Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tiger Woods and the Crimean War
I am currently reading an excellent book on the Crimean War. One of the things I found fascinating is how the British at the time commented that one of the reasons that the Ottoman Empire was crumbling was that polygamy was the norm. As the British noted, under a polygamous system, the top 20% of the men tend to monopolize 80% of the women. While this is fun for the top 20% of the guys, it tends to result in the majority of men to be not invested in society. And such men made very poor soldiers.
As sexual restraint has been eliminated in America, we are seeing a return to a more primitive state in which de facto polygamy is becoming the norm. Guys such as Tiger Woods have harems while other men are unable to find a mate. As such, can expect to see the crumbling of the American civilization similar to what occurred in 18th century Turkey.