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The Heat Death of the West

03 Jun

Too long for an aphorism, we have Malcolm Pollack’s commentary on Vladimir Putin’s awarding a medal to parents who have at least 7 children:

Faster and faster now we are pulverizing our civilization, breaking down its internal order and reducing its human components to a useless, undifferentiated dust from which no structures of any higher value can possibly arise.

To put it another way: the ability of a system to do useful work is a measure of the differentiation of the various states of its component particles. When everything is at equilibrium — or, in ideological terms, when all humans are precisely ‘equal’ in every way — entropy is at a maximum, no further work is possible, and the future of the system is nothing more than a succession of equally, and maximally, disordered states.

We are witnessing the heat-death of the West.

I had come to my own similar conclusion about equality. The wrong side won the Cold War, I often think.

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6 Comments

Posted by on June 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

6 responses to “The Heat Death of the West

  1. Will S.

    June 3, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Like I say, “Go, Putin, Go!” 🙂

     
  2. Dalphon

    June 4, 2014 at 1:14 am

    I have mixed feelings about the medal bit. The positives are obvious. However I also noticed right away the sound of its name was very Soviet-like. Sure enough, commenters at Mangan’s I saw then did, too, further pointing out it was established by Stalin or something like that. So such a thing isn’t a sign of healthy society per se.

    Still better to have kids than not, so I guess on the balance, good. Still I think of nightmare scenarios where the great State wants you to breed to make fodder for them. I guess nothing you can do in such a case, but work and pray for the kids’ freedom someday. But I am perturbed a bit the initial notices of this don’t mention how obviously totalitarian-authoritarian it sounds.

    I prefer (I think Mangan covered it) the story way back about the Georgian (I think) church patriarch motivating his flock to procreate. But if Putin truly is looking out for the people, if that is the case, then it’s good.

    And even if not, then in its imagined form it serves as an inspiration or example for what we should have here. Namely good rulers and good values.

     
  3. electricangel

    June 5, 2014 at 10:14 am

    @Dalphon,

    Well, it’s best to lead, not bribe people. I remind you of the motivation hierarchy: status, access, power, stuff. Giving women status for being faithful wives and bearing children is the most motivating. That Stalin and the Communists did it doesn’t mean it is wrong, only that even in the Evil Empire good things would happen.

    Contrast the celebration of infertile couplings (contracepted sex via Obamacare, gay “marriage” throughout the Western world) over here. If would be best if the State were neutral towards religion and family; that would be much better than the negative stare that obtains at present.

     
  4. infowarrior1

    June 5, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    “Contrast the celebration of infertile couplings (contracepted sex via Obamacare, gay “marriage” throughout the Western world) over here. If would be best if the State were neutral towards religion and family; that would be much better than the negative stare that obtains at present.”

    Not necessarily infertile. I see many lesbian couples in Aus conceiving with their all-girl children broods. And since they are white like their parents and looking similar to their parents. Probably conceived artificially.

    You are right however with gay male “Marriages”

     

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