Saturday, February 02, 2013

Facundo: Civilización y Barbarie

In 1870 an Argentine teacher exiled in Chile wrote the book "Facundo: Civilizacion o Barbarie". Facundo was one of the savage native caudillos that  were exterminating the urban middle class. Facundo liked to invite rich people to play cards, he cheated and left them in debt. Sarmiento in his book presents a shocking picture of the country and proposes to exterminate the Criollos that had adopted Indian ways, adopt the French government model and open up the country to immigration. Ten years after he took power, Argentine's living standards were the highest of the word. 

Unfortunately, it lasted only two generations, and since the thirties Argentina is regressing to its barbarian past. Argentina’s $37.6 billion of inflation-linked bonds account for 21 percent of government debt (from Bloomberg). In 2007, then President Kirchner sacked INDEC (the statistics institute)'s staff and replaced them creatives that consistently falsify the country's economic data. Iinflation in 2012 is estimated at 25.6 percent, but statistics institute said consumer prices rose 10.8 percent. The gap between the official and real inflation rates has enabled the government to save about $6.8 billion since 2007. "Save" means to steal that amount of money from savers, pensioners and other fixed income Argentines.Argentina is proof that history is not a one-way street, always advancing to higher plateaus. Powerful, stable, large, White countries can also regress.  Rhodesia/Zimbabwe is an extreme example, but Argentina hits nearer home. No one can say  "it cant happen here". It can happen everywhere.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

The fall of Argentina is a giant slap in the face to the HBD crowd. Northern Italians + Germans + Ashkenazi Jews sounds like an ideal recipe for success, yet for some reason it was not to be. Maybe Chile's ethnic mix was more suitable for producing a thriving nation.

IHTG said...

Northern Italians + Germans + Ashkenazi Jews

I guess the Spaniards aren't worth mentioning?

J said...

Argentina received mostly Southern Italian immigration. And of course Spaniards - Castilians, Galicians, etc. There are about 1 million Lebanese and Syrian Arabs (2% of the population). The female basis is Indian.

Anonymous said...

Very weird what happened to Agentina. Brazil, Chile and even Peru are thriving nations but Argentina became a permanent basket case.

C said...

Maybe the sizeable jewish minority played a role in Argentina's downfall?? Just kidding.

M said...

Argentina in no way goes against HBD theories, in fact it supports them. Italy, especially southern Italy, was long notorious for corruption and political incompetence with the gloomy picture relieved somewhat by a small level of financial and manufacturing talent, especially in the North. Spain has for centuries been sunk in sloth and backwardness.

So now Spanish and Italians establish the same kind of inefficient state in South America, with some leavening of financial talent as well, just as in the parent countries, with the picture complicated by the addition of industrious Germans and Jews, who provide a small boost, but with the large numbers of Indians having a deleterious effect.

In fact, the worse state of Argentina compared to the parent countries can be attributed wholly to the Indian element plus the fact that Argentina is not located in prosperous Europe, which provides exposure to economically uplifting forces, but is in a neighborhood that exposes it to many corrupting
and downgrading forces.

So there you have it - Argentina is EXACTLY as you would expect it to be if you looked at its demographic profile and georgraphical position.


m said...

That "it" can happen in Argentina means little for the possibility of "it" happening in America or northern Europe. "It" was merely brought to Argentina from the parent countries.

Anonymous said...

Argentina is not as white as it imagines itself. As J says, a lot of the population are mestizos stemming from Spanish fathers and Indian mothers. If it is a mess (and it is) it is because it is not white (and Jewish) enough... you end up with populist demagogues who cater to the brown(ish) masses (or pretend to while catering to themselves). Same deal in Venezuela, and soon (now?) in the US.

Just read a headline that California is now majority Hispanic for the 1st time since it was acquired by the US.

K

Anonymous said...

Demography is destiny so if you change your demography (or fail to change it enough as in Sarmiento's case) you change your destiny. The US has changed its demography and now it has a different destiny. The sad thing is that this happened under our noses - nobody ever asked us whether we wanted this.

K

z said...

The key for America is what happens in the next 3 years.

Will Americans accept Latinization oe not.

Anonymous said...

You're joking right, K? Jews played a major role in the promotion of multiculturalism in the USA, Obama is basically a invetion of the Chicago jewish elite.

Anonymous said...

We've been down this road of collective responsibility before and it leads to hell. My grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins who were gassed were not international bankers, they were not Bolsheviks, they were just poor people scratching out a living. I am not responsible for what the elite Jews of Chicago did any more than you are responsible for the actions of Bill Ayers.

K

B said...

>Obama is basically a invetion of the Chicago jewish elite

Sailer says he's an invention of the WASPs at the CIA. Whom should I believe?

Anonymous said...

http://www.chicagojewishnews.com/story.htm?id=252218&sid=212226

Anonymous said...

Sailer has discussed the CIA connections, but he has also discussed Obama's Chicago Jewish connections.

Anonymous said...

Multiculturalism and the decline of America was well under way long before Obama.

Obama will make it worse, but to understand this phenomenon we have to go back to the late 1950's.

It is us, the WASPs, who allowed it to happen and we must therefore, take the blame ourselves.

This is only appropriate, since it is us and our people who are, and who will continue to be punished.

You get the government you deserve.

Anon.

B said...

To the 1900s or earlier. John Stuart Mill, for instance, was not a Jew, and neither were the Fabians.