Saturday, December 21, 2019

America was based on WEIRDness and WEMP

Anthropologist Peter Frost writes:
Northwest Europeans are WEIRD ... as in Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic. These traits are in turn associated with certain behavioral and psychological characteristics: "People from these societies tend to be more individualistic, independent, and impersonally prosocial (e.g., trusting of strangers) while revealing less conformity and in-group loyalty" (Schulz et al. 2019).

In a recent study, Schulz et al. (2019) argue that WEIRDness is a heritage of Western Christianity: the branch of the Christian faith that gradually evolved into Roman Catholicism and, later, Protestantism: "we propose that the Western Church's transformation of European kinship, by promoting small, nuclear households, weak family ties, and residential mobility, fostered greater individualism, less conformity, and more impersonal prosociality."

Social relations are indeed different north and west of a line running approximately from Trieste to St. Petersburg, Everyone is single for at least part of adulthood, and many stay single their entire lives. In addition, households often have non-kin members, and children usually leave the nuclear family to form new households (Hajnal, 1965; ICA, 2013; Laslett, 1977). This is the Western European Marriage Pattern (WEMP), and there is an extensive literature on it going back to work by John Hajnal.
Frost agrees that this is a heritage of Western Christianity, but cites some evidence that the Church adapted it from earlier Roman law and other European customs.

There are many other cultures, particularly in Asia, that appear to have much stronger marriage and family ties. It is commonly said that they are pro-family and naturally conservative, and should easily assimilate into America. That opinion is wrong.

America used to be dominated by WEMP families, and such families were essential to Americanism. Importing people with different family structures is turning America into something else.

WEIRDness and WEMP took over a millennium to develop in Europe. It will not happen in immigrant communities anytime soon.

On the other hand, here is from the Democrat debate:
MODERATOR: Senator Klobuchar, here in California, people who identify as Hispanic, black, Asian or multiracial represent a majority of the population, outnumbering white residents. The United States is expected to be majority nonwhite within a generation. What do you say to white Americans who are uncomfortable with the idea of becoming a racial minority, even if you don’t share their concerns?

AMY KLOBUCHAR: I say this is America. You’re looking at it. And we are not going to be able to succeed in the world if we do not invite everyone to be part of our economy. Our Constitution says that we strive for a more perfect union. Well, that’s what we are doing right now.
. In other words, she says that our economy and our Constitution require that we replace Whites with non-whites. She doesn't finish the quote about a "more perfect union", because the rest of the sentence suggests a more perfect union of White people.

Michelle Goldberg, NY Times Opinion Columnist, writes:
We face the horror of Trump because the structure of American democracy gives disproportionate power to a declining demographic group passionately convinced of its right to rule. Trump, with his braying entitlement, his boastful ignorance, his sneering contempt for pluralism, is an avatar of a Republican Party desperate to return to the 1980s, or the 1950s, or maybe the 1910s. He can’t betray America if, to those who fetishize the 63 million, he embodies it. ...

Women and people of color, of course, were originally outside the protection of those founding documents. But on Wednesday, the most diverse Congress in history declared that even the most powerful white man in the world should be bound by them.
In other words, White men made America great, but Jews are replacing them with women and people of color. Trump's popularity rests on an America that Jews are in the process of destroying.

This is just another example of Jews celebrating White Genocide. They believe that Donald Trump is the last President to embody an earlier era, and they are doing everything in their power to get rid of him.

1 comment:

MikeAdamson said...

And we are not going to be able to succeed in the world if we do not invite everyone to be part of our economy.

Be part of, not replace.