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Molyneux: Ignore Your Own Logic When it Leads to “Bad” Conclusions

by David Sims

SOMETIMES, people who learn a lesson about one thing don’t realize that it can remain valid when it is generalized. Stefan Molyneux, looking over history, infers that Marxist socialism can’t work because it has been repeatedly tried and has never reached a viable long-term steady state. Such socialism has always failed so far, despite the strongest and cleverest efforts to make it work.

So Stefan is on strong inferential ground, which he supplements with a theory of why he thinks it doesn’t work. Human beings just aren’t the kind of creature that can adapt to that kind of socialism’s conditions and demands. Trying to force such socialism on people brings about perhaps a hundred years of bloody tyranny, followed by social and economic collapse. So says all of history.

But Marxian socialism isn’t the only non-workable strategy for human social organization. Another is race-mixing.

Molyneux is wrong when he states or implies that multiracial societies are generally workable and viable and not a problem. It’s a common wish that all races can get along together, but history strongly suggests that this is impossible. A mixed-race society has never remained racially harmonious for long. You ought to take a lesson from that, just as you learn the lesson that socialism probably can never work because, every time it has been tried in the past, it hasn’t worked. The reason for your reluctance to learn the same lesson about mixing races into the same society is emotion, not “reason and evidence.”

Let’s suppose that you could cherry-pick the members of all the races you wanted to mix together, such that only the most peaceful and the smartest of each race was chosen for your version of Plato’s Republic. Things might go well for a while.

But in the subsequent generations of your Republic, the children, the grand-children, and the great-grand-children of the initial citizens would revert to the average for their respective races, due to a recessive-gene phenomenon called “regression to the (racial) mean.”

Then all of the problems with racial envy, racial hatred, racial violence that you sidestepped in the first generation by your careful selection will re-emerge. You’ll be right back to the tribal struggles that characterize mixed-race populations that were never cherry-picked.

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Source: Author and National Vanguard correspondents

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Arvin N. Prebost
Arvin N. Prebost
10 June, 2021 12:26 pm

I can remember when the schools were first integrated. The first Negros were very polite, decent, and they were probably selected for that, to allay the fears of Whites. It did not take long for regression to the mean, after more of them arrived.

Prinz Edelhart
Prinz Edelhart
Reply to  Arvin N. Prebost
11 June, 2021 8:06 am

I was lucky enough to attend school before the arrival of Multikulti. In my elementary school there was 1 girl with some obvious Black admixture, not sure how she got there, she may have been the grandchild of a Black US GI or maybe ‘French’ soldier, African or Caribbean vacays were not yet on the menu then for most people. She was very tall, quite ugly, very quiet, not a good student and was the first girl to go into menarche, age 7 or 8, accompanied by a big brouhaha on the part of the teachers and many tears on the part of the girl. In high school, there was 1 Turkish boy, born in Turkey, but brought to Europe by his ‘guest worker’ parents as a baby, he was… Read more »

mortal goyal
mortal goyal
10 June, 2021 4:55 pm

i never understood why this Molyneux faggot is given the time of day on this site?

limp, impish intellectual genericy
at best….marble-mouthed gibberish.

Mike Mann
Mike Mann
10 June, 2021 8:24 pm

I wonder how much even people like Molyneux are influenced by the Christian culture that has polluted every White country with the feel-good belief that all are “created in God’s image;” “From one man he made all the nations;” and “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, . . . for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”   Mr. Sims aptly points out that, “It’s a common wish that all races can get along together, but history strongly suggests that this is impossible.” He is also correct in saying, “emotion, not reason and evidence,” is involved in not seeing a problem with mixing races. Our Christian culture is also involved with such wishful thinking. Most are familiar with the Jewess Emma Lazarus’ sappy, sentimental poem that taints the pedestal of… Read more »

Prinz Edelhart
Prinz Edelhart
Reply to  Mike Mann
11 June, 2021 8:09 am

About 20 years ago, I used to like kids’ shows such as Arthur or The Electric Company, which did present a very rosy picture of smooth and friendly relations between people from all backgrounds and ethnicities. It is a nice fantasy, but reality does look VERY different.

Patrick Pappano
Patrick Pappano
11 June, 2021 6:08 am

My observation of humanity has been that people seek out their own kind which is initiated by appearance factors like race, complexion, dress, behavior, ability to postpone gratification and other such characteristics. Nowhere in this mix is there any need to play nice in the sandbox. It is all about optimizing the fundamentals of human life: food, clothing, shelter and then social engagement for survival, security, community, identity and self-actualization. The idea of cultivating outsiders by any characteristic, race or otherwise is just not a concern that in any way advances the common cause. People, like water and electricity always take the path of least resistance. It as simple as that. Enforced integration is an assault on everything that makes man human.

Prinz Edelhart
Prinz Edelhart
11 June, 2021 7:52 am

If I am informed correctly, Mr. Molyneux is part Jewish, so his ‘conclusions’ may be tainted by agenda. He doesn’t look Jewish, but hey, many so-called ‘Ashkenazi’ don’t. Based on my personal observations in several dozen countries around the world, minorities do not usually present a problem as long as they remain below 5% of the total population. Even interbreeding with the host population isn’t a big deal, provided, again, that the total number of such cases remains below the 5% threshold. Jews are the one notable exception to this, they can be a BIG problem at numbers MUCH lower than that. muh2% ! Regarding the ‘regression to the mean’, it is interesting to note that when dogs get loose, escape from their ‘owners’ and form feral packs, interbreeding occurs… Read more »