The tsunamis of stupidity, incompetence, and ideological delusion

The tsunamis of stupidity, incompetence, and ideological delusion. By Al Fin.

The bright and productive populations of Europe, East Asia, and the Anglosphere are shrinking. The dull and indolent populations of sub Saharan Africa and other tribal regions are growing. Humans need their best minds to solve the problems of the future — but the best minds are not reproducing. They are wallowing in a groupthink delusion and are dying off. …

Russia is in the middle of its own demographic collapse, losing about 1 million in population per year. This population crisis led Vladimir Putin to invade Ukraine, with the goal of making Ukraine’s 45 million people into “instant Russians.” …

China’s working population is in decline. China is slowly sinking under the weight of its old people, and China has no meaningful retirement system or social safety net. But of more immediate concern is that the one thing that has been supporting Chinese economic growth since 2008 — the building and real estate boom — is crashing, leading to growing social unrest. …

Meanwhile in the countries that actually created the modern world, a groupthink malady has taken over. In the advanced countries in North America, Europe, Australia/NZ, etc., a groupthink delusion has settled in like a mind-fog over universities, governments, large media conglomerates, and popular culture. The new elites and overlords are making plans to downsize populations, economies, energy production and to eliminate any possibility of a coming resurgence in favor of an expansive and abundant human future. Of course this has been the plan of these people since the 1960’s when the overpopulation theme was dominant. …

Ideology and delusion are triumphing over reality:

It is important to realize that the doom that gets you will not be demographics. It will be something else that was made possible by the demographic implosion that shook the ground from beneath your feet, somewhat unexpectedly.

When elites are tangled up in ideology at the expense of reality, bad things are likely to happen.

In Russia, a corrupt Putin and his pals are caught up in the “Great Russian Empire” delusion which they cannot let go of. Unable to accept the reality that Russia is just a mid-level oil/gas producer and not a superpower, Putin felt compelled to invade Ukraine in order to maintain his delusions.

In China, a megalomaniacal Xi is convinced that it is his destiny to lead China to its rightful place as the global hegemon. But Xi did not see that the props were falling out from under China’s rise to economic and political dominance. If Xi makes the mistake of invading Taiwan, it will be out of Xi’s misguided sense of “manifest destiny.” But it will be the failing demographics of China that sets the stage for his failure.

In Europe, a delusional commitment to the ideology of apocalyptic climate change led countries like Germany to abandon workable forms of electric power and heat, in favor of unworkable unreliable intermittent forms of junk energy, such as wind and solar. Coal may be dirty, but it works! And that is why even an idiotic green-tinged government such as Germany’s can be forced to revert to coal, when winter is coming. Remember, if not for demographic implosion, Germany would have a lot more bright people who would not so easily have fallen for the con-game of greens and wokesters.

In North America, the woke delusion is running rampant over universities, media sources, governments, popular culture, and a neighborhood near you. Due to the fact that intelligent women are not having babies anymore, the average IQ of North America’s youth is falling. And when these less bright youth go to university, they are being taught by radical left professors who have signed on to the plan to degrade populations, degrade education, degrade culture, degrade energy, degrade media, and degrade government at all levels. Thanks to demographic collapse, it becomes a lot easier to indoctrinate kids into crap ideology.

Australia/NZ are just microcosms of what is happening in North America, UK, and Europe. …

A century away:

If the future belongs to those who reproduce — and if the main reproducers are descendants of less intelligent evolutionary populations — we are not likely to see much of the “Gee Whiz!” future that is being predicted by the most enthusiastic futurists such as Ray Kurzweil, or even by somewhat less enthusiastic futurists such as Yuval Noah Harari.

In fact, if we are stuck with the future of a few competent and intelligent people who are swamped beneath the large numbers of unintelligent and incompetent people, the best we may achieve — if we are lucky enough to avoid a large scale nuclear war — is a sea of deep and broad stupidity dotted with small islands of competence. …

Sometimes the tsunamis of stupidity, incompetence, and ideological delusion are too overpowering to oppose directly. Sometimes, regretfully, they must be allowed to sweep over the landscape until they subside naturally, leaving the high ground of islands of competency to begin the long process of recovering a once brilliant human future.

It’s not inevitable. This could all be turned around, with the right policies.