In a previous thread, a commenter said that Robert Lindsay is a leftist and shouldn’t be trusted. Actually, of all leftists, I think Robert Lindsay is one of the more interesting, especially his belief in HBD / race realism. In a recent post, “Liberal Race Realism – A Brief Definition,” Lindsay writes that he believes in race realism but is also a committed leftist. Elsewhere, he has said that he supports socialism.
I don’t find this to be problematic. As those in the Dark Enlightenment know, economics is a subset of HBD. An economic system cannot make a dysfunctional group of people functional, but functional groups of people can probably make most economic systems work.
So, when does socialism work?
The prerequisites for functional socialism are: racial homogeneity, small country, high social trust, a minimum IQ, etc.
For socialism to function, you must have high levels of altruism, and people are hardwired to show more altruism toward co-ethnics than toward people of other races. Thus, racial homogeneity is a necessary (not a sufficient) condition for functional socialism.
However, you also need a high level of social trust. People must believe that there are not many cheaters. And if a country is smaller, people will feel more trustful and generally be more altruistic. And a country must have a minimum average IQ to make any system work.
Haiti might have racial homogeneity, but it lacks social trust and IQ, and every form of government has been a failure in Haiti.
Pre-immigration Scandinavia and Japan meet all these criteria. For instance, pre-immigration (homogenous) Sweden had one of the best functioning socialist systems the world has seen.
So, yes, I think that socialism can work, if certain criteria are met. But, as I note in the post on distributist economics, under any system you must still have selection pressure so that it doesn’t become dysgenic.