Friday, June 23, 2017

Diversity Destroys High Trust

Discussion starts at 45 minutes.


When you are in a high trust society and you are a high trust person, you behave when no one is watching. Honorable societies allow their people greater liberty because those who violate the rules are rare exceptions and severely punished. The greater the level of freedom in a society, the greater the punishment for losing honor. You know you are in a high trust society if people leave personal property unlocked, or have free access to public property. Tings like a lost and found box out in the open. To Western Europeans this is normal, if you find something you put it in the box. If your friend takes something from the box, you reprimand them. "You can't do that!" I'm not sure all white ethnicities even adhere to this, but there are many who think, "White people are stupid! Leaving this out in the open!" And the Western response is to hide the box, then put a lock on it. And to start thinking, if everyone is taking from the box, maybe I should too.

Instead of thinking, these people who take from the box should be removed from our society.

Keeping your honor among thieves is difficult.

If you are high trust, demand high trust policies. Force authorities into passing comically bad policies that collapse overnight or force them to address diversity. Or force them to create special carve outs. White privilege is the just reward for honorable behavior.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

5 Months In: What Has Trump Done?

While we're focused on big ticket items such as tax reform and trade deals, the reality is Trump has done some very good things with executive orders. Here's one.

Dakota Access Pipeline Ready to Open for Business
A common expectation among production companies and investment bank analysts appears to be a boost to gross margins in a range of $1 to $3 a barrel as transportation costs drop and North Dakota prices rise because of greater market access in much of the Midwest and South. But not necessarily an immediate boost.

If an increase of $2 a barrel is a reasonable estimate, it would mean a shipper moving 50,000 barrels a day would get an additional $36.5 million a year.
Some estimates go higher:
Railroads can be expected to lose business to the pipeline. Some of the crude has been going east by rail on the BNSF railway as far as Chicago and then by CSX railway from Chicago to Albany, N.Y., after which the oil can be taken south to New Jersey by rail or barge for delivery to refineries along the Delaware River.

Dakota Access should allow for a $3 to $8 decrease in transportation costs per barrel, said Tessa Sandstrom, spokeswoman for the North Dakota Petroleum Council. Rail transportation is not expected to dry up, however.

“Rail is still helpful because it goes to premium eastern markets where pipe doesn’t,” Chandra said. “So it’s not just transport cost but also oil sale price that matters,” he said, implying there is a price premium for oil reaching Delaware River refineries.
Many shale oil producers are on the line between profit and loss with West Texas Intermediate crude oil selling for $43 a barrel. A difference of $2 or $3 doesn't sound like a lot, but it is huge in the current market.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Solution to Low Fertility: More Babies

Nick Land writing at Jacobite: MODERNITY’S FERTILITY PROBLEM
Politics, by prophetic etymology, is about cities. The inevitability of an emergent ‘Alt-Right’ in the mass politics of advanced modern societies is already fully predictable from a minimal understanding of how cities work. It is simple delusion to imagine that mere contingency rules here, perhaps under the guidance of particular political personalities. Rather, the urban metabolism – essentially – at a certain phase of its development, generates circumstances overwhelmingly conducive to the eruption of popular ethno-politics. Cities are demographic parasites. They trend intrinsically to a dynamic that – beyond a comparatively definite threshold – cannot fail to be perceived as a systematic policy of ethnic replacement.

There is still much hope of coaxing toothpaste back into its tubes. In other words, there is a massive failure to appreciate the profundity and magnitude of the processes underlying the current global crisis. For instance, the incendiary language of migration-driven ‘genocide’ is not going away. It is bound, on the contrary, to spread, and intensify. The re-emergence of the race topic, and all of its associates, is deeply baked into the modernist cake. Comparative modernity is automatically racialized once global metabolism lends differential (urban/rural) fertility its ethnic specificity. What is unfolding, among other things, is the racial disaggregation of the ‘population bomb,’ with drastic inevitability. This is not a product of intellectuals, but of the modern process inherently, and all attempts by intellectuals to obstruct its cultural condensation are hubristically misconceived. “Who, actually, is having kids?” It is a species of insanity to think this question can be strangled in the crib.

So, what’s the answer? Does the Alt-Right have one? If so, there’s been no sign of it yet. “Burn the cities to the ground” has been floated on Twitter, and no doubt elsewhere, but it doesn’t seem obviously practical. That solution has a rich – and especially East Asian – communist pedigree, which the Alt-Right will probably rediscover at some point. It didn’t work out in the 1970s, and would be unlikely to perform any more convincingly today.
There are two ways to deal with a problem: cause and symptom. When you can't find the cause, or can't fix it, you deal with the symptoms. You don't worry about theory, you don't sit around and think, you do. You solve today's problem.

The answer to the lack of fertility is really simple for most of the dissident Right: be fertile. Go forth and multiply.

Also, people sometimes ask about how to believe in God if they feel some religious impulse, but not enough. The answer is to pray to God, thank Him, and go to church. Bring God into your life and see what happens.

I'm conflicted on the idea that low fertility is a problem. Japan is not at risk of being not Japanese. The destruction of high IQ people seems like a problem, but if the world moves towards something like neo-feudalism, it only needs a small number of fecund elites.

I often come back to the idea of modernity as a filter. Nature forced people to behave a certain way because violating God's laws took you out of the gene pool. Modernity is the sudden lifting of most of these restraints. God's rules must not apply anymore since you can violate them at will and live a happy, healthy life. Nature isn't standing over your shoulder anymore and Hell is an abstract concept. As things stand today, those who internalize God's laws are still destined to inherit the Earth. Maybe artificial wombs, transhumanism and other advancements will solve the problem of low fertility in modernity's favor. That might be a battle for another day. For now, we know how to solve the problem: more babies.

Matthew 6:34
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

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