Poplism, or, how to do the treestump life correctly if you insist on doing that despite my moralizing against it

Defooing everyone and everything, supposedly for your mental health, is bad for your mental health. And that’s aside from the moral angle, presuming you have a sense of morality beyond muh dick. But for those of you insist on defooing anyway, I’m going to spend the month of June demonstrating how to do it as best as possible.

I’ve identified three guiding principles that will be reinforced throughout the course of this exercise:

1. Positive engagement. Detaching from familial, social, and political concerns is a negative goal, and just as conservatism failed miserably you’re going to fail miserably if you don’t immerse yourself in some replacement. It has to be aesthetically pleasing and broad enough to still be interesting after 60 years. It’s not something you pursue mastery in so much as you just stop one day because you fell over dead from old age.

2. Hyperlocalism. I named this “Poplism” for two reasons. It’s a cheeky play on populism, and there are a ton of poplar trees within the half mile around me where I do most of my walking. I’m not just saying to immerse yourself in matters local to your city, I’m saying immerse yourself in the history, aesthetics, culture, and natural life of things within a hundred feet of your treestump. If I ask you what sort of plant life is in your area and in what proportions, and you can relay your opinions with enough detail to convince me you know what you’re talking about and think about it often, you’re doing it right.

3. Organic or cultural aestheticism. You may be thinking of taking up, as a replacement for human connection, a hobby like electronics, math, or music. Nuh-uh. First off, the happy treestump life comes from spending a lot of time outside around the treestump. But more importantly, music isn’t going to fill the hole because artificial things aren’t “inherently interesting stimuli”:

This study, it turns out, is one of many that validate attention restoration theory (ART), which claims that spending time in nature can improve your ability to concentrate. This theory, which was first proposed in the 1980s by the University of Michigan psychologists Rachel Kaplan and Stephen Kaplan (the latter of which coauthored the 2008 study discussed here, along with Marc Berman and John Jonides), is based on the concept of attention fatigue. To concentrate requires what ART calls directed attention. This resource is finite: If you exhaust it, you’ll struggle to concentrate. (For our purposes, we can think of this resource as the same thing as Baumeister’s limited willpower reserves we discussed in the introduction to this rule.*) The 2008 study argues that walking on busy city streets requires you to use directed attention, as you must navigate complicated tasks like figuring out when to cross a street to not get run over, or when to maneuver around the slow group of tourists blocking the sidewalk. After just fifty minutes of this focused navigation, the subject’s store of directed attention was low.

Walking through nature, by contrast, exposes you to what lead author Marc Berman calls “inherently fascinating stimuli,” using sunsets as an example. These stimuli “invoke attention modestly, allowing focused-attention mechanisms a chance to replenish.” Put another way, when walking through nature, you’re freed from having to direct your attention, as there are few challenges to navigate (like crowded street crossings), and experience enough interesting stimuli to keep your mind sufficiently occupied to avoid the need to actively aim your attention. This state allows your directed attention resources time to replenish. After fifty minutes of such replenishment, the subjects enjoyed a boost in their concentration.

(You might, of course, argue that perhaps being outside watching a sunset puts people in a good mood, and being in a good mood is what really helps performance on these tasks. But in a sadistic twist, the researchers debunked that hypothesis by repeating the experiment in the harsh Ann Arbor winter. Walking outside in brutal cold conditions didn’t put the subjects in a good mood, but they still ended up doing better on concentration tasks.)

-Cal Newport, “Deep Work”, Reason #2

The sorts of things you want to get deeply immersed in have to be either organic or cultural, and they have to be deeply intertwined with the aesthetics of your local haunt. Examples of this:

Hyperlocal photography/blogging/scrapbooking: Try to get a feel for the aesthetics of the things in your daily life and use all the tricks of artistic expression to try to capture this. If you’re surrounded by clown people and dumpsters overflowing with garbage, find the best possible filter for expressing the feeling of living amidst this as if you had to communicate it in a momentary establishing shot in a movie.
Hyperlocal myth-weaving: If there’s an area in your life that feels more Faerie-like, write a story about it or paint it with sunbeams and little fairies flying around.
Hyperlocal history: Study and document the history of your subdivision or apartment complex.
Hyperlocal anthropology: If you live around a bunch of strangers, study their ways of living like an anthropologist.
Hyperlocal architecture: Don’t just brush off everything as the product of money-grubbing capitalists, try to appreciate things for what they are. A Michigan road with grass growing through the cracks may be a sign of national decay but it’s also beautiful in its own way. Study the buildings around you and consider why they were made the way they were. Are they stylized or purely utilitarian? How could you improve the aesthetic, or improve the one it’s already going for, with very small investments? How long have they been there? What were the logistics of getting the various materials to this location?
Hyperlocal landscaping: This is more of a suburban thing, but it’s basically the same idea where you learn to appreciate nearby things for what they are. What do the things people do with their front yards say about them? What’s their attitude toward nature? Is it something to be ordered, fought, framed, or simply neglected?
Hyperlocal naturalism: I mentioned this before regarding local flora and you probably get the idea by now. But gardening is obviously a good tie-in.

4. Leave a beautiful corpus. The humans of today may not be up to your exacting standards, but there’s always tomorrow. And since you’re the autistically dedicated subject matter expert on everything within a hundred feet, you may as well leave an impression by creating 60 years’ worth of documentation. Accounts like this are more interesting to historians than you probably realize. E.g. Lucien Febvre’s The Problem of Unbelief in the Sixteenth Century (H/T Borzoi’s Hyperpodcastism again).

Ultimately, this will be an exercise in engaging with and existing in the world around you that develops the sense of love, connection, and meaning which would ordinarily come from a healthy relationship with individual humans and humanity as an abstract aggregate.

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Q-anon followers as Guy Debord’s “first-class spectators”

Someone who is happy to be taken into confidence is hardly likely to criticize it; nor to remark that in all the confidences, the principal part of reality will always be hidden from him. Thanks to the benevolent protection of the cheaters, he knows a few more of the cards, but they can be false; and he never knows the method that directs and explains the game. Thus he immediately identifies himself with the manipulators and scorns the ignorance which in fact he shares. Because the scraps of information offered to the familiars of a lying tyranny are normally infected with lies, manipulated and uncheckable.[40] They are, however, pleased to get these scraps, for they feel themselves superior to those who know nothing. They only know better than the rest so as to better approve of domination and never to actually comprehend it. They constitute the privilege of first-class spectators: those who have the stupidity to believe they can understand something, not by making use of what is hidden from them, but by believing what is revealed to them!

-Guy Debord
Comments on The Society of the Spectacle
Section XXI

H/T to Borzoi’s Hyperpodcastism episode for this quote. But I’m surprised they didn’t make the connection to Q-anon.

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Autism as a disorder of high intelligence

Dutton mentions this often on his show but here’s a reference.

Autism As a Disorder of High Intelligence

A suite of recent studies has reported positive genetic correlations between autism risk and measures of mental ability. These findings indicate that alleles for autism overlap broadly with alleles for high intelligence, which appears paradoxical given that autism is characterized, overall, by below-average IQ. This paradox can be resolved under the hypothesis that autism etiology commonly involves enhanced, but imbalanced, components of intelligence. This hypothesis is supported by convergent evidence showing that autism and high IQ share a diverse set of convergent correlates, including large brain size, fast brain growth, increased sensory and visual-spatial abilities, enhanced synaptic functions, increased attentional focus, high socioeconomic status, more deliberative decision-making, profession and occupational interests in engineering and physical sciences, and high levels of positive assortative mating. These findings help to provide an evolutionary basis to understanding autism risk as underlain in part by dysregulation of intelligence, a core human-specific adaptation. In turn, integration of studies on intelligence with studies of autism should provide novel insights into the neurological and genetic causes of high mental abilities, with important implications for cognitive enhancement, artificial intelligence, the relationship of autism with schizophrenia, and the treatment of both autism and intellectual disability.

-Bernard Crespi

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnins.2016.00300/full?curator=MediaREDEF

I’ve chosen to remember this as an extreme form of the differentiation hypothesis. If you put two parents together with unbalanced IQ profiles, they have a higher risk of a child with an extremely unbalanced IQ profile, and in general people with higher IQs have more unbalanced IQ profiles.

This isn’t intended as an explanation of the study, it’s just a mnemonic.

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Architecture reading of National Museum of African American History

Let’s see, do we want to have fun today or do work?
We haven’t done architecture reading in a while.

lol
don’t have anything prepared for that
https://observer.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2016/12/national_museum_of_african_american_history_3_27118051504.jpg?quality=80&strip

Okay, forget work, that’s a fascinating building.
I see a three-layer cake, where each layer is a cross-section of an upside-down pyramid.
The walls of the pyramid slices are meshed.
At the bottom is a standard modernistic glass and steel box.
Also at the top possibly, it’s hard to tell.
It’s aesthetically unimpressive other than being built to be purely intimidating.
The right side looks like a face that’s looming over and looking down at you.
I suspect the three layers are utilitarian more than artistic, because they wanted three floors.
If they had walkways outside where you could look out from those ridges that would be cool, but it doesn’t look like it.
Can’t find any shots that confirm the top is modern glass and steel.
Satellite view suggests it’s got a bunch of solar panels on top.

Anyway, it’s appropriate that the whole thing screams government-funded Hotep Wakanda.
Symbolically…inverted pyramid means inverted hierarchy, mesh means system, modernistic boxes mean modernistic systems.
So we have a modern system over a hierarchically inverted system (three times, maybe to emphasize the point?) on a modern system.
Notable connotations of Egyptian monoliths.

This can actually be read as the postmodern political situation in the West.
You have the modern industrial base supporting its existence, then layers of victim-signalling minorities on that, which supports the top which actually hasn’t evolved beyond scientific management other than using identity politics to consolidate monopoly power.
(The reason the pyramids would be inverted in this reading is that, in this system, weak = strong, i.e. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/after-service/202008/dark-personalities-are-more-likely-signal-victimhood.)
In retrospect, this building is extremely appropriate for its function as a direct political flex.
I didn’t realize this until just now, but the disk-shaped entrance room could be read as a tiny pretense of universalism.
That would be pretty funny.
1% common humanity followed by 99% ruthless dominance.

I wonder if anyone’s done a historical survey of how types of architecture represent dominant worldviews
Must have..that seems pretty bsaic btich level history

That’s Spengler, as I understand it.

Ah
Well that could use an update

Well, we could describe the postmodern vector as an asymptotic downward crushing motion, which flattens everything into interchangeable red paste except the boot stomping on it.
With each iteration, everything gets halfway closer to the ground, like Zeno’s paradox.

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Red pill bio

Surprisingly, I haven’t blogged this yet.

I’m also interested in what you guys remember as being your introduction to and history with the “red pill”

In ROTC I figured it was part of an officer’s job to have some awareness of world events, so I subscribed to a bunch of BBC world news feeds and learned there were a dozen hot wars going on out there that I’d never heard of on TV. From there I went to World Net Daily because my dad always read it, and so I figured it was just another news source. (Also was reading Military Times. I think that was all my news at that time.)

Started reading the editorials of World Net Daily, eventually stopped reading most of them because they were boring. Stuck with Vox Day (who was mostly econ-posting at the time) and Ilana Mercer. Started reading their blogs and discovered the blogosphere such as it was in 2012. They introduced me to John Taylor Gatto, Ludwig von Mises, and the ideas of classical liberalism and the world of modern dissident right-wing politics.

Vox Day linked to Chateau Heartiste once, who was still going by Roissy at the time, so I discovered the manosphere through that. There’s some shame in my mind associated with that period but I’m glad to have gone through it.

Then Koanic posted a comment on a Vox Day post about IQ, so I entered the esoteric world of neanderthal theory for several years. You may have noticed that Vox Day figures prominently in all this. It was very hard to forgive him and let go after the 2017-2021 story arc.

Probably the last big thing was somebody (Glenn IIRC) got me to listen to the Daily Shoah in 2015. I was confused by the anti-Semitic jokes at the time, and only realized later it was a very clever exposure training program. I’ve been more or less peripheral to the wignats ever since, although I still think their religious impulses are seriously immature.

E.g. Just this morning I ran across a letter from a wignat in prison that I had to stop reading because of this part: “Make sure everyone prays at least 5 times a day: one to the warrior—train; one to the farmer—fertility and health…” I figure if the cringe is giving you morbid fantasies about potato peelers it’s time to re-evaluate your information diet. Part of it is just low IQ, and I certainly can’t blame them for hating the modern Christian church, but even controlling for LARP the wignat religion is ultimately just a box-checking exercise for nationalists who heard somewhere religion is an element of racial identity.

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Nottuh re: vaccines (part 1)

Hello readers here at Aeoli Pera, this is Nottuh aka Mr. N, and this is the introduction to an upcoming series of guestposts where I will be researching the hot topic of Covid-19 vaccinations. I would first like to thank Aeoli for allowing me the opportunity to guestpost on his blog about this topic and I hope I will be able to provide an overview of the relevant subject matter than is educational to both you and myself.

The chain of events that lead to me posting this series began when I grew increasingly concerned about Covid-19 vaccinations and the conflicting thoughts and feelings I had regarding them. On the one hand, it appeared to me as though there could be dangers in taking vaccines whose safety did not appear to be adequately guaranteed by their manufacturers. On the other hand, it also appeared to me as though there could be possible dangers in not being vaccinated against Covid-19, both to myself and others. Thirdly, it seemed possible that the powers that be would levy great hardships and inconveniences against me, should I choose not to be vaccinated.

Given that I was, and currently remain, a conflicted fence-sitter on this issue, it was very clear to me that I needed to conduct more research before deciding whether to be vaccinated.

I was then granted a perfect opportunity to conduct a research project on Covid-19 vaccinations, when Aeoli heard me voice my concerns and offered me the opportunity to guestpost on his blog about this issue.

Over the subsequent weeks I will be posting about weekly here on Aeoli Pera, with each post exploring a different aspects of this issue in a logical progression that should educate myself and the readers in a sequentially comprehensive manner.

Firstly, I will be researching Covid-19 itself, its nature and epidemiology. Included in this analysis will be information taken from government agencies and other organizations alongside other medical research. Included also will be an investigation into “Covid skepticism”, or the view that Covid-19 is not a sufficiently deadly disease to warrant the societal and governmental strictures many communities have imposed on the public in an attempt to reduce the disease’s spread.

Next, I will be researching the institution of vaccination efforts by governments and other organizations in the effort to fight Covid-19 and I will attempt to determine whether these efforts are warranted or not based on the epidemiological research conducted in the previous guestpost.

Thirdly, I will provide an overview of the different available vaccines and the supposed mechanisms by which they help one’s body fight Covid-19.

Fourthly, I will be writing an overview of the history of the different private companies and other organizations that have produced various available vaccines and will also provide an analysis of various clinical studies that have been conducted on Covid-19 vaccines, both on animals and humans.

My penultimate post in the series will be an examination of the possible dangers and other pros and cons with taking or not taking Covid-19 vaccines, drawing upon the information presented in prior posts and delineating the medical issues that have already arisen from Covid-19 vaccines.

Finally, the last post in this series will be a conclusion and summary of all the previous posts and information gathered therein. I will also give my personal opinion on Covid-19 vaccines at this point, as I will have finished my research and will state whether I intend to receive a vaccine.

I hope that my upcoming series of guestposts will be informative and interesting to those who wish to read them. Please stay tuned for my upcoming posts in the coming weeks.

It should lastly be stated that I currently intend to receive a vaccine based on concerns of being personally inconvenienced if I do not receive one and also my hunch that I will be unlikely to harm the health of myself or others around me should I receive one. However, I will wait until I’ve gathered more information before making a determination.

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On the most recent UFO bullshit

Hey have you guys looked into the UFO stuff much? Thoughts?

Enough to know it’s an intelligence psyop, presumably for NWO reasons. They’ve been saying for decades this was the narrative they wanted to use to pull it off.

I’m supposed to believe the government that lies about everything else on earth of, presumably, lesser importance is suddenly being open and honest about THIS? This is the one they’re going to tell the truth about? Not JFK? Not Seth Rich? Did I miss the period of agonized soul-searching about the dangers of dishonesty on the part of the managerial class? This is the government that just rallied the media to get everyone saying there’s NO SUCH THING as voter fraud. But hey, a bunch of intelligence-connected military people are coming out of the woodwork to bring us all into the inner circle about UFOs so we can have an open and honest democratic discussion of what it is and how to respond? They can’t be trusted to oppose letting trannies in the SEALs, but by gum they’ll find the moral courage to speak out about the existential alien threat to all mankind!

Fuck me if that’s not insulting as all hell. I didn’t even have time to take off that mask you said wouldn’t help right before making it mandatory.

The way I figure is they saw how the Covid thing went and decided to just go for it because they realized the masses are particularly useless at this moment in history. So why not? This is the same media that globally, uniformly misreported the IDF’s troop movements to help them in their fight against Hamas. People don’t even have the excuse of thinking life is like a movie this time, because in ALL the movies the government covers up the alien threat. EVERY movie. But no, this time…this ONE TIME…on the MOST IMPORTANT SUBJECT…the intelligence agencies of the United States government are finally coming clean! For DEMOCRACY!

Because they respect YOUR opinion as an informed citizen so goddamn much they just couldn’t bear to hold the truth in any longer. You DESERVE to know.

Here’s a bit of reporting that appears to lay out the long-form argument for those who need it: https://www.unz.com/aanglin/the-pentagon-is-behind-the-fake-alien-agenda/

I didn’t read it because this is such obvious bullshit, but I’m happy to see Unz picked up Andrew Anglin.

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Foreign media mysteriously reports what the IDF tells them to report

(This was a writeup of the FTN 407 bit at timestamp 1:44:00 for the normies. H/T to Jazznds and James.)

With invasion that wasn’t, IDF suspected of duping foreign press to trick Hamas

During massive overnight bombardment, military spokesman tells media that troops had entered Strip, in move that may have been aimed at luring the enemy into a deadly trap

[…]

IDF officials have since acknowledged that misleading the Israeli press in this way was inappropriate and said they would not do so again in the future.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/with-invasion-that-wasnt-idf-suspected-of-misleading-press-to-trick-hamas/

Not the foreign press, you understand, just the Israeli press. Isn’t it kind of funny that they’ve done this multiple times before by their own admission…

This was not the first time in recent years that the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit has been accused of misleading reporters in the hope of duping enemy forces.

…and yet the foreign media still reports everything the IDF tells them as true without verifying it?

The military’s [IDF’s] English-language spokesman, Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, insisted that the false announcement had been his own mistake, but an honest one, telling foreign correspondents in a tense conference call early Friday evening that he had misunderstood information coming in “from the field” and had released it without adequately verifying it.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/14/world/middleeast/israel-gaza-

Funny, you couldn’t expect this sort of media mistake to happen in favor of the American military…

Isn’t it funny how these mistakes keep happening in the same way? Man, heads are gonna roll!

Oh wait.

No they aren’t.

Hmm, that sorta suggests the people in charge of this are okay with these mistakes that keep happening in their favor mysteriously. Almost like the foreign media, which we’ve established is nearly all Jewish…

…and 82% of whom, according to their own words, say caring about Israel is “essential” to their identity…

https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2021/05/11/10-key-findings-about-jewish-americans/

…are all okay with these mistakes they keep making that all seem to help out Israel.

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Hypothetical eras of female mate choice salience

As David Buss points out, the arranged marriages custom of classical Europeans in 1600 was, in evolutionary terms, very recent and exceptional. This was in a discussion of Menelous Apostolou’s theory that female mate choice is a psychological mismatch from this interview:

I think it would be helpful to break it into intuitive eras:

Pre-history: Male hominid rapes female hominid. Female mate preference minimal, gives rise to deep preference for rape by dark triad strangers with luxuriantly gorilloid physiognomy.

Early history: Males in the tribe protect females from outsiders. Female mate preference very influential, gives rise to medium-deep preference for hypergamy, Alpha tribe chieftains, and the three types of prominent figures in declining civilizations: athletes, musicians, and actors. This would be the period where most of the female social strategies Game talks about developed.

Recent history: Inter-group competition leads to development of patriarchy to control female mate preferences, hence young female mate preference exerting relatively low influence versus the parents and society at large. Broadly speaking, this era would include the development of monogamy, arranged marriage, slut-shaming, workhorse Deltas getting laid, and Alpha affairs being hidden rather than open (i.e. implicitly understood as accepted and only being punished when not at least plausibly deniable). The important distinguishing factor being the expectation that the Alpha will apply Kmac’s “moral effort” to hiding his affairs, rather than being an exhibitionist about them to flex on workhorse Deltas. With requisite punishment if this is violated. This protects the group strength which ultimately depends on Delta buy-in. And Delta buy-in depends on the hope that their wives will stray only a certain amount (comparable to homosexuality being restricted to the closet).

I think this model covers the interests of all three researchers, Dutton (rape fantasies, etc.), Buss (primacy of female choice), and Apostolou (patriarchy, arranged marriage).

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Edenism table of contents slash starter bibliography

A work in progress, taking suggestions.


Primary authors who inspired major themes of Edenism, in order of importance:

RDOS
Stan Gooch
Carleton Coon
Brian Foerster
Graham Hancock
Lloyd Pye
(British Israel bullshit?)
Additions?
[Ed: Nottuh notes “Anonymous Conservative did inspire aspects of Edenism as Koanic continued developing it. I think it was his blog where Koanic first encountered r/K.”]

Book and author source list for minor Edenic themes, by subject and in order of priority:

Phrenology

  • Vaught’s Practical Character Reader
  • Ed Dutton, How to Judge People by What They Look Like
  • Anybody who’s noted in detail the ways in which people today appear different from the super high-IQ Victorians (sockets, facial length, etc.)
  • Signalling theory in biology (Diego Gambetta?)

Sociobiology

  • Michael Woodley and Ed Dutton, At Our Wits’ End
  • Anonymous Conservative, r/k
  • WD Hamilton and EO Wilson
  • Predator/prey/parasite game theory
  • Tatu Vanhanen, Ethnic Conflicts: Their Biological Roots in Ethnic Nepotism
  • Racial Differences in Ethnocentrism
  • Frank Salter, On Genetic Interests
  • Jonathon Haidt, The Righteous Mind, supplemented by Christine Brophy dissertation on personality and politics (and note that these are medium-strongly heritable)

Asperger’s Syndrome

  • Tony Attwood’s corpus

Neanderthal culture and speculations on neanderthal intelligence

  • ???

Antisemitism

  • Israel Shahak, Jewish History, Jewish Religion (Ron Unz summary)
  • Bulbasaur’s recommended reading list:
    • Kmac, Culture of Critique
    • Yuri Slezkine, The Jewish Century
    • Michael Hoffman, Judaism’s Strange Gods

Misogyny

  • Rollo Tomassi, The Rational Male

Anti-black racism

  • White Girl Bleed a Lot, etc.

Western chauvinism

  • Josh MacDowell, Evidence that Demands a Verdict
  • Charles Murray, Human Accomplishment

Creativity/genius

  • Bruce Charlton and Ed Dutton, The Genius Famine
  • Paul Cooijmans
  • etc.

I don’t really know how to break out the more religious woo topics like this book Obadiah posted: https://aeolipera.wordpress.com/about/#comment-16065. Maybe just a subheading for nephilim? A lot of it could probably be described by doing a find-replace on David Icke’s older stuff. I haven’t read any of that but The Trigger was surprisingly good.

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