I appreciate the explanation. I went to your jump-link about K-Selection, and it’s just not my brand of jargon. I speak my own jargon, so I don’t use that as a pejorative.....
Your points are very logical...for animals. The point of civilization, seems to me, is to maintain K-like behavior in the face of an r environment. It’s like being thrifty even when well-off. If we’re seeing more problems lately it is because society’s been weakened. If we’re failing something, it’s failure to teach the purpose and manner of civilization to kids, and that’s a failing of gummint schools. Gumint schools weren’t always lousy at it, but they’ve become so over the past 20-40 years.
They’ve been creating animals. Intact families have been doing their best, and with much success, but there are hardly any intact families anymore. Meanwhile, the country is being forced to scarcity of resources (crashing the civilization), so it’s probably a moot point.
“Meanwhile, the country is being forced to scarcity of resources (crashing the civilization), so its probably a moot point.”
Yeah, we will be going K very shortly, so Conservatism will come back with a vengence.
It’s like animals. You can’t keep up the free resource availability forever. Sooner or later, you reach the carrying capacity, adn K-selection sets in.