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Today I re-post an article that appeared at the Zero Hedge website, written by Daniel Lang via SHTFplan.com website, with which I completely agree.
However, as good this post is at identifying what could be termed “symptoms” (defined as: any phenomenon or circumstance accompanying “something” and serving as evidence of it) of a “something” that is transpiring, it does not even try to identify what that “something” is.
So today I will take as stab at what that “something” is and why it is happening.
As to the something, I think that it is easy to name. That something is what we call the “Restoration of all things in Christ”.
I will leave this claim hanging just for a minute or so…
As to why the “Restoration of all things in Christ” is happening, and is happening in a much wider space than just the ECCLESIASTICAL subset of the Visibilium Omnium, et Invisibilium, I have a theory.
Allow me to explain.
What I think is behind this wider Restoration is what is known in the biological sciences as the r/K Selection Theory within Evolutionary Ecology. I did a post on just this titled Lex Armaticus, r/K Theory And The Rabbit Papacy…
A quick review. ( I add emphasis and added emphasis)
In r/K Selection Theory in Evolutionary Ecology, if you provide a population with free resources, those who will come to dominate the population will exhibit five basic traits, called an r-selected Reproductive Strategy. These traits are all designed to best exploit the free resource availability. In nature, the r-selected strategy is best seen in the rabbit, which lives in fields of grass it will never fully consume. The five traits are, competition and risk avoidance, promiscuity, low-investment single parenting, earlier age of sexualization of young, and no loyalty to in-group. These traits are ultimately designed to selfishly maximize the numbers of offspring produced. Each of these offspring, though of lesser fitness, will be able to survive and reproduce freely themselves, due to the free resource availability. In r-selection nobody ends up dead, and killing or being killed is not a concern.
In r/K Theory, there is also a strategy exactly opposite to the rabbit’s, which emerges under conditions of resource scarcity. It is called the K-selected Reproductive Strategy. There, where resources are scarce, competition for resources is everywhere, and some individuals will die due to failure in competition, and the resultant resource denial that this produces. This produces the K-strategy, which is best seen in the wolf. This strategy also has five psychological traits – competitiveness/aggressiveness/protectiveness, mate monopolization/monogamy, high-investment two-parent child-rearing, later age of sexualization of young, and high loyalty to in-group. This psychology is designed to form highly fit and competitive groups that succeed in group competition, all while capturing and monopolizing the fittest mate possible, as a means of making their offspring genetically fitter than those of competitors. Here, the goal is not to simply consume as much as possible yourself and produce as many baby-making machines as you can, with little regard to their fitness. Here, the goal is to help your group succeed in its competition for the scarce resources, and then produce offspring of as high a fitness as possible, so they may carry your genes forward by succeeding in competition themselves. It is obvious why every r-strategy ideal would act as a repellent to a K-strategist, since each ideal would guarantee failure in the K-selected environment.
Now just to once again stress the critical point. The r/K Selection has been observed as holding across all of God’s creatures, including man. The difference with respect to man is that he exhibits both types of Selection criteria, depending on the state of the RESOURCES that he has at hand.
In other words, when RESOURCES are abundant, man will tend toward the r Selection, while when RESOURCES are scarce, he will be forced into the K Selection mode. And these have bee identified as epigenetic processes that take place in the human body regardless of whether that person is conscious of them or not.
Once again, hold that thought.
In 2005, the Vatican Conclave elected Joseph Ratzinger as the supreme Pontiff. This was a very surprising move since it put the Universal Church under a “conservative” regime.
This “conservative” regime was continuously under attack throughout the entire pontificate by a cabal that would eventually be known as the St. Gallen Mafia and the operational unit was Team Bergoglio. It also came to light that there was most likely outside influence being exerted on the conservative regime from such insitutions as the Obama White House, the German soft power forces through the SWIFT clearing system and Deutsche Bank specifically, and countless other Non-Governmental Organization including the United Nations.
The result was the instillation of a dissident regime that exhibited the characteristics of the r Selection reproductive theory. Those characteristics can be identified as 1) competition and risk avoidance (the aversion to proselytization) , 2) promiscuity (Fr. Ricca, say no more), 3) low-investment single parenting (dereliction of seminarian training and dilapidated state of seminaries – think seminary in Buenos Aires), 4) earlier age of sexualization of young (introduction of sexualization into Catholic schools), and 5) no loyalty to in-group (hate Catholics and prefer protestants, muslims, etc., i.e. strong ecumenism).
In 2016, Donald J. Trump unexpectedly (to most clueless people) won the presidential election. He won due to a platform that was highly based on characteristics of a K Selection strategy. The characteristics of Mr. Trump’s platform were: competitiveness/aggressiveness/protectiveness (change US doctrine to one of competition with other nations), 2) mate monopolization/monogamy (married three times, but always loyal to current wife), 3) high-investment two-parent child-rearing (Don Jr. Eric, Ivanka and Barron – need I say more), 4) later age of sexualization of young (all adult family members in stable relationships), and 5) high loyalty to in-group (America First).
And finally, it needs to be repeated that the reason that humans and the rest of God’s creature select either of the two strategies has to do with the availability of resources.
Using the availability of resources as the metric, we can now make the following observations.
- We can infer that the Bergoglians have have the luxury of employing an r Selection approach since they have all the patrimony of the Church at their disposal. They also have no offspring (officially), so they have no pressing need to bequeath anything to posterity. Therefore, true to the rabbit mentality, they can consume everything that they can now.
- On the Trump side, he has a large family and a successful business, therefore he has a pressing need to adopt a K Selection strategy, which he did for himself. Being in a competitive environment, he has to invest in his off spring so that they will also be able to compete. And now as POTUS, he is implementing the K Selection strategy for the entire country and by extension forcing it onto the rest of the world.
Aside, I think it is the “competition” aspect of the Trump administration’s K Selection strategy that the Eurolanders simply hate.
Now that we have the framework in place, we can try to explain why the youth (Generation Z) is becoming very “conservative”.
Now as the author of the below post quite clearly explains, this new “conservatism” isn’t your father’s or grandfather’s Rockeffeler or neo-conservatism. What this new conservatism is, as can clearly be seen from the above, is the K Selection conservatism.
This is pure Natural Law and Natural Moral Law conservatism.
Or to put it another way, this is Catholicism!
And why is this K Selection based conservatism reestablishing itself?
Due to the fact that the younger generation is beginning to experience a scarcity of resources.
Don’t believe me?
Here is one anecdotal headline that should provide all the context that is needed to support my point:
For First Time in Modern Era, Living With Parents Edges Out Other Living Arrangements for 18- to 34-Year-Olds.
And if you think that this is just a US phenomenon, here is how the situation looks in the UK and the rest of Europe? Here are those details:
Concluding, what we are seeing in the above examples is a societal breakdown created by period of unlimited resources. In the secular side of the Visibilium Omnium, this was created by national central banks printing money and the governments themselves issuing large and unsustainable amounts of debt. Greece is the poster child for this phenomenon. On the Ecclesiastical side, the post-conciliar heirs to the Catholic Church’s YUGE patrimony adopted a very reckless and likewise unsustainable approach for managing their monetary and ecclesiastical affairs.
But now, we have entered into a phase where the resources are becoming scarce. The pewsitters are long gone and the churches are being, or have been sold off. The diocesan trust funds have been monetized and depleted. The national governments have amassed a massive debt burden and the debt service alone is making their debt unsustainable. The markets do not want to purchase this debt any longer, so the central banks are intervening to bail out the governments. In Italy we have a situation where the European Central Bank is the lone purchaser of Italian government debt. Greece is on life support from the EU and globalist institutions. So all in all, one can say that the rats have eaten all the cheese.
The brunt of the above situation however, is being born by the young. The youth, not having any assets, find it hard to get jobs (European unemployment for 18-30 year olds is above 30%), they can’t start families, those that do are forced to live with their parents, they can’t afford to purchase homes since they do not work, and the list goes on and on…
Therefore, they are being forced to adopt a K Selection reproductive strategy by their environment. And this choice that they are making is beginning to be reflected in the voting choices that they are making.
So when Dr. Jordan Peterson sees that what is most important to youth is to assume “responsibility”, this is by no means a frivolous or independent, stand alone decision. But before you can assume responsibility, you need to satisfy you basic physiological needs. At least to the point where you can move out of your family’s basement.
And as it just so happens, the above situation also fits in very well with the Catholic Church and its immemorial doctrine. On the one hand, it makes for a strong support community. On the individual level, if the Catholic Church teaches anything, it is personal responsibility. But not only does it teach individual responsibility, it also provides the FRAMEWORK for how to reduce the suffering in this vale of tears. That FRAMEWORK is what is known as Catholic Dogma. And it is this time proven Catholic dogma, dogma that has allowed EVERY generation of Catholics, whether they face a scarcity or abundance of RESOURCES to survive if not prosper, but also to work out their salvation in fear and trembling.
And it would appear that there are many Catholic prelates and clerics who might understand just this. This is the reason that I included the background of the Benedict election. I would appear that some in the hierarchy (majority of the College of Cardinal) knew something was going horribly wrong back in 2005.
It had to take a concerted conspiracy to dethrone Pope Benedict. And now they have chaos and most likely regret their decision!
So finally, finally it would appear that something is changing.
And changing for the better it would appear.
Now, the re-post… (see here)
Five Reasons Why America Is About To Become A Very Conservative Country
For generations, we’ve seen the political landscape in this country teeter back and forth between the Left and the Right. Usually about every 8 years or so, whichever political party is dominating Congress, the Executive Branch, and the state legislatures, is kicked out by voters and replaced with the other political party.
However, there’s something very different going on this time around. Donald Trump’s ascent to the oval office represents a major shift in our society and culture, and I’m not talking about the intermittent shuffle of politicians that we see every few years. Instead, the pendulum is about to swing very hard to the right.
I think that the political landscape in America is going to be drifting towards conservatism for the next 20-40 years. Though it may not be identical to what we view as conservative today, and it certainly won’t be the phony neoconservatism that dominated the past, it will be right-wing nonetheless. Here’s why:
1. The Supreme Court Is About To Change
President Trump has already chosen one Supreme Court justice, and there’s a good chance that he’s going to wind up choosing several more (much to the dismay of the Left). Because of their advanced age, we may see three more Supreme Court justices retire or die over the next four to eight years, two of whom lean to the left.
If Trump lasts two terms, we’re definitely going to see a Supreme Court that is dominated by conservatives for the next 20-30 years. So even when liberals take back Congress and the presidency on occasion, many of their most radical ideas won’t be able to take hold for many years.
2. Immigration Is Going To Decline
The percentage of the population that is foreign born hasn’t been this high since the early 1900’s, and most of those immigrants are liberal. That’s why our loose borders, combined with The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, have probably done more to bolster the ranks of the Left than any other law.
But just as our nation’s political landscape tends to swing back and forth between the Left and the Right, so to does number of immigrants in America. In the short term, we can expect people like Trump to restrict the border and maybe pass laws that will decrease immigration to some degree.
But there’s a long term trend to consider as well, because the election of Trump likely represents a turning point for our society. Considering how crucial his immigration stance was to his victory, it’s clear that a growing number of Americans want the border tightened up, and the number of immigrants moving here to decrease. And rest assured that in the near future, there will be more conservatives voting for politicians who will try to lower immigration rates, because…
3. The Next Generation Is Incredibly Conservative
Over the years we’ve seen each generation of Americans become a little more liberal than the last, but that’s about to change. According to a study from last year, Generation Z, which represents kids born after the year 2000, is the most conservative generation since World War Two. To give you an idea of just how right-wing the next generation is, when asked if they are “quite conservative,” 14% of teenagers say they are, compared to just 2% of Millennials. That’s a mind boggling shift, from one generation to the next.
4. Liberal Birth Rates Are Declining
The Left is about to pay a huge price for denigrating the family and traditional gender roles for so many years. Because liberal women tend to be more career minded and wait longer to have children, they often have fewer kids over the course of their lives. That’s why liberal states always have lower birth rates than conservative states.
All of the states with a birth rate of of 60 or less per 1000 people are liberal, and all of the states with a birth rate of 70 or more per 1000 people are conservative. That may not sound drastic, but consider that these states still have a sizeable mix of conservatives and liberals. Even the most liberal states have millions of conservative residents and vice versa, which offsets the results. If ideology is really driving birth rates, then liberals are probably having very very few children. They’re probably not reaching the minimum replacement rate of 2.1 children per mother.
When you consider how many values kids learn from their parents and carry into adulthood, it’s obvious that the Left has a serious demographic problem. The only way they’ve been able to create more liberals, is through immigration and through indoctrination in the school system. Unfortunately for the Left, they’re not going to have a stranglehold on our schools for much longer either.
5. Leftist Academia Is In Serious Trouble
From Kindergarten to college, our schools are breeding grounds for liberal ideas. That’s become abundantly clear in recent years, as we’ve seen the horrifying rise of political correctness and social justice beliefs on college campuses. These institutions are little more than indoctrination centers for the Left.
But this isn’t going to go on for much longer. We have a whole generation of kids who were buried in over a trillion dollars worth of debt, just so they could get worthless liberal arts degrees that won’t ever help them get a job. They paid tens of thousands of dollars to be indoctrinated by liberal professors, before going back home to live with their parents.
That’s why student loans constitute a bubble in our economy, and once it pops, colleges are going to have to cut back on many classes that don’t actually increase the earning power of students. Coincidentally, the fields of study that harbor the most liberal professors, are the ones that don’t help most students get jobs, like the arts, humanities, liberal arts, gender studies, etc. Someday soon, colleges are going to be forced to trim the fat, and many of these Marxist professors and diversity administrators are going to get the axe. Their positions are incredibly superfluous.
As for the leftists public schools, let’s not forget that the number of kids being homeschooled is growing rapidly, and most of their parents are conservatives. They’re raising a new generation that isn’t going to be brainwashed by government run schools.
And let’s not forget that the mainstream media, which has been largely wed to the left, is dying. So basically, every institution that the Left uses to teach its ideas, from the media to academia, is slowly crumbling away.
In summation, everything liberals have relied on to bolster their ranks, propagate their ideas, and pass their laws, are failing. So there shouldn’t be any doubt. Over the next few decades, America is going to become a very conservative place.