Sunday, September 28, 2014

Weimerica

We may live in a degenerate age but we are told by the media that it is progress. Even the outright disgusting is celebrated as a renaissance. Divorce, illegitimacy, gays, gay marriage, transgender people, soon to be followed by polygamy, bestiality (transspecies romance?) and loosening of age of consent laws (probably for gays + horny female teachers only). This is not progress, only change. This is not new, just located on our shores. We live in the United States of Weimerica.

On the internet, you can find escorts (any shape or color) on Backpages, Seeking Arrangement will get you college girls, Chaturbate and webcam performers do anything for the right donation, Tumblr is full of naked amateur selfies, and pornography (filmed whores) takes up one third of internet traffic. Rule 34 = if you can think there is porn made of it. An S&M book is a wildly successful best seller. Gay bars pop up even in smaller US towns. What a free wheeling time! Not quite. The Germans of the Weimar Republic did this all with cruder technology. Gay and lesbian bars were in bigger German cities. Marlene Dietrich, bisexual movie star, stole her gender bending style from a hideously ugly lesbian radio personality. Germany was full of burlesque lounges, tawdry films, and had a spectacular variety of prostitutes available by phone and on the streets.

How wide was the selection of whores? Let's check out the seventeen categories for different prostitutes available.

1. Kontroll Girls - legal whores regularly checked for VD.
2. Half-Silks - part timers who worked day jobs.
3. Grasshoppers - street walkers that worked the back alleys.
4. Nuttes - boyish schoolgirls who worked for pocket money after school (Hey, Seeking Arrangement?).
5. Boot-girls - Dominatrix types that stomped on men.
6. Tauentzien Girls - Mother-daughter teams that specialized in threesomes. Daughter ages did go low.
7. Munzis - Pregnant women. They demanded good money as it was a weird kink.
8. Gravelstones - Deformed women who worked for little money and often had missing limbs.
9. Chontes - Cheap hookers from Poland who picked up clients at train stations.
10. Fohses - High end women who advertised in papers as masseuses (hi, alternative weekly girls).
11. Demi-castors - Girls from respectable families that worked in brothels part time.
12. Table-ladies - High end hookers who worked tables at night clubs (bottle service anyone?).
13. Dominas - They were the domes in S&M fantasy acts.
14. Minettes - These girls specialized in odd fetish play.
15. Race-horses - Women who were the subs in S&M acts.
16. Medicine - Child prostitutes. Yes, Weimar reached that low.
17. Telephone-girls - Child prostitutes. So low they had two types of child hookers.

There is something for everyone. I may be infering too much, but using young Russian expatriates for whores and poor Polish girls sounds a lot like our modern human trafficking for sex slavery concerns. The BDSM crowd had representation in Weimar, too. Same sickness. They were only limited by the telephone.

How did we get here? How did Weimar get there? The Weimar period saw a surplus of women by the millions and hyperinflation combined with mass unemployment. The economic problems were not permanent but a lingering concern. Sell yourself to eat right? The gender imbalance was caused by millions of dead and maimed men from the Great War. A surplus of women will lower their price. It might be a reach, but consider the mass media conditioning in modern America. Dalrock and Heartiste focus on the media's lies and divorce fantasy for a reason. When the media deems large swaths of men uncool or unworthy, they are effectively removing them from the dating pool. A gender imbalance ensues, creating a need for women to one up in degeneracy to keep a man. Combine this with toxic "you go girl" sex positivism, and we have the sexual olympics of the modern college and night club scene. Weimar Germany had hocus pocus sexologists pushing for transgender rights nearly a century before America had hocus pocus fake degreed sexologists going to US campuses saying the same thing.

Women are incredibly important outside the sexual realm, and the US and Weimar media both were aware. Females were new voters in Weimar Germany, and due to outnumbering male voters by one million, swung elections even with their pell mell small party parliamentary system. Since 1980, women have been a bigger voting bloc than men in America. Our media pushes birth control, gay rights and abortion on demand as the most important issues for female voters (#waronwomen). Hollywood productions continuously bring up ludicrous white women health situations and perfect gay male characters to nudge voting in the right direction. The media elite in Weimar Germany did the same.  The film Sundige Mütter portrayed the old order's abortion and illegitimate child policies in a negative light in the fall of 1918. This is akin to every Hollywood movie portraying the 1950s as a stifling US Nazi patriarchy. The 1926 film Women's Crusade cast a heart throb as an abortion doctor and stressed the need for abortion reform (pretty prosecutor's fiancée is raped, creating need for abortion). That film was heavy handed with every example of a snowflake abortion seeker, similar to every gay man in a Hollywood production just wanting to get married and adopt an Asian baby.

This molding did have an effect on Weimar Germany as it does on American citizens. Surprise surprise, abortion reform followed thereafter. The decriminalization of prostitution followed as well in 1927, with the break up of state brothels and anything goes hit hyperspeed. Exactly who gets busted for prostitution today? It is de facto decriminalized. Earlier, in 1922, Germany's Youth Welfare Law expanded social safety net programs for illegitimate children. Socialize the costs while providing income to the offender. That link also points to a problem the welfare programs created: massive class conflict where the upper end and lower end were helped to the detriment to the middle. Now I know you have heard that in modern American. It is better now to have the child out of wedlock to collect all the benefits rather than do the right, traditional thing and have the child within a marriage. Financial incentives matter, and financial rewards will anger the group that feels they are doing the right thing but the wrong thing is rewarded.

The Weimar hyperinflation was early in the republic's days and solved by the end of 1923. This took the international community restructuring loans and admitting the Germans back into international normal standing status (multiple Peace Prize winners from this process). The hyperinflation was a boon to debtors as all debts were basically torn up. The large corporations that earned foreign currency fared far better than smaller producers (similar to post-2000 foreign earnings for US based multinationals today). Blue collar and lower wage earners saw increases through negotiating power versus salaried employees. Salaried employees also could not qualify for the new social welfare programs (sounds eerily familiar now). The middle class also saw their savings wiped away through the inflation while lower class Germans had no savings to lose. It was a middle class squeeze that when the recovery came, saw the middle class sink closer to the level of the lower class. All the US needs to complete this cycle is a good hyperinflation or with our debt loads, multiple years of 15-20% inflation. It would not be hard to recreate today. Even in the golder Weimar years, things were so unstable that The New York Times in October of 1926 was noting the push for a restoration of the monarchy in Germany. The major German newspapers looked at that a bit different.

The media itself was far to the left of Weimar Germany just like America today. The publishing house of Mosse and Ullstein sold 50% of all papers, and the Jewish publishing house proudly supported liberal policies even as the German people rejected them. Right up to Hitler's electoral victories, the Berlin papers were shouting the same progressive line. Karl Kraus, Edward Bernays and Wyndham Lewis all knew that the media held the invisible power then as it does now, except they openly discussed it and found publishers willing to provide an outlet. The entire intellectual elite of Weimar Germany was said to live in a bubble, separated from the common man. Funny how the period was not appreciated until decades had passed and the American '60s happened and another similarly Jewish elite rose. One wonders how many post-68 taste makers were cousins of the Weimar degenerates. This bubble was not a major problem until the late '20s crash and political fragmentation posed problems beyond their capabilities. Sounds too familiar and depressing as a modern American.

There is a major difference between Weimar Germany and modern America that can give the disconnected elite hope. Weimar Germany was overwhelmingly German. Weimerica is 65% native stock. The remaining 35% have been bought with economic transfers and class protection that will secure their allegiance to the left no matter how degenerate or nonsensical the policy is that pours from the pages of the New York Times. That divergence is important because it guarantees that there will be no Cornbread Hitler or strong man to clean up the Weimerican elite's mess. There is another historical entity from the early 20th century that lines up much better. Mixed ethnicities, multiple languages, sluggish economic growth, stagnation, lost pride, an empire, dysfunctional government, secession movements (real and fake), corruption and on far too big of a scale than could ever be efficient... and that entity once looked to yhe American model of federalism as a possible savior. It did not work, and the United States of Austria-Hungary never was born because the Austro-Hungarian Empire dissolved from too many centrifugal forces. For now, we can delight in the hedonism and sink in the despair that is Weimerica.

Despair is real. The tone is between the lines of even those who gleefully enjoy the hedonism offered by Weimerica. The libertines secretly wished for order to return. The boys of Return of Kings love the cheap sex era but long for good women to wife up and fair family laws. There was the same echo in Weimer Germany. I'll let Stefan Zweig explain it eloquently in "The World of Yesterday".

Berlin was transformed into the Babylon of the world. Bars, amusement parks, honky-tonks sprang up like mushrooms. What we had seen in Austria proved to be just a mild and shy prologue to this witches' Sabbath; for the Germans introduced all their vehemence and methodical organization into the perversion. Along the entire Kurfurstendamm powdered and rouged young men sauntered and they were not all professionals; every high school boy wanted to earn some money and in the dimly lit bars one might see government officials and men of the world of finance tenderly courting drunken sailors without shame Even the Rome of Suetonius had never known such orgies as the pervert balls of Berlin, where hundreds of men costumed as women and hundreds of women as men danced under the benevolent eyes of the police. In the collapse of all values a kind of madness gained hold particularly in the bourgeois circles which until then had been unshakeable in their probity. Young girls bragged proudly of their perversion, to be sixteen and still under suspicion of virginity would have been considered a disgrace in any school of Berlin at the time, every girl wanted to tell of her adventures and the more exotic, the better.


This all feels like our modern era, and Zweig goes on to discuss the lame, hollow feeling to it all, much like our time.

But the most revolting thing about this pathetic eroticism was its spuriousness. At bottom the orgiastic period which broke out in Germany simultaneously with the inflation was nothing more than feverish imitation; one could see that these girls of the decent middle class families much rather would have worn their hair in a simple arrangement than in a sleek man's haircut, that they would much rather have eaten apple pie with whipped cream than drink strong liquor; everywhere it was unmistakable that this over-excitation was unbearable for the people, this being stretched daily on the rack of inflation and the whole nation, tired of war, actually longed for order, quiet and a little security and bourgeois life. And, secretly it hated the republic, not because it suppressed this wild freedom, but on the contrary, because it held the reins too loosely.


Weimar's decadent culture lived a short Gotterdammerung. Ours will too. Weimerica will come to an end, and when it does, someone must be there to restore order.

15 comments:

Derrick Bonsell said...

At times I feel like all of this is going to come crashing down and things will get extremely messy. As long as we have economic and/or technological growth, that day won't come, but if those forces do stagnate (economic seemingly more likely) I don't think our social order can handle that.

I'm not sure I'd want to be in the US if this all comes crashing down.

Anonymous said...

That day will likely be coming in 15-20 years.

Our current social democracy is based on a big assumption: that there is a large middle and upper class white tax base to fund lavish social programs. It is expected that other minorities will catch up but in the meantime, they can borrow and spend on the assumption that suburban America will likely be picking up the tab.

In spite of this, our political and media punditry state that the future of America lies with women and hispanics; white dudes are on their way out. Most of them already declared in 2012 that the era of white Republicans winning elections are effectively over.

Anyway, the big assumption is a bad one: white people aren't doing much breeding these days and the middle class white tax base will start dying off when the boomers start dying off here. As minority populations continue to grow, they can only squeeze suburban whites so much. Where to get the money? The 1% effectively owns both parties so it won't come from them. The minorities and poor whites can't afford to pay any more tax as it is so it won't come from them. So they will keep squeezing the middle but that well will eventually be tapped dry as the remaining middle class will just become the new lower class.

So the next step is to keep borrowing. Soon our debt to GDP ratio will shoot past 120%, then 130%, and so on until it gets to the point where we struggle to pay the interest. Our current leaders got into their positions by promising more handouts so they won't be making any hard decisions. It will be a tipping point: slash expenses or go into default. Our leaders will make the "brave" stand and default.

The end result will be that "Weimerica" crashes and burns because the state cannot afford to function at all. Feminist make-work programs and other heavily government subsidized programs will shutter operations and there won't be enough in the coffers for disability payments on the taxpayer dime. The government will revert back to a limited-in-scope system that (other than debt servicing) will struggle just to keep infrastructure from crumbling. Feminism will basically cease to exist. The downside is that basically our current standard of living will crash along with it.

nikcrit said...

@Anonymous,

Consider the dire scenario you summon in your comment; yeah, it's plausible speculation, the sorry-ass picture you suggest.

now consider it was as recent as 2000 that you'd see article headlines in magazines like Forbes touting "The New Middle-class Millionaires" and similar features explaining to us how it was possible that, with the IT promise, recessions may never again recur and the offerings in Gilder's Technology Report and similar speculative rags really did seem to promise a new and permanent gilded age.
I mean, that was considered plausible forecasting and it was only fifteen years ago.

Anyhow, i don't know if htat reallyi means anything or in any way it changes your dire predictions.

But that's more or less the memories i summon when i get anxious about our social and financial 'here-and-now.'

peterike said...

magazines like Forbes touting "The New Middle-class Millionaires"

Which indeed would be possible if we had slammed shut the immigration gates and shipped back 10 or 20 million. And at the same time, began a program of re-patriating manufacturing.

Of course neither of those things serves the finance elite, so they didn't happen.

Anyway, excellent piece. A lot of people don't realize that a good deal of what brought Hitler to power was a reaction against the degeneracy of Weimar. And of course we are never told how much of this was Jewish driven, just like it is now in the U.S. and Europe.

Hitler quickly dealt with all the degeneracy, and now we get historical exhibits about how those terrible Nazis banned all that "great" modern art. Yes, they did. And Germany was better for it.

PA said...

"We may live in a degenerate age but we are told by the media that it is progress." - that's a great line.

The spread of the term "porn star" to mean "performer in pornographic video" is part of the growth of degeneracy.

As to the Austro-Hungarian empire, the analogy to USA is (as all analogies are by definition) imperfect for two reasons: the A-H empire allowed for a lot of local ethnic autonomy; there was no effort to culturally homogenize or level the nationalities together. In contrast, the Germans-proper and the Russian empire did do that by, for example, Kulturkampf/depolonization of their subject Polish ethny. The Ottoman empire also was more of a centralized leveler -- as of course is the USA today.

The other difference between the Austro-Hungarian empire and the USA is that the former had no common national mythology as does the USA. Today, most non-liberal Americans (particularly older ones) still rally around the flag and other now almost anachronistic symbols of American pride. Millennial and other younger non-liberals seem ready to do away with many of the old icons and institutions; in some ways they are ready to found a new nation based on modern race realism and to some degree, White nationalism.

Thanks for another smart post.

peterike said...

Speaking of degenerate, Gatsby is black now.

http://www.salon.com/2000/08/09/gatsby/

Son of Brock Landers said...

Derrick - This will all come crashing down as soon as the easy money is gone. Interest rates moving back to historical means will crush the social welfare Federal system, leading the a big reset of everything, econ, finance, culture, social and political.

PA - I have an AH post coming. The AH did try to force Germanization on the rest of the empire but it failed horribly and actually inspired some of the area ethnic enclaves to jump on the nationalism bandwagon. I'm starting to think the end of the AH may be the rising alternative to Brazilification-Western Roman ending.

PA said...

"I'm starting to think the end of the AH may be the rising alternative to Brazilification-Western Roman ending."

A 21st century spring of nations would have the potential to usher in a new golden age. A brazification scenario is too bleak to be worthy of mankind.

A dreamer could say that we had a great opportunity for a golden age at the end of the Cold War. Imagine Europe and the Anglosphere cooperating with Russia to create peace and prosperity, along with an unapologetic White supremacism in their ownlands.

There were men with great hopes in Eastern Europe in the 80s and early 90s. My favorite exams is filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski, whose french-language work is best understood as hope for newly-freed Eastern European nations to spread a kind of Christian humanism to the prosperous but materialistic Western Europe. A big reason this Troicoleur trilogy feels dated now is because in a way the opposite has happened. This was something John Paul II decried.

Son of Brock Landers said...

Pa - So true of the lost '90s opportunity. Instead our bankers raped the privatized industries with the help of special locals and then we have steadily shoved progressive BS down their throats in exchange for loans from the eu, imf and world bank.

nikcrit said...

@peterike,
That Salon piece was pretty entertaining.
y'know, i gotta say: I read and gave 'GAtsby' a lot of youthful consideration and analysis and I was always struck by the racial asides and specific points it took pains to make; i.e, the citing of Lothrop Stoddard and other progentor race realists; as well as those black-character scenarios the writer of the Salon piece makes.
I mean, i never worked up my observations into some sorta clandestine-narrative theory; rather, i just assumed that the gatsby character, via Carraway's reifications, was making racial points he wanted to make or that were integral to his character, whether they were to rise and manifest in some other narrative form or not.
And somewhat to his credit, i don't think the Salon scribe was pushing hard on a conspiratorial angle or really going for the racial-polemic angle aggressively in anyway.
But yes, the 'Medgar Evers College' qualification would stop any conscientious reader in mid-sentence! lol!!

Thanks for the submission; definitely provided a few chuckles and fond reminiscences.

aandrews said...

"I'm not sure I'd want to be in the US if this all comes crashing down."

It can't go on. The only question, I think, is whether it rhymes with John Maynard Keynes quip that irrational markets can continue for longer than one can remain solvent. But I get the vibe that things are right on the cusp.

Economic Outlook with Richard Duncan - YouTube

Note that the money supply has nothing to do with the true situation, and balancing the budget and reducing government debt, like the Tea Party advocates, is not possible, in fact would invite immediate disaster. The US, and I guess the entire world, is in a *trap*.

And this from Financial Times, Sept. 28: Geneva Report warns record debt and slow growth point to crisis - FT.com

In the United States, one should be picking where one would want to be living when it all comes apart at the seams. Grooming your circumstances to best accommodate hard times would also be smart.

Big Bill said...

The crushing blow will be financial collapse. We cannot continue. There is little talk of AIDS, yet there are 50,000 new AIDS vectors (I refuse to call them "victims" per year. Each one of them costs us $30,000-$70,000 per year in taxpayer-paid pharmaceuticals. Their lifetime costs are $400,000 apiece.

Yet the drug companies are always researching how to keep them alive longer with more expensive patents drugs.

Imagine new drugs that cost 50% more but its worth it since they increase the lifespan of AIDS vectors by 50%.. It sounds like a good deal until you consider the total costs: Instead of $400,000 in lifetime costs they could easily jump to $1,000,000 AND they will have a longer lifetime in which to keep spreading AIDS to even more people.

And people wonder why medical costs keep rising in the Western world. Our medical industry is more interested in managing the afflicted than eliminating the affliction.

Come the Revolution that insanity will stop. Castro did it. We will, too.

Big Bill said...

So true of the lost '90s opportunity. Instead our bankers raped the privatized industries with the help of special locals and then we have steadily shoved progressive BS down their throats in exchange for loans from the eu, imf and world bank.

I started getting cold chills reading Jewish newspapers in the early 90's. They were full of articles about how emissaries had gone out to Eastern European countries to get them to "face their guilt" (for the Holocaust) since they had gotten a free ride (guilt-wise) under Russian control. There was much talk of forcing the locals to start building Holocaust museums and building shrines to the departed Jews.

Lots of funding went to the Jewish residents of Eastern Europe who (now that it was safe) crawled out of the woodwork, "rediscovered their identities", and began proselytizing Progressive shame and guilt.

Some of the articles were quite blunt. The Eastern Europeans were informed that "relations could not normalize" [read: no American money for you!] until they tugged their forelocks, accepted their race guilt and atoned for it.

All of that eventually metamorphosed into the US NGO funded "color revolutions". Scary stuff.

Laguna Beach Fogey said...

I hope it comes crashing down while I'm still able to wield a rifle. Payback's gonna be a bitch.

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