A trite overview of the situation :
* Had it better than any generation in history
* Were raised on home-cooked meals
* Mom stayed home and gave them attention
* College was cheap. A fraction of what we pay
* A degree (in anything) would land you a good job
* Corporations kept you for decades
* Stock portfolios and homes increased 4x in value
* Retirement was a human right
* presided over the outsourcing of jobs…
* …leading to the underclass’s opiate-drenched collapse
* fed us frozen pizza and fruit juice, no cooking
* hyper-industrialized prison, healthcare, education, housing
* bought plastic junk and used toxic cleaning supplies
* triloscan soap, olestra chips, phthalate shampoo
* prescribed antibiotics liberally, nuking our gut flora
* gave children Ritalin, Prozac, Wellbutrin, Klonopin…
* …pink slime, lead fillings, accutane, Snapple, Percocet
* got divorces and bought sports cars
This era of prosperity and cultural disintegration has left our generation traumatized. We were raised by the TV, swimming in endocrine disruptors. Our bodies were built with corn-syrup and cereal grains. Malnourished from birth and mentally malformed – they patched us with psychiatric drugs, before our brains had settled. The McMasions didn’t allow for socializing, so we played Xbox instead of going to church. Hardcore porn came around before Dad learned how to use the mouse. We stole pills instead of beer. The divorce made it easier to get away with things. Mom liked wine
This upheaval is having a massive attrition rate. The signs are emerging, though the magnitude of the problem has yet to reveal itself. Many will go childless. Few will retire. Depression is rampant.
The situation is evolving. At every turn, new hurdles emerge: housing market collapse, social media, divisive propaganda, precision marketing, legal marijuana, 1080p porn, 4K porn, and 3D porn. Sex dolls, “research chemicals”, Instagram lifestylism, Tinder, Occupy Wall Street, Tax “reform”, 401k “reform”, housing shortages, green-card Visas, education inflation, sub-prime mortgages, sub-prime auto loans. Rising gas prices, Obamacare, identity theft, socially required tattoos and piercings, high partner counts, drug-resistant STDs, Soy-based meal replacements, veganism. Salmon is $19/lb and was swimming in a pool of heavy metals last week.
The sea is dying, the land is dead, and they’re importing the same people they dropped bombs on last week. The news was never real, but now we know it. The internet has shown us exactly how poor and deprived we are. Every reaction is commodified. Socially and politically. I am Neo. I am Tyler Durden. Get a house. Find a wife. Trainspotting 2 is on BlueRay for $35. They remade Blade Runner for me. I listen to ironically downtuned 80s cocaine-pop rehashed by suicidal NEETs, who are cooler than me. A rapist pedophile played your dad in the acclaimed film “American Beauty” – but the Nazi (you) was actually the bad guy in that story. This week an atheist shot up a church, apolitically.
The rage is justified, but misplaced and naive. You expect too much of people because TV told you they were good, and they aren’t. Sublimate your rage into a driving thirst for revenge, then neo-survivalism.
The tools have emerged, only to be immediately obscured by commodification: it’s Paleo, Stephan Guyanet, minimalism, simple living, “tiny houses”, shitcoins, “learning to code”, NoFap, no shampoo, CrossFit, radical anarcho lifestylism, internet friendships, 23andMe raw data translated into illegal medical advice.
Our generation has been dropped back into the jungle. Selection pressures are increasing. Without a thorough analysis of your conditions, abilities, and available forms of escape: you will suffer and perish.
A fantastic number of us will never be able to retire. Not on our own money, at least (they will come for yours, in the end). We will raise more cats than children. There will be more shootings, more suicides, more ODs. Your only chance is to carefully plan — look for cracks in the system that you can squeeze through, and don’t stop moving.
If you get the degree, you’d better check the job market projections. Your Liberal Arts degree might still get you a job, but it will suck. You’ll move to the only place with jobs, where you can’t afford to own a home, much less raise a child.
They’ll lie to you about the world, and about your importance. They’ll turn your ego into a monster, and dope it up when the doubt creeps in. You need to rid yourself of all of it. You need to assess what you can do. You probably can’t code, and you definitely will not be famous one day.
You must embrace boredom: in the kitchen, in the gym, in the books, in the chores. You must find the job that won’t disappear. Moral purity is suicidal now. The government job: a safe place to be. Slow collapse is not something you can stop. Do not be ashamed to push others aside while you jump in the lifeboats – they’d sell your children to China for a taste of the good life.
Bitcoin saved a few of us already. It might crush more, in the end. Consider your options. The stock market is not a game to play, but an Index to purchase. Do not take advice from Bloomberg, you can’t win. AI is buying the stocks and leeching money from your portfolio.
The warmachine is being automated, but the complex still grows. It’s a job program now, and you probably won’t die. You’ll be too tired to jerk off in boot camp. Better than flipping burgers on heroin, probably.
Genetic Game Theory
Within the collapsing machine, pockets of air remain. There are safe-rooms and crawl-spaces. Hedonic maximization is “literally GOAT” and the answer might astound you: a marriage and kids make you happier than authentic Ethiopian cuisine. And, even without that — early retirement, financial escape — nearly as respectable, and a viable path for those without the urge to reproduce.
If you take the path towards family, the asylum’s singles market is daunting. With or without genetic gifts, deep-dives into psychosexual dynamics, demographics, and “PUA” is recommended for both sexes. There are plenty of fish in the sea but a vast majority are infertile and insane mutants. Settle for one with three eyes, not eight.
There is math to be done, for the breeders and the HGTOW exiteers.
First, for the breeder:
[ (EXPECTED EARNINGS / COST OF ACCREDITATION) * (1 / JOB SECURITY) + IKEA FURNITURE+U-HAUL RATES ] * [(HOUSING PRICE / SCHOOL RATING) * (GENETIC MUSCULATURE / ETHNO-VIOLENT BULLYCIDAL RISK FACTORS)] * [RETIREMENT SAVINGS * LIKELIHOOD OF MOAIST 401K SEIZURE) * GUN MONEY / CARTEL ACTIVITY * [PRICE OF LARGE CAR vs. INCREASING TRAFFIC FATAILITIES] * PATERNAL AGE VS MATERAL AGE. IDEAL RATE OF AUTISM IN AN AUTOMATED FUTURE / BITCOIN BUBBLE… OR REVOLUTION? TERROR ATTACKS PER 1,000 POPULATION. SOYLENT vs GRASS FED AMAZON.COM BEEF. OMEGA 3/6 RATIOS. TAP WATER. SOY EXPOSURE. DSA IS TEACHING YOUR KID ALGEBRA AND HIS BEST FRIEND LOVES TO TORRENT JAV ANIME HAREM GANGBANG HENTAI PORN ??????
You should also consider joining a evangelical cult or orthodox community.
If you don’t want to do that math, go simple. Do this:
How To Make Money In The Stock Market
Or even this:
Every escape tunnel will collapse. Solutions will emerge only to be swamped and ruined. Again and again. We have to keep looking, forever, and teach the kids to do the same. Forces beyond your control are tightening the noose. Bug-out, exit, lie, steal, and scheme. Some of your code might make it to the point where it can be frozen, applied, and launched into space. Your ancestors fought and died under worse conditions. “Our war is a spiritual war” although evidence is drying up re: souls, the self. Perhaps you mechanisms are meant to make it. Maybe reading this crap is the crossroads. The weirdo twitter accounts save you a year or two, and meme you into neo-survivalism. Post-ironically.
… the chosen people had a 4,000 year head-start in this race. Now they’re outbreeding at 60%… maybe it’s time to buy in? Hate those guilty-by-association … their proximity to success, if you want, but the genocide is just getting started and the catallaxy doesn’t abide by any eldritch protocols
Is this praxis? Should we spread the gospel? Your striving might only make things worse for others. You maintain a structure that cannot hold. Anti-praxis strikes again. But you die knowing you tried, rather than fapping away in the corner of your insane asylum. Do that if you want, really. I am programmed to love my in-group, and you’re in it.
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.