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Dragging Us to Death

by David Sims

SEVERAL MONTHS ago, I wrote about the Great Filter our civilization is undergoing in my article “Will We Survive the Great Filter?” I said, in part:

I propose that there is an obvious Great Filter that comes somewhere between the rise of civilization and interplanetary colonization. It has to do with whether the spaceflight-capable part of the civilized species can disentangle itself from the selfish parasitism of the parts of the same species which are not spaceflight-capable.

Given that nascent spaceflight occurs when the civilized species has a sharp racial gradient in the relevant attributes and abilities, it seems likely that the more numerous and least gifted part of the species will have the bulk of political influence. If this mass of parasites has its way, then the species probably will fail to colonize other planets in its own system, and it will almost certainly never launch spaceships to the planets of other stars.

That’s the Great Filter that we have entered. It is going on presently, and it will continue for the next hundred years or so. It is what might limit our existence to the period when Earth shall remain habitable, even if nothing else drives us extinct before then.

You can look at this as a struggle between good and evil, or as a war between the forces of Life and the forces of death. And whether the Life of Earth has a long future, in which it continues to exist for billions (or even trillions) of years depends on whether we can survive this presently on-going Great Filter.

I think that one reason civilizations are more vulnerable to such filters than they should be is that recognizing the danger becomes socially taboo.

For example, consider the current favor for “diversity,” “inclusion,” and “equity.” It is, obviously, at odds with a merit-based system of social promotion.

We might be, also, more charitable than is good for us in regard to subsidizing the needy, when what we should be doing instead is subsidizing the able. When sapience appears in a species, it does not do so species-wide in equal measure or at equal speed. Nor has any reasonable degree of equality been reached when part of the species is engaging in nascent spaceflight.

How often do we hear that we ought not be exploring space when there are impoverished folk on Earth on whose welfare the space-exploration money could be better spent?

The incompetent part of a species can drag the competent part down, back down to the primordial slime, if their needs are prioritized over the potential creativity and inventiveness of the more able parts of the species.

When I originally published this piece, one commenter, took issue with my term “species-wide” above. He said:

But are we all the same species? Seems questionable.

It does, doesn’t it? There are enough differences between Whites and Blacks that, were we any other species (e.g. squirrels, deer, etc.), we would probably have different Latin words for species.

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8 April, 2022 2:34 pm

It just struck me. Could this be why there is little apparent sign of other civilizations out there (no welcome wagon, no colonists, no radio beacons just waiting for us to build receivers…). I guess I had hoped that they wouldn’t have all the same problems as we here. Could it be that they pretty much all were dragged down by (((parasites))) and Untermenschen? Depressing. However, if so, then it is all the more important we win our survival and ascent to the stars. I believe that anti-gravity and FTL is possible (and reasonably affordable at a certain point), and thus a second window may open, and yet, and yet… What IF there is only one? Either way we must play to win the first Window. It is the bird… Read more »

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Reply to  b.smith
9 April, 2022 10:33 am

   When the National Socialists speak about a belief in God [Gottglaeubigkeit = Non-Christian theism], they do not understand, as do the naïve Christians and their clerical beneficiaries, a manlike being who is sitting around in some corner of the spheres.  Rather, they must open the eyes of mankind to the fact that in addition to our own unimportant Earth, there exist countless other bodies in the Universe, many of them surrounded, like the Sun, by planets, and these again by smaller bodies, the moons.  The force which moves all of these bodies in the Universe, in accordance with natural law, is what we call the Almighty or God.  The assertion that this world-force can worry about the fate of every individual, of every bacillus on Earth, and that it… Read more »

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8 April, 2022 6:05 pm

Words are often confusing but the attitude always tells the truth. The Communist allies did exactly what the motto attributed to Lenin prescribes: “Always accuse your victim (or your adversary) of what you yourself are doing.” https://nationalvanguard.org/2020/02/the-jewish-plot-against-america/#comment-30437 This abomination below does’t come from Germany !!!   “It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question the government – in the USA, as here, this responsibility seems to have been lost or taken away”   Benjamin Franklin – 1706-1790 The most dangerous masses of weapons of destruction are the mass media – because they destroy the mind, creativity and courage of people and replace them with fear, suspicion, guilt and self-doubt WHY ARE WARS?  A small group of people own the banks, they control the governments and the media. They fabricate… Read more »

Greg Hart
Greg Hart
11 April, 2022 3:49 pm

On ‘are we the same species?’ – well no! We aren’t all the same species. We are mostly different subspecies of humanoids. Whilst it is true that some 400 000 years ago a large group lived in Northern Africa and that the majority of humans carry some of that DNA, we have long since evolved significantly. That group of humanoids split up and dispersed; some Northwatds into Europe where they mixed with Neanderthals (ie us), others eastwards where they mixed with Denisovans and one other group to create Asian folk, still others went west into Africa mixed with another group and became Bantu (west African) and still others went south mixing with Naledi (pigmy bushman). Additionally there are a few pigmy tribes that have no genetic heritage from this original… Read more »

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Reply to  Greg Hart
15 April, 2022 6:17 am

 There are two kinds of human nature, as well as two directions, to be perceived — one leads to freedom and life, while the other leads to slavery and death. ON APRIL 15, 1912 SINK THE TITANIC, CONSIDERED UNSUBMERGIBLE. SOME OF AMERICA’S RICHEST PEOPLE PERISHED IN THIS SHIPWRECK *4.15.1922* THEREFORE… REWRITING HISTORY – 110 YEARS AGO THE MENTORS AND FUNDERS OF COMMUNISM https://www.voltairenet.org/IMG/pdf/Sutton_Wall_Street_and_the_bolshevik_revolution-5.pdf AND THE WARS https://www.pravda-tv.com/2015/08/bankenkartell-und-us-militaer-zwei-branchen-eine-agenda/ ELIMINATED OPPOSITIONISTS – SINKING THE TITANIC https://globalesende.wordpress.com/die-titanic/ Before the invention of the Fed, there was never a world war https://nationalvanguard.org/2021/07/the-jews-holocaust-culture-of-contrived-victimhood-threatens-white-survival/#comment-46605 These men opposed the creation of the Federal Reserve Bank. These men died in the middle of the Atlantic and were eliminated by the Jesuits when the Titanic sank. https://germanenherz.wordpress.com/2016/04/15/unsere-gesellschaft-ist-wie-die-titanic/ The only unaudited American money is war money, and there is nothing better… Read more »

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Reply to  Greg Hart
15 April, 2022 9:05 am

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