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Biospenglerianism

Dr. Edward Dutton

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We know from Spengler that each great civilization goes through a cycle: hard times create strong men, strong men create good times, good times create weak men. On the Dissident Right, our belief is in personal responsibility, in taking ownership for who and what we are. If we accept this intellectually, it gives us a blind spot with regard to biology and just how immutable heritability is, however. Blood trumps culture and policy, even naked power. Heritability is the ultimate red-pill, and in some ways the ultimate black-pill (and then a white-pill).

Recently, I’ve been listening to Dr. Edward Dutton, who goes by the moniker The Jolly Heretic on YouTube. He’s quite a pleasant chap, bright and jovial. What’s even more important is that he brings a whole load of data we’ve previously lacked from the HBD angle. We can recite by heart the racial differences in intelligence, but human biodiversity doesn’t end there. What’s of particular interest in this article are the intraracial differences in religiosity and mutant loads.

Dr. Dutton has produced a remarkable research paper, “The Mutant Says In His Heart – There Is No God.” You can read the article, or watch Dr. Dutton’s summary on YouTube, but here’s my dime-store summation: atheism (and other forms of non-conformist religiosity) is the result of a high mutant load, which is to say, the amount of the genome of a particular human who has mutated. The paper establishes this by exploring religiosity rates in people who have high mutational loads (determined through phenotypic expressions such as autism, left handedness, fluctuating asymmetry, poor immune systems, autoimmune disorders, etc.), finding that they tend to be irreligious or hold beliefs in the paranormal. Yes, you read right, folks. The fedora-tipping types who use terms like Christard are mutants, and not the kind that shoot lasers out of their dicks, but rather the type who are unfit to live in a pre-industrial society. The red A on their lapels doesn’t stand for adultery as in days of yore, nor for atheism as they claim, but rather for autism, asthma, or autoimmune disorder.

While it’s always good to relive the old high school glory days and do Darwin’s will by putting the nerdy mutants in their place, we have to  move on to the serious problems this implies for civilization. Dr. Dutton’s paper is based on research by Dr. Michael Woodley of Menie, which speaks of “social epistasis.” Its dictionary definition is that “epistasis is an interaction between nonallelic genes, especially an interaction in which one gene suppresses the expression of another,” according to its dictionary definition. Essentially, what is meant is that expression of mutant genes retards the expression of non-mutant genes in other organisms by disrupting the social group of the organism with the mutated genes, or in even plainer language, mutants spreading unhealthy memes among non-mutants decreases the reproductive success not only of mutants, but also of non-mutants who are part of the same social group. Again, this is concisely explained by both good doctors on YouTube.

I was immediately reminded of Jason Köhne’s (better known as No White Guilt) idea of meme pathogens infecting the minds of young white people and forcing them to behave in anti-white, anti-natalist ways. Atheism is such a pathogen: it radically reduces fertility and ethnocentrism. Feminism is such a pathogen for much the same reasons. Democracy, socialism, xenophilia, materialism – these are all dangerous ideas which can decrease fertility and fitness even in otherwise healthy, unmutated men and women through this process of epistasis, where the mutant genes in one person express themselves as pathological memes which proliferate throughout society.

Whence these mutants, then? Parental age, especially paternal age, seems to be one big source. Otherwise healthy men possess more errors in the meiotic process when they produce sperm at an older age, and 35 seems to be the cutoff for older. This should motivate you boys to reproduce early – yes, of course we’ve technically got more time than the women, but not really, especially if we want strong, masculine sons who can do a foeman in with a single punch. And we sure as excrement do not want sons who tip their fedoras and respeck whamen while shaming the family name with their asthmatic wheezes, in the middle of the footie match, no less. So, get to breeding, lads.

But more importantly, we’re no longer subject to pre-industrial – which is to say Malthusian – selection pressures in which the aforementioned fedora-adorned mutants would die en masse before their first birthday due to their weak immune systems. But now we live in a crystal-clean world full of antibiotics, where there’s nary a germ to bother these gammy half-men, and the ruthless gods of nature cannot touch them, leaving them free to spread their memetic poison. And their memetic poison is killing them, for the mutants depend on civilization to survive. They can’t survive in the dirt, they can’t survive without penicillin, and they can’t survive without steroid inhalers. Even more importantly, without the mostly non-mutant police to shield them, they can’t survive the righteous retribution of the faithful for the incessant mocking of our gods.

What’s more, these meme pathogens that they spread undermine the very industrial civilization that they depend on, given that they tend to infect the highest IQ non-mutants. Intelligent women, who’d normally have many intelligent children, put off reproduction while they quixotically pursue the privilege of being the most productive slave of global capital. They call this empowerment. Intelligent men shun churchgoing, where they’re likely to meet intelligent, healthy women and reproduce, instead engaging in various forms of degeneracy. Even if they resist globohomo by being masculine, they’re sidetracked by carving notches on their bedposts, playing videogames, or other release valves for masculine energies. The meme pathogens also undermine the ethnocentrism even of non-mutants, making the social group vulnerable to infiltration and immigration/invasion. It’s not just society’s IQ, but rather the willingness to survive which mutants and their meme pathogens sap.

And here we go back to Spengler, and we have to reformulate his central insight to explain this new biospenglerian paradigm:

  1. Malthusian conditions of natural selection create healthy men.
  2. Healthy men build industrial societies.
  3. Industrial societies allow the proliferation of mutants.
  4. Mutants create Malthusian conditions of natural selection.

Surely, something must be done about these mutants. How about a eugenics program? Well, no. As the good doctors Dutton and Woodley of Menie point out, the result of any attempt by a government to institute a eugenics program is a foregone conclusion in a democracy where mutants vote, and more importantly, have the ability to release meme pathogens and manipulate low-IQ voters. In effect, the expression of mutant genes ensures the proliferation of mutant genes until society collapses.

This article began as an attempt to refute Hunter Wallace’s response to my earlier article on the accelerationism of the Yang Gang, as well as Greg Johnson’s essay on money for nothing. It was supposed to restate Mencius Moldbug’s insights into industrial society’s employment problem, specifically the issue of what to do with all these low-IQ people who are unemployable in an industrial and post-industrial society. Moldbug offers us the following six solutions: Option A – let them die. Option B – give ‘em money for nothing (which includes Universal Basic Income [UBI]). Option C – create government make-work. Option D – do what the US government is doing now (you gotta read Moldbug’s post to get a full picture, I’m afraid). Option E – restrict foreign trade in order to protect jobs (and beyond just the token tariffs and concessions which Trump has won). Option F – restrict technology to protect jobs.

Moldbug prefers a combination of options E and F to solve the problems. However, the reason why these things would fail, as would any other option except a combination of options B and D, is hidden in his objection to option C, which isn’t really an objection but rather a realistic description of the impossibility of implementing it. Option C, creating make-work, is an option open only to strong governments. By the way, so are options E and F. Options C, E, and F also solve many of the problems of degeneracy. Personally, I support option B for the same reason that Moldbug opposes it. Idle hands do the devil’s work, and I want many idle hands to perform much labor in service of Old Scratch, right in the heart and spine of the American hegemony. YangGang, Hail Satan, and secure the bag.

Our illustrious Editor-in-Chief, Greg Johnson, tries to avoid the problem of idle hands increasing productivity in Lucifer’s Workshop by suggesting a eugenics program, but as we learn from the biospenglerian paradigm, this cannot be done, because the mutants will ratchet up the meme pathogen generation to rile up the low-IQ masses against it. Only a strong government can implement this program, but then we wouldn’t really have to have UBI. If we have the muscle, we can just as easily restrict foreign trade, technology, or just invent make-work.

Ultimately, it would appear that only the cleansing fire of a civilization-ending war will purge the mutants from among us. Once the mutants are dealt with, we will have a strong government again. I’ll reiterate my desire for a Yang victory here, for accelerationist reasons. Money for nothing doesn’t solve the problem of idle hands, which are a much bigger threat to public order than financial destitution – Toyotomi Hideyoshi sent the many ronin of Japan off to Korea to thin out their numbers, because he feared what armed, trained men struggling to break the tedium of a peaceful life could do. Boredom can drive men to stupid stunts; sometimes, even to anti-social stunts.

I still welcome the YangGang as a sign of the Dissident Right repudiating whiggery and Americanism. To support $1,000 dollars a month for nothing, even ironically, is revolutionary, especially for someone who three years ago would have thrown you out of a helicopter for supporting state-built roads. But let’s not kid ourselves here. The mutants are among us and will prevent any form of restoration that doesn’t include lots and lots of bloodshed. That’s the black pill. The white pill is that if the gods have smiled upon you, and you have the kind of immune system that can withstand the onslaught of germs in the absence of modern hygiene and medicine, you’ll live a glorious life of internecine tribal warfare, where women glow and men plunder. And out of that festival of violence will arise something new, something that will replace the decadent and dying West. Make that something white.

24 Comments

  1. Lord Shang
    Posted April 1, 2019 at 12:23 am | Permalink

    Please explain (anyone) this “internet-ese”:

    “Heritability is the ultimate red-pill, and in some ways the ultimate black-pill (and then a white-pill).”

    By “redpill” is meant awakening to reality (I think; I saw The Matrix when it first was released 2 decades ago). By “blackpill” is meant … what? A sense of nihilistic despair? And by “whitepill” is meant … becoming pro-white?

  2. drogger
    Posted March 25, 2019 at 2:38 am | Permalink

    Finally, an article that understands the problem: Western civilization.

    If we win, we can build something better. But first we need to collapse what is standing to make way.

    Western chauvinists be damned. I want no part.

  3. Mental Patient
    Posted March 24, 2019 at 11:27 am | Permalink

    Great article, but I question that you would be more likely to meet sensible women in church. Christianity has gone a bit liberal in the West…

  4. John Public
    Posted March 23, 2019 at 11:08 pm | Permalink

    Dutton is one of those great theoreticians like Jaynes, Rushton, and Wilson which are becoming ever rarer. (The big-picture theoreticians have already disappeared: St Darwin was the last.)

    He’s either a crank who is radically overgeneralizing the use of one tool for all purposes, or a legitimate genius. I tend to think he’s the latter, and his work is the first step towards synthesizing Life History Theory, Genetic Similarity Theory, eugenics, and epigenetics towards an end I’ve already seen: the ‘r/K seesaw’ which history rides.

  5. Vauquelin
    Posted March 22, 2019 at 5:15 am | Permalink

    Really cutting edge article chock full of novel ideas. Jeelvy is quickly becoming one of my favorite contributors to this site.

  6. Rhodok
    Posted March 22, 2019 at 3:57 am | Permalink

    I am not convinced that accelerationism can work in any significant way. The point is that accelerationism will speed up economic decline, but not necessarily the genetic decline. The final collapse of the left will come when the mutational reaches a point where the population can no longer sustain the technology necessary to keep them alive. An economic collapse without a dysgenic collapse will probably be followed by an economic rebound. But an economic collapse could result in more government intervention and a stronger government in general. Less freedom.

    So imo there is a danger that accelerationism results in less freedom, without a significant speed up of the final collapse.

    • Benjamin
      Posted March 23, 2019 at 10:00 am | Permalink

      Accellerationism is a positive, but its not a binary situation.

      Some forms of accellerationism are good for us, whereas others are not good.

      As the old saying goes: “it’s the dose that makes the poison”

  7. haddox
    Posted March 22, 2019 at 1:50 am | Permalink

    Enjoyed the men at work drop at the very end. Some subtly brilliant shite there, mate.

  8. Vehmgericht
    Posted March 22, 2019 at 1:24 am | Permalink

    What you are advocating has more in common with the ‘White Sharia’ abomination than anything admirable in Western Civilisation.

    We cannot all be lusty caveman or blond beasts: and let’s not be so eager to toss aside Plato, Newton, Beethoven, Nietzsche and those other ‘mutants’ fertile with divine art, ideas, or even just good socratic midwives.

    • Benjamin
      Posted March 23, 2019 at 10:06 am | Permalink

      Having been in the WN scene since 2012, what I’ve learned over the years is this: don’t take most things absolutely at face value.

      Adopt a nuanced view of things.

      There are different degrees of correctness and, quite often, right-wing writers make use of hyperbole in order to shock the reader (and the leftist reader who might stumble upon it), make a given talking-point more poignant, etc.

      HBD and these hyper-materialist, hyper-scientific ideologies certainly have their place and are well worth considering. However, if you get too into them, you’ll go crazy. Like the college student who takes an “abnormal psychology” course and starts self-diagnosing themselves with every single “mental disorder” under the sun due to paranoia or hypochondriac personality traits.

      • John Public
        Posted March 23, 2019 at 11:10 pm | Permalink

        I’m one of those that actually has gone crazy with hyper-Darwinism. I stared in to the abyss until it stared back at me, and I lost.

  9. nineofclubs
    Posted March 21, 2019 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

    Some fascinating ideas here.

    The notion of left handed people as mutants – and thus being more susceptible to not just odd ideas, but also to becoming less fertile, is surely groundbreaking.

    Equally intriguing is the concept that effete societies generate such mutations at a higher rate. Seems like the French research that found mutant left-handedness much more prevalent in war-like societies got it all wrong.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1634940/

    Dr Dutton also breaks new ground by finding that mutants tend to be either irreligious (not religious) or holding paranormal beliefs (religious). Since that pretty much covers the whole population, he CAN’T be wrong. This is why we need to be teaching kids STEM in school, folks. Without minds like Dutton’s leading a Western science revival, we’re doomed to a future of mediocrity.

    Someone get Dr Dutton a Nobel Prize, stat.

    • Whig Supremacist
      Posted March 21, 2019 at 6:08 pm | Permalink

      @nineofclubs

      Glad someone said it.

      (Counter-signaling “whiggery” is bad enough but being against “materialism?” This is the worst of the worst D&D NRx from a decade ago. All those pot-shots at fedora-tipping is the clearest example of projection yet.)

      The people who say you can find high IQ women at church are the type that like to talk about attending church on their reactionary blogs but who haven’t actually stepped foot in a church for decades, if ever as an adult.

      Those of us into reality understand the wish-fulfillment and lies of these types.

      • Posted March 22, 2019 at 6:04 am | Permalink

        Yeah, us NRx types are delusional liars. The world really needs more whiggery (liberalism, secularism and republicanism) and materialism and we should all look to have children with the careerist high IQ shrews working HR. Makes perfect sense.

        • Whig Supremacist
          Posted March 22, 2019 at 6:44 am | Permalink

          @Jeelvy

          Yes, obviously, we need more liberalism – in case you haven’t noticed, we’re being censored because the liberal ideal of free speech is no longer operative. Counter-signaling republics as a government style? How is “God-Emperor Trump” working out, and how useful are Dungeons & Dragons fantasies about “monarchies” really?

          Most NRxers are, in fact, secular. Even the pretend Catholics don’t believe their own religion, because they are to a man sedevacantists, which according to long-standing Catholic belief makes them all hell-bound heretics. Which they clearly don’t actually believe, so it’s just more pretend-playing.

          More “materialism” – i.e., reality – and less fantasy would certainly be useful right now. Being against “materialism” *is* fedora-tipping autism.

        • Lord Shang
          Posted April 1, 2019 at 12:56 am | Permalink

          What we actually need is more REAL conservatism. Real conservatism hasn’t even been tried in the US, at least since the wonderful 1920s.

          Anyway, this author needs to reread his Revilo Oliver. Dr. Oliver understood that the more extreme your position, the fewer adherents you would gain, and thus the less effective you would be in the actual world. This article was just more neo-Nietzschean Far Right posturing. Anyone who thinks blackpilling will do anything to save America has very little understanding of America (which was always true of the far Left, but increasingly seems true for the alt-right, too). Insulting people with disabilities is going to appeal to heavily Christian Middle Americans, the largest identifiable White group in the country ? Absurd.

          The key is first, to separate out actual White survival from all the “noise” that too often surrounds it (paganism, atheism, hyper-masculinism, conspiracism, anti-capitalism and now UBI-ism, to some extent even eugenicism and even JQ/counter-semitism); then build up the moral case for White Protectionist politicking; and finally, get out in the real world making converts by BEING NORMAL while stressing the rationality and reasonableness of ethnonationalism, as well as the fact that White rights, liberties and bodies are under ceaseless attack.

          Jared Taylor is really a model here.

          From any Christian ethical perspective, we hold the moral high ground. Far too much pro-White theorizing needlessly relinquishes this inherent advantage.

    • curri
      Posted March 22, 2019 at 6:02 am | Permalink

      From Nature: “Among the Jula (Dioula) people of Burkina Faso, the most peaceful tribe studied, where the murder rate is 1 in 100,000 annually, left-handers make up 3.4% of the population. But in the Yanomami tribe of Venezuela, where more than 5 in 1,000 meet a violent end each year, southpaws account for 22.6%. Faurie and Raymond report their findings in the Proceedings of the Royal Society.”

      A non-violent black tribe has been found!

      • John Public
        Posted March 23, 2019 at 11:13 pm | Permalink

        Ohmigod you found the unicorn

  10. Angriff
    Posted March 21, 2019 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    Great article. This viewpoint is absolutely the way to understand Yang; Hunter Wallace has gone completely off the rails into some vision of robots powering a worldwide Garden of Eden with UBI now which is amusing. People correctly saw that Trump was basically the last shot at saving the current system (though an honest analysis would say IMO that this isn’t even desirable as it’s comparable to brain surgery to remove a tumor from a 90 year old). Now that Trump hasn’t accomplished anything towards actually preserving the core white population of the US, people are ready to vote for someone like Yang just to watch things burn. And, as a bonus, you might even get $1000 per month to help you prepare a lifeboat to get off of this sinking ship and hopefully survive the upcoming turmoil.

    • John Public
      Posted March 23, 2019 at 11:18 pm | Permalink

      Trump was a system pressure safety.

      He was chosen/allowed because there was a chance of true radicalization and revolt if HRC or Bernie were elected, but the fact that White people have been able to live vicariously through Trump and think he was a Great White Hope have kept them on their asses for another four years at least. Keep them on their asses until they can’t stand up when they try – that’s the motto.

      Look at the collapse of the Alt-right (and even CC web traffic) after Trump’s inauguration as opposed to before. He was, in the end, a bad thing for our folk: a bandage that made the wound look better enough that the patient delayed seeking treatment until it was too late.

      Pretty much anyone else was a surgical retractor with a salt-pouring attachment.

  11. lucinda-othala
    Posted March 21, 2019 at 7:31 am | Permalink

    “But more importantly, we’re no longer subject to pre-industrial – which is to say Malthusian – selection pressures in which the aforementioned fedora-adorned mutants would die en masse before their first birthday due to their weak immune systems.”

    I always take great amusement in the horrified expressions on people’s faces when I tell them that any decent, moral civilisation would probably have left me to die on a hill as an infant. As, I suppose, a ‘low-level mutant’ [physically-healthy and, despite my progress, mentally-ill and mildly autistic] I’m still debating whether or not it’s of greater worth for me to have white children with my long-term partner or to outright remove myself from the gene-pool. Though I believe I can reform myself to a decent extent by the time of collapse and hopefully stand a chance of raising and protecting a family, [In the space of half a year since I rejected the blackpill and educated myself about white identity and right-wing Traditionalism, I have already managed to almost entirely stop transmitting my degenerate mental state and start making positive differences to the lives of those I care for, for instance.] I suppose I’ll have to see what the near-future brings before making the final decision.
    My thanks and regards for this article, in any case 🙂

    • John Public
      Posted March 23, 2019 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

      Have children. Your of a high enough IQ to write that. Race and intelligence are eminently heritable, most mental illness are only mildly heritable. As a rule, if you’re smart enough to think about dysgenics, your contribution to the gene pool is not going to be dysgenic.

      Also, we need our folk to survive and grow.

      • lucinda-othala
        Posted March 25, 2019 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

        Yes, that’s the kind of reasoning I’m currently drawn to. Even if I do have some small dysgenic effect by having children, white civilisation will have the time to rectify that through the necessary means *after* it has secured its own existence – for which said children are vital – and in the event of major collapse, they must exist in the first place for them to contribute towards any effort at white rebirth in the aftermath.
        Thank you; your words have been both encouraging and helpful in consolidating my view on the issue for myself.

        • Stronza
          Posted April 11, 2019 at 9:17 pm | Permalink

          That a major collapse is coming is not in doubt, at least not by anyone with 2 brains to rub together. However, we can’t know who will survive. And even those who do, their lives will likely be hell on earth. I have decided I don’t want grandchildren anymore.

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