The more I look around me and talk to people, the more I get the impression that most people are essentially biologically hardwired to blind themselves to reality. Let me give a simple example. When climate protesters block the road in the Hague, or throw soup over a glass that covers a painting, low status white males want them shot, driven over or thrown in jail. But take a look at what’s been happening over the past few days:
One group protests because they don’t want the world to become too hot for human civilization. The other group is upset because of new rules around pesticide use. So they take their tractors and block all the roads out of this country into Belgium. They throw burning junk on the highways. People can’t go to work, can’t visit family. In Belgium people are going hungry, because the farmers blocked the supermarket’s distribution centers.
The first death has already happened in Brussels, someone drove towards a sudden traffic halt and accidentally slammed into the truck in front of him. Three more people have been wounded. But people are perfectly OK with this. They see these people as their heroes, because they “produce our food”.
And the EU are a bunch of spineless cowards of course, so they’re going to give into these people’s demands, overriding democracy and the rule of law. When you wonder why you don’t see any insects anymore on your windshield, ask yourself what happens whenever we try to address the excess pesticide use of the farmers: They block everything and the low IQ low status white males will cheer them on and beg to suck them off, as democracy is overridden by people who happen to own tractors.
What always amazes me about low IQ low status white males, is that they can’t just figure out on their own that regulation exists for a reason. If the EU has laws about the amount of pesticides you’re allowed to use, it could be because they’re bureaucratic communist tyrants who want to destroy the farmers and implement a WEF style totalitarian technocratic government where you’re forced to eat bugs and live in a pod.
Or, it could be because pesticides are dangerous. The EU wants to halve pesticide use by 50% by 2030. This is a good thing, it means you don’t kill off all the insects, don’t pollute our groundwater, don’t develop Parkinson’s disease and perhaps most importantly, don’t breed resistance in insects so that you end up with nothing left that works. That’s kind of useful once we start getting dangerous ticks, malaria mosquitoes and other nastiness. The fun thing about pesticides is that some of them damage the ovaries of your fetus, while you’re pregnant. This mean multigenerational damage. When your own kid has kids, they will have genetic abnormalities, that result in things like Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.
But that’s not really that interesting. What’s more interesting is the psychological mechanisms that seem to be at work, that lead a segment of the population to cheer on men in big vehicles. There’s exactly nothing I can say that would lead someone to say “well gee, I guess those farmers are wrong and the EU bureaucrats are right” or “Gee, I guess I’m a hypocrite, because I want to drive over they/them teenage girls in my SUV, but want to suck a farmer’s dick when I see a bunch of tractors blocking the road”. There are just psychological forces at work, that lead you to see men in big vehicles as oppressed underdogs and environmental concerns as elite pet peeves.
When I attended a protest in the Hague, asking the government to stop subsidizing fossil fuels, you had a bunch of low status white males show up. They all looked the same of course, bald heads, sports wear, a couple of tattoos. In all fairness, the protesters all look the same too: Androgynous, skinny, with big glasses, long hair on the guys and boyish haircuts on the girls.
But what you never have, are angry low status white males, trying to pick a fight with farmers blocking the road. “I have to get to my work!” “Oh sorry, I see you’re a farmer instead of a they/them, I didn’t see your tractor, just let me know when you want to sodomize me.”
If people throw a glass of soup on a glass plate covering a painting, there’s outrage. If farmers spray manure all over the building of your democratically elected representatives, which you will have to pay to clean up, middle-aged low IQ low status white males gather in line to suck off the farmers. Using MY TAX DOLLARS to clean manure off city hall? Terrific!
But I hope you’re all happy. Because the farmers won! Yes, they won. The EU has just announced that the plans to reduce pesticide use by 2030 are off the table! CONGRATULATIONS LOW STATUS WHITE MALES! YOU BEAT THE BILDERBURGER ILLUMINATI WEF NEW WORLD ORDER! If your granddaughter now grows a moustache, it’s not because she’s a they/them, no, it’s because the pesticides damaged her ovaries, while your wife was pregnant. Nice job!
The same low IQ low status white males who want to buy “organic grassfed beef” and hate GMOs and are afraid of developing low testosterone or low sperm counts are cheering on the farmers as they blow up plans that would devote 25% of agricultural land to organic farming and would halve use of the most dangerous pesticides by 2030. Congratulations morons!
The reason this happens is because there isn’t really any discussion. It is as if we’re all just archetypes, manifestations of Platonic forms, playing out our roles on a global stage. You never see a limp-wristed twink glorifying the farmers. You never see a bald middle-aged angry white man glue himself to the road.
And people don’t even really think. It’s as if that part of the brain is just gone by now after too many COVID infections. You now just look at things and see whether a visual image appeals to you at a guttural level or not: Fat middle-aged guy in a tractor blowing pig shit at a government building? Hell yeah, that could be me! Neurotic girl with glasses and a boyish haircut throwing soup over a glass covering a painting? Hell no, she is smarter than I am!
You can just look at people and already know what they believe, how they view the world. A white man who dresses somewhat soberly supports Israel. Ugly women and limp-wristed twinks afraid of Muslims support Palestine. Muslims support Palestine.
I think most people just don’t really think a lot, but mostly feel how they’re supposed to experience the world, by just automatically locking their minds into those of people similar to them. If you actually think about things before making up your mind based on some sentimental gut feelings you experience when you see shit sprayed at a government building, you’re a weirdo.
It is as if people just wake up in the morning, look into the mirror and think: “Well apparently I’m a limp-wristed pillow-biter today, so I guess it’s time to glue myself to the road for Palestine or climate change or transrights or whatever is going on right now.”
Alternatively, people look down in the shower, see their massive gut obscure the view of their penis and think: “Hmm, I guess I’m a low IQ low status white male today. It’s time for me to make angry comments on the Internet, complaining about the woke mind virus and the WEF and the EU bureaucrats.”
I think what goes on is what Jacques Ellul remarked in The Technological Society. People who work with machinery begin to self-identify with their machines. The tractor, the pickup truck, the SUV, become an extension of their Self. But to the limp-wristed pillow-biting twinks, it’s just a machine, that happens to produce koala bears with burned feet and starving negroes as a by-product.
But I hope you’re happy. When you develop Parkinson’s, when your granddaughter grows a moustache, when you develop type two diabetes, when your gut is all fucked up because your gut bacteria are getting killed, when you look out the window and see no insects (until the surviving mosquitoes develop resistance to all this junk), when you have leaves pile up in the forests BECAUSE THERE’S NOTHING LEFT ALIVE TO METABOLIZE THEM, when your son has a low sperm count and can’t have children of his own, when the frogs change their gender (that’s the pesticides leaching out, not Klaus Schwab putting chemicals in the water to make them gay), just know this is what you asked for.
Then, when all is said and done, I hope you drive in your mobility scooter to a tractor, offering to suck off a farmer for the last time, grateful as you are to them for producing your food.
I would love to say that you’re all going to get what you deserve, but you deserve a lot worse.