25 September 2023

Little Pause

The vicissitudes of life have thrown a minor wrench into the works of our researching and publishing activity. So we'll be taking a small break of a few months.

If all goes well, we should be back with a new piece shortly.

Thank you and a very happy autumn to you.


Andy said...

I wish you all a happy Christmas. Your articles are always so thoroughly researched that I can understand why they take time to prepare. Any disruptions are bound to delay your work. Keep it up, we need good folk like you.

CS said...

I really love this blog, particularly the posts about immigration and replacement.

Imagine you broke your leg and were in a wheelchair for a year. Both of your legs would be atrophied, right? Lack of use = decay.

Imagine you were in a country so prosperous, you didn't have to work, or have ethics, or plan for the future. It was all taken care of for you, cradle to grave. Lack of use of your brain = decay.

Nature always optimizes. If you are burning extra calories thinking about things that aren't necessary, you are wasting energy that could be spent breeding more children (or jerking off to porn, which your brain thinks is equivalent).

Thus, civilization will always optimize down to the dumbest people who are just smart enough to maintain it.

PS You had a commenter on here 5 years ago called "Deter Naturalist". Any idea if he's still around? I loved reading his comments. He also pondered the question of "is civilization collapse a bug or a feature of our DNA".

CS said...

Have you done a review of the unabomber manifesto? I read it again, and man it always floors me. Ted was a true genius.

34. Consider the hypothetical case of a man who can have anything he wants just by wishing for it. Such a man has power, but he will develop serious psychological problems. At first he will have a lot of fun, but by and by he will become acutely bored and demoralized. Eventually he may become clinically depressed. History shows that leisured aristocracies tend to become decadent. This is not true of fighting aristocracies that have to struggle to maintain their power. But leisured, secure aristocracies that have no need to exert themselves usually become bored, hedonistic and demoralized, even though they have power. This shows that power is not enough. One must have goals toward which to exercise one's power.