As the West is undergoing a great social shake-up, is it possible that the children of K-selected individuals display r-selected traits?The answer is, no. K-selected parents raise hothouse flowers. They build high-trust societies so their children can flourish. When their society is breached, they withdraw. When they can't withdraw, they shut down. They will not engage in an r-selected race to the bottom with their enemies.
There is an alternative to withdrawal, but it's not considered polite to talk about it.
This keeps playing out over and over and nobody ever seems to retain any lessons from it: Byzantine extinction in the Middle East, Third World brain drain, white flight to the suburbs.
That seems to be the progressivist, Modernist mindset at work: experience can teach us nothing because this time, it's different! This time things will all work out somehow.
Simultaneously, there's this incongruent, backwards-looking strain in Progressivism. Activists seem genuinely worried that the poor will die of starvation instead of Type 2 diabetes and cardio-pulmonary disease; that blacks everywhere live in fear of white vigilantes mowing them down on the way home from the convenience store; that without legal, late-term abortion, Bible-thumping patriarchs will barter for wives and impregnate them with ten kids each.