Demon Complexity

by Douglas Wright

5 July 2004

The simple life. Everyone seems to think it's a great thing. Advertisers tell us that by buying their "simple" product, we will simplify our lives. I'm always reading articles about how to simplify my life. The bookstore has no end of titles on this. The Dalai Lama, the Pope and Dr. Phil all lecture us about keeping it simple. Keeping track of how to be simple gets complicated.

We do live in complex times. Technology has made our worlds bigger. We are overloaded with information, it's been noted, but it has no coherence. Google, it seems, has left us with no excuse for not attempting to absorb all the information in the known universe. That's a big job. I'm not finished with it yet.

Technological complexity is one thing. But there is another kind of complexity out there: political complexity. This is the one that makes our lives hell. Unlike technological complexity, political complexity is not inevitable, and is not usually progressive. It can track the size and scope of society, but often spins out of control. Or is spun out of control.

My theory is that political complexity is designed to screw us. The bigger and more complicated our governments, businesses and other institutions, the easier it is for rats to crawl into the crannies and nibble off bits. Or chunks. Who's going to notice? Thus, some people like the complexity, and have every interest in preserving and perpetuating it.

Lawyers do. They get rich off it. Politicians do. They have fun fiddling with it. Bureaucrats do. They get paid to do nothing with it, and nobody cares or notices. It just is. Jews love it, because it gives them cover. Simple societies that lay things bare tend to strip the Jew of his camouflage.

It's been said that complex language is used to hide truths and bad arguments. Orwell was on to this. I think the same applies to governments. If the government actually said what it was doing, everyone would protest.

I don't think it's limited to the government. Banks, corporations and other business are great for this: huge rivers of money are pouring in and out, and the people positioned on the delta can divert whatever sum towards themselves they choose legally. Dick Grasso of the New York Stock Exchange can claim that the fifth of a billion dollars he gets under his retirement plan is a present from the "free market."

But for the rest of us, political complexity is a disadvantage. Even bright folks can't possibly comprehend everything that's going on. It would require expertise in a thousand different subjects. The minute you try to stand up, New England town meeting-style, with an objection to what's going on, some pinhead is ready to shoot you down by declaring that you're not an expert on the topic. And since Jews are the self-declared experts on everything, this naturally means that they have the right to dictate to us about everything.

Don't get me wrong. I'm an elitist. I don't think most people, even among whites, are fit to govern. But there is a problem when folks of average intelligence are so overwhelmed by the complexity of an institution that they don't know where to begin assessing it. So they don't even bother. That means clever evildoers can slip into the breech. And how.

We started with a very short constitution. Seven articles, a few amendments. The basic idea was that the federal government was supposed to be limited to the "enumerated powers." Now look at it. There is simply no conceivable thing the federal government can't do. And so what if it can't? Who's going to tell it otherwise?

By now, the Code of Federal Regulations sounds more like the Talmud than the English common law. The federal government can tell you how long your pickle stem should be. Once upon a time, there was no federal income tax. Now, you pay a quarter to more than half your earnings to the federal government. Most folks can't figure out their 1040. So they hire tax preparers. Is this complexity good for us?

Our lives are complicated, but we can't leave the door unlocked. And other stuff you'll read in the "Bob's Thoughts" column in the Town Daily. I agree. But I think we need to be more aggressive in seeing that this complexity is part of a system meant to disorient us. Or that it has nefarious uses. Like the changing demographics of America, the rise of political complexity is not "inevitable." It's the result of deliberate human action.

Part of me thinks it's like a ratchet. The current system won't ever get less complex. It'll just keep ratcheting up, up, up. Only when it's destroyed can people get back to something more human-sized, more honest.

People who say a given problem is too complex for simple answers usually have a vested interest in the complexity. They just don't want anyone to think of a solution because the "problem" is great for them. Think about the personal injury lawyers. They make millions out of thin air. The rest of us suffer, and society is not made a better place. The solution would be to stop them. Very simple. But it won't happen if people are kept at bay with the assurance that the problem is too complex.

The Middle East. This one's not all that complex. It's basically Jews against Arabs. I'll grant that there's a difference between the House of Saud and the would-be resurrecters of the Caliphate. But the difference isn't big enough to upset the basic equation. Nevertheless, Jews are always telling us how complicated the situation is. This is so we'll look away while they do their dirty deeds.

Voting. Nigga, please. The left-wing graffiti is right: If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal. Casting a vote for John Kerry or George W. Bush is a waste. Casting one for Nader or Buchanan is a waste. Nobody who poses too much of a challenge to the current system will be allowed to win. You can't vote away the demon of complexity. Maybe you just have to kill it.

In a healthy society, men of some level of intelligence and learning should be able to understand and have a say about what their government is doing. Some respectable mass of men of the community should be taking responsibility for the direction of their society. This notion, I think, motivated the founding fathers of our country.

Today, we are way, way beyond this. White men have utterly failed in their duty here, and complexity has helped to cover the usurpers. We have outsourced the design of our destiny to foreigners. Triple PhDs can't understand and certainly don't have a say about what their government is doing. But the truth of the matter is not complicated: those who do not have our best interests at heart have far too much control. We must cast them aside. It's that simple.


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