One: Herein, we learn how civilization works. We are primates gifted with extra brain space, and the tribes of primates who filled that extra brain space with memes that emulate the behavior of ants were able to achieve success in similar ways to the ants. Mostly we don’t think, we just execute indoctrinations that have been installed, and our nested layers of indoctrinations are what constitute a “culture.” Which is important to understand if you’re going to dip your toe into this whole “Culture War” thing.
Two: Herein, we look at how the “ant code” is installed. Progressive code flows from different sources than Traditionalist code, and while it’s pretty tough to predict the future of societal evolution, we can actually do a pretty great job of anticipating which code sources are going to strengthen in the future, and which ones are going to crash fabulously. Hint: it’s not as rosy for the Progressives as they might think, when you look at the numbers.
Three: Herein, we unpack why the media chases freakoutery, with numbers, statistics, and all that crap. Short answer, they’re doing it for the clicks, and the more they incite and enrage the public, the more clicks they get.
Four: Herein, we do a case study on a bit of freakoutery that made more money than I did, off a thing I wrote. This is fun.
Five: Herein, we throw Kurt Schlichter a bone after the takedown in (Four), because although he might not realize it, his assessment of how a violent culture war might play has some mathematical backing.
Six: Herein we jump into the deep end of the Culture War pool with Charles Murray and his detractors, but swim to a placid corner where technology might make that entire argument not matter at all. Which would be nice. Also, we talk about extreme nerd hobbies.
Seven: Herein we peddle our own brand of freakoutery. Call it meta-freakoutery if you like. It’s a complicated look at the mechanics first alluded to in (Three), and how that will (must?) lead to violent war and catastrophe. Hellfire and damnation. Dogs and cats living together. Freak out about the freakoutery.
Eight: Herein, we look at Darwinism and sociobiological concepts leading to male expendability, the domination/manipulation dichotomy of gender power dynamics that result from how we work as a species, and how their intersection with the sexual revolution created a toxic stew of hate that has made the Brett Kavanaugh appointment one of the most divisive Culture War battles since the term Culture War was invented.
It’s actually a way easier read than all that, though.
Everyone’s triggered, everything’s fucked, and there’s no good way out of this mess. The reason why this one is deeper, and uglier, and more FUBAR than most or all previous culture war...