Effects of Social Atomization on the So-Called “Elites”

My previous posts on social atomization focus on its large-scale effects on society. But what about the so-called “elites”? Are they not adversely affected by social atomization? Or does it benefit them to the detriment of others?

I believe that the so-called “elites” do suffer the consequences of social atomization, in more ways than one. However their position in society allows them to temporarily insulate themselves from its worse effects- without changing the final outcome.

Let me start by pointing out two odd and interlinked features of present-day “elites” all around the world. Unlike their predecessors throughout recorded human history, they have very few kids and they work even when doing so is not essential and damaging to their ability to enjoy life. The kings, emperors, warlords, high priests, landowners and rich merchants of previous eras used their ill-gotten resources to eat, drink, fornicate and party till they dropped. Today their equivalents go to great lengths to keep on “working hard” and generally act and look like faceless rich drones. Most of the “elites” today are involved in shitty low-sex marriages and generally under the thumb of one or a series of aging miserable cunts who drain their money and sap their happiness. Few of them have more than a kid or two, who generally turns out to be mediocre at best.

So how do you explain people worth billions of dollars living such pathetic lives, when they have the resources to do have much better lives?

The sophists among you might claim that they choose this pathetic lifestyle because it is morally superior, indicative of ‘high IQ’ or long-term priorities. However “elites” throughout human history have always been opportunistic sociopaths who got lucky, and the same is true today. Nor is it due to the present being a “meritocracy” since merit plays a minor role in determining your “place” in society. Furthermore, humans beings don’t live forever so anything that occurs after your death is inconsequential. In my opinion, the progressively odd behavior of “elites” over the last 200 years cannot be explained by invoking conventional explanations such as the ones given above.

I believe that the direct and indirect effects of social atomization are behind the increasingly peculiar behavior and lifestyle choices of the so-called “elites”.

So how did I come up with this explanation? What drove me to associate social atomization with anhedonic behavior? The answer lies in first being honest about what motivates people as opposed to what makes them happy. While we like to believe that the same factors which motivate people also make them happy- that is often not the case. Fear of status loss, fear of material loss, desire to dominate and hurt others are often the strongest motivators. However going down that road takes you away from any chance at achieving any worthwhile degree of happiness or satisfaction with your life. Some morons might see happiness and satisfaction as the desires of an “inferior” and “unambitious” mind, yet they cannot explain the self-utility of a “hard workers” effort after his death.

Any conscious action which lacks self-utility is well.. stupid. If it does not make you happier, “better off” or keep you alive till the next realistic chance at escape- why are you doing it?

Which brings us the question of why “elites” live increasingly pleasure-less lives. To understand the reasons behind this change one has to first appreciate how “elites” become “elites”. In the past, people became “elites” because they were born to the right parents at the right time. They justified their position in society by claiming that they descended from gods or were chosen by gods- and used religion and greedy priests to support their claims. Those who challenged them were usually murdered- though sometimes the challengers murdered the previous “elites” and replaced them. To put it another way, their position in society could not survive even a marginally literate populace with a basic level of critical thinking. Which is why the enlightenment and the effects of the industrial revolution made it hard for the old “elites” to remain relevant, let alone command power or respect. They were ultimately replaced by the new “elites” who justified their position in society by claiming “merit”. While there was some truth to that claim, it did not justify the level of social inequality that exists and used to exist. However there was another little noticed side effect of this shift- loss of social cohesion among the “elite”.

Throughout history “elites” have defended their power through collusion with people related to them. Doing so was very easy in previous eras when you could fill all the important posts in your fiefdom with your progeny and relatives. But it is much harder to pull that off today because intense competition and the lack of good extended family protection means that conventional nepotism will almost certainly cause loss of status, money and dimunition of the ability to dominate/hurt others.

Today people have to work hard or put up a convincing appearance of hard work to justify their “elite” status- even if doing so is a losing proposition at multiple levels.

Therefore they cannot do stuff that would actually make them happy. Nor can they allow other “elites”, with whom they don’t share any deep personal bond, to do something that would make them happy. The “elites” now have more in common with a bunch of brain-damaged dogs who hate each other and are constantly fighting each other in a conflict that no one can win. Yet, they would rather prefer to keep on fighting over who is top dog than come to some form of agreement and live in relative peace and enjoy life- because nobody can trust nobody else. Even the “elites” are too atomized to act as a coherent entity.

Consequently they spend all their waking hours on posturing and fighting an unending war, rather than enjoying a relaxing and luxurious life. It does not take a genius to figure out why such people also have few, or often no, kids. On the bright side, social atomization has finally made the lives of the “elites” almost as miserable as the people they dominate and abuse every single day.

What do you think? Comments?

  1. October 11, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    They are said to engage in perverse pleasures like pedophilia with toddlers.

  2. Ras Al Ghul
    October 12, 2012 at 6:35 am

    “Most of the “elites” today are involved in shitty low-sex marriages and generally under the thumb of one or a series of aging miserable cunts who drain their money and sap their happiness. Few of them have more than a kid or two, who generally turns out to be mediocre at best. ”

    I think the “aging miserable cunts” are the elites by the old definition of partying, acting hedonistic, fornicating.

    Its not just atomization, its the informaion transfer that occurs instaneously that causes the status loss. You do something, Like Prince Harry and the world knows all the sordid details in real time.

    200 years ago it would take months or longer for some of that information to leak out and be distorted.

  3. EvilOne
    October 12, 2012 at 7:08 am

    Nice to know everyone else is miserable as well.
    Warms my heart…so so much 🙂

    • P Ray
      November 8, 2012 at 1:50 am

      Like the quote goes, “no pain, no gain”…

  4. hans
    October 12, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Like Hell they aren´t partying it up like it 666.
    The normal media is either too controlled or too stupid to actually do their research instead of copying articles from each other.

    And it is indeed ALL leaking out too. Just that there´s enough payed disinfoartist around to either ridicule it(conspiracy torrosim) or outright deny it.

    Fuck, they´re actually constantly rubbing our faces in what´s really going on. See “Hunger Games”, “Eyes Wide Shut” or any god damned high-profile music video.

    • Trucidator Diaboli
      October 13, 2012 at 7:24 am

      Kubrick was killed in exchange of revealing the secrets of the Masons in Eyes Wide Shut.
      The orgy scene there epitomizes a normal day among Masons. Shit’s Advocate is trying to mystify everything by making the clueless Joe over there think that the “Elohites” ar’nt getting any.
      Of course, as a side effect of being a Mason, you have to indulge in homosexuality, incest, pedophilia, bestiality, sado-masochism, and necrophilia (among some of their orders).

      • Moloch Killer
        October 13, 2012 at 12:26 pm

  5. Dillon
    October 13, 2012 at 6:35 am

    Always better to be miserable with money than without.

    What I am trying to tell you is that being an “elite” has steadily become less fun and games over the last 200 years- especially if you live in a first world country.

  6. Rum
    October 13, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    But AD, abusing and hurting innocent little people can be exhausting. After a while, your arms get tired and hands get roughened. Even your feet get sore inside your jack-boots after hours spent stomping on the bloodied faces of terrified victims.
    If a person has little energy left after doing what needs to be done, why try to insult them for looking for some peace and quiet?

  7. Sandi
    November 4, 2012 at 9:46 am

    The “elites” probably assume their alien friends or “gods” will pick them up in a chariot and whisk them off to heaven through a portal in the sky…

    I think it proves humans just don’t know how to relax. I blame religion.

  8. Mr. C
    November 7, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    I think you are confusing the upper middle class and lower upper class with the True elites at the top of the tree.
    These people have so many assets they barely need to work.
    Their work is mainly about exerting influence and by exerting influence you have both control and power by proxy.

    What power? They rot and die- just like everybody else.

    • November 7, 2012 at 11:12 pm

      Keeping things under control still requires effort that cannot go in fun stuff.

  9. June 21, 2016 at 12:16 am

    I am a 21 year old upper middle class guy from India(Delhi). Quite sexually experienced for my age thanks to serial LTRs and also escorts(they are growing here and great). I have been to Amsterdam were I used escorts too.
    Many of my close blood-relatives are super rich by even global standards. In one such family, the only son going to inherit ( ~$20 million assets) got arranged marriage at 30. Total blue pill beta then.
    He had to file for a divorce in a month due to the wife not putting out because she was alpha-widowed by a previous boyfriend. The divorce took 3 years to finalize thanks to our obsolete judiciary.
    That was 2 years back. He is quite red pill now. Uses escorts and travel to Thailand etc. Is planning to convert to Islam(they have separate and male favoring laws). And is seriously considering a Russian surrogate mother for babies(costs ~$50k each).
    It is unbelievable that he had to go through that. The money buys a lot of freedom and mobility for him though.
    I am probably unlike your average reader in the sense that I am connected with my family and friends. But I have lived in a dorm like situation which makes me understand and resonate with your writings well.
    And AD, I read a few of your posts regarding escorts and they are good. I have so much more to talk about. Please connect on FB. Your anonymity is my responsibility.

    • P Ray
      January 16, 2017 at 3:03 am

      Is planning to convert to Islam(they have separate and male favoring laws).

      Excuse my laughter, but here is something for you and him to think about:
      “Ahmad was subsequently charged for trafficking, and given five years and five strokes of the cane. While he was in prison, his wife filed for divorce.
      “Under Muslim law, a woman can ask the Syariah Court for a divorce if the husband cannot provide for her for four months,” he says, sighing.”
      – p23, Criminal Intent II True Stories from Changi Prison (C) 2011 Singapore Prison Service

  10. January 15, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    What do you think of Dan Bilzerian in this regard?

    He is quite a character, isn’t he? Hey, feel free to contact me on twitter at PharmaHeretic (@Pharmaheretic) which is one of my many handles.

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