Trigger warning (snicker), politics ahead.
The Greek myth of King Midas is a powerful reminder of unintended consequences. Apollo offers a wish to King Midas, who chooses that everything he touches turns to gold. Apollo reluctantly grants it. Unfortunately, this applies to everything: family members, food, and beverages also turn to gold as soon as King Midas touches them. What at first seems to be a great idea turns out to be a disaster. Even if King Midas had more sensibly wished to make this ability selective, hyperinflation would’ve resulted.
How does this principle apply to things today? Roosh’s Brilliant Takedown Of Feminism From An Old Man highlights an article by a witty commentator concerning feminism and hookup culture. Did getting everything they wanted make feminists happy?
What I don’t get is, why are gals bitching? This is the world they wanted. They clawed and scratched and burned their bras and had court cases and threw fits to get exactly what they have. They hated men because, they said, men weren’t letting them copulate frantically like men had always wanted them to. Men, or more likely their mothers, didn’t let them make themselves unattractive by dressing like hod-carriers and swearing like sailors. Finally men gave in and now women hate them for that. Whatever happened to gratitude?
So for men agreeing to change society like feminists wanted, it turned out to be a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” proposition.
Since cultural Marxists are never happy about anything, no matter how much society gives in to them, there will always be new demands. This led me to thinking about what would happen if some of the wishes of Social Justice Warriors – and their ultra-wealthy globalist masters – were granted. Earlier I’ve discussed what would happen if a Marxist-Leninist government assumes control in the USA. Here are some other thought experiments.
Total acceptance of the GLBT agenda
Scenario: All religious and cultural opposition to homosexuality disappears overnight.
Likely results: Acceptance leads to experimentation – it’s “just a different thing”, after all – and soon male bisexuality becomes as commonplace as it was in ancient Greece. Guys find it easier to hook up than ever, this time with other guys (lacking earlier inhibitions) and their target market doubles. Most men still prefer women, given the choice, but dealing with bad attitudes is out of the question now.
The gay bars and “bath houses” are overflowing, with new ones sprouting up like mushrooms. Men usually blow and bugger each other, rather than try to impress stuck-up women. Sales of condoms and lube skyrocket. Straight nightclubs are full of chicks wondering where all the dudes went. Men everywhere are refusing to deal with flakiness and hostility. The demand for strapons and vibrators rises accordingly, but women soon miss the wining and dining and all the other perks they got from men.
The effect on society is profound, once a man’s hairy butt is seen as an okay alternative to a woman’s holy chalice. The straight sexual marketplace collapses like the stock market tanked on Black Tuesday. The economic bubble fueled by male thirst and feminism bursts. Even cyber-porn websites – today’s greatest sexual marketplace safety valve – start going the way of the horse and buggy. They’re unnecessary after masses of men understand that the love that dare not speak its name is just another clean, wholesome way to have fun.
Although there’s still some demand for pretty women, game-playing and nasty behavior will no longer be tolerated. Bringing only good looks and the possibility of sex to the table just isn’t enough any more. The freebies that women got from courtship dry up overnight, and the Friend Zone becomes a weed-choked vacant lot. Nubile women are treated as if they’d hit The Wall, and the middle-aged are invisible. Shock and horror erupts. Even college-age women fall from their pedestal, and it’s a long way down. Women start adjusting their attitudes, scrambling to hold onto what remains of their market share.
Lesson: If all guys refused to deal with flakiness and hostility, that would bring about a long-overdue market correction. Mass sodomy isn’t required; just unity.
Reparations for slavery are granted
Scenario: In recognition of the injustice of the institution of slavery, American politicians give every Black citizen a million dollars.
Likely results: At first, there’s rejoicing from Harlem to Watts. However, soon some bitterly grumble that it isn’t enough for what happened a century and a half ago. Arguments are made about whether or not recent arrivals from Africa and the Caribbean are entitled. Some Whites, trying to get a slice of the pie, fraudulently claim distant Black ancestry. Calls for genetic testing and fractional payments according to proportion of African DNA result in mass squabbling, until the idea is dropped.
Then the bill comes due, and forty trillion dollars of largesse is quite a chunk of change. You could terraform Mars with that kind of swag. This, and the fact that nobody who isn’t descended from a slave owner can be held accountable even if we assume that collective guilt is valid, means that it’s impossible to pay for it thorough taxation. To ease the burden, a few conservatives suggest deducting the inflation-adjusted cost of welfare and other public assistance payments to the Black community since LBJ’s time, but they get shouted down.
Ultimately, the government has to print up the forty trillion bucks, robbing the public by means more indirect than taxation. (When anyone else does that, it’s called counterfeiting. They hate competition.) Prices skyrocket, causing the inflation from “quantitative easing” that propped up the stock market since 2008 – largely hidden by statistical fuzzy math – to seem like nothing. Savings and retirement accounts are devastated by hyperinflation. As for the recipients, there is a spending boom. However, if the outcome of many lottery winners is considered as an example, conditions mostly revert to the mean within two years. Smoldering resentments are the only lasting result.
Lesson: Slavery was rotten, but collective guilt is still bullshit.
Unlimited migration from Muslim countries into Europe
Scenario: Europe drops all immigration restrictions and opens the borders to the Middle East and North Africa, in accordance with the Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan.
Likely results: We have a precedent to guide us, and I’ll make a long story short. After the thousand-year old Byzantine Empire was conquered, the Islamic Caliphate feasted on its corpse for a few centuries. The Sultans lived high on the hog in opulent decadence, partying like it was 999. The dhimmis were double-taxed for jizya “protection money”, sometimes enslaved, and their boys were shanghaied for janissaries. However, the empire began to stagnate and eventually crumble. The Middle East became a backwater until oil was discovered.
Formerly, the invaders fought their way in with swords and spears. Today, they’re welcomed in by corrupt politicians, disregarding the will of the public that elected them and trying to cover their tracks.
Suppose the limited numbers of “refugees” and “asylum seekers” becomes unlimited. Then Europe is transformed forever, much faster than is happening now. One country after another replaces parliamentary democracy with sharia law. Any attempt to resist causes massive riots by the truculent newcomers.
The native cultures, overrun and outbred, slowly start disappearing. In some ways, Islam was a force of progress back in the 7th Century, but that was kind of a while ago. Stagnation sets in. Eventually, the light of culture that once was Europe finally flickers out, and its engine of creativity sputters out, all gone with its people. The future inhabitants will then live in a place just like the one their forefathers left for greener pastures.
Lesson: You can only feast on a corpse for so long.
The “Aztlan” movement assumes control in the Southwest and secedes
Scenario: Although some irredentist territorial claims have been made all the way to Kansas, for this thought experiment we’ll say that California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas secede. These are the most likely places, given the effect of decades of Hispanic immigration (legal and otherwise), anchor babies, and differential fertility rates.
Likely results: If the USA has any fight left by then, a civil war breaks out that makes the last one seem like a picnic.
If the politicians keep acting the way they’ve been acting, then this goes unchallenged. Aztlan quickly makes Spanish the official language, forcing out many civil servants and opening positions for cronies to hop on the gravy train. Corruption climbs to the Latin American average. The infrastructure starts to deteriorate. Aztlan resorts to desperate measures, perhaps exorbitant graduated taxation, attempts to shake down the remaining USA for tribute money as foreign aid or whatever, or more territorial demands.
The remaining “gringos” flee Aztlan, and Hispanics elsewhere face sporadic persecution. In the USA, the establishment politicians are thoroughly discredited and perhaps end up kicking the wind beneath lampposts. As for Aztlan, it soon resembles Mexico and the Central American countries that the immigrants left to get away from.
Lesson: Don’t invite someone to your house if he thinks he owns the place.
Distinct races disappear
Scenario: The pan-gaeic melting pot becomes a pressure cooker, causing races to blend into one.
Likely results: John Lennon asked us to imagine a world without nations. The song’s idea is that if there were no countries (and presumably no races, a likely corollary given Lennon’s personal choices), as well as no possessions and no religions, then there will be nothing to fight about ever again. (And I have a bridge for sale in Brooklyn too, ooh ooh oo-oo-oo…) It’s too bad if you value any of those things, of course… The idea gets Social Justice Warriors harder than even tentacle porn does, especially the “no races” suicide edict.
Let’s say the self-proclaimed champions of diversity get their wish. Borders vanish, and humanity blends like a gaseous diffusion. There’s just one problem. Mixing everyone in a multicultural pressure cooker like goulash overcooked into mush means no more diversity. What little remains of the culture is the least common denominator: hamburgers, television, and pop music. Even Theodor Adorno, one of the evil-on-a-stick founding fathers of cultural Marxism, would’ve wept bitterly at that.
Along with all of the world’s unique cultures, their genetic distinctness is gone forever. Englishmen, Italians, Swedes, Koreans, Navajos, Gypsies, Kurds, Zulus, Jews, and everyone else are a fading memory. Everyone looks the same; the whole world turned as gray as the mind of a Social Justice Warrior. If a global civilizational collapse occurs – which this may well cause – then after tens of thousands of years, evolution will bring new races once again along geographical lines. Hopefully one or two of them will have the scientific chops to get the technological ball rolling once again.
That mad scheme is unlikely to be fully implemented globally. Note that SJWs aren’t demanding more Syrians in Haiti, more Hmong in El Salvador, more Mexicans in Vietnam, etc. This should give you a hint as to what they really want. The likely result of the Western world’s current trajectory – if we don’t arise and stop it – will be the emergence of numerous half-caste ethnicities, along with depleted remainders of unmixed populations, with everyone squabbling louder than before.
If the dysfunctional SJW freaks wreck their own society, any nations that don’t buy into the multicultural suicide pact survive. The Chinese and Japanese, unified and free of political correctness, probably come out on top. Hopefully they set up a big museum for European and American culture so someone can remember who we once were.
Lesson: The diversity of distinct nations all around the world is a good thing; making humanity a biological stir-fry is not.
The globalists assume total control
Scenario: Today’s ultra-powerful and ultra-wealthy, numbering perhaps 3000 worldwide, permanently lock down control and crush all opposition.
Likely results: With tight censorship, domestic spying, and microchipping justified as a security measure after some “terrorist events”, the gloves come off. Eventually the pretense of managed democracy can be dropped. National sovereignty is erased and a global oligarchical dictatorship emerges. The New World Order becomes a harsher version of Brave New World. Rebellions are crushed brutally, sometimes with WMDs. Opposition leaders (including former SJWs who have second thoughts about it all) disappear as soon as they emerge. Traditional religions are retooled with New Age mushiness, or scrapped entirely.
The “haves” become even more insanely wealthy, and the rest of the world becomes a global peasantry. The planet looks like a squalid slum with small islands of posh gated communities. The only middle class left are the military, technicians keeping the ball rolling, and toadies on the gravy train to run public service and the propaganda machine. Bread and circuses are the carrot, and repression is the stick. Since the underclass is no longer necessary as a voting bloc, welfare is cut down to the bone, driving recipients into the sweatshops for a subsistence income. Retirement is abolished, and anyone older than 75 loses medical benefits. All this is implemented gradually; the globalists have lots of experience with boiling a lobster alive by turning up the heat very slowly.
Today’s elites are fairly cordial with each other, working out of public view to accumulate more wealth and power. However, when they get total control, turf wars develop. With insanely greedy plutocrats having nothing left to do to subjugate the public or carve out new economic territories, their revolution starts devouring itself. Three thousand kings are too many for one planet. The oligarchy will shrink, as they rub each other out like warring Mafia factions. A 1984-style state of perpetual war might develop.
Assuming it doesn’t go nuclear at some point, and assuming the public doesn’t rise and lynch them all, the oligarchs might work out a peerage system and decide who’s boss. As the centuries go by, the plebeians will become stupid and servile, and the ruling class might become as inbred as the Spanish royalty during the Renaissance.
Lesson: It’s time to get the globalists off our backs.
I don’t particularly like any of these outcomes. Let’s keep them from happening. If you’re faced with a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” choice – either holding firm against unwise demands and getting criticized, or giving in and enduring the chaos that follows – then hold firm and endure the criticism.