and its just getting worse every year. Also the corporate cancer is slowly killing the Army. My Brigade has free leadership books out front that anyone can grab. One is called Biased and the other is Inclusify. And Inclusify's spine is decorated in your favorite rainbow flag colors. 7 years ago I thought I'd be a lifer. Now Im ready to leave whenever.

Blogger RedJack March 07, 2021 8:35 AM  

In my former job, we had a lot of recently discharged vets.

All of the officers were libs. Some hard core, some soft core, some just mouthed the words to get by. The one I got along the best was a black EOD captain who joined to get out of Texas and get an education. Seems at the time no one bothered the EOD guys.

To claim the military is on "our" side is stupid. They will follow orders. Oh some will resist, some will be incompetent, but they will follow orders.

My current boss is a military academy grad. He was in during Regan, and argues with all the time "The US military is the best there is!" I tell him "Friends of mine that are enlisted in the Army are having their parents send them gear, since the DOD is so messed up they can't get boots!"

Not only will we lose against Russia or China, I am not sure we will even be able to show up

Blogger RedJack March 07, 2021 8:40 AM  

@18. The average age of a plumber is around 40. That means in 10 years, you will see a big drop in the ability to maintain the crapper.

Even now, cities are having issues with sewers.

Working in manufacturing, I am starting to under stand why so many want to import workers. The average US born worker is is well below 100 IQ. I have guys in their 60's who are still working, and my young bloods struggle to understand basic addition and reading. Note, this is white guys.

When I think back to my hometown, all the smart kids left. Some came back, I went to a similar community, but most went to the coasts and didn't have kids.

We started teaching our bears a few different languages this year. Sadly, I do not see my grandchildren being born in the USA.

Blogger Ron Winkleheimer March 07, 2021 8:42 AM  

When China becomes a strategic partner and starts sending military "advisors" from the PLA is when it gets really interesting.

Blogger Crunchy Cachalot March 07, 2021 8:58 AM  

a third-world banana republic with nukes

Most of the US nukes are old and not in great repair (maintenance never has the budget appeal of shiny new toys). Heck, our current fleet of ICBMs is now over 50 years old and who knows how many of their warheads would actually reach their targets, much less detonate properly?

Blogger Nate March 07, 2021 9:06 AM  

The relative IQ of the officer class is matters. But they only have to be smarter than the contemporary competition. Not past. Other nations are also declining when it comes to IQ and china has a bunch of spoiled pampered tittybabies packing it military. So no. Not even remotely worried.

Blogger Bezzle March 07, 2021 9:10 AM  

...The USA is already Portugal with nukes....

Ouch.

(Is Portugal really that bad?)

Blogger Doktor Jeep March 07, 2021 9:13 AM  

Race, and ethnic mixing, are a problem.
Mutts have always been dumb.

Another factor could be that white men with more than two brain cells to rub together are realizing that serving a country run by, and infested with, people that hate you is a Cuck move.

And women have been voting for a century with having to register for the draft. They owe us two world wars. Heck they voted for government that got us into the second one. It's time for real equality.

This is by far the best revenge the white man can get: deny Israel it's strongarm. Or at least an effective one.

Blogger Dexter March 07, 2021 9:19 AM  

In USA, IQ will go down, social trust will go down, community engagement will go down. Indeed, these things have already been happening, and they are inexorable. People shouldn't expect that the government represents them as the USA is a mass of individuals and warring factions; a country only nominally. Civic nationalism = civnattery.

Look more locally for a sense of community.

Blogger urthshu March 07, 2021 9:19 AM  

>>large number of the people who go into the military, especially combat arms, are legacies. People with a family history of serving in the military

That's my fam going back before the revolution. We're done. It's not because of the woke, the woke is a degenerate sign. It hasn't been worth being military for around 30 years or more. Maybe it's my era or location but being in never had any social benefit whatsoever and definitely was detrimental in most ways. If you don't value your military you wind up with trash.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd March 07, 2021 9:22 AM  

Nate wrote:The relative IQ of the officer class is matters. But they only have to be smarter than the contemporary competition.
Shaniqua and Lashana aren't talking, so the ship gets rammed by a freighter on autopilot. Yes, it matters, no, they have to be smarter than you are imagining.

If those hypersonic missiles are no more threat than a freighter on autopilot, they will take out some of our ships.

Blogger Randomatos March 07, 2021 9:26 AM  

Just play fly-on-the-wall during the pending "SECDEF Extremism Stand-down." You'll get a good idea of what can (and will) go wrong.

Blogger pyrrhus March 07, 2021 9:28 AM  

These numbers are pretty much in line with the steady decline in SAT scores, despite the dumbing down of the test itself, which probably has not happened to the same extent in Russia, for example...But also, as the author adverts to, how many really intelligent people are willing to serve in a PC military? Not many, I would guess...

Blogger pyrrhus March 07, 2021 9:32 AM  

At the present rate of decline, the Navy won't even be able to leave port without crashing into something, or having to return for repairs, within 5 years.....

Blogger teemac March 07, 2021 9:36 AM  

23. nate. apparently its gotten so bad in china that they have some sort of policy dealing with sissy boys or some such.

Blogger π = 4 March 07, 2021 9:39 AM  

"On the other hand, there has been an increase in physical fitness." In the age of drones, cyberwarfare and color revolutions, we are staffing our military with 100 IQ gym-rat steroid users. Sounds like a national police force without the donuts.

Blogger Harambe March 07, 2021 9:40 AM  

Nate is right (again). You don't get to be an officer in a communist army without the right connections. And that's not the same thing as ability. I wouldn't call them better than what the US has, though I wouldn't call them morons either. What China does lack though is military experience. As dumb as the endless wars in the desert are, at least the US military has experience with logistics and many troops have had to shoot and get shot at. So there's that.

Blogger pyrrhus March 07, 2021 9:42 AM  

"Intelligence is already a sexually dimorphic trait -- the 2 point average between men and women,"

No, it's a 4 point differential, almost all of it in Math....SAT scores continue to confirm this, as have other measures discussed by Dr. James Thompson...

Blogger Unknown March 07, 2021 9:51 AM  

You don't want to be Portugal with nukes.

Maybe your now retarded perfumed princes from the Pentagon will accidentally nuke every Western Europe capital. That would be an improvement.

Blogger RobertDWood March 07, 2021 9:52 AM  

@the observer: there's a lot interesting thought processes you're putting in here, I want to learn more. Is there a good summary book or blog you can recommend?

Blogger Brett baker March 07, 2021 9:55 AM  

But Muh Yellow Fever!

Blogger "William Berke" March 07, 2021 10:00 AM  

We will win, as we did the last wars.

Blogger Unknown March 07, 2021 10:00 AM  

Can't wait to see the number of casualties caused by dilation related infections. The groin axe wounds require daily dilation, I wonder how well that will go in a real field of battle.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine March 07, 2021 10:03 AM  

"Other nations are also declining when it comes to IQ and china has a bunch of spoiled pampered tittybabies packing it military."

Only, China is nowhere near as low a we're going. Those areas of the USA that sack up and hammer the invaders into the sea under the banner of Christ might be so lucky as to turn out like Spain. A bit worse, Brazil. India is next, and still not as bad as where we might be going, a mix between Aztec empire, middle eastern donkeys, and South Africa.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine March 07, 2021 10:04 AM  

In twenty years we won't be worried about China because China will be above our pay grade. If we're lucky they'll stick to their historic non-expansionism, but I suspect they have learned otherwise from the Bolsheviks.

Blogger rumpole5 March 07, 2021 10:05 AM  

When Rome packed the ranks of its armies with barbarians (to wit: My German ancestors) they eventually formed their own armies and sacked the wealthiest cities. In the USA that would be places like Washington DC, New York, and San Francisco. Hmmm Victoria indeed. Somehow, I think that places like Oklahoma City and Bluefield WV will survive. With Washington out of the picture they might even open a few more coal mines.

Blogger Unknown March 07, 2021 10:07 AM  

Kek


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You got a loicense for those jokes?

Blogger Silly but True March 07, 2021 10:16 AM  

I am reliably well-informed that the diversity and soulfulness of US Armed Forces drill instructor cadence callers allows us to maintain our superiority, as does the relaxation of combat readiness training standards to allow more women into programs and positions. Really, what could go wrong?

Blogger VD March 07, 2021 10:22 AM  

Not even remotely worried.

You should be. China fought the post-WWII US military to a draw in Korea on the sole basis of numbers. They have improved their military capabilities considerably since then while the US military capabilities are in free fall.

Your attitude has been shared by literally every former great power in decline. But the US military of today has very little in common with the US military of 1990.

Blogger CA3 March 07, 2021 10:23 AM  

Just more reason to pray, I guess.

Blogger VD March 07, 2021 10:27 AM  

You don't get to be an officer in a communist army without the right connections.

Except that China is ferociously meritocratic when it comes to IQ testing. They have a long cultural tradition of this going back to the Mandarins. You need both the right connections and high ability to get a chance there. And then, you have to perform to advance.

Read Unrestricted Warfare, written by two former Red Army colonels, if you doubt the intelligence of their officer class.

Blogger Just So March 07, 2021 10:32 AM  

Thank you for casting the larger net. The entire charade of normal American life is simply designed to Kill Whitey. (((Who))) could be behind this movement?

Blogger Just So March 07, 2021 10:35 AM  

When you fill the Legions with barbarian recruits, it is only a matter of time before Rome is sacked.

Blogger English Tom March 07, 2021 10:39 AM  

@Canadian Warlord

That Somali youth was a 3 year old boy. I saw the photos of his torture.

Blogger "William Berke" March 07, 2021 10:43 AM  

wwgowga: When we go offensive war, we grant authority.

Blogger rcocean March 07, 2021 10:49 AM  

The fall in IQ is due to the fact that the military is much less attractive than it was in the 1980s. The cold war was going on, and many officer recruits were the sons/grandsons of men who'd served in Korea/Vietnam/WW2. Some joined because they wanted to "John wayne". Nobody thinks that way anymore. What man wants to join the Army and be bossed around by a Female General? Or join when their path to promotion will be blocked by some affirmative action baby?

Blogger rcocean March 07, 2021 10:51 AM  

Look on the bright side. The more incompetent our military, the less likely it will be used in useless wars.

Blogger brbrophy March 07, 2021 10:54 AM  

So the greatest strategy China and Russia could use is patience. Outside of direct warfare, just let the USA destroy itself. During direct warfare, at the USA attack and make stupid tactical mistakes.

Blogger Cappuccinobear March 07, 2021 10:55 AM  

Wow yes. Excellent point. Our military will not only fail in a big contest, but its trained members will become the warlords of cities and raise jogger armies. In Michigan, Indiana and Illinois, that would basically guarantee them the 1-94 corridor from Chicago to Detroit if they could organize and plan the way non joggers do.

Blogger Harambe March 07, 2021 10:57 AM  

You're probably right, Vox. But consider this: if China felt confident in their military capabilities, they'd have invaded Hong Kong by now. They know their victory isn't assured just yet. Even though they have an uneasy mutual defense agreement with Russia.

That's my opinion anyway.

Blogger brbrophy March 07, 2021 10:57 AM  

During the 19th century, the Prussian army required the soldiers to learn how to construct the Platonic solids using paper. It helped teach them improvisational skills and drastically increased their effectiveness. Intelligence matters.

Blogger nbfdmd March 07, 2021 10:59 AM  

VD wrote:Not even remotely worried.
Your attitude has been shared by literally every former great power in decline. But the US military of today has very little in common with the US military of 1990.


Question: shouldn't China still be worried that the US gets TOO stupid? For example, a midwit can still understand the concept of Mutually Assured Destruction, but what if the military gets so stupid that they nuke China because they can't foresee the consequences?

I'm confident that I can always outsmart a chimp, but I would never hand a gun to a chimp.

Blogger Cappuccinobear March 07, 2021 11:01 AM  

Non expansionist yes, but historically they demand tribute from the lesser states that surround them. I imagine they will colonize low population density areas of the world, while demanding resource tributes from all the lesser states. It really isn't a stretch to imagine them controlling the entire shoreline of the pacific in less than 50 years if they keep current pace, relax breeding restrictions, and put their giant surplus of men to the task of conquering, settling, and seeking foreign women.

Blogger Yukichi Sensei March 07, 2021 11:02 AM  

Underestimate China at ones peril. We have our issues, they have theirs. The closer the battle happens to China, the better their odds.

A lost war would shatter the empire. There is no Roman republic spirit left. No vitality from the Germanic hordes.

Blogger "William Berke" March 07, 2021 11:02 AM  

@VD Thanks for the suggestion, would you describe living in capitalist America a punishment fit for the communist mandarine people that did not meet these ferocious standards?

Blogger Canadian Warlord March 07, 2021 11:03 AM  

I do wonder if the future of armies being viable, is written in the declining doctrines of the worldwide leaders?

F-16s are being sold to silly gulf prince playboys, F-15s to Saudi Arabia. Would that mean that they're pretty much at the end of their usefulness, 4th generation aircraft? Look at the boondoggle that is "5th generation" and now "5.5". I think the military establishment knows it's all bunk and is getting the maximum money out of the old ideas that it can.

I doubt very much that militaries will be deciding the fates of states in the 22nd century - as much as I love playing Risk 2250. My money is on industry with giant defensive energy weapon arrays. Soldiers replaced by working men with wrenches who can keep the first (flawed) waves of such equipment functioning. Industry at that point won't require the cooperation of the countries it gets its laborers from. Armies? Countries? Tick tock...

Blogger Jon March 07, 2021 11:09 AM  

I've seen enough "china rekt" videos to realise the CCP has its own problems, couple that with their lacklustre performance against India in the Himalayan foothills and its apparent that America's best hope against China is to take a more assertive approach, sinking a small chinese vessel then claiming it was an accident could have tremendous payoff

Blogger Doktor Jeep March 07, 2021 11:13 AM  

"Look on the bright side. The more incompetent our military, the less likely it will be used in useless wars"

The less effective it will be against us.

Blogger Harambe March 07, 2021 11:13 AM  

Relax. Soldiers don't get issued nukes. Biden or some other sufficiently senior political appointee would have to give the final approval before the nukes fly. I don't think the average IQ inside the military ranks has any bearing on whether we're gonna play Fallout 5 for reals. I'd be more concerned about the intelligence (or more likely, ALLEGIANCE) of the political classes.

Blogger pyrrhus March 07, 2021 11:37 AM  

O/T. Gene therapy is dangerous...https://www.theepochtimes.com/adverse-incident-reports-show-966-deaths-following-vaccination-for-covid-19_3723384.html?fbclid=IwAR3W21NJ_cDwBqnzaVtQ7IquTjIzodaGWmj_eRMwy44xyjf2wF_zrAPaXXc

Blogger Ominous Cowherd March 07, 2021 11:39 AM  

Harambe wrote:But consider this: if China felt confident in their military capabilities, they'd have invaded Hong Kong by now.
Why? What could they achieve that they aren't already getting?

Blogger Akulkis March 07, 2021 11:40 AM  

I have been in the army for 3 decades now, and the decline in the intellectual capabilities of our officers is noticeable. And no, it's not because I am wizer and more experienced than I was when I first enlisted. I see current company level leaders not identifying as many pitfalls in training beforehand as the "Cold War army" did. Also, less willingness to experiment with methods and means beyond "what the book says"

This means more uniform, doctrinaire approaches to problem solving, which is deadly in a war zone.

It's very different from the army which inspired *this* quote by a German General from WW2:
"The difficulty in fighting the Americans is that they refuse to follow their own doctrine."

Blogger Ominous Cowherd March 07, 2021 11:40 AM  

nbfdmd wrote:Question: shouldn't China still be worried that the US gets TOO stupid? For example, a midwit can still understand the concept of Mutually Assured Destruction, but what if the military gets so stupid that they nuke China because they can't foresee the consequences?
When was our last nuclear weapons test? Why would we or the Chinese assume that any of them still function?

Blogger kurt9 March 07, 2021 11:44 AM  

Crunchy Cachalot wrote:Stupid people are more malleable and amenable to petty authority, which could also explain why the Rubicon remained uncrossed: Trump was faced with a confederacy of dunces wherever he turned.

A little off topic here, but I will comment. I believe WAS planning to cross the Rubicon. But Mike Pence was the Brutus. Remember how the military first refused to send in any troops on January 6? Then Pence convinced them to relent and send troops in? I believe Pence cut some sort of deal between DoD and the Biden Administration people. I don't think the DoD brass ever supported Trump. Right after the election, some brass in the Pentagon bragged about how they lied to Trump about all of the troops being removed from Syria when, in fact, they were still there. I think the deal Pence worked out between DoD and the Biden people is that DoD would support the transition to Biden and, in return, the DoD would get free reign to do what it wants internationally. The recent actions in Syria and the gulf suggests such a deal was cut. Trump did not cross the Rubicon because he had lost support of the military as a result of Pence. Pence really is Brutus, or Judus, in this case.

I always thought of Pence as a grey man of the GOPe. Trump should never have picked him as a running mate.

Blogger KingKrawFish March 07, 2021 11:53 AM  

Short of the USA directly attacking Russia or China, what could possibly provoke an attack from either or both of them? Will China finally tire of South China Sea provocations and/or will Russia finally tire of provocations on its borders and in Syria?

Blogger JG March 07, 2021 11:57 AM  

The Yankee empire will end when Iran sends a US carrier to the bottom of the Persian Gulf, circa 2022.

Blogger KingKrawFish March 07, 2021 12:01 PM  

This info is dated, but probably still relevant:

"A Marine general led a fictional Iran against US military – and won"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9b1DG86a4k

Blogger Unknown March 07, 2021 12:02 PM  

If it was bigger it would be.

But this place is pretty much fugged on demographics in the medium and long term, and the 95 IQ average will only go down going forward.

It is also an extremely corrupt place, and the corruption is part of the culture itself.

And economically, even before the coronu it was pretty shitty, now it's even worse as you can imagine.

Guess it had a good run, but got grabbled into oblivion.

Blogger kurt9 March 07, 2021 12:08 PM  

Karen took the Kids wrote:Prof. Dutton has estimated the average IQ of the US will be ~ 85 in seventy years so when VD says enjoy indoor plumbing while it lasts that isn't sarcasm.

That would put us on par with Philippine or Indonesia. I've been to both places.

Blogger kurt9 March 07, 2021 12:13 PM  

Crunchy Cachalot wrote:a third-world banana republic with nukes

Most of the US nukes are old and not in great repair (maintenance never has the budget appeal of shiny new toys). Heck, our current fleet of ICBMs is now over 50 years old and who knows how many of their warheads would actually reach their targets, much less detonate properly?


If the Tritium has not been replaced (Tritium has a 12.5 year half-life), they will not work at all or have only a 10 kT yield when the fission trigger blows. Consider it automatic nuclear disarmament. My understanding is that the Russians no longer have a functional Tritium facility either. There was speculation on Tyler Cowens blog a few years ago that we may no longer have the knowledge to make thermonuclear weapons.

Blogger Elder Son March 07, 2021 12:22 PM  

Maybe your now retarded perfumed princes from the Pentagon will accidentally nuke every Western Europe capital. That would be an improvement.

AmeriKa! #1 in 64 flavor gender bending and mud sharking!

Yeah. Who wants the competition in that?

We just like to kid ourselves because we’re "Proud of our service". And think of all the worship, slap on the backs, and "Thank you for our freedoms" accolades from the citizens. It may even get you a beer. And I’ll say: Are you fucking serious? Look around you! But of course, they are all fucking serious.

Cue: Chariots of Fire theme song.

Blogger Harambe March 07, 2021 12:26 PM  

Ominous Cowherd wrote:Harambe wrote:But consider this: if China felt confident in their military capabilities, they'd have invaded Hong Kong by now.

Why? What could they achieve that they aren't already getting?


Big peepee energy. They would be calling America's bluff and expose it for the paper tiger it would have to be for them to be so bold. but they're not, because they know they're not quite the global superpower yet.

Blogger kurt9 March 07, 2021 12:30 PM  

China having problems with their military does not change the overall picture. The Chinese merely want us out of the Western Pacific. We want to maintain the empire. Conflict usually favors defense and the Chinese are playing defense this time.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd March 07, 2021 12:31 PM  

Canadian Warlord wrote:Soldiers replaced by working men with wrenches who can keep the first (flawed) waves of such equipment functioning.
Missile defense is already almost 100% civilian contractors. The military can't do technical competence, doesn't even try.

In general, the government hires contractors to do the jobs of the Civil Service, because the AA civil servants cannot do those jobs, and often cannot be bothered to try.

Blogger Ariadne Umbrella March 07, 2021 12:44 PM  

I'm not sure I would slag poor southerners as stupid. They've got the SAT scores for the poorest section in Appalachia, and it's still higher than the most wealthy diverse part of Los Angeles.

What are the Platonic solids? (There, now you know how bad a diverse high school is. I know my IQ, and I know that I have never heard of these things. This is the damage rate.)

Blogger Ariadne Umbrella March 07, 2021 12:46 PM  

okay, so Platonic solids are in an modern mainline classroom when and where, and why?

and aren't these Dungeons and Dragons game dice?

Blogger Meanoldbasterd March 07, 2021 12:46 PM  

I feel you brother... The straw that broke the camel's back for me was trying to get my female CO and female 1SG to adhere to their own lactation policy to avoid an EO complaint from a female E5... This DURING annual Training... And I was a former combat arms E7... I said "why the hell is this even happening?!!"

Blogger Ariadne Umbrella March 07, 2021 12:51 PM  

Mike Judge (Idiocracy) lives in a small town right next to a big, liberal city. Mike Judge's town had a hiccup of maybe a few hours in the Texas snow week. They kept their heat and light and water. Less than five miles away, across a highway, everyone was out of water, heat and light for at least a week. People are still not okay- broken pipes, water damage, and so on. The city had to import water main pipe workers from other states to help repair the damage. This is in a progressive metropolis.

The one shiny point that everyone misses on his dystopias: his teen subjects- Beavis and Butthead- have jobs. The jobless rates for current teens, or twentysomethings, are even lower than when he was actively angry about everyone stupid. For that matter, Millenials are wondering why a man with a steady job and a steady paycheck and his own apartment is depressed because he is doing easy enough paperwork in a cubicle. That's the heaven they cannot reach from their gig economy job.



Blogger Andy in San Diego and Elsewhere March 07, 2021 12:56 PM  

@30 Bezzle: Yes. I have friends that lived in Portugal for a few years (Porto) and doing just about anything is nigh impossible. Getting plumbing fixed, getting permits to do anything, healthcare is a mess, etc. They're originally from Cardiff, Wales and as much as they love the weather in Porto, it's not worth the hassle of actually living in Portugal.

Blogger Andy in San Diego and Elsewhere March 07, 2021 1:03 PM  

@79 JG:
The USN will do that on its own without help from Iran. We've already had 2 really bad collisions-at-sea (McCain, Fitzgerald) that were completely avoidable with good shiphandling. Training for SWOs on shiphandling was basically a set of DVDs. COs aren't taking care of the basics of training their crews for complicated (or even simple maneuvering.) These were just a couple of destroyers (DDGs), but the same rot exists in the officers driving the carriers. It's only a matter of time before one of the big ships like a carrier or LHD has a CAS.

And, add in self-sabotage (LHD 6, Bonhomme Richard) that basically wrecked a large ship beyond repair and things don't look good.

I can't imagine the state of the ground forces if the USN is in such bad shape.

Blogger Don March 07, 2021 1:14 PM  

One silver lining of the coming economic collapse and breakup is a mass fleeing of the invaders back to their home countries giving us a demographic and iq bump. Hopefully enough to let us put some pieces of our civilization back together.

Blogger Ariadne Umbrella March 07, 2021 1:20 PM  

The Platonic solids will get pitched as origami, and China made them first, actually, you barbarians never made anything and China made everything first.

Blogger AbnEng March 07, 2021 2:23 PM  

Ominous Cowherd wrote

When was our last nuclear weapons test? Why would we or the Chinese assume that any of them still function?

I've thought this for years. Maybe 80% clear the silo, 20% - 30% detonate somewhere in the vicinity of the targeting, and at least one ends up detonating at a random location in a neutral country that the math says the missile couldn't reach under any possible set of circumstances. Given the goat rope getting a zero range open in the morning, which we do all the time, a military system designed to fail safe by stopping actions if something goes wrong would be a thing to behold in action, or maybe in inaction.

Blogger English Tom March 07, 2021 2:54 PM  

@Doktor Jeep

Re: deny Israel its strong arm.

Israel is already in bed with Russia and China, having stolen all the West's military technology and passing it on to them. See the work of Brendon O'Connell.
As the great American genius Frank Herbert wrote:

"Too long a parasite and you cannot exist without a host."

Blogger eclecticmn March 07, 2021 3:00 PM  

"54. VDMarch 07, 2021 10:27 AM
You don't get to be an officer in a communist army without the right connections.

Except that China is ferociously meritocratic when it comes to IQ testing. They have a long cultural tradition of this going back to the Mandarins. You need both the right connections and high ability to get a chance there. And then, you have to perform to advance."

The annual Chinese college entrance exam is brutal and very important. There was a govt attempt years ago to implement some affirmative action by adding points when coming from an impoverished area. There was a huge backlash from mostly middle class parents and the idea was dropped.

Meanwhile, in the US, the ACT and SAT are being dropped for many schools. Harvard gives points for 'personality.' Blacks show up for in person interviews and are given extra points for personalities. Asians are given low personality scores. Asians make up 20% of Harvard students as best I recall. Cal Tech bases admission on numbers without points for personalities so they make up 40% of students..

I know little about the Chinese military. I have read that much of the training is political. I like to watch the ADV China guys.

Blogger English Tom March 07, 2021 3:03 PM  

@KingKrawFish

War will come as a distraction from the ongoing global economic downturn caused by the rona lockdowns.
It will be happily embraced by local elites to deflect the anger of their populations.

Blogger eclecticmn March 07, 2021 3:12 PM  


https://www.stripes.com/news/us/national-guard-troops-to-receive-ribbons-for-protecting-nation-s-capital-1.664628
National Guard troops to receive ribbons for protecting nation’s capital

I came across the ranking of states by percent of received vaccines administered. The racial pattern jumped out at me. At one point WV, SD, and ND were highest ranked. Not 100% correlation but close enough.
https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/public-health/states-ranked-by-percentage-of-covid-19-vaccines-administered.html

Blogger Captain Barnacles March 07, 2021 3:39 PM  

They aren’t soy boys. They’ve actually been fighting medieval style mace and knife battles with the Indian Army in the Himalayas.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelpeck/2020/09/09/china-is-arming-its-soldiers-with-medieval-halberds-to-fight-india/?sh=15f351d75180

https://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/military/chinaindia-border-clash-both-sides-call-for-calm-after-at-least-20-killed-in-border-clash/news-story/98b46525ced1a4a579cd92b02b8a116a

Also, the masculinity-building exercise the government is engaging in is proactive; it’s to prevent them from turning into us. They also shut down the feminist claptrap about that immediately.


China is only communist in name. They aren’t Marxist theoreticians. They are much more nationalistic than we are, and economically, they’re very similar to the corporatism we have.

There is even an annual award called, “Chief Entrepreneur of the Communist Party.”

They aren’t woke in the slightest. When communism did resemble communism in China (and East Asia in general), it was the communism of the peasantry, not of the urban proletariat. That’s a big difference.
It’s like calling D.P.R.K. “communist.” They certainly are in name, but in reality, they are a traditional Confucian, Imperial state, ruled over by an absolute god-king.

In short, I trust Vox’s analysis a great deal, as always.


Blogger Elder Son March 07, 2021 3:47 PM  

Someone mentioned China and India and their deadly/serious injury rock and sticks kerfuffles on the disputed border: That's just foreplay. That doesn't indicate a weak military, it does indicate large warrior balls.

Anyhow, the Chinese are patient, while AmeriKa morally commits suicide. By the time AmeriKa gets finished with itself, they'll just have to send them in...

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/_GXwvMGPijjE/S63Fie1UyLI/AAAAAAAAABg/NOOUG0TWiE4/s1600/c08_20570691.jpg

Blogger MetalMilitia March 07, 2021 3:49 PM  

How do you imagine Iran could do that?

Blogger MetalMilitia March 07, 2021 3:55 PM  

How do you imagine Iran could do that?

Blogger John Rockwell March 07, 2021 4:21 PM  

Atavisionary's Free ebook linked above.

Blogger Boaty Bear March 07, 2021 4:49 PM  

Have you seen
"Idiocracy"
Fairly accurate, got the time line wrong by about 500 years!

Blogger Boaty Bear March 07, 2021 4:53 PM  

EU formed 92
the British Army went on a voluntary redundancy push, got all the experienced out with > £25k lump sum +~£2000per month pension, many patriotic fit 30 somethings snatched their hands off, by 95 they were recruiting the Wahmens..
I left in 95.

Blogger Emmanuel March 07, 2021 4:55 PM  

Let's agree to disagree. As someone answered on Unz:

"The middle class liberals of America seem extremely competent to me. Wokeness took over because they backed it. The military is in decline because they’re disinterested in it.

If they perceived external enemies, rather than dedicating all their energies to fighting the Americans they don’t like, I think they could rapidly inject a lot of effectiveness into American actions."

Author A Karlin made a comparison with the Red Army from 1939. Yet 6 years later, the Red Army was parading in Berlin, depsite horrible losses that did NOT prevent Stalin from sleeping calmly. The fact that the US army is under ideological transformation, now serving woke AMerica rather than heritage America, does not disminish its strength, the main of which is an ocean of isolation from any continental opposing force.

The only weakness comes if heritage Americans side with 'Opfor'. Meanwhile, The US forces re so big and overpowering that they will obliterat ealmost any opponent even if working at 30% capacity. And if they face an opponent threatening the american nomenklatura, then the blackbook of total warfare and targeting the ennemy's demographic base will come back into play. No political donor cares about a few afghan goat***ers incrasing the sales of Raytheon, but America's strategic bombing force are still unrivaled (and non-accidentally preserved from excessive rot).

Like high tier bolsheviks, the top tier puppetmasters did NOT drink their kool-aid.

Blogger Boaty Bear March 07, 2021 5:01 PM  

That would be
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Just noticin'

Blogger Bryce March 07, 2021 5:11 PM  

So as continue to double down on diversity, we will find solace in the fact that our retarded military holds the edge over their retarded military. To bad ours will lose to the first ones that realize you're supposed to hold the handle, not the edge.

Blogger Haxo Angmark March 07, 2021 5:32 PM  

@14, re the reproductive policy dif between 'Murka and Hungary:

Hungary is not ruled by Jews.

'Murka is ruled by Jews....White hating Jews.

Blogger liberranter March 07, 2021 6:41 PM  

@35 Randomatos:

Just play fly-on-the-wall during the pending "SECDEF Extremism Stand-down."

It would be wonderful if someone on the inside WOULD play "fly on the wall" during this debacle and inform the rest of us of the specific content and nature of the destructive propaganda to be force-fed to the troops.

Blogger liberranter March 07, 2021 6:44 PM  

@37 pyrrhus:

At the present rate of decline, the Navy won't even be able to leave port without crashing into something, or having to return for repairs, within 5 years.....

More worrying still is: what will happen when the Navy can no longer find any technicians to maintain its nuclear-propelled ships (i.e., almost ALL of the Navy's combatants today)? Fukushima redux?

Blogger Storm Rhode March 07, 2021 7:27 PM  

They'll drill holes in the sides and have enlisted rowers.

Blogger Dan Karelian March 07, 2021 7:29 PM  

@9 The Observer
The sexual dimorphism of IQ varies between ethnic groups. It is nonexistent with hunter-gatherer tribes and up to 7 points with the Ashkenazi in some studies.
There is a correlation between how much productive and cognitive labor women engage in over generations and how close the gender IQ gap is of a given ethnic group.
It seems to follow that at least in general, the larger the IQ difference in both the mean and distribution, the higher the overall G and more advanced the society is.

Religiousness, importantly more than just faith in God, is the single best predictor of fertility and tends to be negatively correlated with intelligence, which itself correlates with autistic traits.

@52 VD
The Korean war was the first limited war that the deep state in the US never intended to "win" just like Vietnam. Division was the goal all along and McArthur was in the way.
He would have been given full support to mow down six million more Chinese If there were oligarchic commercial interests that necessitated the conquering of Korea.
The chief purpose of that war was to baptize the authority of the UN.

It is also worthy to note that the Rockefellers funded the training of Mao's guerrillas with what became the CIA.
Later they bragged about the social engineering success that they achieved with the communist experiment in China.

Moreover the Chinese lack the social trust to keep the new silk road logistics chain cohesive and loyal in the long term, especially after the CCP falls and fall it will, probably before 2050.
What will end up happening with Chinese expansionism is the enlargement of the Chinese diaspora loyal to their localized interests as market dominant minorities as in SE Asia.

If Japan on the other hand had the scale and the resources to run a global empire, you would have something much more long lasting.

Blogger Paul M March 07, 2021 7:37 PM  

> The U.S. military is full of poor whites, minorities, and non-citizens.

The phenonenon of "fragging" officers in the Vietnam war was all about draftees who preferred to not get shot by the Viet Cong and so preferred to not be ordered out on actual missions. A military made up of people with no investment in the nation and forced into service by circumstance will rediscover the practice.

Blogger Beery Swine March 07, 2021 8:06 PM  

Out of curiosity, what do you think the actual IQ is of someone who was tested in, oh, say 2014 under the WAIS at 130 IQ? Compared with what it would have been in the 50s, or whenever you think is the peak of American intelligence?

Blogger RedJack March 07, 2021 8:56 PM  

We don't.
India may.
But the dirty little secret is the shelf life on most of the world's nukes is past the use by date.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd March 07, 2021 9:15 PM  

@117 Berry Swine, read a college text from then and now and you can get some idea of how IQ has changed in that field from then to now. Stats and econ and EE texts from the '50s have fewer pictures and stick to the point, compared to now.

Blogger Unknown March 07, 2021 9:50 PM  

@108

Let's agree that you are woefully misinformed.

1939 is roughly one year after the Stalinist purges. The immediate effects of the purges were the removal of Trotskyites and Leninists who were more prone to virtue signalling, self-destructive insanity than the ones left behind, while also opening the Red Army to both conscription and recruitment from just about anyone who was ready to fight against the enemies of the Motherland and who weren't seen as a liability by the ever more paranoid Stalin. This means that, precisely because of the Stalinist purges, the oil tanker tankie dictator managed to secure himself an army that was infinitely more competent than the purity spiralling retard mess under Lenin and Trotsky, and infinitely more loyal to the Vozhd. I don't see that happening right now in the current US military, so no, it's likely not going to get better.

I also would add that the perceived strength of muh precious US Bombers is exactly the main thing that would USG chances if it were to enter a Civil War. Using that sort of military might and bombs on DOMESTIC targets would be seen by both half the military and most of the populace as an unthinkable action that only a tyrant more diabolical than Stalin or Pol Pot could pull, and desertions would happen pretty fast. Hell, that ends up creating a pretext for China and Russia to launch an intervention in America to "Save USA from itself" (And they'd have reason to due to nukes and using MAD as a means to prevent nuclear retaliation from the USA), ultimately backing their own select gaggle of pet splinter republics and fiefdoms in the process.

As an off-topic aside, I'm not one to put too much trust on a guy who quotes easily manipulated statistic and studies as if they are the gospel truth, who thinks Reddit is a useful trove of information as opposed to a hive of subhumans, and who happens to believe anywhere from 40-60% of MSM narratives.

Methinks you also need to read up on the Red vs Blue Wargames.

Blogger "William Berke" March 07, 2021 9:56 PM  

when we gather officially, we get arrested. There that one makes more sense.

Blogger Unknown March 07, 2021 10:07 PM  

@54

Another book that helps elucidate the actual nature of China's inner workings and Politics is the China Model by Daniel A. Bell.

He posits a theory of China being a "democracy" at local levels while being a meritocracy in regional and national levels. An accompanying point to this is that the various local governments of China are give the freedom to experiment with various laws, regulations, measures, or social arrangements with the blessing of the CCP. This goes a long way in explaining how so many different and almost contradictory things can happen all at the same time in China, as the CCP has given the local governments free reign to trial and error various different measures.

Two caveats. One is that the Author very clearly shows himself as being pro-China and amenable to the Communist Partyline while also being very clearly anti-American Empire (A goal of the book is to show Chinese Meritocracy as a viable alternative to Western Democracy while also saying that the different countries should be free to run their affairs as best fits their needs). Two, the notion of Trial and Error local governance looks like something that would run counter to Xi Jinping's opposition to the Promethean's degeneracy, to say nothing of current happenings that go against the Trial and Error local governance line.

Blogger John Rockwell March 07, 2021 11:09 PM  

@Paul M

Under Stalinist conditions however that has not occurred.

Blogger RadixMalorum March 08, 2021 1:49 AM  

Low IQ average and having thousands of nukes isn't a good combination. Perhaps this time the world will end in fire rather than water.

Blogger Unknown March 08, 2021 2:10 AM  

Dear SDL, Iran is saying they are going to attack Israel if Israel makes good on their promises to attack Iran's nuclear capability. If they engage, I assume Russia will stand with Iran against Israel, and if the US "decides" to get involved in the conflict to help Israel, what are the chances not only the US loses their major conflict (would this even fall under that label?) but also Israel gets wrecked by Iran (due to the absolute state of the US Military)?

PS: please be patient, I am Portuguese

Blogger Th3 J3st3r March 08, 2021 6:17 AM  

"mass entertainment really has been dumbed down in recent decades in order to appeal to what is an even lower common denominator than before"

Movies really do cater to drooling morons these days.

Blogger Johnny March 08, 2021 6:56 AM  

@108

War with America likely won't take place on US soil (Unless it's American vs. American). It'll be in the bases that we have flung across the world.

@125

Putin is close with Chabad and Roman Abramovitch. He's giving relatively mild support to his ally Syria, why would he throw full WWIII support behind a lesser ally (If Iran can be called that)?

>My suspicion is that feminism has exacerbated the problem, as the most intelligent women from the most intelligent ethnic groups are failing to marry or have children, thereby multiplying the negative effects of non-European immigration.

Japan and South Korea are somewhat more trad than us yet their population is shrinking too. Is it their grueling work culture?

Blogger OneWingedShark March 08, 2021 12:27 PM  

Azure Amaranthine wrote:See there's the thing. The halfway intelligent people, even midwits, can with increasing frequency observe that there is no upside to joining the military and many downsides. One of the latest and greatest bribery attempts being the financing of a college education — a thing rapidly becoming obviously worthless — cannot help to attract men. Particularly it cannot help with men who can see that they will spend all their time having cultural marxism shoved down their throats, while carrying the entire workload of diversity hiring on their shoulders, being the scapegoats for all ugliness, and most likely dying worthlessly before they're so much as informed that the enemy is at hand when they are inevitably thrust into conflict in the near future.
This is true, and it is the result of an elite that not only hates the people, but actively wishes to see them destroyed/replaced. I suspect that a lot of the suicide epidemic in the military is due to signing up to protect the Constitution of the United States, and the people of these states, but being forbidden from killing the obvious enemy: the aforementioned elite.

MagisterGreen wrote:Not only is the military dumbing itself into irrelevance, but they're also going full Praetorian Guard and issuing "Presidential Inauguration Support" ribbons to NG troops who deployed to DC to "protect" the district.
What in the… [redacted stream of profanity-laced cursed]
May God kill the evil people leading us, and with horrible and unimaginable pain.

[Redacted] wrote:Remove public school, fluoridated water, xenoestrogen plasticizers, and nutritionally deficient foods laced with preservatives, and the general population will recover those lost IQ points in 50 years. A collapse of civilization was inevitable when talking about this stuff became Conspiracy Theory™.
You forgot the big one: enemy agents in positions of leadership.

The Observer wrote:The tendency of supergenius-level IQ men to fail or not desire to sire children is also concerning.
True, there's Newtons and Teslas, but I think that many of the intelligent simply see what society's stance on Deltas is: which is the reason that MGTOW and such is popular right now, namely that society has made relationships with women (especially marriage) a high-cost proposition to the point they ignore basic Justice in favor of women. (eg Men presumed to be the father of a child are still on the hook even when genetic testing proves they are not the father; family courts routinely throwing out prenuptial agreements; etc.)

B wrote:Other countries, like Hungary, have incentives for the native population to procreate -- tax incentives, etc. In the US, we encourage our college girls to get abortions and delay childrearing until aging biology makes pregnancy impossible. Why? To make high-paying careers possible for our girls. It's almost as if we are ashamed if our daughters decide to become mothers instead of high-paying professionals, or to delay careers for motherhood. Why does the culture denigrate motherhood? Isn't that suicidal?
See the above; it is the elite's hatred of the nation, their enmity, and yet more rubbing into the faces of men how much they despise them.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd March 08, 2021 4:32 PM  

OneWingedShark wrote:... but I think that many of the intelligent simply see what society's stance on Deltas is: which is the reason that MGTOW and such is popular right now, namely that society has made relationships with women (especially marriage) a high-cost proposition ...
If you are intelligent enough to have assets, you are intelligent enough to see that any relationship with any woman jeopardizes those assets. MGTOW is a pretty poor way of facing that reality, but it's a reality none the less.

Blogger Storm Rhode March 08, 2021 4:55 PM  

The military is a steady paycheck with benefits. It's not a bad deal compared to many other options if you can stomach the agenda and manage to avoid a combat job.

Blogger eclecticmn March 08, 2021 6:23 PM  

The US has been threatening Iran with military attack for some time. I often wondered if Iran planted sleeper cells in the US for asymmetric warfare. If I were them I would have. People with good training going after soft targets. Electric transmission lines near power plants. Nat gas lines. Oil pipelines. Little chance of getting caught. In most of the northern US loss of electricity means loss of nat gas furnaces.

Almost all FBI anti terrorism busts were for plots they started. They sell some retarded Muslim a can of Playdoh, calling it C-4. He gets decades in federal prison and the agents get a promotion.

People not familiar with Millennium Challenge 2002 should read up on it. The US lost to Iran in a large war game. Let's hope Iran does not have internet.

A recent flash point. Russia/Syria attacked a fuel depot on Syrian soil on Mar 5. I would expect the US to put human shield soldiers in such locations. Here are links to this under reported story.
https://youtu.be/XDNYLSZ6hzw
https://twitter.com/SyrianaAnalysis
The video below is from the White Helmets. Wailing audio added from who knows where. 
https://www.facebook.com/SyrianaAnalysis/videos/2831805677087856
https://www.facebook.com/SyrianaAnalysis/videos/772355183419325

For people unfamiliar with US Syria policy. Short video below.
https://youtu.be/mBdO1Rc9ctU

Max Blumenthal and Aaron Mate are rabid leftists IMO but not wrong on this. "The Management of Savagery" was my best read last year.

Blogger eclecticmn March 08, 2021 6:38 PM  

"122. UnknownMarch 07, 2021 10:07 PM
@54

Another book that helps elucidate the actual nature of China's inner workings and Politics is the China Model by Daniel A. Bell."

Thanks for the tip. I once read that the CCP was very good at funneling the frustrations of the people upward into the party. "The Party" by McGregor was very good but dated now as to censorship and control. Computers are used to monitor and control. SerpentZA said he walked when it said don't walk in China. A camera caught him, facial recognition IDed him, and a fine was automatically taken from his bank account.

"The Party" describes the CCP. It is like an efficient corporation or the Elks Club. You start at the bottom and work your way up. You must be party secretary for agricultural provinces and not screw up. Also cities. After decades of sucking up and not screwing up you may get to the standing committee. It helps to be connected from the start. Xi is a princeling. His father was high up then sent to the country by Mao.

Blogger Avalanche March 09, 2021 2:03 PM  

@48 " If we're lucky they'll stick to their historic non-expansionism,"

Oh, I expect they'll quit messing about with liebensraum in africa, and go for the U.S., where at least their slaves will be competent enough to work in their production operations: farming and MFGing...

Blogger Avalanche March 09, 2021 2:56 PM  

@94 "One silver lining of the coming economic collapse and breakup is a mass fleeing of the invaders back to their home countries"

{sigh} Writes the never-been-outside the U.S. borders guy? There is NO silver lining here, because these' minuscule chance the imm-vaders will go home!

Living rough under an overpass in the U.S. is STILL BETTER than many of the 3rd world hellholes these people came here to escape! AND the weak-hearted libs will STILL continue to try bring bring them citizenship and welfare because: the chillllldren! And, if it gets too bad, there's always all those weak White folks with food and goods in their unguarded unsafe houses!

Think of all the Californians invading WA and ORE and TX and AZ -- because any of those places is WAY better than CA! But THEY will continue to be who they are and try to change -- read: ruin! -- their new homes. They won't go home to CA, because they know CA is no place to live. But they WILL bring their dysfunctions with them, and ruin the new place. And they'll even believe that living next to the red-neck/nazi-homophobe gun-owners is enough better than where they came from, so they're staying!

Can you imagine any circumstance in which you'd leave the LA barrio for Guatemala? Why would they?!

Blogger Avalanche March 09, 2021 3:03 PM  

@110 "ours will lose to the first ones that realize you're supposed to hold the handle, not the edge."

Hence the Chinese 'tempering' their edge by having them fight with edged weapons?

Blogger Valley Forge Patriot March 09, 2021 8:06 PM  

"Idiocracy" - "Ow, my Balls!"

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