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The Book of Life -- What Is That Sunday Evening Feeling?
'We all have inside us what we might term a true working self, a set of inclinations and capacities that long to exert themselves on the raw material of reality. We want to turn the vital bits of who we are into jobs, and ensure that we can see ourselves reflected in the services and products we are involved in turning out. This is what we understand by the right job, and the need for one is as fundamental and as strong in us as the need to love. We can be as broken by a failure to find our professional destiny as to identify an intimate companion. Feeling that we are in the wrong job, and that our true vocation lies undiscovered, is not a minor species of discomfort: it will be the central existential crisis of our lives. -- We normally manage to keep the insistent calls of the true working self at bay during the week. We are too busy and too driven by an immediate need for money. But it reliably comes to trouble us on Sunday evenings. Like a ghost suspended between two worlds, it has not been allowed to live or to die, and so bangs at the door of consciousness, requiring resolution. We are sad, or panicked, because a part of us recognises that time is running out and that we are not presently doing what we should with what remains of our lives. The anguish of Sunday evening is our conscience trying to stir us inarticulately into making more of ourselves.'
psychology  philosophy  existentialism  purpose  death 
yesterday
The Book of Life -- Are Intelligent People More Lonely?
'Emotional intelligence means a capacity for self-honesty and self-observation; it means, a knack for opening oneself up to the stranger, more exciting, less easily admissible aspects of oneself and at the same time for noticing the many beautiful, peculiar and profound experiences and sensations passing through consciousness. -- We’re not used to doing this. We cleave tightly to reassuring notions of what normal people are like, which means we exclude a lot – often the richest bit – of what we truly feel, want and think. We edit out our more generous, wilder, more impatient, more terrifying sides; leaving only the socially admissible husk that we artfully pretend is who we are. And simultaneously, we ensure that we are never far from something that can take us powerfully away from ourselves, and so miss out on the troubling wonders that streak across the mental horizon at every instant. Most of what is in our minds remains unfelt and unseen, troubling us only in the small hours. Insomnia is the revenge for all that we tried so hard not to notice in the daylight. -- In this context, emotional intelligence emerges as a species of courage, directed at vanquishing not an external enemy but a fear of being weird or of going mad. A certain sort of intelligent person is, above all else, a superior and more committed reporter of their inner states. Or, as Emerson once put it, ‘In the minds of geniuses, we find – once more – our own neglected thoughts.’ -- It is almost certain that people who have devoted themselves to self-honesty and self-observation have an above average chance of meeting with incomprehension, irritation, censorship or boredom when they attempt to share the data from their own minds frankly in company. Their thoughts (it might be on politics or architecture, family life or sexuality) will sound more threatening, intense, oblique or tender than is allowed. -- That feels lonely, if one is in the mood to frame things like this. There are simply fewer people at large committed to self-honesty and self-observation – and therefore up for exchanging notes on what it’s truly like to be alive.'
philosophy  existentialism  loneliness  disclosure  Heidegger 
yesterday
Evolution Counseling -- Depression And Power
'Depression and power have a paradoxical relationship. On the surface it seems like those suffering from depression are powerless. They certainly feel powerless in the face of that malignant, happiness sucking, energy sucking, life sucking force. -- But at the same time they enjoy a position of power, disguised as powerlessness, when it comes to their close relationships. These close relations usually try to take on the healer role, the look on the bright side role, the glass is half-full role. What transpires is a sort of tug of war where one camp is saying ‘Life is pointless’ and the other camp is saying ‘Life is meaningful’. This tug of war almost always ends with the ‘Life is meaningful’ camp throwing hands up in surrender, feeling exhausted and defeated by that effort of talking the depressed person out of the depressed state of mind. -- When we think existentially we quickly see why the glass is half-full strategy is usually doomed to failure. These types of conversations present an excellent unconscious opportunity for people who are feeling powerless to exercise some real power by winning the conversation while simultaneously projecting feelings of hopelessness, futility, and exhaustion onto somebody else for a bit, thereby gaining some temporary psychic relief. We’re not saying there’s anything particularly malicious going on in the minds of people suffering from depression, only that they seize the chance to take a stand for themselves and to exercise power against something else, even though this stand only serves to keep them in an unwanted place. -- This is why in our view helping people who are depressed should never start from arguing the alternative side of things but rather should start with joining them in their misery, with validating their life experience as it currently is without trying to challenge it or change it. From that attitude of joining an alliance can form where suggestions aren’t the manifestation of a hidden battle for ideological supremacy and therefore aren’t perceived the way. Rather these suggestions start from the worldview of the sufferer and are therefore much more likely to land and eventually spur some real movement.' -- Why Don't You – Yes But
psychology  depression  victimhood  transactionalanalysis  WDYYB  power  counterwill  OttoRank 
yesterday
YouTube -- PRIMO NUTMEG #111: William Schnack [on Geo-Mutualism]
'William Schnack is an author, philosopher, and community organizer. On the show we discuss Pierre-Joseph Proudon's mutual credit bank (mutualism), Henry George's land value tax (Georgism), and how these two schools can be married under the libertarian philosophy of geo-mutualism.' -- "I'm oftentimes called a communist by capitalists and a capitalist or even a fascist by communists."
economics  geoism  anarchism  voluntaryism 
yesterday
Wikiquote -- Robert Louis Stevenson
Everybody, soon or late, sits down to a banquet of consequences. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
unintendedconsequences  quotes 
yesterday
Renegade Inc. -- Britain’s private debt problem RT
'On the 10-year anniversary of the financial crisis, politicians are again ignoring the drivers that caused the biggest financial meltdown since 1929. Contrary to political groupthink, it was actually excess private debt – not public debt – that brought the economy crashing down in 2007. But today, private debt is again raging. So what’s stopping us talking about the taboo that is Britain’s private debt problem? Host Ross Ashcroft is joined by anthropologist and writer David Graeber and the former chairman of the now-abolished Financial Services Authority, Lord Adair Turner.'
economics  debt  rentseeking  feudalism  "capitalism" 
yesterday
The Rational Male -- The Lie of Equality
'Reader KFG dropped this insight in last week’s post and I thought it was very relevant to something I’ve been contemplating for a while now: "As a general principle genetic fitness is always relative to the environment. A spread of genetic traits makes a species more robust, because it will have individuals better suited for survival in a greater range of environments. -- There’s more than one breed of working dog because no one is “better.” Each has its specific strengths, paid for with corresponding weaknesses. A terrier is to small to hunt wolves, but you’re not going to stuff a wolfhound down a badger hole." -- ... There is no such thing as ‘equality’ because life doesn’t happen in a vacuum. -- The tests that a chaotic world throws at human beings is never equal or balanced in measure to our strengths to pass them. Equality, in the terms that egalitarian equalists are comfortable in defining it, implies that that every individual is equally matched in both value and utility within a totality of random challenges. Aside from this being patently false, it also demerits both strengths and weaknesses when that individual succeeds or fails at a particular challenge as a result of their individual character. -- This is ironic in the sense that it provides easy, repeatable, excuses for a person’s successes or failures. If someone wins, well, we’re all equal so that person’s strengths which led to the success can be passed off as a result of assumed or circumstantial ‘privileges’ that made them better suited to their challenges – rarely is their hard work recognized, and even then, it’s colored by the overcoming of a presumed-unequal adversity that grants them ‘privilege’. If they fail, again, we’re all equal, so the failure is proof of a deficit, or a handicap, or a presumed repression of an equal person in a state of baseline equal challenge. -- As KFG was stating, “each dog has it’s strengths for a given task”. One dog is not as valuable as another depending on what determines a positive outcome. What equalism attempts do to – what it has the ludicrous audacity to presume – is to alter reality to fit the needs of the individual in order to make all individuals equally valuable agents. This is the ‘participation trophy’ mentality, but it is also a glaring disregard for existential reality. Which, again, contradicts the idea of individual exceptionalism; reality must be made to be equal to accommodate the existence of the equally valuable individual. -- To say you don’t believe in equality is only outrageous because it offends the predominant social narrative of today. It seemingly denies the inherent value of the individual, but what is conveniently never addressed is how an environment, condition and state defines what is functionally valued for any given instance. Like the dog bred to hunt ferrets out of their warrens is not the functional equal of a dog bred to run down prey at 45 MPH. The value of the individual is only relevant to the function demanded of it. -- The default misunderstanding (actually deliberate) most equalists believe is that functional worth is personal worth. -- ...for the equalist mindset...It seems dehumanizing to even consider an individuals functional value. Human’s capacity to learn and train and practice to become proficient or excel in various functions is truly a marvel of our evolution. Brain plasticity being what it is, makes our potential for learning and overcoming our environments what separates us from other animals. We all have the potential to be more than we are in functional value, and this is the root of the emotional appeal of equalists. It’s seems so negative to presume we aren’t functional equals because we have the capacity and potential to become more functionally valuable. The appeal is one of optimism. -- What this appeal ignores is the functional value of an individual in the now; the two dogs bred for different purposes. What this appeal also ignores is the ever-changing nature of reality and the challenges it presents to an individual in the now and how this defines value. What equalism cannot do is separate functional value from potential value. -- Adopting a mindset that accepts complementarity between the sexes and between individuals, one that celebrates and utilizes innate strengths and talents, yet also embraces the weaknesses and compensates for them is a far healthier one that presuming baseline equivalency. Understanding the efficacy of applying strengths to weaknesses cooperatively while acknowledging we all aren’t the same damn dog will be a key to dissolving the fantasy of egalitarian equalism and create a more balanced and healthier relations between the sexes. Embracing the fact that condition, environment, reality and the challenges they pose defines our usefulness is far better than to assume any single individual could ever be a self-contained, self-sufficient island unto themselves – that is what equalism would have us believe.'
evolution  rkselectiontheory  faggotry  egalitarianism  delusion 
yesterday
YouTube -- Turd Flinging Monkey: News: Sex Robots Epitomize Patriarchy
'Feminist Current: Sex robots epitomize patriarchy and offer men a solution to the threat of female independence: Sex robots don’t offer men “companionship,” they offer men complete dominance.
http://www.feministcurrent.com/2017/04/27/sex-robots-epitomize-patriarchy-offer-men-solution-threat-female-independence/' -- The Church of Wimmin Worsting
gynocentrism  women  men  sacrifice  statism  slavery  feminism  victimhood  threatnarrative 
yesterday
YouTube -- Turd Flinging Monkey: News: Sex Dolls Threaten Male Slavery
'Europe’s first sex robot brothel FORCED OUT of base as prostitutes complain of competition http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/779841/Sex-robot-brothel-Lumidolls-Barcelona-prostitutes-complain-police' -- "The government is worried about men not marrying and having children so they're taking their [sex toys] away in the name of social duty."
gynocentrism  women  men  sacrifice  statism  slavery 
yesterday
YouTube -- Turd Flinging Monkey: News: That Wasn't Real Feminism (TFM 42O)
'Feminism (like most ideologies) always want more, and once people start getting wise to their con, they change their name.' -- "You notice every time these Marxist, communists get found out they realize their shit doesn't work, they try to change their name, they try to rebrand themselves, they try to reimagine their bullshit that didn't work before: "This will totally work, guys. This time it's different. This isn't communism, this is Universal Basic Income. This isn't feminism, this is Gender Studies. This isn't Marxism, this is Progressivism. Or it's Liberalism."' -- Rabbitism
rkselectiontheory  ideology  marxism  socialism  communism  feminism  illiberalism 
yesterday
YouTube -- Turd Flinging Monkey: News: Feminism is a Self-Correcting Problem (TFM 42O)
'Women can have a welfare state fueled by a growing [and productive] population, or they can forgo families in favor of education and careers, but they can't have both.' -- https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-19/finland-s-welfare-state-has-a-massive-baby-problem
gynocentrism  welfare  ponzi 
2 days ago
Breitbart -- 'If in Doubt, Treat Them as a Minor': European Body Orders End of Migrant Age Tests
'The Council of Europe has spoken out against performing medical tests on migrants to determine their age, claiming youths could be “frightened and unsettled” by the process. -- In a report published Wednesday on age tests, the children’s rights committee of the council said unless there is evidence that the person is an adult, asylum seekers claiming to be under 18 should “be given the benefit of the doubt and presumed to be a child”. -- ... Earlier this month, the Afghan asylum seeker on trial for the rape and murder of a medical student in Germany admitted he lied about his age, explaining that he pretended to be a child because “the situation is better” for migrants claiming to be under 18. -- In Sweden, medical tests to assess migrants’ ages — which were brought in following two murders by “unaccompanied minors” who turned out to be adults — revealed that the vast majority of migrants in disputed cases are over 18. -- Testing 1,481 self-declared children in an assessment that involved an MRI of the knee joint and an x-ray of wisdom teeth, the country’s National Board of Forensic Medicine reported that 86 per cent were adults, and had lied about their age.'
europe  migration  conquest 
2 days ago
Anonymous Conservative -- Sweden In A Bloody Summer
'...Notice gun control will only affect the law-abiding. The criminal savages will actually benefit from it, and seek guns out more actively. If everyone has a gun, criminal rabbits will not want one because they won’t want a gunfight where they might get shot. -- But disarm everyone, and suddenly there is a ready-made pathway to free resources. Just get a gun, and everyone else has to give you free resources, and there is no risk to you. That will actually drive criminal rabbits to seek out illegal guns. -- As the Muslims open up supply lines back the middle east, and begin filling Mosques with armories even Russian Spetznaz would envy, it will pose a serious risk to Western European dominance in Europe. It is not impossible we might lose a nation here or there, as heavily armed rabbits just threaten the disarmed populations into submission.'
rkselectiontheory  faggotry  pathologicalaltruism  europe  conquest 
2 days ago
Anonymous Conservative -- Donald Trump Is Killing Dana Milbank
'...The reason this is so traumatic for them is that their amygdalae noticeably adapted to ease under Obama. Now President Trump is on the TV, and their amygdalae are not able to cope because they are acclimated to simply hearing a leftist President parrot their tropes. Under this stress, their bodies are pouring out stress hormones, which are designed to temporarily suppress the immune system and throw the rest of the body into overdrive, to give the body additional reserves during a temporary stress. But their stress is not temporary, and as time goes on those stress hormones begin to wear on their health and wear out their bodies. -- These are people whose bodies are literally breaking down now because Trump is on their TV. Real high amygdala is nothing like that. Real high amygdala is losing your house, being unable to afford food, and watching loved ones die. -- In the Apocalypse they won’t have good nutrition, or quality medical care. They won’t have job security, or cocktail parties. There will be no checkups or preventive care. There will only be fear, terror, and unease interrupting sleep and making them feel sick. -- Real high amygdala will break these people down into giant water balloons filled with red colored pathogen juices, which because of their unhinged amygdalae they will spray all over wantonly, infecting other people. And that will advance the evolution of our species’ pathogens until one gains enough strength and sweeps through the population, removing the rabbits who are holding the species and the society back. -- Remember the Renaissance? It is coming back, and maybe in the exact same way.'
rkselectiontheory  decadence  faggotry  collapse  panarchy  civilization 
2 days ago
Stratechery by Ben Thompson -- The Super-Aggregators and the Russians
'... a super-aggregator: zero transaction costs not just in terms of user acquisition, but also supply acquisition, and most importantly, revenue acquisition, and Google and Facebook are the ultimate examples. -- ... There’s one final consideration that should apply to regulation, broadly: given that Google and Facebook are already well-established with businesses that serve users, suppliers, and advertisers in a virtuous cycle, it is unlikely that regulation of any kind will have meaningful effects on their bottom lines. Indeed, I expect Google and Facebook to be mostly cooperative with whatever regulation comes from these recent revelations. -- Rather, the companies that will be hurt are those seeking to knock Google and Facebook off their perch; given that they are not yet super-aggregators, they will not have the feedback loops in place to overcome overly prescriptive regulation such that they can seriously challenge Google and Facebook. -- For example, consider the much-touted General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) set to take effect in the European Union next year. There is lot of excitement about how this regulation will limit Google and Facebook in particular, by, for example, limiting the use of personal data and enforcing data portability (and not just a PDF of your data — services will be required to build API access for easy export). -- The reality, though, is that given that Google and Facebook make most of their money on their own sites, they will be hurt far less than competitive ad networks that work across multiple sites; that means that even more digital advertising money — which will continue to grow, regardless of regulation — will flow to Google and Facebook. Similarly, given that the data portability provisions explicitly exclude your social network — exporting your friends requires explicit approval from your friends — it will be that much harder to bootstrap a competitor. -- This is the reality of regulation: as much as the largest incumbents may moan and groan, they are, in nearly all cases, the biggest beneficiaries.'
networks  regulation  unintendedconsequences 
2 days ago
Global Guerrillas -- The Long Night Ahead
'Facebook just declared war against "disruptive" information. In addition to hundreds of new human censors, they are training AI censors capable of identifying and deleting 'unacceptable' information found in the discussions of all two billion members in real time. This development highlights what the real danger posed by a socially networked world actually is. -- ... This danger is an all encompassing online orthodoxy. A sameness of thought and approach enforced by hundreds of millions of socially internetworked adherents. A global orthodoxy that ruthless narrows public thought down to a single, barren, ideological framework. A ruling network that prevents dissent and locks us into stagnation and inevitable failure as it runs afoul of reality and human nature. -- This ruling network already exists. It already has millions of online members and it is growing and deepening with each passing day -- extending its tendrils into the media, the civil service, tech companies, and academia. There's little doubt that over time it will eventually exert decisive influence over the entire government as well. -- However, in order to exert authoritarian control over our decision making, it needs control over the flow of information in our society. Merely controlling the online debate is insufficient. For real power, the ruling network needs to control the information flows on our information infrastructure – Facebook, Google, and Amazon – and that's exactly the power it is now getting. -- However, as large and powerful as this network already is, I still believe this future is reversible. We still have a short time before a long night descends across the world.'
internet  minitrue  goodthink  facebook  google  echochamber 
2 days ago
Anonymous Conservative -- Danes In The Midst Of Low-Tech Jihad
'This is but a small fraction of Europe’s future, when the Apocalypse hits: "Thousands of incidents involving loosened wheel bolts on cars, large rocks or cinder blocks thrown from highway overpasses, and thin steel wires strung across bicycle paths meant to decapitate unsuspecting cyclists, is spreading a growing sense of horror among the Danes. -- In almost all cases, the perpetrators have turned out to be from MENAP countries (Middle East, North Africa, Pakistan). -- In the latest development of what has been characterized as “massive low-tech jihad“, gangs of migrants and refugees of Arab or North African descent are now shooting innocent people at random in the capitol city of Copenhagen, placing in danger the lives of both locals and visitors to this popular tourist city… -- Danish police now warns all men between 17 and 25 years of age to avoid public spaces in Copenhagen." -- And that doesn’t even look at the rapes: "Since the self-proclaimed Conservative party Venstre (meaning “Left”) with their slogan “Denmark’s Liberal party” took power in June 2015, the number of rapes reported to the police has soared by a shocking 196 percent, according to the Danish state’s bureau of statistics. -- This rise in rape attacks coincides with the liberal government’s opening of Danish national borders to refugees that primarily are from Islamic countries." -- You don’t like this. I don’t like this. But the fact is that right now the risk/reward ratio that the amygdala relevance-weighs is not on the side of a pogrom, and that is all that determines if a pogrom happens. -- Regardless of our taste for it, all of this has Danish K-men sitting fuming. And as they fume, their amygdalae are growing connections, tying leftists to a rage even Samson could not imagine. When the risk/reward ratio shifts, and it will, that will only fuel the brutality of the pogrom. If you want justice for traitors in the end, all of this is a necessary part of the process. -- I would not want to be a leftist when that ratio shifts, for all the gold in the world. -- Until then, everyone needs to begin exercising their situational awareness, and thinking in terms of how they would attack themselves, and then trying to prevent the attacks in the event they come. Trust me, you want to live to see the show that is coming at all costs. -- Truth be told that is probably a great warm up for the chaos of the Apocalypse.'
europe  migration  conquest  backlash 
2 days ago
Paul Craig Roberts -- Is Identity Politics Brewing a Holocaust?
'...the people are chopped up into groups and turned against one another. That is the purpose of Identity Politics. Every group except white heterosexual males is a victim group, and women, blacks, hispanics, homosexuals, and transgendered are taught that it is not the armaments industries, the offshoring corporations, the financial sector, or Washington that is their enemy, but white heterosexual males, a group conflated by Identity Politics with the working class. Of course, women, blacks, hispanics, and homosexuals are also members of the working class, but they no longer see themselves that way. They see themselves as women, as black, as hispanic, as homosexual and as victims not of government and the powerful interest groups government serves but as victims of white males. -- ... Put together high non-white immigration with Identity Politics, which is a creation of Jewish cultural Marxists that has become the official ideology of the West’s liberal/progressive/left, and the result is a possible holocaust for white people. The Jews, who think of themselves as separate from the white goy, are seen by the rest of the world as white and the worst thereof. The originators of Identity Politics themselves will be victims of their own doctrine. -- Indeed, Identity Politics prevents white people from recognizing and, if a few do, from protesting their destiny as potential victims of a political doctrine capable of brewing a holocaust. -- The West is schizophrenic. On one hand Washington’s continuing slaughter, supported by Canada, Europe, Australia, and the UK, of dark-skinned peoples, serves as proof that the Western world is guilty of murder and plunder of non-white peoples. On the other hand Western governments welcome with open arms the refugees fleeing from the West’s wars and economic oppression. Identity Politics makes certain that Western populations will grovel in guilt even as the Western governments commit more crimes against non-whites, thus ensuring the growth of the immigrant population. -- The non-whites will have their revenge. Who is to say the imbecilic whites didn’t bring it upon themselves?'
rkselectiontheory  subversion  LYAHF  victimhood  marxism  threatnarrative  joycamp 
2 days ago
YouTube -- Paul Joseph Watson: There's Something Wrong With Hillary
'Hillary Clinton is like herpes. She's painful, embarrassing, and won't go away.'
politics  sociopathy  unwarrantedselfimportance 
2 days ago
YouTube -- Black Pigeon Speaks: There are TWO Londons & Why it MATTERS
[Do We Ever Really Get Out of Anarchy? by Alfred G. Cuzán. A major point of dispute among libertarian theorists and thinkers today as always revolves around the age-old question of whether man can live in total anarchy or whether the minimal state is absolutely necessary for the maximization of freedom. Lost in this dispute is the question of whether man is capable of getting out of anarchy at all. -- The purpose of this paper is to question this venerated assumption and to argue that the escape from anarchy is impossible, that we always live in anarchy, and that the real question is what kind of anarchy we live under, market anarchy or non-market (political) anarchy. https://mises.org/library/do-we-ever-really-get-out-anarchy]
UK  TheCityOfLondon  TheCrown  corporatism  anarchism 
2 days ago
Freedomain Radio -- #3823: NO RULES (MP3)
'The societal erosion of rules and consequences has led to trends which will ultimately cause a collapse of civilization. Stefan Molyneux breaks down the dangerous consequences of a responsibility free world where people are not held accountable for their bad decisions.' -- "...Because there were no negative examples of irresponsibility, irresponsibility became 'self-expression' and restraint became 'repression'...Consequenceless hedonism...When there are no negative consequences to those around us, or when the negative consequences don't accrue to either them or us directly, we stop caring about each other...Consequences have vanished, concern has vanished, care has vanished, protection has vanished, standards have vanished – you can't rebuild them. All rules of self-restraint look like irrational, neurotic repression in the absence of negative consequences."
rkselectiontheory  decadence  socialism  conservatism  responsibility  civilisation  StefanMolyneux 
6 days ago
YouTube -- [Alain de Botton]: Why We Eat Too Much
'We’re hugely invested in the idea that the cause of obesity lies with diet – and that we should therefore solve the problem with kale and apple soup (and other such products). But the real cause of obesity has nothing to do with food. It lies in our emotional under-nourishment. We will start to eat less when we feel more connected, more understood and more in touch with our feelings.'
psychology  neglect 
7 days ago
Childhood Emotional Neglect -- 3 Signs You Have Emotionally Neglectful Parents
'#You feel awkward when anything related to emotion arises between you. Some CEN parents are only awkward about certain feelings. For example, they may be perfectly fine with anything happy or upbeat, but fidget or change the subject if anything painful or sad, warm or tender, or conflictual comes up. The converse may also be true: your parents are only comfortable with anger, and positive feelings are banned. But in many CEN homes, any expression of emotion feels simply, plainly wrong. #You feel vaguely disappointed, or let down, (perhaps mixed with other emotions) after most interactions with them. A very natural, normal part of your human brain needs to feel seen, known and validated by your parents, but this is mostly outside of your awareness. When your parents fail to do any one of those three vital things: see, know, or validate you, that part of your brain feels it. If you do not realize this process is happening, you may even feel guilty for feeling disappointed in your parents.
#Your parents regularly do small things that show they do not really know you. They may say something they want for you, but it seems completely out of line with who you are; they give you gifts that you do not want or need, or cards that are vacant or “off.” They still don’t have a grasp of your job, or other important aspects of your life; they mis-predict what you will do, or what you want, or how you’ll feel about things. -- Often, Childhood Emotional Neglect is no one’s fault. It’s an emotional blind spot that’s passed silently from one generation to the next.' -- The avoidance of a void
psychology  affectregulation  attachment  neglect  avoidance  parenting 
7 days ago
Breitbart -- Two American Women Suffer Acid Attack at Marseille Train Station
'...The perpetrator was described as “imbalanced”, and rather than running away after the attack, she showed pictures of herself with burns. -- The public prosecutor’s office said the attacker “did not target anyone in particular”. She is known for “theft and robbery with violence” and for having a ”history of psychiatric care”. After being arrested, she allegedly told the police: “I was a fool.” -- When interrogated by the police and placed in custody, she reportedly confessed that she was the victim of acid abuse and wanted to reproduce what she had suffered.' -- Because victim
europe  victimhood 
7 days ago
ShelfLife
'No matter what life you're living, you can't help but wonder 'what if?' ShelfLife let's you scratch that itch and find out what life could be like, without risking the one you already have. -- Just like Airbnb lets you rent someone else's apartment, ShelfLife allows you to rent someone else's entire life, just for a little while. Do their job, hang with their friends, live in their house, wake up in their bed, walk in their shoes, eat their food, meet their friends and sleep with their lovers. When your week is up, shake hands, say goodbye and head back to your regular life with a spring in your step and a greater appreciation of the world around you.' -- Consumer Recreation Services
roleplay 
7 days ago
YouTube -- Turd Flinging Monkey: News: Mommy Robot Shame
'A guy combines a sex doll with a virtual assistant robot/interactive children's toy to make an effective "mommy bot", and women lose their minds.'
women  sexuality  predation 
8 days ago
YouTube -- Freedomain Radio: The Truth About It: The Movie
'Movie Summary: "Seven young outcasts in Derry, Maine, are about to face their worst nightmare – an ancient, shape-shifting evil that emerges from the sewer every 27 years to prey on the town's children. Banding together over the course of one horrifying summer, the friends must overcome their own personal fears to battle the murderous, bloodthirsty clown known as Pennywise."'
psychohistory  trauma  StefanMolyneux 
8 days ago
How the aristocracy preserved their power by Chris Bryant
'...The secret to the survival of the old aristocracy through the centuries was the mystique of grandeur they cultivated. They dressed, decorated and built to impress, so that nobody dared question their right to rule. The secret of their modern existence is their sheer invisibility. As the Daily Mail commented when Tatler magazine gathered a table of 10 dukes together in 2009: “Once, the holders of these titles would have been the A-list celebrities of their time. Today, most people would be pushed to name a single one of them.” -- That is no accident. British laws on land tenure, inheritance tax, corporate governance and discretionary trusts still make it easy to hide wealth from public view. Land is subsidised, and taxed more lightly than residential property. Unearned income bears less of a burden than earned income. All this quietly underpins the continued power of the aristocracy, wrapped in the old aura of entitlement, counting its blessings and hoping that nobody notices.'
history  UK  landlordism 
8 days ago
Anonymous Conservative -- Merkel Demands Hungarian Subservience To EU
'"German Chancellor Angela Merkel says it’s unacceptable for Hungary to ignore a ruling by the European Union’s top court that it must accept refugees under an EU-wide plan. But she’s not specifying any consequences. -- Hungary’s prime minister has said that while he “took note” of the European Court of Justice’s ruling last week, he’d continue to oppose the plans. -- Merkel told Tuesday’s edition of the daily Berliner Zeitung: “That one government says it isn’t interested in a verdict by the European Court of Justice cannot be accepted.”' -- Our K-impulse is to get angry when we hear this. We want Merkel to shut up. But this is really great. Hungary was already going K, as evidenced by it refusing the refugees and growing upset with the EU’s intrusions. Now this will make Hungarians angrier, and fuel even more K. Without it, Hungarians would be lacking the prime amygdala stimulant of an arch enemy. Without it, Hungarians would be like the US after the fall of our arch nemesis – the Soviet Union. The decline in national fortitude would be staggering. -- Sometimes, leftists are their own worst enemies, and our best allies, even if they don’t intend it. I hope Merkel keeps talking. -- [One] thing I hope r/K drives is a realization that our impulses and instincts, and our logical desires to advance K are not always in alignment, especially since K does drive the advance of r, just as r does drive K. -- Sometimes the best way to get what you want is to embrace the exact opposite of your instinct, at the right time and in the right measure, especially in these gray areas when r is beginning to turn to K.'
rkselectiontheory  europe  illiberalism  conquest  backlash 
8 days ago
Anonymous Conservative -- Hurricanes Give Us Glimpses Of Apocalypse
'...If there is a major economic collapse, and there certainly will be, that is what the cities will look like. They are set up for it from the dependency on government for food, power, heat, cooling, water, and even garbage disposal and self defense. Even worse, the populations are just too dense to supply themselves with food in a self-sustaining manner, and what is brought in will have to navigate set, predictable pathways. -- These Caribbean Islands are surrounded by bathwater-temperature, crystal clear water filled with fish, and rock lobsters, and conchs, and crabs, all sorts of other potential food. New York City is all concrete and steel, with maybe three days worth of rats to eat, if you can catch them. From there, it will be chaos, with no food or supplies, no utilities, and floods of rabbit refugees desperate to get out. -- Now contrast that with the south, where the Cajun Navy joins with regular Texans to save the day on a moment’s notice, and people police their own neighborhoods with guns effortlessly to stop all looting. -- What do rabbits do? They migrate. My guess is a feature of the collapse will be a flood of rabbit refugees from the cities, flooding into the rural areas. They will look so helpless, and they will be so conciliatory and feign such gratefulness you won’t initially be able to kill them. -- But let them stay, and they will gravitate to government and the bureaucracy, they will team with local rabbits to import criminal savages for compassion’s sake, and before long the new rabbit army will try to legally tie down their new hosts and recreate the same socialist shitholes they just fled from, using the money, safety, and success of their hosts to do it. -- If the rural are wise, they will kill off the rabbits and drive them back where they came from at first sight.'
rkselectiontheory  collapse  zombies  pathologicalaltruism  triage 
8 days ago
Anonymous Conservative -- Duke Recruits Men To Fight Toxic Masculinity
'The trigger is the sight of competitive inequality. Something deep within r-strategists, probably an insecurity and fear, sets them off when they see someone or some group, strong and competitive. They are designed for a world where everyone is designed and programmed to flee from conflict and competition. When they see the opposite, it sets them off. When they see those who brazenly compete, and even just those who would be successful in competition, they need to take measures to prevent them from succeeding, and eradicate their competitive nature. -- The goal is to try and condition everyone who would succeed in competition to flee from it, and to instill in everyone, including themselves, the idea that those who would compete are wrong, and society will rise together to suppress them and forestall their inevitable victory. “Masculinity,” “Capitalism,” “Supremacism,” even just being “Big” like big oil, bug business, or big pharma, are all triggers that will ignite the leftist’s drive to turn the crowd on the successful. -- You can see how if given free reign, they will destroy a great society, filled with successful competitors. Every single case of the successful will be identified, set upon, and the masses will be turned upon them, destroying the very engine which provided for the greatness of the society. -- It is tough to fight this if r is ascendant. As incapable r-strategists multiply, and the rest of the population finds it easier to remain quiet than stand up and fight due to the r-environment, it is almost preordained greatness will fall everywhere it stands. Greatness becomes Gulliver, tied down by millions of little leftist lilliputians, while everyone else in society avoids the scene to escape into their own lives peacefully. -- But that will bring back K, and as it returns, the normals will rise and begin to demand the leftists accept their natural place in the order, and greatness be allowed to rise. In our case, we have so leveraged the future that even as we rise, there will be no stopping the collapse to come. And when that hits, the K-selected will not be content to go their own way anymore.'
rkselectiontheory  ideology  faggotry  envy  subversion  threatnarrative  illiberalism  egalitarianism  socialism  communism 
8 days ago
Anonymous Conservative -- Venezuela About To Have Far Fewer HIV Patients
'It says a lot, that this is unimaginable to us. How could a hospital just say, “We have no medicine, so make yourself comfortable and wait for the end.“? It is almost beyond our imagination. -- And yet, that is the natural state of the world. We have only short-circuited that nature through massive debt spending – debt spending that cannot go on forever. Without debt spending, we are back in the Carter years, where you can only try to get gas on a day determined by whether your car license plate is odd or even numbered, and even then you will wait on a line that is fifty or seventy cars long. -- The thing is, all the free resources have allowed us to keep millions of people alive who cannot survive once the economic collapse goes down. There is no way normal citizens are going to want to spend $60,000 per year to keep alive human disease spreaders who will infect more people, and increase costs even more. Even regular people, with random diseases will be having trouble getting their medicines once the free money train comes to a halt. Helping those who brought their diseases on themselves will bebeyond imagination. -- You think healthcare is expensive today? Wait until congress can’t funnel hundreds of billions to the industry – and you have no money yourself. -- Nobody grasps why we have the K-selected urges we have in our species. Sex is fun, and there are no ways it can kill you. So why not have it all the time with everyone? Why not freely associate with gays, and foreigners, and third-worlders who just arrived? Why not eat strange foods that appear disgusting? Why try to keep your children chaste, until marriage? -- People will find out why those urges were burned into our species so deeply, the moment the economic collapse finally hits. Those urges will be the only thing keeping people alive.'
rkselectiontheory  socialism  debt  decadence  welfare  delusion  zombies 
8 days ago
Anonymous Conservative -- Lefitst Women Are Programmed To Get Raped
'"A nude model has revealed she was forced to spend the night in an Egyptian prison cell after being caught during a photoshoot at a temple in Luxor. Belgian nude model Marisa Papen, who describes herself as a ‘free-spirited and wild-hearted expressionist’, travelled with photographer Jesse Walker to North Africa for a shoot at some of the most famous landmarks of ancient Egypt. Having bribed young men patrolling temples in Giza, she narrowly avoided trouble and was able to strip off and pose for photographs." -- So, migrate to a Muslim land, strip naked in a public place to get a thrill among men known for violence, and do it repeatedly. -- They don’t know it, but their behavioral drives are the yin to a violent rapist’s yang, designed to produce a model of reproduction which favors the women who make themselves available to rapists most readily, and the rapists who are most aggressive and prolific. With enough time and selective breeding, we would end up breeding like sharks, where males surround females, violently bite their pectoral fins, pin them to the sandy seabed, and force intercourse upon them. After mating the bloody female struggles up and swims off stunned, to eventually give birth to her own violent rapist offspring. -- It is ironic, because it is a form of behavioral programming which actually sets the afflicted females up to be violently traumatized by the act of reproduction, rather than reward them for it...'
rkselectiontheory  conquest  warbribes 
8 days ago
Anonymous Conservative -- Donald Trump Sex Dreams Are Now A Thing For The Left
'...Notice that when r-strategist brains stop being constrained by consciousness and then produce a model of the world as they see it, in that model the most aggressive, manly, violent man (in their mind) are simply taking them, and impregnating them. And though they don’t want to admit it, that feels right to them. r-strategist women are psychologically designed to be raped.'
rkselectiontheory  women  hypergamy 
8 days ago
The Onion -- Google Now Giving Female Employees Free Day Each Week To Work On Lawsuits
'MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA—In an effort to keep its women employees fully engaged at their jobs, Google announced Friday the launch of a new company-wide program that would give all female staff members one free day each week to work on lawsuits. “All women at Google will have the option of working at the office in a dedicated lawsuit space or enjoying the flexibility to prepare their cases from the comfort of home with their own personal attorneys—we just want them to have as much freedom with this time as they want,” said Google representative Kevin Mashburn, adding that the company welcomes collaborative class-action lawsuits from female employees as well as smaller “pet project” legal actions from single individuals that might one day grow into a multimillion-dollar settlement. “Giving our female employees the time and space to file documents, gather evidence, or just blue-sky the next big lawsuit is a hallmark of the Google approach. Of course, we value the contributions women at Google make at their everyday jobs, but we also want them to feel like they have the resources and opportunities to take that kernel of an idea for litigation and make it into a reality.” Mashburn went on to say that Google was also giving the company’s legal team one day a week to dream up any strategies that inspired them for crushing these women in court.'
TheOnion  women  victimhood  grifting  satire 
8 days ago
Spiked -- A rapist in a women’s prison? Society has lost the plot by Brendan O’Neill
'It is time people took a stand against the trans ideology. -- What kind of society puts a male rapist in a women’s prison? In what nation would it be considered acceptable to put a man convicted of raping two girls into an enclosed space with hundreds of women? In Britain. In 2017. -- Incredibly, Martin Ponting, who was sentenced to life in 1995 for the rape of two girls under the age of 16, was recently moved to the all-women prison of Bronzefield in Surrey because he now identifies as a woman and goes by the name of Jessica Winfield. He has now been segregated from the other prisoners at Bronzefield presumably for some serious misdemeanour. (For making advances to women, say sections of the press, though the prison authorities deny this.) To place a rapist among women because he claims to be a woman might prove to be the moment the cult of genderfludity crossed the line from irritating to psychotic. -- ... Some pro-trans observers have slammed the media for ‘deadnaming’ Ponting — that is, mentioning his old name, Martin Ponting, rather than solely using his new name, Jessica Winfield. But Ponting / Winfield committed his crimes under that ‘dead’ name. Martin Ponting is on public record as having committed two rapes. The idea that we should erase that name to avoid offending his trans sensibilities is perverse: it erases matters of legal record; it memory-holes the name of a criminal. It negates history itself: in this case that a man called Martin Ponting raped two girls. To instruct the media never to mention the name ‘Martin Ponting’ is to engage in a victim-disrespecting act of Orwellian erasure. It once again elevates the eccentric sensitivities of one individual over the rights of everyone else: in this case the right of the public to know and speak about all the details of a crime. -- This strange urge of trans activists and commentators to accord more sympathy to Ponting than to women prisoners — to argue the corner of a rapist rather than women — speaks volumes about how unhinged the trans ideology has become. Or rather how abjectly unwilling society is to withstand this ideology and to tell its believers that they are wrong. In the treatment of Ponting’s belief that he is a woman as more important than the concerns of hundreds of actual women, we see in extreme form the extent to which society is now expected to bow before the narcissistic individual and his or her demands for recognition; to validate every identity, even where that identity is self-evidently irrational. -- And where this expectation of validation is annoying and sometimes illiberal in everyday life — such as when student officials pressure people to use pronouns like ‘ze’ or when feminists are harassed online for saying men cannot become women — in the case of prisons it becomes positively dangerous. A society that cannot say even to a man convicted of rape, ‘You are not a woman’, is a society that has truly lost the moral plot. It is a society that has left the realm of reason and objectivity for the unbalanced, unpredictable and plain dangerous terrain of post-modernism, in which what an individual feels counts for more than what others know to be true.'
rkselectiontheory  faggotry  predation  transgenderism  unwarrantedselfimportance 
8 days ago
The New York Times -- These Are Not the Robots We Were Promised by Nicholas Carr
'Although they may not look like the robots we envisioned, smart speakers do have antecedents in our cultural fantasy life. The robot they most recall at the moment is HAL, the chattering eyeball in Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi classic “2001: A Space Odyssey.” But their current form — that of a stand-alone gadget — is not likely to be their ultimate form. They seem fated to shed their physical housing and turn into a sort of ambient digital companion. Alexa will come to resemble Samantha, the “artificially intelligent operating system” that beguiles the Joaquin Phoenix character in the movie “Her.” Through a network of speakers, microphones and sensors scattered around our homes, we’ll be able to converse with our solicitous A.I. assistants wherever and whenever we like. -- ... It seems apt that as we come to live more of our lives virtually, through social networks and other simulations, our robots should take the form of disembodied avatars dedicated to keeping us comfortable in our media cocoons. Even as they spy on us, the devices offer sanctuary from the unruliness of reality, with all its frictions and strains. They place us in a virtual world meticulously arranged to suit our bents and biases, a world that understands us and shapes itself to our desires. Amazon’s decision to draw on classical mythology in naming its smart speaker was a masterstroke. Every Narcissus deserves an Echo.'
psychology  narcissism  selfobjects  relationalobjects  toyfriends  bots 
8 days ago
The Cut -- Cognition Builders: Extreme Parenting For The One Percent
'Parents Who Pay to Be Watched: Armed with Nest Cams and 24/7 surveillance, one company promises to fix even the most dysfunctional child — for a price. -- ... The people they sent were called “family architects.” They’d move in with a family for months at a time, immersing themselves in their routines and rituals. The family architects were the foot soldiers in the Cognition Builders team, but the most critical part of the company’s strategy involved the installation of a series of Nest Cams with microphones all around the house, which enabled round-the-clock observation and interaction in real time. At the end of each day, the architects would send the parents extensive emails and texts summarizing what they’d seen, which they’d use to develop a system of rules for the family to implement at home. Over time, the role of the family architects would evolve from observing to enforcing the rules. Through this kind of intensive scrutiny and constant behavioral intervention, they claimed to be able to change a family’s, and a child’s functioning from the ground up. -- ... Nest Cams were installed in all the home’s common areas and Elizabeth’s husband was uncomfortable. “He kept looking for a place to hide,” she said. “They also pushed me to have them in all the kids’ bedrooms, but we would not do that.” -- When the family architects were present, they went everywhere the family went, following them around from room to room, accompanying them if they went outside. They even came along when Elizabeth went school-supply shopping at Staples; as she was stocking up on three-ring binders and printer paper, two family architects followed behind her, taking notes. -- At the end of each day, Elizabeth and Jason would receive a detailed, many-paged report on everything the family architects had observed. For example, part of one report read: #When Mom came home Shep asked her for a moment to discuss his upcoming Washington trip #Mom respectfully told him that they weren’t going to discuss this, which was the correct response #Shep became very upset by this, stomping upstairs #The family architect asked him to get ready for bed and he replied that he needed a few minutes of reading #The FA allowed this, as he was self-soothing by reading and told Shep that in five minutes he needed to get ready #When the five mins were up, the FA reminded him and he said no. The nanny instructed that it needed to happen right away and though Shep expressed verbally that he was upset by this he still complied. -- The reports went on and on in this way, breaking down their every shared moment into the smallest units of behavior, assessing the appropriateness or inappropriateness of each of the children’s behaviors and every parental or caretaker response. -- It was more intensive and immersive than anything Elizabeth could have imagined, but in addition to being overwhelmed by it all, she was also impressed. This dual impression of admiration and disbelief would persist for much of the time she worked with Cognition Builders. -- The kids had mixed reactions. Shep told his Mom the family architects made him nervous but his 12-year-old brother was probably the least accepting of the project. One afternoon, not long after the family architects arrived, he grabbed a footstool and put his face right up to one of the Nest Cams. “Hey, buttholes!” he said. “Why don’t you leave us alone?” At first, nothing happened. Then there was a crackle of static, followed by a voice on the other end. “That’s a strike,” it said. -- ... As Lopano sees it, it’s one thing to read a book about how to become a more effective parent. It’s another thing to actually do it. Cognition Builders clients were highly educated, intelligent people. Their parenting shortcomings were not ones of theory or preparation but of practice. Many parents, she told me, “have a false sense of what it means to be a good parent. They want their kids to be happy and so they think that how happy their kids are at any given moment is a barometer for how good a parent they are.” -- Lopano compares Cognition Builders’ presence in a home to “a kind of truth serum,” a continuous reality check for parents who think they’re setting and enforcing boundaries in a way they’re not, or even for kids who don’t have the self-awareness to understand how disruptive their behavior can be. “Families think they know about themselves, but what they think they know is often wrong. With technology, family architects can get an uncensored look at what’s really taking place in a home, an unfiltered view of family life … an objective view of behavior.” -- For now, Cognition Builders is only able to bring these services to families who are able and willing to pay thousands of dollars per week, but their hope is to change that. On this point, Kukoff, the founder, is adamant. “I want us to be able to help everybody,” she said.'
parenting  bigbrother  telescreen  socialengineering  complianceprofessionals 
8 days ago
Daily Mail Online -- Google's depression tool 'could cause more harm than good'
'When you type 'depression' into Google on your computer or mobile phone, it gives you the option to take its new screening test. -- Google has also said users will not have their answers logged by the company and will not be targeted by advertising related to depression.'
google  soma 
10 days ago
YouTube -- PewDiePie: ITS ALL OVER!
"America voted Trump. And Mother Nature wanted Hillary to win. Damn it! Mother Nature is angry! Send the hurricanes! You should have voted for Hillary! Take this!" -- Rabbit deity and her rabbits gonna rabbit
rkselectiontheory  narcissism  unwarrantedselfimportance  illiberalism  eschatology 
14 days ago
YouTube -- Yuri Bezmenov: Psychological Warfare Subversion & Control of Western Society (Complete)
'Yuri Bezmenov (alias Tomas Schuman), a Soviet KGB defector, explains in detail his scheme for the KGB process of subversion and takeover of target societies at a lecture in Los Angeles, 1983.' -- "Subversion is two-way traffic: You cannot subvert an enemy who doesn't want to be subverted."
rkselectiontheory  subversion  decadence  welfare  statism  socialism  communism  neoconservatism 
14 days ago
Internet Archive -- LOVE LETTER TO AMERICA by Tomas Schuman (Yuri Bezmenov)
'...In the context of the USA, most of these nasty things are done to America by Americans with the IDEOLOGICAL help of the Communist subverters. Most of the actions are overt, legitimate, and easily identifiable. The only trouble is – they are "stretched in time". In other words, the process of subversion is such a long-term process that an average individual, due to the short time-span of his historical memory, is unable to perceive the process of subversion as a CONSISTENT and willful effort. That is exactly how it is intended to be: like the small hand of your watch. You know it moves, but you CAN NOT SEE it moving. -- The main principle of ideological subversion is TURNING A STRONGER FORCE AGAINST ITSELF. -- .... This chart shows the four stages of Soviet ideological subversion: demoralization, destabilization, crisis, and normalization. The methods used by the subverted in different areas of life produce their desired results in a country that does not resist the subversion process.' -- THE SUBVERSION PROCESS: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3VTYaxDSrQk/T3SNtJ9F3DI/AAAAAAAAAZc/38LDrSillCw/s1600/Subversion%2BProcess.JPG
rkselectiontheory  subversion  decadence  welfare  statism  socialism  communism  neoconservatism 
14 days ago
YouTube -- Jordan Peterson: How to Live a Meaningful Life
What I really need is to get clear about what I must do, not what I must know, except insofar as knowledge must precede every act...the crucial thing is to find a truth which is truth for me, to find the idea for which I am willing to live and die. ~ Kierkegaard
psychology  flow  philosophy  purpose  meaning  absurd  existentialism  biography  Kierkegaard 
14 days ago
Breitbart -- No Go Zones: 'No Whites Allowed After 8 PM' Grafitti Appears in Birmingham, England
'...Local councillor Ali Khan, a Labour Party representative, told the paper that similar messages had been scrawled on stickers and affixed to lampposts in the nearby district of Saltley around three years ago. -- The graffiti is just the latest in a series of anti-white incidents in England recently. -- A lecturer from Stratford College was punched in the face and knocked into a freezing canal in January for “being white” by a group of Pakistani youths in January. -- A white women was racially abused and had her nose and cheekbone shattered by three “Asian” men near the Coventry Skydome in March. -- Three Muslim men were handed short sentences for approaching strangers in the streets of Liverpool and demanding “Why aren’t you a Muslim?” before attacking them in July 2017. -- Birmingham has undergone rapid demographic changes in recent decades, with “mass immigration” being the previous Labour government’s preferred means of “[making] the UK truly multicultural”, according to then immigration minister Barbara Roche’s speechwriter Andrew Neather. -- The city’s population was only 53.14 per cent White British at the time of the 2011 census — down from 65.64 per cent in 2001 — and natives may no longer be a majority as of the present day. Previous estimates by the University of Manchester had suggested that such a change is expected no later than 2020.'
UK  conquest 
15 days ago
Anonymous Conservative -- Twitter Bans Mom For Criticizing Teen Vogue Promoting Anal Sex
'To rabbits the article was completely normal. The human is programmed to lose all moral strictures regarding sex among children once it is turned rabbity through amygdala atrophy. So to rabbits there is nothing wrong with producing a manual to help ten year old girls explore anal sex. In the fifties, doing this would get you imprisoned, but today, opposing it gets you banned on Twitter. -- Notice how the left’s infiltration of the machine snowballs though. Here, not only is twitter promoting leftism, they are supporting the media machines over everyone else’s voices. The media machine – that self-promoting empire that feeds itself, drives traffic only to its tentacles, and promotes only its own products, would always end up controlling who sees and hears what. But as the left hijacks it, the economic drive to ban those who would challenge it merges with the SJW urge to stifle dissent, and produces a very totalitarian aspect to the dialog. -- Intelligence would be wise to note that as we head into a K-shift, there should be American alternative platforms, because if there are not then the majority of the right, which will ascend during K, will end up on foreign, probably Russian platforms, which I am sure will be run and cultivated by Russian Intelligence. -- The stronger, more heavily armed, and more capable of the political ideologies in the physical realm is already feeling increasingly alienated from their governments, media/cultural machines, and left-leaning citizens. As economic stresses amp up amygdalae, I could easily see a future where they find themselves seeing foreign entities who provided them refuge as more their own than the left and the establishments of their culture. That would mean, practically, that the next generation of Servicemen, Police, and Intelligence people might have far fonder feelings for the Russian government that provided them refuge as young Chans and Redditors, than they would with Chuck Schumer’s Presidency, Maxine Water’s State Department, and Richard Blumenthal’s FBI. -- It raises the question of whether in a globalized world of the future, will national boundaries govern perceptions of “citizenship” as much as ideological boundaries? Already I feel more “Russian” than I do Californian or New Yorkian. Had Hillary won, I would only be held psychologically in the nation by the existence of the real right, the NRA, and the warriors of our nation. Stifle the dialog of real Americans, and you remove much of our psychological binding to the nation. -- Already there are forces pulling both ways, and combined with the insanity created by Apocalypse, you see how that will be one more force driving nations to civil war.' -- Yuri Bezmenov: Psychological Warfare Subversion & Control of Western Society https://youtu.be/5gnpCqsXE8g
rkselectiontheory  decadence  backlash  apocalypse  retribalization  phyles  war  * 
15 days ago
YouTube -- [Alain de Botton]: How to Deal With A Crisis of Meaning
'Many of us are regularly thrown off course by what we might term ‘crisis of meaning’; periods when what we are up to seems not to connect up with anything purposeful or properly dignified. It’s at such moments that we need to lean on a bigger theory of what meaning is, where it comes from, and how our lives relate to it.' -- King, Warrior, Magician, Lover.
philosophy  purpose  meaning  archetypes  psychology 
15 days ago
The Book of Life -- What Is Therapy For?
'#Listening: It’s one of the structural flaws of these minds that it is immensely hard for us to think deeply and coherently for any length of time. We keep losing the thread. Competing, irrelevant ideas have a habit of flitting across the mental horizon and scrambling our tentative insights. Every now and then, consciousness inexplicably goes blank for a moment or two. Left to our own devices, we quickly start to doubt the value of what we are trying to make sense of – and can experience overpowering urges to check the news or search out a biscuit. And as a result, some of the topics we most need to examine – where our relationship is really going, what we might do next at work, how we should best answer a letter, what bothers us so much about the way our partner returns our hand after an attempt at a caress – founder into the mental sands, to our grave psychological cost. -- What helps enormously in our attempts to know our own minds is, surprisingly, the presence of another mind. For all the glamour of the solitary seer, thinking usually happens best in tandem. It is the curiosity of someone else that gives us the confidence to remain curious about the thickets of our own minds. It is the application of a light pressure from outside us that firms up the jumbled impressions that lie within. The requirement to verbalise our intimations mobilises our flabby reserves of concentration. -- Occasionally a friend might be unusually attentive and ready to hear us out. But it isn’t enough merely for them to be quiet. The highest possibilities of listening extend far beyond the polite fact of not being interrupted. To really be heard means being the recipient of a strategy of ‘active listening’. -- From the start, the therapist will use a succession of very quiet but significant prompts to help us develop and stick at the points we are circling. These suggest that there is no hurry but that someone is there, following every utterance. At strategic points, the therapist will drop in a mission-critical and hugely benign ‘do say more’ or an equally powerful ‘go on’. Therapists are experts of the low-key positive sound: the benevolent, nuanced ‘ahh’ and the potent ‘mmm’, two of the most significant noises in the aural repertoire of psychotherapy which together invite us to remain faithful to what we were starting to say, however peculiar. -- As beneficiaries of active listening, our ideas, memories and concerns don’t have to fall into neat, well-formed sentences. We are allowed to stumble and get confused. But the active-listener contains and gardens the emerging confusion. They gently take us back over ground we’d covered too fast and prompt us to address a salient point we might deftly have sidestepped; they will help us chip away at an agitating issue while continually reassuring us that what we are saying is valuable. All the while, they will note minor changes in our facial expressions and tone of voice. They will be interested in the way we choose our words, and attentive not only to what we actually express but to how we might otherwise have put it. -- They’re not treating us like unusually unsophisticated beings or strangely ineffective communicators; they’re simply immensely alive to how difficult it is for anyone to piece together and express what they really have on their minds.'
psychology  psychotherapy  listening 
15 days ago
YouTube -- [Alain de Botton]: How to Process Your Emotions
"We grow depressed about everything because we cannot be sad about something."
psychology  denial  depression  loss 
15 days ago
YouTube -- Freedomain Radio: FALSEHOOD
Above all, don't lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/True_self_and_false_self
psychology  shame  defencemechanisms  falseself  vanity  status  narcissism  unwarrantedselfimportance 
15 days ago
Psychology Today -- 15 Reasons to Be Wary About Falling in Love by Leon F Seltzer
'#7. Perhaps because the human brain craves novelty, unusual—and unusually precarious—situations can create a thrill or excitement that engender passionate, “in love” feelings. That is, if you lead someone to feel anxious, then under the right circumstances you may also lead them to fall in love with you. This curious (and rather scary) phenomenon was best, and most famously, illustrated by Dutton and Aron (1974). In their often-cited experiment, an attractive female interviewed male passerbys on a shaky (vs. a stable) suspension bridge, and found that this first condition generated feelings of passion. Discussing their results in terms of the “misattribution of arousal,” they noted the demonstrable, though “accidental,” tendency to mis-identify fear arousal with romantic arousal. -- It’s often been noted that romantic love involves a chemical high. And Dutton and Aron argue that in the right context it’s easy enough to mistake increased levels of adrenaline for “in love” feelings. All that may be needed is to inject an attractive woman into the scene (!). And in general, it just might be that the thrill of romance lies in its “thrilling” scariness (cf. riding a roller-coaster). A humanly rational connection, yes—but reasonable in terms of choosing the right mate? Hardly. (And, indirectly, this may help account for the anomaly of “good girls” falling for “bad guys.”) -- #8. Closely tied to the above is the fact that the chemical high associated with elevated dopamine production must sooner or later be extinguished—like a fire destined inevitably to burn out. So to decide to make a commitment because the euphoria you’re experiencing is like nothing you’ve ever felt before is about as prudent as getting high on alcohol and then deciding it’d be a good idea to become alcoholic. -- Moreover, if you do a Google search, you’ll observe how frequently scientists have pointed out that falling in love has neurological effects virtually indistinguishable from cocaine. -- #9. “Uncertainty is the essence of romance.” (Oscar Wilde). Many writers have noted this unusually compelling aspect of romantic attraction. Here again, we see the perplexing relationship between anxiety and feelings of romance. Not able to feel assured that our beloved returns our ardor paradoxically makes them all the more beguiling. And while this might seem to defy logic, psychologically it’s rather typical of how we humans tend to operate. I’ve regularly encountered the word “mystery” as relates to falling in love, and much of this mystery appears to relate to not being able to fathom whether our feelings are as reciprocal (as we all-too-desperately need them to be).'
relationships  dopamine  securityvsnovelty 
15 days ago
YouTube -- Freedomain Radio: Marxism Versus Capitalism | Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux
'The fierce debate between free market capitalism and marxism has raged on for decades and escalated to war and near endless violence. Stefan Molyneux is joined by Lauren Southern's evil twin for a mock debate about the essential ideological conflict between freedom and central planning.' -- "The core of the issue is this: Whenever you want grant people political power, you do it because you're afraid of some group – corporations, capitalists, whatever it is. But what you have to think of is the group that you most fear having control of that political power – because that's what will always happen. There is no magical force field between the people you view as corrupt and the people who are going to end up running the government. People who have a thirst for power gravitate to where that power is." -- Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
statism  socialism  communism  "capitalism"  voluntaryism  anarchism  democracy  delusion  StefanMolyneux 
16 days ago
YouTube -- Freedomain Radio: WHAT CONTROLS THE WORLD
'While many people point to specific problems in society and demand they be addressed – the failure to understand how and why incentives run the world prevents true progress from being made.'
economics  praxeology  humanaction  incentives  statism  technocracy  pricefixing  delusion  StefanMolyneux 
16 days ago
Psychology Today -- Why Is My Phone So Addictive? by Loretta G. Breuning
'Our brain is not designed to release good feelings all the time for no reason. It evolved to promote survival. It's designed to release the good feeling of dopamine and oxytocin when you step toward meeting a survival need. It defines survival with circuits built from past experience: whatever triggered your happy chemicals in the past built neural pathways that turn them on today. -- Your phone triggered happy chemicals in your past, by bringing good news and social support. That turned on your dopamine or oxytocin, and connected all the neurons active at the moment. Now, the thought of your phone activates a pathway that flows to your happy chemicals. -- But the dopamine and oxytocin are soon metabolized and you have to do more to get more. No wonder you think of your phone again and again! -- Of course you don’t consciously think your phone promotes survival. But the electricity in your brain flows like water in a storm, finding the paths of least resistance. The paths paved by your past rewards tell you where to expect future rewards. -- Your brain seeks good feelings as if your life depends on it because in the world your brain evolved in, anything that triggered a good feeling was good for survival. You pick up your phone whenever you have a spare moment because your brain keeps seeking happy chemicals in ways that worked before.'
technology  psychology  attachment  relationalobjects  addiction  dopamine  oxytocin  cortisol 
16 days ago
Breitbart -- Study: A.I. Can Determine Sexuality Based on Photos of People's Faces
'...“The research found that gay men and women tended to have ‘gender-atypical’ features, expressions and ‘grooming styles’, essentially meaning gay men appeared more feminine and vice versa,” they explained. “The data also identified certain trends, including that gay men had narrower jaws, longer noses and larger foreheads than straight men, and that gay women had larger jaws and smaller foreheads compared to straight women.” -- Pictures of 36,630 men and 38,593 women were used for the experiment, taken from online dating services. Humans “accurately [identified] orientation only 61% of the time for men and 54% for women” in comparison to the artificial intelligence, which was also able to accurately predict sexuality “91% of the time with men and 83% with women” when shown five pictures of the same person. -- In their article, The Guardian claimed that the “findings provide ‘strong support’ for the theory that sexual orientation stems from exposure to certain hormones before birth, meaning people are born gay and being queer is not a choice.”'
biology  testosterone  sexuality 
16 days ago
Anonymous Conservative -- Invisibility Micro-Aggressions
'...to a narcissist, the crowd focusing on someone else, and looking on them with respect, triggers all of the narcissist’s feelings of inferiority and insecurity. If your natural state is feeling like everyone else is superior, and that freaks you out, then having that reinforced by everyone focusing on someone else’s superiority is the perfect way to trigger that insecurity. -- There was a serial killer named Cary Stayner. His younger brother was kidnapped by a child molester, and escaped when Stayner was 19 and the brother was 13 or so. I remember in the TV show on Stayner, they had the video of the younger brother’s press conference right after his escape. -- In the video, the family stood behind the younger brother, who stood at the microphone answering questions from a media who was clearly impressed with his daring escape from his captor. In the back, Staynor kept pushing his face into the frame right behind his brother, with a big smile, kind of like Chuck Schumer does at other politician’s press conferences. He kept doing it for about ten or fifteen minutes, trying to get attention, until he finally gave up. Immediately his expression changed to anger and frustration, and he stormed off the dais to the side, clearly angry that nobody was paying attention to him. It wasn’t even noticed at the time, but 20 years later after he was caught for all his killings, they went back and there it was, all those years before. -- What we are seeing in the SJW movement is an explosion in Narcissistic Personality Disorder, manifesting as a nascent political movement. It is frightening to think what would happen if the growth of this psychology were allowed to continue. Imagine an official political party designed to confer governmental power exclusively on those so afflicted with Narcissistic Personality Disorder that they could qualify as mentally ill. -- Talk about a dystopian nightmare.'
rkselectiontheory  psychology  shame  narcissism  attention  unwarrantedselfimportance 
16 days ago
YouTube -- Paul Joseph Watson: 'George Orwell Would Have Supported Antifa'
'Just when you thought the left couldn't get any more insane...' -- For whom, it suddenly occurred to him to wonder, was he writing this diary? For the future, for the unborn. His mind hovered for a moment round the doubtful date on the page, and then fetched up with a bump against the Newspeak word doublethink. For the first time the magnitude of what he had undertaken came home to him. How could you communicate with the future? It was of its nature impossible. Either the future would resemble the present, in which case it would not listen to him: or it would be different from it, and his predicament would be meaningless. ~ Nineteen Eighty-Four
discourse  illberalism  doublethink  1984  GeorgeOrwell 
16 days ago
The Art of Manliness -- Social Aggression vs. Asocial Violence
'#When the Rules Don’t Apply: Though these kinds of conflict — social aggression and asocial violence — look and sound quite different from each other, our instinct is to apply the same set of rules to both, because our socialized minds don’t want to accept the possibility that the rare and unthinkable has found us, by no fault of our own. If we don’t have rules governing how we deal with the rare and unthinkable, then the rare and unthinkable can’t happen, right? Alternatively, we try to shove this unseemly business out of our minds by dismissing the distinction altogether: Why are we talking about this? Violence is violence; it’s all bad. We get ourselves into deep trouble when we take either one of these approaches, because you can’t play by rules that your attacker refuses to recognize even exist. -- Rules, as a social construct, only work in a conflict when both sides honor them. Major League Baseball has a broad set of rules that generalize across the American and National Leagues. But when teams from each league play against each other during interleague play or in the World Series, they have to agree on which league’s rules govern or else the whole thing collapses. The idea that rules of any kind go away the second the other guy ignores them is generally unsettling and downright terrifying in the case of violence. But when you think about asocial violence through that prism, you start to realize that it’s a horrible mistake to use the same social contract that governs social aggression, to understand and navigate true asocial violence. During true violence, our usual social categories—good guy/bad guy, right/wrong, attacker/defender — cease to apply. These dichotomies are useful, but only before and after a violent confrontation has occurred. During the actual fight, they are utterly irrelevant, if not misleading and dangerous. -- It is an issue of practicality in the most literal sense. In the midst of a violent encounter, to think merely of “defending” yourself — rather than incapacitating your opponent — is essentially to curl up in a ball and hope for the best. Waiting for your attacker to give up — or worse, expecting him to follow the rules — is, putting it bluntly, to risk participating in your own murder. Your only reliable course of action to save your life is to do what your attacker is trying to do to you, but do it more effectively and efficiently, and to do it first. To use the very same tool of violence. -- And yet, as sane, socialized beings, we continue to drag our rules into these places where they don’t belong. We want to somehow keep everything fair, on a level playing field. This is why most confrontations involving real violence go terribly wrong for the good guy. We’re constrained by a litany of social rules while the asocial predator is bound only by the laws of physics. All he cares about is how best and most quickly he can do you grievous bodily harm and end the situation. He’ll stab you when you’re not looking. He’ll kick you in the throat when you’re down. If things don’t look hot for him, he’ll capitulate to get you to let go, then pull his gun and shoot you. He’ll use your socialization against you — he’ll turn the social rules that normally protect you from harm into his most powerful weapon. But all his weapons are tools that you can use in turn. -- When you’re staring down the barrel of a gun (literally and figuratively) with a violent asocial predator on the other end of it, you must remember that this is not a movie or a video game or a hero fantasy. This is not high noon at the O.K. Corral. There is no Good, Bad, and Ugly — there is just ugly. -- #Social Aggression Can Quickly Turn Into Asocial Violence: In 2006, a young British lawyer named Thomas Pryce exited the tube station by his home. It was early January, about 11:30 at night. It was cold. Tom had just left a work function in London and he was hustling back to the flat he shared with his fiancée on a quiet street in an up-and-coming suburb of London. -- On this night, he was followed by two young men in hooded sweatshirts who had robbed someone else earlier in the evening and saw Tom as another opportunity. They circled around in front of him and drew their knives, demanding his valuables. He quickly complied, handing over everything. If the incident had ended there, we might say that Tom used his social skills to escape an instance of social aggression. He saw assailants who, however intimidating and dangerous, were still offering a recognizable, if coercive, exchange — his possessions for his life, straight up — and he accepted the exchange. He kept quiet, offered no resistance, and gave up his property exactly how the authorities tell you to do it in a robbery situation like that. -- Thomas was shaken up, but he kept walking home. Then the young men came back. This time, their knives were already drawn, their heads were down, and they weren’t saying anything. Thomas broke into a sprint, but they quickly overtook him and began stabbing him repeatedly, in the chest, the hip, the face, the hands, and the lower torso. He yelled frantically, “Why, why, why? You’ve got everything!” But they didn’t have everything. They didn’t have the one thing they needed once they realized he had seen their faces. They didn’t have his silence. -- “He could identify us,” they said to themselves, according to the Metropolitan police who interrogated the men upon their capture, “we need to kill him.” That quick realization was all it took for those two young men to go from opportunistic robbers to cold-blooded murderers. Social aggression to asocial violence in the blink of an eye. -- The lesson I take from Tom’s murder is how essential it is to understand the difference between the two types of physical confrontation. You need to be able to identify them in the moment, and you need to recognize that one can turn into the other very quickly when circumstances change. The kind of encounter that Tom endured initially — no matter how frightening it must have been — still presumed a kind of communication. He was in the kind of conflict that we can escape with our social skills: after all, giving up your belongings in exchange for your life is a kind of negotiation, even if it happens under extreme duress. If you can comply with demands, it means there’s still communication happening, which means there’s still a chance of getting out of there in one piece. -- Unfortunately, the situation turned asocial very quickly, for reasons Tom could not have foreseen. The rules that he believed were governing his initial encounter ceased to apply when the two men returned. His attempts to communicate, to negotiate, to make sense of what was happening, all of it fell on deaf ears and was met only with more violence. His only hope lay in recognizing, quickly, what kind of situation he was in, and acting accordingly. In a phrase: using violence. By the time he realized the shift from social aggression to asocial violence — if he ever realized it — it was too late. -- When escape was off the table, the only thing that could have helped him was a fuller understanding of the tool of violence and greater preparedness to take immediate action. Instead of turning to flee, he needed to turn and fight. Because when an aggressor doesn’t care about your reasons or your rules, and isn’t interested in having a negotiation, no other strategy tends to work. Especially when you’re outnumbered. Tom’s only hope was to inflict injury first. But before his survival depended on that, it depended on recognizing, as soon as possible, that he was not in a situation of coercion and communication, but in a situation of life-or-death violence.'
violence 
16 days ago
iTunes -- Delingpole with James Delingpole: Brendan O'Neill
'Brendan O'Neill - editor of Spiked; world's soundest Marxist' -- "If you say speech is violence, you justify violence in response to speech."
discourse  elitism  technocracy  illiberalism  politicalcorrectness  thoughtpolice  totalitarianism  1984 
16 days ago
Breitbart -- Hamburg Leftist Politician Asks for 'Anti-German' Film Recommendations 'Preferably Where Germans Die'
'...The incident is not the first time a member of the Left Party has stirred controversy regarding what many see as an anti-German, pro-mass migration stance. In 2015, Left Party member Gregor Gysi said: “Every year more native Germans die than are born. That is very fortunate. It’s because the Nazis are not very good at having offspring.” -- The Left Party was formed in 2007 after the merger of two other political parties but traces its roots back to the ruling party of Communist East Germany. Whilst the Left Party has yet to win power nationally, they are part of several regional coalition governments like that of the German capital Berlin. -- The Berlin left-wing coalition has stifled attempts by the federal government to deport failed asylum seekers along with other left-wing regional governments in recent months. -- The coalition has also claimed that left-wing extremism is not a problem in the city despite multiple incidents involving left-extremist groups like Antifa fighting police, looting shops, and burning cars.'
rkselectiontheory  socialism  communism  joycamp  1984 
16 days ago
Did Women’s Suffrage Change the Size and Scope of Government? John R. Lott Jr (PDF)
'... More work remains to be done on why women vote so differently, but our initial work provides scant evidence that it is due to self-interest arising from their employment by government. The only evidence that we found indicated that the gender gap in part arises from women’s fear that they are being left to raise children on their own (Lott and Kenny 1997). If this result is true, the continued breakdown of the family and higher divorce rates imply growing political conflicts between the sexes.'
men  women  statism  welfare  unintendedconsequences 
16 days ago
girlwriteswhat comments on Feminism destroying masculinity?
'...Remember that 85% of primary school teachers are women. Women prefer a certain atmosphere and standards of behavior that are typical of girls. They're just used to girl behavior, having been girls, and often have a difficult time corralling boy behavior without giving the impression that they dislike boys. -- Male teachers' classrooms are often louder and more boisterous, and the boys have fewer boundaries placed on them, but at the same time, male teachers seem better at maintaining those boundaries (which is probably why they allow their classrooms to be louder and more boisterous – a female teacher will be more worried that if she lets things get too far, she won't be able to regain control). -- Women and girls also tend to prefer cooperation, mediation and consensus as their ways of approaching problems, while competition, debate and hierarchical organization tend to appeal more to men and boys. Schools have prioritized the first approach because it's "nicer", but it's also more feminine. -- One of the most interesting and simple examples of the difference in approach was my friend's then five year old son, who was probably the most hyper-masculine kid you could ever meet. Sharp as a tack, but struggling in school. In a parent teacher conference with the kid present, the teacher says, "I asked him today to please count to 20, and he should know how at this point, but he couldn't make it past 7. I have concerns." -- The kids' dad turns to him right there and says, "hey TJ. I bet you can't count to 20." - The kid then proceeds to count to 35 before his dad says, "okay, champ, that's plenty." -- Just by wording it as a challenge or dare, rather than a polite request, this kid became motivated. "I'll show them. I can't count to 20!? As if!" -- The horrible thing is, once the kid's special ed team realized this, they suggested the teacher start following suit... but she didn't. I don't know that she was capable of changing her habits so drastically for this one kid, even though I bet a lot of the boys in the class would have also felt more motivated if she approached them that way. -- Girls are often described as "pleasers". You ask them politely to do something like count to 20 and they're happy to comply with what you want, to please you. Boys are less likely to work that way. Their attitude is less often, "I'll please you," than, "I'll prove to you."'
men  women  education  learning  cooperation  competition 
16 days ago
Anonymous Conservative -- Cheap Sex Makes Men Give Up On Marriage?
'...Societies become promiscuous when they turn r, and promiscuity can drive the change to r. r-societies will not be big on monogamy or family, so marriage rates will go down too. Truth be told, marriage rates should be even lower. There are a lot of betas now who only get married because a girl with a high notch count realizes her shelf life is running out, and she uses sex to tie down a poor sap who doesn’t realize what he is getting into. Remove that promiscuous use of sex for a purpose, and there would be even less marriage. -- On the other side, take guys from the fifties, and airdrop a battalion of sluts and libraries of porn among them, and I suspect they still would have chosen wives and gotten married ultimately. It was just something they wanted, to add a little bastion of trustworthy stability and niceness to their lives. -- Society was different back then. Even societal sexuality was suppressed due to the K-selection, and that suppression drive the K-selection.'
rkselectiontheory  sexuality  marriage 
16 days ago
Anonymous Conservative -- Hungary Bills The EU For Their Border Fence
'...The more you go on the attack with the left, the more the left is trapped by having to repel your attack, and the less energy they have to insist on their own initiatives. As Donald insists on making Mexico pay for the wall and deports illegals at a record pace, the left finds itself forced to fight those initiatives, hoping to just diminish the success of one. While they are doing that, they are not lobbying to let illegals vote in our elections, or seek a path to citizenship. -- It also adjusts the left’s amygdala. If you do nothing, the left’s amygdala sees advancing immigration as amygdala-relief, and the status quo of not advancing immigration as an amygdala-shock. But if you propose some aggressive anti-immigration action, suddenly it shifts the Overton window. Then not advancing immigration, but not losing ground to you is amygdala relieving, and it is your measures which are angst-producing. Make your measures extreme enough, and suddenly just losing some ground on immigration, but not seeing your measures implemented in full can be the victory for the left. -- Notice how that comports with the idea that K-selection results from amygdala-exercise. -- Understand the amygdala, and you can control how other people think, and what they want.'
rkselectiontheory  politics  rhetoric 
16 days ago
Anonymous Conservative -- Blacks And Latinos Splinter At University Of Florida
'Human nature as resources constrict: "Black and Latino student groups at the University of Florida recently protested a plan to house their organizations in one building, saying it would erase and marginalize their black and brown bodies and their cultures at the predominantly white institution...The two groups would each get their own wing of the building and simply share a walkway and elevator. The blueprint included an assembly room in which they could host joint activities, and in which other students groups could use it as well. -- But members of the Institute of Black Culture and the Institute of Hispanic-Latino Culture expressed fury at the plan for a variety of reasons." -- I’ll bet they would have had more space each, since this was knocking down two smaller buildings and filling the space with one much larger building. But they want the isolation from each other. -- That is a primitive territorial/combat instinct manifesting between two groups who view each other with suspicion. -- Splintering is everywhere. There is a perception that whites are finished, because other races outnumber them, but when the Apocalypse hits, expect other races to splinter, and seek to ally with whoever has money by actively seeking to generate good will. The future may actually harbor less racial antagonism between whites and minorities once resource snap back. Conflict between minorities may explode, however.'
rkselectiontheory  retribalization  collapse 
16 days ago
Spiked -- So, should we ban Catholics from public life? by Brendan O’Neill
'...That Rees-Mogg is being singled out for a more savage-than-usual Twittermobbing and media criticism is clear if one compares him with Muslim public figures. There are many Muslims in public life who hold similar views to his. But the likelihood of any Muslim ever appearing on the front page of the Guardian next to the word ‘bigot’ is literally zero. What we can see here is an extraordinary double standard on religion. A combination of a long-standing liberal fear and loathing of Catholicism with a censorious reluctance ever to criticise Islam, even traditional forms of Islam, means Catholics can be demonised far more harshly than Muslims for believing similar things on marriage and abortion. -- Indeed, today we have the perverse situation where to criticise Islam’s repression of women is treated virtually as a speechcrime, as Islamophobia. So not only does the chattering class hold back on criticising Islam – it pressures everyone else to do likewise. How about we have a truly equal and secular form of freedom that allows all religion to be criticised, and all people to hold whatever religious beliefs they choose? -- I’m wondering if the stinging critics of Rees-Mogg even got to the end of his Good Morning Britain interview. Because if they had they would have heard him make a very important point, a killer point in fact. He said he holds traditional Catholic beliefs on abortion but recognises those beliefs will never be socially acted upon, because the ‘democratic majority’ thinks differently. There you have it. No need for controversy. Because he isn’t seeking to impose his views on us or to change the laws of the country; he’s just going to carry on believing them. This is what it means to live in a tolerant country: people can believe anything they want, but they cannot force anyone else to believe those things. What’s the problem here? Unless we’re saying we have a problem with the very fact that there are people who have certain thoughts in their minds. If we have a problem with that, then Britain is in very serious trouble.'
rkselectiontheory  UK  illiberalism  thoughtcrime  thoughtpolice  politicalcorrectness 
16 days ago
Spiked -- This isn’t anti-racism - it’s middle-class misanthropy by Brendan O’Neill
'...White people’s ‘entire existence’ is ‘drenched in racism’, she said. All whites are racist trash: apparently our racism is like original sin, ‘inherited and consciously or unconsciously passed down through privilege’. In short, we’re infected, diseased. -- ... Something has gone horribly wrong with the once noble, optimistic, humanist goal of anti-racism. When I got involved in anti-racist activism in the early 1990s, it was about defending the ideals of universalism against the divisive logic of the state and establishment; against those who would have us believe that blacks and whites were fundamentally different and should therefore distrust each other. It was also about defending the equality of autonomy. It was an argument for the ability and right of ethnic minorities to navigate public life and work life, built on a conviction that they were as capable as any white person of doing so. -- Now, perversely, and depressingly, ‘anti-racism’ – those scare quotes really are necessary – means almost entirely the opposite. The new creed of anti-racism explicitly grates against the universal, and in fact encourages racial thinking. So-called progressives’ casual use of the dehumanising term ‘white people’ – as if they are an indistinguishable racial blob, with no class or political differences – speaks to their embrace of racial fatalism. Their adoption of the depressing ‘stay in your lane’ ideology, where any white who gets too into anti-racism can expect to be accused of ‘whitesplaining’ how to tackle privilege, reveals their instinct for segregation, of the moral if not physical variety. And their treatment of black people as history’s victims, as the wounded produce of past crimes, as requiring the policing of language and censorship of certain ideas to guard their sensitivities, confirms their abandonment of the goal of autonomy. Through their surrender to the racial imagination, the logic of segregation and the cult of black victimhood, they reveal not only that they have jettisoned the old ideals of anti-racism, but that they have accepted the ideas that underpinned racism – the foul ideas of racial difference, social separation, and black moral weakness. -- ... To those of us who have no interest in cultivating a victim identity, and who prefer to struggle against, rather than wallow in, certain historical or past difficulties, it doesn’t really matter that the new racialists erase certain migrant and class experiences; it’s water under the bridge that they write their PhDs in buildings constructed by white men like my dad and take a shit in toilets fixed by white men from Poland. But what is important is why they do this. Why the politics of identity is so hostile to discussions of class and so quick to neuter the experiences of those who don’t fit into identitarians’ narrow, divisive narrative. It’s because their aim is not actually to understand the true social relations and power relations of 21st-century capitalist society, far less do anything serious to challenge them. Rather, it is to secure their position on the pedestal of victimhood, to sanctify their own experiences, necessarily at the expense of other people’s experiences, in order to strengthen their moral claim to victimhood and thus improve their standing in a society that prizes suffering more highly than struggle and autonomy. -- ... The new identitarians must continually distinguish their experience against others – even against the homeless, even against the working class – because their aim is the narcissistic one of self-victimisation rather than the social one of an end to class and social division. In fact, they intensify division, including racial division: it’s inevitable, they must, in order to differentiate their suffering from yours, or mine, and everyone else’s. -- The end result is a politics that is more misanthropic than hopeful, more reactionary than radical. A politics which writes off entire swathes of people as innately prejudiced; which sidelines class; which erases the poor if they have the wrong skin colour; which encourages us to advertise our weaknesses rather than cultivate our strengths – and our demands. No wonder the mainstream political and cultural elites are so in love with the politics of identity: it is the most pacifying, divisive ideology of our time. It is the new divide and rule. It does what racism once did. Anti-racists – no scare quotes this time – should declare war against it.'
victimhood  illiberalism  racism  threatnarrative  usefulidiot 
16 days ago
Breitbart -- Germany: Churches Sheltering Hundred of Bogus Asylum Seekers
'German churches are sheltering hundreds of migrants — including many supposed converts — whose asylum claims have been rejected as illegitimate by the authorities. -- ... Germany is authorised to deport such people, but do not interfere with migrants living on church grounds — although they are legally entitled to do so. -- “The churches said: ‘Sometimes from a humanitarian or a Christian point of view, the law is not correct’,” said Martina Domke, head of migration at the Cologne office of Diakonie, the German Protestant church’s social-welfare organisation. -- One Lutheran church the Post visited had 12 migrants in the basement; one of them had been there for around six months. -- Many of these migrants “convert” to Christianity en masse — a phenomenon which has also been observed in Austria and even Lebanon. -- “This church went from just a few hundred members to more than 1,300 Iranians and Afghans,” boasted one German pastor. “All converts.” -- Conversion boosts the migrants’ chances of being able to remain in Europe even after their initial claims are rejected, since apostates — believers who leave their faith — are put to death in countries where Islamic law holds sway. -- Whilst the churchmen interviewed by The Washington Post protested the authenticity of their new recruits, law enforcement has complained conversion is often simply a tactic to avoid deportation. -- “If the deportation of the offender has failed because he has changed his faith, then one has to put two and two together,” argued Ulf Küche, a senior police officer and vice-chairman of the Federal German Criminal Police Office. -- It is possible for Muslims to outwardly deny Islam whilst privately continuing to hold true to it under the doctrine of taqiyya — a form of religiously sanctioned deception or dissimulation which EU counter-terror chief Gilles de Kerchove recently warned was being used by extremists “to disguise their convictions”.'
europe  conquest  predation  parasitism  pathologicalaltruism 
16 days ago
Breitbart -- 'Strict Ideas About How Children Should Be Brough Up' – Nasir Ali Left Two-Year Old 'Like Car Crash Victim'
'Nasir Ali, who inflicted horrific injuries on a two-year-old girl he was asked to look after “for ten minutes”, did not “tolerate independence of mind” and had “strict ideas about how children should be brought up”, according to his sentencing judge. -- The 34-year-old from Brideoak Street, Cheetham Hill, was convicted of intent to cause grievous bodily harm after inflicting injuries on par with a 70 mile-per-hour car crash or a fall from a building on the toddler, the Manchester Evening News reports. -- The court heard that Ali — who denied any wrongdoing — had likely become angry with the child at a park near her mother’s house. He then took her to his parents’ home in Rochdale and launched a savage attack. -- The two-year-old was left with “thirty deliberate injuries”, amongst them a fractured skull and a bleed on the brain. -- “She became immediately unwell, [and] in an act of cold calculation and self-preservation you chose not to tell her mother, you drove her back and left her there,” noted the judge. -- “When the mother became aware that she was making groaning noises you pretended not to know why. You displayed no concern for the child in the aftermath [of the attack].” -- The child’s life was saved by emergency surgical intervention at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital — but she has been left brain damaged and permanently disabled, and doctors say she will have the appearance of a person who has suffered a severe stroke. -- “This is a grave crime, the evidence which the jury heard provided a chilling insight into your character and sense of morality and humanity,” said the judge. -- “Before this incident the child you injured was a very bright, delightful, happy child with all of her future ahead of her. She had a loving family, a devoted father, a loving sister, a wider extended family.” -- She added: “It must have been a ferocious assault on a defenceless two-year-old child. You have a short temper, you don’t tolerate independence of mind, you have strict ideas about how children should be brought up.” -- However, whilst concluding that Ali had “shown no remorse”, has a “vicious streak”, an “explosive temper”, and posed “a significant risk of causing serious harm to others”, the judge handed down a sentence of only 14 years. -- Typically, criminals in the United Kingdom are automatically paroled halfway through their sentences, serving the remainder “on license in the community”. -- Members of the public can ask the Attorney-General’s Office to appeal for a stronger sentence under the Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme, but it is not clear whether anyone has done so.'
UK  conquest  predation 
16 days ago
adventur.es -- Our Investment Approach
'Boring businesses endure because they consistently solve a meaningful problem and were patiently developed over decades. Their clients, communities, and employees trust their reliability, integrity, and craftsmanship. They won't disappear with trends, or fads. The problems they solve existed two decades ago, and will likely exist two decades from now. -- Boring businesses aren't stagnant; they're specialists. They’re not looking for quick PR hits, a flashy new product to “save” the company, or to make a move just to create the illusion of progress. They are perfectly fine to do the same thing day in-and-out, refining their expertise, systems, and service. And, through that commitment to excellence they enjoy systemic health and, yes, profit. -- ... Truth be told, our responsibility is not just to seek and sustain boring businesses, but to be boring ourselves. Boring is reliable, faithful, and predictable. Boring is sustainable. We are committed to doing what we say we would, when we said we’d do it. When we invest, we do so with the intention of holding it forever. This gives us no other option than to make long-term decisions, and encourage those around us to do the same. That gives us a slow, steady edge.'
philosophy  humility  investment  boredom  securityvsnovelty 
21 days ago
Anonymous Conservative -- Germany Has 390,000 Syrians About To Qualify To Bring All Their Families Over
'This is shocking, because it is just Syrians: "The German government expects that by 2018 there will be around 390,000 Syrians with approved refugee status making them eligible to make advantage of family reunification rules. Currently, there are around 267,500 Syrians with approved asylum status who are candidates for the family reunification scheme but the number could rise to as many as 390,000 by next year Focus Online reports." -- Each one will probably bring over five to ten other Syrians, and maybe more if they begin selling “brother status” to other young males in their homeland, so they can get Visas too. That could be another 4 or 5 million Syrians, all voting with the left for foreigners before Germans. Then there will be the other migrants. -- Once nationalists German are out-voted by foreigners and traitors, it will be war. -- Not surprisingly most Germans oppose their replacement with low IQ foreigners who lack a commitment to Western values: "A survey commissioned by Bild newspaper published on Tuesday reveals that the majority of Germans reject the idea of refugees legally reuniting with their families in Germany. -- Over 58 percent of interviewees rejected the notion of refugee family reunification whereas around 42 percent supported it, the survey showed. -- People granted full asylum have a right to reunite with their close family as stipulated by the Geneva Convention. According to the Bild report, there has been an increase in the number of family reunion visas Germany has issued in recent years. From January 2015 to the end of June 2017, around 230,000 requests for this visa were granted." -- All of this is making it very irritating to Merkel that migrants keep going on vacation back to the countries they claim are too dangerous to stay in, making her look stupid...'
europe  migration  metastasis  pathologicalatruism  war 
22 days ago
Anonymous Conservative -- Media Complains Trump Doesn’t Spend Time On Empathy
'...As Breitbart points out, K-strategists have different desires in times of difficulty: "I cannot think of a better rebuttal to all of this metrosexual nonsense than this heroic woman‘s response to CNN’s oh-so empathetic questioning: “Like people are really breaking down, and you are all sitting here with cameras and microphones trying to ask us what the fuck is wrong with us. And you really trying to understand with the microphone still in my face with me shivering cold, with my kids wet and you are still putting a microphone in my face.” -- That woman is not looking for empathy, she is looking for some help — right now — in solving her immediate problems. And Trump is showing his empathy through action, by doing everything in his power to solve those immediate problems." -- r-strategists want to use a disaster to generate social status through empathy-acquisition, because in r-selection all that matters is status – survival is not a variable. Everyone survives in r-selection, so the only variable affecting mating success is status. I’m sure the reporter was genuinely confused when she gave the woman an option to status-whore and seek empathy, and the woman didn’t want it. -- K-strategists don’t care about empathy, because status is immaterial to a K-strategist. In K-selection all that matters is survival and success. -- ... These are fundamentally different psychologies, focused on very different things in the environment around them. The rabbits never even consider survival. Everything they are focused on is related to elevating their status, either through flash and flamboyant resource expenditure, or, if necessary, through victim status and empathy. -- K-strategists have one focus, and that is achievement of objectives and survival. To K-strategists, President Trump rolling in, promising the aid they need to succeed, and making a few short statements about how they are going to kick ass, is exactly what the K-strategists of Texas needed. -- It might pay for his advisors to make note however, that if the same event happened in an r-strategist area, he would be well advised to come in and highlight all the victims are enduring, and how everyone should feel sorry for them, just as he does – tremendously. Then he needs to do a Clinton lip-bite. Just because rabbits are pathetic doesn’t mean an understanding of them can’t be of practical use.'
rkselectiontheory  faggotry  victimhood  emotionalism  narcissism  status 
22 days ago
Anonymous Conservative -- 70% Of Millennials Stress Over Cell Phone Withdrawal
'"...We broke down the results of this poll according to gender and found that females are more likely to suffer from phone-separation anxiety than males. When it came to male millennial respondents, 63 percent reported having anxiety, while 37 percent claimed that they do not get anxious after not checking their phones. In comparison, 76 percent of female respondents stated that they did get anxiety after being apart from their mobile devices, while 24 percent did not. " -- Think about how triggerable these amygdalae are. Think about how easy these people have it that their amygdalae are firing off in response to this minor stress. -- Now imagine these people experiencing a real hardship for a year. That hardship would redefine their amygdala’s triggerable thresholds. Suddenly their phone would be the least of their worries. -- This is why I think a lot of depression is actually due to too much ease and pleasure. We define our primary world as the inverse of the extremes we experience. If you experience brief bursts of incredible pleasure, then the majority of your life will be dispiriting by comparison. If you experience brief periods of stress and horror, then the remainder of your life will be relaxing and pleasurable by comparison. -- Embrace the amygdala burn, because it is not only strengthening your brain and making you more tolerant of stress in the future, it is redefining your regular world upward, making the rest of your world seem more pleasurable than it would have seemed otherwise.'
rkselectiontheory  faggotry  separationanxiety  tethered  dopamine  soma  depression  stress  resilience  psychology 
22 days ago
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