A Troublesome Inheritance

One of the central tenets of the liberal progressives system, if not the single most important part, is that man is a blank slate at birth. This, in effect, turns Man into God. Man therefore creates Man (nurture). This fundamentally results in the mind, and the person becoming a thing of supernatural essence (a thing created from nothing). It is what categorically exposes the religiosity of the liberal progressive.

The central effect of this is the fanatical belief in equality. Not equality of opportunity, but solid, unyielding equality of the person beneath the skin. Beneath the skin of the man or woman, science breaks down and the mystical takes over.

Take gender for example, despite the very obvious fact that men have a XY chromosome pair, and women have an XX chromosome pair, feminist sub- cult segments of the progressive religion assert that there is no difference between men and women.  All sections of the progressive religion now claim that the brain does not differ between thesexes, and nor does it differ between races. The human brain is in effect a kernal of immanence. The line from which this can be drawn is from Spinoza, through Hegel , Marx and then all the various idiots of the post-structuralists, post-moderist, neo-marxist etc schools of “thought”. This is paralleled in the Rousseau and Quaker/ Protestant traditions.

As an ideology which claims to be steeped in reason and science, this is unacceptable. You cannot claim your strength and legitimacy as being anti irrationality and anti theology, whilst failing to acknowledge the function of genetics and inheritance of behavior.

With regard to homosexuality, I have previously discussed how the failure to even acknowledge the central importance of reproduction in a discussion of it is beyond ridiculous. Now, with regard to race, the release of  A troublesome inheritance is helping to expose the inherent ridiculousness of claiming all of humanity is identical apart from superficial differences.

From Tibetans who have develop greater ability to survive at high altitudes, to the spread of lactose tolerance, the human race is varied and has been subject to localised selection pressure (and is still being subjected to selection pressures).

One of the more interesting manners in which these differences are expressed is in the area of intelligence. As you can see from this following map, the differences in average IQ are pronounced.

Race and IQThis difference is largely expressed in economic performance and civilisational complexity. To be sure, there are other factors in play such as kinship structures, but IQ is king. This is not to say all member of a racial group have the same IQ – it’s a matter of statistics. As the bell curve shifts towards a higher mean intelligence, a larger proportion of the population will be represented in the higher IQ thresholds. As Cochrane et al explain with the example of the Ashkenazim Jews in The 10,000 year explosion

“For example, if the mean northern European IQ is 100, the mean Ashkenazi IQ is 110, and the standard deviation in both populations is 15, then the number of northern Europeans with IQs greater than 140 should be 4 per 1000, whereas 23 per 1,000 Ashkenazim should exceed the same threshold, about a sixfold difference”

 

iQ test EUSo while the average IQ of the Indian sub continent is 81 according to Lynn and Vanhanen in IQ and the wealth of nations, this does not mean all Indians have an IQ of 81; this is merely the mean. It means a lower proportion of these groups will be represented in the higher thresholds. But they are represented (and the case of India is very much complicated).

However, this average difference between groups is so pronounced that the leftist have created industries which feed off it. Their claims that low IQ is caused by poverty is a case of claiming wet streets cause rain (someone forgot to tell China), their claims that poverty is the result of racism, and the subsequent targeting of economically successful groups (white males in particular) is nothing short of a 21st century version of the blood libel/ Nazi Jew conspiracy.

The fear from some quarters regarding the danger if this knowledge became accepted in the mainstream is not misplaced. The danger would not be from people now labelled as “racists” but actually from the very same people who have accepted the lies fed by our society en mass regarding the rainbow nations being created through mass immigration. All those who fanatically cheer multiculturalism despite its clear faults, all who clamp down on any news story depicting ethnic minorities as anything other then angels, all those who manically chase “racists” to the ends of the earth – these people have atrocities in their veins. To quote Voltaire –

“Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities”

The same mass of people who were susceptible to the excess of religion, were susceptible to the excesses of socialism, and now the excesses of liberalism and it’s attendant anti-racist ideologies. These anti-racist ideologies are based on absurdity, and the Human Biodiversity (HBD) school of thought is making this more abundantly clear with each passing day.

I can only propose that some form of psychometric testing is conducted to isolate those among society who are susceptible to the hive mind, mob behaviour and to irrational beliefs in absolutes (racial purity, class dissolution, equality etc). Disenfranchisement of these sections of the populace and a bar on entry, or involvement in any way, in politics and policy is vital for all sections of society. The other option is a complete removal of democracy and it’s mob corralling nature, as race differences are a very easy subject for the mob leaders to mobilise the mob around.

The Eight Circle Of Hell Is Calling

Out of nowhere a book by a French academic called Thomas Piketty has taken the world by storm. The intelligentsia are in uproar due to the unquantifiable genius of his book ‘Capital in the Twenty-First Century’.

Except it’s fraud. Absolute, unmitigated, fraud.

Inferno CantoNo one really cares about some French economist. But there are some sections of society which obviously wants us to think so, and a concerted effort has been made to make the book go viral. Newspaper editors have taken their cue from the experts in academia and the civil services, they have commissioned articles, drummed up publicity – the advertising campaign has gone into overdrive.

But this is how the Cathedral operates. The Mob needs to be corralled. The Mob needs to be made to think that they were the ones clamouring for equality, taxes and assorted progressiveness. Crowd psychology manipulation par excellence. Other’s have called it “manufacturing consent”.

To understand the fraud at work, we need to go back in time to shortly after the 2008 financial crisis.

You see, the 2008 financial crisis was not resolved, it is still with us. Worse than that, the Federal reserve and the assorted central banks made it far worse.

You may recall words like QE, forward guidance and other such silly terms being thrown around and may have become confused as to what has happened, but it is really simple. For decades the USA and assorted economies have been operating on a basis of encouraging borrowing with ever lower interest rates to fund consumerism on credit. They have encourage mortgage lending at increasing levels to drive up the asset price of housing thus allowing the consumer to utilise the increasing value of their property to tap into the unsecured portion of the equity to raise additional secured borrowing. All of this borrowing creates money (the loans actually are money creation) which increases liquidity.

There is a couple of flaws to this system which would be hilarious if they were happening elsewhere. Among the more egregious include the facts that this has occurred at the same time in which a) jobs where off shored and b) mass immigration was enacted, both of which reduce the income of the home holders by virtue of a) moving their jobs to another country without replacing it and b) driving down the wages of what jobs are still available due to increased competition.  The income levels of the lower and middle class have, unsurprisingly, stagnated, and/ or decreased (especially when you deduct the extra income virtue of borrowing!).

So far so good, but the worlds central banks have only one mode of action – keep flogging the horse. Keep pumping up the assets values, keep encouraging liquidity in the system even if there is no demand for liquidity (like pushing on a string).

Lending for mortgages reached saturation point, so once all the people who could afford a mortgage had one, the show had to keep going. This is where the FEDs stupidity in the USA dovetailed with the race grievance industry. NINJA loans where exacerbated byenforced loans to minorities with no real income to address inequality.

Now that this orgy of idiocy was descending into ever decreasing circles of madness, the financial services industry was busy replicating a scam from 1719 France by repackaging unpayable mortgage debts as AAA rated securities.

At this point, you may have come to the conclusion that the mortgages debt would not get paid, and would default. You would be right. The system collapsed, and the interconnected financial institutions began to implode due to holding unsalvageable debt.

To cut to the end, the reaction to all of this was to do the following two actions.

1)      Bail out every failing financial institution to stop the rot spreading.

2)      Begin the asset inflation again to get the consumer borrowing.

Step one was done via the tax payer. Step two has been conducted by reducing interest rates to near zero and printing money to buy government bonds from financial institutions such as pension companies (QE!), and via bond brokers (the USA government is unable to directly buy their own debt so must sell it, then buy it second hand from the brokers (free commission for the brokers!). This has placed large amounts of cash into the system, which is sloshing around looking for yield/ interest to replace the yield it was obtaining from being locked up in the US government bonds. The stock markets are the primarily beneficiaries of this bizarre situation.

The significance of this sorry story is that the people likely to hold assets (stocks, property etc) which the Government of the world have been inflating on purpose are likely to be in the higher wealth bracket. The lower and middle class are less likely to hold assets, and rely on interest from their saving (remember the near zero interest rates reducing this income?) and wages (remember the off shoring and increased immigration reducing the wages?).

This brings us back to the beginning of this piece – Thomas Pikkety. Not only is his work clearly, for want of a better word, retarded, but its popularity is as fake as is possible to imagine.

Humorously, some (here and here and here for example) have noticed this disingenuous situation, and having stumble over something significant, they pick them selves up, dust them selves off and keep walking with their liberal prejudices and bigotry unblemished.

The whole premise of Pikkety’s work, that more taxes are needed has been percolating in the upper echelons of the world progressive systems for some time (skip to page 49 of thisreport). They have the game plan set, they have the motive, and they have the means. Wealth taxes, property taxes, world financial organisation – all of these power grabs are coming to save the financially bankrupt liberal progressive systems.

The dry run has already been conducted in Cyprus and bail ins will be enacted. Wealth taxes of anything up to 30% of assets will be conducted to remove the government’s debt.

This is why Pikkety has been thrust to the status of rock star. Like Keynes and Krugman, Pikkety is doing what all good little academics must do – tell the Cathedral what it wants to hear, or rather as Mises stated regarding Keynes in ‘planning for freedom’ –

“What he really did was write an apology for the prevailing policies of the government’.

It is not just the field of philosophy that prostitutes itself to the state as Schopenhauer bemoaned in ‘parerga and paralipomena’. It’s the whole edifice, lock, stock and barrel.

This is why Pikkety is being paraded on the shoulder of the liberal elite. He just rubber stamped their idiocy with the sheen of science that dazzles and awes the mob like a powerful preacher. The liberal vanguard of the mob have now been educated in what the Cathedral is seeking, the right thinking people now know what is to be defined as “right”. They will go forth and write ever more gushing articles, talk within fashionable circles about the evils of the “rich” and drag the discourse in the direction of least resistance and pull which ever parts of the mob they communicate to in the right direction – more progressiveness, more looting.

income inequalityPikkety is the vanguard of the manufacturing of consent. Inequality is the simple image that excites and animates the mob.

 

You have to keep it simple for the democracy mob.

Canvas And It’s Fingers In All The Pie

To spread liberal democracy, it is current strategy of the US government to export “peaceful” colour revolutions to regimes which are on their hit list. This is not a particularly new observation; however today I would like to present a section of the USA revolution export team – CANVAS (also known as Optor).

bandera usa optorCANVAS, or rather the ‘Centre for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies’ according to their website is a

“non-profit, non-governmental, international network, orientated to educational work related to strategic nonviolent conflict.”

A better description would be “democratic” agitators who disseminate pre-warfare protest strategies to countries which are in “need” of democracy, and crucially are in opposition to US and EU interests.

Luckily the Wikileaks releases included a large amount of emails from a private intelligence organisation in the USA called Stratfor which highlights the role of CANVAS.

The USA clearly directed CANVAS to organise pro-democracy protests with “liberal demonstrators” against a democratically elected government in the Ukraine.

Other areas that CANVAS are active include Zimbabwe, Venezuela, Myanmar, Georgia, Lithuania, Belarus, Thailand and Iran. I’m sure a look into all student revolutions in the past 10 years will show their influence.

Other nations such as Dubai, Saudi Arabia etc which have royal families are obviously not targeted, given they are on the USA’s good side.

This democracy spreading always tends to end with the replacement of effective organised government with utter ruin and bloodshed. I’m sure all the death, rape and chaos are worth the privilege of voting for Cathedral stooges, and the boom in job opportunities for liberal development assistants, NGOs and charities to  civilize the natives with Jeffersonian democracy and pious progressive liberalism.

Here is an exert from an article about CANVAS which I find sums up the sorry situation regarding the spread of these revolutions.

Funny McDonald“But Otpor’s founders realized that young people would participate in politics — if it made them feel heroic and cool, part of something big. It was postmodern revolution. “Our product is a lifestyle,” Marovic explained to me. “The movement isn’t about the issues. It’s about my identity. We’re trying to make politics sexy.”…And if the organization took inspiration from Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., it also took cues from Coca-Cola, with its simple, powerful message and strong brand. Otpor’s own logo was a stylized clenched fist – an ironic, mocking expropriation of the symbol of the Serb Partisans in World War II, and of communist movements everywhere.”

A final salient point regarding CANVAS, it that it appears funding is now coming specifically from private sources, following the cutting of direct US government funding for all pro-Democracy groups. One can only speculate what the Billionaires funding CANVAS get from the US Government for this little arrangement.