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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Jane Jacobs and the Surrender of the High Ground

After I discovered Lewis Mumford back in the early 90's I discovered one of his influences, Jane Jacobs.

You know how feminists are always claiming that men produce no more genius than do women and then when you ask them if they can tell you of one female genius, they always offer you some marxist mediocrity crazier than catsh*t who doesn't have one outstanding work in her lifetime that is anything but a vanity publishing piece?

Well, I've got news for you.

The female genius exists - and she is a Canadian. One thing we can say with certainty of any female genius is that they will never be recognized as such by any feminist.

Jane Jacobs would have to be one of the most brilliant people I have ever read. She was a student of the decline in a way few men and almost no women have been since. Jane Jacobs was the shizznit. She was the juice. Jane passed more brain cells in her last bowel movement than half of the tenured economists in the U.S. have in their entire heads.

Of course, she was not properly read. Not properly understood and never really appreciated. Just like all the male geniuses of note you could think of.

Jane took things that scholars had been telling people for centuries are far too complex for laymen to comprehend and reduced them to a few sentences that so clearly illuminated the subject they left little or no room for dissension.

Out of all her ideas, not a single one was ever politically correct but the most damning was the startling recognition of one trend in a civilization that cannot be reversed and leads to its imminent destruction. The surrender of the cities. The cities are the high ground. You can't run a nation from a cabin in the suburbs. That's not how real life works. Civilizations rise and fall on the contents of their great cities, despite the balance of objectivity and reason usually being found in the rural areas.

Once the dominant demographic of the people who built America evacuated the cities in the 1950's and turned them over to completely unproven strangers, the fate of the United States was already sealed. Nobody runs a society from the suburbs amongst the strip malls. That was not going to happen. Once you lose the high ground of the cities, you have effectively abdicated your society. There is no substitute for the power centers and once captured by your enemies, you don't get them back.

Jacobs is such a wealth of insight and clarity I don't know where to tell you to begin but I recommend the link above as an introduction to this astonishing woman. I advise you to read DARK AGE AHEAD if you can get it.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

agreed, she was a genius, way ahead of her time. i'd say she was american, however. born in pa, moved to canada around age 50. american-canadian?

Anonymous said...

Black Supremacist Rant Makes a White Girl Cry

http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/225011/

Oh yeah, a DWL gets a dose of reality.

JAC said...

Here's another book very much worth reading. Unfortunately, it's out of print and expensive to buy. An incredibly expansive and profound exposition of socialism. Once you've read it you'll see why the current establishment can't allow such books in circulation. One of the most important books I've ever read.

Link to full book:
http://robertlstephens.com/essays/shafarevich/001SocialistPhenomenon.html

Anonymous said...

The Nature Of Economies can be d/l here http://www.mediafire.com/?u1j4g453iga78vh

Anonymous said...

What If "They" Are Lying to Us about Ron Paul?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fZliGQROqU&feature=related

This is what got Judge Napolitano fired from Fox

Anonymous said...

It well might be. But I'd rather have the countryside once hostilities commence. I think Mao said something about that.

I think it's far too late too, but there is a tendency in some places for the Elite to concentrate in a few big city areas: Manhattan, District of Columbia, San Francisco etc. Of course one could say that this is an alien elite at this point. And they are surrounded by enrichers - the French model. Not so promising. Perhaps Kurt Russell's "Escape from New York" was prophetic.

Anonymous said...

Hi Tex, new to the vault. Where do i start to get a handle on your theories of neanderthal lineage etc? I dont have time to read all your archives.

Anonymous said...

Excellent article; a must read for those looking beyond just surviving the apocalypse; those who wonder what and how things may be done after would do well to read her work.

Anonymous said...

The irony here, is that pressure from women caused white flight. They wanted a sheltered bubble environment for "the children", meaning themselves, so they could gain 100 pounds and not worry about a wandering husband.

High quality males to this day work in cities. The failure of the 'Kwa started with its women. Strange as hell, because they weren't killed en masse in any wars. It's the fluoride.

Anonymous said...

Jared Taylor debates racial profiling on BET with Angry Black Man

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMoBJgBqSL0&feature=player_embedded

This is what happens when a high IQ White man, uses statistics on a low IQ Black. Using statistics on DWLs works equally well.


So what IS the definition of dumb? Is it doing the same thing over and over, when it does not work? Does Jared Taylor fit the definition of dumb?

Anonymous said...

Tex I hate to be a snob but we have a lot of fun on this board without these flatline IQs permitted to post. I enjoy winding you up but a lot of these idiots just dont know how to have a good time and learn something new along the way. I have learned more from reading V-C in the past years than my entire public edgymafication. I vote you start to delete some of these morons who just come on and hurl insults at you like retarded kids flinging feces. We are always enjoying things and they just create a buzzkill. Please erase liberally in future.

Anonymous said...

February 17, 2012 5:45 PM
"I enjoy winding you up"

If anyone should be censored it should be you, for the above comment.

Like all liberals you are disingenuous and are not worth anyone's time.

Solsys said...

If Yuppie Survivalists would know anything about rural areas, they wouldn't believe such BS as "bugging out".

Latest example : http://www.pressherald.com/news/Mountain-man-scares-owners-of-remote-Utah-cabins-.html

This is probably heard of because it's on such a scale.

How many Yuppie Survivalist Smartasses never confess to have been burglarized by their Idaho redneck neighbours (who I'm sure taunt them repeatedly by showing off the loot...).

Survivalism is something that is supposed to work for grannies and children, not gym-going, Prada Camo wearing, Soldier of Fortune reading indebtured servants in their cubicles.

Anonymous said...

(Ramzpaul) They Live - Judge Napolitano's Freedom Watch

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=omKe6K77Boo

Anonymous said...

Pat Buchanan: The New Blacklist

http://www.thepoliticalcesspool.org/jamesedwards/2012/02/17/pat-buchanan-the-new-blacklist/

Anonymous said...

Tex - something to factor in - wars start from lots of different reasons, not many of them 'logical'

http://www.alternet.org/news/140221/bush's_shocking_biblical_prophecy_emerges:_god_wants_to_%22%3berase%22%3b_mid-east_enemies_%22%3bbefore_a_new_age_begins%22%3b/

kochevnik

Anonymous said...

Censorship? This blog is being taken over by the elites...

marlon said...

Any more links to any more of her books?

Anonymous said...

http://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/-/world/12949382/swedish-man-survives-for-months-in-snowed-in-car/

Swedish man survives 2 months in a snowed in car by going into hibernation.Tex mentioned something about Neanderthals hibernating a few weeks back.

"A bit like a bear that hibernates. Humans can do that," he said. "He probably had a body temperature of around 31 degrees (Celsius) which the body adjusted to. Due to the low temperature, not much energy was used up."

Suddenly Tex doesn't seem quite a crazy,does he....

Chris from Sydney

Anonymous said...

Nah, Tex is still crazy. But in a lovable, "Chicken Little" way.

Anonymous said...

http://www.energybulletin.net/node/23259

Great analysis on why USSR was much better prepared for their total collapse than the Kwa, and why Russia recovered in 10 years and is now well back on the road to superpower status. Kwa will not have it so easy for the coming total collapse it is about to face. It will drag Europe with it as well, btw.

Anonymous said...

@1:28

And then you think on top of that the main reason for Russia's collapse being so bad and the recovery having the problems it did then was in large part because of the Western interference and their banksters and crooks getting in on the act.

I doubt many Western countries would survive that storm in the same way as Russia did. With only the same poisonous Western ideas and politicians to dig them out of that hole and none of the Russian resources to counterbalance it you can expect it to crater and flatline instead of recover.

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