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.

2 comments:

  1. The solution is patriarchy. And younger marriages.

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  2. https://fabiusmaximus.com/2008/06/05/patriarchy/

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