Ebola and Gays

It’s politically incorrect to point it out, but AIDS was a sexually transmitted disease from Africa which, once it made it into the gay population, spread like wildfire. Given this, I wonder if Ebola can be transmitted via semen prior to symptom presentation. If so, a gay guy from Africa, landing in SF, could have a week or two (or three) to spread it around, and each contact would then get their own week or two (or three). Yowza.

Without a travel ban, I’d say the gay community is teetering on the edge of annihilation, and not just politically, though politically too. Let Ebola catch on there, and it will undo nearly every gain they’ve made in the last five decades, because at it’s heart, homophobia is really just a deeply imbued disgust reflex that has only been knocked back by an extended period of reduced risk of injury or death from illness.

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Amygdalae in the News

A National Review Article by Victor Davis Hansen

Relevant part of the article: “At the end of the 18th century, there were two great Western revolutions — the American and the French. Americans opted for the freedom of the individual, and divinely endowed absolute rights and values. A quite different French version sought equality of result… They ended up not with a Bill of Rights and separation of powers, but instead with mass executions and Napoleonic tyranny.”

One psychology pines for the K-selected model of freedom and competition that arises under limited resource availability because that is what they are designed for – but they will tolerate the r-selected model as long as the costs are minimal. The other psychology pines for the conditions of r-selection – and is so terrified of the K-selected model that it will do anything to avoid it. r/K is everything, and viewing history through that lens can change your entire perspective.

A Real Life Example of Amygdala Development in Action.

Relevant part of the article: “Five Dallas County sheriff’s deputies who were ordered Wednesday to go inside the Dallas apartment where an Ebola patient stayed are now worried about their health…. Sgt. Chris Dyer, president of the association, said a lieutenant, sergeant and three deputies went inside the apartment to serve the containment warrant that asked the occupants not to leave. The deputies accompanied the county’s health director, Zachary Thompson, and its medical director, Christopher Perkins, to the apartment, Dyer said.”

I could see myself as a cop, told to enter the apartment, saying, “What are the chances it is Ebola?” After getting a fever, I could see myself never seeing that situation the same way again. That is amygdala development. Once that amygdala pathway is there, you will answer to it whenever similar situations arise. Thank God it turned out that the officer wasn’t infected.

Deadening the Conservative Amygdala.

Relevant part of the article, paraphrased: ‘Pedophilia is completely normal, and if your amygdala flags on it as aberrant, you need to punish yourself for being so intolerant and hurtful, so your amygdala will learn not to do that again.’

Triggering the Conservative Amygdala.

Relevant part of the article: “It had been a relatively quiet policy debate until the full-page ad appeared in Sunday’s local newspaper. “A male wants to shower beside your 14-year-old daughter,” it said. “Are you OK with that?”

The ad, placed by a socially conservative group in Minnesota, was meant to snap attention to a proposal to allow transgender students to play on teams based on their preferred gender rather than the sex assigned to them at birth.”

And that was the end of that proposal.

What you see in these last two articles is interesting. Leftists basically tell everyone, “Turn off your amygdala, or we will say you are a bad person.” If people follow their dictate (which they often will if resources are plentiful), the leftist is happy. However if the response is, “Kill the leftists for screwing with our amygdala!,” the leftist is given a choice between accepting the amygdala stimulating status quo, or being beaten and then drawn and quartered by an angry mob, which would be even more amygdala stimulating. The leftist will always choose the less amygdala stimulating option, and therein lies a political strategy.

Make opposition to your platform appear more amygdala stimulating than acceding to it, and you will be a successful K-leader. Here, by implying the leftists were trying to get men’s daughters molested sexually, pursuing that option became so worrisome to the leftist amygdalae that they just dropped the issue immediately. Very subtle point, but very important. As threats mount in the K-selecting future, the populace will become easier to trigger, leftists will walk on ever thinner eggshells, and leftist policy will be ever easier to thwart in this manner, if a wise leader can grasp that mechanism.

Pitting Conservative K’s against Conservative K’s, Normal Version.

Relevant part: basically Socialist Bernie Sanders saying the middle class needs to fight against the billionaires.

Pitting Conservative K’s against Conservative K’s, Enhanced Version.

Relevant part: Anti-gunners promising on Twitter to report any open carrier to police as a deranged man with a gun who is threatening people, so cops will show up and attack, while the leftist scurries down his hidey-hole.

That desire to get two people fighting and then hide is a very deeply imbued urge. It is borne of an attempt to make something which stimulates the leftist’s amygdala stimulate their enemy’s amygdala, combined with sheer cowardice making direct confrontation not an option. As with every other leftist tactic, the goal is an outcome which would terrify the leftist, were positions reversed, namely manly men coming to kill them.

From simple social out-grouping, to calling cops to a store in such a way that they might shoot a conservative, to out-right swatting, to deploying various other government agencies to harass and intimidate conservatives, leftists have a burning, innate desire to get K-strategists fighting each other, especially as things get crazy. It is not a coincidence and it is not an accident – it is a long-evolved strategy, and we should all expect to see a lot more of it in the next two decades. The obvious solution is to not fall for it, and instead focus on the leftist themselves as the source of the problem. Very quickly leftists would abandon that strategy.

The Amygdala In Investing

There are two models of investing, just as there are two strategies to reproduce. One is amygdala-deficient, and one is amygdala-centric. Inherent to the amygdala-deficient model is a sense that resources will always be free, threat is to be denied and minimized as a means of avoidance, and one should gather the free resources as quickly as possible. It is generally lackadaisical in the face of threat, and prone to emphasize acquiring gains over protecting from losses. Blind to threats, it produces the very bubbles which feed it’s growth. The other model is prone to see a dangerous world, prioritize threat, become uneasy in its presence, and feel compelled to act to minimize the effects threat can have. Cautious and quick to protect itself, it produces the very collapses which feed it’s growth.

Since the amygdala can be set on edge by one thing, and it will affect how the amygdala handles another, it is little surprise that the current Ebola threat is causing a more threat-conscious investing strategy to emerge. If that continues, the stock market should begin to respond to all the threats which have accumulated lo these many years, which itself will become one big threat added into the mix, stimulating an already threat-conscious group of investors, as it makes them even more threat conscious. That’s a lot of threat.

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Preparing for Ebola

Hopefully Ebola will prove controllable. but it never hurts to recognize potential threats and prepare, and given the incompetence of our government, that is never more true than now. Obviously, I saw Vox’s post on the curve, and that doesn’t look good.

First hand-washing. -Your amygdala triggers on the novel. If you never wore a watch, and suddenly put one on, your amygdala will keep tripping on the novel sensation on your wrist. Likewise, if you wash your hands frequently now, and get used to that fresh, sterile feeling that your hands get right after a wash, your amygdala will come to regard that clean feeling as normal, and it will flag when it doesn’t sense it. I cannot possibly eat anything now, if I haven’t just washed my hands. I cannot touch my lips, my eyes, or my nose, if my hands haven’t just been washed. They will feel dirty, and it will bother me immensely. Now is the time to begin training yourself. A little thing like that can make all the difference.

Also, you might want to begin to think now about how to strictly quarantine your household, in the event that Ebola does evolve and become more of a problem. One concern will be Ebola making it into a reservoir species within the country. Dogs appear able to be infected with Ebola (as can several other animals), and it is thought that they may be able to shed the virus and transmit it to humans while showing no symptoms of illness. That is of immense concern since it could facilitate the virus’ spread through reservoir species. In the early, pre-diagnosed stages of an infection, it is possible a caregiver could throw out towels with vomit on them, and once that garbage hits the street, mice, rats, foxes, cats, and raccoons will make a beeline for it, as will insects, which could end up eaten by bats, birds, or other animals. It is not impossible there is a mouse or rat that consumed some of Duncan’s vomit running around that housing complex in Dallas right now.

In America, raccoons often eat in groups and fight with each other, as do rats, and they will gravitate to stuff that smells good to dogs. If you walk your dog in your yard, and it smells where an infected raccoon/bat/rat defecated some blood in the grass, it is not impossible that your dog could catch Ebola, and shed some virus particles on you later on with a kiss or a nuzzle. Be ready to fence your yard, and contain your pets away from local wildlife. Obviously unless we get confirmation they can’t harbor Ebola, free ranging cats in your house are a bad idea, if this gets out of hand. Either get a litter box and keep them inside, or keep them outside and at a distance.

Given that Ebola can infect rodents , and New York City rat complaints are at an all time high, you can see where that could go. If it heads there, and worse the virus adapts to better infect rodents, it is not impossible that rats or mice could bring virus particles from a neighbor’s house into yours as they seek an occupied dwelling, shedding and spreading them in your “secure” clean zones when you are not around. Even if you’ve never seen a rat or mouse, you might still want to be ready to stock up on glue traps, to make sure if any rodent ever gets in your house, it is stopped dead in it’s tracks before it can do any damage, trapped physically without physical damage or body fluid release, and in such a way it can be disposed of as cleanly as possible.

Obviously, canned food and bottled water to allow sheltering in place, masks, gloves, goggles, sterilizing chemicals, a way to heat items moderately without damage for extended periods for sterilization (oven), and hooded protective gear would be needed as well, if things turn in that direction. This is all hopefully highly unlikely of course, but nobody knows how bad this could get, nor can that be predicted until it plays out. Now is when you want to think about how you would handle these things, so later you can either laugh at how paranoid you were – or execute your plan quickly, before stores run out. If this really hits, it will be panic.

Whether it is Ebola that is the next pandemic, or something much more transmissible that arises out of nowhere in the future, I believe Pestilence is coming, and it is increasingly clear nobody will save us. If this Ebola were able to transmit from patient to patient like a common cold, the news would appear much more dire right now, and none of the idiots we have in office would be able to do a thing to help us. We need to prepare, plan, and train our brains now, when we have the leeway to screw up. When the time comes, there will not be any leeway there.

PS – Finally, another interesting factoid, of totally unknown veracity or importance – some speculate Ebola may naturally exist within plants, and a similar filovirus may have been observed in a leafhopper in France, indicating that the virus might exist in plants. Presumably, it would then either infect herbivores who eat the plants, or enter insects that consume the plants, and these insects then transmit it to animals. I don’t buy it existing in plants based on the inability to infect any plants, but I do find myself wondering if the coincidence with a species of plant flowering might speak to an insect visiting the flowering plant for pollination purposes, and transferring the virus onto it, or being accidently consumed with the plant. Could a maggot grow in carrion, and then hatch into a fly that pollinates a flower? Of course, if it can be carried by insects, one has to wonder if it could make it into cockroaches in the city through garbage with vomit in it, or into flies at the dump. We are in a world of possibilities, many of them very bad right now. Having obsessive/compulsive insect control measures on hand, regardless of any problem, might be a very good idea as well.

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Amygdala Rising

Doctors, nurses in Liberia fleeing Ebola hospitals (When this takes off, it could be a tipping point)

What goes on all the time that you don’t hear about on the national news (local news links down the thread)

Where it could go

People will begin to develop their caring neural pathways very quickly, once decisions come to really matter again.

Conservatives still under attack from governmental agencies – Added into our mix

And in other wayback news, a Governor says that bloated government and free resources has produced a mini-covert-intelligence network that operate under color of authority to seize control of governors and legislators through surveillance and blackmail – and the media ignores it all as soon as possible. Also note – the guy appointed to investigate it did nothing, and ended up Governor himself, replacing the very Governor who appointed him to do the investigation.

History’s tide is flowing and the currents are coursing.

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Ebola, Natural Selection, and Facilitating a K-Shift to Conservatism to Save Lives

Lots of disease in the news recently, and it highlights how people should factor disease into their catastrophe planning, perhaps even more than economic or civil collapse. Have enough food, medicine, and other supplies to bed down for four to six months or so, as well as protective and sanitizing gear, should you need to go out.

Of course historically, disease is a major K-stimulus. (There is even a germ theory of politics which asserts that conservatism is an adaptation to disease specifically, instead of an adaptation to the harsh realities of all kinds that emerge in shortage, including disease).

I suspect a pandemic will produce a K-shift on this go around even before an economic/civil collapse, whether Ebola makes the jump to pandemic here or it ends up being something else, and it will happen in the next decade. The four horsemen do tend to travel together, and when they arrive, a K-psychology is all that will remain after they leave.

But why would disease tend to accompany the K-shift, such as the plague arriving after the Medieval Warming Period ended? People tend to view disease as a static entity, but that is not the case. Diseases are dynamic, changing, adaptable entities – they tend to adapt to the host they infect, as they advance through the population. There is a reason pandemics will accompany resource limitations, and begin to emerge as resource availability begins to diminish. If resources are free, then the host population will tend to be strong and resistant, and diseases which enter the population will not get far, nor will they have much opportunity to adapt before they flame out. As a result, their adaptation will be limited, as will their effects, so long as everyone has plenty of good, nutritious rations to keep their immune systems strong.

As resources grow scarce however, those at the bottom of the economic ladder will find malnutrition set in, and this will diminish resistance significantly. (It would not surprise me if there was also an epigenetic component to this, throttling immunity during resource excess to limit undue autoimmune damage, and creating a coincidental immune-compromised-refractory-period at the beginning of a resource shortage, before amping up immunity to compensate for the immuno-compromising effects of malnutrition in subsequent generations.)

Regardless of the mechanism, as resources begin to grow short, a population will grow immuno-compromised, and disease will travel farther into the population for longer, infect more people, run a little longer in each person, and acquire much more opportunity to adapt. As the disease moves, only the fastest, most effective mutations, most capable of bypassing immune defenses and spreading easily, are selected for with each transmission. Eventually, given much more opportunity to adapt to the human host in the weakened malnourished population, that more-adapted pathogen will have the muscle to move in on more nourished and robust populations, and then you have real trouble.

In addition, resource limitation can force populations to enter niches they have little experience in, and which as a result, contain pathogens to which they are immunologically naive. In the case of Ebola, you will have Africans eating more bushmeat of questionable quality. Once the economic collapse happens for real, and all aid to Africa ends, that effect will increase dramatically, and I would expect lots of unusual diseases to begin to emerge in earnest, and tear through the malnourished populations there. If you’re well fed, you walk right by that dead and rotted bat cadaver. But if you’re hungry enough that you will die if you don’t eat, you stop, pick it up, and dig right in. On a Continental scale, especially in a place like Africa, nothing good will come of that. Add in globalism, quick air travel, and a plethora of malnourished humans all over the globe, and it is a recipe for disaster on a scale we can only imagine.

Another effect of the switch from r to K is geographical translocation. r’s will instinctually want to move to areas with freer resource availability, and this will further stir the pot. Already we see the spread of Enterovirus D68 throughout areas where floods of illegal children have been sent by the Obama administration. You can imagine what will happen when resources really crash, new pathogens arise, and suddenly there is a flood of third-world immigrants fleeing starvation in their home countries.

Of course, if a real pandemic hits on top of all of this, it will either initially crush the US healthcare system outright, or it will not. If it should not, then everyone elsewhere in the world who is infected, will begin a mad dash to get to the US to avail themselves of our free, top-quality healthcare. That will only make things worse.

The effects of this on political ideology can not be imagined now. If people begin to lose children, parents, siblings, friends, and loved ones because out-of-control liberals stupidly welcomed foreigners into this country, in complete and willful ignorance of reality, (and castigated anyone who objected to that with cries of racism), I would expect a sizable portion of the population will want blood. They will become imbued with a very deep amygdala pathway, associating liberals with rage, hatred, and vengeance, which once in place, will only be strengthened by each subsequent similar stimulation by liberal stupidity.

The liberal position will not be helped by the fact that should such a pandemic arise, it will savage the most poor, the most densely populated, those with little disgust and/or aberrant or promiscuous sexual tastes, and the least reality-aware. Liberals are not designed to flourish under any conditions but free resource availability, and no danger or exposure to reality. Limit resources or add some dangerous reality, and they will begin to drop like flies.

That homosexual guy who goes to the bathouse daily for group sex with people he doesn’t know, loves the densely populated city, and refuses to let the pandemic drive him to “irrational fear,” will be the first to drop, and any first-degree contact of his will likely not last long either. The coming pandemic will savage liberalism in a very material sense – have no doubt. Whatever liberals manage to survive will be a much reviled minority, and I would not be surprised to see the remaining majority, livid over the avoidable deaths of loved ones, decide to treat them with a harshness we currently can only imagine as a relic of a barbaric past. One thing about death, familiarity breeds comfort with it.

Today the amygdala strain of violence is greater than enduring the (at present) negligible damage to survivability that liberals are inflicting through their stupidity. Let resources snap, and the damage liberals do grow to include the deaths of loved ones, to maximize the amygdala strain of allowing liberals to remain, and let death become so ever present that the idea of violence becomes much less novel and straining, and it is only common logic where that will lead. Once violence is a relative amygdala relief rather than a relative strain, people will clamor to it just as strongly as they avoid it now. Once those first few violent outbursts remove all vestige of strain and actually condition the individual to feel relief, things will get very wild. These are the emotional currents which drive the type of history that until now, we could only vaguely picture as we read about it. I suspect it is coming in a way we cannot imagine, in large part because of how far our massive debt spending has swung the pendulum to r.

If conservatives are wise, they will begin now to attach to liberalism a sense that it is bringing disaster upon us through its stupid refusal to face reality, while acknowledging that we are not seeing consequences now, but asserting that we will one day. Explain the threat liberal policy poses to us, our loved ones, and our nation. If that neural connection can be made now in the brains of Americans before the storm hits, then when disaster comes, the populace will be primed to blame liberalism, drive it from power, and begin the process of effectively confronting reality through supporting conservatism. Only that will save lives in a crisis.

The bottom line is, God wants a certain model of human on this planet. He wants humans who recognize and adapt to reality, no matter how painful it is to do so. Liberals are just not designed to survive the unpleasant realities which are coming. How ironic they will bring that reality on themselves, through their own stupidity.

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Yahoo Says Conservatism is Hate Speech

Yahoo Hates Conservatives

Yahoo Hates Conservatives

What I love is, the ad has a Black American, a White American, and a Latino American, yet is it classified as hate speech. Liberals are now so intellectually insecure that unless you pamper them with dainty leftist platitudes, they will hyperventilate and keel over. Next stop – the insane asylum.

Obviously Yahoo has now openly declared that it officially hates Conservatives.

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How to Deal With Narcissists is Free Now Through This Weekend.

The new book, How to Deal With Narcissists is free today, Saturday, and Sunday, (June 27th, 28th, and 29th) in Kindle format, for those interested. It is mostly stuff you’ve seen on the blog, so I don’t recommend you spend too much time on it if you hang out here regularly.

One new item in the book is an insight into the amygdala hijack. I’ve spent a lot of time pondering why some presentations seem to amp-up amygdala hijacks stratospheric, while other presentations fail to set off the requisite brain-shock. Matt Forney was a good example. His brash style was in stark contrast to the Stillface mien I found was so effective on narcissists and liberals in person.

As I’ve ruminated on this, I suspect I may have found an answer to what the underlying mechanism is. Suppose you and I meet in a wrestling competition. We clinch, I drop and pick your ankle, and you trip and fall. How angry would you be at me? Not much. Even though I made you fall, you were expecting me to try, so you will simply regroup on the spot, and continue to fight, emotionally unaffected.

Now suppose you show up at work, and walk by me. As you do, I stick my foot out and trip you, and you fall, rolling to the side, and landing exactly as you did in the wrestling competition. Unlike in the wrestling match, you will get angry.

This is a gross exaggeration of the difference in stimuli that I suspect narcissists and Liberals are hypersensitive to. In the new book, it is named a violation of expectation. The reason I think a violation of expectation sets off a heightened amygdala hijack is because it primes the ACC, with an error stimulus, and that primed ACC then delivers a heightened emotional/neural alarm when the amygdala is triggered in some way, and calls for aversive stimulus.

Your ACC is constantly on guard for errors in the environment. In fMRI’s it will fire off a warning if you see the word blue, written in red letters. Detect an error in the chain of calculations in a long math problem, or detect a typo in written text, and as your amygdala flags it for relevance, your ACC fires off a small burst of neural alarm, to draw your attention to the error. This is likely the ventral ACC, which is mostly tasked with emotional responses, and which I suspect is a key structure responsible for the aversive stimulus triggered by the amygdala during an amygdala hijack.

So, all taken together, if I pick your foot while wrestling, your amygdala triggers negative sensations as you fall, and realize you are failing to dominate. However since you were expecting the pick, these negative sensations are tempered somewhat. But if you weren’t expecting anything bad to happen, and I trip you, your ACC first loads an error stimulus, turning it on, and producing a mild neural alarm. Added to this is a call from the amygdala for aversive stimulus due to the unpleasant sensation of falling. Combined, the violation of expectation triggers a call in the ACC for a neural alarm, which then amplifies the aversive stimulus produced when the amygdala adds to that call, with a call for aversive stimulus. This may even be why a guy on the highway, cutting in front of someone unexpectedly can produce anger in someone who will other times, willingly let people in, in front of them,

As is discussed in the book, this is probably evolved. An animal which notices something off around him, in the environment (such as sudden silence in a forest normally abuzz with activity and animal noises), would be well served to enter a cognitive mode in which any subsequent amygdala-triggering stimulus would produce an amplified effect. I think this is a large part of why the baby in the Stillface video freaks out. Look at his face in the beginning, when the mother ignores him. His first expression almost says, “Wait a minute – something isn’t right here…” His expectations were violated.

When I think of the facial characteristics I associate with narcissists and liberals, I used to think of their glassy eye’d look as amped in some form. But as I view those faces through this lens, I begin to see them as expectant. Nancy Pelosi isn’t amped – she is poised in expectancy. She is waiting to see something she expects to happen – and on some level needs to see happen.

This is why I think Matt Forney’s brash amygdala hijacking pieces work. Feminists are expectant. They need to see their feminist group-think rehashed by everyone. If someone steps out of line, they need to see a world where the slightest reproach will snap that person back into a state of timid supplication. When Matt is brash, feminists enter a state like the Stillface baby. They begin to say, “Wait a minute, something isn’t right. He’s saying these things, and he isn’t afraid. He’s laughing! Oh my God, I’m hyperventilating, and now my left arm isn’t moving, and I’m starting to black out!” When a University president says it openly, and without fear, they add to that a need to vomit and run out of the room.

Likewise, my narcissist was constantly looking to piss me off. If I thought he was loyal, and he pissed me off, I’d get irritated, but not take it out on him. He would get to see me miserable, without any cost. But he also expected his ploys to work. Part of the narcissist’s wiring is expectancy. They need things to go according to their script. When I went Stillfaced, and then tore up his false reality and destroyed his false-self, his amygdala fired off a call to his ACC for aversive stimulus over the insult to his false reality, but his ACC was already on fire from the Stillface violating his expectations. What resulted was a total brain meltdown.

Again, we are fairly normal. If I sued Matt Forney for something, dragged him into court, and my lawyer said bad things about him, he’d be pissed, but he would still go out to lunch and eat. Mike Wallace experienced that same thing, and he collapsed in the courtroom and needed to be rushed to the ER by ambulance, where he was then hospitalized for several days. He eventually tried to commit suicide. That is the horror all of these characters are running from. Understanding it is key to our battle.

The violation of expectation is not the entire ball of wax, but I think it will someday be seen as one more step forward, towards a day when we will be able to contain liberals and narcissists as potently with words, as we could easily do with arms.

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How to Deal With Narcissists – New Book Release

How to Deal With Narcissists
The new book, How to Deal with Narcissists has finally been finished and submitted, and is about to come out in Amazon Kindle, softcover, and hardcover within the next week or so. So another book, and another cheapo DIY cover. Ten or fifteen more books like this, and one may actually feature a passable cover. I hope readers find the cover as funny as I do – I call that handsome character “Hillary.”

Barring an Amazon screw-up, the Kindle will be free to blog readers for three days, beginning this Friday. EvoPsych will also be free on Friday, for one day. If you do download the new book for free, it is not necessary, but a quick sentence-or-two long Amazon review saying how unique this theory about NPD is, would be greatly appreciated.

To be clear, this book is not written for the regular readers of this site, and I don’t recommend anyone who is here for the political stuff buy it. You already know the underlying premise, and given your mechanistic minds, you can probably extrapolate out everything in it, so I am not sure it is even worth your time to look a free copy over (although the book will have a segment on amygdala hijacking narcissists). Even if you’ve finished dealing with your narcissist, and are still awed by the psychology, it may not be for you, as delving deeper into that abyss is not the most pleasant trip to go on.

The book is really a sort of boutique product which will hopefully be worth it’s weight in gold to anyone trapped in a Narcissistic relationship, and desperate to map out a path to freedom. That life-situation is a very strange place however, and I suspect if you haven’t been there, much of the book will seem similarly strange, exaggerated in nature, and of limited importance and utility to you. If you someday find yourself trapped with such a nutjob, however, then definitely beg, borrow, or steal a copy from somewhere. It will help.

This book’s underlying purpose is actually half an effort to help the poor loyal people who end up in relationships with narcissists through no fault of their own, and half personal vendetta against all narcissists. Since reading the study validating my long-held belief that many, if not most narcissists actually feel joy at the sight of the misery of those loyal souls who help them, and feel misery at the sight of their “loved” one’s pleasure, I have found myself increasingly splitting the world into this evil, and the good which opposes it.

I do not see much space in the middle, as I look around– I assume the neurostructural underpinnings driving this cognitive divergence, when they differentiate, drive each side to its polar opposite due to their being somehow mutually exclusive. As I split the world ever more, I see these characters on both sides, ever more – two opposing forces of good and evil, locked in a perpetual struggle to either create happiness in the world, and the people around them, or destroy it wherever they lay eyes on it, whatever the cost. The guy who “innocently” ruins the party somehow, and the noble souls who could never believe he did it purposefully, because they mistakenly think that everyone must enjoy seeing their friends happy.

The book does have a relation to politics, obviously. If you really understand NDP, it becomes obvious that what we are seeing today is a peaking of political narcissism, and it is the same battle I see above, writ large, complete with an unbelievable false reality that the narcissist demands everyone accept, under threat of an epic rage and emotional freakout.

Yes Liberals wouldn’t last two seconds in a state of nature, but in their mind, they are the “awesome people” who everyone should be grateful to, for deigning to tell us how to live, what to do, and what to think about everything. Yes, no Liberal would ever get elected if we prevented the idiots in our society from voting with IQ tests, but the Liberal position is always that of the super-intellectual – we who would easily pass the IQ tests, just aren’t smart enough to see what the idiots keep telling us. Yes, we are evil for not giving the Liberal full control over all of our lives and our beliefs, because, given their awesomeness, they deserve nothing less. Yes, the Liberal demands to be told only what makes Liberals feel good, but it is we who are evil for acknowledging any reality they don’t like, and making them feel bad. And, of course, yes the Liberal just ruined everything for everyone, betrayed our people, destroyed our great nation, and collapsed our global economy, but it was wholly accidental – they have no idea how devastating their policies are – they are just confused and mistaken. We should never hold them personally responsible for this awful accident, because they are our loyal countrymen.

Liberals and Narcissists are the exact same animal. Nothing enrages each like the sight of someone enjoying success and happiness. They will never have the balls to lash out at you openly to your face. And after they wreck everything, they’ll claim it was an accident, and they are still loyal to you. Everything which is happening to our nation – I’ve seen it play out myself, at the level of the individual personal relationship, and there is absolutely no difference. It is uncanny. Both levels even have a burning instinctual drive to control the perceptions of everyone around them, by demanding to be the central hubs of information which inform everyone, be it the narcissist who demands to know everything so they can tell others first, or the Liberal media deciding what the people need to know – and what they don’t.

To that end, where The Evolutionary Psychology Behind Politics is ammunition for the non-narcissists in our political battles at the national level, it is my hope that this new work will serve the individual foot soldiers, locked in this battle at the individual level, in families and personal relationships. Together, perhaps both works can work together to deliver some sort of selective pressure blow to this awful, noxious evil which afflicts our great human race, and which is so bent on the eradication of any chance for any individual to step up and pursue happiness themselves.

I’ll post a link here when it goes free. Comment moderation should return over the next few days, and posting will follow.

Below is what Amazon will have on its site about the book:

A comprehensive guide to dealing with the narcissistic personality, How to Deal with Narcissists offers valuable insight into how narcissists are formed, what effects these developmental experiences have on the narcissist’s brain, and how this information can be put to practical use in dealing with narcissists.

It begins with a fascinating case study of one narcissist, and the childhood experiences which conditioned his brain to exhibit the narcissistic personality. It examines how these events altered the functioning of a specific brain structure designed to process and manage stress responses, and how the altered functioning produced by these events went on to alter his behavior into adulthood. It also examines how these precipitating events inculcated a hostile worldview common to the narcissist.

The work goes on to examine how this altered brain function produces the forces which are behind every aberrant narcissist behavior, from the creation of a false reality, to the nonsensical narcissistic rage. It examines how a knowledge of this motive force can be used to precipitate specific reactions in the narcissist, and how this can be used to manage social interactions.

The book goes on to examine specific scenarios in dealing with narcissists, and the dangers and risks inherent to operating within their sphere. From coping with narcissist in-laws, to raising narcissist children, to the risks which have claimed the lives of past narcissist victims, this book touches upon it all. It was created as a one-stop volume for the narcissist victim who wishes to once again live, and enjoy freedom. In that vein, it is unique within the field.

Based on extensive real world experience, the latest scientific information, and rigorous examinations of previous academic work in the field, How to Deal With Narcissists is the one guide you cannot be without when confronted with this noxious psychology. Given the rapidly rising prevalence of Narcissistic Personality Disorder, it will be the must have survival guide to navigating the social currents of our modern world.

This book contains some explanatory examples of narcissistic worldviews which political liberals will find disquieting and unpleasant to read. For that reason, it will prove most useful to those of a neutral or conservative political bent.

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Edward Snowden Will Release a List of Names of the People NSA Has Spied Upon

Snowden’s finishing piece will be the list of names of Americans which have been spied upon by the NSA. If it is the full list, that is big. However, if Snowden is a double being run by NSA, and it is a partial list the NSA wants given out to make it all look like this is no big deal, then, not so much. Assuming it will be a full list, it is tempting to immediately see the scandal as being the Conservative names on the list, but a bigger scandal looms.

If the NSA has routinely gathered intelligence on “keystone” government officials – those who support the entire edifice of the government – things will get interesting. Suddenly we go from a government elected by the people to serve the people, to a government secretly run by maybe a handful of people whom nobody has heard of, through blackmail controlled, elected proxies that we are allowed to select – if they will do the bidding of the secret powerbrokers. And maybe even that is a generous view of how free we are and how much say we have.

There will be hearings, and political posturing by angry Senators and Representatives, but I suspect none of this will matter now. Like it or not, the forces of r/K rule our political (and revolutionary) predispositions, just as a practical matter. As long as everyone’s bellies are full, few men will put their families and children at risk to change a system which is currently allowing them to eat and survive.

Under conditions of r, fighting is almost always maladaptive, from a practical standpoint, even if it’s moral propriety is unquestioned. Even if the moral propriety is unquestioned, those who would fight first, before the masses are ready, are probably best served waiting themselves, until the environment is favorable to their cause anyway. By waiting, they will increase the chances of their victory, and maybe their own survival, to witness the freedom they create.

When r turns to K, people will begin to exhibit generally pissed off, irritable dispositions. When they see that their families might not get to eat because some welfarite needs the money for their EBT-card-fueled rock-lobster dinner, there will be no moral reason to not tear down the government, probably through massive secession, and they will all be emotionally primed to do it.

Those will be, as the old saying describes, “interesting times.”

Regardless, if the Zerohedge article above is even half correct, then this will be the biggest revelation about our government in history, and maybe the biggest revelation ever. We, the greatest and most free nation in history, could, theoretically, live under a government that is essentially identical to Russia’s, where a few unknown Oligarchs run everything and control everything, from business, to the legislature, to the military, to the judiciary – all while we believed that we lived under the exact opposite form of government.

The only thing which would be more historic would be a full, global economic collapse, or maybe a minor ice age.

Editors note: The Narcissist book manuscript is being finalized, which will make comment moderation sporadic at best for the next two weeks or so, given the volume of spam comments received daily. Hopefully blogging will be back to normal soon. My apologies. On the bright side, the Narcisssist book will be free in Kindle form for anyone here who wants it, for five days or so, when it is first released.

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Bill Whittle says “Be the K”

Bill Whittle is a frequently seen celebrity on the Tea Party talk circuit, former contributor to National Review Online, as well as the engaging host of such shows as Afterburner, Firewall, and his weekly podcast The Stratosphere Lounge. He also, through paid memberships such as mine at BillWhittle.com, funds the production of such old school, patriotic feature films as the soon to be released The Arroyo. They are a nice counterbalance to the anti-American leftist propaganda that Hollyweird routinely turns out.

He has recently reviewed the material on r/K theory and politics, and come to the conclusion that it explains a lot (for a discussion of it, and an interesting thought experiment about human K’s placed in r-bodies, see this Stratosphere Lounge, beginning at 59 minutes in).

In a tweet, he coined the phrase “Be the K,” as a catchphrase designed to entice people to “Be the K.” Bill recognizes his mission in life is ultimately to be the K, and he also recognizes that every human should feel this way.

We all, deep inside us, feel that “the K” is somehow what we should be. But what is K, and why do we feel this? It is a question that often arises, as I try to figure out why some people immediately grasp all of this and embrace it with an almost religious enthusiasm, while others seem perplexed as to why, even if true, any of this has any importance to our debate.

The question of what is K, struck me as I read an email a little while back. A reader had encountered two thugs in a parking lot. They were attempting to surrepticiously maneuver into a position of relative superiority to him, from which it appeared they intended to strike quickly and harshly – whether to rob him or just assault him was unknown. Possessing the well developed amygdala of a K, he called their play before they ran it, and calmly faced off with them, at which point one thug quickly said to the other, “Let’s go,” and they beat feet out of there.

So who was the K, the guys who wanted to jump him, or our peaceful reader, for scaring them off with his palpable bad-assery?

This was touched on in the book, but probably not enough. You will see K identified as five behavioral traits as part of the scientific analysis of it. There are more traits that evolve from the group-centric urges, from honor of rules, to respect for authority, to willingness to sacrifice, to compassion for, and loyalty to your weak, but all of those traits are actually an outgrowth of the fundamental nature of what K really is.

K is really a spirit. K is technically a trait, or a suite of traits, but all of those traits have one fundamental, underlying purpose. They are designed to promote the creation of evolvedness, complexity, advancement – whatever you want to call the larger quality of “greatness.” This trait, designed to favor greatness among its carriers, then produces great individuals to carry it. The entire universe is, in reality, an engine of greatness-production, and we K’s are the warrior-servants who, by our very spirit, revel in creating it for our Creator.

Some will concern themselves with K’s genetic roots, as if that is where you will define what K is. K almost certainly has many genetic means of being encoded, but K doesn’t care for any of them. K is in the genes on some level, but it is not of the genes. As the K’s of the world compete, they carry an inherent urge to see the weaker versions of K fall back, and the stronger versions of K succeed, even if their own genetic version of K’s material roots proves inadequate, and it is they who must fail as a result. Where the weaker K-genes fail, the K grows stronger, and more likely to produce a level of greatness, that the last version couldn’t imagine.

This ephemeral K-Spirit that inhabits us, is actually piercing the veil and crossing the boundary between the spiritual and the material – actually reaching into the physical world, and molding its own genetic vessels molecule by molecule. We K’s recognize innately that our own personal value is miniscule, in comparison to what we have been blessed to be a part of creating.

Inherent to the K-spirit is an individual’s lack of concern for themselves, and a love of the K-Spirit itself. Where we fail and fall, we know that a greater, immortal good that we are a part of succeeds, and this enthuses us.

We recognize the sacrifice of K’s who have served on behalf of K in the past, from the Founders of America to the warriors of our nation’s military battles. As we are lovingly awed by them, we hope one day to be remembered similarly by the K’s to come. Our lives and our purpose are all dedicated to K – we are that spirit, it is what defines us, and in doing so it binds all of us together as one.

I have no doubt, if ever we figure out the underlying mechanism behind the universe, we will find that somewhere, embedded deeply in that software code, will be at least a few lines, designed to see K arise from the earth spontaneously, foster its ultimate success, and thus favor the production of greatness in the world. Increasingly, I believe it was the whole purpose of the entire program. Without that snippet of code, greatness would never arise in the universe, and the universe would be a bland and boring exercise in futility and pointlessness. In coding that element into the ultimate program, we were given life, as the universe was given purpose.

Opposite us are the r’s, but who are they? You can talk about amygdalae that can’t see threat, or r-selected reproductive strategies, or even draw the obvious rabbit parallels. All of those will convey the weakness, patheity, and foolhardy nature of Liberals, but they won’t touch on the real, fundamental force that we perceive operating within them, or why we oppose them so much, instinctually.

In the end, r-Liberals are merely the destroyers of greatness. Every urge they feel, every desire they have, works to that end. For this reason, r’s are the eternal enemies of K, as the pursuers of failure and destruction. Where we seek a world of striving, they seek a world of oppression. Where we want greatness to arise, and see those who produce it rewarded, they seek to crush it, and see those who dared produce it punished. To them, the very presence of success and greatness is prima facia evidence justifying a death sentence for whatever produced it.

The very idea of a world where greatness dominates, and thrives, is abhorrent to r’s. Find a company that is successful, and they will label it “Big Something”, and then set about trying to destroy it with taxes and regulations, no matter the good it does for others. Find a businessman who creates something great, and Liberals will seek to demonize him as evil incarnate for advancing the world and succeeding in his field, (unless he is willing to repurpose his acquired wealth into some greatness-destroying endeavor himself).

Find a smart student, and Liberals will seek to diminish his intellectual advantages, by dumbing down the tests he takes. Find a nation which works well, and Liberals will seek to destroy any vestige of greatness within it. Find an enemy who wants to destroy greatness, and the Liberal is on his side.

We laugh at the movie Idiocracy, but the truth is, that is the Liberal utopia that the Liberals are attempting to walk us toward. The only addition Liberals seek, that was not in the movie, is a plethora of violent imbeciles who actively terrorize anyone with the gumption or determination to try and rise above the morass of idiots, and produce something great.

Which brings us back to the question, who was the K in our intrepid reader’s parking lot encounter? Was it the two thugs, who sought to sneak up on a fitter opponent to exploit surprise and numerical superiority, so their idiocy, weakness, and inability to perform violence would win out over his skill and ability? Or was it our reader, who without thought squared off with evil, sought to enter the battle regardless of the outcome, and was content that the battle would reward fitness, whatever way it went? The answer is obvious.

K is about the mission of fostering greatness. It is the firefighter saving others, so they may one day strive freely. It is the martial arts instructor passing on his knowledge to the next generation of K’s who strive. It is the soldier, fighting so that his countrymen may strive in freedom in pursuit of their greatness. It is the NRA member who seeks to see all of his fellow K’s able to defend their families against evil, so their greatness may shine free of criminal oppression. It is that Tea Party supporter who just wants government to stop interfering in our eternal search for greatness.

If there is one overriding quality I have found among people who see this work, it is not that they grasp the science, or that they are hyper-intellectual eggheads, or even that they support Republican candidates assiduously. The reason they see this is because they are the K. The K-spirit fills them – even if they do not know exactly what it is, or how it figures in the grand plan of the Universe. They feel that spirit inside, know they are a part of something greater than themselves, and they want to serve that purpose selflessly.

Deep down, the r’s know that this is why r can never win, and that is why r’s are so bitter and spiteful. Eventually, r must fail, due to the very nature of the universe, and it is that thought which haunts the r’s, wherever they go.

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