Are conservatives the walking dead?

Cultural conservatives in the 1970s would have viewed mainstream Western conservatives today as being cultural liberals, more or less. There is a reaction to this development, in the heartland of America, but will that be enough to protect genuine cultural conservatism from going extinct when ultra-liberal Big Tech will increase its power exponentially this decade if nobody prevents it?

By cultural conservatism I don’t mean rightwing ideas about the economic system. I’m talking about: 1) practicing and defending your own conservative religion, 2) respecting the traditional institution of marriage, and 3) protecting moderate ethno-nationalism. These values are the core of real conservatism, but they will disappear in a decade or two unless rightwing people stop Big Tech, in the next five years, before it’s too late.

Three main developments will relatively quickly secure that ultra-liberals will rule the West forever: robotics, biotech and total surveillance. Automation will basically make everybody unemployed. AI tractors and other unmanned tech will take care of farms. Biotech will provide artificial meat. Millions of tiny recon drones and IoT sensors in everything you buy, in a cashless society, will make it impossible to organize any rebellion. No militia can fight a swarm of ten thousand drones. The Second Amendment will be history.

When all insurgents are neutralized nobody will be around to prevent that ultra-liberal scientists begin, maybe in 2050, to genetically modify human beings in such a degree that the neurochemistry of each newborn child will make him or her very receptive to ultra-liberal ideas. This can be done by reducing testosterone and regulating other hormones and neurotransmitters.

The above is not science fiction. Millions of traditional jobs have already been lost because of automation. Artificial meat already exists. London is the third most surveilled city in the world, with more CCTV cameras than Beijing in 2020:

Surveillance camera statistics: which cities have the most CCTV cameras?

Nature reported in 2012:

Paralysed woman moves robot with her mind

Elon Musk has just created a brain implant that will eventually make it possible to play video games using only your thoughts:

Elon Musk says his start-up Neuralink has wired up a monkey to play video games using its mind

“Headquartered in San Francisco, Neuralink’s team of around 100 people is trying to develop an implementable computer-brain interface. Musk describes it as a Fitbit in your skull with tiny wires that go into your brain.”

“He said the aim of Neuralink is to increase the rate at which information can flow from the human brain to a machine.”

Ultra-liberals are missionaries, tech crusaders, who are determined to change heartland America in the same way they tried to liberalize countries like Iraq and Libya. When they have developed strong enough AI that will support this libertine mission you can say goodbye to cultural conservatism. This will happen within one or two decades, if nobody resists it.

But will Christians and other conservatives start to fight, right now, in order to stop ultra-liberals who want to play gods?

Or shall we all just give up and say: if we can’t beat them, we might as well join them?

Maybe it’s best to bury our heads in the sand, deny tech reality, until the last rightwing generation is basically zombie conservatives, sleepwalking into extinction.

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