Spotting central conceits: R (individualistic hypocrisy) vs. k (ethnocentric hypocrisy), spiteful mutants

Good catch by iSteve:

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Appealing to contradictory attitudes like this indicates either disingenuousness or, more often among NE Europeans, the presence of an underlying central conceit. A good colloquialism for tagging this behavior as you notice it is “playing both sides,” “playing multiple sides,” or “playing all sides.” So when you see one of those spring break kids saying “I’m gonna live life to the fullest while I can, and if I die from Coronavirus it doesn’t matter because life isn’t worth living” then you can think to yourself “Aha, they’re playing both sides.”

In the case of R-selected people, the likely culprit is the conceit that their phenotype must politically resist any social expectation to exert effortful control over their own behavior, which sets the expectation on other people not to do this. Social expectations produce k-selection so R-selected people must sabotage them by creating the social expectation that social expectations are wrong.

In the case of ethnocentric hypocrisy, you’re going to see people flip-flopping based more on identity:

Whites form group: [Tactical nihilism mode engaged] “White people can’t exist because race is impossible to identify.”

White commits crime: [Gibs mode engages pattern-matching] “White people exist and are a menace. You must make the same number of bricks, and now collect your own straw!”

Blacks form group: [Gibs mode engages pattern-matching] “Black people have a moral duty to bargain collectively because no amount of reparations can ever repay what they lost in the Holocaust…I mean slavery!”

Black commits crime: [Tactical nihilism mode engaged] “You can’t know anything about this situation or draw patterns from it if you did.”

Jews form group: [Gibs mode engages pattern-matching] “CHOSEN BY GOD TO RULE AHAHAHAHA”

Jew commits crime: [Tactical nihilism mode engaged] “Nothing to see here goy. Oy vey, kill the feed, shut it down, SHUT IT ALL DOWN!”

Spiteful mutants, on the other hand, are very consistent:

White kid gets molested: “Good! Childhood sexualization is healthy!”

Black kid gets molested: “Good! Childhood sexualization is healthy!”

Jewish kid gets molested: “Good! Childhood sexualization is healthy!”

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3 Responses to Spotting central conceits: R (individualistic hypocrisy) vs. k (ethnocentric hypocrisy), spiteful mutants

  1. William Owlson says:

    First part good, second part bad. Title amazing!

    • Aeoli Pera says:

      Heh. Where’s the dividing line between good stuff and bad stuff on this post?

    • William Owlson says:

      I enjoyed the r and K selection ideas but when it moved to race, it failed to be specific enough or capture the details of how race impacts the politicization of the many.

      Overall, sentiments are clear and good but something did not sit well with me about the ending.

      Reading it again though, it had some consistency and good writing and management of ideas, so this might be very good work in the public’s eye but I didn’t completely agree with you on it so it might be one thing relying on too much political conflict.

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