culture

Human culture in a nutshell

This is the first guest article in my blog. Credit goes to “spandrell”, a white friend of mine. I got the honor to publish his original work in my blog to share with everyone. Enjoy!

There’s this question I’ve wondered about forever. We are all told humans are individuals who think independently and are totally creative and unique.

But I grew up and read, travelled, went to museums. And I thought: if all humans are individuals with individual souls and fully capable or whatever,

Why are cultures so uniform? And why do they vary so much? Why do Egyptians cut clitorises? Why do Chinese worship money? Why do Indians worship bullcrap? Why do Moroccans drink mint-tea? Etc.

The answer to cultural diversity between cultures, uniformity inside them; and to the world’s utter dysfunction in the postmodern age is,

Most people are stupid. As individuals, most people are pretty dumb. I won’t show the Bell curves here. But it’s pretty well known. Or it should.

Well dumb people can’t do anything by themselves. They have to be taught. Repeatedly. Drilled mercilessly on their brains until they reach basic competence.

And that’s what most cultures do: the same fucking thing over and over again for generations. Attach some mystical value to the whole thing (some God fucked a sheep and its son invented the technique), some ancestor worship (they came up with doing that on the first place), and over time you have a people who have become very proficient in, say, falcon hunting, horse-archery, cow worship, temple building, oil painting, whatever.

Of course this works at all levels: nation-level, tribe-level, caste-level,  art school level. It’s the only way to really acquire proficiency at anything, to practice forever under people who have practiced forever. Indians took it too far and even force you to marry only other people who have practice the same thing forever. The average human can only do something with an acceptable level of proficiency if he does that and ONLY that for, well, ever. Over time come marginal changes, little evolutionary changes which cause what we call cultural change, i.e. that which we write on history books, or how we arrange museum expositions. Of course cultures have different degrees of change, some are quite fast (post Black-death Europe) some are pretty much static (Eskimos). Different variables influence that rate of change. I remember seeing in the Louvre museum those cylinder seals the ancient Middle-easterners used to decorate their clay tablets. They used those for over 3000 years!  A damn cylinder carved as to print a relief in clay when you turn it forward. I’ m sure it was pretty neat when one Mesopotamian relief artist got fed up with carving every single clay tablet once by one, and invented the thing back in 3500BC. I bet all other artisans were blown away. But when Alexander’s armies 3000 years later went through the area the local artisans were still busy carving their cylinders. Now that’s what I call tradition.

My hunch is that IQ is the defining factor in the rate of cultural change. Some people just can’t really come up with new stuff. Say Papuans, who have been probably decorating their penis sheaths forever.

Meanwhile Europe was always busy destroying everything the previous generation had left over.

Yet again East Asians are pretty smart, yet aren’t as unfilial as Europeans. The thing is cultural change is not an unmitigated good: it destroys the proficiency-by-drilling thing, i.e. if you stop drilling you stop making good stuff. Japanese artisanship is a good example of what boring practice is capable of. Of course Europeans invented machines so there’s little need for practice-based artisanship, but that has caused widespread misery for those who need to be drilled to make anything useful, not to mention awkwardness for the older generations who can’t keep up with the new stuff.

Well that awkwardness is what Asians will NOT stand. Old people are in charge there, and young people accept the need to wait to be in charge. And when they are in charge they will make sure that the cycle is not broken and they get the respect they waited for so damn long. Cultural change in a sense is a form of disrespect over what was left over by forebears, and breaks the drill cycle (cultural transmission). I’m sure the old man wouldn’t be happy if its son decides to make fishing nets in a different way. Or stop making nets altogether. If you allow kids to stop making nets you may end up without the knowledge to make them and force the whole hamlet to starvation.

Breaking the drill cycle brings good and bad things. Good is it creates progress! You stop teaching something, people stop being able to do it. So you need to come up with something else. Better. Voila, steam machine. Voila, airplanes. Voila, penicilin. Voila, smartphones. It’s pretty cool and we all owe a lot to it.

The bad thing is that it causes the vast majority of the people (those unable to come up with things, those who NEED the drilling to be able to do anything) to become miserable inefficient workbots. The solution is more effective drilling (what we used to call ‘education’) to make them proficient at whatever productive industry there is at the moment. It worked while 1. The rate of change was pretty much generational, i.e. you could expect to use the skills learned in school when you become an adult; 2. Schools drilled kids with merciless efficiency and brutality. So kids actually learned 1. Manners 2. A trade.

But now? We have become so enamored with ‘progress’ (cultural change) that we came up with the fantastic idea that if you stop ALL drilling at all, and just teach instead some abstract nonsense about queer history and democratic values, people will come up with new things all the time! Ain’t that awesome? So there’s some stupid idea out there that the innovation rate is not enough (tell that to Mesopotamians which decorated their houses the same way for 3000 years), so we need to come up with even more new stuff, but people just can’t keep up. Why could that be? Real Answer: people just aren’t that smart. Mainstream answer: Kids get bored at school with drilling, so we need to stop drilling and they’ll become super creative!

This has been done since around the 70s, with the predictable results of a complete breakdown of traditional manners and culture, making dumb people (= left half of the Bell Curve) totally unproductive, ultimately becoming junkie welfare addicts. Smart people still somehow come up with enough things to keep the economy going, but demographics predicts it can’t last much longer. The 3rd worlders we are importing to replace our useless new underclass are even dumber than the natives, and we aren’t educating them either, so we are just creating a doubled up junkie welfare addict plebeian mass. And don’t get me started with Jihad.

So European obsession with change (‘progress’)  made it deny the most basic human way of cultural transmission, that is: focused drilling. Asians are still pretty much for it (too much, as they drill also their smart kids, which become boring workbots), so they’ll probably keep some level of civilization while Europe strives to get its shit together. If it ever does.

The justification from my ethnic minority culture!

A Victorian man (in Victorian County, Australia) whose three-and-a-half years of sexual abuse of a primary school-aged girl led to her falling pregnant, has been jailed for 10 years

Good grief! A 31-year-old pedophile has molested a girl of 11-year old (since her 9th birthday!) for 3 and half years and even made her gave birth to a baby? What’s even more shocking is that it was written that this despicable pedophile is actually a family friend of that little girl. How messed up is that?! Who in the world would do something like that to a friend’s daughter, FOR over 3 years and knocked her out in the end?! Such a degrading pervert!  With those infuriating questions, I started to dig into a more detailed version of this story with my super googling skills. It didn’t take long before I found this article in a local Australian newspaper website, which further identified the defendant, who was only identified by his first name Douangta, belongs to an “ethnic minority group” in Australia that “can not be identified”. Astonishingly, Douangta and his lawyer even swaggeringly claimed that he was in love with the little girl and there is no such ting as age limit in terms of selecting sexual partners in his culture in order to justify his disgusting and abhorrent behavior. Furthermore, in this post this Douangta dude even attempted to get an abolition for his 11-year old “lover” but didn’t succeed in the end… As far as I can see the dude still does not think he is wrong and only pleads guilty because probably his lawyer suggested him so.

He told Department of Human Services workers that he loved the girl “for real” and wanted to protect her as a husband, explaining that in his culture, it was OK to have a relationship with someone so young.
What a fallacy! He is in Australia, the MODERN CIVILIZATION for heaven’s sake! This piece of news is so disturbing to me that I could not really get the consolation from his 10-years jail sentence (learning what it tastes like to be someone else’s bitch! At least you don’t need to pay for an abolition). I decided to dig more of his story and reveal WHAT this barbaric co-called culture of this ethnic minority is that could justify such modern-civilization-deemed horrible things done by this savage named Douangta! However, all news article chose NOT to disclose the information (one didn’t even mention his minority background and his ridiculous cultural defense), citing that this information has been undisclosed in order to protect the little girl’s identity (since both of them belong to the same ethnic minority). Well, that’s just bogus, I don’t see how disclosing the ethnicity of the criminal could jeopardize the safety of the victim. To me, it is just another shameless excuse to deliberately preserve those pervasive barbaric so-called ethnic minority culture in the “multicultural” Australia. So the press didn’t want to expose this barbaric culture, big deal! I could google it myself!

Having known the name of the convict, Douangta, I could just google search his name on the internet and see what type of ethnicity it is associated with the most. Surprisingly, most other people identified with the same name on the internet tend to be living in Canada or the US with Laos or Vietnam origins. Of course those people would mostly reside in the West as they write their name in Latin alphabet on the internet. But Laos and Vietnam origin? As far as I understand about Laos, for I have personally stayed there with the locals for half a year, though they do tend to get married early – which usually means girls get married at 16 or so,  there’s absolutely no such thing as it is OK to have a relationship with someone so young (11-year-old!) among the mainstream lowland Laotians. It is even more absurd to assume that the Vietnamese culture, which is way more advanced than the Lao, would deem having sex with a 11-year-old since her 9th birthday is accepted. In old folk Chinese culture there was something like “Tongyangxi“, which basically means that a family could sell their underage daughter to a richer family as the future wife, provided that the richer family bear the cost of raising the little girl into a suitable age for marriage, which is usually 16/17 at the time (eradicated by the communists after 1949). I assume that Vietnamese culture, which has been under thousands of years of Chinese influence, might probably perverse this custom as well? But still this is by no means saying you could touch a little girl and have babies with her.

If not the Lao or the Vietnamese, then what kind of people this Douangta guy belongs to? It suddenly strikes me that a lot of people who claim of Lao origin and to a lesser extent Vietnamese origin in the United States, Canada or even Australia, are actually those tribesmen and offspring of those people who turned their backs on their countrymen and embraced the US during the Vietnam War! Well, after narrowing down the scope to this point, there is only one type of ethnic group that not only meets such selective criteria but also fits the description of the type of culture that would justify such uncivilized behaviors: the Hmong!

Bingo! It must be the Hmong, the barbaric highland tribesmen who bring nothing but disturbance and unrest in all the countries they originally stayed. Everywhere they stay they bring the problems to the local community (in China, Laos, Vietnam). The Chinese even had to build another Great Wall to keep away those untamed savages from attacking Han Chinese villages and towns. There are lots of Hmong who fled to those western countries after US retreated from the Vietnam War, as they were with the Americans to turn their back against Vietnamese and Lao during wartime.

At this point, I just need the final confirmation to ensure I am not subjectively setting the Hmong up for such ignoble title. I therefore began to look for other similar incidents that involve underage girls and the Hmong on the internet. BOOOOM. Then I found this webpage, a website set up by the Hmong to complain how difficult it is to coexist with the Western civilization and how harshly they get misunderstood because of their “distinct culture”. One of the examples that they use to illustrate the “cultural clash” between the West and the Hmong is

“In traditional Hmong culture, dating is not like it is in the United States. Boys and girls tend to stay apart more, with courtship involving more input from parents and more formal rituals. …… this can often mean that one or more minors are having sex, and can lead to legal problems and even jail for an older boy …… In the Fox Cities of Wisconsin, for example, some Hmong men have felony convictions for sex with a minor when they married an underage wife ……”

Well, that explains it all. This dude, Douangta, claimed that it is normal to have sex with a girl of single-digit age and have babies with her in the Hmong tradition and culture. Australians shall definitely have the rights to know which type of  “culture” he was referring to and what on earth this “culture” mean in the modern civilization. To me, this is no culture, if you could call savage’s traditions like molesting little kids as “CULTURE”, then every living organisms in this world should deserve the term “culture” for their living instincts. This reminds me of a story one year ago about a Gypsy girl in Spain who gave birth to a baby at the age of 10 and happily claimed this was “normal” in her “culture“. Indeed, we have too many this type of “culture” parasitizing within the modern civilization (taking advantages of liberalism/leftism) , and we are not even brave enough to confront them in the face to tell them stop practicing those shamanistic primitive things in a MODERN CIVILIZATION, where people abide by civilized rules and benefit from civilized technologies rather than spears and bows.

Once again, modern civilization assures the freedom of individual beings. It does not mean you could keep your uncivilized cults in modern civilization, it means if you don’t mingle with the majority, you are free to go back to the mountains. But the reality is: epic failure of multi-culturalism.