Homo Sapiens, historically 1 to 2 percent of the population; current percent: unknown. Homo Mediocre and Homo Decadence are the remainder of humanity.
Resentment is the lack of either power or control compensated by acceptance of the herd mentality and democracy. The rabble rise to the top; contrary to Nature.
Democracy- false beliefs allow increased numbers of the decadent and the mediocre. The Noble are actively persecuted and marginalized.
False beliefs are reinforced by opinions- the idea that numbers don't lie and truth is determined by opinions.
The same people who are incapable of finding napkins in a fast food restaurant in Terre Haute, Indiana are the same people who believe they are qualified to elect government officials.
Modern Christianity, democracy, the decadent and the majority. NB -all four of these are unhealthy because none of these are the attainment of either man's potential or man's nature.
The mediocre can only do one thing well. Therefore, we infer the Noble can do multiple things well. And conclude that the decadent can't do anything well (procreation is the exception).
The city is inherently unstable, as it is unnatural. Once reason is abandoned, the city becomes dangerous.
Industrial revolution- designed with the mediocre in mind- simplify production- one job per person. Managers must be able to multitask and understand the big picture. Few are capable. More responsibility should result in more compensation. Now, only CEOs are adequately compensated.
US productivity. More service jobs and less capable people equals less productivity. Incapable of multitasking. Most are incapable of seeing or understanding the bigger picture. Therefore, one manager for eight employees. Increased automation of service jobs will mean fewer jobs for those of mediocre ability. Wages should increase (based on historical norms). We suggest that neither productivity nor wages will increase. Why? Serving decadents and medicres will decrease output. Single responsibility service jobs and manufacturing jobs will be eliminated by computers, as Computers can multitask and be patient with decadents. We suggest that raising the minimum wage will not affect this transformation.
Accounting- equipment is capital investment while wages are are not investments, but expenses. Fewer workers equals higher return on investment or capital.
Labor intensive companies will face two issues- 1. fewer productive employees results in 2. higher retail prices to compensate for lower productivity. The result is the inability to compete- vide the current American textile industry.
If Marx is correct regarding the class struggle, then “class” is inherent in humanity and clearly manifests itself in the feudal state and in capitalism. The rabble conspire against the Noble. Both, or all, classes struggle- to rise and to prevent decline.
We have always maintained the equality of persons before the artificial construct that is the legal system, for we do not promote anarchy. It seems that in our time, there will be no final solution to the inequalities that define groups, societies and countries. Although the potential for equality exists, it is unlikely to appear, let alone achieve.
We cannot completely recall the various vicissitudes of fate that has led us to our current situation as critic or commentator on all things human. However, we submit that our repeated inability to achieve our goals has resulted in our unsought calling as Occultist cum philosopher cum critic. It is within the realm of possibility that our fortune was predetermined, although we would like to believe that our life should have more stability and fewer surprises. Of course, adventures are the spice of life, provided that adventures have a goal, where wandering in the shadows cannot be a goal.
Fate, monstrous and empty…
Free will- we concede that choice is available to man. While it may seem that choice consists of multiple options, in fact, choice can only be one of two options, yes or no. Even in elections that allow write in candidates, “no” is the choice for the listed candidates. Therefore, we propose that choice is limited by various factors beyond the control of the subject. We acknowledge that our position is dual, yes or no, regarding individual choice. We cannot but think that for all of our reasoning, our choices seem to be based on limited information and, therefore, we cannot adequately predict outcomes, that is, outcomes where people are involved. Our expectations do not transpire, due entirely to other people’s behavior.
Free will- yet these factors, too, are limited to a “yes/no” world. At any point, man can choose, but is this choice a manifestation of free will? Yes, within the limits of the individual.
We recall our extensive commentaries on foster care, and the consistent failures of the test subjects to achieve their potential. We acknowledge some test subjects are successful, but the percentage is so minimal as to described as “outliers”. As a group, they consistently make “poor” choices- drug abuse, not completing high school, prolonged unemployment and high rates of suicide; ironically among these behaviors, only suicide is an act that has any semblance of success.
“Free will” seems to be an intellectual cul de sac for those unwilling to question the premise of “free will”. From the evidence provided by stranger care, our initial conclusion is that free will is a farce.
If we substitute the concept of control that is inherent in free will for the ability to manage, then we may be closer to the facts.
We note that Free Will is associated with control, and control implies the ability to control. Control can only be applied to events or situations that one can completely influence, for partial control does not exist. Control implies an active approach, while managing a situation is wholly reactive.
From Free Will, the nebulous concept of responsibility is derived. People are responsible for situations that they lack control and can only react to events. Therefore, we wonder if any human being can be responsible in any situation, although the law and conventional wisdom hold people responsible. CEOs and generals are held responsible for their subordinates, even though they cannot control their actions; they can only react.
Free Will, responsibility and control; one of these is unlike the other two.
We must conclude, based on vast amount of data, that the poor outcomes of stranger care - drugs, dropouts and depression- are beyond the control of the test subjects, while death is wholly within their control. And death is not an infrequent choice. As Fred observed, people would “rather will nothingness than not will”.