Editor’s Note: Big thanks to Steve for providing a couple important links in this article!
In it he discussed the situation in Europe, especially within the lens of r/K Selection Theory.
If anyone hasn’t read that interview in its entirety I would highly recommend doing so.
It is very appropriate that on the same week we publish it we see an almost perfect illustration of r/K selection in the events in Germany.
To wit, the following picture is of the wreckage of the truck attack that killed 12 and injured 49 at a Christmas Market in Berlin:
In the immediate aftermath of the attack the strain was palpable among the elites. One could almost see them wondering aloud over whether the attack could somehow be blamed on Russia. It was soon revealed to be the same scenario it always is though, as a young Tunisian Muslim had hijacked the truck and mowed down the bystanders.
From the BBC:
The Tunisian man wanted for the Berlin lorry attack which killed 12 people and injured 49 had been under surveillance earlier this year, media reports say.
Anis Amri, 23, was reportedly monitored on suspicion of planning a robbery in order to pay for guns but surveillance was lifted for lack of evidence.
Before entering Germany, he served four years for arson in Italy and faced a jail sentence in absentia in Tunisia.
The failed asylum seeker is now the subject of a manhunt across Europe.
An arrest warrant was issued after his residence permit was found in the cab of the lorry that left a trail of carnage at a Christmas market near Berlin’s most famous shopping street, the Kurfuerstendamm, on Monday evening.
The German authorities warn he could be armed and dangerous and are offering a reward of up to €100,000 (£84,000; $104,000) for information leading to his arrest.
This was another classic 4th Generation Warfare attack, in the same vein as so many that have come before. Each was committed by Muslims, and in each the target was symbolic of some aspect of Western (White/Christian/Secular) culture Islam seeks to destroy.
Bataclan – openly ‘Satanic’ (based on the lyrics, etc) and decadent/degenerate rock music show
Pulse Nighclub – homosexuality, degeneracy
Charlie Hebdo – free press, attacks on Islam
9/11 – Symbol of America (the Great Satan), the financial industry, modernity
Berlin – A Christmas Market (Christianity)
Geert Wilders very appropriately put all blame on Angela Merkel, and tweeted a picture of her with blood on her hands. He rightly pointed to the fact that it is fundamentalist Progressives who are responsible for these deaths, just as much as a parent who sits a toddler down in a pen next to an angry, starving pitbull.
Such truths are readily apparent to us- the K-Selected- as Anonymous Conservative explained in his interview.
Yet there are many others who see things 180 degrees differently.
Take the following comment left at voxday.blogspot.com:
Closing the borders is not going to solve anything. Especially with thousands of extremists of variety of sorts already within the EU, some of them for couple generations. We must change our societies to accommodate our new citizens. Like President Obama said, the west will become less white and we will better for it. If white people do not want to accept that and work towards a better future then we deserve further reprisals.
Many of these incidents are clear responses to the violence and rhetoric of the West perpetrated against Muslims at home and abroad. As a citizen of a country who is a major aggressor and who actively terrorizes entire regions, I recognize my complicity in all of this. I vote for candidates with the knowledge that their policies will lead to further acts of war and terrorism of other people. I am not surprised when acts of terror are committed against ‘my’ people. Sad and angry, yes. Both sides are wrong, neither side is justified. And yet I’m sympathetic to both the aggressors and aggressees in whichever particular attack that’s being discussed.
I should note that it is of course possible this comment was the work of a troll impersonating a liberal (although the commenter never affirmed this or responded to attacks by others, including our good friend Jeffrey Johnson), but either way, the rhetoric certainly matches that of many on the left. They truly support continued immigration and open borders, and they truly feel that Europe ‘deserves’ such horrors as a result of their ‘colonial history’ and ‘White privilege’.
We see a great example of that this morning, from the new Swedish head of ‘Counter-Extremism’, who is seeking to blame jihadism on the ‘White Power movement’ (see link here).
Are such individuals are the ‘r-Selected’, to cite the term from Anonymous Conservative’s theory? The answer is quite clearly yes, although I think it is best described as a continuum.
On one end are the orthodox fundamentalist Progressives, who have bought into the religion wholly and completely. These are the nutjob Angela Merkel types relentlessly driving on the death and destruction that comes from Cultural-Marxism.
On the other hand is the average person, who does not think too deeply on these things, and is likely to vaguely echo the majority line on most issues. To cite another interview we recently did, these are the majorities of populations that will never fully ‘awaken’, that Les Brigandes discussed, who must be prodded and pushed and lead by the vocal and passionate and powerful minorities that drive civilizational change.
I think that the ideas about r-Selection within r/K Selection Theory pertain to both groups. A detailed breakdown is probably possible, but we must also remember it is a model, which can be applied in various ways.
The ultimate question however- which I brought up at the end of the interview with Anonymous Conservative– is that of what lessons r/K theory has for us on the question of effecting political and metapolitical change.
On the surface, if famines/wars/resource shortages/etc represent a process of K-Selection that ‘K-ifies’ a population, then one would assume the shortest path to ‘awakening’ a culture would be to bombard them with as much evidence of how bad things are as possible. To effectively make them aware of the dangers and existential threats and ‘shortages’ facing them.
This should not be difficult, as there is no shortage of horrors occurring daily in modern Europe.
Those horrors- and this one- with a young Muslim man mowing down one’s fellow citizens with a giant truck- seem like they should be all the K-type stimuli a group of people (even if r-Selected) must need to wake up.
Yet we, as K-Selected individuals- are constantly amazed, after attack after attack, and after mass rape after mass rape, that this doesn’t happen.
I think there are important reasons for this though- and ones that would not have existed throughout most of human history.
The first is that today, humans can always pick up and move. These families in Germany know that they can emigrate to Austrlia, New Zealand, Canada, or the Czech Republic (although as ever, we hope the Visegrad Nations will deny safe harbor and citizenship to those Western European Progressives who caused the problem in the first place). With this being the case, rapes and murders like those on display in these pictures and videos are still important stimuli- but not as existentially terrifying as they would have been to a more sedentary, immovable culture or group of people at various times in the past.
The second is the presence of Cultural Marxism/Progressivism, and the immense power it possesses as a belief system.
The ideas of Anonymous Conservative– and those of Peter Turchin with his ‘Fathers and Sons’ theory- both suggest that cycles of alternating r and K generations have been with humans since we were in hunter-gatherer societies. Fathers fight through famines and then use their attained skills and greatness to create gluts, which cause r-Selection among their children’s generation which starts the process all over again.
However, there would have been few such societies where a religion or belief system was strong enough to override (even partially) such normal K-Selection. I believe we are seeing that today though in the case of Western Europeans and Cultural-Marxism. The difference may be that Cultural-Marxism is in fact not a native belief system at all, and instead something foisted upon Western Europeans by certain ‘cosmopolitan’ elements wielding power within their societies.
Whatever the case, it suggests that normal K-Selection will take longer in this instance than it perhaps ‘naturally’ would.
I think it also suggests that no matter how much death and carnage and rape the r-Selected see, many will continue to just make sense of it through a Cultural-Marxist paradigm or lens, and that this phenomenon will be to a degree quite shocking to most of us.
I think one conclusion that results then is that the most effective metapolitical energy is directed not at trying to change their understanding of the reality- what is actually happening- as to change their most basic ways of thinking.
I wish I had a crystal ball to know the most effective ways to do that, but I take solace in the fact there are so many in our movement studying such arts.
Here is a meme that perfectly sums it up:
I think the above image represents a very important idea, which is the importance of changing not just the perceptions but the thought processes of our yet to be awakened brethren. That such is a transformation that will not just happen in the rational, logical, ‘top parts’ of their brains, but rather deep down in the instinctual, emotional, almost metaphysical parts of their being.
Therefore I would say that that is the main takeaway I have had from reading and re-reading Anonymous Conservative’s ideas on the same week another maddeningly ‘normal’ terror attack hit Berlin- that while we all wish the countless murders and rapes would effect an immediate K-Selection within our people, perhaps instead it shall be the metapolitical power of meme warfare that ultimately accounts for that shift.
Either way, war is coming to Europe, and those like Angela Merkel, Heiko Maas, and all the other who precipitated these horrors, will one day be held to account.