Feminism has become a central organizing force for western culture. Nearly every decision public and private must consider feminism first, and everything else second. This is true for everything from our last ditch nuclear deterrent to men’s entertainment. Even the Word of God must kneel before the word of feminists. The reason this doesn’t come to mind for most people is it is everywhere. It seems normal, if not natural.Dalrock is explicating something I have been pointing out for years. A feminist society must collapse because it is an unsustainable societal model. In fact, I expect it to collapse in fewer than the 70 years it took the Soviet Union to go from start to finish because the economic and societal contradictions inherent to the feminist model are actually greater than were intrinsic to the Communist model.
What is too easy to forget is that this is artificial, and therefore requires constant effort to maintain. Feminism didn’t demolish a barrier between two seas and let the water levels adjust; it is a massive pumping operation. Turn off the pumps even for a little bit and reality will come flooding back.
The longer we keep the pumps running, the more the true cost of the operation becomes evident. Most of what feminism gained it did on credit of one sort or another, and these bills are coming due....
The fatal flaws of all three of these models, including their use in blended form, are the same:
While the first two bullets reduce production by existing men below their potential, the last two reduce the number of productive men in future generations. Taken together we end up with reduced numbers of productive men, and less production by those few who exist. These problems aren’t visible at first with feminism however because there is a delay in experiencing the loss of production by men. This gives the initial appearance of a free lunch, where the only result is the increased production associated with women prioritizing paid work. However, this apparent free lunch is simply the inertia of the system; the flaws become progressively more evident from generation to generation.
- There is insufficient incentive to keep the mass of men producing at the levels needed to transfer enough wealth to women.
- Women who spend their early adulthood focusing on education and career before becoming mothers lead to an enormously expensive mis-allocation of investment in human capital. This exists across all industries but is most easily identified in the case of medical doctors, as The Social Pathologist has witnessed.
- Children don’t just need financial resources, they need a real father. Fathers who aren’t head of the household are a very poor substitute for those who are.
- By prioritizing women’s careers over becoming mothers, the birthrate greatly declines.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Feminism and the fall of the West
Dalrock presents an excellent post describing the forces and mechanisms that dictate societal collapse in the West as a logical consequence of feminist equalitarianism: