Ugly socialist genes

Ugly socialist genes, by David Archibald.

The current animus from the left, culminating in the attempted murder of a number of Republicans in Washington, has led some to ask if another civil war is upon us. We conservatives don’t seek such a thing, but if it is forced upon us we should not worry too much. … We would win and there would be less socialism afterwards, much less.

The human line split off from the great apes six million years ago. … The biggest [difference] is our big, energy-hungry brain. … The brains of human three to five year olds have a 40 percent higher energy demand than adult brains. And the energy supply has to be constant otherwise the infant brain might suffer permanent damage.

In chimpanzee family life, well there isn’t any. The male does not provide food to the female or the fruit of their loins conjoined. The mother provides for herself and the infant learns to forage very early in life. It is a different story in humans. The mother by herself cannot provide the large and constant food supply that the infant requires, so human pair bonding was invented so that the male would contribute to the pool from his efforts at hunting. …

Hunting success is patchy and the infant needs food every day. In northern regions where the ground was frozen for months, male hunting success was the only source of food for a good part of the year. To overcome the problem of hunting patchiness, group food pooling behaviour was developed, and to some extent likely coded in our genes.

That was a big problem because it was also the invention of socialism and kept us back for hundreds of thousands of years. Stone Age tribes work on the basis that all large game, perhaps larger than a rabbit, is shared out in the tribe so that nobody misses out. …

In Palaeolithic tribes in the tropics and temperate regions, men, hunting in a group, would bring in about half the calories. The game they brought in would be divided up between the families in the tribe equally such that all the children lived in nutritional homogeneity. No matter how good a hunter might be, his children fared no better than anyone else’s. This evened out hunting success which is patchy for big game. …

The alternative would be for individual hunters and their families to catch and kill their own. But even the best hunter would have days on which his children went hungry with consequent brain damage. At the same time there was no incentive to work harder. Hunting got you killed and if you kept working then you were just feeding someone else’s family. A consequence of all that is that evolution was very slow. There was group selection and we can see that in the displacement of the Neanderthals and others. But the selection pressure within the group was slight.

So our antecedents invented a form of communism to keep the children fed. That held sway for a couple of million years right up to the invention of agriculture which turned everything on its head. Hunter-gatherers had no way of storing food. Agriculturalists could store large quantities of grain which would carry them through the bad patches. Suddenly, instead of extra work getting you killed in a hunting accident, the more work you did, the more likely you were to survive. Human evolution sped up dramatically post the invention of agriculture only 10,000 years ago. …

Marxism provided an intellectual veneer for group food pooling behaviour in the industrial age, and the welfare state enforces it. …

The proclivity to work or not work has a genetic basis and the genes are close to being identified. The fact that there is a laziness gene in the human genome shouldn’t be a surprise because there are genes for other things such as violence. Thankfully, the violence genes were largely rinsed out of western society over the last thousand years thanks to the execution of murderers by the state as detailed by Steven Pinker in “The Better Angels Of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined”. One thousand years ago, England had a murder rate similar to that of current day Afghanistan which is thirty times higher than the current English murder rate. What happened in between is that the English judicial system rinsed out most of the genes for impulsive violence. Afghanistan and places like it never had that rinsing and thus they have a genetic disposition to much higher levels of violence than what we are used to.

Rinsing socialism out of the human genome through the judicial system will take forever. A civil war would speed up the process handily. ….

Viewed correctly, socialism is caused by recessive genes that want to drag humanity backwards to before the agricultural revolution.