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PostSubject: Re: Psychology 101 Psychology 101 - Page 24 EmptyWed Jan 15, 2020 7:02 pm

It's easier to diagnose degenerates if you present them with symptoms they can independently perceive...in the world or themselves.
Otherwise, they recognize the description but then they project it upon the diagnostician, unable to comprehend how anyone can understand them who is not one of them.

Even in my thread Desperate Degenerates, I only offered an outline of a psychological type that is becoming the majority. It is, in fact, the majority.
What followed was a display of self-awareness, on a conscious and subconscious level.
They denied and ridiculed the very symptoms they recognized in themselves, self-volunteering themselves as examples that prove the thesis, as they denied it and pretended to laugh at it.

The same method can be used to expose autists, bipolar schizophrenics or any kind of psychotic.

Just as free-will exists on a subconscious level, that does not require conscious admittance, so too does this diagnosis of psychological types require only a description of behaviours and modes of thinking that the reader can recognize in himself/herself even if they cannot admit it.  
Their obsession accentuates the intimacy they feel towards what is being described theoretically.
accusing the diagnostician of suffering from the very ailment - or another - they recognize in themselves, is but a defensive reaction that identifies them.  

I did not invent this method. Psychotherapists have been using it for decades.
we can say that modern psychotherapy is based on the willingness of the patient to self-diagnose...not easy in cases of extreme self-deception.
Astrology, dream analysis, and many other forms of superstition are based no the same method.
Con-artists and the most effective liars use this method.

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Autism for me is a response.

It has something to do with the brain being a pattern seeking tool.

If it cannot perceive patterns it shuts down, it gives up on a visceral level and this is what autism is. It is a giving up on trying, on communication.

It seeks to find patterns elsewhere. In mathematics, in music, in video games even. Movies and such. In lore.

I've heard there was a time when you could blame parents for their inconsistent parenting methods but that no longer flies, especially if the parent is a single mother, the most heroic creature on the planet.

So now autism has to be an illness of a kind. It can't be what it is which is this shutting down in the face of overwhelming chaos brought on mostly by single mothers.

Women do not have to make any sense and so when she imposes herself on a young male mind that does it has no other option but to shut down. It can not flee, It cannot go anywhere, all it can do is give up. "Autism" then is a survival tool to survive a shitty mother.

And of course if he does manage to successfully navigate his mother then he becomes a "mansplainer". Which is somebody who has learned to over explain things so as to find fair treatment. To find consistency.
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Autism for me is a response.

It has something to do with the brain being a pattern seeking tool.

If it cannot perceive patterns it shuts down, it gives up on a visceral level and this is what autism is. It is a giving up on trying, on communication.

It seeks to find patterns elsewhere. In mathematics, in music, in video games even. Movies and such. In lore.

I've heard there was a time when you could blame parents for their inconsistent parenting methods but that no longer flies, especially if the parent is a single mother, the most heroic creature on the planet.

So now autism has to be an illness of a kind. It can't be what it is which is this shutting down in the face of overwhelming chaos brought on mostly by single mothers.

Women do not have to make any sense and so when she imposes herself on a young male mind that does it has no other option but to shut down. It can not flee, It cannot go anywhere, all it can do is give up. "Autism" then is a survival tool to survive a shitty mother.

And of course if he does manage to successfully navigate his mother then he becomes a "mansplainer". Which is somebody who has learned to over explain things so as to find fair treatment. To find consistency.
Yes, pattern recognition.
Women project to sympathise, convincing themselves that other is merely themselves in different circumstances. All are the same, only differing in the circumstances they find themselves in. This is the basis of Liberalism. It's feminine - Feminization of Mankind. All si a social construct, comes down to this feminine assumption.
Children also think the same, before some, mostly males, advance beyond this stage as part of their 'thinking outside the box' specialization.

Unable to project self, into other, and become trapped in sympathy, the mind, mostly male, seeks a compensating alternative in perceiving  apparent details. They focus on the apparent, which makes them prone to settle for the official narrative or the obvious.
Advanced females can sense a motive, but are unable to pinpoint how or what.
They simply intuitively sense it...and this is enough for their needs.  
A male has to have more,. He needs to understand and rationalize it, because this is a necessary step towards going beyond it, or overcoming it, as a way of outperforming the other.
Autists are unable to go beyond, so their analysis remains on the apparent, the obvious....and so it is mostly a male dysfunction. unable to project beyond the apparent and the sympathetic/antipathetic feminine level, they remain on the superficial. the obvious.....  
In social situations everything is clear, and obvious....based on their perception of derails.
They cannot think outside, or beyond, this level. All are exactly who they claim to be. Al;l is exactly what it appears to be. Everything happens according to rules and order....all is based on order.
Nothing can ever be outside this paradigm. It simply does not register.
So, a theory is exactly what it professes to be. It works exactly as it is written.

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PostSubject: Re: Psychology 101 Psychology 101 - Page 24 EmptyThu Jan 16, 2020 12:15 pm

Thanks absurdity, that was really well said. Living in a very matriarchal society, it feels like most current institutions have females in charge, exercising poor judgement. They can't understand urgency if you are not being hysterical.
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PostSubject: Re: Psychology 101 Psychology 101 - Page 24 EmptyFri Jan 17, 2020 10:34 am

Revenge and idealism.

The ideal is not simply about an absolute symbol of a representation of reality, but of one's own degree of self related to the degree of power the ideal represents. It is about the trust that one invests into the belief of something higher than themselves; a trust only they themselves risk, unwittingly in most cases. An expenditure of ones trust carries with it a weakness that gives it its value. In other words, one must submit themselves over to the mercy of that which will determine the value of thier own identity, a measure of weakness seeking a determination of strength; validation. However natural this process is, it can be corrupted by the pecadillo to believe in the ideal itself, and forget that it is only a representation of self and reality, and that only the path towards the ideal is what matters; the becoming towards being, the cycle of energies.

The base and degenerate spirit wants only the primary goal, without the ramifications of its attaining. Only the promise of salvation or comfort. Only the feeling of safety from its allusion to immutability. But when nature asserts itself and produces conflict, which reduces this ideal down to the appearance it was based on, then not only is the ideal lost, but a part of onself in the process as well. This can lead the individual to a break with the part of himself the ideal represented and seek retribution by tearing it down; in effect, rebuilding the part of himself which was lost. This reconstruction then exposes other aspects of their nature that come to surface. Aspects which were strapped down by the idealism. Now they are freed and boil over and assert themselves in grotesque form no less. This was their true form, their true nature hidden beneath the abstract surface. Surpressed energies which have now become toxic because they were never cultivated or disciplined.

Most want only what is at the end of rhe path, not to walk it, or to understand that the path (motion, change, war) is all there is and the end is only an orientation pull of existence to thrive or perish. Everyone wishes to thrive, none wish to perish. Everyone wants the pleasures of life. No one wants the acceptance of death. The desire for the struggle in this context, is only the desire, never what it produces as its cost.
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Man inherits the automatic, impulsive, behaviour he attributes to what has been determined in the past. He inherits the accumulated choices of his ancestors as subconscious judgements he need not be aware of.
Lucid judgements are the product of his experiences, from birth until death - these he recognizes as his own - ego. But the first are more powerful when he hasn't understood nor accepted himself - Know Thyself. They subconsciously overwhelm his consciousness, and if he remains antithetical to them they produce neurosis, expressed sexually or in dreams.

The first are of the body (phenomenon), the second of the mind (noumenon, i.e., tangible, physical, apparent, versus theoretical, ideological.
This is why Nihilism attempts to negate the physical - body - the tangible, and the determined past.
It's the very ideological essence of denying race and sex or appearance.

Language is at the very centre of this conflict - it is the neurological synthesis of mind/body, that attempts to de-synthesize, detach, body from mind - "free" mind from the body - liberate identity from presence, as manifestation of past, releasing it to become whatever it chooses.

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This is the most effective way to communicate with the modern generations, old and young, and deal with their low awareness. You must speak to them as a child. The average respond to communication like this because it sidesteps anything actually worth thinking about, but returns them back to a beginning point, like relearning how to walk or speak.

This is a form of expression and communication most enjoy because it appeals to their feelings while gently suggesting productive thinking processes. Moderns don't want more than they can handle at a time; it has to be comfortable and placating.
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I've met people who take seriously these kind of psychology for the dummies videos, and now I am a little closer understanding why, thanks. It's quite shocking how some people can be "mature" and "independent" in their daily lives, who are considered as a mature person by others (they can handle their job, and function in worklife), but they have mind of a child.
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Now we know why movies coming out of Hollywood, have been dumber and dumber.
Feminization of mankind, is a regression to a child-like state.

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The same manner there may be a painful trauma, there may be a pleasurable trauma.
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The chaos of the feminine is seductive; one can learn to what degree the male finds comfort in it by how his civil fortitude breaks under its spell, especially after a life of devotion to temperance. To what measure of intensity, does he give himself over to it, not in madness, but in fact, by a rationale surrender finding a sense of identity.
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Females are agencies of nature, and nature is chaos/order.
She is also organism, attracted to order, or anyone creating or providing it, such as males.
Intuitively she knows men have the capacity to be like children, constructing ideological utopias, and order they declare as absolute and final.
She is seduced, governed by her reproductive role, and then gets over the intoxication, and laughs at male idealism, knowing intuitively, that all order is ephemeral and imperfect.

Her body's judgements - choices - is what she consults, before she attempts to justify them with her mind.
Mind = god.
It's is the male's god-like mental constructs she finds appealing and mysterious, just as for a male it is a female's physical intuitive wisdom - her chaos within the order - which he finds mysterious and frustrating.

As an identity woman is body/mind, or unconscious genetic impulse - past made present - seeking a mind, a conciousness, an ideology, to serve, as a means to its own end.
Man is presence, ego, reasoning, attempting to control and to order the fluctuating real - presence projecting into future as ideal - seeking in nature a means to his end.

A philosopher must be a combination of the two, with the latter dominating - otherwise he becomes a shamanistic, priestly figure, and not a philosopher.

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Reducing desires to needs, creates the culture of "pragmatic choices". The more options one has, the more the illusion of control they feel. This then turns into a sense of social power over others, given the leverage one can use against another, based on the quantity of knowledge they have in their heads that they can recite and reference. Moderns do this constantly. Their minds always reaching out for a reference to use as positional authority, and also as a selling point to their own "unique" personality. Generations of programming identities into empty psychological husks.
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Will can be enslaved by directing and containing its choices within a selecte group of options.
Manufacturing consent, and manufacturing desires.

Trivial choices distracting from those that truly matter.

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The narcissist and the insecure. One acts as the magnetic pole drawing the other to it. The weak wishes to attach itself to what is strong, and if it cannot than it will crusade to destroy it; destruction is always the final solution for an inferior spirit. Which is why some of these stalkers will kill themselves after they have killed thier victim, from some stories I've learned about.

But both spirits are degenerate. Both lack an identity. Both are internally void and require validation and praise that they cannot give themselves and must get it from others. Deficient forms of strength attracting similar forms of weakness.
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Estrogen/testosterone levels determine the extremes of autistic/empathic dispositions.
Narcissism & Schizophrenia would take different forms, accordingly.

Autists are abstract model obsessed and are unable to read people - low empathy/ females are the opposite. This makes them vulnerable to literal emotional cures, because they canto pick-up the subtleties of human intercourse exchanging constant cues.
Empaths are prone to becoming overly sensitive to the slightest of cues - blowing them out of proportion - and are unable to build abstract mental models.

A balance is essential, with the male/female dominating, in agreement with the individual's biology.
This si crucial in developing a philosophical disposition, since the philosopher must be a perfect synthesis of scientist/artist, alluding to the male/female disposition.
Apollo/Dionysus, with Apollo in the dominant position, that does not deny Dionysus his role - male/female balance wit the masculine dominating.

Hormonal imbalances, during gestation, ro die to some traumatic experience, may produce imbalances.

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McGilchrist, Iain wrote:
CONTEXT VERSUS ABSTRACTION
For the same reason that the right hemisphere sees things as a whole, before they have been digested into parts, it also sees each thing in its context, as standing in a qualifying relationship with all that surrounds it, rather than taking it as a single isolated entity. Its awareness of the world is anything but abstract.
Anything that requires indirect interpretation, which is not explicit or literal, that in other words requires contextual understanding, depends on the right frontal lobe for its meaning to be conveyed or received. The right hemisphere understands from indirect contextual clues, not only from explicit statement, whereas the left hemisphere will identify by labels rather than context (e.g. identifies that it must be winter because it is ‘January’, not by looking at the trees).
This difference is particularly important when it comes to what the two hemispheres contribute to language. The right hemisphere takes whatever is said within its entire context. It is specialised in pragmatics, the art of contextual understanding of meaning, and in using metaphor. It is the right hemisphere which processes the non-literal aspects of language, of which more later. This is why the left hemisphere is not good at understanding the higher level meaning of utterances such as ‘it's a bit hot in here today’ (while the right hemisphere understands ‘please open a window’, the left hemisphere assumes this is just helpful supply of meteorological data). It is also why the right hemisphere underpins the appreciation of humour, since humour depends vitally on being able to understand the context of what is said and done, and how context changes it. Subjects with right brain damage, like subjects with schizophrenia, who in many respects resemble them, cannot understand implied meaning, and tend to take conversational remarks literally.
The left hemisphere, because its thinking is decontextualised, tends towards a slavish following of the internal logic of the situation, even if this is in contravention of everything experience tells us. This can be a strength, for example in philosophy, when it gets us beyond intuition, although it could also be seen as the disease for which philosophy itself must be the cure; but it is a weakness when it permits too ready a capitulation to theory. The left hemisphere is the hemisphere of abstraction, which, as the word itself tells us, is the process of wresting things from their context. This, and its related capacity to categorise things once they have been abstracted, are the foundations of its intellectual power. A patient with left-hemisphere damage described by Hécaen and de Ajuriaguerra, therefore relying on his right hemisphere only, on being asked to copy a model using pieces of wood ‘as if compelled by some bizarre force to place the pieces of wood on top of the model that we were intending him to copy, rather than to one side’. This was thought to signify ‘a problem with the ability to produce an abstract representation from a concrete model’.
The left hemisphere can only re-present; but the right hemisphere, for its part, can only give again what ‘presences’. This is close to the core of what differentiates the hemispheres. Hughlings Jackson, in many respects the father of modern neuropsychiatry, whose acute observations of patients with brain injury and epilepsy make him still a rich source of insight into hemisphere differences, intuited this as far back as the First World War. A patient of his had lost the power of expression in speech, but retained some automatic understanding of the names of objects, which Jackson presumed to be mediated by his right hemisphere. Although he could instantly pick up a brick on command, according to Jackson he could have no ‘memory’ of the word brick:
I do not believe that the man who cannot say (nor write) the word brick can be said to have a ‘memory’ of it (be conscious of the word itself). He has no consciousness of it, but of the thing it is a symbol of – a very different thing.
Abstraction is necessary if the left hemisphere is to re-present the world. The left hemisphere operates an abstract visual-form system, storing information that remains relatively invariant across specific instances, producing abstracted types or classes of things; whereas the right hemisphere is aware of and remembers what it is that distinguishes specific instances of a type, one from another.
The right hemisphere deals preferentially with actually existing things, as they are encountered in the real world. Because its language roots things in the context of the world, it is concerned with the relations between things. Thus the right hemisphere does have a vocabulary: it certainly has a lexicon of concrete nouns and imageable words which it shares with the left hemisphere; but, more than that, perceptual links between words are made primarily by the right hemisphere.143
In general abstract concepts and words, along with complex syntax, are left-hemisphere-dependent. But, once again, the right hemisphere's language inferiority depends to a significant degree on positive inhibition by the left hemisphere. If the left hemisphere is sufficiently distracted, or incapacitated, the right hemisphere turns out to have a more extensive vocabulary, including long, unusual and nonimageable words.
The contextual versus abstract distinction is illustrated by the different use of symbols by each hemisphere. In one sense of the word, a symbol such as the rose is the focus or centre of an endless network of connotations which ramify through our physical and mental, personal and cultural, experience in life, literature and art: the strength of the symbol is in direct proportion to the power it has to convey an array of implicit meanings, which need to remain implicit to be powerful. In this it is like a joke that has several layers of meaning – explaining them destroys its power. The other sort of symbol could be exemplified by the red traffic light: its power lies in its use, and its use depends on a 1:1 mapping of the command ‘stop’ onto the colour red, which precludes ambiguity and has to be explicit. This sort of symbolic function is in the realm of the left hemisphere, while the first type belongs to the realm of the right.
In fact a particularly important difference lies in the right hemisphere's capacity to understand metaphor, which I will discuss in the next chapter. The right temporal region appears to be essential for the integration of two seemingly unrelated concepts into a meaningful metaphoric expression.
Fascinatingly, however, clichéd metaphorical or non-literal expressions are dealt with in the left hemisphere: for such an expression, it is seeing the literal meaning of the hackneyed phrase that refreshes it, that requires insight (a bit like seeing a joke), and therefore in this case the non-salient (unfamiliar, because non-clichéd) meaning gets to be processed in the right hemisphere.

[The Master and His Emissary – The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World]

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McGilchrist, Iain wrote:
INDIVIDUALS VERSUS CATEGORIES

At the same time it is the right hemisphere that has the capacity to distinguish specific examples within a category, rather than categories alone: it stores details to distinguish specific instances.
The right hemisphere presents individual, unique instances of things and individual, familiar, objects, where the left hemisphere re-presents categories of things, and generic, non-specific objects. In keeping with this, the right hemisphere uses unique referents, where the left hemisphere uses nonunique referents. It is with the right hemisphere that we distinguish individuals of all kinds, places as well as faces. In fact it is precisely its capacity for holistic processing that enables the right hemisphere to recognise individuals. Individuals are, after all, Gestalt wholes: that face, that voice, that gait, that sheer ‘quiddity’ of the person or thing, defying analysis into parts.
Where the left hemisphere is more concerned with abstract categories and types, the right hemisphere is more concerned with the uniqueness and individuality of each existing thing or being.
The right hemisphere's role as what Ramachandran has described as the ‘anomaly detector’ might in fact be seen rather as an aspect of its preference for things as they actually exist (which are never entirely static or congruent – always changing, never the same) over abstract representation, in which things are made to be fixed and equivalent, types rather than individuals.
The right hemisphere is concerned with finer discriminations between things, whether living or nonliving. Indeed the cerebral principles of categorisation take this into account in a remarkable way.
What is general and what is specific are, after all, relative. Thus characterising an object as a car, or a piece of fruit, is general; but as to what variety of fruit (pear), or in particular which kind of pear (comice), or what make of car (Citroën), particularly which model of Citroën (2CV), the matter is more specific. As the more ‘subordinate’ categories become more individuated they are recognised by the right hemisphere, whereas the left hemisphere concerns itself with the more general, ‘superordinate’ categories. In keeping with this, despite the well-known right-hemisphere advantage in dealing with the visuospatial, the left hemisphere is superior at identifying simple shapes and figures, which are easily categorised, whereas complex figures, being less typical, more individual, are better processed by the right hemisphere.
In general, then, the left hemisphere's tendency is to classify, where the right hemisphere's is to identify individuals. But of course both hemispheres are involved in recognition according to the grouping of experience – how could it be otherwise? Each hemisphere must be able to make sense of reality by revealing a shape to what otherwise would be an amorphous mass of impressions. But how they do this in practice differs in vital respects which have a direct impact on the nature of the world that each brings into being. The right hemisphere's version is more global and holistic, based on the recognition of similarity with an ideal exemplar, and on where this is positioned in the context of other examples, whereas the left hemisphere identifies single features that would place the object in a certain category in the abstract. As a result, where the left hemisphere utilises abstract categories, the right hemisphere operates more effectively using specific exemplars.159 Functional imaging of the brain shows that the left hemisphere takes a ‘God's eye’, or invariant view, in its representation of objects, where the right hemisphere uses stored ‘real world’ views in order to group experience.
The systematic categorising process of the left hemisphere can sometimes begin to have a life of its own. I have mentioned that networks of dopaminergic neurones are more widely distributed in the left hemisphere than the right. Excess dopaminergic transmission, which occurs in, for example, amphetamine abuse and in high-dose treatment with anti-Parkinsonian drugs, can mimic aspects of schizophrenia because it tends to favour the left hemisphere over the right. In such circumstances, a sort of freewheeling need to collect and categorise, coupled with the left hemisphere's over-riding concern with getting and making, is sometimes seen, known as ‘punding’ – the mechanical and repetitive assembling and disassembling of machines, collecting and categorising of inanimate objects, such as torches, TVs, stones, boxes, and so on.
The passion for collecting and organising is seen in other conditions, of course, including Asperger's syndrome, which also shows right-hemisphere deficits.
Don't think, though, that this categorising drive has a life of its own only in people who we regard as ill. It's at work all the time in all of us. As Henry Maudsley put it:
Maudsley, Henry wrote:
we have a sufficiently strong propensity not only to make divisions in knowledge where there are none in nature, and then to impose the divisions on nature, making the reality thus conformable to the idea, but to go further, and to convert the generalisations made from observation into positive entities, permitting for the future these artificial creations to tyrannise over the understanding.

[The Master and His Emissary – The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World]

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That's a good term "Hatchling" to describe those people who don't know or don't want to know anything @02:04:00 I've come across people like that all the time
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What I like about Dutton is that he deals with a variety of subjects in a very rational way, form an evolutionary psychology, perspective - one of my passions.



>>>Ontological Idealism appears to be a by-product of the brain dominating the body - physical - and immersing itself in itself.
The external world is both uncertain and unyielding to the will and to man's understanding, so the mind prefers to replace an external mind with itself as 'creator'.
As I noted, nihilism, whatever form it takes, is rooted in a defensiveness necessitated by the emergence and increase of self-awareness.
An individual awakens to itself, compared to other - or to self as another among many others - this third-person perspective - i.e., objectivity - exposes him to himself as compared to other. A traumatic experience, if objectivity is sophisticated enough.
Nihilism provides a defensive projection attempting to cope with this awareness that may be ignored - forgotten - but cannot be erased, once experienced. It lingers in the subconscious.
This ontological idealism is a way of coping with the sense of powerlessness, and a method of justifying the fleeing of the mind within itself. If all is a creation of the mind - if world is a human construct - then living in your mind is rational, and empowering.
Th idea becomes a tool to build a alternate reality - a shared methodology. If successful previous a priori evolved mechanisms can be, theoretically, replaced, bringing about the emergence of a 'New world Order'.
An inter-subjective ideological project, manufacturing an alternate reality form the one natural selection has imposed upon us - here 'nature' replaces the idea of 'god' - viz. Spinoza.

>>>"Civilizational Collapse" is a recurring theme in these videos - probably due to the audience Dutton attracts.
A sense of foreboding produced on a subconscious level by subtle environmental conditions - socio-economic effects.
An empire's collapse is experienced as the collapse of a world, because it is the decline of a world-order based no specific ideals and values - in this case the American Empire was based on Judeo-Christian psychology - Jewish-Puritan, more specifically - cultivated over centuries of social engineering - 2020 years, approximately.
Any decline will have psychosomatic effects on a subconscious level, at first.
We can only imagine the psychological effects the decline of the Roman world had on the masses that were born and raised within its dominion - subsequently replaced by the Judeo-Christian world view,. through Byzantine and the Holy Roman Empire.
Though some of the semiology was preserved - assimilating it into a new world-view - the old values were no longer applicable.
Of course, in Europe, this took centuries, and much bloodshed. See[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and the massacre of 'pagan infidels' by the then nascent Christian church.
it was not an easy transition, to say the least.  
I suspect the same process will be repeated in the not too distant future, as the old world-order, i.e., Americanism, is gradually replaced by a new emerging world-view.
America, itself, is a contrast of spiritual nihilism and Roman imagery. I believe this will be a rule, as America declines and the Abrahamic spiritualism that brought us Marxism and post-modernism, wanes.
The imagery of Americana - i.e., Americanism - will linger and integrated into the new Empire's imagery; as the spirit of the new takes over esoterically, externally the same symbols will remain, giving the impression of consistency.

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>>>Considering the conspiracy about the Pope, I can only say that man is a quintessentially conspiratorial species.
That he's invented a set of checks and balances to deter this only accentuates the fact that man will always try to break the rules he, himself establishes or the rules he finds, called natural order.
Laws of Nature and Laws of Logic were established by men - the first to represent man's understanding of natural order - rules governing patterns - and the second to disciple the mind's god-like ability to ignore natural order and to think and synthesize self-contradictory concepts, or concepts that contradict and usurps natural order, replacing it with man-made order: ideology contra realism.
Psychologically speaking, the paranoid personality - feminine - tends towards belief in unwarranted conspiracies, whereas the autistic mind tends to believe in theoretical purity - masculine naivete. Two extremes.
Although no system has ever worked as it was intended to, in its theory, we can say that all systems attempt to pragmatically replicate the theory and accomplish it to varying degrees of success which fluctuates due to cultural circumstances - at their peak they come closest to the ideal, and when they decline they veer away from it in practice.  
We can say that the Catholic Church is no different. At its height it was closest to its Catholic Christian ideology, but as it declined it was infected by corruptive components, such as homosexuality, that begin to dominate its inner workings, while maintaining the façade of stable continuity.
Democracy, when it was first established in Athens, due to social pressures - a concessions to Timocratic success - was the closest to the ideal the Democratic system ever reached. Since then the multiple reincarnations have tended to try to replicate it, with varying degrees of success, which, over time, deteriorate, retaining the external semblance of democracy while practising some form of elitism and authoritarianism.
Sophisticated Modern Democracies have evolved the ability to offer the illusion of individual freedoms while manufacturing authoritarian consent using psychological methods.
As an example we can use the U.S.....which can provide a multiplicity of product and services options to its population while only offering two political options - both of which, until recently, were the same. except for matters of taxation and morals.

>>>Females have evolved an innate ability to perceive pretence because their reproductive success depends on it. They all it 'female intuition' but it is the perception of dissonance in tone, volume of voice, or contradiction between body/mind, expressed through language and body movements. All subtle so that the mind cannot perceive what it is using to evaluate the other's honesty, or genuine essence.
Women can perceive the dissonance of meme versus gene, but are unable to justify and rationalize their judgements, so they use mystifying explanations, such as astrology, chemistry, a feeling, a sensation, magic...etc.
To a large degree this so called 'feminine mystique' is based on this feminine inability to rationalize their own behaviours and their own choices - they are, in many ways, a mystery to themselves, resisting all attempts to demystify them. This is also the source of their victim psychology', and what has been described as an absence of integrity and responsibility.
Echoed in modern feminization which also wants to remain "innocent" of its own fate.

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Good talk.

I think the dystopian mentality also derives from the modern spiritual discontent with the degenerate culture of its time. When culture declines and human degradation become rampant, art and symbols take on the imagery of fatalism and death.

The ‘zombie apocalypse’ is the popular example, and there is a reason why moderns love it. The theme that mankind has nothing more to offer other than his inevitable metamorphose into a virus which spreads among his own fellow man and destroys himself through his own nature as a human being, consuming itself from its own self-destructive decadence. When his nature is destroyed, he becomes destruction; the ‘Zombie’ directs its rage and sickness towards other humans, of his own race, not of nature, i.e. the sickness of multiculturalism as they point out. The Renaissance was a revival of human quality from the ravages of the black death, a rejoice of it, in darkness; now we have an age where the isolation of the self into niches of existence squanders and prevents any forms of resistance against the angst of emptiness or mortality and so instead of using it as a drive to overcome, it is nurtured and glorified.

Post-modernism is its ethos. The end point of thinking and reason. The logical conclusion to human nihilism turning on itself.
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Dutton is great, but Michael can be a bit exhausting, in a way that he only answers to questions based on studies and when he says his own opinions I don't agree with him often, he lacks life experience. They should have more quests.
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If beta males reject him, what does that make his followers?
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McGilchrist, Iain wrote:
This is known as asomatognosia, and it often follows right-hemisphere stroke. A lack of capacity to recognise parts of the embodied self is always associated with right-hemisphere damage, never with left-hemisphere damage.339 The phenomenon can be replicated by selectively anaesthetising the
right hemisphere.
It can also give rise to the belief that the affected part is under alien control. A patient described by Lhermitte showed no concern and was positively euphoric, despite being paralysed down his left side: ‘it seemed as if the entire left-hand side of his body had disappeared from his consciousness and from his psychic life’. Three days later, however, this patient reports that from time to time an alien hand, which disturbs and annoys him, comes and places itself on his chest: he says ‘this hand presses on my tummy and chokes me’. ‘This hand bothers
me’, he says again, ‘it doesn't belong to me, and I'm afraid it might thump me.’

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McGilchrist suggests that the right-hemisphere is what produces the conception of a 'whole self'...
Now notice in this next insight how he connects it to materialism and hedonism....

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Interestingly, when there is right hemisphere damage, there appears to be a removal of the normal integration of self with body: the body is reduced to a compendium of drives that are no longer integrated with the personality of the body's ‘owner’. This can result in a morbid and excessive appetite for sex or food, which is out of keeping with the nature of the individual involved.

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Dissociation of mind from body could correlate to a socialized emphasis on left-hemisphere functions, at the expense of the right-hemisphere.
A loss of the sense of self, ideologically, will be overcompensated with increased physical appetites.
Detaching mind from body, in the context of identity, increases materialism and hedonism.

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McGilchrist, Iain wrote:
More than this, the right and left hemispheres see the body in different ways. The right hemisphere, as one can tell from the fascinating changes that occur after unilateral brain damage, is responsible for our sense of the body as something we ‘live’, something that is part of our identity, and which is, if I can put it that way, the phase of intersection between our selves and the world at large. For the left hemisphere, by contrast, the body is something from which we are relatively detached, a thing in the world, like other things (en soi, rather than pour soi, to use Sartre's terms), devitalised, a ‘corpse’.
As Gabriel Marcel puts it, it is sometimes as if I am my body, sometimes as if I have a body. Some languages, such as German, see the body in these two senses as so distinct that they have different words for them: Leib for the first, Körper for the second. Incidentally the German word Körper, related to the English ‘corpse’, came into the language through medicine and theology (the body there being the element left when the soul departed); the word Leib, related to leben/lebendig (English ‘live/alive’) referred to the ‘bodies’ that survived a battle – those who were not Körper. In fact even more striking is that the Greek word which subsequently came to indicate the body considered separately from the person, so-ma, is never used in Homer to refer to the living body, only to a corpse.

[The Master and His Emissary – The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World]

Evidently this philosophical, and ideological relationship of mind with its own body, is rooted in psychology.
Nihilism promotes and entrenches the individual's desire to identify with the mind - especially the lucid part - ego - and to dismiss the body as illusory or of secondary and minimal, importance, when, in fact, the opposite is true.
Anti-race, anti-sex, arguments begin by establishing the source of these distinctions in the mind's constructs - externalized as society or culture - body, for the modern, is art, and like all art it is an expression of the mind's understanding and awareness, i.e., its creation.
A kind of animated 'corpse' - depicted in movies as zombies - where the spirit, the mind, has departed its enclosure.
Insatiable appetites seems to be an ironic, and logical, over-compensating consequence. Body - soma, dismissed as irrelevant,, nevertheless, imposes itself upon the mind as a sense of insatiable need, mistaken for desire.
According to McGilchrist, this is a consequence of the brain's divided specializations - which,. as he explains - are not absolute but shared, i.e., each hemisphere specializing in specific tasks which are not exclusive to it.
The dissatisfaction of mind from body offers two advantages: 1-it associates with the more independent from natural order mind, which can theoretically and fantastically, synthesize and construct at will, and 2-it satisfies the nihilistic defensiveness that wishes to find escape from its relationship with otherness, by the emergence of self-awareness. Mind is conspicuous, whereas body, no matter how well you drape it and camouflage it, remains inconspicuous - accessible to prying eyes that can compare and contrast independently, offering their judgements to the conscious mind through language.
McGilchrist offers us a psychological explanation for post-modernism and nihilism’s corruptive use of language; he also gives as an explanation for why such mind/body dissonance produces materialism and hedonism.

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McGilchrist, Iain wrote:
Emotion is inseparable from the body in which it is felt, and emotion is also the basis for our engagement with the world. Social understanding in the sense of empathic connection, as well as understanding how others feel, what they mean not only by what they say in context, as we have seen, but by their facial expressions, their ‘body language’ and tone of voice – all this is made possible by the right hemisphere.
In keeping with its capacity for emotion, and its predisposition to understand mental experience within the context of the body, rather than abstracting it, the right hemisphere is deeply connected to the self as embodied. Although each side of the brain has both motor and sensory connections with the opposite side of the body, we know that the left hemisphere carries an image only of the contralateral (right) side of the body – when the right hemisphere is incapacitated, the left part of the individual's body virtually ceases to exist for that person. It is only the right parietal lobe that has a whole body image. Importantly this body image is not just a picture. It is not a representation (as it would be if it were in the left hemisphere), or just the sum of our bodily perceptions, or something imagined, but a living image, intimately linked to activity in the world – an essentially affective experience. Which is why disturbances in it lead to profoundly disturbing illnesses, such as body dysmorphia and anorexia nervosa.
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EMOTIONAL EXPRESSIVITY
As well as emotional recognition, the right hemisphere plays a vital role in emotional expression, via the face or the prosody of the voice. The right frontal lobe is of critical importance for emotional expression of virtually every kind through the face and body posture. The one exception to the right hemisphere superiority for the expression of emotion is anger. Anger is robustly connected with left frontal activation. Aggression is motivating and dopamine plays a crucial role in the rewards it offers.
Autistic children, who cannot understand social language, irony and metaphor, and lack capacity for empathy – all mediated by the right frontal region – lack prosodic skill, the ability to convey meaning and feeling through intonation and inflection of the voice.
It is the right hemisphere that mediates spontaneous facial expressions in reaction to humour or other emotions, including smiling and laughter. It is also the right hemisphere that is responsible for the peculiarly human ability to express sadness through tears.
The left half of the face (or ‘hemiface’), which is controlled by the right hemisphere, is more involved in emotional expression. Emotions are also more strongly perceived when expressed by the left hemiface: and, intriguingly, the left hemiface is also larger than the right in right-handers.
Although facial expression of emotion is a human universal, there are, inevitably, differences in facial expression across cultures; and because of the very fact that the left hemiface displays more complex emotional information, being able to convey mixed feelings, it seems that it may be easier in crosscultural situations for people to read the relatively simple information conveyed by the right hemiface.
This specialisation of the right hemisphere for emotion is a process which begins in pre-human species: chimpanzees and some other non-human primates show, just as we do, right-hemisphere specialisation for facial expression of emotions.
The right hemisphere's affinity for both the perception and expression of emotion appears to be confirmed by the strong universal tendency to cradle infants with their faces to the left, so that they fall within the principal domain of attention of the adult's right hemisphere, and they are exposed to the adult's own more emotionally expressive left hemiface. This preference is known to go back at least 2,000–4,000 years, and even left-handed mothers display the leftward cradling bias. In fact even chimpanzees and gorillas show the same leftward bias for cradling their infants.

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