Mating Disruption: The Decline of the West
One of the curious contradictions you’ll find in Atheistkult is how they embrace a purely Materialist view of reality (declaring the Mind to be nothing but the brain, a clockwork, deterministic automaton), while simultaneously rejecting evolution (of the different sub-types of human) as well as evolutionary psychology: they declare that all humans are free, rational beings (minus the soul part) whom can make any decision they want, and that Game is an imaginary security blanket: in no way are the aggregate behaviours of men and women conforming to some sort of pattern.
Humans might be robots – but they’re certainly not animals!
Much like the Libertarians™, they’re scrambling to create an edifice of Objective Truth which is in alignment with Absolute Truth, while denying that the latter exists. That their fragments collapse into schizophrenic Relative Truth is no surprise whatsoever.
But I’m getting off topic. This article’s about Mating Disruption, and the impact it’s having here in the West, driving our birth rates below the replacement level.
Mating Disruption generally refers to the impact humans have on the mating behaviours of different species. Sometimes this can be intentional, as in the case Pest Management through use of artificial pheromones, but more often than not it’s accidental. Most of the literature focuses on insects and amphibians, but I’d prefer to bring your attention to complex species – for instance, birds.
Part of the reason for this widespread disruption is that birdsong, or particularly mating calls, are acoustic in nature and can be greatly effected by human-made noise pollution. This forces birds to leave an otherwise suitable area for breeding, and dramatically reduces the number of opportunities to breed. In addition, larger species of birds, who tend to be endangered or at least threatened anyway) are more susceptible to these disruptions that smaller species of birds. The reason is that larger birds emit lower frequency signals which are easily overpowered by the kinds of noisy disruptions that are created by people (electronic noise, music, traffic, etc.), whereas smaller birds with higher frequency signals can, in many cases, cut through the din.
Our physical behaviour has the potential to impact the wildlife, screwing up their sex lives. Another example would be the burrowing owl (at least according to my ex-girlfriend, the Biologist) – a particularly stupid species which likes to nest under Texas Gates, and then abandons their eggs when a pickup rolls over them.
There’s also the issue of complex chemicals being released into the environment, and the effects these are having. From The Guardian:
In passerines, song is a critical form of communication that is used to identify and attract mates, and to defend a territory. We know that birdsong is sensitive to DDT and to heavy metals, but no one knows whether or how PCBs may affect birdsong.
This study adds valuable detail to a growing body of research that indicates that PCBs affect song characteristics, breeding behavior, reproduction, song preferences, and brain anatomy in birds. Therefore, PCBs are changing a critical component of communication and reproductive success in birds, their song.
Note that it’s not that the chemicals are poisoning them, per se – it’s that a minor variation in their hormonal makeup is all that’s needed to disrupt mating on a demographic level (which certainly puts the dropping testosterone rates amongst humans into perspective).
And then, of course, there’s the problems with getting captive Giant Pandas to breed – a problem which widely known, so I trust I don’t have to go into the sticky details.
The important observation to draw from all of this is that relatively minor impacts are having demographically catastrophic effects. The destruction which occurs when draining a wetland is self-evident: you’re removing an animal’s home. Being self-evident, it’s also fairly easy (‘easy’ being a relative term) to manage: simply avoid draining all the wetlands, and the species will continue to thrive alongside human industry.
To paraphrase Donald Rumsfeld: it’s not the Known Unknowns which are dangerous – it’s the Unknown Unknowns. One day you’re sitting in your backyard, listening to the songbirds – then 5 years pass, and silence reigns.
All because you had to go and buy a leaf blower.
The Mating Dance exists in a precarious balance, and often it’s something utterly innocuous which winds up throwing it off. And once it’s thrown off just a bit, well – I think a birth rate which is two-thirds of the replacement level speaks for itself.
As individuals we’re thinking, rational, “ensouled” beings – even the big-M Materialist has to admit that there’s a massive gulf between us and the animal kingdom – but on the aggregate level, our biology asserts itself; a minor effect on the individual has a massive effect on the population.
In the case of humans, Mating Disruptions are coming in three forms (in addition to the dropping testosterone, mentioned above – and keeping in mind that these are broad generalizations, there is some overlap): technological, economic, and social.
I was driving home one night, stuck waiting for the light to turn, next to a combination Steak House/Night Club near my apartment. Outside in the smoking area was a blonde woman in an expensive dress speaking with several men whose dusky features and ill-fitting suits spoke of the poorer regions of Eastern Europe.
She smiled with that expression I know all too well, and several things crystallized all at once. In my minds eye I saw the stooped shoulders of my colleague in The Corporation, contrasted to the Europeans’ gesticulations which lay somewhere on the spectrum between Entrepreneur and Thug.
No wonder this country’s going to seed, I thought.
My last article covered the delusion of income equality between the sexes; I only touched on it briefly, but one of the major problems with having a plurality of women participating in the workforce, is that a woman’s income distorts her perspective of her male suitors. By becoming his equal, she’s turned him into a neuter: she’s isn’t impressed by his Average Quality Car, and the restaurant he takes her to is the same one that she and her girlfriends visited last week.
Those are the economic problems: only Mr Big can impress her. For the bulk of the women, within one standard deviation of the median income (roughly two thirds of the population), only a man who’s at two standard deviations is acceptable (ballpark at 20%): rough numbers, granted, but I don’t need to pull out charts to show that 2/3 > 1/5.
Nevertheless, the Sex Drive cannot be denied for long; women are eventually going to perform the Mating Dance, even if their partner isn’t the best dancer. Baby Rabies will brook no compromise: reproduction will occur.
Toss in technological change and immigration, however, and the structure begins to collapse.
Japan, being an ethno-state, suffers primarily from the economic and technological stressors – but the technological stressors have completely run amok. Here in the West we’re beginning to realize just how damaging Internet porn can be for the male libido (see Your Brain on Porn for an in-depth analysis) but Japan, with their love of all things robotics, has rapidly slid into full-on addiction.
From Human-Stupidity’s analysis of a BBC documentary about Japan’s declining birth-rates:
Japan is closing maternity wards and elementary schools. Not many children get born. Society is aging quickly.
- @14 minutes: fewer Japanese marry. Only 2% of children born out of wedlock. Only 27% of couples have sex every week.
- @15 minutes: Don’t miss the men with the virtual girl friends. One of them is married and hides the girl friend from his wife. He is not sure which of the two he would choose: wife or computer program.In the video, Japanese men keep repeating that a virtual girl friend is much nicer. The virtual girl friends are usually are teenage age, and the man plays the role of a teenager, too. Virtual girl friends are not messy, no trouble. Why bother with a real woman.
I recommend watching the whole video: things are worse than you think.
Here in the West, the impact from the technology isn’t quite so strong. Our major problem is the forced intermingling and faux-integration of various peoples and cultures; my above story about the Eastern European immigrants sums it up perfectly.
The majority of our native men are trapped in feminist hell holes, constantly kowtowing to the Idol of Political Correctness. Think of the birds whose songs have been altered by chemicals – that’s what a Modern Man sounds like to a woman. Something’s off about him – there’s a fear, deep in his soul – and without being able to put her finger on it, all of her instincts scream “Unacceptable mating partner!”
Enter the recent immigrant.
Normally, the immigrant would scare her off; through a combination of biology and culture, his body movements aren’t quite right. He doesn’t perform the mating dance the way the Men of her native land are supposed to. At times he gets too close – and at others, he’s too far away.
But her native environment is full of men who are A) insufficient on the economic level, and B) brow-beaten into exhibiting effeminate behaviour. She could possibly overlook one of these – she might even be able to overlook both of them, if these men were her only options – but when the immigrant with the grating gestures shows up at her favourite bar, all of her male coworkers are drowned out in his charismatic display, “wrong” though it may be.
Think of the birds whose mating calls are drowned out by industrial equipment.
The immigrant, meanwhile, is partly shielded against Feminist indoctrination through our celebration of Multiculturalism and our fears of being called racist. When he steps out of line at work, an exception is made for his sake – not always, but often. Maybe it’s just an aspect of his culture which we have to tolerate. Like Set weighing a soul against a feather, Human Resources weighs the Multiculturalism lobby against the Feminist lobby – was the immigrant’s behaviour bad enough to tip the scale? If yes, he’s fired – often in utter bafflement since he didn’t suffer 12 years of Feminist indoctrination – if not, he carries on as usual.
His masculine behaviour – his audacious impunity – is borne upon ignorance of the dire threat he faces, but the women around him don’t notice that: all they think is, Finally – a real man who isn’t afraid of his own shadow!
None of this is meant to vilify the immigrant; he’s just responding to the situation that’s presented to him, and doing the best he can with it. Quite frankly, he’s a victim of this schizophrenic system, too.
The child-like mind views all situations as zero sum games: one winner, one loser. In the real world almost nothing is a zero sum game – far more common is the Free Market Economic situation, where all participants are better off, and wealth and beauty and love are ever on the increase. When a people are left free, when they are able to secure their identity, civilization flourishes.
Then there are the times when destruction reigns, and all are worse off. Just look at the ammunition for the Carl Gustav 84mm Rocket Launcher: each round costs about $4000. That’s $4000 of your own money down the drain, spent on destroying something someone else holds dear. Zero sum games: they just don’t happen.
Brother Obsidian from Just Four Guys describes what’s happening to the Black community, as this forced integration shows it’s ugly face:
The article is perhaps even more profound for what it doesn’t say, than what it does – that a “decent date” is something only college-educated and degreed Men can offer to Women, and/or that only “decent dates” from such Men are what counts. And, as the ensuing comments following the article were keen to point out, invariably these kinds of discussions turn to the “dating/mating/marrying down” variety – i.e., college-educated/white collar professional, and highly accomplished Women, having to “slum it” with their lesser male counterparts.
While this kind of news is a bit of a shock to our White brothers and sisters, it is by no means anything new to us Brothas and Sistas – indeed, it has been the broken record soundtrack of many of our lives, at least mine. If I had a dollar for everytime I’d seen, heard or read from or about Sistas being in the unenviable position of having it all except an “equal” who was “on their level” I’d never again have to work anywhere. This kind of narrative – which does indeed have its basis in fact, I am fully aware and freely admit – has been extant for most of my post-highschool life.
To debate whether the differences between races are biological or cultural ignores that the latter is a result of the former, and in any case the point is moot: as things stand there are substantial differences between the races, which become relevant when they’re forced into a universal standard.
Within the black community, two things are happening to the women: first, they’re being bought-off by liberal welfare dollars, disproportionately allocated to the women over the men, and second, their lower levels of aggression allows them to conform to White institutions which are restrictive to the Black man’s character.
White Men have every right to be upset about Blacks stealing their women – and Black Men have every right to be upset about Whites corrupting theirs. As for the Asians, Indians, and Middle Easterners who have recently immigrated to the West – I’m not sure exactly what’s going on in their communities, but I’ve seen more than enough slutty Indian girls to suspect that they have some legitimate beefs as well.
Call it “The Tyranny of Equal Expectations”. Equality before the Law is one thing – but the equal treatment of people outside of the law is monstrous. A good father will take the measure of his children, and dole out the punishments according to each one’s character; for him to do otherwise is to guarantee that some will receive punishments which are excessively cruel, while others never receive the correction they desperately need.
You can have equality or you can have equity; you can’t have both.
This conception of ethnic identity is closely related to Nationalist Protectionism, an issue the Liberals were attacking a century past; it’s merely an updated form of the same argument. At present they seek the Liberation from Ethnicity, while in 1914 they were seeking the Liberation from National Economies. On paper it all seems to work, but when you analyze History, you start to notice something strange:
Every successful nation, and all of the world powers, have been protectionist, ethno-states.
A final thought to leave you on:
I find Jim Crow Laws to be incredibly offensive. Not because of the reputation they’re saddled with in the modern mind (I never trust the victor’s history), but because looking at the laws, I find quite a bit which I find morally offensive, and in looking at their advocates, I see occasional person who – heck, I’ll even use a Liberal word – I see the occasional bigot who harbours contempt for his fellow man, just for being different.
However, I can’t help noticing that the rates of Black business ownership were far higher before the Civil Rights era granted everybody Equality…
Reversed stupidity is not intelligence; that’s just a fancy way of saying that you shouldn’t throw the baby out with the bath water. The progressives have been running roughshod over every group they’ve touched, forcing a liberalization of laws upon the land, and then blaming the conservatives for the unexpected consequences that those laws wrought. Sure, there’s quite a bit I don’t like about the past – but there’s a Hell of a lot more I don’t like about the present.
Maybe it’s time we started rethinking the “evils” of ethnic identity – for all of our sakes!