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    Palaism (from Ancient Greek παλαιός (palaiós), meaning ancient, archaic) is an economically and culturally Right-Wing ideology created and advocated for by Thascynd.

    It is primarily centered around the concepts of Genetic Mismatch and Anosism. Genetic Mismatch is a theory that the mental and physical health of living things will deteriorate when in an environment and lifestyle unsuited to their genetics, while Anosism (from ἄνοσος (ánosos)) is an ethical principal which states that living things ought to act in the interest of their health, primarily by acting naturally and thus minimising genetic mismatch.

    Based on these ideas, and with strong influence from other right-wing thought, Palaism advocates for Social Conservatism, familial and ethnic organisation and Identity, Communitarianism, cultural particularism, Environmentalism, Bioconservatism, and a form of Hoppean private law society and Patchwork-esque private communities and polities it calls Natual Authority. It views such an organisation of society as being most (although far from perfectly) compatible with human nature, improving human health, and minimising genetic mismatch.


    Genetic Mismatch

    Starting with the concepts that all genes of all living things are the result of mutation and Darwinian natural selection, and that behaviour is predetermined by genetics in the same way and to the same extent that physical form is, Palaism believes:

    • Over generations, species will become more (albeit never perfectly) suited to and designed for any given environment/lifestyle they can survive in.
    • To be more precise, every single genetically determined aspect, feature, function, behaviour, and system of every species will become more suited to and designed for every aspect of its environment/lifestyle, to a greater or lesser degree.
    • A change from an environment/lifestyle a species is more suited to, to one a species is less suited to, will cause a comparative deterioration in overall health. This is because every single aspect of a species will, to a greater or lesser degree, function comparatively worse as per its design.
    • The only reason natural selection and selective pressures occur is because of such discrepancies between environment/lifestyle and design.
    • A more drastic change will cause a more drastic discrepancy, a more drastic deterioration in health, a more drastic selective pressure, and will thus raise the rate of genetic change per generation.

    This discrepancy between environment and design is what Palaism calls genetic mismatch.

    Palaism believes that genetic mismatch should be measured by measuring the rate of genetic change per generation, and not necessarily by measuring health outcomes, as health can also be affected by diseases, disorders, or a lack thereof.

    Building on these ideas, Palaism believes:

    • Because human genetic change has accelerated over the last 40,000 years, and particularly since the invention of agriculture, humans must have had a raised genetic mismatch since this time and must be unsuited to such lifestyles. This also means it is incorrect to believe human beings are perfectly designed to be hunter-gatherers, as genetic change has not stopped but accelerated in response to agriculture.
    • Despite this, it should be expected that humans are still more suited to being hunter-gatherers than any other lifestyle. This is firstly because humans have not adapted to any particular lifestyle since, as otherwise rapid evolution would have slowed down. And secondly, if evolutionary change was fast enough to largely override our suitability to being hunter-gatherers, human biodiversity between populations that have remained separate since this period began would not be smaller than among many other species with infinitely less difference in lifestyle.
    • Finally, this accelerated rate of genetic change has not decreased but exponentially increased since the industrial revolution, being 100-times faster than before agriculture by some estimates. The extreme lifestyle changes wrought by modernity in comparison to only a few centuries ago has brought genetic mismatch to unthinkable highs on a worldwide scale. And, because modern medicine has made humanity comparatively far better at treating disease, we should conclude that drastically worsening mental health and physical fitness in the modern day is the result of our life becoming extraordinarily unnatural and exponentially more so over time.

    According to this theory, mankind has built for itself a world that is entirely antithetical to its own nature, and despite now having access to once unthinkable material abundance, is increasingly unable to even cope with it. Unless its trajectory is drastically corrected, the future of humanity can only possibly become more unstable, unhealthy, anxious, antisocial, desperate, miserable, and incapable of even producing the wealth to justify it.


    Anosism is Palaism's term to describe the principle that living things ought to act in the interest of their overall health, and that this will make them better off by their own inherent standards and satisfaction than minimising pain, or maximising pleasure or comfort. Palaism believes the primary way to do this is by minimising genetic mismatch by living in accordance with one's nature and genetic design.

    To give an idea of what this entails: in almost all human societies before modernity, both hunter-gatherer or otherwise:

    • Social organisation was centered around family, child-rearing, and kinship-based communities
    • People had ample work, exercise, and time outdoors
    • Communities, without any higher intervention, developed and strictly maintained cultures, moral codes, traditions, gender roles, and social roles
    • Certain members of communities naturally rose to respect and authority
    • Particularly as hunter-gatherers, people ate a varied diet of minimally processed foods

    and so on. Under the Palaist worldview, humans must generally be suited to and designed for these things. Thus, having family and community, eating well, exercising, partaking in culture and so on will broadly minimise genetic mismatch and improve health.

    It should be noted that anosism does not view these things in absolutes, as a Primitivist might. This is firstly because no creature is perfectly suited to any lifestyle, particularly not humans, which creates room for flexibility, but it is also due to the fact that health does not totally equate to a lack of genetic mismatch, and can still be ruined by diseases, disorders and so on. According to anosism, isolation, hedonism, sloth and gluttony destroy people, and do so much more than modern people often imagine, but so will working or starving yourself to death.


    Palaism's opinion of the state is mostly derived from the works of anarcho-capitalist Hans-Hermann Hoppe, and seeks to contrast and replace the state with a system it calls natural authority. Like Hoppe, it views the fundamental feature of a state as being a compulsory monopolist of judgement in cases of interpersonal conflict over a given territory, and which has the power to unilaterally decide the cost and quality of its services. Because of this, it believes the state is impossible to indefinitely limit or curtail, as it is always capable of ruling in its own favour or in the favour of those it prefers in any given dispute, including those created by itself.

    As per the theories of Austrian Economics, all state taxation, intervention, spending, industry, legislation, regulation and so on are viewed as economically and socially negative and, like Hoppeanism, Palaism believes extra-communitarian Democracy is only capable of drastically accelerating politicisation, redistribution, uncertainty, warmongering, relative poverty and state growth into every minutia of personal and economic life, especially in comparison to classical Monarchy. As well as this, technological progress and automation are seen as significantly contributing to state growth. As it allows more bureaucracy and control to be asserted over society with less resources, technology will make (and has made) states more capable, paternalistic, controlling, invasive, perverse, all-encompassing and expansionary, and will continue to do so, so long as the state is allowed to exist.

    Even through the lenses of genetic mismatch and anosism, Palaism believes that the state is a force acting against human nature and health, primarily as a vector for breaking up culture, ethnicity, family and community. It views state welfare as dismantling the role of private charity, marriage, and local interdependency, it views old-age pensions in particular as destroying much of the reason to have children, it views state-run or regulated education as existing to control and standardise the ideology and upbringing of all people, and as reducing the importance of parents upbringing their own children, and so on. More importantly than these, Palaism views state monopolisation of judgement as necessarily seeking to assert itself into judgements of everyday life. Communal and familial decisions become political matters, and politics thus seeps into and destroys communities and families.

    Rather than regarding intra-family or household matters (including subjects such as abortion, for instance) as no one else's business to be judged and arbitrated within the family by the head of the household or family members, once a judicial monopoly has been established, its agents -- the government -- also become and will naturally strive to expand their role as judge and arbitrator of last resort in all family matters. To gain popular support for its role the government (besides playing one tribe, race, or social class against another) will likewise promote divisiveness within the family: between the sexes -- husbands and wives -- and the generations -- parents and children. - Democracy: The God That Failed, pg 182

    Under this worldview the state, in constantly seeking to assert itself and its legitimacy, must trend toward reducing all human relationships into itself, and all things which people naturally seek in those they individually know and love become the role of an impersonal, mechanical, homogenising, bureaucratic nightmare which robs them of all autonomy, connection, wealth, and wellbeing. Thus, the only part of human nature a government can possibly facilitate is hardship.

    Natural Authority

    To contrast the state and its impacts, Palaism advocates for Voluntaryism and believes that, without a state, people will return to willingly forming systems of locally, familially, religiously, fraternally, contractually, and/or ethnically-based organisations, competitive firms, private communities and leadership. These systems are seen as more capable of and incentivised toward peaceful negotiation, trade, cooperation, and private conflict resolution with one another than they are under states.

    While taking influence from the works of anarcho-capitalists, Palaism also looks to primitive and preagricultural societies to understand the systems of authority that humans, by its understanding of evolution, must be behaviourally predisposed and suited to. Generally speaking, in all Hunter-Gatherer societies authority (the right to decision-making and arbitration) within families is/was determined by culturally specific kinship laws, while at a communal level authority is/was decided largely by who shared goods to the community (most often men sharing hunted meat). Authority via sharing comes as a result of sharing creating debts, which allows a sharer to expect more from others in return, rather than being a selfless act of communal ownership. By this system, more capable individuals gain more prestige for themselves and their families, creating a voluntary meritocratic hierarchy even in the most egalitarian societies.

    And yet, there are differences in ability, and those are rewarded. Egalitarianism can mask hierarchy. Australian Aboriginal men acquire authority and power in religious affairs by disengaging from property, by giving away meat, for example. But one can only disengage from property if, at some level, one claims a right to it. - The Lifeways of Hunter-Gatherers, pg 244

    This theory also carries over to sedentary societies and beyond the exchange of only food. A good example of this being the potlatch among the various Pacific Northwest Coast Indians, in which aristocratic families and individuals competitively held elaborate feasts and ceremonies to share private wealth (such as food, blankets, coppers, canoes and so on) with communities and thereby gain and renew positions as prestigious elites and authorities. Palaism believes these systems of willing, competitive exchanges of private wealth for authority are the original and natural form of authority. State authority meanwhile, rather than competing to give personal wealth to local communities, does precisely the opposite. It abuses ultimate and unilateral power to instead steal from and impoverish communities at a totally impersonal and industrial scale. In the view of Palaism, true, natural, legitimate authority cannot be earned by popularity contests, or deserved by expertise, or granted from above. Rather, true authority is either a familial matter, or it is nothing but an optional, competitive local exchange between free people, and if human beings want to be themselves once more, this is precisely the way things should be.

    Social Mismatch

    Palaism believes a similar concept to it's theory of genetic mismatch can be applied to social traditions and institutions, in a way influenced by Curtis Yarvin. Traditions, cultures and religions, much like living things, are constantly subject to selective pressures as they drastically affect the success of societies which adopt them. Like living things, culture can evolve and randomly mutate without outside interference. However, if they do not adequately suit the lifestyle or desires of those who hold them, traditions, cultures, and religious may be subject to intentional modification and reform, or to extinction by voluntary or involuntary replacement or mixing with alternative and more successful cultures. It then follows that every part and aspect of traditions, cultures and religions will trend toward becoming more suited for people in their given circumstances and to minimising their genetic mismatch to a greater or lesser degree. However, it also follows that society will become less functional, less competitive, less preferable, and its culture harder to retain when changing from an environment/lifestyle it is more suited to, to one it is less suited to, and that this will happen in tandem with raised genetic mismatch.

    From this, Palaism views the industrial revolution and ongoing technological change in tandem with growing states as causing the largest destabilisation and deterioration of culture in human history, comparable in severity and totality to the cultural destruction of Mexico or Hawaii. As homes turn to high-rises, ploughs to tractors, horses to cars and books to hard-drives, every institution and idea of the before world (including the endless amount of good ones) have become unthinkingly thrown out and all attempts at replacement and social "progress" have been ideological, state-directed and for all intents and purposes useless nonsense, rather than being allowed to evolve by communal choice and natural selection.

    In fact, government is possibly the strongest barrier to the natural development of culture and maintenance of high social mismatch. Rather than local, varied experimentation and reform causing far faster adaptation, cultural change has been directed and standardised across entire countries, drastically reducing the opportunities for successful adaptations to be discovered. Moreover, states use destabilisation of culture to push actively unnatural and harmful alternatives rather than planning (or even being theoretically capable of planning) the ideal modern social order, due to their inevitable trend toward total self-imposition. Thus, the deconstruction of natural human organisation is not just the result of technology or just modern government, but the combination of the two simultaneous effects. Technological change in personal life weakens previous cultural institutions, and technologically-enabled democratic government actively accelerates and pushes to destroy these, so that it may fill the void with imposed, manufactured substitutes which replace all parts of society with itself. These might include civic nationalism, civic religion, economic collectivisation, mass wealth redistribution, anti-nomian and egalitarian social movements (in particular everything under the contemporary Intersectionalist umbrella), increased social and economic regulation, and entirely arbitrary human or civil "rights" which only a state could invent and enforce.

    Social Conservatism & Bioconservatism

    Building on the concepts of genetic and social mismatch, Palaism views a private law society and meritocratic libertarian social order as leading to the reestablishment of socially conservate ideals and the moderation of technology in people's personal lives, while simultaneously believing it will allow for continued technological progress in overall economies. As per Austrian economic theory, those members of society which are more capable of delayed gratification, self-control and intelligent long-term investment (which is referred to as a lower time-preference) will almost always be the most successful in a market economy. All state action must necessarily distort this system, and thus changing from a regulated, mixed economy to a purely private economy will not only increase this effect, but also increase the benefit of having a lower time-preference, and more strongly incentivise people to adopt more long-term and disciplined attitudes.

    Like Real-Libertarians, Palaism believes the concept of time-preference extends beyond economics to social attitudes and institutions, as those individuals, families and organisations most capable of self-control and long-term planning are also the least likely to partake in short-term, impulsive, hedonistic lifestyles and behaviours, such as criminality, scamming, drug-taking, polyamory, hedonism, promiscuity, alcoholism, or gambling addiction. Without intervention in and corruption of a pure market economy, success, intelligence, and self-control become more closely aligned. So, by this theory, the naturally-arising elite of society (those commanding the most resources and respect) must be aristocratic, intolerant and conservative, just as they were in almost every human society that has ever existed, and all people who seek any amount of success will be rewarded for and inventivised toward emulating disciplined and inegalitarian ideals. Moreover, the institution of genuinely respected private property rights necessarily grants the ability of property owners to include or exclude, hire or fire, rent to or evict any individual on their premises that they please, when they please. As such, those who are impulsive, criminal, unreputable, uncontrolled, aggressive or generally vile face a far greater increased risk of of being discriminated against, outcast, and excluded from locations, businesses, employment, rentals, loans, and all polite society, and so such behaviours will become increasingly disincentivised and uncommon. Put simply, culture in a true meritocracy must inescapably swim rightward.

    Palaism also believes this effect must cause an overall minimisation of genetic mismatch in society. As, per the theory of genetic mismatch, any living thing must become broadly more unhealthy and incapable the more unsuited it is to its environment/lifestyle, those partaking in a more unnatural lifestyle and living in a more unnatural environment will be less physically and mentally healthy, more susceptible to physical or mental diseases and disorders, and so less productive and relatively less successful than those who partake in more natural lifestyles and who live in more natural environments. In the same way that culture, free discrimination, and the market will trend toward disincentivising drug-taking or hedonism, it will also disincentivise poor diet, technology addiction, self-isolation, Antinatalism, Cosmopolitanism, veganism, ideological egalitarianism, medical/technological self-modification, and all behaviours and worldviews that humans are unsuited to, while also incentivising having friends, family, community, culture, identity, exercise and time in nature. Popular culture and polite society, in being defined by and seeking to emulate the elite and successful, will therefore increasingly promote naturalistic and genetically ideal behaviours, and the means by which to minimise genetic mismatch (i.e., hiking locations, private parks, healthy food, gymnasiums, or rural homes and communities) would become increasingly valued and thus, in a free market, increasingly produced and enjoyed by more people.


    The flag of Palaism consists of an interlocking white and red triangular tiling. The red sections form an upward-pointing pattern to symbolise structure and organisation by genetics, nature, and kinship, while the white sections form an opposite downward-pointing pattern, to symbolise peace and decentralisation.

    Geometric construction:

    1. Draw a horizontal line AB
    2. Starting from A as its base, draw the vertical line AC which is three fifths the length of AB
    3. Starting from B as its base, draw the vertical line BD which is three fifths the length of AB
    4. Connect C and D to draw line CD
    5. Mark the midway points of lines AB, AC, BD, and CD to make E, F, G, and H respectively
    6. Connect F and G to draw line FG
    7. Connect A and H to draw line AH
    8. Connect C and E to draw line CE
    9. Connect B and H to draw line BH
    10. Connect D and E to draw line DE
    11. Mark the point where AH, CE, and FG intersect to make I
    12. Mark the point where BH, DE, and FG intersect to make J
    13. Fill triangles AFI, BHI, EIJ, DHJ, and BGJ in white (#ffffff)
    14. Fill triangles CFI, AEI, HIJ, BEJ, and DGJ in red (#e4002b)

    How To Draw

    1. Draw a ball
    2. Draw the Palaism flag in a 1:1 ratio rather than 3:5
    3. Draw the eyes
    4. Draw a Haida-style cedar hat, and you're done

    User Relations




    • Social Authoritarian Bonapartism - Democratism at its purest, I imagine this would bring about Latin-American-tier endless stagnation. Culturally reasonable though, and I hope the liberal fears you'd end democracy come true.

    Ideology Relations

    Shit I like


    • Nationalism - The idea of nation-state is one of the state's most awful lies, nice tribalism tho
    • Ethnopluralism - Again great idea but statist
    • Indigenism - Love their cultures, history and precolonial politics, hate their modern politics
    • Neoreactionaryism - Moldbug is a good writer and but proposes subpar solutions
    • Post-Libertarianism - Statist realism
    • Reactionaryism - Their hearts are in the right place culturally, but they should learn basic economics
    • Distributism - Same goes for these guys
    • National Anarchism - And these guys
    • Anarcho-Primitivism - Principled and interesting but way too apocalyptic also left ew
    • Neoluddism - Same for you
    • Georgism - Less bad and preferable to the current system, all taxation is still theft though.
    • Monarchism - Not ideal but certainly an improvement (and also antiegalitarian which is awesome and very pro-human)
    • Pagan Theocracy - Sadly statist but VERY pro-cultural nice
    • Identitarianism - Wonderfully identified the problems of boomer politics and the EU, but somehow still want a united Europe for some insane reason.
    • Feudalism - Very highly adapted to agrarianism and was possibly the best system for it, bit late now though
    • Right-Wing Populism - Politically not amazing but the energy is immaculate
    • Nilssonian Anarcho-Fascism - High tier criticism of political feminism and good model for militia, otherwise extremist
    • Abrahamics - Expansionary, violent and *niversalist but highly adaptive and have minimal social mismatch


    • Transhumanism - In a free society they will be pests and outcasts, like bums tattooing their eyeballs
    • Post-Humanism - Read above
    • r/acc - Philosophy, not even once
    • Zuluism - Putting here because of some recent takes of his. Read above.
    • Feminism - Mentally sick and ephemeral state invention and worthless historical aberration, will be swept into the past in due time
    • Men's Liberation - Read above
    • Anti-Fascism - Clodius wannabes
    • Socialism - Destitution
    • LesbiaNRx - Most demented ideas possible. Total exile, extermination and physical removal to the Earth's molten core required (in a NAP way)

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