How will the Cathedral deal with Nicholas Wade’s new book?

As many of you already know, the NY Times science editor Nicholas Wade is coming out with a new book this May: A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History. From Amazon’s book description:

Fewer ideas have been more toxic or harmful than the idea of the biological reality of race, and with it the idea that humans of different races are biologically different from one another. For this understandable reason, the idea has been banished from polite academic conversation. Arguing that race is more than just a social construct can get a scholar run out of town, or at least off campus, on a rail. Human evolution, the consensus view insists, ended in prehistory.

Inconveniently, as Nicholas Wade argues in A Troublesome Inheritance, the consensus view cannot be right. And in fact, we know that populations have changed in the past few thousand years—to be lactose tolerant, for example, and to survive at high altitudes. Race is not a bright-line distinction; by definition it means that the more human populations are kept apart, the more they evolve their own distinct traits under the selective pressure known as Darwinian evolution. For many thousands of years, most human populations stayed where they were and grew distinct, not just in outward appearance but in deeper senses as well.

Advanced copies of the book have already been sent out, and quite a bit of commotion is beginning to build.

Given Wade’s popularity in scientific journalism and that fact that his previous books (e.g. Before the Dawn: Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors) have been best-sellers, how will the Cathedral deal with this book? What strategies will the Cathedral utilize to address it?

I’ve been thinking about this question and I see five options:

A.  Try to criticize the actual arguments of the book and discredit them.  A few might try unsuccessfully to do this, but given the fact that the evidence for human biodiversity is becoming overwhelming, I doubt many will even try.

B.  Try to ignore the book.  The Cathedral is able to do this for lesser-known authors, but Wade is fairly mainstream and widely read.  This strategy will probably prove futile.

C.  Point and sputter “racist,” etc.  I’m sure many journalists will utilize this tactic.  Who knows, maybe some journalist will discover that Wade once stayed at the same hotel as some politically incorrect figure, and by association of whom journalists will attempt to smear Wade.   They’ll grasp for whatever straws they can find.

D.  As Gregory Clark recently advised, the Cathedral could admit there is genetic inequality and instead of focusing on inequality focus on poverty. The initial shock of publicly admitting HBD is real would be great, as it would invalidate all the lies told over the past 75 years, but people would get over it and the Cathedral could shift gears and find other justifications for its pet projects.  Nonetheless, I don’t see the Cathedral taking this route, as any acknowledgement of HBD would undermine its legitimacy.

E.  Be honest, admit HBD is true, and let the chips fall where they may. Yea right!

My prediction?

Except for E, probably a little of all the above, but mostly C, I predict.

Your thoughts?

Related:

Roundup of Book Reviews of Nicholas Wade’s A Troublesome Inheritance

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Poll: Would you rather be governed by Putin or Obama?

I’ve heard many people talking about this recently, so I thought I’d put up a readers’ poll.

 

Personally, I’d go with Putin in a heartbeat. The anti-Russia sentiment in the USA now almost entirely stems from a group of neocons who are still angry because (1) things that allegedly happened to their Ashkenazi grandparents and great-grandparents a long time ago Russia and (2) Putin thought it better for Russian resources to be controlled by ethnic Russians rather than a small cadre of oligarchs.

Putin may be no angel, but at least he kicked out the corrupt oligarchs, is making efforts to  curb immigration, is stabilizing white birthrates (although the “demographic crisis” is a myth), and has not let Russia’s ethnic ancestral traditions be completely trashed by globalist Cultural Marxists.  And Putin’s just a cool-looking alpha.

Thoughts?

Related:

Primer on Human Biodiversity and Immigration

Philip Giraldi on the Neocons, Ukraine, Russia, and the Oligarchs

Updates:

Comment: “And in terms of racial genetic distances, white Americans would be around 55x more closely related to Putin than to Obama (notwithstanding Obama’s white mom).”

And not only is Putin more athletic than Obama, he also is better educated.  While the “internationalist” Obama only has somewhat mastered English, the more “isolationist” Putin knows Russian, German and English.  (Funny thing, that. The “isolationist” Calvin Coolidge knew Latin, Greek, German, French and Italian, and the “isolationist” ancient Spartans had the best army of their time.)

Monarchy vs Neocameralism vs Republicanism, etc.

Among the Dark Enlightenment legions, there has been a debate recently about what’s the best form of government.  Is it monarchy, neocameralism, republicanism?  Regardless, everyone seems to be in agreement that democracy is inferior.

Here’s my brief take: Best government for whom? Extrapolating from Aristotle (a proto-HBD thinker of sorts) in his Politics, different forms of government are better suited for different ethnies.  While the ancestral traditions of some might steer toward monarchy, others might be better suited for neocameralism or republicanism. Ca dépend.  Who is your group, what does it want? Also, the best form of government for a racially homogenous society might differ from the best form for a multi-racial society. And of course, the concept of ‘exit’ adds an entirely new dimension to this question.

Another interesting question, what form of government will be the most eugenic or dysgenic for the natural proclivities of a particular race?

Related:

Aristotle, Darwin & HBD

The Ancient Greeks & Romans, Beauty and Human Biodiversity

Is “Natural Law” Anti-Nature?

Can Multi-Racial States Ever Function? Some Examples with Caveats.

“Darwinism is Racist”: Creationists Attack John Derbyshire

As recently reported by Raw Story, the creationist Discovery Institute has released a new documentary attacking Darwinism because, among other reasons, “it’s racist”.  (It seems that “racism” has become the summum malum of deadly sins that trumps all others).  As an exhibit of the “evils of Darwinism,” the documentary displays none other than John Derbyshire.  Story and video here.  If you want more amusement, here’s an earlier video denouncing the “racism of evolution”.

Apparently reality is just too much to bear for some people.   I suspect that as Christianity becomes more and more of a Third World religion demographically, we’ll see more of this.  For a taste, see here.

Other recent  and ridiculous developments in Christianity:

The “conservative” ERLC (Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission) is now releasing Cultural Marxist agitprop like this. And don’t forget to watch this video.  And why produce white babies, when you can adopt non-whites?

Pope Francis has essentially sided with the hordes of African and Mestizo invaders  against Europeans and Diaspora Europeans.  My prediction:  Pope Benedict will be the last European Pope and Pope Francis the last Diaspora European Pope as Catholicism transforms into a Global South, non-Western religion.

The Cathedral meets the Cathedral.

Related:

Why the religious should reject Intelligent Design

Good News for Western Religion: “Religion 2.0: Identitarian Religion

The Western “Demographic Crisis” Myth and the Cathedral Hive Mind

John Derbyshire has up an insightful post about Japan, wherein he surmises that the 21st century might belong to Japan since Japan appears to hold steadfast in avoiding Third World immigration and to be solving internally its own demographic transition.  History suggests that labor shortages (tight labor markets) often lead to greater efficiency and innovation.  David Frum wrote recently along these lines about robotics undercutting the “need” for immigrants.

Nonetheless, it has become a mantra in the West that declining birthrates and an aging population will lead to catastrophe — unless we open our borders to the Third World. These warnings, though, often seem greatly exaggerated.  Dennis Mangan wrote, “Russia’s population today is about the same as it was in the early 80s. That constitutes a crisis?”

History doesn’t really bear out this supposed demographic crisis.  The Malthusian and pre-penicillin West often saw great population vicissitudes that worked themselves out.   The Black Death might have killed off 1/3 of the European population, but the end result was tighter labor markets, increased efficiency, and an eventual increased standard of living.   Europeans and North Asians are resilient and can respond to changing circumstances.

The call for “more immigration” really isn’t a reflection of a “demographic crisis” but one of the Cathedral’s central religious doctrines:  Immigration Is Good.

How the chattering heads could be so wrong about the need for more immigration reflects a central problem with Western democracy today: no effective feedback system.  Nick Land writes,

The result is that every effective discovery process — whether economic, scientific, or of any other kind — is subjected to ever-more radical subversion by political influences whose only ‘reality principle’ is internal: based on closed-circuit social manipulation…. Democracy is thus, strictly speaking, a production of collective insanity, or dissociation from reality….

In short, Western democracies believe and promulgate Immigration is Good, and that’s all that matters.  Everything else is inconsequential; the Cathedral Hive Mind says so.

Interestingly, a hive mind in nature is generally adaptive. For instance, in a hive of honey bees, various worker bees perform dances demonstrating the location of food.  The information of some scouts might be wrong, so the hive mind eventually is able to discern the reliable from the unreliable information, which results in the creation of more honey, an absolute necessity for the survival of winter.  If this feedback system fails, the hive dies.

Our Cathedral hive mind, however, figured out how to make honey for multiple winters in one season, which provided immediate benefits, but now results in living off stocked-up capital and inaccurate signaling feedback.  The Cathedral has become a closed system, and it no longer receives signal feedback from nature; it is at war with nature.

But in the end, my money is on nature.

Updates:

Helian Unbound on Derb & Demographics.

The Dark Enlightenment Exposed

Bad news, folks. We’re going to have to close this blog down.  The brilliant investigative powers of Mark Shea, our age’s Sherlock Holmes, has exposed us.  He has someone report on his blog:

The Dark Enlightenment Exposed

I first heard about the Dark Enlightenment (aka “Neo-Reaction” or just “Reaction”) last year, the year after I graduated from college and was interning at a conservative think tank. I briefly become involved with the Dark Enlightenment and then left the movement in disgust. Here is what I learned:

– The Dark Enlightenment is controlled by what the media call “Sith Lords”. You have more public Lords like Mencius Moldbug and Nick Land, but there are even some Lords up higher whose names are not revealed. They say the Master Lord says ‘Et Ego in Arcadia’ which is an anagram for ‘Tego Arcana Dei’ (“I hide the secrets of God”).

– But only the media call them ‘Sith Lords’. In Inner Speak, they will often use phrases like the Men of Númenor or the Eldars.

– I never met any of the higher Eldars, but I did once meet an Eldar in Training. I don’t know his real name but people called him Legolas. He had long blond hair, was dressed like a 19th century count, and wore a pendant that had both a Christian Cross and Thor’s Hammer on it.

– The movement is a weird mixture of ethno-nationalists, futurists, monarchists, PUAs (“pick-up artists” like Chateau Heartiste), Trad Catholics, Trad Protestants, etc. They all believe in HBD (what they call “human biodiversity” i.e. racism) but disagree on some other minor points.

– The religious people in the movement (both Christians and pagans) practice what is called “identitarian religion” (religion that doesn’t deny ethnic identity).

– Some of the rising stars of the Dark Enlightenment on the internet seem to be Radish Magazine, Occam’s Razor Mag, and Theden TV.

– The Dark Enlightenment allegedly has millions of dollars of money to play with. They have a couple big donors. One is rumored to be a major tech tycoon in Silicon Valley. They actually had a private 3-day meeting on an island which was furnished with a French chef, etc. Different forms of formal attire were required for each day (tuxedos, 3-piece suits, etc), and some weird costumes were required too (capes, hoods, etc) — which sound like a pagan cult. (I wasn’t at this function but heard about it.)

– I was initiated into the first stages of the Dark Enlightenment, which involved me stripping down naked so people could “inspect my phenotype”. I was then given a series of very personal questions, often relating to sexual matters. I was then told to put on a black cape. (I really regret doing this but at the time I was younger, more impressionable and eager to please.)

– For the initial oath taking, everyone must swear on a copy of Darwin’s Origin of Species, just to show their fidelity to HBD. After that, for the later oaths, seculars will swear again on Darwin, while Christians will swear on the Bible, and pagans on the Prose Edda or Iliad.

– At one of the meetings I heard someone continuously chanting “gens alba conservanda est” (Latin for “the white race must be preserved”) and then others were chanting things in Anglo-Saxon, Old Norse and Old German, but I don’t know those languages so I can’t remember exactly what they were saying.

– They also have all their own secret handshakes, and their own terminology [like the Cathedral (“political correctness”), thedening (“re-establishing ethnic group identity”), genophilia (“love of one’s own race”), NRx (“neoreaction”), etc.].

– On the philosophical level, this movement is not entirely original. Much of it is borrowed from the Identitarian movement in Europe. They also all detest democracy. They are not trying to be a “populist movement” but are only trying to convert other elites to their way of thinking.

This whole movement is like a secret cult, which is why I left. Also, because of the valiant and brave efforts of people on the net exposing this movement, I saw this cult for the evil it truly is. Please stay away from it.

As you notice, we’re listed in the above post.  Our cover is blown.  With the impending pressure that will be brought upon us both from the Sith Lords and the Cathedral, we had better make our exit now.

Related:

The Laws of the Cathedral. Obey or Perish!

Updates:

Outside In has more here.

Vox Day here.

The cat is out of the bag: Shea knows it was a hoax.

But was it?  Confession time:  I am one of the authors of the above letter. Why?  Mark Shea is so ridiculous and the temptation was too great.  The fake letter can serve as the template for the secret society we’re in the process of forming:  The Sacred Order of the Aurochs. More fun to come…. .. But keep it top secret or you’ll be punished by the Eldar!

Damn, they’ve already figured out our smoke screen.

Important: Now that Operation Smokescreen has been thwarted, Operation Weasel is in effect.

HBD Chick has volunteered to give phenotype inspections.

Best Of Tweets: here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, etc.

Rod Dreher doesn’t have a sense of humor.

Mark Shea’s funny tags.  And derp enters the lexicon.

OK, the “DERP Excellence in Recruiting” Award has been proposed.

The Legionnaire summarizes Shea hoax.

Aimless Gromar: “How Dreher got punked describing Shea’s punking

All hail the Dark Enlightenment!!!

Lord, what fools these mortals be!”