The Fundamentals

Fundamentals of a New Movement

The overarching, basic fundamentals of a New Movement are listed here. The link leads to the relevant post below. Also see "The Fundamentals" post list to the lower right. This is our new path. If you agree with this direction, then join with us.

The Old Movement is dead. Let us instead build something that works, a New Movement, a fresh start.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Is EGI Degenerate?

Criticism refuted.

Note the part that asserts that EGI means that we must preserve gene frequencies exactly as they are. I guess all proponents of EGI are degenerate?


I seem to recall Salter writing that genes can be replaced if that increases fitness of the overall distinctive genome and also writing that competition and selection must continue.

On pages 88-89 of On Genetic Interests Salter discuss how genetic interests can be mostly retained and even enhanced while substituting alleles. Salter makes the point with regard to additive and epistatic genetic effects, and emphasizes the advantages of replacement in certain defined circumstances. That EGI is rigidly preservationist is a lie..

The critical point is that replacement of maladaptive genes actually increases genetic interests. While, it is not in a gene's interest to be discarded, our human genetic interests lie with the with the entire (distinctive) genome, not with any particular gene. Persisting with a malfunctioning allele or gene hardly makes sense from a Darwinian perspective; conversely, it does reduce our genetic interests to substitute a different alien gene for a native one that is working just as well or even better. That’s the major point about EGI.

This allows for evolution to continue. It even allows for outcrossing if the loss of kinship between generations is compensated for by greater long term fitness, especially avoidance of extinction.

EGI says that we must avoid race replacement and avoid large, unnecessary, and maladaptive changes in genetic information. It doesn't say gene frequencies shouldn't change - they will change as a matter of course, even if for no other reason than genetic drift and recombination and independent assortment during sexual reproduction.

These types of comments against EGI are biologically ignorant and made by those who either didn't read Salter’s book or didn't read it very carefully.

On a positive note, I agree with Greg Johnson that culture is important, that the white nationalist “movement” as it exists today is essentially degenerate, and that much of the problem does derive from nitpickers who disdain the offered hand of friendship and cooperation from fellow Westerners.