EGI Notes

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Blue Collar and Strom

Two items.


One reads this frequently: the “solution” to outsourcing, automation, etc. is “education and training.” This fails for a number of reasons, particularly the following three:

1. Not everyone can be trained for professional or other advanced positions, the occasional success story (survivor bias) notwithstanding.  There’s a bell curve for intelligence, and, let us be honest, that curve for folks in manufacturing is shifted to the left compared to that for the professions.  A significant fraction of blue collar folks simply cannot be trained to be effective, competitive white collar workers.  That’s not to say they are bad people, it is just they do not have the mental firepower.  So, what?  We either write them off, give them a “citizen’s dividend” income, have them all on welfare, or we try to save their jobs to the extent possible or find work for them at an equivalent level.

2. Guess what – those professional white collar jobs are being outsourced as well, or people (IT, for example) find themselves replaced by immigrant Asian coolie “cognitive elitist” labor. So, will we “train and educate” Americans so that they can “train and educate” their Asian replacements?

3. Automation may affect white collar jobs as well.  That “citizen’s dividend” is looking better and better.

Second, while I agree with Strom’s criticisms of WN delusions about Touchback Trump, I do not buy his solution – the National Alliance, a “brand” whose time I think has passed.  In particular, the NA will continue to have problems, I believe, as long as they hold onto, and double down on, the legacy of Pierce. Problem is, lots of folks in Der Movement – never mind the “normies” – have serious problems with that legacy. The Alt Right considers Pierce to be the old-fashioned past, the Alt Wrong rejects Pierce’s anti-Semitism and his lack of love for Asian “cognitive elitists,” the New Right rejects Pierce’s “Old Right” genocidal extremism, the Pan-European faction and the White ethnics distrust Pierce because of his Nordicism and hypocrisy (and perhaps Nordicists distrust Pierce because he was hypocritical, rather than forthright, about his Nordicism).  If Strom is going to embrace the Pierce legacy, then this has to be addressed.  Yes, we  can ignore the Alt Wrong, but the other factions have some legitimate critiques.




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