Leo = Koanic.
Widespace and Deepsocket both result from increased development of the orbitofrontal cortex, which is a universalist altruistic justice engine. However, just as width is perpendicular to depth, so also the target of altruism is mutually orthogonal: the emotions of others vs the ideas of others.
A Widespace may act like an emotional tyrant, but it is benign and selfless, and can be answered at equal volume without causing offense. A Deepsocket may act like an intellectual tyrant, but it is benign and selfless, and can be answered at equal volume without causing offense. In fact (and counterintuitively), both types expect and appreciate volume matching.
They are two sides of the Neanderthal coin. The problem is that to the Widespace, it is naturally right to subordinate logos to socioemotion, whereas Deepsocket believes the opposite. (Note that “subordinate” does not mean “pervert”: not lying or malice, but relative prioritization and expression.) Thus it is very easy for an intractable conflict to develop between two parties with a selflessly unlimited appetite for it.
In the original small tribe context, this wasn’t a problem – not least because everyone was both widespace and deepsocket. But today, it is a significant source of disunity for the Neanderthal movement.
Widespace are as autistically committed to socioemotional altruism as Deepsockets are to asocial intellectual altruism.
I think the widespace folks have the correct orientation 95% of the time, because people are more important than ideas in almost all situations. Ideas are occasionally important in the long term, usually ideas about people, and then only insofar as it is not more important to focus on cultivating other people who come up with and transmit good ideas. Which is to say, the idea of eugenics/dysgenics is more important than successfully producing free energy from nuclear fusion.
(Koanic: That’s true in bullshit garbage atomized society. Sapsciety delenda est, I will live by the cold hard pure principled justice of syssitia. Widespace warmglue is just a poor substitute for absolute syssitia.)
Yup, but it’s the correct orientation for living in the world as it is 95% of the time. The unfortunate thing is, living correctly doesn’t produce much incentive to change the world into a better one for which the widespace is less adapted (i.e. producing antidysgenics or positive eugenics, rather than merely “supporting” either).