EGI Notes

Friday, July 10, 2015

Working Within the System

Another "fail" for the conservative cowards who tell us we should "work within the system."

An institutional failure of democracy is that a highly mobilized and organized minority that receives concentrated benefits can easily defeat a loosely organized majority which pays diffuse costs. 

Trump faces a coalition of groups, including the ethnic lobbies, cheap labor lobbies, and specific Republican donors, who are willing to do whatever it takes to ensure America never enforces its immigration laws. In contrast, Republican primary voters are loosely organized, distracted by more than a dozen other competing candidates, and brow-beaten by a hopeless Beltway Right that immigration is less important than issues like the Export-Import Bank.

What’s worse, Trump faces an interlocking series of academic, media, and political institutions that consistently promote an Open Borders narrative and create online mobs to punish dissenters. “Mencius Moldbug,” aka Curtis Yarvin, has coined the term “The Cathedral” to describe the institutions that function as a 21st century equivalent to an established church. The Cathedral has the ability to create an artificial consensus on issues, even when the vast majority of people disagree with the opinions of the media and political class. The result is a culture of fear where anyone, at any time, faces economic destruction at the hands of unstable people whipped into a frenzy by the media.

So, who should you believe: pathetic Asian-worshiping HBD conservatives or your own lying eyes?

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