Monday, January 26, 2015

Time to Get Serious

 

In 2014, it was Time to Move On.  I stuffed everything I owned into my car and hit the road.  A few weeks later, I sold the car and set sail for Asia, then made way to Europe, then back to the United States.  In all, my World Demographic Decline Tour took me to 12 U.S. states and 21 countries.  Since October, I’ve been living in northern Idaho. 

When I talk about the problems of Diversity, my opinions derive from empirical evidence and direct experiences.  I’ve documented Diversity directly from the ghetto in south central Los Angeles and from the South Side of Chicago – places where few whites who say Diversity is a strength would ever venture into on their own.   I’ve ventured into the bowels of Philippine cities that most American Diversiphiles have never heard of, where mine was the only white face in sight.    
 
In 2014, I experienced a lot.  And in some ways I accomplished a lot.  I produced 138 videos documenting my travels.  Not all of those videos contained serious educational or ideological significance.  Some did, or so I hope.  Whatever their value, you probably won’t be seeing more travelogue videos from me this year.   
 
In 2015, it’s time to get serious.  My goal this year is to transition from being a roaming documenter of demographic decline to an advocate for a future that might be and could be.  I seek to communicate, to a wider audience, the necessary foundations for a free, prosperous, and glorious society that enters into demographic ascent.  I think the best way to formally lay down this intellectual infrastructure is by writing a book. 
 
It’s not going to be a book about demographic winter, or the death of the West, or the fall of civilization.  Books have already written on those subjects and videos have been made.  As for my Demographic Decline videos, some people have commented that they are too depressing.

Demographic Decline 2015: Death Spiral

This line of criticism contains some validity.  Wallowing in defeatist pessimism won’t save civilization.

The other downside to drawing attention to our impending demographic doom without providing constructive solutions is that the extreme undesirability of our present course will provoke some people into advocating radical authoritarian policies.  That is a dead end.  Policy prescriptions that repel most sensible white people will serve to strengthen their relative affinity for the status quo. 

 By contrast, simply informing whites that their demographic decline will result in them being relegated to minority status accomplishes something useful.  It makes them more receptive to policy ideas from the right and more inclined to oppose leftist race-leveling programs such as Affirmative Action.  
 


As I see it, documenting demographic decline is necessary but insufficient.  Identifying what’s wrong with our present state of racial affairs won’t be my book’s central focus, but doing so will provide important context for my arguments.  I’ll also need to back them up with hard facts and relevant scientific studies.  To illustrate some of my points, I may sprinkle in anecdotes from my travels and museum visits.  

It won’t be a dry, academic tome. The book won’t be aimed at academics per se. The target audience will be people of reason who value freedom and prosperity but don’t yet grasp the underlying importance of race and inheritance.

I’d like to be able to focus full-time on this project. However, I don’t expect to get an advance from a publisher or make enough money off book sales to replace the income from my current job. So this book will have to get written in my spare time. I resolve now to create more time for writing by eliminating distractions and curtailing my activity on YouTube. I will still make videos, but less frequently. I may spin off videos or articles deriving from the book as sections of it get completed.

I’m guessing I can get the book finished before the end of the year. Maybe I’ll be able to do it before the end of the summer. Maybe it will take significantly longer. Regardless, I won’t rush it out in order to meet a deadline. I’ll publish the book when and only when I am satisfied that I have achieved my goals to the best of my ability.

There is path that leads to a free, prosperous, and glorious society in demographic ascent…

5 comments:

  1. Best of luck with this. I've felt for some time that the world has been lacking a Libertarian Realist book. If some guy like Paul Kersey can cobble together stuff he hasn't even bothered to proofread and call it a book, you through assiduous application will certainly be able to work literary wonders.

    I'll admonish you, though. I started writing the introduction to a planned anthology of blog posts and unpublished short pieces sometime during the warmer months of 2013. Gradually, the introduction lengthened, expanding as it became more ambitious in scope, and meanwhile I came to the conclusion that the material I'd planned as the bulk of the book probably didn't deserve to be published anyway. So now, nearly a year and a half later, I'm still writing that introduction, except that it's now a book in itself and something I probably won't finish for several years to come.

    My point is, don't start casually rolling a snowball and keep at it until you've gone mad and convinced yourself that you're building an arctic cathedral in the middle of nowhere.

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    1. I may scale down the book if I find I'm getting in over my head with too ambitious a scope. I don't mind leaving people wanting more (that's what follow-up books are for), but I won't sacrifice quality for word count.

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  2. Hey LR,

    I am really looking forward to reading the book when you finish it. Is it mostly going to be HBD stuff, or will it also have things like economics and philosophy as well? I think that part of the reason that, at least at present, it would be difficult to organize any kind of voting bloc of people who understand that fact of HBD is that it requires a great deal of free-thinking in this environment. It can be difficult to get free-thinkers to organise effectively, as they are unlikely to compromise or set up an effective hierarchy to accomplish things. Kind of like how the first time Steve Jobs was CEO of Apple in the early years, he sucked at it. It took him a while to get the hang of it. Though when he did, the second time around, it turned out great for the company.

    I think it may take another major down turn in the US economy before at least white working class people will be more willing to start forcing the government to stop undercutting their prospects with floods of cheap immigrant labor. Though who knows, the Democrat/corporatist-Republican/open-borders libertarian alliance may just let them keep flooding in, saying we can't afford to prevent them. So I don't know if an economic down turn will do it or not.

    Speaking of economics, Martin Armstrong wrote what I think is an amazing article. I promise I am not going to start spamming your blog with Martin Armstrong links, but I just really think this one is worth a read:

    http://armstrongeconomics.com/2015/01/29/the-paradox-of-inflationdeflation/

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  3. I was watching your Race and IQ Denialism Explained video.

    You had Nisbett talking about racial admixture, in particular the Witty/Jenkins study of high IQ black school children in Chicago (1936). Actually, Nisbett appears to be wrong.

    W&J found that the estimated percentage of white ancestry in the study was 30%. Based on faulty data, they concluded that this was equivalent to the black american average of 30%. However, the 30% number is too high. It is probably around 20%. So this study actually supports the hereditarian thesis.

    https://occidentalascent.wordpress.com/2011/07/13/witty-and-jenkins-1936-2/

    -MM

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  4. LR, good luck! I enjoy your posts and videos.

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