One of the things that I dislike about fiction is how often it seems to come true. This is especially the case when the reader is presented with a work depicting a dystopian future. Unfortunately, there are some people out there who do not realize that dystopian works are intended to be taken as dystopian and who treat them as a challenge to reproduce these futures in real life.
This seems to be the case with the vision of a dystopian society portrayed in Kurt Vonnegut’s short story, Harrison Bergeron. In this story, we are shown a world in which equality is forcibly maintained in every area and by whatever means necessary. The strong are loaded down with weights to impede their movement and bodily ability. The beautiful are purposefully uglified. The intelligent are fitted with random noise generators to make it difficult or impossible for them to think clearly. While the stated goal is to bring everyone to a state of equality, the below-average do not nevertheless seem to be raised. The society shown merely acts to drag down the above average.
The thoughtful observer who has noted the past few decades of Western life may be strangely perturbed by the similarities he sees between the modern West and the society presented in Vonnegut’s tale. The obvious obsession with “equality” in our democratic and egalitarian systems certainly serves to discourage the appreciation of aristocratic and superior traits and the sort of traditional society which encourages them.
However, it is also becoming increasingly obvious to more and more people that this is not entirely by accident. Those of us in reaction and neoreaction often point to various macrohistorical forces which have led to the modern world (e.g. the Renaissance, the Protestant Reformation, the Puritan hypothesis, etc.). While these forces may have provided the necessary conditions to allow the appearance of the various specific social pathologies that have infected the West over the past several decades, I would argue that these forces were not sufficient to account for them alone. It’s becoming clearer and clearer that much of what we see going on with the West’s apparent drive toward self-destruction is intentional and at least partially confirms many of the arguments that have been made by “conspiracy theorists.”
The current intellectual and political trends seem too incredibly out of step with simple common sense and a reasonable sense of self-preservation to be purely the result of historical accident. The West is currently replacing itself through mass immigration leading to demographic displacement. Common sense realities about human biodiversity which used to be widely known and accepted have been shuffled to the “fringe” by academic hocus pocus masquerading as science. Indeed, large swathes of the social sciences (especially psychology and anthropology) have been corrupted by the promotion of unscientific and empirically unsupported notions of racial equality, as well as by unsupported assumptions about the influence of “environment” over and against that of genetics, heredity, and cross-generational cultural transmission. The result of all of these things has been the development of unrealistic ideas about the way societies work which then leads to further unsound and destructive policy decisions.
Who is behind all of this? Let’s be honest – even though you’re not supposed to say this anymore, the perversion of the social sciences, the promotion of mass immigration and the notion of egalitarian human fungibility, and the creation of the political and cultural environments that work to systematically hobble the capacity of Western nations to uphold their own interests is the result of tremendous Jewish influence in academia, politics, and the media, as has been extensively documented by Kevin MacDonald in his book The Culture of Critique.
MacDonald thoroughly describes the systematic efforts by Jewish leaders in the United States and Europe to promote their own ethnic in-group concerns at the expense of the concerns of their gentile hosts. Among these concerns is the promotion of mass non-white immigration into the West as a way of diluting the political and cultural influence of the predominant white majorities in those nations, thus creating division and a weakening of gentile political power, which can then be picked up by Jewish leaders posing as the patrons of the non-white immigrants. Likewise, the rejection of genetics and heredity with respect to topics like IQ and human biodiversity allows this immigration to be “morally justified” (as well as protected from widespread criticism) by relegating such knowledge to the realm of pseudoscience and “racism.”
As a result, the purpose (and thus the subsequent effect) of the American immigration reform of 1965, as well as the Coudenhove-Kalergi plan in the European Union, has been to steadily deracinate the white Western world and replace it with a “diverse” (and presumably more compliant) population drawn from various parts of the third world. Certainly, this has generated pushback from the native Western populations – pushback which is (incredibly) cast as “immoral” and even “murderous” by certain Western leaders (many, though not all of them, Jewish). If MacDonald is to be believed (and there seems to be no good reason not to), this is due to Jewish antipathy toward the very principle of immigration restriction, as it clashes with Jewish ethnic interests.
The end result of this mass immigration, of course, has been the intentional handicapping of the West. However, the areas of immigration and human biodiversity are not the only ones in which this has been occurring. Due to the influence of Jewish thought leaders in many areas, there has been an overall moral, intellectual, and cultural degradation that has taken place among Western men that has specifically served to hinder and limit the ability of the West to maintain its own superiority and leadership.
The rejection of the very concept of racial differences in IQ and the attempt to relegate it to the status of pseudoscience, outweighed by environmental factors, serves to reduce the social status and power of the higher IQ groups who were responsible for building and maintaining the preeminent civilization of the West. Concurrently, it supports efforts to convince people that lower IQ groups, including masses of immigrants from Africa and Latin America, could have been (or were) just as responsible for the successes of the West as were white Westerners themselves.
However, the real world consequence of this false ideology about IQ equality is to gradually lower the average IQs of Western nations, which in turn limits their economic and technological competitiveness. As these nations shoulder the burden of more and more low IQ third worlders, greater and greater amounts of their social and economic resources are tied with merely maintaining their present level of development against the corrosive influence of increasing numbers of dyscivilizational invaders. In essence, Western cultures are transitioning from being “innovator” societies to being “maintainer” societies. There’s a reason why we’re no longer seriously talking about going to Mars within our lifetimes – it’s because we have to spend our resources babysitting masses of people who still haven’t produced high civilization without Western colonial help even after hundreds or thousands of years.
This is a very Bergeronesque handicapping of the intelligent and capable to bring them down to the level of the less intelligent and incompetent. But it’s not the only area where this has taken place.
The shifting of academic emphasis away from genuine investigation into controversial subjects and toward the reinforcement of Jewish academic shibboleths has resulted in a stultification of many former fruitful fields of study. Now many academics fear to delve into certain areas for fear of social ostracism and loss of employment. The orthodoxies of certain Jewish intellectuals (especially of the Boasian, Frankfurt, New York, and neo-conservative circles) have become artificially entrenched and act to narrowly circumscribe the “acceptable” range of academic investigation. This “bergerons” those who are genuinely dexterous and innovative thinkers, handicapping them to exercise their talents either within a limited range or else not at all.
Desegregation and diversity in society and the workplace has also served to corrode the position of the predominant majority and to make Western societies worse. Forced housing desegregation has mainly served to make formerly safe neighborhoods less secure as Section 8 housing is introduced deeper and deeper into the suburbs. The promotion of affirmative action in educational and hiring decisions has worked to make these institutions less productive while at the same time increasing the economic insecurity of more deserving whites. This has primarily served to “bergeron” the secure and prosperous by making them less secure and less prosperous, without a truly noticeable positive effect on those for whose benefit these deeds were supposedly done.
There has also been a corrosion of Anglo-European popular culture in practically all areas (art, music, poetry and literature, performance arts, architecture, etc.). Compared to what was produced in each of these areas even as late as the first half of the 20th century, what we see today is debased and degenerate as a result of Jewish influences upon the arts. The intellectual level of literature and poetry – which were formerly the vehicles for the expression of great and provocative ideas – are now increasingly the domain of pedantic left-wing orthodoxies or merely vapid distractions. Modern art is essentially garbage on a canvass, and modern architecture completely eschews the sense of beauty, balance, and proportion which formerly characterized building in practically all traditional Western cultures. Don’t even get me started on the debasement of modern music, which has seen a progressively worsening negrofication to the point where much popular modern music consists merely of the repetition of a few phrases set to a sexualized beat. Our entire popular culture has been “bergeroned” through the uglification of the beautiful.
Among athletic pursuits, we’ve seen a shift away from an emphasis on sports that encourage the development of the player towards a well-rounded excellence. In its place, we see the predominance of repetitive, formulaic team sports that rely on a relatively small set of stylized plays. This shifts the sport away from the combination of the physical and the intellect towards the grossly physical. Muscle memory replaces the development of genuine skill.
Further compounding this error is the fact that millions of Western men devote tremendous amounts of time and money to vicariously “succeeding” through the exploits of their favorite set of lunkheads on the field rather than investing the time to develop their own skills and strength. Surrogated achievement through the television replaces the cultivation of authentic manliness, courage, and expertise. A century ago Westerners were strong and brave real men. Now they’re soyboys and weaklings who can’t even take a stand when sports stars disrespect their own nations. This is yet another “bergeroning” of our societies by the metaphorical hanging of weights about our necks to weaken us.
I could enumerate many, many other areas relating to this, but won’t for the sake of time. However, I do believe the point has been made sufficiently. The West’s problems cannot be blamed entirely on past historical trends. The present rot is the result of specifically engineered intellectual viruses that were introduced into our cultural milieu in the previous several decades and which now serve to damage our societies while also hobbling the ability of concerned individuals to speak out openly (for fear of being labeled as “racist,” “antisemitic,” and the like). This purposeful weakening of our societies will not even be reversible until our people start waking up to the causes and outworking of these trends.