Are you dear readers ready to be blown away?
As my long time readers know, your humble blogger has taken it upon himself to chronicle the Restoration of all things in Christ, which incidentally is the mission statement of the Deus Ex Machina blog.
In order to chronicle the Restoration, what is of critical importance to understand is that our Faith comes from two sources, one of which is that which is known through “natural light of human reason from the things that are made”.
The other source of our Faith is that which is known through “divine revelation.”
The reason that the former source is so important, is that it is this part of our Faith that was suppressed in the years leading up the Second Vatican Council. And therefore, your humble blogger has undertaken it upon himself to return it to its proper place of pride.
Furthermore, it was this source of our Faith that was taught through the Thomistic approach. And as my loyal reader know, the manner in which Thomism was suppressed within the post-conciliar church was succinctly explained by John Lamont in his seminal essay titled Attacks on Thomism.
The consequence of suppressing Thomism, thereby suppressing the “rational” part of our Faith, was that it made the Catholic Faith more “protestant”. In other words, the post-conciliar sect is nothing more than a “denomination” based on sola Scriptura.
And since this sect is sola Sriptura based, and without a fixed interpretive “tradition” for that which they read, they have no way in which to discern whether to interpret the bible as the Lutherans do, or to interpret it as do the Evangelical Pentecostals. This chaotic approach gives them flexibility on the one hand, which is great for ecumenism, but it also has completely detached them from objective reality.
This detachment from reality, which has surpassed even the most daft protestant sects, has in fact metamorphosed, or rather mutated into the realm of “magic thinking”. And an example of this, as I have documented in previous posts, is that in this new post-conciliar “religion”, 2+2 can equal 5 as per our Jesuit friend’s assertion.
It is this aspect of the post-conciliar “mind” that r/K Theory explains quite definitively. But I am getting ahead of myself and digress…
So the manner in which to bring reason, not to mention sanity back into the post-conciliar church’s theological structures, your humble blogger developed a axiomatic principle termed the LEX ARMATICUS.
In its basic form, the LEX ARMATICUS states that:
Those individuals and institutions that comply to the et Invisibilium, will remain a part of the Visibisium Omnium. Those that do not, will be consigned to the trash heap of history.
Where the following definitions hold:
Visibisium Omnium – all the material “things” that we can identify with our senses (touch, sight, feel, smell, taste)
et Invisibilium – all the non-material laws and processes that regulate the visibilium omnium (e.g. the laws of physics – classical mechanics and quantum mechanics, laws of mathematics, rules of logic, etc.)
One of the key applications of the LEX ARMATICUS was used when identifying and analyzing the natural phenomenon known as the State of Necessity (SofN). We used this versatile mechanism to identify the SofN in no less than THREE different sub-sets of the et Invisibilium, namely theology, law and political science. This last sighting of the SofN was during a speech that Archbishop Georg Gänswein gave on behalf of Pope Benedict XVI. The reference to SofN in this speech allowed us, using our proprietary methodology, to assert the following: Ockham’s Razor Finds: Benedict Still Pope, Francis Is False Pope, Universal Church in State of Necessity since 24 April, 2005.
Today, we roll out the LEX ARMATICUS in order to help us put another piece of research from the area of behavioral science, but also partly from the political science field, into its proper CONTEXT. This research theory that appears to be very solid is what is known as the r/K Selection Theory in Evolutionary Ecology.
Without going into to many specifics, what the r/K Theory posits is that human behavior, including political inclinations in individuals, are determined to a high degree by physiological factors.
To be more precise, what appears to be the case is that there is a causal relationship between the size (proper development) of one’s Amygdala, a part of the human brain that develops due to a person’s experiencing of adverse outcomes.
Aside, the Amygdala are almond-shaped masses of gray matter that are part of the limbic system and are located in the temporal lobes of the cerebral hemispheres in the brain.
So this is the introduction. Below is the source article from the Anonymous Conservative blog and the original post can be found here. I have abridged it to keep it from being too long.
I have also taken it upon myself to watch over 4 hours of video presentations on just this subject, produced by Stefan Molyneux. I have linked to these videos in this post. At the top is a video of the program with Bill Whittle. Below is the three video series that provide an in-depth explanation of the science behind the r/K Theory.
And finally, I highly recommend that you dear reader read the below and watch the videos. When watching the video’s, please keep in mind the behavior of a certain Roman cleric who has been acting very strangely since… well, since he arrived in Rome as far as we have been able to observe.
Once you get to the 4th video, you will have a very comprehensive understanding for why he does what he does.
And when the next conclave rolls around, it would be a wise idea for the College of Cardinals to have MRI’s performed on all the brains of the papabile in order to determine whether those candidates have properly developed Amygdalas.
Note bene: It might also be a good idea to pass it around to any family members who have children at home, especially young children.
Think You Know Everything About Conservatism, Liberalism, and Politics?
Get Ready to be Blown Away.
This is the new idea sweeping behind the scenes in Political Science, and being discussed in hushed tones by frightened professors throughout Leftist academia. It asserts that Liberalism is little more than a programmed suite of rabbit-like behavioral urges, designed to exploit resource excess within our populations. It is based upon the foundational concept in the study of reproductive strategies, called r/K Selection Theory in Evolutionary Ecology, and no political junkie who reads it can help but be awed.
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.
The premise of this highly substantiated scientific work is that all of politics is really a battle between the K-strategist wolves within our society, designed to battle in a world of scarce resources and fierce competition, and the r-strategist rabbits, designed to freely graze the bounty of a sudden resource glut and rapidly explode in numbers to exploit such a glut.
The implications of such a work on our perceptions of each ideology’s morals and propriety are mind boggling. Get the book for free, and see for yourself!
r/K Selection Theory
A concept in biology which postulates that nature will tend to produce two different psychologies, each adapted to a specific environment. It states that animals which are competitive and protective of family, sexually selective and monogamous, imbued with regard for two parent family life, desirous that offspring wait until mature to mate, and loyal to in-group are designed to produce highly fit and competitive offspring, designed to compete in an environment of resource scarcity.
Animals that exhibit a cowardly nature, promiscuous mating strategy, single parenting style, early sexualization of young, and no loyalty to in-group are designed to exploit a resource glut by producing as many offspring as possible, as fast as possible, without regard to offspring quality.
The K-selected Wolf
Wolves are a quintessential K-strategist species. Wolves are competitive and protective, because they must fight for food to survive. They carefully select the fittest mate, and monopolize that fit mate, so that their offspring will be as genetically fit as possible, relative to peers. They embrace two-parent family values, as offspring are reared carefully in a loving and supportive pack/family environment, so they will have the best chance of succeeding themselves in their own competitions. They do not allow offspring to mate until mature and proven in competition, so any immaturity will not lead to their offspring securing sub-par monogamous mates. Finally, they develop a strong pack-loyalty to maximize the chances of their pack’s competitive success, and by extension, their own. Males evolve to be courageous and strong as they set out to provision the family and absorb any risk, while females carefully nurture offspring back at the den.
The r-selected Rabbit
Rabbits are quintessential r-strategists. Rabbits live in fields of grass they never fully exhaust. Their goal is to produce as many offspring as quickly as possible. They flee from danger, because to fight for food that they can get elsewhere is an unnecessary risk. They mate promiscuously with any mate, because their goal is solely to reproduce, absent concerns for genetic quality – when resources are everywhere, even the most defective offspring can find food, mate, and pass genes forward. While males are off mating as often as possible, females raise offspring alone, and quickly send them on their way to whelp a new litter. Offspring begin having sex early, to maximize numbers of their own offspring. Loyalty to in-group is unknown to the rabbit, because there is no competition for resources, since resources are everywhere. Among r-strategists, males will tend to exhibit smaller, more feminine, less robust physical qualities, to better facilitate fleeing and showy displays of flash and beauty, to facilitate mate attraction, and mating. r-strategist females, by contrast will tend to grow big, assertive, and ill-tempered, to better occupy a more masculine family role, provisioning and protecting the offspring they raise alone.
Liberalism isn’t intellectual. It is merely the rabbit’s r-selected Reproductive Strategy, intellectualized in humans who exhibit it instinctually. Its only purpose is to exploit a resource excess in our society. This information kills Liberals, if you point it out to them, because it strips Liberalism of any intellectual justification, leaving it as merely a conglomeration of r-selected urges that K-selected humans oppose instinctually. This work is what we were waiting for, and it will alter our political debates forever.