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America’s Prisons: The Worst National Disgrace

The U.S. correctional system is the worst of America’s domestic disgraces. More people languish behind bars in the United States than in any other country, except perhaps China if we factor in the unknown numbers in labor camps. As the Economist summed it up:

America has around 5% of the world’s population, and 25% of its prisoners. Roughly one in every 107 American adults is behind bars, a rate nearly five times that of Britain, seven times that of France and 24 times that of India. Its prison population has more than tripled since 1980. The growth rate has been even faster in the federal prison system: from around 24,000—its level, more or less, from the 1940s until the early 1980s—to more than 219,000 today.

Attack the System

Anthony Gregory

The U.S. correctional system is the worst of America’s domestic disgraces. More people languish behind bars in the United States than in any other country, except perhaps China if we factor in the unknown numbers in labor camps. As the Economist summed it up:

America has around 5% of the world’s population, and 25% of its prisoners. Roughly one in every 107 American adults is behind bars, a rate nearly five times that of Britain, seven times that of France and 24 times that of India. Its prison population has more than tripled since 1980. The growth rate has been even faster in the federal prison system: from around 24,000—its level, more or less, from the 1940s until the early 1980s—to more than 219,000 today.

Much of the blame for this falls on the war on drugs, particularly the policies spearheaded by the Reagan administration, escalating through…

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The Population Cycle Drives Human History — from a Eugenic Phase into a Dysgenic Phase and Eventual Collapse

The Population Cycle Drives Human History — from a Eugenic Phase into a Dysgenic Phase and Eventual Collapse

by Volkmar Weiss

“In the period before the onset of demographic transition, when fertility rates were positively associated with income levels, Malthusian pressure gave an evolutionary advantage to individuals whose characteristics were positively correlated with child quality and hence higher IQ, increasing in such a way the frequency of underlying genes in the population. As the fraction of individuals of higher quality increased, technological progress intensified. Positive feedback between technological progress and the level of education reinforced the growth process, setting the stage for an industrial revolution that facilitated an endogenous take-off from the Malthusian trap. The population density rose and with it social and political friction, especially important at the top of the social pyramid. Thus, from a certain turning point of history, the well-to-do have fewer children than the poor. Once the economic environment improves sufficiently, the evolutionary pressure weakens, and on the basis of spreading egalitarian ideology and general suffrage the quantity of people gains dominance over quality. At present, we have already reached the phase of global human capital deterioration as the necessary prerequisite for a global collapse by which the overpopulated earth will decimate a species with an average IQ, still too mediocre to understand its own evolution and steer its course.”

The Cycle of Constitutions

“About 50 years ago, in the former communist East Germany, I asked my schoolteacher what would happen after communism. He answered: “Nothing else, because communism is the final stage of human history.”
At present, the President of the United States does not stand not alone in his conviction that democracy is the final stage of history to which all the world is headed. However, 2,350 years ago, Aristotle wrote in his “Politics” that democracy is only one stage in history and would be superseded by another stage. From the history of the Greek city-states, he gained the insight that any particular constitution depends on the distribution of poverty and wealth. “There must therefore necessarily be as many different forms of governments as there are different ranks in the society, arising from the superiority of some over others, and their different situations.” But Aristotle knew also: “The first and principal instrument of the politician is the number of the people; he should therefore know how many, and what they naturally ought to be.” And Myrdal added in 1938 (p. 33): “No other factor — not even that of peace — is so tremendously fatal for the destinies of democracies as the factor of population. Democracy, not only as a political form but with all its content of civic ideals and human life, must either solve this problem or perish.” Because the number, density and social structure of a population (Lopreato and Crippen, 1999) are never constant but always changing (Sorokin, 1937; Weiss, 1993), the constitution of a state is never constant, but always changing, too, from monarchy to aristocracy, further to oligarchy and democracy, not in a linear fashion, but with steps backwards and forwards. Sooner or later the cycle of constitutions leads to democracy — according to Aristotle, “of all the excellent constitutions … the worst, but of bad ones, the best.” Necessarily, the deficiencies of democracy (Hoppe, 2001) must be made up by taxes, confiscations, and fines imposed upon the well-to-do. In such a way, democracy inevitably degenerates into a corrupt government of the plebs and mobocracy. A “dictatorship of the proletariat”, which in the name of democracy (Somit and Peters, 1997) redistributes without any constraints from poor to rich, from the brave and diligent to the paupers, destroys the economic power of the society in its roots. Finally, the people will hail an autocrat as savior, and after a complete breakdown the cycle starts again.
Is our history actually cyclic (Galtung and Inayatullah, 1997)? And if so, in which phase of history are we living today?”

This is a snippet from an absolutely brilliant article based on Oswald Spengler’s Decline of West, and the problem of idiots breeding up in large numbers – all delivered in a academic fashion. Rest of article at link below.

http://www.v-weiss.de/cycle.html


Julius Evola on America

The Counter-Tradition.

Manticore Press

Julius Evola on America

“America too, in the essential way it views life and the world, has created a “civilization” that represents the exact contradiction of the ancient European Tradition. It has introduced the religion of praxis and productivity; it has put the quest for profit, great industrial production, and mechanical, visible and qualitative achievements over and above any other interest. It has generated a soulless greatness of a purely technological and collective nature, lacking any background of transcendence, inner light and true spirituality. America has also put the view in which man is considered in terms of quality and personality within an organic system in opposition with that view in which man becomes a mere instrument of production and material productivity within a conformist and social conglomerate. ”
– Julius Evola, Revolt Against the Modern World

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Ochlocracy – The Rule of the Mob

Ochlocracy - The Rule of the Mob

“Whoever has provoked men to rage against him has always gained a party in his favor, too.”
– Nietzsche

Ochlocracy (Greek: ὀχλοκρατία, okhlokratía; Latin: ochlocratia) or mob rule is government by mob or a mass of people, or the intimidation of legitimate authorities. As a pejorative for majoritarianism, it is akin to the Latin phrase mobile vulgus meaning “the fickle crowd”, from which the English term “mob” was originally derived in the 1680s.

Ochlocracy (“rule of the general populace”) is democracy (“rule of the people”) spoiled by demagoguery.

When the mob rages, the opposition gains. Be wary where you stick those torches.


Aristokratia

“All men agree that a just distribution must be according to merit in some sense; they do not all specify the same sort of merit, but democrats identify it with freemen, supporters of oligarchy with wealth (or noble birth), and supporters of aristocracy with excellence.” – Aristotle


New Arktos Newsletter

New Arktos Newsletter:

Includes the much anticipated return of H.P. Lovecraft’s Journal to print.

1. New book: The Conservative by H. P. Lovecraft

The ConservativeThe Conservative was a journal edited and self-published sporadically by the giant of horror fiction, H. P. Lovecraft, between 1915 and 1923. Some of its pieces were written by Lovecraft himself, but many of them were written by others, and included not just political and social commentary on the issues of the day, but also poetry, short stories and literary criticism. The period covered by The Conservative coincided with some of the most tumultuous events of the twentieth century, including the First World War and the Russian Revolution. An opponent of both democracy and liberalism, Lovecraft desired a return to the aristocratic values of earlier ages. Whether one reads these texts as a record of Lovecraft’s own worldview, or as a window into the times in which they were written, The Conservative remains a fascinating document. This is the first complete edition ofThe Conservative to appear since the 1970s, and it includes an original introduction placing it within the context of Lovecraft’s life and career by Alex Kurtagic. A hardback edition is forthcoming.

In this issue:
1. New book: The Conservative by H. P. Lovecraft
2. New book: Notes on the Third Reich by Julius Evola in hardback
3. New book: War and Democracy by Paul Gottfried in hardback
4. Autumn Clearance Sale! (Ends on October 1st)
5. “The End of the Present World” – conference in London on 12 October
6. Arktos participating in Zwischentag book fair in Berlin
7. Report on Identitarian Ideas V
8. Notable reviews

http://www.arktos.com/newsletter/arktos23.html


28 et 29 Septembre : Mobilisation nationale !

The French Dissent has got ​​his militant back!

On 28 and 29 September next, all our comrades will be mobilized in their respective sectors for a wide militant operation designed to increase our impact on the ground.

Two watchwords will be particularly highlighted on this occasion: “France against the Republic” and “Bring on the Putsch”

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La Dissidence Française fait sa rentrée militante !

Les 28 et 29 Septembre prochains, tous nos camarades seront mobilisés dans leurs secteurs respectifs pour une vaste opération militante destinés à accroître notre impact sur le terrain.

Deux mots d’ordres seront notamment mis en avant à cette occasion : “La France contre la République” et “Vivement le Putsch !”

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Un bilan photos/vidéos sera fait à l’issue de ce week-end militant. Occupons le terrain, sortons du virtuel !

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