Monthly Archives: August 2018

What is Ego death?

Re: LK, what is Ego death? It’s when one of your most fundamental mental models fails, resulting in big consequences that can’t be ignored. Personally, I think it’s a bit optimistic to assume that the ending position of grieving is … Continue reading

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What happened in 2004?

I was teaching myself to use the GSS and came across an interesting contrast in trends of two sexual mores. There’s been a lot of discussion about the way morals and attitudes about sex are changing in this country. If … Continue reading

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Ego investment and real reliance

In truth, most people in the US want dissolution and/or secession on one level but not on the other. Their reasons can be categorized as being driven by one of the two basic emotional motors. Support for and opposition to … Continue reading

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Is less damage desirable, and if so why?

I may be committing an error, by unshared assumption, that anyone except me would even want a less violent civil war, all else being equal. In assuming this, I’m effectively arguing against the reproductive strategy of the majority of people, … Continue reading

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Psychological definition of the problem re: relatively nonviolent balkanization

Many states in the US (and countries in the EU) recognize it’s in their best interest to disassociate with the neoliberal empire, but it is foolish to be the first to secede when the empire still has the wherewithal to … Continue reading

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(“I told you so”) Generation Zyklon is not going to save you

I don’t harp on this point because it’s thrilling to demoralize our downtrodden youth, but because “as the dog returns to its vomit, so the conservative returns to his armchair”. As long as Gen X is expecting their children to … Continue reading

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Right vs. left, strengths and weaknesses

The Left’s saving grace, if any, is wisdom. They are degenerate, resentful, and impulsive, but smart. The Right is fractious, complacent, and gullible. Its saving grace, if any, is fidelity. Know yourself, know your enemy. See also: To read my … Continue reading

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