CONservatism in the USA is About to Experience Blowback

I have, in previous posts, written about how rigid world views pave the path for their own destruction. The CONservative world view is one example of a mindset which sorta worked in a low-communication, youth(sucker)-heavy society where technology driven improvements in living standard postponed the inevitable day of reckoning. However a series of social, economic, demographic and technological shifts over the last 30 years have put us on an accelerated course for the demise of this defunct ideology and its believers.

The home stretch of the demise of every failed ideology has one thing in common- overreach by its followers.

A series of events beginning with the contentious 2000 election in the USA have started a self-accelerating process of overreach by CONservatives that is leading up to their demise. The rest of this post describes the confluence of beliefs, demography and external events which is behind this final and fatal CONservative overreach.

Let me take you back to 1999-2000 (12-11 years ago) when the world was similar yet different. While many of today’s positive trends (shaved pussies, blowjobs galore) were emerging in that era, so were the negative trends. These ranged from the final repeal of the Glass–Steagall Act, accelerated fictionalization.. I mean financialization of the economy and the rise of rabid CONservatism amongst the white middle-class aka the second act of the second wind of american CONservatism.

I have noticed that many observers and commentators seem to forget that the “Reagan revolution” was only the first act in the second wind of american CONservatism. His major support came from older and middle-aged whites and if you do some arithmetic, a 35-50 year old person in the early 1980s would have to be born in the 1930s-mid 1940s. This generation was too young to fight in WW2 but old enough to hit the post-WW2 economic jackpot. This peculiar mix of later ‘silent-generation’ and early ‘baby-boomers’ had a world view that was not quite as orthodox as their parents but nowhere as egalitarian as later generations.

Why did they vote for Reagan and enthusiastically embrace the ideologues behind his “revolution”?

Two reasons- One: They had never experienced the truly ugly side of capitalism as they were born after the New Deal. Two: They did not like uppity blacks, coloreds and other “minority” groups. They believed that electing Reagan and following the ideologies that guided him would usher in a white utopia where the colored would be put in their place and all would be well. In the beginning- that is exactly how things worked out as new drug laws put record number of black men in jail, law enforcement targeted colored people, “shiftless” white people were put in their place, the social security net for the ‘undesirables’ was shredded and the world did not fall apart. They did not know, then, that their chosen path would haunt them in their later years.

Initially things looked good as the period from 1980-1995 was marked by eCONomic growth, better technology, bigger houses and the fall of communism. They were therefore willing to ignore the emerging cracks in the system- from the loss of US manufacturing jobs, growing job insecurity, financialization of all aspects of the economy and breakup of old social mores. This emboldened many of the more “traditionalist” morons who in turn elected opportunists who were more than happy to use them for gaining more power. The demise of eastern-bloc communism in the late 1980s-early 1990s further boosted their self-confidence since they now believed that they had won the cold war because they were better and ‘chosen by god’.

The generation immediately after this demographic group, aka the bulk of baby boomers, saw the apparent success of CONservatism and took things up to the next level. The second and more predatory stage of american CONservatism began in the early to mid 1990s when baby boomers started to reach their peak income years. Election results in 1994 and the ‘Contract with America‘ by New Gingrich can, in hindsight, be seen as the official start of that era. It was characterized by more job insecurity, globalization and even greater financialization of the economy. However there was one major change from the previous era- it was much harder to openly abuse blacks and coloreds. Therefore the methods of discrimination and abuse had to appear more color neutral. This led to the beginning of widespread ‘zero tolerance’ policies, criminalization by bureaucratic regulations and militarization of police that we see today. The first modern attempts at large-scale suppression of black voters and restricting abortion also began around that time.

Some of these policies did have an unexpected (to many) side-effect. They gave a boost to employment in law enforcement, prosecution and incarceration which has since become a major economic force and lobby which keeps on getting larger at the expense of other sectors of the economy.

Then the inevitable happened and they ran out of enough blacks and coloreds to capture, prosecute and imprison to justify their growing size and budgets. This is when whites, first the poorer ones, started to get the type of attention that only blacks and colored used to receive in the past. It was at about this time that the “war on terror” began and allowed the unscrupulous to use it as a further justification for expansion of a security-police state.

You might have noticed that CONservatives who now vociferously support a balanced budget never missed a blink when the costs of the Iraq War initially ran over 1 Trillion (1,000 Billion) or when spending on the Afghanistan War also reached that level recently. They never complained when the budget of domestic law enforcement and ‘Homeland Security’ expanded to levels that we still cannot accurately quantify. The cost of expansion, upkeep, pay and pensions for law enforcement, prosecutors and prisons is still sacrosanct.

Instead these cultural warriors want to make abortion illegal and restrict contraception. Just have a look at the numbers of laws and initiatives to impose their world-view on that matter within the last 2-3 years. They also want to ban gay marriage to protect the sanctity of a debased, commercialized and increasingly unpopular institution of heterosexual marriage. Oh, and don’t forget that part about mandatory prayers to “Jeessuss” in schools and removing/discrediting that godless Darwin from school textbooks.

Some of you might dismiss this as the actions of retarded but well-meaning individuals. While I do support the part of CONservatives being somewhat retarded, they are not well-meaning. They are evil scumbags who deserve to disappear forever, preferably through a smokestack atop an incinerator.

So, why do I believe that CONservatism in the USA is about to experience a potentially lethal blowback?

The answer lies in a convergence of trends which have created conditions that are without any real precedent. The single biggest trend is adverse demography- specifically the lack of rapidly increasing number of greater fools to buy into the system. While this trend stared in developed countries, it has spread to many developing countries and many formerly ultra-fertile countries are close to replacement rates. The severe and voluntary worldwide reduction in the number of children per woman in the last 20-30 years has created a shortage of young and naive greater fools which are the lifeblood of any ponzi scheme. CONservatism is simply untenable without many disposable fools fighting each other for meager gains.

Then there is the issue of a break in the inter-generational contract whereby the winners of the previously mentioned competitions are no longer getting the promised positions and resources. From countries as diverse as Japan, Spain and the USA- those who played by the rules and jumped through all the meaningless hoops are finding out that they have been cheated. The ‘prize’ is either gone or never existed in the first place. To add insult to injury, or vice versa, they are finding out that modern abominations such as feminism, managerism and legalism have placed new burdens on them.

The exponential financialization of the economy and recent willful “failures” by the best-of-the-best have left many people, especially the younger ones, doubtful about traditional explanations and paradigms. The information revolution, whether it occurs via text messages on cellphones or social media and blogs, have also made a large number of younger people start questioning the very fabric of the system that allows CONservatism and other older social systems to exist. The atomization of the individual has, if anything, accelerated this trend.

The CONservatives and “leaders” who represent them, on the other hand, seem to live in a dream world stuck in the mid- 1990s, 1950s or 1850s- depending on whom you ask. They keep on trying to drown out the growing voices of dissent and discontent by enacting even more regressive policies and adopting ever more orthodox attitudes. Whether it is voter suppression, restrictions on abortion, banning evolution from textbooks, destroying the already frayed social safety net to making fun of people who are unemployed through no fault of theirs- they just cannot seem to stop.

Their worldview does not, however, make allowances for a few ‘potential’ complications.

a: They are getting older and weaker with every day. The older population in developed counties is far more whiter than the younger population and people do have memories.

b: Devoting all of their energy against blacks, coloreds and young socialists has not created a long-lasting increases in economic activity.

c: Defending “values”, “constitution” and all of that other bullshit requires a functional nation.

d: They have no allies or supply of greater fools and dissenting opinions spread fast over inexpensive and ubiquitous communication devices.

e: Few younger people care about ‘cultural’ issues such as evolution, abortion, gay marriage or aspire for over-priced stucco boxes with white picket fences- nor do they trust the system that employs them to deliver on income security.

The 2012 election might be last pyrrhic victory for american CONservatives, though even that is doubtful. In any case, it is pretty much over for them and they will just have to go way- one way or the other.

Comments?

  1. November 5, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    CONstitution you mean.

    You forgot:
    g: Depriving young men of their basic needs.

  2. Rum
    November 5, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Do you like drinking water? Good. Because that means that you and your ilk regularly consume hormone suppressing agents. Those of us on the inside understand all of this. Low sperm counts, undersized units for SE Asians, beta-attitudes everywhere – none of this is an accident.
    If you knew me you would probably ask me why I only drink pure rain-water; or grain alcohol and rain-water. Never tap-water.
    I am full-sized and there is nothing wrong with my bodily fluids. It sounds like it is too late for you.
    —-

    Channeling General Ripper?

  3. Matt Strictland
    November 5, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    Believe me as one of the shafted people I understand the frustration but forcing change on a society, especially it has a generational/and or racial component tends to , assuming it doesn’t go fully tyranny, end up with a fractured or hollow state. It might be worth the trade off vis a vis social justice but its not free.

    JMO I suspect the replacement will “stave someones head in for bloated can goods” not a welfare state if the crash gets bad enough. The existing population will be hard pressed to sustain much more than this for some time.

    Now given enough time, some kind of replacement society can be made but it will be much poorer and more like Mexico via Detroit.

    Re-industrialization is hard and once the social illusion collapses the high level of mistrust caused by all the hate and ethnic loathing will make large scale complex cooperative societies unlikely. Bad enough and we see the end of the Interstate Highways, Internet, Art Travel , Cell Phones and a host of things we take for granted.

    Another likely thing is smaller separated communities what John Robb calls “Resilient Communities”. This will enable people to live in some safety and comfort but will deal out social transfers outside the community level since such societies produce little taxable surplus.

    However a more narrow campaign, the 99 vs 5 scenario that the elite fear might go differently. Who knows.
    —-

    All of those issues won’t matter when the time comes. It is about vengeance, not about building a better world.

    Revolutions are about destroying an existent system, not building replacements.

  4. Andrew
    November 5, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Wow. You have a 3rd grade understanding of recent US history, politics and most of all, where trends are going. There will be no revolution, the younger generations are pussies and are just lashing out because they are mostly betas that can’t get laid without paying for it – like you.

    • November 5, 2011 at 7:32 pm

      hahahaha, what diablo doesn’t realize, is that by working allot and paying prostitutes, he is actually more invested in the current economy that he would like to admit. funny how he talks about revolution, bet the only fight he’s been in was street fighter 2 on super nintendo….

      • November 5, 2011 at 9:48 pm

        Oh, Priapic Pothead,

        Now you’re just asking for a “YOGA FLAME!”

      • November 6, 2011 at 2:18 am

        Wrong, paying prostitutes is part of the revolution. Not to mention that most chicks will become prostitutes in the near future.

      • shreya
        November 6, 2011 at 2:30 pm

        Giovanni, whats a yoga flame?

      • November 6, 2011 at 7:02 pm

        It’s a reference to street fighter 2.

        One of the playable characters is from India and yoga flame is one of his special attacks.

      • November 6, 2011 at 8:46 pm

        Our Devilish Host is Indian.

        Therefore, if his only fights were in streetfighter 2, I would envision him as the Indian character.

        Get it? :)

  5. November 5, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    so you think the 99% is the start of a “violent revolution?”

    there are more subtle ways to rebel….

    let the system rot. don’t join the military or become a cop. work as little as possible- pay as little money into the system as possible. Don’t feel guilty about walking away from debt.

  6. anonymous
    November 5, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    I don’t know. We still have an all volunteer army, which means that sufficient numbers of young males are still idealistic enough about their country to enlist and do the bidding of the government and the wall street bankers.

    • November 5, 2011 at 7:50 pm

      or broke enough….

      Yep!

      • November 5, 2011 at 10:10 pm

        The military is:

        -Another social program that prevents bread riots.

        -A lucrative holding pen full of captive consumers.

        -A way of promoting men who otherwise have no prospects to the middle class.

        -A safety valve for social tensions and a means of distracting from domestic problems….

        “Defending the nation” or ‘patriotism’ hardly encompasses what the military is about.

  7. G.Bush
    November 6, 2011 at 6:46 am

    Dick Cheney in 2012 he is the man to bring the USA back to true freedom and prosperity.

  8. November 6, 2011 at 8:32 am

    Nestorius :
    Wrong, paying prostitutes is part of the revolution. Not to mention that most chicks will become prostitutes in the near future.

    Don’t you think that “paying” for something shows an inequality….

    Isn’t that basically saying that your sexuality is worthless and the only reason someone would be with you is cold hard cash….

    I mean even if you reach the rationalization that “paying” for it is your best or only option, then still, you are saying your only value to a woman is as a wallet….

    Would I pay to have sex with a woman over 35? Why not?

    I am paying for youth, technique and lack of strings.

    • November 6, 2011 at 8:55 am

      dude,

      I understand that you are trying to “hook up” with someone “out of your league.” And, on one hand I can respect the fact that it makes you a rebel. I think most the “anti-porn”/”prostitution” types don’t even care about the women in those industries but care more about enforcing a social order or hierarchy….

      I could also understand if you stated that you were “insecure” and had too have a dozen or so “experiences” to feel on the same playing field as the average frat boy or what not. However, it seems more like you are promoting a “lifestyle.” I don’t think what you are proposing will help men be on a more level playing field with women. It’s just an “alternative” way to deal with crappy women and crappy society…. not all of us are gonna “opt in” to what you propose. As a guy whose blog is dissention you should understand that….

      • November 6, 2011 at 9:48 am

        I will repeat what I said: most chicks, especially young and hot ones, in the USA and Europe and Australia to be specific, in the near future will become prostitutes.
        Do you know how many prostitutes Russia, Belosrussia, Romania and Ukraine produce and exports to the world? Thousands.

      • November 6, 2011 at 9:49 am

        Just make prostitution legal and we’ll see what happens.

  9. November 6, 2011 at 8:41 am

    Giovanni Dannato :
    afety valve for social tensions and a means of distracting from domestic problems….
    “Defending the nation” or ‘patriotism’ hardly encompasses what the military is about.

    yup, they are just hired guns for the oil companies…..

    • November 6, 2011 at 8:42 am

      sorry, didn’t quite get that “block quote” right

  10. November 6, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Nestorius :
    Just make prostitution legal and we’ll see what happens.

    dude, while your at it, make drugs legal too.

    I don’t think it’s the fuckin’ government’s place to tell people what to do-y’know personal liberty and all that shit….

    Anyways, that won’t be an answer for many guys…. just like if drugs are legal, many won’t partake…

    anyways, I was in Los Angeles for a little bit and someone said if you see a random hot chick there is about a one in three chance that she either worked as a stripper, did some porno or at least dirty pics or has a sugar daddy arrangement-so what you are saying about massive levels of prostitution isn’t so far off I guess.

    • November 6, 2011 at 11:38 am

      Wrong analogy with drugs. But then what you say about LA is what I’m implying, and it is what will happen (and what I like to happen). Remember, once upon a time in the old West, most women there were prostitutes.

    • November 6, 2011 at 11:39 am

      Btw, I like to see all the women of the world become prostitutes. It’s an old dream of mine.

      • Michel
        November 6, 2011 at 1:25 pm

        Fix your link. It says “Worpdress.”

      • Nestorius
        November 6, 2011 at 2:17 pm

        I noticed.

    • shreya
      November 6, 2011 at 2:26 pm

      what do you mean “if” you see a “random hot chick”. LA is full of goodlooking people who work out and eat right. including the elderly. you’re saying here that more than one half of the population of LA have done those things? bullshit.

      • November 6, 2011 at 4:41 pm

        Shreya,

        here’s a great article awaiting your “feminist critique.”

        http://www.inmalafide.com/blog/2011/11/06/the-no-fat-chicks-challenge/

        I don’t know the number of women (and men) involved in the sex industry in Los Angeles-but I imagine it is huge as that’s the porn capital of the world. Also misandrist professor Hugo Schwyzer has bragged about banging some of his students on his office desk. Well if s(he) was dong it for a higher grade, is that not prostitution?

  11. November 6, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    haha that was doing, not dong…

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