On fetishism in general

My overall thesis on fetishism, in general, is that a “fetish” is when a metaphor replaces the concept to which it refers. For example, the literary sense of being bound in chains is to have one’s free will reduced to practically nothing. So the literal meaning is that a person in chains cannot engage in moral actions which have real effects, and the metaphorical meaning is that a person can’t make any meaningful moral choices (fatalism). In a sexual context, this metaphor refers to the desire to be driven to infatuation by forces beyond one’s control (by fate, meeting one’s soulmate, etc.), and have no say in the matter. However, if this neural pathway is strengthened by association with sexual arousal (and particularly sexual release) and the original pathway is weakened by stress, disuse, or avoidance, then the metaphor can become the new sexual response pathway and it becomes a fetish proper (in this case, bondage fetishism).

The maladaptivity of fetishism (in general, not just in the sexual sense), and its tendency to spiral into extremes of perversion, is due to the divorce of form and function. Someone who takes Jesus’ admonition “Man shall not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” to mean that he should consume the Bible literally may sate his appetite in the short term, by filling his stomach. But his stomach will complain all the louder in the long term because it can’t digest cellulose into nutrients his body can use. If the original hunger-satisfying behaviors have deteriorated, and the only neural pathway left is the fetishized, Bible-eating one, then he will double down and eat even more paper the next time. And this vicious cycle will continue until it runs into some sort of external limitation imposed by reality (in this case, death).

To take another example, consider spandex fetishism.

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Tights, in the metaphorical sense, refer to idealism. This follows by analogy from clothing, which refers to symbolic pretensions. We immediately know a man is a king when we see his golden crown and magnificent robes, but if he is stripped of these representations we see he is a man as vulnerable as any other. A naked person is considered vulnerable because they can’t frame the appearance of their body to be something more desirable than it is, so in the metaphor a look at a person’s naked body is a look at their unadorned heart. And of course this would indicate vulnerability, because if people know the innermost convictions that drive our actions, they will exploit that inside knowledge to get what they want! A person’s only hope is to restrict this sort of access to people who want the best for them, i.e. loving, high-trust, high-investment relationships. This is why we developed the custom of hiding our “private” parts: it’s an assertion that our reproductive forms (functions) are sacred and don’t belong to any old schmoe in the public sphere.

Extending this understanding then, tights represent the form of nakedness without the function. A person in tights has the appearance of vulnerable transparency about what drives them, but in reality they are still presenting a simplified, coherent ideological belief system rather than the messy, complex, conflicted humanity underneath. Therefore, spandex itself is a metaphor for idealism in general (which is a fixation to begin with).

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10 Responses to On fetishism in general

  1. Aeoli Pera says:

    What part of “banned” do you not understand?

  2. Z says:

    Any thoughts on the Raniere cult and the women who subjected themselves to be sexually enslaved and branded?

    • Aeoli Pera says:

      Haven’t looked at it, but it doesn’t sound special. Is there anything weird going on with it? I suppose the branding is pretty extreme, but so is the degeneracy of modren American women so it’s believable that they’d be so far down the vicious spiral as that. If they go any further, we’ll start seeing stories of them casting the babies into furnaces as sacrifices to the one guy that can still arouse their love.

  3. bicebicebcie says:

    Normies can’t be entrusted with spandex, whatever generates a buzz at said point in time, pretty soon Batman will be throwing first borns into ovens just like in Egypt. But itz okay because he is paragon of virtue by virtue of wearing the magic pantalons thus he is always right.

    The only way to guide normies back into the church is to play on their “know-it-all” shitgliblibgrin-nerves and have them have orate up in heah(in church) on why certain passage contradict each other, roping them in forever by asking if anything in the bibble is aimed towards “recreating hell on earth” and why that always happen when people stop caring about hell at all other than maybe a reference in pop phenoma, such as “The Noble Superhero Batman (the babybugger) vs Dr. Donald “Don Doom” Dump; nuclear codes Saga part 1.

    Pretty soon the righteous will never leave their closets inside their tree stump houses. If you put a shitlib-normie in heaven he will go “HEH! You Fools! This is an absolute Monarchy where God rules forever! I’m going to Hell where their is free choice and democracy for free thinkers just like me! KEK!”

    I had a point to make but I got carried away, but I don’t think itz healthy to have Batman preach to me the 11th commandet of how I should clean my tween-crib-masterbedroom-namsayin room because I guy on the internet was accredited by others more so than himself of the miracle behind cleaning, which is for women anyways. Amen.

    • Aeoli Pera says:

      >The only way to guide normies back into the church is to play on their “know-it-all” shitgliblibgrin-nerves and have them have orate up in heah(in church) on why certain passage contradict each other, roping them in forever by asking if anything in the bibble is aimed towards “recreating hell on earth” and why that always happen when people stop caring about hell at all

      I don’t defend the Puritans just to be a contrarian, although it’s a plus.

      >Pretty soon the righteous will never leave their closets inside their tree stump houses.

      Believe me, I’m considering this much more seriously than I was a couple of months ago. People do NOT like being told they’re sinful by a low-status man.

      >I had a point to make but I got carried away, but I don’t think itz healthy to have Batman preach to me the 11th commandet of how I should clean my tween-crib-masterbedroom-namsayin room because I guy on the internet was accredited by others more so than himself of the miracle behind cleaning, which is for women anyways. Amen.

      Amen.

      • bicebicebcie says:

        Get a melon body-double pantomime and preach through him in public, a lowly thard is not allowed to speak the truth (in public) (which makes perfect sense if sapes are the creations of melons). But of course it hurts when its family involved but by defintion every ape is a distant relative and “For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.”

        Paid agitators are very real irl these last few years of the current year and they all look like straiught up trash-mensch, but whom do one contact to rent a dandy Melon for a day?!? Heck 30 minutes would be enough, maybe even five if we are going for viral clip. Portions, easily digested.

        Rings on the water and all that good shite. Surf the current year or bob along like a cork out of sheer resentment.

        • bicebicebcie says:

          Also, I think you should print out every page of your blog(what a demeaning word but that is the title of the current game,blog…) since 2012 and show it to your family. Just staple the pages together makes it look more official instead of “LOOK AT THIS INFOGRAPH ITS THE JEWS”, yeah you know what I mean.

          The other value is having people read older entries because it is all connected something which is lost in the blogformat, this also applies to chateu Autitsté and voxday, and especially Tex hehe, but in his case is magnetic “non-insanity-but-insanity-of-tellingitlikeitisinthisworld draws you in. Itz starts at the beginning, simplest way to word it, really.

          .https://media.giphy.com/media/4LRkCWLi2MKOc/giphy.gif

          • Aeoli Pera says:

            Heh, I could have an article featured on the front page of the NYT and they probably wouldn’t get past the second paragraph.

            It would be nice to get my shit together though. May begin doing this soon.

        • Aeoli Pera says:

          ^My spirit animal.

          >Get a melon body-double pantomime and preach through him in public, a lowly thard is not allowed to speak the truth (in public) (which makes perfect sense if sapes are the creations of melons).

          The troojoos like novelty, so I’m hoping they will be able to use this stuff after I’ve burned myself out.

          >But of course it hurts when its family involved but by defintion every ape is a distant relative and “For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.”

          I won’t admit this to them because showing weakness is the unforgivable sin, but it hurt a lot to learn what they’ve really thought of me all these years.

          >but whomst doth one contact to rent a dandy Melon for a day?!?

          FTFY. I’ll build a stage, maybe then they will come.

  4. Arakawa says:

    Unfortunately, there are far more sexual fetishes in the world than there are intellectual resources to explain them.

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