The usual theoretician-satans making the usual idiot points
about our dire future. The usual Mensa Nazis worrying about "climate change", "climate change", "climate change", "climate change", "climate change", "climate change", and robot takeovers.
They screech: Horrible things are happening!!!!! Why don't we care?????
For the Mensa Nazi it's all about IQ. Non-mensans (i.e. NEGATIVE EXTERNALITIES) threaten to out-populate the Mensans, and robots will eventually out-IQ the Mensans.
Nature sees the problem differently.
The near-term threat to any species is local overpopulation. When your group outruns needed resources you have two choices. You can send Swarmers out to find new localities; or you can die (or ideally attrit) back to the supportable level.
These things happen without conscious decision
. Whether you're a termite or a Mensan, your genes know how to make these choices.
The genes of most Western countries have chosen attrition. Birth rates drop below replacement, sometimes various forms of non-verbalized suicide (alcohol, drugs, car crashes, homosexual coupling) speed up the process.
But: How do we know that we're overrunning our resources? We have plenty of food, so personal hunger isn't the signal. I suspect there are two forces involved.
(1) Work is interchangeable with food. God,
or Nature, or millenia of hard-earned experimental data, told Adam to work for his food, and told employers to be sure Adam was paid for his work. When Adam is deprived of work, or when Eve senses that Adam's work is insecure,
attrition takes over. When steel mills close, when the socialist system collapses, when employers decide to can salmon with ledgers instead of workers, birth rates drop and alcohol and suicide take over.
(2) Nature knows the difference between adaptability and specialization. Western countries have become overspecialized. After a lifetime of office work, it doesn't matter if we're willing
to pick apples. We can't do it fast enough to satisfy the overspecialized employer. Things are entirely different in Africa, where everyone knows how to improvise, and where improvisation is legally allowed and sufficiently profitable.
Specialized people stop reproducing. Their genes know that they've reached a dead end.
Adaptable people breed abundantly. Their genes know that they can swarm if necessary and improvise a living in new places.
And there's the answer to the Mensa Nazi question. We don't need to care
about your dire scenarios. Our genes care about the real problem, and our genes are solving the real problem.
Or putting it another way, the narrow specialized Mensa Nazis see the adaptable people as the problem. Nature sees the adaptable people as the solution.
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Update 5/28: A Brit academic named Jones
makes the same overall point from a different angle, adding something that I SHOULD have connected here ... because I've talked about it
often in a different context. Those adaptable people swarming from Africa are not only carrying a superior form of intelligence. They're carrying a stricter morality and a serious religious belief into the depopulated deracinated desexed lands of Satan. As Christianity decays into Gaian idolatry and Die-Verse insanity, it leaves a vast empty space in the souls of Westerners. Africans and Asians bringing strict Christianity and strict Islam are re-filling our souls.
Nature knows EXACTLY what she's doing.
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