Communism is a parasite-borne infection. It is delivered by guests who pour accelerant on the host-nation’s self-destructive impulses and inhibitor on its self-corrective behavior. The four stages of this infection:
- Revolutionary Terror – destruction
- Strongman Terror – intervention
- National Socialism – recovery
- Usury Capitalism – looting
The cycle spirals back to Stage 1 unless the afflicted nation either perishes, or it extricates itself from that cycle. The four stages as seen in modern history:
1. Revolutionary Terror
- Examples: French Revolution, Bela Kun’s Hungary, Bolshevik Russia (Lenin), Holodomor, Che Guevara, United States since 2001, Western Europe since 2015
- Natalism: Dysgenic by design
- Object of Worship: Depravity
- Motto: “Equality”
Human nature tends toward the accumulation of power, the accumulation of power tends toward the consolidation of power, the consolidation of power liberates the victors’ will-to-sadism. When the aforementioned power is seized by the eternal Gamma Personality, you get revolutionary terror.
The abuses of revolutionary communists are restrained only by structural dampeners in the afflicted society. The viciousness of early Soviet Cheka was limitless. In the contemporary West there is the undisguised population replacement, anarcho-tyranny in criminal justice and economics, and drag queen story hour. Because Revolutionary Terror lacks any mechanism for self-correction, the pitch of depravity makes the country unstable and opens the door for someone or something to arrest the spiral of degeneracy.
2. Strongman Terror
- Examples: Joseph Stalin, North Korea, to some extent Napoleon and Hitler
- Natalism: Eugenic by accident
- Object of Worship: The Leader
- Motto: “Duty”
The strongman’s terror is not revolutionary or sadistic, but ruthlessly practical in keeping a lid on popular uprisings and liquidating the leader’s rivals, individuals as well as entire categories of people. When the Soviet Union was invaded in 1941, Stalin needed a regenerate people to defend the country so he oriented the official culture of Marxist materialism toward populist hypermasculinity. Strongman reigns of terror are associated with stirring anthems, sociorealist art and brutalist architecture.
This stage of Communism is held together by a cult of personality, collapsing with the passing of its great leader. Any similarly strong successors will have been eliminated by the strongman as potential rivals, leaving only bureaucrats to lead the state after he dies. His successors endeavor to continue the communist system, but with a “human face.” Which leads to…
3. National Socialism
- Examples: “Free-healthcare Cuba,” USSR Khrushchev through Gorbachev, Warsaw Pact countries 1954 – 1989
- Natalism: Eugenic by design
- Object of Worship: The State
- Motto: “Socialism with a Human Face”
The thaw that follows the Strongman Terror stage brings on the flowering of cultural life, in part through state sponsorship of human endeavors, and in part as artistic expression of dissent. The class immobility that goes with the suppressed economic market, along with the social stability that follows the two previous stages of the regime, creates a rise in birth rates.
The state, now run by a generation of Communists who reject both the anarcho-tyranny of the first stage and tyranny of the second stage, has a lot going for it. But the authoritarian nature of the political system chafes the spirit of its talented fraction and of its energetic youth. It can’t compete with the siren song of Stage 4, which is why 1989 happened.
4. Usury Capitalism
- Examples: United States 1954 – 1990, Russia under Yeltsin and the oligarchs, Western Europe 1948 – 2015, Eastern Europe 1990 – 2015
- Natalism: Dysgenic by accident
- Object of Worship: Money
- Motto: “Freedom”
The oligarchs under Yeltsin were looting a Russia that had just collapsed, while post-war America had a seemingly inexhaustible reserve of goods to burn through during the Cold War. This is why the American people submitted to Civil Rights and all of the other losses of liberty that followed. But both in Russia and America under usury capitalism, well-positioned Jews and homegrown opportunists were burning through the public good for private gain.
What is a public good? Short answer: anything that can be sold. The long answer: everything that makes life worth living — honor, liberty, culture, family, landscape, for starters. That patch of woods where red cardinals nest, which can be flipped into multifamily housing. Families, mothers… meh. Usury capitalism needs its nonrenewable resource — the wombs and youth of its best people — to feed the GDP instead.
Usury capitalism says that high art is unprofitable, so in 1993 former violinists at the Soviet academy of music played for coins at Berlin subway stations. Art under this regime is pointlessly experimental and degenerate on one end, tailored to imbeciles on the other end. Births fall because class-instability delays marriage and causes anxiety about the future. Usury capitalism also lacks a mechanism for self-correction, or a check on the consolidation of power. Therefore, cannibalistic capitalism turns into Revolutionary Terror…
… or the spiral of communism is broken
A return to traditional nationalism under God, at least for a generation or two. We see a peoples’ will to rip their destiny from from the spiral of communism in the normal countries of Eastern Europe, in Putin’s Russia, in the aspirational vision of Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign. And really worldwide, we see a popular rejection of the twin evils communism and capitalism, same thing.