October 8th, 2018 11:48 AM
WE KNOW QUITE WELL WHAT POSTMODERNISM, COMMUNISM, AND ABRAHAMISM “ARE” (“Consist Of”)
(CD: Important piece on intellectual history)
In response to a criticism of Hicks’ Postmodernism:
—“Hicks …. When you don’t know what communism or postmodernism is.”— Anon
Which I’ll counter with “When you know exactly what Abrahamism, Communism, Postmodernism, and Feminism consist of: Counter-Revolutions Against Truth and Reason.”
GRAMMARS OF COERCION:
There are only three means of coercion:
1 – Violence,
2 – Remuneration, and;
3 – Ostracization (Shaming/Endearing (Gossip)).
We have invented:
1 – Law and War for Violence.
2 – Markets and Corruption for Remuneration,
3 – and a host of grammars of persuasion for inclusion (insurance) versus ostracization (risk).
ABRAHAMISM, COMMUNISM, POSTMODERNISM VS TECHNOLOGY, MARKETS, AND TRUTH.
We see the evolution of law of western peoples:
1 – Sovereignty, (individualism is incorrect).
2 – Tort, and thang, court, senate,
3 – Martial Truth (MIlitary ‘Reporting’), and the demand for speaking martial truth regardless of the consequences to the dominance (competency) hierarchy.
4 – Reason, rationalism, empiricism, and science as a consequence.
5 – Markets and competing intellectual disciplines rather than authority and mono-disciplines (ie: religion).
These choices are the consequences of mixed, metalworking, agrarian, cattle herders, requiring large well defended territories, that must self finance their military capability, because they lack any means of concentrating capital and taxation cheaply as did the irrigationist in the flood river valleys. They developed ‘Contractual Civilization’.
But we also see:
1 – Abrahamic fiction and supernaturalism of the pastoralists against the reason and realism of the agrarians and metallurgists;
2 – Pseudoscientific Communism as a restatement of Jewish separatism using class warfare; and;
3 – Postmodernism as a pseudo-rational restatement of marxism-communism using ethnic warfare.
1 – Superstition (Judaism, Christianity, Islamism)
evolved into ==>
2 – pseudoscience (w Jewish Critique)
evolved into ==>
3 – pseudo rationalism (w Jewish Pilpul) (French > German > Jewish),
Each time increasing in rhetorical complexity but using the same techniques in each of the sophisms:
1 – Justification (Pilpul) and Poisoning the Straw Man (Critique) then adding incremental techniques of:
a) Fictionalism (Fictional History > Mythology),
c) Pseudoscience, and;
d) Pseudo Rationalism, and at present
e) Simple Denialism. (Race, IQ, Homogeneity, Markets)
LYING BY SUGGESTION
It took me less than a year of relatively hard work to disassemble the techniques into grammars and enumerate and articulate all of them. But no matter the depth of analysis, lying by art of suggestion by overloading is still lying by abuse of the human process of continuous recursion in streams of memory producing what we call Meaning, and our suggestibility and suspension of disbelief in that state.
DEFENSE AGAINST FALSEHOOD
Realism, Reason, Calculation and Computation in all their forms, are defenses against this suggestion, loading, overloading by the use of correspondence and operational possibility, but take disciplined training and a minimum intellectual ability. Because we have a host of cognitive and moral (reproductive) biases that influence our choices without the discipline and training to prevent them from doing so.
RULES OF ORDER
The Ancient World civilizations each produced means of producing sufficient meaning (rules) for local preservation of cooperation:
Rome (Realism), Athens (Idealism(abstract)), Anatolian (lost), Babylon (Ideal Monotheism(supernatural)), Jerusalem (Authoritarian Reactionary Monotheism), Beka Valley (Authoritarian Expansionary Monotheism), Memphis (Pragmatic Ritual Polytheism), Indus (Pragmatic Narrative Polytheism), and Yellow River (Confucian Rationalism, hierarchy and harmony), Lao Tsu’s “balance and reasonableness”, and the utility of Buddhism in Ritual. With only the Japanese
THE GREAT CONFLICT OF HUMAN HISTORY
The homogeneous masculine eugenic pack of hunters and farmers were able to produce high trust commons, versus the heterogeneous feminine dysgenic universalist herd and herders were unable to produce high trust commons. (Cain and Able is the literary example of the Pastoralists hatred of the wealthier and urbanized Agrarians and Metalworkers).
But the question is not Athens vs Jerusalem, since both ideal democracy and supernatural universalism have been the greatest failures of all of the world civilizations, causing the destruction of every great ancient civilization and bringing about the Abrahamic Dark Age and it’s 750M dead; as well as the current 150 Year attempt at recreating another Abrahamic Dark Age — this time by Rousseau, Kant, Marx, Boas, Freud, Cantor, Adorno and co., and their 100M dead. Followed by the inventiveness of the French and their conspirators: Derrida, Foucault, Rorty et al. And the feminists that followed from them: each trying to produce a monopoly as a means of avoiding markets for cooperation, because they are unable to compete in those markets for pareto optimums, only nash equilibriums
In the ancient world, overextension of the empires to eliminate local frictions (taxes, rents) on trade, and profit from those efficiencies, produced travel, communication, trade, and infrastructure that made possible the jewish and christian invasion of the western empire; intentional fomenting of underclass resistance against the aristocratic civilization; and then Byzantine forcible conversion of the entirety of the population in order to end Reason, Law, and Aristocratic Rule.
The same technique is being used in this current era: invade, rebel, rally underclasses, import underclasses, and then seek power by numbers, using fairy tales desirable by those underclasses using the sophisms those underclasses are defenseless against, and which the Aristocracy tolerates or finds useful until the society has been destroyed by it.
Gobekli Tepe is the oldest Temple complex we find to date, and predates all other monolithic works by thousands of years. It is also just south of one of the world’s greatest hunting gardens teeming with life at the origin of the Euphrates – an Eden if there ever was one.
As far as we know, from there, at the nexus of the continents, near the center of trade between them, on the highways of the main rivers, the idea spread from the monoliths of the Atlantic peoples to the advanced stone of the egyptians.
It was an early and effective tool of social order. Most likely because it predicted seasons. Once those skills existed, the construction revolution bloomed.
THE WEST THAT THE REST REBELS AGAINST:
While Myth, Ritual, and Oath are necessary components of demand for neural economy (computational efficiency) in the production of rules of social order, how we communicate those rules, the group evolutionary strategies in those rules, and the outcomes that are produced as externality by those rules, are not only means of internal persistence, but external competition. Only one set of those rules produces reciprocally beneficial outcomes:
Western Truth, Duty, Reciprocity, Sovereignty, Reason, Science, Rule of Law, and Competitive Markets in Everything gave the world nearly everything that raised man out of ignorance, superstition, poverty, hard labor, starvation, disease, suffering, child mortality, early death, and the dangers of nature.
Western Civilization consists of The Continuous Calculation by Competitive Trial and Error, of our Ascent into the Gods we imagine. Western civilization was and until recently, was organized to continuously produce Agency at the cost of eugenia, whereas the middle civilizations were organized to limit agency in exchange for dysgenia.
Without Manorialism and Markets (East Asia, Europe) the dysgenia defeats all attempts at preservation of gains. It is not malthus’ numbers that cause dark ages. It is the end of eugenic limitations, let loose by unregulated innovations, that feed regression to the mean, and brought about the Bronze age, Iron Age, and the present Steel Age collapses.
That is why the enlightenment project failed to create either an aristocracy of everyone (british), a middle class of everyone (french and german), or an underclass of everyone (jewish and russian). In europe and east asia, after more than a thousand years of manorialism, war, disease, and extremely aggressive criminal prosecution, the consequential upward redistribution of reproduction led to distributions that allowed pareto organization of populations where the ratio of the middle and upper was sufficient to produce surpluses necessary to concentrate capital in multipliers (commons).
But both hindus (which have yet failed in their project), east asians (who succeeded under our pressures), and westerners (who succeeded because of our tradition of empirical law), had an advantage. The chinese conquered and colonized all border people. The Western Indo Europeans conquered (exterminated) and colonized all border people, and both europe and east asia produced homogenous eugenic, agrarian, metalsmithing societies.
Either one is eugenic or dysgenic. The red queen cannot be defeated by any other means. It takes 95 to follow simple instructions, 105 to repair a machine, 115 to learn on one’s own by reading, 120 to design a machine, 130+ to synthesize and communicate ideas, 140+ to invent new ideas. Everyone below that who cannot be put into labor that does not require continuous learning and adaptation.
This is social science. Everything else is religion.
BIOLOGICAL ORIGINS: HOW MUCH AGENCY DO WE HAVE?
The broader question is, how much agency do we have? Women and men demonstrably think very differently because of the difference between utility and truth, and between proportionality and reciprocity, and between dysgenia and eugenia. Why do we assume that this same cognitive bias is limited to gender rather than a balance between the genders, and that different groups don’t just demonstrate the male cognitive bias or the female cognitive bias?
Truth, Reciprocity, and Physical Violence that Ends when Ended, VERSUS Fraud, Proportionality, and Reputation Destruction that Never Ends until Destroyed.
Violence and Threats VERSUS Shaming, Ridicule, Gossip, Straw Manning, Rallying, and Reputation Destruction. Those are the Male versus female competitive strategies.
HERD <—————> PACK
Utility <—————> Truth
Proportionality <——> Reciprocity
Equality <————-> Meritocracy
Dysgenia <———–> Eugenia
r <——————–> K
There is nothing in mankind that is complicated other than the lies we tell ourselves and others in order to achieve our desired ends.
Male and female reproductive strategies are at odds. And we have little agency in the choice of those strategies, at the individual, group, civilizational levels. Everything else is a consequence.
We are just another self-domesticating animal.
Some of us more successful at it than others.
Nothing more complex is at work.
The Evolutionary Strategy of Europeans
The Propertarian Institute