Thursday, February 6, 2014

Culture as Human Capital

Civilization is really quite fragile. Russell Kirk once said it's a "hothouse flower" and once it goes what is released is "Chaos and Old Night." You know, Yog-Sothoth, the Lurker at the Threshold, and Nyarlathotep, the Crawling Chaos. (That's H.P. Lovecraft, who those who do not recognize the allusions.)

Because I know civilization is so fragile, and when it goes what is released when it goes off the rails is so horrible, this technically makes me a "conservative." A leftist, on the other hand, wants to destroy society because they think all the inherent goodness of humanity will pop up - or else they think human nature is so malleable it an be Gumbied into anything.

That's why I consider liberals and leftists to be monsters, which of course they don't know and certainly wouldn't believe if told. Self-delusion know no limits.

Because of what I am, I am exquisitely sensitive to That Which Destroys. It's not like I have any choice in the matter. I yam what I yam, toot toot.

All monster stories, i.e., horror stores, have the same structure: the good attacking the bad, chaos intruding into order, the unnatural attacking the natural...these days I like to use the Machine State attacking the Natural State.

Since art imitates life, this means, unfortunately, that there is horror in life, which is always attacking the good, so people always have to be on guard against it, and and always fight it.

The PC modern schools and multiculturalism, for two examples, are monsters that destroy. I often personify these things..."Yep, that's Nyarlathotep, the Crawling Chaos trying to eat that kid!"

These two monsters in particular eat up our human capital, which is what keeps culture going.

Some years ago I was picking up one of my nephews early from school. I was standing in the hallway when I saw one of the typically overweight, unattractive female teachers manhandling a little boy into one of those "time-out" rooms. He was screaming in fury and yelling at the top of his lungs. "Get your hands off of me! Leave me alone!"

I had an image of this Harpie dragging this kid off to Moloch to be sacrificed (yes, I know I'm mixing my metaphors, but I can do that). Was what she doing improving the situation or making it worse? I'm sure she wanted peace and quiet, even if it meant making the kid hate her and school.

I sometimes wonder how he turned out.

I often think, "Does this improve things, or make it worse? Does it improve people (and therefore society) or make it worse?"

Of course I see a fair amount of "make worse" today. Which means we are destroying our human capital, which means society it going backwards.

Human capital can be considered as standing on the shoulders of the people who came before us. It's the accumulation of culture we pass on to our children. It is a huge accumulation.

I also tend to see things as "human sacrifice or not?" I know it sounds a little skewed, but it's not. It's a useful way of looking at things. Multiculturalism is really about sacrificing white people and white culture to Third Worlders and their fetid cultures. Public schools are the same way. Kids go in one end and come out the other 12 years later, and they've been sacrificed to Cultural Marxism.

It's amazing how we are mangling our kids, and of course destroying our human capital. Sacrificing it, that is. It means the destruction of our culture, and that means Cthulhu is waiting to eat us alive.


Anonymous said...

The public schools in this country are actually fascist in origin. Socialists invaded the educational establishment, but the original goal was to create malleable worker drones and gullible consumers.

Anonymous said...

There is an interesting article which talks about the effect of multiculturalism on the nation's colleges, where it's more felt than in high school.

The Anti-Gnostic said...

Yes, Western civilization is quite fragile. And when it's gone, it's gone.

Large swathes of formerly Western lands will have no written language in a few generations.