May 24th, 2021

Cybernetics is a multidisciplinary goal-based scientific field interested in integrating and applying systems of control.

"The more profound the subject that you ignore the greater the chances for fame and success."

-Heinz von Foerster, originator of second-order cybernetics.

I'd like to discuss various parts of this presentation but I'm not sure I can repurpose it. I can directly link it here and record a separate podcast as commentary afterward. This charming introduction from the pro antihuman side explains its popularity.

Above all other points to take note of is that the goal of producing a 'final solution' to the 'population problem' has been the primary focus of the vast majority of government and academic management intellectuals since at least 1960. The field of cybernetics goes back to 1943.

The reason that population control is in the public consciousness is because of the dominance that cybernetics has had over all academic fields, government schools, public and corporate media, and for decades now popular culture, manufactured as it is.

For a class of intellectuals tasked with planning a system such as human society, making a system of control with built-in regulation to prevent unpredictable variability is inescapable. This means the single most important reliable function must be the restriction of innovation.

This principle adds an additional motivation beyond anticipated resource consumption by a growing population for its truncation. This means that the two pillars of cybernetics are now that the human population must be limited for both environmental and intellectual reasons.

Spoken more plainly, it could be said that the reason for depopulation is that there might be people born who will figure out a better way to do things that we can't conceive of and would present a direct threat to the realization of our plan in a sustainable and predictable way.

This sort of attitude and set of presumptions is woven throughout our society and forms the basis of everything from Karenism to government regulation which isn't satisfied to address existing challenges but is presumed to anticipate and prevent every imaginable unplanned action.

Another way to express this is to say that government, its corporate appendages and associated bureaucracies go to such great lengths to intervene in the affairs of individuals not to prevent unconstructive or criminal activity but to prevent constructive and beneficial activity.

My hope in all of this is to break through the ever-present untouchable article of faith that government is at all necessary. It is not. This does not mean you cannot have government, you can have decentralized government. But, centralized government must go the way of the dodo.

We can never ever again forget that tasking someone with the job of absolutely predicting and controlling your every action for the rest of your life is easiest to do with a bullet.