They will destroy them, just as the European elites prior to World War II fantasized about killing off the useless eaters, an idea that Hitler and Stalin, and later Mao, applied on an industrial scale.Some remarks along the same lines that I made over at Unz.com drew the following comment:
It is remarkable that we can see what’s coming, but we can’t do anything about it. It is like a disease we can’t cure, or a machine too complicated to fix.Which prompted the following thoughts:
Yes, what we face is a bit like both "a disease we can’t cure" and "a machine too complicated to fix."
The disease we cannot cure stems from the fact that the elite has the power, and we do not.
And this is not the power of a bunch of knights in armor trashing a mob of angry peasants armed with pitch forks. It is the power of people who can eavesdrop on every phone call, scan every email, and who can destroy you, your family, your city or your country in a multitude of ways, covert or overt. That's pretty incurable.
There's also the problem of an evolving civilization that is so complex that no one really understands what's coming next or can, therefore, know what's best to do for us, the people, or them, the elite. Which means there's scope here for the imaginative revision of elite plans.
What's really gone wrong between the classes is that they are no longer of one family. At one time, the poor raised few children to adulthood, due to poor housing, inadequate nutrition, etc. The rich, on the other hand, were able to more than replace their own numbers. Thus the rich were downward mobile, replacing the reproductive deficit of the poor with their own surplus progeny. This meant that the rich had poor relatives and viewed the poor with a degree of sympathy, while the poor had rich relatives and viewed the rich with a degree of respect. Hence there was, in every country, one nation.
Since the industrial revolution, the relationship between rich and poor has been radically altered. The poor, fed on cheap grain from the New World, and clothed with cheap garments from the cotton spinning and weaving mills of Manchester, multiplied freely. Thus emerged Disreali's two nations:
...between whom there is no intercourse and no sympathy; who are as ignorant of each other's habits, thoughts, and feelings, as if they were dwellers in different zones, or inhabitants of different planets. The rich and the poor.But the industrial proletariat was tolerated because it worked the industrial machine, and because it provided the mass of men ready to lay down their lives for their country in times of war.
But now automation and advanced tech have eliminated the need for the mass man. Robots are taking over the workplace, and all that the military require to operate their stupendously expensive hardware are a few highly trained technicians.
So how can this end other than badly for the mass of mankind?
In the West, one way forward would be to downsize populations without genociding them by mass replacement immigration, a process I outlined in my last post. But this idea will not fly so long as the dumb, ill-educated, more or less degenerate mass of the Western population out-breed the elite, as happens now.
(The claim that the lower socio-economic classes outbreed the upper socio-economic classes may seem inconsistent with the claim that the Western nations are being genocided by a combination of suppressed fertility and mass replacement immigration. But the fact is that all classes in the Western world have a below replacement fertility*, but those with the most education, and in general the highest IQ's, i.e., the elite, have the lowest fertility of all.)
A way forward, therefore, is a rational population policy that restores the old relationships among the classes. This can be done in a variety of ways, e.g., significant, and if necessary massive, tax breaks for high earners with children, combined with a strictly enforced one-child policy for non tax payers. Enforcing the latter policy would probably require universal DNA fingerprinting, to ensure that penalties for breaching the one child policy (or a no child policy for some) applied to males as well as females.
With such a policy, the Western nations would once again be unified, and would experience the benefits of positive selection for intelligence, responsibility, education, business competence, etc., while gently adjusting population size to whatever is deemed optimal. The exact intelligence profile of the population might be adjusted by modification of breeding incentives to insure a good fit between individual capabilities and employment opportunities.