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Month: June, 2016

Why are there Epochs in History?

 

Have you ever wondered why there’s such clear epochs in history? It’s actually a little odd if you think about it. That most of the people in a particular era should have a dominant trend of thought seems odd. You’d think that people would go about life in their own way, making their own course. People would still have to work together. That would force an amount of conformity. But why, you might ask, do people tend to think in a similar way within an epoch?

Largely, the reason is this: they get similar ideas when they’re young. Epochs don’t need to last very long. Typically they are marked off with the change of generations. So for instance, the Boomer generation in America is markedly different than the X generation. And this even though the Boomers raised the Xers.

The main cause is different environments when they were young. The Boomers were raised in a very placid environment. This led to an amount of laxity,  morally, mentally, and physically. This laxity began pulling on society, since the Boomers weren’t holding things up like past generations had done.

As such, when the Xers arrived, society wasn’t as stable or as helpful. They found themselves psychologically abandoned. There was little guidance on how to live. There was little guidance on what they should value. And so many of them went into life and tried to find out. Many were pounded the experience. Many live to this day as wrecks. They tend to chain smoke, drink too much, and don’t take care of themselves. They are also inclined to back quasi-religious political movements. Candidates with an evangelical flare appeal to this type. Even if the candidate isn’t personally an evangelical guy.

Quasi-religious candidates appeal because they give the Xers a sense of purpose. One reason many Xers smoke and drink is to drown out the pointlessness of their lives. Their parents, in many cases, dumped them on the world. And from this, many Xers have never found their footing. It’s incredibly difficult to get into life when you aren’t given any guidance. Some make it. Many don’t. This is why the, if you will, messianic candidate appeals to them. He gives them a sense of direction they’ve never had. He gives their lives a purpose they’ve never felt. Their lives have always had purpose. But they never felt it, because the Boomers never taught them to appreciate what they can do and what they mean in the world.

From all this, the Xers tend to be cynical and credulous at the same time. They doubt individual people. But they trust messianic candidates. They avoid and dislike anything better than them, because they feel their place in the world is so tenuous. They are afraid of competition, because never having felt the security of a stable, helpful home and society, they feel their lives ride upon their own abilities. Thus they fear other people outshining them and pushing them out of the, if you will, labor market of life.

I have noticed that many Xers act like grown up children. In a way this is true. Again, never having had a stable early life, they’ve never experienced the softer, more refined side of life. They’ve only experienced what they could experience in strength. Meaning anything that did not provide an oar to stay afloat with in life was thrown out of the boat. They gravitated to things that are strong in themselves, or that don’t require protection.

This is one reason why Xers tend to be hard-bitten people. Their nerves have never felt the cool, calming influence of refinement. They’ve never felt the tenderness of human sympathy. Their lives, frequently, have been spent trodding the gravel of human life. Their psychological feet have understandably been cut by the experience.

The reason for this is that, having to keep themselves afloat, they’ve had no time for anything refined. Only things that helped them live were pursued. As such, all those small mental nerve endings, if you will, have never been developed.

Thus the X generation, the inhabitants of the epoch spreading from the late 70s to about 2000, are defined by their youthful experience of abandonment. This does not spell out every last particle of their thought. But it does spell out the trend of their thought.

As noted briefly before, the Boomers lived in comparatively lush circumstances. Now, there’s no problem, civilizationally speaking, with lush circumstances. But they must be combined with duty. That is where the Boomer’s parents failed. They gave them many advantages for entering life. But they didn’t build their minds. They didn’t teach, and require, that they should be good, productive, and public minded. As such, many ended up spoiled. Being spoiled like that is what caused them to fail the X generation.

I’ll get to the millennials in a second. But I want to recount this very briefly first.

The Boomers are given material and social advantages, but no mental training. As such, many end up spoiled and selfish.

The Xers are given some material help, but little social help. They are more or less thrown into the world, and have to scrape by on their own. Many end up hard-bitten and crude in their tastes.

Now we come to the Millennials. Since many are being raised by battered, hard-bitten and crude parents, many end up completely lost. Some end up complete messes.

Their parents tend to be workaholics who don’t give them nearly the care they need. Additionally, the Xers tend to group together and ignore their children whenever they can. And finally, the acidic nature of many Xers turns their children away from them. As such, while the xers felt neglected and wronged by their parents, the Millennials often feel they don’t have parents at all. This abandonment is worse than the xers felt. This is why many Millennials look like wandering ghosts. The human heart yearns for parental companionship. When we don’t have it, we feel lost and abandoned.

Again, this highlights the life-guiding effect of youthful experiences. Not only are we more receptive when we’re young. We are also more helpless. As such, experiences that bit us when we were young have an outsized effect. This is because we are driven away from both them and the memory of our helplessness. We want to escape both the situation and our inability to deal with it.

Have you ever remember a time when you did something stupid that had a bad effect on your life? The bad effect probably causes a bit of regret. None of us likes to foul up our own lives. But most likely the stupidity of your action hurts more. Probably a lot more. This is because the memory of our actions, good and bad, usually has a bigger psychological effect than the memory of their results. In short, we’re more worried about how we look doing something, than we are with the action’s effect. Social considerations, in this case, have more weight than practical considerations. That’s yet another reason why youthful experiences have such an effect: we tend to be helpless to deal with our problems when we’re young.

Thus one of the main reason there are epochs is that our lives tend to be shaped by our youth. Since only a limited number of things are going on when we’re young, we tend to be defined by those specific things. Thus many Boomers are placid and unhurried. Many Xers are hard-bitten and cynical. And whilst Millennials havent had a chance to grow much yet, their course is somewhat predictable. They will most likely be the lost generation of the 21st century. They’ll wander too and fro in life. But it’s unlikely that they’ll ever permanently settle into a developed cast of mind. In short, their trend, will be to have no trend.

 

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“Making the Case™” Doesn’t Work

In modern politics, when a man on the right talks about “Making the Case™” for this or that, he’s signalling that he’s already lost. I’ll explain below.

If a lawyer makes a case in court, what is he doing? He’s highlighting laws and court decisions from the past, and drawing logical lines to his client’s case. In short, he’s trying to show that those laws and decisions support his client’s plea.

In politics it’s exactly the same. When a man is Making the Case™ for something in politics, he’s highlighting political doctrines and drawing lines from them to his goal.

For instance: some lame-brained people on the right have tried to say that Muslims shouldn’t be allowed to come to America because their religion does not believe in equality. What these people are doing is saying we should be unequal, because Muslims are being unequal. What they are saying is:

Equality > Muslims are violating it.

Equality > Let’s violate it ourselves, to keep them from violating it.

It makes no logical sense. And Making the Case™ is all about logic. They are bound to fail. (As a note: I fully support a Muslim ban. But arguing that we should be illiberal to keep illiberal people from coming here to be illiberal is a stupid tactic.)

I highlight the above to show why Making the Case™ fails. It utterly depends on precedent. But what is the political precedent, more or less, in America? Liberalism. As such, it can’t be used to justify illiberal things. That is why “making the case” doesn’t work: it depends on outside authority. And all the outside authorities are liberal.

So what do we do instead? Simply declare the truth. You’ve seen me do it here many times. Trump does it. Theodore Roosevelt, who was very successful politically, did it too.

You see, the majority of the American people are illiberal themselves. We can just speak to them about what we both know to be true. Instead of finding precedents and drawing lines from them to our actions, we can speak to them about what we both know to be true. We can build political strength that way. We can win elections that way.

And what other way is there? Making the Case™ has failed for decades because it depends on liberalism. Declarative statement is the way to go. Besides, the liberals aren’t prepared for it. It will give them a good pounding initially.

And finally, the media isn’t prepared for declarative statements. What they try to do is get you tied up in illiberal conclusions. They say “Well yes Mr. Fighter. But what about the poor people that are just crossing the border to come here and be free? What do you say to them?”

What he’s asking is “How do you reconcile this with liberalism.”

I would answer: “I don’t say anything to them at all. They have no right to be here and will be sent back.”

The media would faint. The people would cheer. And America would be a nation again.

And what did I do? Did I draw lines from outside authorities on why they have no right to be here? No. I simply stated it. I made a declarative statement.

Work it into your thinking to make declarative statements in politics. Making the Case™ fails.

Theodore Roosevelt: A Brief Post

If you’ve read between the lines in my previous posts, you’ve seem that I have high regard for Theodore Roosevelt.

To most people these days, T.R. is either just a face on Mount Rushmore, a progressive, or a bit of a nut.

But there is more to him than that. He was a vigorous champion of the working man, for one. This in an era when the GOP, much like today, was dominated by big business. In fact, T.R. was not liked at all by the party bosses. The reason for this was that he was not a business minded politician like most other high level republicans. He had a genuine love and affection for every day Americans. That was something many high level republicans could not boast.

That sounds a lot like today, doesn’t it?

Anyhow, had the GOP leaders had their way, he would never have been president.

He was governor of New York at the time of the 1900 presidential election. He was very popular, and several high level republicans wanted to get him out of New York because they thought he was a threat. So they sought to jam him into the essentially powerless job of vice president.

This they managed to do, but only after a lot of wrangling. Roosevelt himself suspected what they were doing. But he was unsure about taking the job. After all, he’d have to run for reelection in two years. Maybe he’d lose the race, and would be dumped out of politics for good. Perhaps, he thought, it would be better to be VP for four years, than risk being a governor for only two. In any wise, he was  eventually  put on the ticket. He was a great asset on the campaign trail, since he was such a strenuous man. He willingly worked multiple campaign stops per day for weeks. This at a time when many presidential candidates didn’t actually campaign for their own election since it was considered beneath the office.

The McKinley-Roosevelt ticket won the election handily, and T.R. settled in for a long political slumber. Aside from breaking tie votes in the senate, and a few ceremonial roles, the vice president had almost nothing to do.

It was the hope of the GOP elite to neutralize Roosevelt by putting him into a useless job. They didn’t know, of course, that an anarchist would kill McKinley a few months after his reelection. This is how T.R. became president.

He was the first real populist president since Lincoln. He made his share of mistakes. But one of his great triumphs was to ease the tensions between labor and capital. Capital, frankly, had been abusing labor for years, especially in the mining industry. A coal strike early in his presidency threatened to chill the nation, for winter was coming on and we relied greatly on coal for heat.

After much wrangling with the mine owners and labor leaders, negotiations were made between the two sides and work commenced. There were future battles between the two sides. But these also were resolved in time.

One of the developing threats in those days was from communism. Marx’s ideas were spreading like wildfire. And they found a number of willing ears, since labor was so often abused in those days. One man that helped to make America less hospitable to communism was Theodore Roosevelt. By his practical leadership, he helped guide the nation to safer waters, both economically and socially.

Society Needs Families

Ask a liberal today if he thinks families are crucial to society, and he’ll say no. This is because he’s so caught up in the autonomy of the individual that he’s blinded to reality.

The fact is society is made up of people. In order for people to get a good, healthy start in life, they must have a good family to spring from.

People who come from broken families or no families at all are poorer citizens. They tend to abuse substances more. They also have more problems functioning in society. This is because the social connections that people need most start at home. Without them, they are vaulting into life with a runway that’s too short: maybe they’ll make it, maybe not.

The best course is to remove the above gamble and strengthen families. This means, for one, delegitimizing single parenthood. Parenthood can’t be viewed as a form of self-expression. That’s what it is now. And it’s partly why so many families are poorly run. Family must be regarded as a sacred duty instead. It must not be treated as a personal matter.

And this is because it isn’t. When two people get married and have children, they take on the responsibilities of parenthood. At this point, their lives become less about them and more about their children. They still must take care of themselves, of course. But the emphasis is on their children. They must make them the first priority of their lives, since they are utterly dependent on them. Their education, health, and morals must be well taken care of.

Another reason that parenthood isn’t about the parents, is because of the family’s outsized effect on society. For the parents, having children has an enormous effect on their lives. But it has an even bigger effect on society. This is because these children eventually will be society.

As such, it’s incorrect for people to treat parenthood as an exclusively personal choice. They first must consider their children. Second they must consider society. And thirdly, they must consider themselves. All three elements are critically important. But that is the proper order of importance. As such, the care of their children, in terms of health, morals, and education, is paramount.

For these reasons, parenthood must be treated much more seriously than it is now. America must place family back up at the top of the list for life achievements. Career, self-expression, money: none of them are as important as family.

Again, this means that family must stop being viewed as a personal matter and choice. Family is not a vehicle for self-expression. A family is not a fun thing to have just because you feel like it. Family is more important than our personal wants. It transcends self-aggrandizement.

There must be a cultural revolution in America. Its main goal must be the reinstatement of family as the chief goal in our lives. Careerism must be thrown out.

Globalists Panicking After Brexit

If you keep your eyes on the news like I do, you know that Brexit has the globalists panicking. Consider these headlines:

The financial industry fallout from Brexit is about to get a whole lot worse.” – Daily Telegraph

Brexit waves batter global markets” – Financial Times

Money, Hate, And Hard Feelings: Brexit Fallout Continues In UK, Europe” – NPR

Listening to these people, you’d think the world was about to end.

In fact, that’s what they’re worried about. Oh not the world’s end, but their dominance of it. For decades they’ve run the economy and politics of the world, and they’re afraid of losing their power. That’s the big reason that there’s so much hatred among the globalists for the workers of America and Europe: the workers don’t see any reason that they need these globalists running their lives. As such, they are always living on a teetering branch, way up in the social tree. All it takes is a good stern wind to blown them down. Like Humpty Dumpty, their positions can’t be put together again.

This is one reason they hate Donald Trump so much. Having spent so many years among them, he knows exactly how to take the fight to them. This he’s been doing for about a year now, and the workers and red-blooded citizens of America are loving him for it. This terrifies the globalists, because it shows they are irrelevant.

You see, the globalists are living on borrowed time. They are just power seekers who can’t provide anything useful to society. As such, they have to maintain the lie that they are actually useful to the country. When problems add up, and they can’t solve them, they just propagandize how difficult it is to solve such tough challenges.

But the truth of it is that they can’t do anything about it. They are incompetent people. So when problems start to add up, and the people start looking for a man that can solve their problems, the globalists get worried. They try to use the carrot and the stick to get him to back off. If he doesn’t then they go full-bore attack mode, and try to destroy him. That’s what they’re doing with Trump. They tried the same thing with Reagan.

Their biggest fear is that it will become clear that they serve no useful purpose. To avoid this exposure is why they’re fighting so hard, both here and in Europe.

And that’s why they go loco every time a populist movement gets going. When that happens, the people begin to see that they don’t actually need the elites. There is no more desperate person than one who fears irrelevancy. And that is what the globalists are: irrelevant to the lives of the average person.

Have you ever wondered why there’s so much gobbledygook in politics? That’s why. They keep manufacturing falsities and nonsense because they’ve got to look useful. They are like the mechanic that makes up problems with your car to wring more money out of you.

And that’s why they’re panicking after Brexit: they’re afraid that the people see that they don’t need them.

Deductive Thinking: One of the Main Reasons the Right is Liberalized

Deductive reasoning is one of the main reasons that the right is liberalized. This probably sounds crazy, so let me explain.

Deductive reasoning is reasoning from a settled start point. Here’s a famous example:

Socrates is a man,
and all men are mortal,
therefore Socrates is mortal.

Deductive reasoning is just drawing logical lines from a start point. In this case, it’s that Socrates is a man.

Thus deductive reasoning is only as good as its starting point. In the above case, it’s true, because Socrates is a man. But what if it wasn’t something so clear? What if it wasn’t something true? Say for instance, it was that all people are equal. Now, if you’re a good logical thinker, and you accept as your start point that all people are equal, you’re going to have a lot of bad thinking. That, in fact, is one big reason why modern intellectuals are useless: they are deductive thinkers, and their starting place is liberal principles. As such, they just draw logical lines from what is false. This is one big reason why they are so dense.

It’s also why, as they say, most people have their world view fully settled by the time they leave college. This is largely because their youth is when they pick up their ideas, or starting places. After that, it’s just a process of drawing logical lines from those starting points.

And that is one big reason that the right is liberalized. There is really nothing conservative about the modern right, because the modern right is drawing lines from liberal starting points. The right is famously more logical than the left is. And in this case, it’s doing them, and us, a lot of harm.

This is why control of the schools is so important. The schools are the biggest shapers of public opinion. This is because they get 12 years of unfettered access to young minds. With these minds still shaping, and with the parents safely tucked away at work, there is little that the schools can’t teach. As such, they teach that Christianity, Europeans, and the West are bad with little opposition. This is because they control the environment they are teaching in. You can’t just waltz into a school and begin arguing with a teacher about what he’s teaching. As such, he’s free to teach what he likes, as long as it isn’t so outrageous as to be inarguably wrong.

Again, deductive thinking is a big reason why the right is liberalized. It gets its premises from the liberals, and then draws lines from them. This largely accounts for the cluelessness of the right. It also accounts for their dense minds. They are deductive thinkers, not creators. As such, the liberals can blather out whatever they want. And the right can either draw logical lines from what the liberals have said, and surely lose; or they can draw lines from something that has gone out of date. They lose either way.

A Nation’s Right to Set Its Immigration Policy

A nation has the sole right to set its immigration policy. Nobody else can presume to tell another nation that it must destroy itself with bad immigration policies. It’s the exclusive right of each nation to set an immigration policy that will benefit it the most.

The globalist liberals that tell western nations to destroy themselves are out of their depth. They have no right to advocate that western nations destroy themselves. They are out of their authority. Just as a man would be beyond his authority to tell another man that he should kill himself.

Scotland Voted to Stay in the EU

By a fascinatingly large majority, Scotland voted to remain in the EU. So did Northern Ireland.

The U.K. is of course made up of more than one country: England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.

Here’s how they voted, according to the BBC:

England: 53.4% Leave | 46.6% Remain

Wales: 52.5% Leave | 47.%% Remain

Scotland: 38% Leave | 62% Remain

North Ireland: 44.2% Leave | 55.8% Remain

I was surprised to find that the Scottish, with their reputation for hardy independence, would vote so hugely to stay. Looks like they aren’t so independence minded after all.

It’s a good thing for England that it has the biggest population. That’s the only way that Leave was able to win.

Immigration is not a Right

It’s popular for liberals to act like immigration to America is a human right. But this is wrong. There is no right for a person to move from one country to another. It is entirely the right of the nation to decide who can and can’t come. There is no human right to immigrate.

The people of America can choose to allow as many or as few as they like. There is no moral responsibility that Americans bear regarding immigration. It can and must be guided by what is good for America. Anything less is a betrayal of the nation.

Immigration and Culture

Some will say that to expect people to drop their old thougths and ways and become like us is unjust, since they have a right to their way of doing things. But they are forgetting that these people are coming to our nation, to live within our borders, under our government. The nation is ours, and we have a right to expect people to live the way we do. If they want to continue living the way they always have, they can live in their nation, within their borders, under their government.