Saturday, October 21, 2017

Eugenics for Defense

In my previous post, I covered factors and principles important in war.

I will now cover specific eugenic traits we should encourage for defense of a nation or a species from asteroids, pathogens, super volcanoes, expanding stars, and other threats to existence. Character and IQ are obvious and important answers.

Though beauty has no direct ethical value, it seems probable that individuals fight harder for beautiful wives and fiancees, ceteris paribus (all else being equal). Many ugly animals fight hard, but they have genes and environments extolling aggression. Reasonable men would not fight hard for a society filled with Andrea Dworkins. War stories are replete with mentions of soldiers or sailors being inspired by letters, memories or photographs from attractive wives or girlfriends.

Monogamous hypersexuality (nymphomania or satyriasis) would be another worthwhile trait. Individuals are not inspired by dead fish. Officers charged with censoring letters for military information often remark how "filthy" the letters are. (Don't expect those letters in books by Tom Brokaw.) If all a soldier has to look forward to when coming home is leftover potato soup, he might commit suicide directly or by acting recklessly. Genes that encourage couples to feel good in long term monogamous marriages should be spread. Genes that encourage falling in love, followed by falling in hate should be avoided.

Aggression should not be bred for because a) such individuals are a massive ethical problem during peacetime, and b) they are not trustworthy in war, often creating or sustaining unjust wars. Those convicted of serious crimes should be sterilized.

Cowardice must also be bred out and ethically punished.

Hypergamy can be good if redirected. Though not often mentioned, millions of men and women find bad boys and bad girls repulsive. We admonish, "Don't stick your dick in crazy." Genes tend to make copies of themselves. There is no requirement that bad boy genes make copies at a faster rate. We simply must change the environmental incentives. In well-functioning societies, a man should have to prove himself to an ethically attractive woman and her parents with virtuous actions. Ethical societies can not survive without them.

A society devoted to single, childfree hedonism will not last long. Individuals with good genes should find video games boring and insipid. The same goes for splenetic, fallacy filled mass media. Individuals should find ethical and family life entrancing. Parents with children seem more likely to help just causes, especially if they have children eight to twelve years old, ages when children seem more highly beloved by parents. But unethical familism and tribalism must also be prevented. I will cover Hamilton's Rule in a separate essay.

Xenocentrism must be bred out and ethically punished. Individuals of egoism, narcissism, and Machiavellianism must not be rewarded for grandstanding ("virtue signaling"), for altruistic acts toward unethical individuals. We must stop rewarding unethical treason and every other major form of free riding. Laws, constitutions, and standards of citizenship must be changed so that such individuals are weeded out long before they get anywhere near positions of power. Individuals should have a large, ethical retributive drive but not a drive for random revenge. Apathy, a trait best left to farm animals, must be bred out. Almost everyone in contemporary establishments should be assumed dangerous until proven otherwise.

Citizens must be bred to be able to reason well enough to recognize the differences among puppetry, pacifism, worthy patriotism, and flag wrapping parasitism (read: John McCain), along with the ability to recognize the ethical and unethical in general. They must not fanatically and reflexively resort to a political team right or wrong. Unfortunately, humans need massive genetic and environmental changes in the reason arena. In the aftermath of 9/11, George W. Bush had an approval rating of at least 90 percent, though Bush had done little in his life to be considered ethically trustworthy. The first casualty in war must not be the truth. Blind obedience sucks. Individuals should be bred to feel extreme anxiety when failing to tell the truth. Too often, contemporary individuals feel more anxiety for flirting with an unpopular truth than believing lies. Humans should see through official myths.

Though many high IQ individuals have unethical tendencies, intelligence is essential for ethical reasoning. Good reasoning requires high levels of argument comprehension, levels not obtainable by lower IQ individuals. Lower IQ individuals will also not be able to figure out how to stop asteroids and other major threats to existence. The most valuable members of society are both high IQ and high character. The least valuable are high IQ and low character. Use policies to breed the former, not the latter.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

A Wider Summary of General Military Principles

Contemporary lists of military principles do not account for ethnoracial and other supposed offensive factors, as if rulers can make unwanted facts go away by ignoring them. Establishments deem it acceptable to kill individuals in unjust wars, but mention any unwanted truths to them and you will be ostracized or worse.

Below I list both well-known and seldom known military factors or principles. So for free, I'm summarizing Sun Tzu and dozens of other military works, including some of my principles, more concisely than others have. What a bargain!

Well-known factors or principles, though often adhered to in lip service:
  1. Logistics.
  2. Training.
  3. Range, especially of weapons.
  4. Accuracy, especially of weapons.
  5. Science and technology.
  6. Reconnaissance range, numbers, and accuracy.
  7. Concentration and dispersion to match situations. Forces should not be so close together that they get destroyed easily but not so far apart that they get defeated piecemeal or cannot provide mutual support.
  8. Cover (armor, bunkers).
  9. Readiness, including early warning preparations.
  10. Destructiveness (mass or weapon lethality).
  11. Military efficiency, also known as economy of force. Don't spend trillions to destroy enemy forces worth millions. Exhaust enemies without exhausting yourself.
  12. Economic efficiency, productivity, and GDP.
  13. Morale and efficient organization.
  14. Flexibility and resilience.
  15. Terrain and Weather. Take unoccupied high ground or other advantageous ground. Travel the less unexpected way. Use fog and other weather to advantage.
  16. Seize, retain, and exploit the initiative when advantageous. Deny assets to unethical forces, especially assets an enemy cannot afford to lose. Be unpredictable.
  17. Have one overall commander, who is easily replaced if someone else is more competent.
  18. Hire the more competent. Delegate to them. Hold them accountable. Fire the less competent.
  19. Speed and maneuver, including mobile reserves.
  20. Delay until situations are most beneficial, but do not delay merely for laziness or cowardice.
  21. Hide or strengthen weaknesses, including flanks.
  22. Use extreme clarity in communication, keeping forces from blundering because of confusing orders or suggestions.
  23. Protect own communications from interception and code breaking.
  24. Hold or seize valuables: crops, ports, ships, bridges, aircraft, airfields, scientists, engineers, crossroads, factories, technologies, energy plants, media centers, storage centers, precious elements, marshaling yards, administrative centers. If it can't be held or seized, destroy it or otherwise deny it to enemies.
  25. Negotiating prowess.
  26. Medical care.
  27. Ambush or cut off enemy movements without falling into ambushes and other traps yourself.
  28. Deception, including smoke, decoys, surprise, sniping, minefields, camouflage, espionage, infiltration, false flags, night actions, code breaking, feigned movements, other demonstrations, bait-and-switch, recon by fire, attacking the rear, tying down their forces (self-imprisonment), tricking them into attacking where you want, tricking them into moving where you want. Etc.
  29. Probe for weaknesses, especially on flanks or social weaknesses.
  30. Defeat piecemeal with concentrated power.
  31. Self-test, including self-reconnaissance.
  32. Own the sea, air, and night.
Seldom known factors or principles:
  1. Avoid salience to current enemies and potential enemies. Contemporary interventionists talk loudly and carry rotten sticks. Keep unethical peoples far away. Individuals breeding with unethical outgroups must be permanently ostracized. Avoid letting ethnoracial outgroups bribe your leaders in any way, including "no strings" gifts. The recipients of such bribes must be executed or otherwise severely punished.
  2. Maximize beneficial alliances and spurn harmful alliances. There were no good ethical reasons for NATO to expand to Russian border states.
  3. Stealthily sow divisions among aggressive enemies when forced into conflict, encourage them to fight each other rather than yourself or your allies. Do not allow greedy, treasonous elites to sow divisions among ethical peoples. Ingroups engaging in divide-and-screw practices must be severely punished, both to stop the practices and as a deterrent. Outgroups exercising power over you by divide-and-screw practices must face similar punishments.
  4. Avoid wasting your own lives and resources to help unethical peoples. If they won't make massive sacrifices to help themselves and their own people, neither should we. Avoid self destructive conflicts with guerrillas in foreign lands.
  5. Avoid recklessly reinforcing defeat. Ignore sunk costs. What was spent in the past is irrelevant to what we should spend now.
  6. Be careful with bluffs. They often backfire when enemies call them.
  7. Avoid hiring mercenaries. If mercenaries seem a beneficial solution, you probably are doing multitudes or other acts wrong.
  8. Ethics matters most, including having clear goals and cost-benefit reasoning, especially maximizing the ratio of harms to unjust enemies to harms done to oneself. Self-examination and self-knowledge must be ruthless. Military means and ends must be ethical means and ends. Contemporary forces talk about ethics but the talk is glib and poorly reasoned, often consisting of empty slogans and buzzwords.
  9. Eugenics is a must and ethnoracial homogeneity a worthy goal. Civilizations seldom progress if the demographics don't improve.
  10. Some ordinary whites regard agreements as binding. Most others regard agreements as disposable when opportune. 
  11. Avoid intervening on behalf of lesser evils.
  12. Encourage risk neutrality, that is, avoid both overreacting and under reacting.
  13. Avoid fights when ethical people lack the will to fight.
  14. Avoid fights to engage in pseudo-ethical grandstanding. Some politicians are willing to fight wars merely to prove they have the moral high ground in some minor way. Others demonize opponents to distract from their own evils.
  15. Avoid viewing war as a game or as an entertaining escape from boredom. Have no interest in watching the world burn. If we are not self-possessed, others will crush our necks with their boots. We must find ethical escapes from boredom and depression.
  16. Avoid war or require all out sacrifices by all non-disabled adults and teens.
  17. Know commitment levels of allies. Have accurate recognition of allies, enemies, and noncombatants.
  18. Seek peace but not merely to allow probable enemies to buy time to defeat you in the future.
  19. Tests must be thorough in realistic conditions, no small sample testing.
  20. Prevent personality cultism from arising around unethical or incompetent leaders.
  21. Individuals must be treated justly.
  22. Commit to frequent improvements.
  23. Avoid military jargon, especially acronyms. They are alienating. Use language to inspire and provide evidence, including the best counter evidence.
  24. Reason. Avoid fanaticism. Those who dismiss ideas merely because the ideas offend them have a fanaticism problem.
  25. Ability and willingness to live off the land is a virtue.
  26. Ethical warriors must have a no surrender mentality.
  27. Support self-determination. Understand splintering, evolutionary egoism, psychological egoism, and misplaced altruism. 
  28. Assume politicians, billionaires, and mass media are almost always slanted away from the whole truth.
  29. Support philosophical diversity among ethical patriots, but keep aggressors, including infiltrators, from gaining control of institutions used for persuasion.
  30. Assume enemies are more clever than they appear. Avoid overconfidence. Think of moves by enemies and likely counter moves to your moves. If you have advantages in numbers, technologies, and economic productivity, your enemies are probably working to gain other advantages. Never be smug.
  31. Avoid ruminations, self-pity, wishful thinking, futility beliefs, and permanent ironic detachment.
  32. Do right acts despite fear, ennui, anxiety, and other helpful or harmful emotions.
  33. Remember that attacks often reveal you to others and expose you to counterattacks, including rhetorical attacks.
  34. Opportunity costs of unjust wars are often greater than the direct costs.
  35. Better alternatives probably exist than the ones being promoted.
  36. If a potential adversary engages in mercantilism, avoid trade with them beforehand. Mercantilism is a sign of egoism, Machiavellianism, and future aggression.
  37. Persuasion or assassination are usually better than war.
The details, of how and where to apply these tactics and strategies, fill thousands of books. Context matters. A super expert on World War II could tell you what a World War II commander should have done, even for some battles they never heard of because they understand the context of the war. If you take the same expert and transport them in a time machine to the eleventh century, they might struggle. They would know principles such as taking the high ground but know little about context. They wouldn't know the motivations of those around them. They wouldn't know who is trustworthy. They might not know the comparative strengths and weaknesses of weapons on various sides. They would not know how various sides had performed in previous battles. Etc.

Many of the strategies listed above do not apply to nuclear or biological warfare. But they do apply to the aftermath of nuclear or biological warfare. At some point during even the most gung ho nuclear war, the side that emerges most able to function, if any, would probably realize that further nuclear attacks would do more to poison their own land with radiation than harm their perceived enemies. In other words, they would not want winds to carry massive amounts of radiation back to their own lands. It is unlikely that even the most horrific nuclear war would kill every person on the planet. In the aftermath of nuclear wars, survivors would find themselves competing or cooperating with other survivors depending on their characters and ethnoracial traits, though some would attempt to be complete hermits. But we can't build or rebuild civilizations with hermits. The infrastructure for building more nuclear weapons would also likely be gone. Many would find themselves in local turf and resource conflicts where conventional military tactics and strategies would reemerge since hungry, desperate individuals would not play the asinine game of counterinsurgency warfare. Unethical insurgents and the "civilians" who aid them would get scorched earth treatment, not kid gloves treatment. The contemporary lobbies for long distance interventionism and counterinsurgency war profiteering would be gone. Groups of survivors clinging to contemporary norms will find themselves exploited and wiped out.

It should be obvious by now that almost every Western military strategist for over half a century has stunk up the place. Yet they keep getting paid and socially promoted.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Marriage Policies and Gay Marriage

Though many individuals have short political memories, if you're reading this blog, you probably remember the massive media coverage given to the government supported gay marriage issue a few years ago. By coverage, I mean the deluge of slurs and straw person attacks directed against anyone who criticized this new frontier of equality.

The short history: for decades, gays regarded marriage as an oppressive, patriarchal heterosexual institution. Then more gays discovered that marriage has financial benefits, including tax benefits and often health insurance for spouses. In a geological blink of an eye, heterosexuals went from being demonized for supporting marriage to being demonized for failing to support government funded gay marriage.

Given the gay desire for and gay availability of promiscuous sex, gay partners must be careful they don't get ripped off in marriage. Partners gain tax benefits and one partner often gains health insurance, but a potential cost is divorce, where one partner takes a large chunk of the other's assets. Many gays likely engage in assortative class mating to avoid financial pitfalls. Many have open marriages of semi-convenience.

But jealousy happens.

Gays often have excessive self-interest. That interior decorating doesn't get done for free. When physical anthropologist Greg Cochran argues, homosexuality is hell on genetic fitness, what he also states or implies is that gays provide little help to their breeding relatives. Gay estrangement from relatives results from more than intolerance on both sides.

What to do:

  1. governments should get out the marriage tax entitlement business (along with most other existing tax entitlements). Marriage tax entitlements are an inefficient way to help families with minor children, especially since many married couples have no minor children. Instead, the government should use tax entitlements and other policies to promote eugenics. Eventually, governments should abandon the marriage business altogether, leaving marriage to private entities. Marriage has great value, but its value should not be based on government policies that encourage divorce and gold digging. Alimony and palimony must be banned.
  2. health care within a society must not be based on who your relatives are.
  3. "But without government run marriage, a hospital can keep my partner from visiting me as I'm dying." Simple solution: require everyone to put a list of those who can and cannot visit on their government ID and in their medical records.
  4. Women are hypergamous, that is, they believe they deserve the partners they consider best, no matter how far from the best those men or women are. Government run marriage encourages women to divorce, legally steal a man's assets, and move in with supposedly better man. It requires men to pay child support when cuckolded. It also grants marriages quickly and with little thought. Private entities, especially churches, are more likely to require counseling and waiting periods before marriage, leading to better marriages and beneficial break ups before harmful marriages occur. Churches should be strict about marriage, willing to tell some couples they are not a good match. Some men are also hypergamous.

Compared to nonwhite invasions and other aspects of cultural Marxism, government supported gay marriage is of minor import. But the debate reeks, partly because it was yet another example of activists achieving their goals by demonizing opposition and excluding the best counterarguments from public consciousness. And also because some Christians incited counter-demagoguery, while maintaining their support for far worse aspects of cultural Marxism. Evangelicals continue to grandstand on gay marriage while lives and societies fall into ruin from ethnoracial diversity.

Activists should seldom be rewarded for despicable rhetoric, no matter which sides they belong to.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Multiculturalists Open a New Diversity Is Strength Rhetorical Front

Mike Males asserts, based on his false cause analysis, that "whites in predominantly white and Trump-voting counties are 50% more likely to die from murder, gun violence and drug overdoses than whites who live in the most diverse and Democratic-voting counties."

"Correspondingly, the white Americans who are safest from such deaths are those who live in racially diverse areas such as Los Angeles, New York and Chicago[.]"

"Rates of homicides, gun killings and illicit-drug fatalities are highest in counties where nine in 10 residents are white and where President Trump won."

Translated to truth instead of cultural Marxism: old, poor, lonely, unhealthy, alienated, lower IQ, lower conscientiousness whites are far more likely to die from drug overdoses and gun suicides than young, healthy, wealthy, connected, higher IQ, higher conscientiousness whites. Whites are less likely to die from murder in white areas, ceteris paribus, so don't conflate murder with the far more frequent gun suicides and drug overdoses. The overwhelming majority of interracial stranger on stranger murders involve non-white perpetrators. Many stranger on stranger murders in diverse areas go unsolved, adding to the disparity. Less than 40 percent of murders in Baltimore were cleared in 2016.

Males doesn't even mention the word suicide, the cause of 64 percent of US gun deaths overall and much more than 64 percent for whites. Many white gun deaths are justifiable euthanasia. Some situations are worse than death, including living with severe, chronic health problems. Healthy individuals fail to comprehend how horrible severe, chronic illnesses are. Many gun suicides occur after retirees move to cheaper, whiter rural areas or when ill individuals move back to their non-diverse home towns to receive help from white relatives.

Young, healthy, wealthy, high IQ rentiers and professionals in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles avoid the diverse, low functioning parts of those cities. They live in safer, wealthier low diversity areas such as Manhattan. And they form safer friendships with individuals similar to themselves.

Most violent interracial crimes against whites are committed against children, prisoners, and whites with male nonwhite partners. Those crimes are seldom counted in crime stats.

Much loneliness and alienation results from technology, plus multicultural control of media, schools, and other institutions, so there are even more factors to disentangle. Even whites living in all white areas face the destructive specter of multiculturalism hanging over them from their electronic gadgets. Multiculturalism makes whites alienated from most good beliefs, replacing them with consumerism and totalitarian multiculturalism, including Islam.

Males' analysis produced a 50 and a 90 percent stat. I'm instantly suspicious of stats that claim 50 or 90 or 99 percent of something because most such stats usually are fabricated, especially given the anti-white slurs in his argument.

Moving to a diverse area won't reduce ethical problems. Diversity makes them worse.

More important, as I recently wrote, nonwhite rule combined with nonwhite majorities creates tyranny and the genocide of whites. The harms of diversity will rise exponentially in the future.

Males provides fallacious grist for individuals who like to think white America outside their wealthy, pseudo-diverse enclaves is Deliverance.

Fortunately, some of us are not that gullible. Some of us know we should tease out IQ, age, race, health, income and other factors before jumping to conclusions.