The Mouse Utopia term is explained below ^
is possible, perhaps even plausible, that the usual type of explanation
for the self-hating, self-destructive insanities of New Left Political
Correctness may be insufficient - and that in reality the core,
permissive, necessary factor has not been socio-political but instead
If the Mouse Utopia scenario is accepted,
then since about 1800 in England (where the industrial revolution
began), and starting with the upper classes (who were the first to
benefit from lowering child mortality rates, and also the first to
reduce fertility) then new and almost always deleterious mutations have
been building up generation upon generation.
These mutations are 'random' and their effects fall randomly in the genome - how would they show themselves?
answer is they would affect behavioural traits that are quantitative
fitness measures (such as general intelligence, which has apparently
declined rapidly and substantially over the past couple of centuries);
and mutations would also have an early and rapid effect on behavioural
traits that are the most sensitive and subtle, such as social and sexual
In particular, I think the first affected traits would be attitudes.
think that attitudes are extremely sensitive to even slight pathology,
sickness, dysfunction of many types; and would therefore change before
actual behaviours changed.
Thus, an early sign of Mouse
Utopia would be changes in attitudes, especially social and sexual
attitudes - and since mutations are nearly always harmful what we might
Maladaptive changes in social and sexual attitudes.
By maladaptive I mean tending to reduce personal (and group) survival, and reduce reproduction.
Well... it fits with political correctness, like a glove.
Not proof - but the social and sexual domination of modern Leftism seems to be consistent with Mouse Utopia.
^ The Mouse Utopia hypothesis (deriving from Michael A Woodley) is that
the relaxation of the historically very harsh forces of natural
selection - especially the near abolition of child mortality in recent
decades - has led to a generation-by-generation, objectively-dysgenic
accumulation of deleterious mutations that are incrementally destroying
the adaptiveness of the human species.
has been accelerated by a reversal of the historical pattern of
success which started from the early and mid 1800s in the West, to
favour the reproductive success of the lowest in intelligence (= highest
in mutation load), and on average of lower social class and status. In
other words, differential fertility has favoured those who would, on
average, be carrying the heaviest load of deleterious mutations - while
those who would be expected to have the least mutations have declined to
severely sub-replacement fertility.