The Urge


Man in his natural state, upon reaching adulthood, is struck with the urge: the urge to travel, to struggle, to conquer, and ultimately triumph (or die trying).

Migration is a goal of the young.

To be young is to struggle: against nature, against society, against himself, against the elements, against hunger, against failure.

By Snowy plover girl at English Wikipedia, CC BY 3.0,

To throw himself against the mountains, against the storms. To track and kill his own food. To survive against bears, monsters, enemies. To forge a path in the wilderness, chop down trees, build his own home.

Lion, wolf, or elephant, the young male is unlikely to stay in the pack of his birth. He must leave his mother’s side and forage in the wilderness until he has the strength to lead the pack or found his own.

Biological dispersal:

Some organisms are motile throughout their lives, but others are adapted to move or be moved at precise, limited phases of their life cycles. This is commonly called the dispersive phase of the life cycle. The strategies of organisms’ entire life cycles often are predicated on the nature and circumstances of their dispersive phases. …

Due to population density, dispersal may relieve pressure for resources in an ecosystem, and competition for these resources may be a selection factor for dispersal mechanisms.[14]

Dispersal of organisms is a critical process for understanding both geographic isolation in evolution through gene flow and the broad patterns of current geographic distributions (biogeography).

A distinction is often made between natal dispersal where an individual (often a juvenile) moves away from the place it was born, and breeding dispersal where an individual (often an adult) moves away from one breeding location to breed elsewhere.[1]

Modern man, in modern cities, is deprived of struggle. The land is already cleared. The houses are already built. The food arrives pre-killed in the grocery store. The map has already been drawn and your GPS tells you where to go.

We have made ourselves a paradise and find it wanting.

Like a rooster told not to crow, modern man flings himself at a structure with nothing but ersatz struggles: video games, online flame wars, antifa larping. We turn to empty screeching to make ourselves feel like we’re doing something good.

But for those who have just arrived, getting to the city alone is a success.

6 thoughts on “The Urge

  1. […] Evolutionist X reviews Why Warriors Lie Down and Die, which describes the impact of the welfare state on the Yolngu people of Australia. Their experience no doubt relates to the general malaise found in the West. This is something I’ve pondered for a while. My fellow Canucks, go look at a local First Nations reserve. It is very close to the experience of the Yolngu. You may avoid it, but your kids are going to be living in the same conditions. The federal government’s disdain, paternalism, neglect, and barely disguised chauvinism against First Nations is now present at all levels of government, and being extended to all people in Canada who are not part of the ruling elite. This will accelerate as Le Dauphin’s reign continues. Ms. X also considers the Urge: […]


  2. People will tend to prefer immigrant workers over natives insofar as the biography of an immigrant worker has a upward trajectory whereas the biography of a native applying for the same job has a flat or downward trajectory. Shifting employment around from one population group to the next creates a steady stream of uplifiting rags-to-riches stories. The illusion of a net positive outcome can then be created by censoring the people left behind. The instinctual desire for exploration is stimulated by an optical illusion projected onto a static world.

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  3. Hey, it’s Simon here. Unfortunately, the unthinkable has happened. I logged on to Twitter this morning, and I had this funny feeling. Sure enough, I was greeted yet again with that dreaded blue banner. “Your account has been suspended.” No reason has been given. I’ve only been on there for 13 days, so what rules could I possibly have broken enough times in 13 days to merit a suspension? At this point it seems obvious that Twitter is an unusable site, at least if you’re a normal human being. I have appealed against the suspension but the site is apparently manned entirely by bots and libtards at this point, so it’ll probably be weeks before I get a response. It took me an entire day to find and re-follow all 180 accounts I had been following before, and now all that effort has been nullified. Honestly, if they don’t restore my account, I think I’m done with the platform. It’s utterly hopeless.

    I don’t see any way for us to continue talking aside from by email. I’ll leave mine here so you can contact me that way if you wish. I’m sorry but I’m just so enraged with the site, I really don’t see the point in signing up a fourth time. I’ve had accounts with YouTube and Facebook since 2011 and in all that time I’ve never been reprimanded, not for anything. As to why Twitter in particular is now so hostile to normal human interaction, the answer is beyond me.

    My email:


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