on Referent: There are charisma studies and no, you can’t develop it.
on Referent: There are charisma studies and no, you can’t develop it.
How this isn’t better-known I do not know.
26 pages short.
I must admit my own stupidity because I wondered in a quiet moment, why is nobody citing this? I assumed I’d already linked to it and like Camp of the Saints, it should be popular. Searched, nothing.
Final page, for those who wanna know.
Simple but effective.
Divide & Conquer.
Classic game theory.
Nobody really appreciates this move.
Now, all of these in fact have been the economic effects of pursuing far too much equality, and I think we have very much now come to the end of the road. And, in fact, we find that the persistent expansion of the role of the state, beyond the capacity of the economy to support it, and the relentless pursuit of equality has caused, and is causing, damage to our economy in a variety of ways. It’s not the sole cause of what some have termed the ‘British sickness’ but it is a major one.
Now, what are the lessons then that we’ve learned from the last thirty years? First, that the pursuit of equality itself is a mirage. What’s more desireable and more practicable than the pursuit of equality is the pursuit of equality of opportunity. And opportunity means nothing unless it includes the right to be unequal and the freedom to be different.
One of the reasons that we value individuals is not because they’re all the same, but because they’re all different. I believe you have a saying in the Middle West: ‘Don’t cut down the tall poppies. Let them rather grow tall.’ I would say, let our children grow tall and some taller than others if they have the ability in them to do so. Because we must build a society in which each citizen can develop his full potential, both for his own benefit and for the community as a whole, a society in which originality, skill, energy and thrift are rewarded, in which we encourage rather than restrict the variety and richness of human nature.
Read Genius Famine.
n.b. The problem of obedience in schools also applies to the military.
Now, holding these views as strongly as I do, you can imagine that I was particularly interested to read a description of some of the problems in Czechoslovakia. And the description went like this—and I’ll tell you the year to which it referred in a moment. ‘The pursuit of equality’—I’m quoting—‘has developed in and unprecedented manner [end p147] and this fact has become one of the most important obstacles to intensive economic development and higher living standards. The negative aspects of equality are that lazy people, passive individuals, and irresponsible employees profit at the expense of dedicated and diligent employees, that unskilled workers profit at the expense of skilled ones, that those who are backward from the viewpoint of technology profit at the expense of those with initiative and talent.’
The problem isn’t women, even the ditzy ones. It’s a systemic issue.
You see the same moral weakness in all-boys schools, for instance.
“Nerds, who understand better than anyone the power and value of technology, often act as though understanding technology alone is enough to bring influence. They systematically underestimate the importance of actively seeking power, whether on a small scale in office politics, or on a grand scale as powerful, active investors or CEOs. Light’s instinct was to rely heavily on the power that’s the Death Note gave him, paying no attention to gaining conventional political power or even creating a pseudonymous public persona, even when both of these tactics would have greatly helped him to realize his goals…
Peter Thiel has pointed out the remarkable fact that aside for some very brief, very contingent points in history, inventors of new technologies have captured almost none of the value that they created through those technologies. Even though science itself is a powerful force, and innovation extraordinarily valuable, it’s a mistake to assume that individual scientists and innovators are themselves powerful.”
They expect others will be fair like a teacher doling out grades. Except as an adult there are no teachers, only other competition.
They also tend to assume power will be given based on ability, like responsibility at school.
Fair play is a white Western (WEIRD) concept based in individualism, and we still have sociopaths.
10/10 would share again. Shop around.
Molyneux is the only redpill that hasn’t shamed himself with degeneracy.
Breath of fresh air.
The question you’re not allowed to ask:
Who are the farmers?
There is a social contract of slavery. As soon as you are born, there is a price on your head. What you’re told you owe society. It’s called national debt and ‘we’ can’t even pay the interest. It’s a con. You never agreed to it. This is why people are giving up. There is no fairness or incentive. The system is rigged via the devalued currency.
It’s the scientific model of management, Fordism. They’ll be nice to you, because it keeps you docile. They’ll tell you they care, because it means you’ll behave. They’ll promise you the world, if you work. Which is real? Only the work is real. Communists and capitalists come from largely the same stance, with inverted conclusions. The capitalist wants to be his own boss in this system. The Communist wants to be his own boss, self-employed, direct his own labour, in another system. Each believes they can maximize utility in their chosen system. Overall, there is hardly any difference in what they want – to keep what they earn. But from which State? Marxists think the State cares for them, but Marx wanted to destroy the middle-class, not the owners they are uniquely empowered to oppose, and he never went into politics. Politicians are rich. They pay themselves above minimum wage and then flout that law to hire illegals. At least the capitalists are somewhat honest about those Homo Economicus motivations. The key difference is theft. Capitalists say enough has happened, wise to how shitty this system is but hopeful about improvement, at least for individuals who…work hard, Communists want more theft, to put the shoe on the other foot and get The Man tomorrow. Who will enforce this? The angry mob? No, they aren’t intelligent. The Man will never force measures against The Man. I alluded this in “Best Post“.
The only thing they care about is what they can take. They can’t take something you haven’t produced. This is a generational strike. Millennials (and younger) won’t get these goodies. There is no bribe, it’s fucking Monopoly money, fairground tickets for broken rides. But we’re still held responsible for governments and debts we weren’t alive to vote for. That’s illegal, it cannot be forced in either case. The system was damned long before we were born. We are not responsible. We cannot save it, nobody can ‘save’ it and they shouldn’t want to. Those people with the power to do anything are dead (they did manage to take it with them, in experiences and hedonism) or at the top of the chain, they don’t see it as a ‘problem’ to fix, a feature, not a bug. Intergenerational betrayal, and the young will live to see it.
Hey, I have been trying to warn people. I’m not alone in this. Why the maybe passive approach?
They control you with lies. It isn’t for public sector pensions, unfunded liabilities – it’s for the children! It isn’t for the whore down the road who you wouldn’t buy a drink, let alone the lifestyle of contraception, it’s for Family Planning! It isn’t for the ingrates in other countries who try to kill us, it’s for the foreign poor! Lions do not own lions because there would be a fight, eventually. We call this empire collapse. However, humans can own humans if they lie about why.
What are you working for? Which system is it, you support? Are you free to say ‘no’, openly, to your owners?
First lie: Who rules over you? Do you know? Do you know their names? Are you allowed to know?
Second lie: Who writes the textbooks? Are you taught the controversies, all moral sides or the Official Party Line? Who decides what is true for the poor, who attend state schooling?
Third lie: What is your currency? What is your value? Does money give you that? Does office paper? Gold? Food? Where is your value? External or internal? Who lies about this? Who says, in effect, ‘you need us, so you’d better behave’ or ‘toe the line, or you’ll be sorry’? Is that not a threat?
Fourth lie: Do the government do things on your behalf, in your name, without asking? Is that a democracy? Do they do the opposite from what they promised? Isn’t this… fraud? Do you even know what they’re doing? Why not tell you?
Fifth lie: Do they divide you from your kin? Isn’t this a distraction? Didn’t this start with preschool, when they told your family to abandon you (causing known psychiatric damage) to the state schooling system? Do you ‘defend’ groups you do not belong to? So… who defends you? Are you allowed to defend yourself?
It is Reverse Psychology and a fair amount of gaslighting (the true purpose of propaganda, doubt your own mind and they run it, in effect). The State tells you that you are worthless, from birth. Without you, they have nothing. They produce nothing. The state is innately parasitic.
Are you allowed or encouraged to succeed, or shamed and guilt-tripped? Isn’t this abuse? In a relationship, wouldn’t this be domestic abuse? Coming the state, isn’t that propaganda? Are you allowed ambition or achievement? Or, whatever you manage to scrape together from these seeds, do you get told ‘you didn’t build that’? Did someone else file those papers, grow those crops and study for those grades?
If they couldn’t profit from their ‘policies’, they wouldn’t push them. Who is held responsible for their failure? Those who created them and promised results (fraud) in academia? The politicians who wrote them into law? Or is the general public called the failure, since nobody is allowed to question anything else? Look to the second question.
Who has the power? The rich? Are they the same thing? What about the bribed? The workers keeping the system going? Who could improve the system? Who runs it? This relates to the first question.
Who claims to be one of you, but drags you down? Who are the crabs in the bucket making you hopeless? Calling you worthless, like the system itself?
What do they promise? What’s the alternative? ‘Bad things might happen‘ – how does that rationale differ from the Boogeyman? This is used on adults, mind.
The ‘arts’ is a good example of unofficial welfare. If you don’t want to see a play, why should you pay actors and co. for a play you’re never going to see? Why should middle-class hobbies be subsidized? Why not football matches? Why not bread and circuses? Who gets priority? Why? Which information do the arts convey to the public, how can they control the proles that the other hobbies and leisure pursuits do not?
How did this happen? Democracy is a good idea but has certain prior conditions that must be met e.g. population homogeneity, industry, longevity. When people step over the line and survive, there is no line. Find the crime without a punishment. People should have freedom, the State (a press-gang of a minority of bullies over the majority People) should never, they must be servants limited by necessity and mutual agreement. That is capitalism as an idea, some libertarianism without the globalism.
Instead, think of the ultimate minority group: the elite. Have some sympathy with the champagne socialists. Someone’s gotta crush the grapes, might as well be yours.
Denial is psychologically easier than dealing with it, they’re primed (the real subliminal effect, look it up) to be immature – less grit, lower impulse control, shorter attention spans than previous generations. We were bred to be weak by the State. Like Carlin said, just smart enough to run the machines but never to question why. We didn’t cause this mess, but this is how we live now. We must deal with it.
In a crisis, there is a normalcy bias. People will walk around as though nothing is wrong. On a societal scale, this is ongoing. There are problems, but not the problems the State feeds and funds. I repeat myself. The State is the enemy of the People, whether it be a Communist or capitalist one. If every man is equal, there can be no judges, no politicians, no lawyers, no preachers, no teachers, every man must stand alone. If every man is equal and not an animal, why need a State?
You could simplify that K-types are producers, the little red hen baking the bread and r-types the swarming locust of consumers.
I wonder what lesson that holds for Ks, when the Malthusian trap, the demographic crunch (or economic correction of all the bubbles popping at once to make ’08 look like a child’s Frozen birthday party) snaps on us. It may not happen overnight, but in politics a week is a year. A few years this would take for the shit to trickle down, a few months tops.
The r-selected need a State because it steals the wealth they cannot, as it steals the wealth they cannot produce themselves. The K-selected, dwindling in number with a small, short boost recently, do not need a State. They use the State to connect with each other. That already existed in ancient times, the tribal business.
What is control, in these contexts? Who is controlling you?
Economics works by quintiles, and taxes from this (aka Who is rich?). If you wanna go the typical way, sure, ask WHO is the 1% and what do they have in common? But realistically, they maintain power as the 20%.
The people screeching about the 1% are doing damage control as false opposition. To have a platform in the first place, to have the MSM’s ear, they are the privileged 20%.
I posted this at the beginning of the year.
Good luck. We’re all going to need it. If you’ve read this far, I sincerely wish you well.