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YouTube -- [Alain de Botton]: Why Love Is Never As Nice As It Should Be
'Our relationships are often not quite as warm and perfect as they should be. That’s perhaps because we’re comparing them with a relationship in the past to which they shouldn’t – in fairness – ever be compared.'
philosophy  relationships  humility 
3 hours ago
YouTube -- Blaire White: The Truth About Trans Bathrooms
'For those asking, I use the women's restroom and have since I started my transition. I am legally female and look female, so the only place an issue would arise for me or anyone else is in the men's room. Again, I wouldn't have had as much of an issue with the repealed guidelines if they ONLY included bathrooms and the student had a doctor's note or some sort of proof that they are transgender. I can't go with the "listen and believe" policy. Half the people who call themselves trans nowadays do not even feel like they need to transition, so I can empathize with people who would feel uncomfortable sharing intimate spaces with those individuals. I also very much empathize with transgender children who struggle in school. I support you and I remember what that is like, believe me. I don't, however, support Obama's guidelines. As for locker rooms/showers - I do not use them. I've accepted that, in the same way that someone born with a certain disability may be limited in life, places like that aren't made for me. I live my life just fine without using public showers.'
transgenderism 
5 hours ago
The New Fem -- How and Why Women Sabotage Each Other and How to Fight Back
'...By contrast an unattractive woman will attempt to move her way up the ladder through sabotage and destruction in any capacity to further her social standing and she will do so without hesitation–because she only knows a life of scarcity. Resources are scarce for the unattractive and undesired woman, and she will be the first to backstab in order to ruin her own friendships, to destroy her peer’s relationships with men, to get that promotion, etc. If another woman has something she wants bad enough, she will not hesitate to be as seditious and cruel as she is able her power in order to get it. -- However, this is where her social power is moot unless she has the needed clout and ammunition in order to declare war on those she is in direct competition with. An unattractive woman can’t win and won’t win against her better rivals so the negative correlation stands–the more unattractive a woman is the nastier she will have to be in order to get what she wants. This is a cardinal rule. -- ...women take being nasty to a whole new level. I truly envy men in their moral and psychological capacity to not engage in this kind of rotten, perfidious betrayal. The following are further and endless schemes in which women actively work to sabotage each other: #1) Malicious gossip and rumor spreading, character/social assassination, extreme cattiness: There’s a reason women read gossip magazines and watch soap operas. They literally thirst for and get off on seeing other women suffer at the hand of their mishaps and foolishness. Women line up to throw kerosene on the fire and proceed to collect the ashes in pretty little glass jars with pink ribbons on them once everything has burnt down to a crisp around them. -- Don’t tell women any of your secrets because they won’t be secrets for long. Every woman I’ve ever been friends with who inevitably became my enemy attempted to use my secrets against me later for character assassination. There has been not one woman in my past who hasn’t attempted to expose what I confided to her in earnest that I was dumb enough to entrust to her in confidence. -- Be very careful whom you spill your secrets–better yet, keep them to yourself. However, if you must confess some of your girly problems, tell your sister or another trusted female family member. Don’t tell people you think are your friends because I promise you, at some point in time when they get bored and need someone to f*ck with, BOOM you’ll be first on their list. -- How to fight back: I keep a running mental tally of the “secrets” I tell certain people as a test to see how long before my precious little “entrusted friends” will blab them to others. It’s my personal litmus test and I’ll even make something up along the way that is essentially harmless to me but juicy enough to light a woman’s subter-fuze whom I suspect will use it to sabotage me at some point in time in the future. I never tell the same secret to more than one person, that way I can pinpoint exactly who spilled it and put my foot right to their rear end on the spot. -- Ultimately however, your best bet is if women start acting like piles and start talking bad about you, just get rid of them for good. They are useless. There is no use having someone in your life you call a friend who is a duplicitous bag of dog shavings. Move on without them. -- #2) Purposeful sabotage, encouraging you to become ugly, overweight, or less attractive: Unattractive women are very prone to flattery. Guys, you know how truly beautiful women hate it when you compliment them on their looks? (The reason for this is because pretty women yearn so much to be seen as more than just a pretty face.) In contrast, unattractive women just eat it up–all the false praise they can muster when you compliment their looks, achievements, etc. Therefore ladies, if your unattractive friend is telling you “gurrrrllll, you would look great with this x (strange hair color, 20 pounds heavier, hideous looking outfit, awful haircut, stupid tattoo)” for the love of God, do not listen to them. They are actually telling you to be ugly. -- Yes, they are telling you to be unattractive. They are telling you to stop getting attention from men because they aren’t getting any. They are telling you to be as undesirable as they are because they can’t live with seeing you be something they can’t. -- How to fight back: If you have to be friends with losers, I guess that’s your prerogative. However, if you can stand to thin the herd a little by getting rid of irreverent scum like this, your life will be that much easier and stress-free. You have to ask yourself, do you honestly need someone in your life who is going to lie to you in order to ensure you never find happiness? -- #3) Ostracism and banishment: You know the feeling when you are suddenly being ignored by the group? When suddenly you’re at a party and all of your friends you arrived with left you all by yourself, vulnerable and sitting alone in an unfamiliar place in front of complete strangers? -- Women are like a pack of hyenas and will gang up on a single member of the group and turn on her at the drop of a hat as a form of blatant hostility. They know you’re sitting there alone, scared, uncomfortable and in a fragile state. Then a few hours later at closing time they’ll lie and pretend, “OMG, where were you all night? I didn’t even know where you were! Don’t be such a stranger next time, make sure you hang with us!” -- How to fight back: Become the life of the party. I had a group of backbiting, drunken barn hens (one who was supposed to be my good friend) ditch me when we got to the bar after work on my 30th birthday of all days. I immediately thought, “Oh look, it’s high school all over again with the nasty bitches trying to make me look weird and bad in front of everybody by making me the loner of the group. Quelle surprise!”...'
psychology  women  relationalaggression  status 
14 hours ago
China Mike -- The Cult of Face: Chinese obsession with saving (and losing) face
'...Thousands of years ago, China developed into a shame-based culture. This is in contrast to Western cultures, which are more “guilt” or “conscience-based”. -- Generally speaking, the Chinese “behave properly” generally to avoid shame and they fear losing face—not necessarily because they might feel badly about their actions. For many, anything goes...as long as you don’t get caught! -- ... Chinese society has always functioned on basis of personal relationships rather than objective customs and laws. Indeed, the rule and laws laid down were often to serve those in power (and often arbitrary and ever-changing). Complicating matters, Confucian teachings say that you’re supposed to treat people differently depending your relative statuses. -- As a result, Chinese “ethics” has never been based on universal principles of good and bad. Instead, they’re more based on the circumstances of the moment—a system that the West calls “situational ethics” (much to the chagrin of people doing business in China). -- Similarly, the Chinese concept of the “truth” is not black or white either. The emphasis is less on always telling the objective “truth,” and more about what the situation and relationship calls for. -- This difference helps explain the cultural differences on lying. The Chinese will go through great lengths to protect face (their own as well as others). In fact, it’s perfectly acceptable to tell a lie—even a bald-faced one—if it serves to protect face. China’s culture of shame doesn’t think of lies in terms of “right” and “wrong.” Instead, the goal of Chinese truth is often to protect the face of an individual, group, or even nation. In these situations, both parties can usually read between the lines and know when the “truth” is being re-packaged to help protect face (and they unfortunately will often assume that Westerners will know as well).'
shame  relativism  obsequiousness  happytalk  china  borg 
14 hours ago
Center for a Stateless Society -- The Emptiness of “The Left” by William Gillis
'...the point of the left [is] to create a social framework of etiquette and loose ideology that can bind a coalition of underdog classes together. Thus the increasing refrain of “you can’t compare!” that happens whenever someone tries to tease out commonalities or contradictions between various claims, positions or planks. There is, from this perspective, no common root or unifying ethos to the left and we should not look for one lest the whole project fall apart. Philosophy, ethics, and core values or principles become the enemies, as does both methodological individualism and universalism. There are neither individual experiences nor universal ones, just relatively simplistic classes of people with incomparable experiences. And we bind them together into common cause by badgering, social positioning, poetic affective appeals, and threats of violence. -- The left isn’t unified by anything. Marxism is half discredited by idiocy and monstrosity and the half that survived became a wildly contradictory mess more preoccupied with obscurantism, irrationality and anti-realism to hide its own failures than getting anything done much less charting a path. Most of the concerns of the left refer to opposing mythologized superstructures that we are left flailing in the absence of or whenever their composition and behavior change. The left is, in short, utterly allergic to radicalism. Fending off its inadequacies with short puffs of extremism instead. -- As social and ideological complexities compound through the runaway feedback of the information age these internal tensions and the laughably frail taping over we’ve done will only become more clear. -- There is still hope for a radical anarchism that is willing to root its discussions of freedom and ethics concretely and explicitly. But this will necessarily involve casting off from many allies who we share some limited intuitions or momentary prescriptions with. Or at least dissolving the comforting delusions of a deep camaraderie. -- The only reason the lie of “the left” has persisted for two centuries is that its grand Manichean narrative of two more or less uniform tribes — one enlightened and one indecipherably morally corrupt — enables a sense of community that provides psychological comfort to many. To many on the left (as well as on the nationalistic etc right) a hunger for “community” is actually their primary motivation. When chatting at the bar it’s better to not look too deep into why you both oppose capitalists lest you discover something that sunders rather than binds. -- But the format of present internet technologies has had the reverse effect. Inescapable contact with The Enemy has led us to put up hostile discursive walls that naturally end up cutting out our traditional allies too, causing both right and left to fracture in desperate attempts to find purity, trustworthiness, or some kind of deeper binding. The happenstance points of unity that worked when we had little choice in who to befriend are now fracturing in all directions. This is largely a good thing, the last two decades have seen all manner of horrors lurking among our own ranks exposed. But the process that brings to light our lack of commonality with the anti-science leftist deep ecologist who wants to kill all humans is also a process that will ultimately rip “the left” to unsalvageable shreds. -- This ship is sinking. And just because many of the rats are fleeing doesn’t mean we shouldn’t either.'
ideology  victimhood  illiberalism  relativism  internet  retribalization  globalvillage  cognitivesurplus  discourse 
15 hours ago
Anonymous Conservative -- Europe Should Expect "Millions And Millions" Of Migrants
'"The President of the European Parliament (EP) called for massive investments in Africa on Tuesday, warning that millions of African migrants could arrive otherwise." -- Notice, the rabbit, extrapolating his rabbit urges to Africa, believes that to prevent the migration you need to flood Africa with free resource availability. -- Africa will go from 13% of the worlds population at 2000, to 25% by 2050. That’s going from 811 million to 2.2 billion. Back between 1750 and 1800, before external support of the population with free resources provided from technologically advanced societies, Africa had a population of about 106 million. I’d view that as the carrying capacity of the environment, absent external intervention. If you had minimal intervention, of the sort I would expect in a global economic apocalypse, you might double that. -- If the next economic Apocalypse is what it appears it will be, and it hit at around 2050, you would have about 2 billion Africans who would all feel their choice would be to stay put and starve, or to migrate to a land of increased resource availability, in this case, Europe. -- Most K-strategist societies today use some of their wealth to buy the pacification of the r-selected savages, so they can enjoy the peace – while the r-strategists multiply. The problem is the r-strategists are modern day tribbles. Eventually they multiply up to the point that you cannot keep them all alive because there just aren’t enough resources. -- If you have been buying your peace long enough, you may also have bought the long-term destruction of your own society, because once tribbles multiply to sizable enough numbers and the economic conditions collapse, it will be enormously difficult to stop your nation from being buried beneath a tidal wave of r-strategist tribbles. When the collapse comes, aid to Africa will plummet, and Europe will have a flood of African migrants of unprecedented proportions. -- I suppose that will be one advantage to being in North America, provided we can keep our own liberals from importing a sizable enough seed population of r-selected tribbles between now and the collapse.'
rkselectiontheory  pathologicalaltruism  welfare  migration  malthusianism  zombies  europe  africa 
16 hours ago
Anonymous Conservative -- Liberals Embrace Fake News To Pacify Amygdala
'This was funny: "Liberals seeking refuge from reality now have a fake news website where they can pretend to live in a world where Hillary Clinton is president. -- “Approval ratings for President Clinton hit 89 percent,” “Confused by fake news, Redditers think Trump is president” and “DOJ considers charging Trump with treason” are just a few headlines featured on HillaryBeatTrump.org, a satirical news site devoted to covering stories from an alternate universe where Hillary won last November’s election. “In the midst of a Constitutional crisis, this is our response,” the site’s description reads. “Long live the true president, Hillary Rodham Clinton.” -- The site’s proprietors do not identify themselves online, and did not return TheDC’s request for comment, but their articles suggest they have liberal leanings. -- The site’s articles single out prominent Republicans like Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and White House press secretary Sean Spicer for mockery." -- This embrace of fantasy can only occur in an environment where free resources will mean you cannot die. If death is avoidable, it is a very effective means of hacking the brain for amygdala relaxation. -- In reality, liberals don’t have much of a choice. Conservatives can go r or K, but if things go K, hard-core, r-selected liberals can’t just change strategy easily. -- This is why when death and real violence does finally force reality into the liberal’s world, they immediately migrate to wherever they can escape the perils of resource restriction. That is why they experience such epic levels of panic – to force the migration.' -- Hogwarts
rkselectiontheory  faggotry  fantasy  psychosis  migration 
16 hours ago
Anonymous Conservative -- French Rabbit Hands Le Pen Victory
'"MARINE Le Pen’s French Presidential campaign has been boosted after socialist rival Emmanuel Macron cause fury by calling French colonialism a “crime against humanity”… The independent En Marche! candidate was in Algeria when he made the comments which were immediately slammed back home… “It is a crime, a crime against humanity, it is a real barbarism. -- ... She seized on former finance minister Macron’s comments highlighting that he has spent much of the campaign overseas rather than in his homeland… She said on Facebook: “Is there anything more serious when you want to be President of the Republic than to go abroad to accuse the country you want to lead a crime against humanity?" -- So perfectly r-selected and rabbity. Notice, human r-strategists are migrants designed to move to a land of free resources, when their own homeland’s resources grow scarce. As such, human r-strategists are programmed with urges and ideas about how things should be, which in their mind feel loosely like morals. -- Here, this candidate is driven to travel to foreign lands, even when he should be home campaigning for office. While there, he is programmed to align with his hosts, even against his own people, as a way of preemptively appeasing and avoiding conflict. -- Just as you, as a K-strategist group competitor, are driven to feel patriotism is morally “right,” he is programmed to feel just as strongly that aligning with his hosts, even against his people is the only “right” moral course. Even as this costs him personally, by negatively impacting his own electoral prospects, he still feels he has to do it, and doing still feels “right” to him. -- The funny thing was, if resources had been completely free for the last two decades, with no signs of shortage beginning to appear, if no migrants had flooded France, if there had been no threat or violence, many people in France would have been programmed with the r-selected mindset, and many would probably be defending him, and saying that his words rang true.'
rkselectiontheory  faggotry  treachery 
16 hours ago
YouTube -- Freedomain Radio: MILO
"...I understand you don't want to let abusers define your identity. But praising your abusers does exactly that. So, listen to Milo but be very, very careful taking emotional self-knowledge advice from a man who seems to have completely reversed his position on the potential benefits of being molested in about 48 hours – and is still obscuring the issue by talking about himself at 17 rather than 13."
psychology  abuse  denial  StefanMolyneux 
yesterday
JudgyBitch -- The Dangerous Faggot exposes the hypocrisy of pedohysteria from both the left and the right
'...Essentially, Milo says that pedophilia has nothing to do with age and everything to do with secondary sex characteristics, and I agree with this 100%. Pedophilia is being sexually attracted to children, who, by definition, have no secondary sex characteristics, in a biological sense. “Child” means something different in a legal sense, but speaking in strictly biological terms, it means someone who is too young to reproduce. So males have no facial, pubic or armpit hair, their voices are still high and light, their muscle to mass ratio is still quite low and they typically don’t produce ejaculate with sperm. Female children do not have breasts, do not menstruate, do not have pubic or armpit hair and cannot become pregnant. The biological purpose of sex is reproduction, so clearly, a sexual preference for humans who can’t reproduce is profoundly disordered. -- ... What really irks me about this conversation is how unwilling both the left and the right are to even have the conversation. The left will happily discuss pedophilia as just another lifestyle choice and defend Lena Dunham who openly admits to engaging in highly questionable sexual activity with her much younger, sexually immature sister, while the right engages in pedohysteria over transgender people using the bathrooms that correspond to their outward appearances, as if every transgender person is aching to have sex with children. We can agree to disagree over whether transgender men and women are psychologically confused or mentally ill, while agreeing wholeheartedly that being transgender has nothing to do with being a pedophile, yes? As far as I know, there is no correlation at all. I’m fine with coherent arguments that transgenderism is a mental disease or disorder (although I don’t agree, I think it’s an endocrine malfunction), but I won’t throw the transgendered under the bus as pedophiles. -- ... Look at this list of women teachers banging underage male students. Ho hum. No one cares. If she gets knocked up, she can even sue her rape victim for child support. -- Milo is discussing an important, and evolving set of legal and social customs that we are going to need to grapple with, particularly as we civilize an incoming culture who thinks 6 year olds are suitable brides and 9 year olds are ready for maternity wards. If you fall silent on Islam and pedophilia, but start pitching hissies over Milo celebrating a consensual relationship with Father Michael, well, fuck you. -- As always, when the Dangerous Faggot opens his mouth, both the right and the left start to tremble. -- Yiannopoulos may be one of the most important voices the modern, internet- savvy, connected world has ever trembled before. He has access to an unprecedented reach and the services of a foolish media determined, it would seem, to spread his name, face and ideas to every corner of the globe. While Milo is not the first jester to point to the follies of the King, the Kindgdom has never been so large, spanning the entire globe. Milo has a power we have yet to see deployed. He will mock the King, scorn the Courtiers, harangue the shopkeepers and encourage the debauchery of the peasants. Do not underestimate him. He is a powerful man, growing more powerful by the day.'
politicalcorrectness 
yesterday
Anonymous Conservative -- Milo shows, K-selected Out-grouping Is Not Yet Strong Enough
'...The main reason I find this Milo-situation to be interesting is that it highlights a critical stimulus liberals respond to – their ability to splinter their opposition. In this situation, they are seeing a significant portion of the establishment right turn on Milo, and punish him for some comments from years back. To liberals, this is incredibly relieving to their amygdalae. They have successfully played, “Lets you and him fight,” inflicting harm on Milo, without enduring any appreciable risk themselves. -- The opposite of that stimulus would be if we looked at Milo, looked at the liberal, and totally ignored what the left was telling us about Milo, as we turned on the liberals with even greater ferocity. To the left, that would be the material mental meltdowns are made of. -- My assumption is that it approximates what would have happened eons back when they traveled to a new land and felt threatened. They would have tried to turn the natives on somebody else. If the natives turned on the target, the r-strategists would have felt both control and relief. If the natives were unswayed and focused their rage instead on the r-strategist migrant, the r-strategist would essentially know that their days in that land were numbered. The panic they would feel would motivate their further migration. -- We have seen the latter stimulus applied to the left recently. Candidate Donald Trump was their ultimate attempt at out-grouping and splintering. Liberals had made the best effort at out-grouping possible, trying to turn the nation on Trump. And then the nation ignored their arguments against Donald and elected him. That panic we see is a programmed response designed to provoke migration. -- If this time the entirety of the right had ignored Milo’s old comments, the left would have gone apoplectic because that would have been a sign of full on K-selection. It would have signaled that people were more concerned with survival and the protection of the nation from the traitors of the left, than attacking Milo. For that to happen now, we’d need to purge the cucks and the establishment hacks, something easier and more likely to occur as we approach the onset of full K-selection, when all of this will occur naturally. -- Until then, when creating shocking content, steer clear of any stimulus which runs counter to the K-selected urges regarding the protection of children, or of loyalty to group. Ignoring that warning will give ammunition to the left, and perhaps more importantly, amygdala-relaxation.'
rkselectiontheory  subversion  LYAHF 
yesterday
Breitbart -- MILO: Why The Progressive Left Keeps Sticking Up For Pedophiles
'...From the 1970s to the present day, organised pedophilia has been a recurring problem for the supposedly progressive movement. -- ... Pedophilia itself is of course not confined to one side of the political spectrum. But defending it does seem to be. Pro-pedophile activism continues to surface on the Left in a way that it simply doesn’t on the Right. Salon is one of the worst offenders: the left-wing website runs sympathetic features on pedophilia with alarming regularity. -- In 2012, the site ran a story entitled “Meet the Pedophiles Who Mean Well“ about a group called “Virtuous Pedophiles,” who resolve never to have sex with children. (Sarah Nyberg made reference to this group in her leaked chat logs.) In the aftermath of Ariel Castro’s initial court appearance in 2013, Salon ran an op-ed entitled “Our Approach to Pedophilia Isn’t Working,” which argued that pedophilia ought to be treated as a medical issue rather than a moral one. -- Yet, incredibly, Salon is by no means alone. In the aftermath of the Jimmy Savile scandal in the UK, the Guardian published a feature carrying the disturbing claim that there is “not even a full academic consensus on whether consensual paedophilic relations necessarily cause harm.” Even left-wing comedy websites are complaining about society’s “misunderstanding” of pedophiles, and their writers post pictures of their own children to pedophiles in “support” when the self-confessed perverts are outed. -- What’s happening here? Why are defences of pedophilia so rampant on the Left? And why are pedophiles so attracted to the progressive movement, as opposed to conservatism, libertarianism, or even anarcho-capitalism? -- The most likely answer may be difficult for left-leaning readers to accept. For decades, moral relativism has underpinned radical left-wing thought. This is particularly clear when we look at how abuses in Muslim communities are treated. When the Conservative government in Canada labeled female genital mutilation and forced marriages as “barbaric cultural practices,” they were criticised by leading Canadian leftists. -- See also: the breeziness with which feminists ignore abuses against women all across the Muslim world, and the timidity of gay rights campaigners to challenge Muslims on gay rights. Not Islamists, you understand, but mainstream Islamic society, in which simply being gay can get you killed in a dozen countries or more. Oh, and Rotherham, where moral relativism and the fear of being seen as “racist” got 1,200 white girls raped. -- In the U.S, where a left-wing administration is in charge, relativism has even seeped into the military. As was recently reported, American soldiers in Afghanistan are now being instructed to ignore the sexual abuse of boys by Afghan allies. Campaigners against religious barbarism like the UK’s National Secular Society have condemned the relativism at the heart of radical left-wing identity politics, but to no avail. -- It’s easy to see why pedophile activists would be attracted to a movement that makes excuses for practices like FGM. If the mutilation of little girls can be defended on the grounds of cultural relativism — “that’s just how they are” — what can’t be defended? -- Anarcho-capitalists and libertarians may wish to dismantle many social and legal checks on personal behaviour, but they draw a hard line around behaviour that harms or violates the rights of others. Relativists have no such rules: by definition, they don’t believe in universal rules at all. -- Horrifyingly, there are signs of a new pedophile acceptance movement forming on the Left. Just as Allen West warned, the gay rights movement is being used as a template. First comes the argument that pedophiles are just “born that way,” absolving them of any moral responsibility for their desires. Then comes the argument that pedophiles are just normal people, like the rest of us, but somehow impoverished or victimised by their own condition. -- Inevitably, our society’s current ostracisation of pedophiles will be portrayed as an injustice: an oppression from which pedophiles must be liberated, or for which they deserve our sympathy. And woe to the oppressors! Quietly, in progressive columns and academies around the world, progressives are losing their footing and sliding down that slippery slope. Publications like Salon are abetting the turpitude. -- ... Aggressive public displays of virtue are where the morally deplorable hide. The trend of social justice warriors with closets full of skeletons is common enough to be a meme at this point. It might even be part of the job description. Whether by cleansing progressives of sin through virtue signalling, or simply enabling them to hide in plain sight, slacktivism provides a welcoming environment for scammers and the unsavoury, which is why progressives protect their own: they know it could be any of them next.'
relativism  illiberalism  predation  evil  miniluv 
yesterday
Mike Cernovich -- Lessons from MILO’s Soon-to-Be Bounce Back
'Milo shows the perils of not processing his victimization. Milo was raped as a child, repeatedly. Full stop. He used humor to deal with this grief. That is a way for a private person to handle his trauma. Public personalities are not allowed to openly joke about such subject matters. This is especially true when no one knows your back story. -- Milo needs to spend time alone engaging in some horrific and painful reflection involving reliving much of the trauma. This is easy for me to say, of course, although today’s events show the cost of running from your past. -- ... Milo must get serious. Being cute isn’t going to work. These are serious accusations and there is no time for snark or glibness. -- #“Remember people on the way up, you’ll see them on the way down.” Milo has done a great job at staying in touch with his base of supporters. He has a platform larger than most in traditional media. Today is a reminder why you must build your own platforms and own audience. Will Milo have a show on Fox this year? No. Will he still have a larger audience than most people in media? Yes. -- #Take good care of your friends as your platform grows. As some people rise into the mainstream, they promote their friends and those who helped build them up less and less. This is a mistake, as when you hit a ceiling (see above), those are the people who are going to find energy to support you. If you don’t actively work to take care of them, they won’t find the energy needed to engage in a full-throttled defense of you. -- #Most people won’t have your back. During a time of crisis, you’re mostly going to be on your own. Get used to it, don’t be bitter when people don’t defend you. Even if you’ve had the backs of others, expect them to be “too busy” in your time of need.'
politicalcorrectness 
yesterday
Anonymous Conservative -- The Media Advances Public Contempt By Attacking Trump On Sweden
'Sweden doesn’t have problems? http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/727574/Sweden-chaos-Police-pushed-breaking-point-unprecedented-violence-crime "SWEDEN is on the brink of becoming a lawless state as the police force is losing the battle against unprecedented levels of crime and violence amid a growing migrant crisis. -- The Scandinavian country is facing an existential crisis with on average three police officers handing in their resignations a day. -- If the alarming trend continues, and police officers continue to resign more than 1,000 officers will have quit the service by New Years… -- But police have now admitted the force has reached breaching point as more than 50 areas in the country have now been placed on a “no-go zone” list. -- In February a report from Sweden’s National Criminal Investigation Service announced there were 52 areas where officers would not cope with the levels of crime being committed… -- Now the Police Association have said they need at least 200 new officers to regain control in the south-east of the country." -- ... Notice it is both the media and the political leadership – two occupations that are awarded undue power and resources for enduring essentially no real threats, responsibilities, or sacrifices – that are so eager to cater to the foreign out-group that they will facilitate attacks on their own people: "Journalist Ami Horowitz told Fox News people high up in the Swedish government are deliberately covering up and protecting perpetrators of rapes to protect “vulnerable” migrants. -- During an explosive interview on Friday, Mr Horowitz claimed the refugee violence crisis was out of control but that “European virtues” had put a stop to any discussion on the statistics… -- Horowitz said: “Sweden consider themselves a humanitarian superpower, perhaps the only superpower they could possibly qualify for. -- “So they want to open up their borders up to everyone and anyone. -- “From the onset of the refugee crisis, there was a surge in gun violence and rape – the statistics were clear. -- “But locals were just said ‘it was men, not refugees’ so the majority in Sweden still want to have an open door policy. It’s confounding, really.” -- He continued: “The Swedish government try to cover up refugee rapes. -- “There were a spate of violent attacks and sexual assaults at a music festival but officials tried to cover up who the perpetrators were. -- “The government has gone out of its way to cover up these figures.”"
rkselectiontheory  europe  conquest  politicalcorrectness  pathologicalaltruism 
2 days ago
Europeancivilwar.com -- Eyes Of The World Are On Sweden, Western Man Begins To Re-Awaken, Shots Fired In Stockholm, Rape Crisis Goes Viral
'Swedish police under attack while venturing into the Muslim-occupied stronghold of Rinkeby today were forced to fire at a raging mob of immigrant-rioters. -- The riots have continued for several days straight in Malmo and now in Stockholm, marking a fascinating and significant sequence of events: #Over the weekend, Donald Trump speaks out at a rally for supporters in Florida, mentioning the horrors Sweden’s rulers have brought on the country through mass-Muslim immigration. #Immediately afterward, he is mocked and attacked by Swedish politicians, globalists and members of the media for his statements. #The next day, Malmo erupts in riots that have continued non-stop since. The Muslims burn cars, attack and beat up police, ruin government property, attack foreigners, and engage in all manner of violence, as government authority in the Muslim-majority areas of the country becomes more and more tenuous. -- This turn of events has been of tremendous benefit in waking up people to the situation in Europe. Discussions of Sweden have filled cable news. People across the West have been exposed to the reality of what Swedish-style mass-immigration and Progressivism brings. The Swedish rape crisis has taken center stage as well. -- As an example of this, our article “Every 4.8 Seconds A White Woman Or Child Is Raped By Muslims In Europe” – has gone viral on Facebook, and our daily visitor count on this website jumped up something like 900% over the last two days as a result, breaking all records for the site. -- In checking Facebook out and seeing all the re-postings, I was particularly struck by the fact that many of the people seemed to be the proverbial “normies” who are awakening to this for the first time. -- More than anything, we have President Trump to thank for this. This website has long expressed our hopes that Trump would raise awareness of the escalating situation in Europe, and in this instance he has done so in classic ‘Persuasion’ form. -- Our hopes or my hopes – as I would explain to any new readers to the site – are that this will be part of the following sequence and collection of cause and effects: #Countries in Europe (and across the West) that have so far escaped the evils of mass-immigration (an evil perpetrated by gloabalist/progressive leaders) will be awakened to the realities of modern Sweden, and will avoid making the same mistakes. #More and more Swedes will awaken, and that as this happens, and as the Muslims in Sweden grow increasingly aggressive and open, Sweden will collapse into anarchy, and this will allow the current traitorous government to fall, to be replaced by some coalition of rational, Preservationist leaders who desire to save the country. #That the same thing will happen in other Western European nations. #And that – finally – in the countries where Preservationist/Nationalists have come to power, the Muslim population will be repatriated back to other Muslim countries. Those desiring to be ‘moderates’ may chafe at that last part, but if one looks at the stories of other lands throughout history with rapidly growing Muslim populations, and at other ‘multicultural’ spots on the globe these last 60 years, it is abundantly clear that such separation is BY FAR the best case scenario. If it doesn’t come to pass then the only outcomes I can imagine are 1) total Islamization, and/or 2) civil war, and massive violence.'
history  europe  conquest 
2 days ago
The Book of Life -- The Wisdom of Romantic Compromise
'We reserve some of our deepest scorn for couples who stay together out of compromise; those who are making a show of unanimity, but whom we know are, deep down, not fully happy. Maybe they’re primarily together because of the children; maybe they’re sticking around because they’re scared of being lonely or maybe they’re just worried that anyone else they found wouldn’t be much better. -- These seem like disgraceful motives to be with anyone – disgraceful on account of a background belief that circulates powerfully through the collective modern psyche: the idea that anyone who puts their mind and will sufficiently to it doesn’t have to compromise in love; that there are pain-free, profoundly fulfilling options available for all of us – and the only things that could stand in the way of discovering them would be laziness and cowardice, flaws of character that deserve no particular sympathy or forgiveness. Our high romantic expectations have made us notably impatient around, and censorious about, those who can’t attain them. -- But imagine if we were to tweak the premise of the argument a little and for a moment probe at the notion that there really might be a pain-free and entirely fulfilling option available for all of us at all times. What if our choices were, in many contexts, in fact often rather more limited than Romanticism proposes? Maybe there aren’t as many admirable unattached people in our vicinity as there might be. Maybe we lack the charm, the personality, the career, the confidence or the looks ever to attract the ones that do exist. Maybe time is running out. Or maybe our children really would take it extremely badly if we dynamited the family for the sake of better sex and greater cheer elsewhere. -- But imagine if we were to tweak the premise of the argument a little and for a moment probe at the notion that there really might be a pain-free and entirely fulfilling option available for all of us at all times. What if our choices were, in many contexts, in fact often rather more limited than Romanticism proposes? Maybe there aren’t as many admirable unattached people in our vicinity as there might be. Maybe we lack the charm, the personality, the career, the confidence or the looks ever to attract the ones that do exist. Maybe time is running out. Or maybe our children really would take it extremely badly if we dynamited the family for the sake of better sex and greater cheer elsewhere. -- At the same time, maybe the current situation – while clearly a compromise – is not without its virtues. A partner may be only half-right, quite often maddening and properly disappointing in certain areas, but – humblingly – still more satisfying than being alone. Having children to bring up together may be worth it even with a co-parent about whom one has a long, only semi-private list of reservations. A few cuddles and occasional moments of cosiness may retain a small but decisive edge over conclusive abandonment interspersed with humiliating dates. -- The capacity to compromise is not always the weakness it is described as being. It can involve a mature, realistic admission that there may – in certain situations – simply be no ideal options. And, conversely, an inability to compromise does not always have to be the courageous and visionary position it is held to be by our impatient and perfectionist ideology: it may just be a slightly rigid, proud and cruel delusion. -- Mocking people who compromise is – of course – emotionally very handy. It localises a problem that it’s normal to want to disavow. It pins to a few scapegoat couples what we are all terrified of: that a degree of sadness may just be an intrinsic, unavoidable part of our love lives. -- Wiser societies would be careful never to stigmatise the act of compromise. It is painful enough to have to compromise; it is even more painful to have to hate oneself for having done so. We should rehabilitate and occasionally honour the ability to put up with a flawed fellow human being, to nurse our sadness without falling into rage or despair, to reconcile ourselves to our damaged appearance and character and to accept that there may be no better way for us to live but partly in pain and longing, given who we are and what the world can provide. Couples who compromise may in reality not be the enemies of love: they may be at the vanguard of understanding what lasting relationships truly demand.'
philosophy  psychology  relationships  marriage  idealization  devaluation  narcissism  perfectionism  delusion  humility  * 
6 days ago
Breitbart -- Asylum Seeker Suicides On the Rise in Sweden
'Several asylum seekers in Sweden have killed themselves in recent weeks, and the government has held a crisis meeting to find the cause and deal with the issue. -- Five asylum seekers have taken their lives in Sweden, three of them in the last two weeks alone. The migrants have two things in common, all were young Afghan asylum seekers, and they were all scheduled to be deported. The problem is especially prevalent among young asylum seekers who even encourage others to kill themselves online Deutschlandfunk reports. -- Psychologist Julia Tiberg works with young migrants at Vi står inte ut, an organisation dedicated to helping young asylum seekers in Sweden. Tilberg said, “We observe young asylum seekers in closed internet forums encouraging each other to commit suicide,” adding, “suicide is also considered moral by the group and is for the sake of others, to affect the current policy.”' -- !!!
rkselectiontheory  migration  predation  conquest 
6 days ago
RT News -- Swedish veteran cop rants about immigrant crimes on Facebook, ignites nationwide row
'A Swedish police investigator triggered a media tsunami with a Facebook post linking violent crimes with immigrants. Peter Springare received an outpouring of support from fellow officers and common Swedes, as well as some accusations of racism. -- Springare is a senior investigator at the serious crimes division at the Örebro Police Department with 47 years under his belt. In the Saturday post he said what he was going to say would not be politically correct and that saying such things could harm an officer’s position or pay grade, but he was about to retire and didn’t care. -- Here we go; this is what I’ve handled from Monday-Friday this week: rape, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, rape-assault and rape, extortion, blackmail, assault, violence against police, threats to police, drug crime, drugs, crime, felony, attempted murder, rape again, extortion again and ill-treatment,” he wrote. -- “Suspected perpetrators; Ali Mohammed, Mahmod, Mohammed, Mohammed Ali, again, again, again. Christopher… what, is it true? Yes, a Swedish name snuck in on the edges of a drug crime. Mohammed, Mahmod Ali, again and again,” he added. -- The post goes on to identify the origins of the suspects. -- “Countries representing all the crimes this week: Iraq, Iraq, Turkey, Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia, Somalia, Syria again, Somalia, unknown, unknown country, Sweden. Half of the suspects, we can’t be sure because they don’t have any valid papers. Which in itself usually means that they’re lying about their nationality and identity.” -- The post steered waves in Sweden and has since received over 36,000 ‘likes’ and 16,000 ‘shares’ by Tuesday. People supporting Springare’s words started a group on Facebook with over 75,000 members. Among the people voicing support of the opinion were fellow police officers, both serving and retired. -- According to news website Nyheter Idag, the police station where Springare works received at least 60 bouquets of flowers addressed to him on Monday – a “bloombomb” from admirers. -- ... In a second post, Springare denied accusations of right-wing sympathies. -- “If you can't discuss the problem of crime among immigrants without somebody attributing it to racist propaganda, we are in deep trouble,” he said. “The problem is that nobody wants to talk about this.” -- Establishing facts about how crime rates correlate with perpetrators belonging to the immigrant community is not the same thing as branding all immigrants criminals, Springare said explaining his position. -- Swedish police reportedly has significant problems tackling crime in some parts of the country. There are allegedly at least 55 areas in Sweden, where the law cannot be fully upheld, which are dubbed ‘no-go zones’ by the media.'
europe  conquest  politicalcorrectness 
6 days ago
YouTube -- Blonde in the Belly of the Beast: What Will it Take for Europeans to Push Back?
"How many people will Muslims have to slaughter in Europe before survival instincts outweigh fear of being called 'racist'?"
UK  europe  conquest  politicalcorrectness  denial 
6 days ago
Telegraph -- The student Left’s culture of intolerance is creating a new generation of conservatives by Charlie Peters
'...Analysis from market research firm, The Gild, shows that ‘Gen Z’ is the most conservative generation since 1945. The research reveals that ‘Gen Z’ Britons are more likely to favour conservative spending, dislike tattoos and body-piercings, and oppose marijuana legislation. -- The youth and student members of the British Left have given up trying to win arguments on principle, preferring to shut down the views of those they opponents. But ‘Gen Z’ live in the time of mass media where anyone’s political views can be shared worldwide at ease. By pushing a “you can’t say that” attitude, the young Left in the UK and the US are reducing their opportunity to respond to conservative ideas, and, as a result of this, conservatism is on the rise. -- Nowadays, the only thing that is stopping a student from accessing a new idea is a censorious gag from a student union or NUS apparatchik. Whilst the student Left have historically campaigned in support of causes that the West’s youth have been favourable towards, such as the anti-war and anti-austerity movements, they are now picking on something that is dear to us: freedom of information. -- Students of my generation have grown up in an era of mass-communication. Each year has brought new tools for the flow of ideas, conversation and media. The rapid expansion of affordable technology has been matched by the growth of the social media market. When it is common for students to be able to easily interact with anyone in the world via a portable computer that fits in their pocket, nothing seems more silly to us than cliquey calls for censorship. -- That is why young people and students are becoming conservatives – they’re the only people making the case for a freedom that they love.' -- The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it. ~ John Gilmore
illiberalism  censorship  thoughtpolice  backlash  conservativism 
7 days ago
YouTube -- RussiaToday: 'Blame Russia' Trend: Russians hacked US election? Nope! They hacked the WORLD
'It looks like the trend of putting the blame on Russia without proof is spreading further afield with other countries following America's example and accusing Moscow of widespread hacking.'
twominuteshate 
7 days ago
Anonymous Conservative -- Sweden Tries To Ban Bulletproof Vests
'Rabbits like feeling as if everyone is just as likely to die as they are... -- r-selection occurs when there are free resources and no selective pressure favoring fitness. That means the free resources can come either from a glut, or from a uniform predation that culls back everyone equally, leaving excess resources. So long as the hawk has complete dominance over the rabbits, and kills them all equally, the remaining rabbits have unlimited fields of grass they will never strip bare, and you have r-selection. -- The second one rabbit evolves a shell that protects it from hawks, expect all the other pathetic rabbits to gang up on it and try to strip its shell off so it will die just as readily as they will. Anything which produces genetic advancement is K-selection, so to have r-selection, the rabbits need to prevent anyone who is superior from enjoying an advantage. -- It is no coincidence leftists want everyone to have an equal chance of dying, and that they are repulsed by the idea of select individuals carrying arms for self defense, or even wearing bulletproof vests. It is also no coincidence that the rabbits are preferentially importing low IQ killers from a religion of death as fast as they can. -- Leftists are pathetically weak and incapable, and as K-selection takes hold, expect them to want everyone else to be equally weak and incapable as well. -- Logic would seem to indicate that leftists would pursue a strategy of keeping themselves alive by pursuing self-defense themselves. But no, leftists desire suicide while forcing suicide on everyone else as well. The only way you can view leftism is as an r-selected trait which favors forcing uniform incapability on everyone as a way of favoring the r-selected trait itself. No other paradigm will explain the leftist’s perfect happiness to pursue a strategy of personal suicide, combined with the desire to force suicide on everyone else as well. -- Leftists are r-strategists. You cannot understand the psychology in any other way.'
rkselectiontheory  illiberalism  faggotry 
7 days ago
Anonymous Conservative -- Paris On Fire With Muslim Riots
'...these Muslims are seeing their amygdalae trained to purge amygdala stimulation with violence, and they are not being trained to expect adversity in response. -- Muslims are bully/coward psychologies. They are made to dominate or be dominated. Every time the Police run away before them, and they destroy more property without any consequence, France is activating their “dominate” brain programming. What this will do is train them to do this every time they are upset, and over time the amount of upset required to trigger it will grow less. -- The longer this goes on, the more violent the ultimate crackdown will have to be, to rewrite all of this programming over with programming training them to expect incivility to produce painful consequences. -- And again, we are seeing this already, even though the economic Apocalypse has not yet begun to manifest. When the Apocalypse hits, Europe will explode.'
rkselectiontheory  europe  conquest 
7 days ago
Anonymous Conservative -- German SPD Report Wants Migrant Voting
'...Leftists are programmed to head to strange foreign lands, and meekly be ruled by hostile foreigners. The only way the rich r-strategists can create the environment they are designed for is to import as many violent exotic foreigners as they can, and then bestow upon them voting rights. -- If they didn’t do this, they would be entering the economic collapse in a nation filled with K-strategist fellow citizens who would destroy them in the coming K-selection of the Apocalypse. -- They don’t know this. All they know is they like exotic foreigners, and they feel a closeness and attachment to them. This is exacerbated as they feel an irrational hatred for the K-strategist citizens of their nation, and see how the K-strategists oppose the importation of the foreigners. Where the fondness for foreigners meets the realization that the K-strategists they hate oppose the foreigner’s entry, it combines to produce an uncontrollable urge to import as many foreigners as possible, and give them power over everyone. -- You cannot logically understand this outside of r/K Theory. You have to view the r-strategists as migrants who crave the environment they would have encountered had they emigrated out to a foreign land where resources were freely available.'
rkselectiontheory  migration  subversion 
7 days ago
Scott Adams' Blog -- How to Persuade the Other Party
'An interesting article in The Atlantic talks about studies showing that liberals think in terms of fairness while conservatives think in terms of morality. So if you want to persuade someone on the other team, you need to speak in their language. We almost never do that. That’s why you rarely see people change their opinions. -- As I often say, fairness is a concept invented so children and idiots can participate in debates. Fairness is a subjective illusion. It isn’t a rule of physics, and it isn’t an objective quality of the universe. We just think it is. -- On the conservative side, morality is usually seen as coming from God. I’m not a believer, so I see morality as a set of rationalizations for our biological impulses. Luckily, we evolved with some instincts for taking care of each other. -- The Persuasion Filter says that both fairness and morality are different forms of magical thinking. And according to that filter on reality, you can’t change the mind of a liberal or a conservative with your logic and your reason. Magical thinking is immune to both. -- If your aim is to persuade, you have to speak the language of the other. Talking about fairness to a conservative, or morality to a liberal, fails at the starting gate. The other side just can’t hear what you are saying. -- Let me run through some examples. These haven’t been A/B tested, so don’t assume they are persuasive. But they do follow proper form. #Bad argument from a conservative to a liberal: Abortion is wrong because it takes a human life. (morality) -- #Good argument from a conservative to a liberal: Is it fair that you got to grow from a fetus to a full life while so many others do not? Who gets to choose who lives and who dies? (fairness) -- I’m not saying the “good” argument would necessarily work. I’m just saying it follows form...'
rkselectiontheory  ideology  rhetoric  debating 
7 days ago
YouTube -- Freedomain Radio: The Truth About McCarthyism: Modern Parallels
'The mainstream narrative would tell you that from 1950 to 1954, Senator Joseph R. McCarthy unjustly accused a wide variety of Americans of being communist spies, creating a hysterical witch-hunt that destroyed the lives of innocent people. What is the truth about Sen. Joseph McCarthy and McCarthyism? What are the modern parallels between mid-1950s McCarthyism and the events of today?'
history  america  subversion  fabianism  illiberalism  socialism  communism  documentaries  StefanMolyneux 
7 days ago
Paul Craig Roberts -- The Trump Presidency: RIP
'...At the end of World War II, the military/security complex decided that the flow of profits and power from war and threats of war were too great to be relinquished to an era of peace. This complex manipulated a weak and inexperienced President Truman into a gratuitous Cold War with the Soviet Union. The lie was created, and accepted by the gullible American people, that International Communism intended world conquest. This lie was transparant, because Stalin had purged and murdered Leon Trotsky and all communists who believed in world revolution. “Socialism in one country,” declared Stalin. -- Academic experts, knowing where their bread was buttered, went along with and contributed to the deceit. By 1961 the overarching power of the military/security complex was apparent to President Eisenhower, a five star general in charge of the US invasion of German occupied Western Europe during the Second World War. The private power that the military/security complex (Eisenhower called it the military-industrial complex) exercised disturbed Ike so much that in his last address to the American people he said we must guard against its subversion of democracy: “Until the latest of our world conflicts, the United States had no armaments industry. American makers of plowshares could, with time and as required, make swords as well. But now we can no longer risk emergency improvisation of national defense; we have been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions. Added to this, three and a half million men and women are directly engaged in the defense establishment. We annually spend on military security more than the net income of all United States corporations. -- “This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence — economic, political, even spiritual — is felt in every city, every State house, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society. “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. “We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.” -- Eisenhower’s warning was to the point. However, it relied on “an alert and knowledgeable citizenry,” which the US does not have. The American population is largely insoucient, and is heading, across the ideological spectrum from left to right, to self-destruction. -- The print and TV media, which serve as propagandists for the ruling military/security complex and Wall Street elites, make certain that Americans have nothing but bogus orchestrated information. Every household and person who turns on TV or reads a newspaper is programed to live in a false orchestrated reality that serves the tiny few who comprise the ruling Establishment. -- Trump challenged this Establishment without realizing that it is more powerful than a mere President of the United States. --This is what has happened: During Obama’s second term, Russia and its president were demonized by the military/security complex and the neoconservatives using the presstitute media. The demonization has facilitated the ability of the controlled presstitute media, such as the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC, and the rest, to associate contact with Russia and articles questioning the orchestrated tensions between the US and Russia with suspicious activity, possibly even treason. Trump and his advisors were too inexperienced to realize that the consequence of Flynn’s dismissal was to validate this orchestrated association of the Trump presidency with Russian intelligence. -- Now we have the media whores and the political whores asking the question used to blacken President Nixon and to force his resignation: “What did the President know and when did he know it?” Did Trump know that Gen. Flynn spoke to the Russian ambassador weeks before Trump said he did? Did Flynn do the unspeakable—speak to a Russian—because Trump told him to do so? -- The purveyors of fake news—the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC, and the rest of the despicable liars are using irresponsible innuendo to entangle President Trump in a web of treason. Here is the New York Times headline: “Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence.” What we are witnessing is a campaign by the deep state using their media whores to set up Trump for impeachment. -- ... Now that Trump has been tainted with “associations with Russian intelligence,” the idiot Republicans, according to Bloomberg, have “joined calls by Democrats for a deeper look at contacts between President Donald Trump’s team and Russian intelligence agents Wednesday [Feb. 15], indicating a growing sense of political peril within the party as new reports surfaced of extensive contacts between the two.” https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-02-14/flynn-s-ouster-sparks-new-gop-calls-for-wider-russia-probe?cmpid=BBD021517_BIZ -- Of course, there is no evidence of such contacts, but facts are not part of the campaign to depose Trump. -- Trump’s sacking of Flynn is being used as vindication by his opponents of their false charges that the President of the United States is compromised by Russian intelligence. Realizing the mistake, the White House has tried to counter its blunder by saying that Flynn was dismissed because Trump lost confidence in him, not because he did anything illegal or had connections to Russian intelligence. But none of Trump’s opponents are listening. And the CIA keeps feeding fake news to the presstitutes. -- From the very beginning I warned that Trump lacked the experience and the knowledge to pick a government that would stand by him and serve his agenda. Trump has now fired the one person on whom he could have counted. The most obvious conclusion is that Trump is dead meat.'
history  america  empire  minipax  minitrue  perpetualwar 
7 days ago
YouTube -- Freedomain Radio: The Truth About Immigration and Crime in the Netherlands
"...and police and courts and prisons – it's incredibly expensive for the native population. That matters. Because the native Dutch population may say, 'Well, I don't know if we can afford to have children or more than one or two.'" -- "The socialists and the people on the Left like bringing in immigrants because Third World immigrants will vote for people on the Left. The people on the Left are taking money through the power of the state – through force – they're taking money from the native population and they're buying the votes of immigrants..."
europe  conquest  welfare  dysgenics  migration  forcedmemes  multiculturalism  StefanMolyneux 
7 days ago
Speisa -- Swedish court approves of child marriage
'A 14-year-old child bride from Syria came to Sweden and became pregnant with her husband, who is also her cousin. Now a Swedish court has approved of her marriage, because she appears "mature," and for religious and cultural reasons. -- The girl was married off to a cousin when she was only twelve years old. In Sweden, she has been placed with his aunt and her family. -- The social service authorities in Sweden thought her marriage is completely outrageous and took it to the justice system. -- But the judge does not think there is anything wrong with it, since she was brought up with another religious and cultural perception of what is right and wrong. -- In addition, the girl, according to court, is precocious for her age and early matured, so the court does not see anything wrong. -- This means that Sweden now approves of Sharia law. The court looks through the fingers with sexual relations concerning Muslim minors, and approves of the pregnancy in a child's marriage where the girl is only 14 years old. This is a verdict that may set a precedent for further introduction of Sharia law in Sweden.'
europe  conquest  predation 
7 days ago
Spiked -- The far-right panic: a distraction from jihadism by Neil Davenport
'...Youths have always aired obnoxious views to wind up adults, and this could well account for part of these figures. In any case, mouthing off is still a world away from actively organising and campaigning on far-right issues. That kind of mobilisation is completely absent today. The British National Party has disintegrated, its local council presence all but wiped out. Street-based protest groups such as the English Defense League and Britain First can barely mobilise a few hundred people for their rallies in car parks. We’re not witnessing a return to 1970s levels of far-right activity, let alone the 1930s, as one commentator recently claimed. -- The reason this is back in the news is because scaremongering about the far-right has become part of the armoury against the Brexit victory. Constantly drawing links between Brexit and the ugly far-right is the establishment’s way of condemning and vilifying the 52 per cent who voted Leave. The elite may have lost the EU referendum, but it is still hoping to score points against the white working-class at large. -- Even before Brexit, warnings of a far-right resurgence have routinely appeared in the press in recent years. Whenever there has been a terrorist atrocity carried out by jihadists, the elite response has been to raise concerns about a ‘far-right backlash’, even though none has emerged. In this way, obsessing about the far-right has become a displacement activity, a refusal to recognise that a significant minority of young Muslims are estranged from British society. -- The Standard’s headline was almost like a sigh of relief, a welcome opportunity to talk about something else rather than confront the problem of jihadism in Britain. There is clearly an uncomfortable awareness among the elite that official multiculturalism hasn’t resolved divisions in Britain, nor has it provided a set of values to cohere British society around. Chasing phantom fascists may help score a few points against ordinary Brexit voters, but it’s not going to confront the crisis of values and cohesion in British society.'
UK  illiberalism  threatnarrative 
7 days ago
The Onion -- Open-Minded Man Tries To Get News From Variety Of Facebook Friends
'For a long time, I’d just get news from my buddy Mark, but then I realized how much I was closing myself off to other perspectives,” said Kelly, adding that it is all too easy to get caught up in narrow ways of thinking, and that he now seeks out at least three or four of his friends’ posts on any given topic to ensure he’s getting the full picture. “I’ll check out high school friends, college friends, work friends—it’s important to get a good mix. I’d be doing myself a real disservice if I blindly believed claims my friend Kevin made without at least trying to verify them with comments from Heather or Dan. You can’t just accept whatever’s fed to you, you know?” Kelly went on to say that while it was essential to get his news from a variety of Facebook friends, it was equally important to avoid obviously fringe sources such as Doug.'
TheOnion  internet  socialmedia  echochamber  retribalization  idiocracy  satire 
7 days ago
Breitbart -- MILO Warns Bill Maher: 'Democrats Are Party of Lena Dunham, Mental, Hideous People'
'“Your side has gone insane. The Democrats are the party of Lena Dunham, these people are mental, hideous people,” claimed MILO. “The more that America sees of Lena Dunham, the fewer votes the Democratic Party is ever going to get.” -- “Let’s not pick on fellow HBO stars,” Maher joked in response, prompting MILO to mock comedians Amy Schumer and Sarah Silverman instead. -- The two went on to agree with the principle of freedom of speech, with both having been prevented from talking at UC Berkeley. -- “The fact that they all freaked out about this little, impish, British, fag,” Maher remarked. “You f*cking schoolgirls. You schoolgirls.”'
politicalcorrectness  illiberalism  faggotry  discourse 
7 days ago
McLuhan Galaxy -- Marshall McLuhan Predicted Digital-Mediated Tribalism
'#McManus: But it seems, Dr. McLuhan, that this tribal world is not friendly. #McLuhan: Oh no, tribal people, one of their main kinds of sport is butchering each other. It’s a full-time sport in tribal societies. #McManus: But I had some idea that as we got global and tribal we were going to try to—— #McLuhan: The closer you get together, the more you like each other? There’s no evidence of that in any situation that we’ve ever heard of. When people get close together, they get more and more savage, impatient with each together….The global village is a place of very arduous interfaces and very abrasive situations.'
retribalization  globalvillage  McLuhan 
7 days ago
Anonymous Conservative -- Paris Must Choose Between Civilized Migrants And Savage Migrants
'Economic and war-refugee migrants are r-strategists, and the stupider they are, the more they come programmed with all the left’s attitudes and perceptions: "The streets of Paris have erupted into inter-migrant strife as North African youths have targeted ‘rich’ Chinese migrants amid growing tensions. -- Police in France recorded more than 200 attacks on Chinese immigrants last year, mostly from hostile migrant gangs. -- This comes amid a growing perception that recent migrants from North Africa have become “too demanding” and consider themselves “victims” who deserve pity… -- While the crime rate grows, local migrants from North Africa have been unafraid to voice their prejudices. -- One told the programme: “That’s the way it is. I don’t like the Chinese.” -- Another added: “The Chinese have become too rich in France. That’s not fair. They have nice clothes and big cars.”" -- Notice, migrants who migrate away from K-selection are r-strategists. The same attitudes you see in these ungrateful migrant savages are the exact same attitudes you see spouted on the part of leftists the world over. Sexual behavior, rape, sexualization of children, avoidance of conflict and competition, expectation of free resources – both the left and the migrants have it all. -- In a way, I think this envy we see is not even really envy as it is frustration with the fact that resources are not free. They see hardworking Chinese with resources, and all they see are free resources enjoyed by the Chinese, while they stagnate in squalor, and it makes them angry. Things are not as they expect they should be, because they are r-selected losers in a K-selected world. -- This is why Europe will need a civil war that destroys one side or the other. The leftists will always choose the sides of the r-selected savages, with hopes they will wipe out the intelligent and civilized K-selected competition of the r-selected left in society. -- Sadly the savages will multiply too fast, and eventually the choice will be to eject the savages and the left together, or see Western civilization decline more permanently into the same savage hellhole the Africans migrated out from.'
rkselectiontheory  socialism  envy  entitlement  illiberalism 
11 days ago
Anonymous Conservative -- Women Wear Diapers Because Migrants Are r-strategists
'[Women forced to wear nappies at migrant camp rather than risk being raped in toilet http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/766454/migrants-dunkirk-camp-rape-migrants] -- ... Obviously, rapists, pedophiles, homosexuality, short term mating, lack of rearing urge, and lack of protectiveness of children, are all traits of r-selection. Migrants are r-strategists, with high carriage of long form DRD4 genes. -- As I read this, I am aghast at not just the savages, but also at the cowards who willingly tolerate such savagery without fighting back against it. The mother would not even report her child’s rape to the police. It is not surprising. These are the same cowards who fled their homes when things got tough there. Now they want to come to these civilized nations, bring their savages with them, and screw up our nations here. -- Importing these migrants will just turn the land of the free and the home of the brave into the land of the savaged and the home of the cowards.'
rkselectiontheory  migration  predation 
11 days ago
Breitbart -- Oz Senator: People Fleeing Islamic Areas 'To Protect Daughters'
'“Self-segregation has become a reality” in Australia, says Senator Malcolm Roberts, with people “fleeing areas of heavy migrant settlement, especially Islamic settlement”. -- “This is not only white flight, it is every kind of flight. Every type of Australian is fleeing these new ghettos” claimed the One Nation populist, citing research on diversity and societal cohesion which suggests the country’s identity and social fabric are beginning to fray. -- “Culture and integration matter to Australians,” he told colleagues in the Australian parliament’s upper house, condemning the “coldness and arrogance of [the] political elites” who refused to recognise this. -- “In our fraying society, self-segregation has become a reality. We the people are seeking to protect our children, our daughters, our property, our liberty,” he stated bluntly. -- ... “If immigrants are to assimilate we should be choosing those from cultures with a track record of ready assimilation,” argued Senator Roberts, pointing out that Australians had few complaints about “Buddhists, or Sikhs, or Hindus, or Jews or Catholics or Protestants and so on”. -- “How can we expect people wedded to an ideology masquerading as a religion that specifically precludes assimilation, to assimilate and integrate?” he asked. “We can’t.”'
europe  australia  conquest 
11 days ago
Twitter -- Paul Joseph Watson @PrisonPlanet
'People wearing patches/badges to signify their race & how shameful & inferior it is. Where have I seen that before? [Students wear white pins to remind them of white privilege] http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/31183'
illiberalism  threatnarrative  joycamp 
11 days ago
Freedomain Radio -- The Rape Of Sweden | Ingrid Carlqvist and Stefan Molyneux (MP3)
'In the midst of the European Migrant Crisis, Sweden is on the verge of societal collapse under the weight of mass immigration. Ingrid Carlqvist joins Stefan Molyneux to discuss the current state of Sweden, the shocking Facebook livestream rape case, demoralization of the Swedish people, being faced with a true rape culture, next years Swedish elections and what the future looks like for the Swedish people.' -- "The Left is not going to admit fault. The one thing I have learned in my half century on the planet is that leftist will always double-down, they always escalate, they do not have the capacity to self-reflect and admit fault. Look at the Soviet Union – which, of course, is a more extreme form of leftism, but it's on the same continuum, the end goal of socialism, as Lenin said, is communism – they had to wait for an entire social collapse to back down from their policies..."
history  europe  socialism  conquest  warbrides  collapse  StefanMolyneux 
11 days ago
YouTube -- Freedomain Radio: The Architecture of Belief | Jordan Peterson and Stefan Molyneux
'What is the reason behind the drift of western culture into empty nihilistic materialistic hedonism? Dr. Jordan Peterson joins Stefan Molyneux to discuss the complicated nature of cultural division, the reduction of personal responsibility, the danger of not "having meaning" in your life, the nature of ideology, developing a sense of efficacy in the world, suffering as an intrinsic component to human nature, the argument for free will and much more! -- Dr. Jordan Peterson is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto, a clinical psychologist and the author of “Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief.”' -- "There's nothing more vicious than a mother [socialist] who thinks that her infants [welfare-dependents] are being threatened."
ideology  illiberalism  socialism  welfare  totalitarianism  joycamp  StefanMolyneux 
13 days ago
Anonymous Conservative -- Merkel Wants To Pay Migrants To Go Home
'..."Chancellor Angela Merkel is setting aside €90m (£76m) in taxpayers’ money to create a fund which will pay migrants to withdraw their asylum applications and leave Germany voluntarily. The handouts will form part of a 16-point plan to speed up the removal of rejected asylum seekers, after Tunisian migrant Anis Amri murdered a Polish lorry driver, hijacked his vehicle and drove it into a Christmas market in Berlin while awaiting deportation. -- U.S. president Donald Trump told The Times that Merkel made a “catastrophic mistake” when she opened the doors to an unlimited number of migrants in 2015. Her vice-chancellor, Sigmar Gabriel, admitted that his superior had underestimated how difficult it would be to integrate migrants on such a grand scale, and that Germany had been plunged into a kulturkampf, or “cultural war”, as a result." -- So this dumb bimbo invited all these tools in just to hand them checks, drawn on the German taxpayer’s bank accounts, and beg them to return home. And she is giving all that money away as a global economic collapse is closing in. How is anybody even considering re-electing her? The idiocy in this epoch actually hurts when you think about it.'
rkselectiontheory  europe  germany  pathologicalaltruism  migration  welfare  parasitism 
13 days ago
The Rational Male -- Timeline of the Professional Woman
'Most ‘professional’ women are forced into an uncomfortable choice in life. Generally women in this demographic have decided to pursue a career at the sacrifice of caring for a family, and for some, initially, there is a learned disdain for the idea of being ‘trapped’ in a domestic life. Some are aware of this sacrifice and some are not. Most professional women swallowed the all too common ideology that “you can have it all”, a ‘rewarding’ career, a family and are deserving of an equally professional, equally intellectual husband that will respect her choosing the career path and equally share in what she perceives as his domestic duties. This of course is the new image of the American Dream for egalitarian equalists. And like most professional women, at some point they come to realize this dream is false because the sacrifices required to attain this fantasy defeat it’s own conditions. -- ...At 30 she sees the girlfriends she went to college with married and perhaps having their 2nd child. She still clings to the self-affirmation that her choice requires she have, but can’t understand why she hasn’t ‘gotten it all’ by now. She’s single or may even be divorced at this point, but looking for that ‘professional’ and intellectual equal of masculinity that the fantasy sold her, yet it hasn’t quite worked out that way. Most guys her age don’t have the intellect she expects they should or they lack the status in their careers. Men more successful and mature aren’t interested in her since she pales in comparison to the 22 y.o. women they seem to prefer. -- At 35 she’s achieved quite a bit in her career, but has no prospect for a family at this point. She enjoys reading the articles in the women’s magazines that affirm what she thinks she experiences often enough – that men her age are juvenile with ‘fragile egos’ and only want to become involved with women in their 20’s because they feel ‘threatened’ by a woman who would dare to be their equal. The truth being that the men who she’d consider her peers are hardly juvenile at this age, but rather calculating, they generally have a better understanding of what they want and what is satisfying for them after more than a few failed attempts and have learned how the game is played to a greater or lesser degree. Particularly professional men of the same or higher status than she, since they have more access to being particular with the women they choose to become involved with. They are aware that the 35+ y.o. professional woman’s personality has been shaped by 12-15 years of expectations of ‘having it all’ and they are aware that she is generally not a good candidate to start a family with since he knows all too well the sacrifices and responsibilities necessary to achieve his own status. A career man rarely sees a career woman as a good choice for a wife or an LTR, not because he’s ‘threatened’ by her status, but because he’s known and worked with enough of them once he’s reached 35+ years of age to steer clear of them. -- Men typically could care less what a woman earns or what she does to earn it – it’s simply not a factor in attraction for us – we don’t take a woman’s status or wealth into consideration; all she has to be is hot. That is a guy’s one condition for intimacy, physical attraction, sexual availability. She’s gotta be hot – whether she makes six figures or is in the pit of poverty is irrelevant in attraction. -- ... Women in the professional realm would like the conditions for attraction to be predicated upon their professional status (wealth), individual merit and/or aspects of their personal integrity, and a whole list of esoteric qualities, but they still fight against men’s basic impulses – she’s-go-to-be-hot! If a woman is attractive, a man is more than happy to have her foot the bill regardless of comparative incomes, it’s just icing on the cake for us, but this is analogous to a woman who marries a rich guy who also happens to be good looking and fun in bed. -- As most women bemoan, men have a tendency to see women as sex objects in attraction. Women have a tendency to see men as success objects. The problem with this ‘professional woman’ mythology is that professional women want to be success objects themselves, but nature keeps confounding their efforts. -- Now, all of that said, if a woman’s choice is to enter the public realm and pursue a career in the same fashion that men have for years, more power to her. Great, you go girl, so long as she understands the responsibilities and liabilities of doing so. They should also thoughroughly understand that men will define what is attractive for them, not women, professional or otherwise.'
men  women  vanity  feminism  delusion 
13 days ago
The Rational Male -- Up the Alpha
'...This want for the perfect amalgam of hot Alpha and parentally invested Beta is literally hard-coded into women’s brains and endocrine system. From the most rudimentary level, the conflict that hypergamy instills in women is due to this want of fusing together the arousing Alpha with the attractive Beta in the same man. Thus was women’s pluralistic sexual strategy evolved. -- The problem that confounds hypergamy is that the arousing Alpha and the attractive Beta rarely exist in the same male, at the same time and at the most opportune time for women to appreciate and capitalize on it. By this I mean that as women proceed through their peak SMV years, they place higher priorities and higher mating value upon predominately Alpha traits. These are the ‘fuck me now’ party years, and Alpha seed far out-values Beta need. As I wrote in Schedules of Mating, on a macro level this translates into a proactive form of cuckoldry. Even if it doesn’t result in a pregnancy, the latent urgency in a woman’s peak is to ‘get the seed first, find the provider later’ (i.e. protracted cuckoldry). -- The fantasy for women of course is to ‘tame the savage Alpha’ and convert him into a parentally invested partner by encouraging Beta traits in him as he matures, and hopefully prospers. Many a thwarted single mommy knows the unfortunate outcome of attempting to ‘fix’ their Bad Boy Alpha into the Good Dad Father, but this is the emphasis assuming a woman pauses long enough to invest in one particular Alpha during her peak years. The base schema is to maintain that hot Alpha arousal, while developing him into a more attractive Beta provider. -- As a woman approaches the downturn of her SMV that hypergamic urgency shifts to favor Beta providership traits as the prospect of long term security alters the priorities of her hypergamy. Now the script changes to one favoring the nice, dependable, and necessarily resourceful man with all the attractive features she needs for a commitment to long term security. It’s not that she doesn’t still become aroused by the physicality and charisma of a predominately Alpha male (particularly in her proliferate menstrual phase), but she is more aware of the balance between her lessened ability to attract that man (post-Wall) and the need to pair-bond with a man who can provide for her and her offspring. Women will mitigate this arousal-attraction imbalance with their own forms of pornography or self-initialized rationalization about their ‘deeper maturity’, but in essence the doubt that hypergamy seeds in them has to be held in check either through self-repression or by dread of loss. -- The fantasy for women in this instance is the hope that their predominately Beta partner will “Man Up”, Just Get It on his own and develop more arousing Alpha traits as he matures. The base schema here is to maintain the sweet Beta provider attraction, while developing him into a more arousing Alpha as her needs demand.'
men  women  hypergamy  sexuality  sacrifice 
13 days ago
The Rational Male -- Vulnerability
'...The concept of men’s idealistic love, the love that makes him the true romantic, begins with a want of freedom from his burden of performance. It’s not founded in an absolute like unconditional love, but rather a love that isn’t dependent upon his performing well enough to assuage a woman’s Hypergamous concept of love. Oh, the Humanity! -- As the true romantics, and because of the performance demands of Hypergamy, there is a distinct want for men to believe that in so revealing their vulnerabilities they become more “human” – that if they expose their frailties to women some mask they believe they’re wearing comes off and (if she’s a mythical “quality woman“™) she’ll excuses his inadequacies to perform to the rigorous satisfaction of her Hypergamy. The problems with this ‘strength in surrender’ hope are twofold. First, the humanness he believes a woman will respect isn’t the attraction cue he believes it is. Ten minutes perusing blogs about the left-swiping habits of women using Tinder (or @Tinderfessions) is enough to verify that women aren’t desirous of the kind of “humanness” he’s been conditioned to believe women are receptive to. -- In the attraction and arousal stages, women are far more concerned with a man’s capacity to entertain her by playing a role and presenting her with the perception of a male archetype she expects herself to be attracted to and aroused by. Hypergamy doesn’t care about how well you can express your humanness, and primarily because the humanness men believe they’re revealing in their vulnerability is itself a predesigned psychological construct of the Feminine Imperative. -- Which brings us to the second problem with ‘strength in surrender’. The caricaturized preconception men have about their masculine identity is a construct of a man’s feminine-primary socialization...the humanness that men wish to express in showing themselves as vulnerable is defined by feminine-primacy. -- For the greater part of men’s upbringing and socialization they are taught that a conventional masculine identity is in fact a fundamentally male weakness that only women have a unique ‘cure’ for. It’s a widely accepted manosphere fact that over the past 60 or so years, conventional masculinity has become a point of ridicule, an anachronism, and every media form from then to now has made a concerted effort to parody and disqualify that masculinity. Men are portrayed as buffoons for attempting to accomplish female-specific roles, but also as “ridiculous men” for playing the conventional ‘macho’ role of masculinity. In both instances, the problems their inadequate maleness creates are only solved by the application of uniquely female talents and intuition. -- Perhaps more damaging though is the effort the Feminine Imperative has made in convincing generations of men that masculinity and its expressions (of any kind) is an act, a front, not the real man behind the mask of masculinity that’s already been predetermined by his feminine-primary upbringing. -- Women who lack any living experience of the male condition have the calculated temerity to define for men what they should consider manhood – from a feminine-primary context. This is why men’s preconception of vulnerability being a sign of strength is fundamentally flawed. Their concept of vulnerability stems from a feminine pretext. -- Masculinity and vulnerability are defined by a female-correct concept of what should best serve the Feminine Imperative. That feminine defined masculinity (tough-guy ridiculousness) feeds the need for defining vulnerability as a strength – roll over, show your belly and capitulate to that feminine definition of masculinity – and the cycle perpetuates itself. -- Men’s problems extend from their inability to properly emote like women, and once they are raised better (by women and men who comply with the Feminine Imperative) they can cease being “tough” and get along better with women. That’s the real strength that comes from men’s feminized concept of vulnerability – compliance with the Feminine Imperative. -- ... Women want a bulwark against their own emotionalism, not a co-equal male emoter whose emotionalism would compete with her own. The belief that male vulnerability is a strength is a slippery slope from misguided attraction to emotional codependency, to overt dependency on a woman to accommodate and compensate for the weaknesses that vulnerability really implies. -- I know a lot of guys think that displays vulnerability from a position of Alpha dominance, or strength can be endearing for a woman when you’re engaged in an LTR, but I’m saying that’s only the case when the rare instance of vulnerability is unintentionally revealed. Vulnerability is not a strength, and especially not when a man deliberately reveals it with the expectation of a woman appreciating it as a strength. -- At some point in any LTR you will show your vulnerable side, and there’s nothing wrong with that. What’s wrong is the overt attempt to parlay that vulnerability into a strength or virtue that you expect that woman to appreciate, feel endearment over or reciprocate with displays of her own vulnerability for. -- A chink in the armor is a weakness best kept from view of those who expect you to perform your best in all situations. If that chink is revealed in performing your best, then it may be considered a strength for having overcome it while performing to your best potential. It is never a strength when you expect it to be appreciated as such.'
men  women  gynocentrism  psychology  vulnerability 
13 days ago
The Rational Male -- “You’ve been with how many girls?!”
'Iron Rule of Tomassi # 2: NEVER, under pain of death, honestly or dishonestly reveal the number of women you’ve slept with or explain any detail of your sexual experiences with them to a current lover. -- ...When a woman asks you this question she is seeking confirmation of what she already suspects – NEVER give her this satisfaction. When a woman resorts to OVERT communication (COVERT being her native language) she’s generally exhausted her patience to be COVERT and this is a desperation tactic for an insecure woman. -- ... I should also add that this is the first question a BPD (borderline personality disorder) woman will ask you so she can feel horrible about herself for not measuring up to “your standards” and drag you into the emotional hell-pit with her.'
men  women  sexuality 
13 days ago
The Rational Male -- Wait for it?
'Iron Rule of Tomassi #3: Any woman who makes you wait for sex, or by her actions implies she is making you wait for sex; the sex is NEVER worth the wait. -- When a woman makes you wait for sex you are not her highest priority. Sexuality is spontaneous chemical reaction between two parties, not a process of negotiation. It’s sex first, then relationship, not the other way around. A woman who wants to fuck you will find a way to fuck you. She will fly across the country, crawl under barbwire, climb in through your second story bedroom window, fuck the shit out of you and wait patiently inside your closet if your wife comes home early from work – women who want to fuck will find a way to fuck. The girl who tells you she needs to be comfortable and wants a relationship first is the same girl who fucked the hot guy in the foam cannon party in Cancun on spring break just half an hour after meeting him. -- ...Hypergamy doesn’t afford a woman much waiting time with a Man she sees as superior stock.'
men  women  sexuality 
13 days ago
The Rational Male -- Women in Love
"...Everyone needs to realize that men are the “romantics pretending to be realists” and women; vice versa" -- ... She’s not incapable of love in the way she defines it, she’s incapable of love as you would have it. She doesn’t lack the capacity for connection and emotional investment, she lacks the capacity for the connection you think would ideally suit you. -- The resulting love that defines a long-term couple’s relationship is the result of coming to an understanding of this impossibility and re-imagining what it should be for Men. Men have been, and should be, the more dominant gender, not because of some imagined divine right or physical prowess, but because on some rudimentary psychological level we ought to realized that a woman’s love is contingent upon our capacity to maintain that love in spite of a woman’s hypergamy. By order of degrees, hypergamy will define who a woman loves and who she will not, depending upon her own opportunities and capacity to attract it.'
men  women  relationships  love  hypergamy 
13 days ago
The Rational Male -- Women Studies
'...As I detailed in the Feminine Mystique, from a social perspective, the feminine imperative can’t afford men understanding the methods behind the madness with regards to optimizing hypergamy. A persistent sense of feminine ambiguity and female unknowability must constantly be reinforced for men by women. Thus women (and less enlightened men) perpetuate the myth that “women just don’t know what they want”, but is that the truth of it? Are women really unaware of their own attraction triggers? Or is it that they are so preoccupied with optimizing hypergamy (in a short window of SMV peak) that they’re simply never bothered by an inquisitive thought about what factors contribute to their being turned on enough to fuck one guy, but conversely being attracted to another for a long term commitment? Are women ever really prompted to observe their own process? -- ... Women’s innate solipsism (further reinforced by fem-centrism), like the self-importance of the sociopathic man, predisposes her to be oblivious to her own pluralistic sexual strategy (Alpha vs. Beta attraction). A woman’s solipsistic nature suggests she can’t be bothered to observe her own process. -- In fact I would argue that evolution and hypergamy has selected-for women who are more predisposed to being oblivious to their own attraction cues, thus allowing them more cognitive brain-space to be devoted to filtering for the best mating option and the best long term provisioning option among prospective males. -- By its very nature, women’s strategic sexual pluralism – Alpha Cads and Beta Dads – creates an unresolvable internal psychological conflict. Women cannot consciously reconcile the sexual impulsivity that drives them to (want to) fuck the hottest genetic Alpha with the drive for the security that a Beta provider represent with respect to parental investment. This dichotomy is even hard-coded into women’s hormonal cycle, impelling women to the sexual prowess of Alpha dominance in the follicular phase, and to Beta comfort in the luteal phase of menstruation. The solution? A healthy female psyche pushes this irreconcilable conflict to the peripheries of her conscious awareness. -- The rationalization hamster we know today was psychologically evolved to mitigate the mental anguish that results from women’s pluralistic sexual strategy.'
men  women  solipsism  hypergamy  sexuality 
13 days ago
The Rational Male -- Women’s Physical Standards
'This may come as a shock to the “men have impossibly high beauty standards” gnashing of feminist teeth, but it is in fact women who have a much higher standard for an idealized male physique. For all the endless kvetching from women about men wanting “living barbie dolls”, it’s men who’ve historically displayed much broader interests in female body habitus than women ever have. -- You see, men will very readily cater their physical sexual “preferences” in accordance with what has proven sexually successful for them in past experiences. In other words, men tend to return to the same watering hole they found to be plentiful in the past. These preferences of convenience manifest themselves as ‘fetishes’ for men. And you don’t even need all that extensive research to prove this. All one need do is search the vast variety of porn available catering to the physical attributes that men will fetishize. Big boobs, small boobs, big ass, small ass, every hair color of the rainbow, shaved snatch, hairy snatch, teen girls to MILFs and older, tan, pale, ultra-thin to the ubiquitous BBWs (Big Beautiful women). Ladies, name the physical attribute(s), and there’s a fan-group just waiting to bang you. Rule 34 was never more provable than in men’s willingness to fuck damn near any physical demographic of women – just ask the female midgets catering to that fetish of porn. -- On the other hand, from a purely physical perspective, it’s women’s idealized masculine form that hasn’t changed in millennia. While there may have been a rubenesque period when men loved the fatties of the 1600′s, no such era ever existed for women’s physical preferences. The classic broad chest, wide shoulders, six-pack abs and squared jaws of greco-roman athleticism are still the idealized male form that has graced EVERY romance novel cover in existence. I’m still waiting for someone to post me a link for a dating site that caters exclusively to women’s fetish of BBMs – average to good looking, fit women specifically looking overweight men. Executive Introductions caters to women seeking affluent, influential men, but women just looking for overweight men, that site doesn’t exist...'
men  women  sexuality 
13 days ago
The Rational Male -- Your Friend Menstruation
'...#Biological Hypergamy: My point of departure for today’s post is this study [http://newsinfo.iu.edu/news/page/normal/9226.html] on hormones and brain activity from the Kinsey Institute. I’ll be quoting the 2008 study, but do read it, it’s fairly brief. “One area of the brain in which we observed a difference in activation in response to masculinized versus feminized faces — specifically during the follicular phase — was the anterior cingulate cortex, which is a region involved in decision-making and the evaluation of potential reward and risk,” said neuroscientist Heather Rupp, research fellow at the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction. “Activation in this region has been previously reported to correlate with ‘high risk’ nonsocial choices, specifically monetary risk, so it is interesting that it is observed to be more active in response to masculinized male faces, who may be both riskier but more rewarding to women.” -- Previous studies have shown that women’s sexual preference for facial characteristics vary depending on their menstrual phase. These fluctuating preferences are thought to reflect evolutionarily founded changes in women’s reproductive priorities. Around the time of ovulation women prefer more masculinized faces — faces with features that indicate high levels of testosterone. These facial cues predict high genetic quality in the male because only such males can afford the immune-compromising effects of testosterone. Testosterone may be costly for the males’ mates as well because high testosterone levels also are associated with high rates of offspring abandonment. -- Around the time of ovulation, a female’s preference apparently shifts from avoiding negligent parenting to acquiring the best genes for her offspring. At other points during the cycle, women will prefer more feminized male faces, as they might signal a higher willingness of the males to invest in offspring." -- Alpha fucks and beta bucks is a biologically hard-wired feature of the female mind. -- ... One aspect of hypergamy that I’m not certain most men really understand is that hypergamy is a biological phenomenon in origin. I sometimes wonder if Game-aware men confuse hypergamy with being a social construct. Women almost certainly do, but more from a need to protect the rationalizations that result from confronting the uncomfortable internal conflict that hypergamy causes for them – “why am I not hot for the sweet beta who’d give me the world, but am tingly all over for the hot guy who’s casually indifferent to me?” -- The base truth of hypergamy as a dynamic is that it is the logical result of women’s innate, hormonal and neural condition. This root-level disparity of a plural sexual strategy led to the evolution of the feminine psyche – to be covert, to be excusably duplicitous, to be better communicators on more varied levels, but also to be the nurturers and empathizers.'
men  women  ovulation  hypergamy 
13 days ago
YouTube -- [Alain de Botton]: How To Be Confident
'The fastest route to confidence is to stop being so attached to one’s dignity and seriousness; and plainly admit that one is – of course – an idiot. We all are.'
philosophy  psychology  failure  shame  humility 
13 days ago
The Book of Life -- Why It Should Be Glamorous to Change Your Mind
'...We cannot properly convince anyone so long as we depict our opponents as straw figures. We will be unnecessarily weak advocates of our own ideas when we forget what it was like not to hold them. But once we grow into people who change their minds, and remember without shame why we were once on the other side of an argument, we’ll acquire the greatest gift for trying to communicate our ideas to the world: we’ll know what it was like to disagree with ourselves.'
philosophy  humility  empathy 
13 days ago
The New York Times -- Why Falling Home Prices Could Be a Good Thing by Conor Dougherty
'...Suppose there were a way to pump up the economy, reduce inequality and put an end to destructive housing bubbles like the one that contributed to the Great Recession. The idea would be simple, but not easy, requiring a wholesale reframing of the United States economy and housing market. -- The solution: Americans, together and all at once, would have to stop thinking about their homes as an investment. -- The virtues of homeownership are so ingrained in the American psyche that we often forget that housing is also a source of economic stress. Rising milk prices are regarded as a household tragedy for some, and spiking gas prices stoke national outrage. But whenever home prices go up, it’s “a recovery,” even though that recovery also means millions of people can no longer afford to buy. -- ... Back when home prices were more even from place to place, people with different levels of education and income tended to flock to the same types of high-wage places, according to research by Daniel Shoag, a professor of public policy at Harvard, and Peter Ganong of the University of Chicago. -- Today, people with less education tend to go where housing is cheap, like Las Vegas, while college-educated workers with skills that are in demand still go to places where wages are high, like the Bay Area. -- That’s because lower-income people have little to gain by going to California’s coastal cities. Wages might be higher, but as the state’s poverty figures show, a better paycheck doesn’t help if it’s swallowed by rent. The loss of mobility makes income inequality worse, because lower-wage workers are effectively locked out of exactly those places where wages and the demand for workers are greatest. -- Finally, if housing were plentiful and cheap, we would probably stop having big housing bubbles. One good way of describing a speculative bubble is a moment when society deludes itself into believing that something plentiful is scarce, or will soon be. In the mid-2000s, banks and homeowners came to believe that homes would be scarce in places like Las Vegas and Phoenix, even though there were enough materials, land and labor to keep building and building and building. -- Housing is particularly prone to bubbles because, in contrast with other products, we seem to want it more when it is expensive and less when it is cheap. And no matter how many times we look out an airplane window to see vast acres of emptiness, we somehow still believe that land is a great investment because nobody is making more of it. -- Homes would still hold a lot of value; they still might appreciate, if more slowly; and desirable neighborhoods would still seem relatively expensive. But there would probably be fewer manias in which people expect home prices to double in just a few years. -- Just as we don’t expect to make a profit selling our cars, if we stopped thinking of our homes as big moneymakers, we would probably start focusing on building them faster and less expensively. -- ... Of course, our view of homeownership is so entrenched in our economy, our political system and our tax code that it would be impossible to change in a short time, and probably even in a long time. But there could be political and societal benefits. What if local decisions that today are dictated by fears of declining property values could instead be made with an eye toward what’s best for education or job growth? -- The point of this thought experiment isn’t to embrace it full-on, but to open our eyes to the negatives of the national obsession of owning a home, expecting its value to rise, and using the levers of local government to keep neighborhoods as they are.'
economics  land  malspeculation 
13 days ago
Aeon Essays -- The glamour, bullying and violence of the libertarian alt-Right has a direct political ancestor, and it’s not Nazi Germany by Jay Griffiths
Comment: Julian Hartley: 'This essay is fascinatingly awful. A hysterical, dangerous rant, seeking not to clarify or illuminate, but to tar - through pretty shoddy, disingenuous reasoning - people the author disapproves of with the brush of fascism. -- There are neo-nazis and fascists in contemporary politics. Fortunately, they seem currently to be refreshingly open - and proud - of being fascists, so they are easy to spot, and subsequently to scorn. However, to pretend that everyone with opinions on migration and national self-interest that differ from your own is identical to these fascists is not just stupid and insulting; it is dangerous, as it is another step in the media’s quest to render all political and moral debate in toxic dichotomies.' -- Comment: Tony Reardon: 'My understanding of libertarian philosophy is that it holds liberty as a core principle and thus believes that the power of the state should be limited or minimised. As such, it is difficult to think of anything further away from fascism with its emphasis on the state and the strong leader. -- But apparently, these vastly different belief sets can be equated because fascism used hatred as a weapon or tool and the article claims that modern libertarianism does the same. The evidence put forward is firstly an article labelled “In praise of Hate Speech”. If you read the article, there is no praise of hate or hatred. It is simply pointing out that labelling things that political opponents say as “hate speech” is a ridiculous way to go. The second piece of evidence is something that Sean Gabb said while defending free speech. As has been pointed out many times, if the free speech of those with whom you disagree is not defended, then you are not really defending free speech. -- Once the equivalence has been made, then the attacks can freely ignore whatever the political issues might be and simply refuse to consider that people with libertarian views are worth anything - they are clearly hateful. Anything they do or say must be from the worst possible motives. Suggestions that maybe today’s students, when they howl down people with slightly different political views and require trigger warnings for works of literature and safe spaces when anything controversial is raised, are perhaps missing the point of an education are themselves howled down with accusations of being insensitive to “survivors of sexual abuse”. -- We have fairly recent examples of dreadful totalitarian regimes which have claimed inspirations both from the left and the right and clearly no-one wants anything close to any of these. If the left screams that anyone who doesn’t agree with them is a hater and a fascist, this will not endear them to the general population and ignores the beam in their own eyes.' -- Comment: John Cunningham: 'In short, what fuels todays politics of hate is Cultural Marxism and modern “liberals” are its foot soldiers. It has created more divisions in society through its never ending catalog of “identities” and genders. It has set women against men, non-whites against whites and all of its different genders against heterosexuals. Ultimately and inevitably, all of its hatred focuses on white people in general and the straight white males in particular. It stifles any real debate with name calling: “racist”, “misogynist”, “white nationalist”, “homophobic”. etc. But its most potent weapon of censorship is political correctness: anything not toeing the party line is “hate speech”. -- By far the most frightening and alarming characteristic of the modern liberals is their incredible tolerance of cognitive dissonance and blindness to irony. This means they are beyond reason–true fascists. An example is this current article, the opening paragraphs of which fit the modern liberal like a glove.'
illiberalism  threatnarrative  discourse 
14 days ago
Anonymous Conservative -- Merkel Wants 12 Million More Migrants
'..."A leaked report from Mrs Merkel’s government said Germany would need to take in 12m migrants over the next four decades to keep Germany’s population size stable." -- If resources had collapsed, both Merkel and her kind are programmed to take off to another land. She has drives to be surrounded by foreigners, to be repulsed by her own people, to curry favor with the outsiders, and so seek ease and comfort. Given she has no reason to flee, these drives manifest as a deeply held belief that for some reason, Germany can only survive if it imports millions of foreigners. The logic follows the emotion. -- This is another reason r/K Theory has to catch on. The problem Germany has is the r-strategist’s low-rearing urge. German rabbits do not want to have children, or expend resources rearing them. If there were no birth control or abortion, or knowledge of how to have sex without having children, this would not be a problem. The increased sex drive would produce increased numbers of offspring, who would just be reared less intensively. -- But with birth control and abortion, and a conscious ability to have sex without producing children, that r-strategist lack of desire to rear simply means German rabbits have lots of sex, while making sure they do not produce any burdensome offspring in the process. -- If you understand that the urge to reproduce is controllable, based on one’s exposure to K-stimuli during developmental periods, then suddenly this silly argument about immigration, which cucks like Merkel and Kristol make is totally meaningless – and even a sign of their own ignorance of the underlying biological mechanisms and lack of intellectual curiosity. -- If you understand the mechanism, then you would advocate for simply exposing the next generation to K-stimuli, so their brains will rewire to want children – even adapting to desire the smell of babies more, according to the research. -- Notice that as that realization hits, the entire perception carries with it the idea that the r-strategy is not only the producer of bad policy and societal economic collapse, but it is also the destroyer of reproductive rates. It literally kills the society in every possible way...'
rkselectiontheory  europe  germany  decadence  conquest 
14 days ago
Anonymous Conservative -- Fashion Echoes The r-selected Reversal Of Sexual Dimorphism
'As the population goes increasingly r, it is like looking at another species. And yet, it follows a consistent pattern, all holding to the model of r-selection, and occurring in the face of a resource glut. In r-selection, these fancy-boys will be more attractive to the manly women than the real men such feminists try to socially delegitimize. -- It is counterintuitive to think specimens like this would have greater fitness than traditional K-selected males, but when fighting is not necessary, fighting is a Darwinian disadvantage. And in truth, I do not think I could actually bring myself to beat one of these characters to death, even if they attacked me. It would just feel like killing a handicapped child. I suspect after parrying one of their girlie deathblows, I would turn away in horror, screaming, “Just go, just go!” And they would live to fearfully boink a manjawed feminist ball-grabber yet another day. -- So what does r-selection do when fighting and being beaten to death is a Darwinian disadvantage? It causes r-selection to evolve men to adopt the appearance and manner of handicapped children – and that appearance and manner is itself actually evolutionarily advantageous. Females in r-selection, on a deep level, know this and seek out male mates with those traits, so their offspring are inoculated against being beaten to death too. I would say it is elegant in every way – except in the result it produces.'
rkselectiontheory  decadence  faggotry 
14 days ago
Anonymous Conservative -- Democrats Embrace Muslim Nazis
'...The Romans invited barbarians to hold high office, and now in our decline, our Democrats are doing the same with the Muslims. These r-selected liberals are recreating what they are designed for – existing under an oppressive leadership in a foreign land, which they migrated to in order to find r-selected free resource availability. -- Jewish Democrats who support the Muslims are clearly not acting logically. You cannot begin to imply any aspect of these political actions are based in logic. If the Muslims grow in number, as they will, the radicals will take over. The moderate Muslims will gladly let the radicals take over so all non-Muslims will be oppressed and they can enjoy an easy advantage. -- From there, it is a small leap to Holocaust 2.0, only the Muslims will likely not fail to complete the job this time around. -- All of politics is r/K Selection Theory. Logic has nothing to do with it.'
rkselectiontheory  pathologicalaltruism  treachery  conquest  theocracy  totalitarianism  joycamp 
14 days ago
Darren Allen -- Four Kinds of Dystopia
'#Orwellian #Huxleyan #Kafkaesque #Phildickian: Rule by replacing reality with an abstract, ersatz virtual image of it. This technique of social control began with literacy* — and the creation of written symbols, which devalued soft conscious sensuous inspiration, fostered a private (reader-text) interaction with society, created the illusion that language is a thing, that meaning can be stored, owned and perfectly duplicated, that elite-language is standard and so on — and ended with virtuality — the conversion of classrooms, offices, prisons, shops and similar social spaces into ‘immersive’ on-line holodecks which control and reward participants through permanent, perfect surveillance, the stimulation of positive and negative emotion, offers of godlike powers, and threats to nonconformists of either narco-withdrawal or banishment to an off-line reality now so degraded by the demands of manufacturing an entire artificial universe, that only hellish production-facilities, shoddy living-units and prisons can materially function there. -- The reader can decide for herself under which of above we currently struggle to eke out a life worth living. I would like to suggest that all modern societies are both Kafkaesque and Phildickian with either a Huxleyan or Orwellian overarching framework; modern, western, capitalist societies tend to be basically Huxleyan (HKP) and pre-modern, eastern, communist countries tend to be basically Orwellian (OKP). -- The reason why ideological managers** [And of course for those who depend on their illusions] (academics, film directors, journalists, etc) prefer to have two (or more) dystopian systems is that it makes us seem like the goodies and them the baddies.'
dystopia  1984  bravenewworld  kafkaesque  PDK  simulacra  ludotopianism  thegamingofeverydaylife  idiocracy  soma 
14 days ago
Paul Craig Roberts -- Is The Trump Administration Already Over?
'All known Muslim terrorists are creations of the US government. Al Qaeda was created by the Carter administration in order to confront the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan with jihadism. ISIS was created by the Obama/Hillary regime in order to overthrow Gaddafi in Libya and then was sent by the Obama/Hillary regime to overthrow Assad in Syria, as Trump’s national security advisor, Gen. Flynn, former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency revealed on TV. The Ukrainian neo-nazis assaulting the republics of Donetsk and Luhansk were also unleashed by the Obama/Hillary overthrow of the democratically elected government of Ukraine. All terror is associated with Washington and Israel. -- The fact of Washington’s overthrow of Ukraine’s government is incontestable; yet large numbers of brainwashed Americans think Russia invaded Ukraine, just as they believe the fake news that Iran is a terrorist state. -- The last time Iran initiated a war of aggression was in the last decade of the 18th century when Iran reconquered the Caucasus and Georgia, which Iran soon lost to Russia. -- Iran in our time has done no offense except to refuse to submit to being a Washington vassal state. -- Additionally, Iran, and Syria rescued by the Russians, are the only states in the Muslim world that are not US puppet states and mere vassals that are nothing in themselves, no independent foreign policy, no independent economic policy. Only Iran and Syria have independent policies. -- Iran is a large country endowed with substantial energy resources. Iran has a long history going back to ancient times of independence and military prowess. Today Iran is essential to Russia as a buffer to the US created jihadism that neoconservatives plan to export to the Muslim areas of the Russian Federation. Consequently, Iran is the most inopportune of targets for Trump if he wishes to restore normal, non-threatening relations with Russia. Yet his mad dog Pentagon chief recklessly makes threatening statements alleging Iran to be a “terrorist state.”' -- You are an old man who thinks in terms of nations and peoples. There are no nations. There are no peoples. There are no Russians. There are no Arabs. There are no Third Worlds. There is no West. There is only one holistic system of systems. One vast and immane, interwoven, interacting, multi-varied, multi-national dominion of dollars. Petro-dollars, electro-dollars, multi-dollars, reichmarks, rands, rubles, pounds and shekels. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zI5hrcwU7Dk
america  empire  petrodollar  terrorism!  neoconservatism 
14 days ago
PaulCraigRoberts.org -- Hillary & Obama Loved Muslims To Death
'Nothing better illustrates the hypocrisy of those protesting the Muslim ban than their silence while the Obama regime destroyed millions of Muslims. Look at the before and after-bombing photos of major cities. This is what pre-Trump Washington said was “bringing freedom and democracy to the Middle East.” http://theduran.com/photos-prove-barack-obama-hillary-clinton-nothing-love-islam/'
america  empire  petrodollar  war  illberalism  hypocrisy 
14 days ago
Scott Adams' Blog -- Sam Harris Induces Cognitive Dissonance in Ben Affleck
'https://youtu.be/vln9D81eO60 ... The tells for cognitive dissonance in this case: #1. Smart person (Affleck) unexpectedly encounters a far smarter person (Harris). Apparently Ben didn’t read Harris’ bio before engaging. Oops. #2. Harris uses data to make Ben’s argument fall apart. Ben is smart, and knowledgeable, and his ego does not recognize that he could be annihilated on television in this way. This is the trigger for cognitive dissonance. His ego spontaneously generates a literal hallucination to protect his self-image. #3. The hallucination involves turning Harris’ reasonable statement that is backed with data into an absurd absolute about “all Muslims.” Nothing can talk Affleck out of this misinterpretation. He is in full hallucination mode. #4. Look for the outsized emotional reaction. You see lots of people arguing the same side that Ben argues, but rarely do you see that level of anger except in street protests where the average energy is higher. The exaggerated emotional outburst in the wrong context is a clear tell. -- When you see that reaction in your debate opponent, you won the debate – hard – but you didn’t change anyone’s mind. Cognitive dissonance swooped in to to derail any actual mind-changing. -- This is one of the best examples you will ever find. Recognize the pattern. You usually notice the “absurd absolute” tell first. Then look backwards for the trigger. It means someone lost a debate on the chessboard of reason, so they overturned the board.' -- "That's gross; that's racist!"
debating  thoughtterminatingcliche  cognitivedissonance  bellyfeel  illiberalism  victimhood  faggotry  rkselectiontheory 
14 days ago
Spiked -- ‘My thinking was infected’ by Barbara Hewson
'A Canadian judge has been forced to capitulate to feminist groupthink. -- ...In an ominous move, which challenges the independence of the judiciary, Camp was disciplined because of his interpretation of the law: the ‘rape shield’ law which governs what evidence may be adduced of a complainant’s sexual activity with others. Ms A was alleged to have been flirtatious with another person at the party. He was also accused of ‘belittling’ sexual assault, simply because he showed a willingness to question the complainant’s version of events. -- Even more alarmingly, the judge faced attacks from a horde of activists who were granted intervener status in the inquiry: the Avalon Sexual Assault Centre; the Ending Violence Association of British Columbia; the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women; the Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence against Women and Children; the West Coast Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund; the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund Inc (LEAF); Women Against Violence Against Women; and the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic. -- The CJC’s inquiry has now recommended that Camp be stripped of judicial office. It remains to be seen whether this recommendation will be submitted to the justice minister, and if so, whether Camp will challenge this in court. Only two Canadian judges have been relieved of their office since 1971. -- The 112-page report on Camp is interesting for its abject deference to feminist ideology. It found Camp guilty of unconscious bias and thoughtcrime, in essence, because he: ‘Made comments or asked questions evidencing an antipathy towards laws designed to protect vulnerable witnesses, promote equality, and bring integrity to sexual-assault trials. We also find that the judge relied on discredited myths and stereotypes about women and victim-blaming during the trial and in his Reasons for Judgement.’ -- It complains that he asked questions of the complainant ‘rooted in stereotypical, biased reasoning’. The report claims that he damaged public confidence by evincing ‘a profound failure to act with impartiality and to respect equality before the law, in a context laden with significant and widespread concern about the presence of bias and prejudice’. These are astonishing and contemptuous findings to make about a judge. -- Disturbingly, Camp was forced to grovel during this process, admitting that some of his comments were ‘insensitive’ and ‘inappropriate’. In an abject display of capitulation to feminist groupthink, he also confessed: ‘My thinking was infected.’'
feminism  threatnarrative  totalitarianism  miniluv  thoughtpolice  1984 
14 days ago
Breitbart -- MILO: Dear Netflix People, Stop Race-Baiting
'Netflix is following in the footsteps of Twitter, the NFL and the Democrat party with a brilliant strategy of insulting more than half the country in one fell swoop. Will they be as shocked as their left-wing compatriots when they experience a harsh blowback to injecting identity politics into well… everything? -- I’m referring of course to the announcement this week of a new original show, Dear White People, an adaptation of a 2014 movie by the same name. Basically it’s an opportunity for spoilt brats of color to lecture ordinary Americans on how unconsciously racist they still are — you know, just the sort of social-justice finger-wagging that lost Hillary the election and makes decent people everywhere gag and heave and run for the hills. -- ...America is tired of entitled brats on TV lecturing other people about Halloween costumes while turning a blind eye to the real causes of racial tension. -- Newsflash, Netflix: black people can be racist too. Many of them are. And by buying into the “let’s bash whitey” narrative cooked up on college campuses, you’re not helping to fix racism, you’re just further underlining the differences between people, and buying into a wacky far-left ideology that says the color of your skin determines what you can and cannot say. It’s ugly and hateful, and it’s why Donald Trump is in the White House. -- (I have a dream that Americans will one day live in a nation where journalists, the entertainment industry and academics will not judge them by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.) -- ... Until now, Netflix was on an amazing run. It is the clear leader in streaming and even if their movie selection can be dodgy, they continue to achieve new heights with their original programming. This leaves us with one tremendous question: why piss off so many subscribers and potential subscribers? Is the temporary glow they gain from virtue-signalling that they are good liberals worth all this pain? Or is it that liberals simply never learn? -- My money is on the latter. And there’s evidence I’m right. The Daily Dot is labeling anyone who cancels Netflix over this as “white supremacist” and “alt-right”. The avowed Marxists of the Left have invented a new form of economics. Let’s call it shame-market capitalism. It goes like this: “Subscribe to Netflix or you are a white supremacist; drink Starbucks or you hate Muslims.” Good luck with that, lefties: conservatives already know how to vote with their dollars, and unlike you, Republicans actually have jobs. -- Also, unlike liberals who quit social media crying about harassment, conservatives don’t come back to your brand two weeks later. Netflix will have to win back the customers it is currently alienating with radical ideas, such as entertaining shows that don’t vilify people by race. Shocking, I know.'
illiberalism  victimhood  marxism  fabianism  subversion  threatnarrative  LYAHF 
14 days ago
Breitbart -- Shia LaBeouf Anti-Trump Art Exhibit Shut Down Due to Violence
'...As of Friday morning, the livestream had gone dark and was replaced with the words, “The Museum Has Abandoned Us.” -- The anti-Trump exhibit was just the latest piece of performance art from LaBeouf, who has conceived and executed some unusual public art pieces in recent years with frequent collaborators Nastja Sade Ronkko and Luke Turner. -- Other recent art installations from the actor included intentionally getting himself stuck in an elevator for 24 hours, conducting a marathon screening of all of his movies, setting up a public call center for the public to “touch his soul,” and live streaming his heartbeat over the Internet.'
unwarrantedselfimportance  narcissism  faggotry 
14 days ago
Breitbart -- Lena Dunham: Feminists Must Enlighten White Women Who Voted for Trump
'Friday on ABC’s “The View,” actress Lena Dunham said being that “a part of feminism” is almost like “being a parent” and that the white women who voted for Donald Trump need to be enlightened “with the rhetoric of self-empowerment.” -- Partial transcript as follows: "DUNHAM: I think it’s really important to remember that it is an incredible problem that 53% of women in this country — 53% of white women in this country voted for Donald Trump which means that they’re not only voting against the interests of their sisters, of women who may not look like them, who they may not understand but whose rights are just as important, but also remember that they are in that case voting against their own best interest. To me a part of feminism — it’s almost like being a parent to a teenager where they’re so mad at you, they think you’re such a piece of crap and you’re like, I know you hate me right now but the reason I’m doing this is because I love you and I want us all to be safe..."'
unwarrantedselfimportance  feminism  victimhood  marxism  predation 
14 days ago
girlwriteswhat comments on If men are so privileged and women have it so hard why are so many men choosing to live as females?
'It's because hormonal influences in utero, and likely in the first months of life, play a major role in gender identity and sexual orientation. -- For instance, relative finger length is correlated with sexual orientation and gender expression. When a fetus is masculinized by a surge of testosterone, their ring fingers end up longer than their index fingers instead of shorter (which is more typical for women). This is the case in both men and women, and a longer ring finger is linked not just to lesbianism in women, but to "butchness". -- Now let's look at what's going on with testosterone in our environment. Bisphenol A has been banned, but it is a testosterone disruptor that was used in all kinds of plastics, most notably baby bottles. BPA can cross the placental barrier. Phthalates are the chemicals that make plastics soft and pliable (plastic bags, for instance), and are the backbone of the "safe baby toy" industry--they also disrupt testosterone, and can cross the placental barrier. -- They disrupt testosterone by mimicking it. That is, they attach to the receptors of cells that testosterone should be attaching to, and block the proper function of the testosterone. You can bathe a fetus in 100% pure testosterone, but if BPA or phthalates got there first, the testosterone won't have any free receptors to attach to. This inhibits the proper masculinization of a lot of male fetuses. -- Sarnia Ontario is home to 40% of Canada's chemical production industry. There's a First Nations reservation just on the outskirts, and the sex ratio of births there is WAY lopsided. Normally, there are slightly more boys born than girls (105 boys for every 100 girls), but in recent years, that's changed to between 4 and 6 girls born for every boy. Many women there have suffered multiple miscarriages with no medical indication that there's anything wrong with them. It's suspected that male fetuses are being spontaneously aborted due to abnormal sexual development. -- And while it sounds like a conspiracy theory, or alarmism, children's hospitals across Canada have started using IV tubes that are phthalate free because the data IS alarming. -- On top of that, the size of male genitalia across species has been shrinking over the last few decades. Testosterone levels in men have been decreasing. Sperm counts have been declining. The World Health Organization has redefined the "normal" sperm count multiple times since the 1970s to accommodate this new reality – if they hadn't, more than half of all men between 18 and 50 today would have abnormally low sperm counts. Sperm banks are in crisis. In the 1970s, 8 out of 10 donors had adequate sperm counts and motility. Now, only 3 out of 10 do. -- Now add to this all the environmental estrogens around us. Soy is in everything, and is full of plant estrogens. You don't need to be a "tofurkey" eating vegan to get lots of soy, either. Believe me, my partner is allergic to it, and it's next to impossible to avoid in any prepared food. Other products all around us are loaded with products that mimic estrogen. -- Alex Jones may be a complete nut in many ways, but he was 100% spot on that chemicals in the water are turning the frogs gay. Well, not 100% spot on. In many cases, they're turning the frogs trans. And the fish. In the Great Lakes, environmental contaminants that mimic hormones have caused male fish to develop to be phenotypically and behaviorally female. That is, these fish are chromosomally male, but they look female, and behave like females. -- So basically, in my opinion, at least in biological terms, environmental pollutants and byproducts are causing an increasing demasculinization of males. At the same time, other pollutants are causing feminization. -- As for social reasons, and speaking as a masculine woman. If I lived in a society where women were forbidden from gender bending at all – that is, if I had to be crammed into a role as narrow as a woman 1000 years ago? I might "choose" to live as male. That is, I would feel compelled to do so because the only other option would be intolerable for me. Maybe, in the context of extremely restrictive gender roles, I would identify as male. You know, if I had to pick and found the female role unsuitable. -- Women these days have lots of room to not have to pick one or the other. Men not so much. Men are stuck with the choice of "man" or "not man", and the role of "man" is very rigid compared to the role of "woman". Maybe some of these men feel compelled to pick "woman" not because it is "woman", but because it is "not man"?'
men  women  testosterone  estrogen  transgenderism 
14 days ago
JudgyBitch -- If liberal men could stop appropriating womanhood, that’d be great!
'...Women are neotonous. Neotony is an endowment, not an accomplishment, for the most part. There are cosmetic things women can do to enhance the softness of their skin. Pure coconut oil. Trust me. And it tastes lovely! Women use cosmetics and clothing to indicate fertility and youthfulness. Fashion is largely designed to enhance women’s frailty, fragility and vulnerability. Stiletto heels anyone? -- ... Feminists, who tend to experience the complications and psychological disturbances of higher than average in utero testosterone exposure, rabidly deny that there are any meaningful distinctions to be made between men and women, save for socialization. Science says otherwise. Liberal men, the clever little minxes, have discovered how to exploit their liberal lady counterparts using this feminist logic. And quite frankly, I’m offended. -- I have nothing against effeminate men. I have nothing against men who embrace traditionally feminine activities or domains. I adore men who invade female spaces and utterly conquer them while being unabashedly male. -- ... Liberal men have decided to take at grab at the best of both worlds and are cuddling up with neotonous femininity in what I can only describe as offensive cultural appropriation. -- ...primping and grooming and deliberately emphasizing features that indicate youthfulness and fertility and immaturity are the province of women, not men, and liberal men are appropriating my culture when they act or look like immature, childish dolts who spend far too much time man-bunning in front of a mirror and not enough time at the gun range. -- Enough, I say! I don’t enjoy the chivalrous feelings these tammy-boys inspire. Why should I get up and surrender my seat just because he looks delicate and distraught? Why should I spend my money buying him a drink because he’s spent the day teetering around in skinny jeans for my pleasure? I didn’t ask him to do that! And please. Don’t even start with men in yoga pants. -- Liberal men have no right to neotony. Biology has made neotony the special province of women and liberal men should respect our special status as women and refuse, on principle, to act like or look like women. If liberal boys need inspiration, I strongly recommend a trip to Helsinki. Finnish men. Are they not the epitome of manliness and masculinity? Le sigh.'
men  women  neotony  victimhood  faggotry  agencyvspatiency 
14 days ago
Center for a Stateless Society -- Milo Is Not the Victim Here by Kevin Carson
'Milo Yiannopoulos, who writes for the “alt right” (i.e. white supremacist or neo-fascist) website Breitbart.com, is a master at victimizing other people and then claiming victim status for himself when he’s hit back -- ...Yiannopoulos — an idol among “race realists,” men’s rights activists, GamerGaters, channers and all the other maggot-infested chunks in the rancid stew of the Breitbart readership... -- ... Yiannopoulos has a history of crossing the line between “free speech” and concrete action. He was banned from Twitter last year for encouraging his followers to swarm Ghostbusters actress Leslie Jones with harassment... -- So to sum up, the demonstrations against Yiannopoulos’s appearance weren’t just about “free speech.” They were direct action in defense of some of the most vulnerable people on campus, against someone working in league with the police state to rob them of their basic human rights. Yiannopoulos is despicable, and any “libertarian” who defends him is likewise despicable.' <-- Threat Narrative
rkselectiontheory  faggotry  hysteria  threatnarrative  illiberalism  victimhood  discourse 
14 days ago
YouTube -- Type Tips: How All Types Use 8th Function
"The eighth function is what you'll notice most about people."
psychology  personality  * 
21 days ago
American Psychologist -- The psychotherapist's own psychotherapy: educating and developing psychologists by John C. Norcross
'In this article, the author synthesizes 25 years of his research on the personal therapy of mental health professionals. The author summarizes the high prevalence of personal treatment, its use by seasoned practitioners, its personal and professional goals, its typically positive outcomes, and its lasting lessons concerning the practice of psychotherapy. Particular attention is devoted to the therapist's selection of a personal therapist and the conduct of treatment with patients who are themselves psychotherapists in comparison with patients who are laypersons. The cumulative results indicate that personal therapy is an emotionally vital, interpersonally dense, and professionally formative experience that should be central to the development of health care psychologists. -- ... From the beginning, Freud proposed that personal therapy was the deepest and most rigorous part of one’s clinical education. In Analysis Terminable and Interminable, Freud (1937/1964) rhetorically asked, “But where and how is the poor wretch to acquire the ideal qualification which he will need in this profession? The answer is in an analysis of himself, with which his preparation for his future activity begins” (p. 246). -- One of the most firmly held and cherished beliefs among insight-oriented psychotherapists is that personal treatment is a desirable, if not necessary, prerequisite for clinical work. The relative importance attached to personal therapy varies systematically with one’s own treatment history and theoretical orientation. At one end of the continuum are those who claim that personal treatment is indicated only when the clinician’s dysfunction significantly impairs clinical services...At the other extreme are those like Fromm-Reichmann (1949), who wrote that “any attempt at intensive psychotherapy is fraught with danger, hence unacceptable” when not preceded by personal analysis. In one of our studies (Norcross, Dryden, & DeMichele, 1992), only 4% of psychologists who received personal therapy thought it was unimportant as a prerequisite for conducting clinical work compared with 39% of those psychologists who had not undergone personal therapy. -- Personal treatment—receiving, recommending, and conducting it — is, in many respects, at the epicenter of the educational universe for psychotherapists. Psychotherapists’ training, identity, health, and self-renewal revolve around the personal therapy experience. -- The prevalence of personal therapy varies systematically with theoretical orientation. Psychoanalytic clinicians have the highest rates (82% to 100%) and behavior therapists the lowest (44% to 66%) in the United States. In our latest study of 694 clinical psychologists in the United States...for example, 100% of self-identified psychoanalytic therapists had undergone personal therapy, 86% of systems therapists, 83% of eclectic or integrative therapists, 81% of psychodynamic therapists, 76% of humanistic therapists, 65% of cognitive therapists, and 64% of behavior therapists. International studies reveal similar patterns. -- Orlinsky, Rønnestad, et al. (2005) found that 92% of psychodynamic therapists and 92% of humanistic therapists from around the globe reported having personal therapy, whereas 60% of cognitive– behavioral therapists reported doing so. -- Tellingly, the prevalence of personal treatment for mental health professionals is substantially higher than that for the general adult population. Best estimates, gleaned from na-tional household surveys and epidemiological studies...are that 25% to 27% of American adults have received specialized mental health care. This is a more inclusive category that encompasses psychoactive medications and psychiatric hospitalization as well as psychotherapy. This lifetime utilization rate, assuming a far more inclusive set of services, is one third that of mental health professionals. -- A pernicious myth persists that most mental health professionals do not experience the need for personal therapy once they are in practice; however, the evidence rebuts any such illusion. Most seasoned clinicians do, in fact, use the very services they provide. The fact that psychotherapists seek personal treatment repeatedly during their careers supports the conclusion that it is widely perceived as an essential part not only of the formative training phase but also of the practitioner’s ongoing maturation and regenerative development. -- Colleagues and I reviewed several studies that specifically addressed the prevalence of additional personal therapy after the completion of formal training or the terminal degree (e.g., Norcross & Guy, 2005). About half of seasoned mental health professionals returned to personal therapy (range 43% to 62%). Across disciplines, seasoned therapists in practice routinely seek psychotherapy for themselves. -- As is so often the case, Freud anticipated these findings many years ago. He recommended that the analyst reinitiate personal treatment on the recognition that practicing therapy continually exposes the clinician to the impact of patients’ psychopathology and on the need to know and use one’s own unconscious responsiveness in conducting therapy. He wrote, "Every analyst should periodically — at intervals of five years or so — submit himself to analysis once more, without feeling ashamed of taking this step. This would mean, then, that not only the therapeutic analysis of patients but his own analysis would change from a terminable to an interminable task." (Freud, 1937/1964, p. 249) -- In this regard, relatively little is known about the stage of life at which psychotherapists seek personal treatment. The firsthand accounts of therapist–patients make it compellingly clear that they seek different therapeutic goals at different seasons of their lives. In discussing his own odyssey of personal therapy over a 45-year career, Yalom (2002) pointedly observed, “I entered therapy at many different stages of my life. Despite an excellent and intensive course at the onset of one’s career, an entirely different set of issues may arrive at different junctures of the life cycle” (p. 42). -- ... What are psychologists’ goals in undergoing personal therapy? In a word, personal. We reviewed five studies that asked psychotherapists their reasons for seeking personal therapy and, in all studies, the majority (50% to 67%) indicated that they entered primarily for personal reasons (Norcross & Connor, 2005). When psychotherapists were asked to check all of their reasons for involvement in personal therapy, 60% checked personal growth, 56% checked personal problems, and 46% checked training (Orlinsky, Norcross, et al., 2005). Before, during, or after training, the results are clear: Psychologists largely enter psychotherapy to deal with “personal stuff.” -- Moreover, psychologists’ presenting problems are, by and large, nearly identical to those of the educated populace seeking mental health services. Despite the enormous responsibilities of the profession, few psychologists identify the presenting problem or precipitant for their personal therapy as a problematic patient. In two early studies...involving hundreds of seasoned practitioners, only one psychologist identified the precipitant as a client problem — in this case, a suicide attempt. The remaining 99% listed a nonpatient factor as the precipitant. In the context of a psychologist’s life space, patient conflicts emerge as a moderate source of distress; extratherapy life problems are much more likely the reason for personal treatment. Although it is tempting to fantasize that seasoned psychologists are able to inoculate themselves against the ravages of life that beset their patients, a careful review of the literature compellingly indicates otherwise (Norcross & Connor, 2005). -- ... The particular goals of personal therapy undoubtedly influence the type of treatment pursued and the genre of therapist selected. In a pioneering article on therapist selection, Grunebaum (1983) interviewed 23 experienced Boston-area psychotherapists about how they found a good therapist for themselves. The therapist–patients in his sample stated that they had four essential criteria in mind as they searched for their own psychotherapist: professional competence; some- one outside their usual professional and social network; a warm, caring, and supportive disposition; and an active, talkative style. -- Expanding on this study, we (Norcross, Strausser, & Faltus, 1988) asked a national sample of 509 psychologists to rate the influence of 16 factors, including Grunebaum’s (1983), on the selection of their therapists. The psychologists predicated their selection primarily on perceived competence, clinical experience, professional reputation, and interpersonal warmth. Six additional criteria were rated “somewhat important”: openness, theoretical orientation, reputation for being a therapists’ therapist, flexibility, not attributing everything to transference, and an active therapeutic style. By contrast, the research productivity of the potential psychotherapist was rated as a negligible factor in selection decisions. This finding should serve as a reminder that academic standing and clinical expertise are probably orthogonal dimensions. To echo Grunebaum’s (1983) conclusion, "What we have learned that may be useful in conducting psychotherapy is that these therapist–patients seek a personal relationship with therapists — one in which they feel affirmed, appreciated, and respected by another human being whom they like, appreciate, and respect." (p. 1338) -- That this holds true for psychologically sophisticated patients, as it has been shown to be for more naive patients, corroborates the view that these factors are probably essential for effective psychological treatment.'
psychology  psychotherapy 
21 days ago
British Journal of Psychotherapy Integration -- The well tempered therapist: psychotherapy integration and the personality of the therapist by Tom Warnecke (PDF)
'...Humans beings, in line with most mammals, are relation seeking creatures. They rely on the limbic systems of others for co-regulation. Our open loop physiology is designed to answer to the call for limbic regulation by another. Limbic resonance and regulation connect therapist and client in somatic states of relatedness facilitated by a continuous exchange of signals which influence and modulate the embodied states and nervous systems of both participants. Regulatory information is required to tolerate, balance and integrate affect and emotional states and any associated physiological parameters such as heart rate or blood pressure for example. Who we are, our personalities, and how we manage ourselves in the therapeutic relationship is as important as what we do, our interventions, our professional identities and the theoretical constructs that support us. This is a far cry from from the current attempts to define psychotherapy in mechanistic frameworks of treatment manuals. The qualitative and quantitative dimensions of the art and science of psychotherapy are deeply entwined. -- The personality of the therapist is a catalyst for change in the therapeutic relationship. He (I use the masculine pronoun for convenience sake) is not only an resonant co-regulator but also required to act as a character in the client's internal drama who, in Vaughan's (1997) evocative metaphor, collaboratively rearranges the furniture from a position within the client’s internal world. To be a resonant agent of change, he must risk enchantment by tuning into the limbic melodies of his clients inner world, yielding to their gravitational tug to apprehend the internal reality and yet remain sufficiently anchored within his own personality. And it is necessarily a tangled place – if clients knew how to self- and co- regulate and manage good relationships successfully they wouldn't come to therapy. -- Winnicott (1971) emphasised the overlapping capacity to play in both patient and therapist in psychotherapy and suggested that development and continuity of self rely on the playful creativity of transitional phenomena. Transitional phenomena, like play and poetry, provide permissible ways of saying or doing one thing and meaning another. They require a shared simultaneous holding of two paradoxical realities, the pretend and the actual, and allow us to both own and disown vulnerable aspects such as threatening internal states, feelings, thoughts and intentions while testing out the responses of others. As such, transitional phenomena provide a shared metaphorical space to playfully try out new identifications and to explore different ways of being in the world and relating to others. The creative dynamics of transitional phenomena are equally available for the development of the therapist. -- Professional identity, initially modelled on templates provided by mentors, is being constructed, reflected back and deconstructed in relationships with clients, peers and supervisors. 'Tempering' describes a process of achieving a requisite combination of strength and flexibility through exposure to alternating temperatures. In musical terms, tempered means 'tuned to temperament', which is another apt description of the therapists' integrative process. His professional self is tempered by the fierce heat of subjective and intersubjective experience in his relationships on the one hand and by the calming immersion into observation and reflection on the other. This interplay of formless experience and transitional phenomena with rigorous review of therapeutic procedure in clinical theory and supervision invites a multiplicity of questions and perspectives. It is one of the main arguments for integrative psychotherapy that the complexities of our clients' experiences and problems require a plurality of perspectives to facilitate their integration. -- Jung coined the term individuation to describe a process of differentiation of the individual from collective and archetypical material. Interestingly, this theorising coincided with his personal development of differentiating himself from the dominantly mechanistic thinking of the nineteenth century with its outright rejection of subjectivity and the entire emotional experience. Jung achieved some integration of the feminine within himself in this process and later viewed this phase as the most profound turning point in his career which formed the foundation for his later theoretical endeavours (Conger 2005). Our conceptualisations and clinical practice seem inextricably entwined with our personalities. There is a parallel, I suggest, between the complexity and the many layers of a client's personality, between the plurality of theoretical perspectives, and between the complexity of the therapists multi-layered self-organization that supports him in the therapeutic relationship. -- Integration is not a quest for unification. Therapy does not aim to unify the multitude of personality aspects but rather facilitate their differentiation, mutual acknowledgment and negotiated co-existence. However, theoretical perspectives, much like personal belief systems, need to be continuously questioned and examined from the perspectives of alternative constructs. And we can apply this equally to the construct of the therapists' identity and the theoretical perspectives he identifies with. Identity, personal and professional, is forever under review and concomitantly constructed and deconstructed in the process. -- The therapists' integrative journey is a journey towards integrity, towards functioning from somewhere closer to our core, towards finding the theoretical tools that suit our personality and cultural context. Our personalities are the flesh and blood on the bones of our clinical constructs. Integration is a journey towards becoming more conscious who we are by participating in the dynamic forces that shape us. It is a passage of finding ways to exist and work which support our unrestricted engagement in the therapeutic relationship and which best facilitate the flow of transitional phenomena and somatic states of relatedness which may transform our client's inner world.'
psychology  psychotherapy  affectregulation  ambivalence  play  parts  personality  theory 
21 days ago
Journal of Analytical Psychology -- The analyst's body as tuning fork: embodied resonance in countertransference. by Martin Stone
'This paper examines the phenomenon of embodied countertransference: where the analyst experiences a somatic reaction rather than the more common countertransference responses of thoughts, feelings, images, fantasies and dreams. Discussion of clinical material considers neurotic and syntonic aspects. The analogy is made of resonance with a tuning fork. Several questions are posed: Why does countertransference resonate in the bodies of some analysts but not all? Why do those analysts who are sensitive to this, experience it with some patients but not with others? And what are the conditions which are conducive to producing somatic responses? It proposes that somatic reactions are more likely to occur when a number of conditions come together: when working with patients exhibiting borderline, psychotic or severe narcissistic elements; where there has been early severe childhood trauma; and where there is fear of expressing strong emotions directly. In addition another theoretical factor is proposed, namely the typology of the analyst. -- Dieckmann (1974) and three colleagues conducted a long-term research project into countertransference, and were surprised to find that even when countertransference interpretations were not given the entire process seemed to be guided by both participants (p. 75). They found that the chains of association of both analyst and patient were ‘connected together in a psychologically meaningful way’ (p. 73). He sees this phenomenon as fundamentally synchronistic, and that cause and effect alone are not adequate explanations of what is happening. -- McLaughlin (1975), writing about the intermix of patient and analyst, sees sleepiness as constituting the most striking example of a true countertransference response. Refuge in sleep can be an escape from overwhelming attack, and may be more prevalent in analysts who are by nature more active and skilled but required to be silent and passive. A sudden intervention or interpretation may have the effect of bringing them back to wakefulness. -- He suggests that an eroticized transference can lead to sleepiness in the analyst, and he proposes three categories of patients who are most likely to induce sleepiness: those with passive-obsessional and narcissistic character disorders; those suffering from borderline and chronically psychotic conditions; and finally, those patients whose general character defences and areas of specific conflict are similar to the analyst, so that an entangled transference-countertransference relationship leads to the analyst withdrawing into sleepiness. -- McDougall (1979) writes that patients who have suffered severe preverbal trauma may often be unable to communicate it verbally, and therefore do so through actions and somatic symptoms. -- Other authors, who have written on the subject and have drawn similar conclusions, are Mindell (1985), Hazell (1994) who sees boredom as a signal of the patient’s emptiness, and Spiegelman (1996) who is well acquainted with embodied countertransference reactions, and writes: "I very often get ‘symptoms’ when a patient begins a session or after some moments of work. These are usually bodily reactions of various kinds, such as headaches, stomach aches, heartaches, shortness of breath, sphincter tensions, fatigue etc. They do not usually have a direct connection with what is being said, but whenever I reveal these reactions, I almost always discover that the patient is having, or had in the recent past, the same symptom or one related to it. Most of the time an underlying symbolic parallel is associated to the psychological content being discussed." -- Any discussion must always keep the neurotic element of countertransference in mind, whether identification, idealization, collusion, erotic feelings, frustration, anger, boredom or contempt, to name the most common. Resonance occurs when the analyst’s bodily tuning fork vibrates with the patient’s psychic material through the unconscious. When this is experienced in the body, the feelings are not clear or thought through, and the analyst has to be able to sustain the state of not knowing and confusion even more than usual. -- ... Extraverted sensation is directed outwards, tuned into external information, whether verbal or non-verbal, overt or subliminal, but when this is the inferior function and operating unconsciously, the analyst is unaware of it. Because it operates in this way, the body can be unexpectedly and spontaneously invaded and even overwhelmed. Greene (2001) comments that introverted intuitives, with undeveloped sensation function, are relatively unaware of their own and their patients’ non-verbal communication. -- Jung writes in ‘General description of the types’: "The superior function is always an expression of the conscious personality, of its aims, will, and general performance, whereas the less differentiated functions fall into the category of things that simply ‘happen’ to one.'" -- When feelings or thoughts are engaged, and more consciousness and light come to bear on what is happening in the body, the symptoms will often fade away. A colleague was telling me recently that she was suddenly overwhelmed with feelings of sleepiness in a session, and she interpreted that the patient might be angry with her. This was at first denied, but when the patient could acknowledge the anger, the sleepy feeling vanished and she was as wide awake as if a light had been switched on. -- ... The particular typology of superior introverted intuition, with auxiliary feeling or thinking, and inferior extraverted sensation, is much more frequent among Jungian analysts than among the general population; it thus also explains why the phenomenon of somatic countertransference may be more common than analytic discourse has so far acknowledged.'
psychology  psychotherapy  transference  countertransference  unconscious  trauma  INFJ 
21 days ago
YouTube -- [Alain de Botton]: How Not to be Boring
'No one is ever boring: we just seem boring when we haven’t learnt the surprisingly easy art of being honest about our vulnerabilities.'
psychology  disclosure  Heidegger 
21 days ago
YouTube -- [Alain de Botton]: Why Germans Can Say Things No One Else Can
'German is a wonderfully inventive and bold language, full of gloriously long compound words for emotions and ideas that most languages struggle to allow us to express.'
language  schadenfreude 
21 days ago
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