WHY CAN”T WE RESPOND TO COVID (THE DEEP ANSWER)
—“Curt: Would a communist government solve the COVID problem better?”–
Communism is impossible, for reasons we have known for a century now: (a) human cognition is acquisitive (a) humans require good incentive or will find worse ones, (b) economic calculation is impossible (although this is still a matter of scholarly debate). Capitalism isn’t possible for reasons we now know. And we know that the Cosmopolitan Capitalist movement was a war on European Rule of Law of Reciprocity. European rule of law will produce markets and will produce capital concentration, and the gains of consumer capitalism, but will not allow for internationalization (export) of profits and will require nationalization of profits (conversion of profits into commons for the people.) So the communism-capitalism debate was always another Marxist fraud. Communism and Capitalism are ‘rule by men’. Rule of Law prohibits rule by men, and prohibits the corruption of communism, and the criminality of capitalism.
DO YOU MEAN THE CHINESE MODEL?
If you mean is the Chinese Authoritarian, Expansionist, Racist, Nationalist, State Capitalist model superior? Well, The Chinese didn’t copy the communists – they aren’t a communist government. Instead, they copied the Nazis – they are a Fascist Government. And what they have done, as the Germans did, is prove that Fascism, not democracy, not social democracy, not communism, won the war of political models of the 19th and 20th Centuries. Why? Because (a) intolerance for political competition, (good), (b) desperate attempt to maintain legitimacy by keeping the people happy, (good), (c) using debt (state capitalism) instead of forced labor (state socialism), (good), (e) creating an economy rather than a military (good), (f) using that economy to build the world’s dominant military (good), (g)
This is a great example of repeating my message that there is only one possible form of economy: mixed economy of state labor, subsidized labor, market organization of market labor, private investment in short term returns, and state investment in long term capital investment returns; and there is only only one possible form of government: dynamic Military-Authoritarian, Republic Market, and Social Democratic Redistributive, depending upon conditions.
Because there is no steady-state in nature, and all civilizations must constantly adapt to change. The Romans understood this and we don’t. There is a good reason for constitutional military aristocracy and monarchs in times of war and crisis, upper-middle class and republican governments in peace, and lower houses of parliament for common people in times of windfalls. The only problem is developing the method of shifting from primarily republican (economic), to monarchic (war), to redistribution (windfalls). This is, as I understand it, the only remaining question in political theory: that criteria.
CREATING OUR FRAGILITY
The Jewish postwar anti-European initiative to move the failed communist movement to America and to change first to neo-marxism (cultural marxism) to undermine western law tradition history and culture, then Postmodernism (social construction of falsehoods through repetition) and feminism (undermining the family and tradition) was successful in demilitarizing western civilization in Europe postwar, in America in response to Vietnam.
The military still conducts continuous exercises and frequent self-falsification exercises. Meaning they run war games. These wargames serve to train for emergencies, and test the organization. But without traditional military service or militia service by a large number of men, or a requirement for military service to serve in politics, ‘empirical pessimistic, risk-driven, military epistemology’ has been eradicated from not only the political sphere, but the bureaucracy, and the public. We have failed to maintain traditional European “anti-fragility”. And instead, become fragile – unable to adapt to shocks. It’s the military experience that makes organizations able to adapt to shocks, rather than ‘settle into sedentary expectations of continuous growth’.
Instead, as happens in all organizations not subject to stress and shocks, work expands to fill all available time, and ‘employee income and benefits’ seek to consume all available capital – and the core mission is sacrificed for bureaucratic consumption. This applies to state monopolies and publicly traded companies alike. The only continuous market pressure that maintains ‘good civic behavior’ is in the small and medium business owners, and independent craftsmen and laborers. this is why there is such a political divide: the chief function of a college education is to allow people to exit the market and responsibility for outcomes. And with the decline in farming as the primary small business, and with the intentional absence of required education in economics and law to make the public informed, we create an ignorant population, lacking both republican (economic), and aristocratic (military) education – and able to adapt to change and shocks.
So when we encounter a shock, it is not possible to switch from social democratic redistributive governance, bureaucratic, social, and economic organization, to republican and govern like statesmen independent of one’s political party, but we can’t any longer imagine shifting to the military order, in which all of us must sacrifice for the common good.
THE COVID FAILURE
The WHO is first and foremost a political organization founded in the postwar period where Americans maintained the British empire, took over the UK Pound as the World Reserve Currency, and using its navy, regulated the world standard of political behavior. But today it is paid for, and not by Americans – but by Chinese – so it is a compromised organization of no value whatsoever. The WHO, World Bank, UN, and NATO are effectively anti-European political organizations. But at least they aren’t domestic government organizations.
Conversely. Homeland Security and CDC are both failures and they will continue to be. The HS, Disaster Recovery, and CDC do not regularly run self-falsifying war games that are designed to test their points of failure. They have no influence or responsibility for transforming American manufacturing to the production of strategic necessities for emergencies of national scale. They were designed for the ‘small’ problem of hurricanes not for the large problems of war on our economy, war on our infrastructure, war by plague, by accidental plague, or by say, volcanic eruption. Why? Because it’s expensive and that would mean devoting money to TESTING whether they were capable rather than employee intellectual satisfaction, career advancement, income consumption, and benefits consumption. (which is how those organizations work).
The only organization capable of performing crisis-organization is the military. And thanks to the Clinton-Obama undermining of the military by turning it from purely empirical, purely, results-oriented, purely crisis-oriented mission, into a social program for redistribution of income, away from working-class American males, it doesn’t appear our military can perform that crisis function any longer either.
The simple example to illustrate the problem is that Prussia alone created European martial excellence and created the german economic miracle by consequence of its discipline -where the french had to have a bloody revolution that they have not an never will recover from.
The Chinese had the red army and could recover – India doesn’t have that army and can’t. The Arab world can’t even make an army and has to rely on terrorists to get their strategic work done. Hence the rise of Turkey again.
The foundation of western civilization is the military tradition. It’s where our politics, laws, technology, commerce, our reason, empiricism, science, medicine, and rapid evolution came from. It’s where our adaptability came from. It’s where our roman adaptive government came from. It’s where our commercial and technological adaptability came from.
And for reasons historians will explain in great detail – but are primarily due to the postwar movement of civilizational undermining from Europe – where it succeeded in creating the destruction by Jewish Bolshevism in Russia, and causing European fascism to resist it, creating the second world war that destroyed the European civilization and empires – to America, where the Jewish bolshevik communist, neo-Marxist, postmodernist, anti-male-feminist, Human Difference Denial movement (really, the counter-eugenics movement).
The most likely candidate for our decline is upon granting women the franchise in exchange for their entry into the workforce thanks to automation, we failed to give women a separate house of government from men. Because in retrospect, as in Rome, it was women and the underclasses that fell for the false promises of Marxism, Postmodernism, feminism, and political correctness – just as women and slaves (the underclass) fell for the false promise of Christianity and gave us the dark ages.
Welcome to the next dark age.
Welcome to our failure to pass the great filter.
Welcome to the recognition of why the universe is empty of advanced life.
The miracle of cooperation.
The miracle of the division of labor.
Contains the seeds of its own demise:
The failure to persist the martial empiricism
The failure to persist selection pressure by market means.
And the exhaustion of planetary resources