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Some Thoughts on the Best Way to Destroy Pathological Ideologies: 2

In the previous post of this series, I made a point that two of most widespread and noxious ideologies of 20th century (race-based colonialism and nationalism) became functionally extinct in Europe largely because most of their “footsoldiers” died in a series of armed conflicts during first half of that century. To put it more bluntly- tens of millions of mediocre white (and Japanese) men, who would have otherwise been staunch supporters and defenders of both ideologies, got killed or physically and mentally fucked up by wars between 1914 and 1945.

You might also recall that I said something about why the mindset of those killed, maimed or mentally scarred had a large influence on the course of global history after 1945. So what was the mindset and worldview of these mediocre white men who became functionally extinct in Europe after 1945? A good place to start is the world in which they grew up. To make a long story short, the vast majority of these mediocre and reactionary men came from either an agricultural or working class background. This does not mean that they were all retarded.. just that they came from an environment where thinking objectively was not encouraged.

But that, by itself, is not enough to understand the unusually high prevalence of reactionary CONservatism among this group. For that, one has to first appreciate how a series of large socio-economic changes in late 19th century Europe affected an already CONservative rural agricultural class. Large-scale industrialization of Europe, contrary to what some of you might believe, did not start till 1860s. Even more importantly, certain ideas such as standardized compulsory basic schooling and nationalism did not become a big thing till the 1880s. You will see why those two things matter, later in the post.

Those dates are, however, important because the era between 1850 and 1900 was the true peak of European colonialism. After 1900, differences in relative abilities between colonizers and colonized started decreasing to the point where Europeans had to flee from even their last African colonies by mid-1960s. To put it another way, it was possible for a large number of the mediocre white men born between.. say.. 1850 and 1900 to actually believe that they were the “chosen people”. These simpletons also believed that staunchly supporting and serving their hyper-greedy national elite (who were happy to indulge racism of lower classes) was a winning strategy.

And for a few decades, it all seemed to work. But the world around does not stand still, and some now powerful countries which did not have large colonial possessions started resenting others which had entered the colonialism game many decades before them. The older models of governance in many of these countries were also not scaling well to the era of industrialization and resultant socio-economic changes. Development of weapon and logistics-related technology since the last large intra-European wars was, however, the biggest wild card.

While every large European power at that time was arming and rearming itself to the teeth, they all pretended that long drawn out wars were not feasible. Luckily, for the rest of humanity, it was feasible and all major powers experienced millions of ‘untimely’ deaths among men of prime working age and many millions more were made invalid for life. And we have not even started talking about associated civilian deaths and all those millions who died during 1918-1919 because of the great influenza pandemic that followed WW1.

While most belligerent countries lost between 2-5% of their population due to WW1, those losses was heavily concentrated among men of ages between 18-35. I have seen some studies which show that, in some countries like France and Germany, almost 50% of men in that age group were either dead or disabled by early 1919. Entire villages and towns in UK lost most of their young men, and entire cohorts of men who went to public school and oxbridge in UK were no longer alive by end of WW1. And we have not even touched on the massive demographic effects of the Russian civil war between 1917-1922.

Some might see it as a tragedy.. I prefer to see the partial extinction of a whole category of reactionary and CONservative minded men in and immediately after WW1 in a more positive light. Let us face it.. WW1 did remove a ton of mediocre and reactionary men who happened to be big supporters and cheerleaders of race-based colonialism from the reproductive pool. The aftermath of WW1 also exposed how full of shit the elites of those countries were. To make a long story short, the government of most countries involved in WW1 went to considerable lengths to avoid paying proper pensions and compensation to relatives of the dead and disabled.

The point I am trying to make is that WW1 resulted in death of a large percentage of most ardent supporters of race-based colonialism and disillusioned others who escaped with just a permanent disability or poverty. Did I mention that nationalism boosted by then new universal primary education was the ‘opium’ of these masses. While a reduction in support of race-based colonialism is not immediately obvious, the number of men who entered colonial services of European countries (or supported politicians who championed the ‘old ways’) took a terminal dive after WW1. Of course, it would take WW2 to finish the all that good work started by WW1.

In the next post of this series, I will talk about how WW2 put the proverbial headstone on grave of race-based colonialism and destroyed public support for militant nationalism and associated ideologies.

What do you think? Comments?

  1. plus d'un cafard
    July 22, 2018 at 1:44 am

    As the recent wars can attest, you can still beat on the little nations without racism or nationalism. Just tell your sheeple, er people, that you’re spreading democracy and punishing big bad dictators. Not enough dumb, aggressiveness left in your gene pool? Use someone else’s and finance “moderate rebels” from shit holes around the world. Tadaa!

    In the end the elites are very well insulated from all of this. I do not share your optimism about them losing their heads.

    That was the same idea behind 19th century colonialism. It seemed to work for some time and then it just stopped working.

    • balu
      July 22, 2018 at 3:00 am

      “Just tell your sheeple, er people, that you’re spreading democracy and punishing big bad dictators”
      Or BS about those evil muslims.

  2. Lee
  3. 99 Percent Libertarians Are Blue Collar Chumps
    July 22, 2018 at 8:35 am

    As i already stated.

    The anglos are and have always been subhumans,especially the british.

    I make posts like these and people think they are random,but they are actually factual statements.

  4. (((They))) Live
    July 22, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    Another very funny blog post

    If the millions of Europeans who died in WW1 and WW2 were just mediocre, what word could I use to describe todays dindus and sand dindus or the street shitters of India, I can’t wait to read the part 2, I doubt it could be as funny but around here who knows

    • Colby
      July 25, 2018 at 5:02 pm

      You mean part 3; what you read was part 2

  5. Sam J.
    July 22, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    “…If the millions of Europeans who died in WW1 and WW2 were just mediocre, what word could I use to describe todays dindus and sand dindus or the street shitters of India…”

    He’s got a good point there. The constant bashing of Whites rarely takes into account other races and judges them at par with Whites.

    You may be right about the Whites being yahoos that died in the war but could it be that they were just more aggressive and now the amount of aggressive Men is far less? Look at the aggressiveness of your average inner city Black and consider they never died in mass like Whites in the World Wars. What if Whites hadn’t and had the same level of aggressiveness they had in the past? Plenty of Whites had some serious balls to get where we are today. You don’t have to speculate that they were more racist or stupid or any other such notion. They could just be aggressive assholes that were quicker to fight.

    • P Ray
      July 23, 2018 at 10:23 am

      Look at the aggressiveness of your average inner city Black and consider they never died in mass like Whites in the World Wars.
      Since you go to extremes, hee hee, here’s a funny thing you should think about:
      Why would White people ARM Black people to fight their wars,
      allowing the Black people to do “friendly-fire”?

      Also, Black American soldiers were forbidden from attending the victory parade in Paris after World War 2.

      Also this fun bit about why people go to war:
      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3011930/Did-Allied-troops-rape-285-000-German-women-s-shocking-claim-new-book-German-feminist-exposing-war-crime-slandering-heroes.html
      A new book published in Germany makes the shocking and disturbing claim that the Americans raped a staggering 190,000 women in the decade from the invasion until West Germany became a sovereign country in 1955.

      In When The Soldiers Came, historian Professor Miriam Gebhardt also suggests the British raped 45,000 German women, and the French a further 50,000.

      War is a good way to get sex, but it’s easier when you hold a firearm.

      Another one:
      theconversation.com/african-american-gis-of-wwii-fighting-for-democracy-abroad-and-at-home-71780
      When a German TV production company, together with Smithsonian TV, turned that book into a documentary, the filmmakers searched U.S. media and military archives for two years for footage of black GIs in the final push into Germany and during the occupation of post-war Germany.

      They watched hundreds of hours of film and discovered less than 10 minutes of footage. This despite the fact that among the 16 million U.S. soldiers who fought in World War II, there were about one million African-American soldiers.

      Here’s the other thing to also consider, sometimes communities get destroyed … because theirs good money to be made to do so:
      telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/11485819/kill-messenger-gary-webb-true-story.html

      Perhaps most damningly, Webb wrote that crack was virtually unobtainable in the city’s black neighbourhoods before “members of the CIA’s army” began supplying it at rock-bottom prices in the Eighties.
      “For the better part of a decade,” he wrote in the intro to the first piece in the trilogy, “a San Francisco Bay Area drug ring sold tonnes of cocaine to the Crips and Bloods street gangs of Los Angeles, and funnelled millions in drug profits to a Latin American guerrilla army run by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.”

  6. Not Born This Morning
    July 23, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    One could argue that the Romans did similar and were for a time actually more “successful”. Certainly, Constantine’s unification of religion still partly reigns today although it is waning. Perhaps you are an anticonialist, and specifically if it is white skinned people who are colonizing. But what of Hispanics today in “Murica” ? Aren’t they modern “colonialists” of sorts, although they aren’t directly financed by foreign powers?

    And what do all people think of white “supremacy”? Certainly there are numerous idiot whites who think they are innately superior only because they are ignorant of the fact, willfully or not, that many different races and cultures contributed to the development, evolution of the human supremacy. But, members of other races, at least somewhat, also seem to partly think the same. Some black men would like to marry white women in order to be more “accepted” into what they see as white culture. Some Hispanics respect members of their race more who are lighter skinned. Many 19th – 20th century inventions and philosophies can be attributed to “whites”. But this attribution proves nothing relating to relative intelligence and as Newton said, earlier, he stood on the shoulders of giants . Each invention was not a single ah ha! moment that stands singular and purely original. There is no purely original thought. All are connected to a history of thoughts and discoveries. I think the intellectual freedoms enjoyed by the period of enlightenment lead to the creativity and technological development that we currently witness. This was random and could have easily occurred in another part of the globe other than Northern and Western Europe. Things are always changing regardless, and those who do not accept it are doomed to be left behind, or destroyed. It is by their own ignorance, dishonesty and intellectual laziness.

  7. thanos
    July 23, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    didn’t race based colonalism start with the invasion of India by the Yamnaya steppe warriors?

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