The Sallis solution.
I propose a novel solution to the Fermi Paradox. It is typical for people to envision sentient alien species as monolithic, as monoracial populations – think of the “alien grays” who are portrayed as phenotypically fungible. What if this assumption is incorrect? Perhaps racial diversity is the rule among sentient species; thus, highly divergent human racial types find their counterparts in significant racial variability among the alien peoples inhabiting worlds unknown. I further propose a Gresham’s law of universal racial diversity: the more intelligent and productive races of any sentient species will tend to be demographically outcompeted by the more stupid and useless races; the latter, despite their deficiencies for proximate values, are inevitably more fit with respect to the ultimate criterion of survival. The threshold of technological competence for a detectable alien civilization would no longer obtain as the race or races capable of maintaining that civilization are replaced by those incapable. Therefore, no such civilizations are detected.
So, perhaps, a gracile and intelligent space-faring light gray alien race has been demographically replaced by a brutal and stupid dark gray race, the members of which are swinging from the trees among the ruins of a collapsed Dyson sphere civilization. The same would hold for other failed alien cultures, and if human civilization collapses, the likely cause would be similar.
And so it goes…
Scifi making a point.
The science fiction book Voyage of the Space Beagle (four short stories stitched together to make a coherent novel) is an interesting work. This is particularly true since Spenglerian “cyclical history” provides a basic foundation for the underlying sociopolitical paradigms present in the book. Also, with one unfortunate exception, all of the characters seem to be White, for the most part, but not exclusively, (based on surnames) of British Isles stock.
1. The main protagonist, Grosvenor, near the end of the book, disparages the importance of “blood and race” with respect to the workings of history.
2. That character is an obnoxious dickweed: I prefer the main human antagonist, Kent.
3. There is a Japanese character portrayed positively, unusual since these stories were written 1939-1950.
A relevant quote from the book:
It seemed to Grosvenor that he was learning slowly but surely how to influence men. It was not enough to have information and knowledge, not enough to be right. Men had to be persuaded and convinced. Sometimes that might take more time than could safely be spared. Sometimes it couldn’t be done at all. And so civilizations crumbled, battles were lost, and ships destroyed because the man or group with the saving ideas would not go through the long-drawn-out ritual of convincing others.
That is relevant to the “movement” in two ways. First, racial nationalists seem unable or unwilling to do what is necessary to convince Whites of the race problem and possible solutions; hence, our civilization crumbles. Second, within the “movement” itself, the sane faction is unable or unwilling to deal with all the Nutzis, fetishists, trolls, quota queens, and neckbeards in order to get the racial nationalist house in order so as to deal effectively with the first problem – persuading Whites as a race.
From Archimedes to Tyrone Carjacker…how have the mighty fallen.
Excerpt, emphasis added:
…we urgently need to be thinking about planting the seeds of Life, and of our race, on other worlds. We have already squandered more than half of the fossil fuels on Earth, mostly on pointless and worthless things (such as making trillions of pieces of Chinese junk that go straight into the landfill forever — after making brief appearances in Walmart and in our living rooms; or making sure that Jamal and LaTwonda have Burger King and air conditioning). The window of time in which we can achieve our destiny in the stars may close forever if we do not act soon.We need a philosophy — a vision — a religion, if you will — that can make that possible.
How fragile is the thread leading to infinity.