Elevators, Guns, and r/K Selection

Dave Cydell asks an excellent question in the comments:

Excuse this simpleton’s simple observation , but I read in your Haidt article that a person’s fear of elevators can be turned around step by step by step by step by step . Yet Czech president President Milos Zeman’s advocacy for gun control evaporated quickly as he suddenly advocated for more guns in the hands of more people, a 180degree change in cause . Did he trade his fears slowly or quickly?

This is a great question. The answer was, these were two different means of eliminating a phobia.

For those who didn’t read the earlier article, Haidt spoke of how to desensitize a person with an elevator phobia. First you show them the outside of the building, and make them wait until their panic, produced by their amygdala, subsides. Then you walk them inside into the entryway, and show them the elevator, and make them wait until their fear again subsides. Then you have them get in the elevator, but keep the doors open, until their fear subsides, and so on, until they are actually able to take a ride in an elevator, without significant fear.

That is one method of desensitization, which relies on the property of the amygdala whereby it weakens its aversive stimulus with time and consistent exposure. In essence, your amygdala can normalize stress, and then ignore it, if the stress is constant and unyielding for long periods of time. Just as a wristwatch, worn constantly ceases to be felt, so too can your mind learn to accept stress as normal, and not worthy of notice, although the mechanism is slightly different.

Milton Erikson had another method to desensitize. He distracted the amygdala with a greater fear. In a famous example, a patient who was afraid of elevators was very uncomfortable with women. So Milton arranged for the man to get in an elevator with him and a young girl Milton had prepared. As soon as the elevator door closed, she began telling the man he was cute, asking for a kiss, and placing her hands on him as she leaned in. The man, flustered, became more focused on that than the elevator ride.

When the doors opened and the men stepped out, Erikson pointed out that he had just taken an elevator ride, and not grown panicked over the ride, and from that point forward the man was cured. Now knowing Erikson, there was probably some hypnotic suggestion and other mind-molding going on before and after the ride, but you get the idea. From that point forward, when the man got on an elevator he thought of the girl, and her absence made the elevator ride comparatively minor, and unworthy of worry.

The amygdala focuses on threat, and given a small threat, it will panic. Given a bigger threat it will ignore the small threat. If escaping the big threat requires embracing the small threat, the small threat will not only be acceptable – it will be embraceable.

When K comes, it changes the magnitude of threats, and your amygdala sees that. When the only threat is that your neighbor has a gun, rabbits will go apoplectic over that, because it is the only threat they see, and as such, it absorbs their amygdala. Once the threat of Barbarians sacking your neighborhood and raping your wives appears, suddenly that gun in your neighbor’s hands appears completely different.

This is a good example of how the perception of the mind can be altered by the environment, making the exact same basic facts (a reasonable neighbor having a gun in his possession) appear wholly different. The brain’s computer actually changes it’s decision algorithm, producing completely opposite responses, based on what it is focused upon.

Politics is the exact same thing writ large, and none of it is a mistake or a quirk. It is the complex system that is perfectly designed to navigate the world of r/K Selection.

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A Disturbing Story Of Possible Judicial Overreach

There are always two sides to every story, but damn…

In a series of events most would normally dismiss as outlandish, one American citizen was launched from civil court into a legal limbo where for years he was deprived by a federal judge of counsel, property, speech and travel. The case seems unthinkable in the American judicial system, but the story is true, and it happened to one Jeff Baron.

Jeff Baron is a Dallas resident and U.S. citizen who was put into “virtual slavery” by U.S. District Court Judge Royal Furgeson after Baron settled an otherwise ordinary contract dispute in his court. Although Baron was never accused of any crime and had just resolved the dispute in Furgeson’s court, Furgeson seized the sum total of Baron’s personal property and possessions, including his home and car, and suspended nearly all of his civil rights, including his right to be represented by counsel, right to own property, right to earn income, and right to travel. Four years later, Baron was still in civil lockdown – even after the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the unlawful rulings and enjoined any further liquidation of Baron’s property…

Herring got involved when he encountered the same court officers in a routine bankruptcy case, recounting that not only did they, “make up the facts against my client, they named me as a defendant as well, claiming I had breached a contract to which I was not even party.” Forcing a lawyer to stand trial in his own case is illegal.

“Their unlawful strategy was to get rid of the lawyer so they could get to my unprotected client and his money,” Herring charges. “The very same people who abused the court system against my client were doing the same thing to Jeff, only on a much grander scale,” said Herring, explaining his interest in the case.

Court documents related to the case corroborate Herring and Baron’s statement…

When Kirshan sued a seventh time, the case came to Judge Furgeson’s court and Krishan won, forcing Baron to settle the case. Furgeson inexplicably put Baron into “receivership” (an extreme legal remedy imposed on property, not humans), along with his companies and all of his possessions, having his rights to mobility, free speech, ownership of property, and right to legal representation totally eliminated.

According to a January 2015 report at Texas Insider, this is the first reported case of a human being placed in a receivership since the abolition of slavery in 1865…

Court transcripts obtained by TheDCNF reveal that Judge Furgeson, a Bill Clinton appointee, openly admitted during court proceedings that his goal was to destroy Baron financially and personally.

“This [proceeding] is going on and on and on until Mr. Baron has nothing. I mean actually everything is depleted. I gather that Mr. Baron is worth a lot of money. But it may be that we sell all the domain names. We may sell all of his stock. We may cash in all of his CDs, and we may seize all of his bank accounts,” continued Furgeson.

Furgeson did just that, also taking control of and liquidating the juvenile diabetes research trust that Baron created. Furgeson even threatened Baron’s very life if he attempted to resist the illegal actions of the court.

“You are a fool, a fool, a fool, a fool to screw with a federal judge, and if you don’t understand that, I can make you understand it… I have the full force of the Navy, Army, Marines and Navy behind me,” Furgeson thundered. “So any failure to comply with that order is contempt, punishable with lots of dollars, punishable by possible jail, death.”

Do you hear me? Death I say!

Imagine if I submitted a fictional manuscript to Castalia House with the last quote of the judge’s in it. I’m pretty sure Vox would send it back for a rewrite. Nobody is that crazy, to say that in open court.

Notice he emphasizes that he has the Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force behind him. We would be tempted to furrow our brow and say, “With all due respect your honor, what the fuck are you talking about?” But a rabbit’s amygdala sees that image flash through it, and immediately sees panic. It is the dogwhistle only rabbits hear.

In some countries all that holds things together is force. In America, to date, it has been the mutually agreed upon legitimacy of the system. If that goes, then is when you will find out whether force will be sufficient. It is a devil’s bargain though, because whether force is sufficient, or whether it all comes down, neither outcome is as optimal as if the system had just preserved its legitimacy to begin with.

This is all the weakening of amygdalae. The amygdala is what drives men to maintain order. Without amygdalae a nation becomes a mad grab by everyone who can, and nobody will care enough to try and reestablish the order. Until the Apocalypse restores the amygdalae of our nation, get ready to see this pop up here and there.

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Abolish The Police?

It is an idea the rabbits have:

“This is the reason our young people are hopeless in America,” she began, as other panelists bickered around her. She explained that her activism in Chicago focuses on intracommunity violence. “Here’s a solution,” Disu said firmly. “We need to abolish the police.”

“Abolish the police?” came Kelly’s incredulous response, as a clamor of boos and protests rose from the forum.

“Demilitarize the police, disarm the police,” Disu pushed on, undeterred by the yelling. “We need to come up with community solutions for transformative justice.”

“Can we all agree that a loss of a life is tragic?” she asked the forum, attempting to explain her vision.

“Who’s gonna protect the community if we abolish the police?” Kelly asked, a this-must-be-a-joke smile spreading across her face.

“The police in this country began as a slave patrol,” Disu managed to squeeze in before being engulfed by the noise…

But Disu isn’t alone in her embrace of the idea. Though Black Lives Matter and other groups have been vocally campaigning for police reform since 2014, the tone (and the banners) of demonstrations in Chicago this summer have become explicitly abolitionist.

On July 15, Assata’s Daughters, a black feminist group often described as a radical version of the Girl Scouts, led an #AbolitionChiNow march across Bronzeville. On July 20, the #LetUsBreathe Collective, formed in the wake of Michael Brown’s death, launched an occupation of an empty lot across the street from CPD’s Homan Square facility in North Lawndale. The collective dubbed it “Freedom Square,” publicized it as an experiment in “imagining a world without police,” and called for the city to put its $1.4 billion police budget to other uses. Following the fatal police shooting of Paul O’Neal on July 28, young people made explicit calls for police abolition in front of CPD headquarters. And on August 7, several black teen girls organized a march for abolition that drew hundreds of supporters to the Loop.

You laugh? Bear in mind Britain practically did just that, by fully disarming the bobbies, even as they now have an entire army of Muslim invaders operating Sharia Zones. r-selection is a scale, and nothing is beyond the pale.

The thing with rabbitism is, it is all base urges, and no logic or foresight. They dislike powerful competitors who have no compunction about defeating an enemy, police fit that gestalt image in their minds, so therefore abolishing the police is a good idea.

Notice how there is no logic, no reasoned examination of future consequences. These are animals programmed to live in the moment, and not even programmed to do so logically and thoughtfully. A picture flashes through their mind, their amygdala fits it to some template, urges overtake them, and they act on it uncontrollably.

Ban the police. There is no thought of the savages running wild, sacking artsy liberal enclaves. There is no thought of gangs having regular gunfights, firing off shots as if there were no consequences, and the strays killing people left and right. There is no thought of what the truly sadistic, the purely evil that are out there, would do in the absence of police.

It is one more weakness to file away. Liberals cannot see consequences. For the most part, coming out of a time of r-selection, all we are seeing are the negative consequences – the impending collapse and the destruction of society. But used properly to bring about the destruction of liberals, this urge could prove as useful as any other advantage we hold.

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Europe Begins To In-group

This is the start:

“We often see that [Germany’s] intention is only follow its own goal,” Polish foreign minister Witold Waszczykowski said in an interview with DPA.

“Of course every country has the right to pursue its own interests, but in some circumstances we’d expect a certain level of compromise.”

Merkel is set to arrive in Warsaw on Friday for talks with Prime Minister Beata Szydlo, as well as the heads of state of the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.

The quartet have had increasingly tense relations with Berlin since Germany took in hundreds of thousands of migrants last year and started pushing for an EU-wide quota system, whereby refugees would be re-distributed across the union.

This is the opposite of the force which drove everyone to abolish their borders. It is amygdalae, beginning to judge standing up and being confrontational as necessary. I am not sure they actually see that such aggression can produce superior outcomes in the future. Rather, I think their amygdalae are just irritated in a way that requires release. But that is how the human machine works. As the world turns from plenty to scarcity, people do this, and it yields superior outcomes in the future by forestalling whatever the irritant was – in this case more migrants and German disregard for the interests of other nations. And yet they may have no idea, on a conscious level, that their decision making apparatus has changed or that it is now adapted to a different environment.

Of course when amygdalae light up there are always those who are ahead of the curve, and representative of where things are trending:

Czech police detain driver for harassing Merkel’s motorcade…

A man in a black Mercedes “attempted to join the motorcade as it moved between Prague airport and Czech government headquarters…”

“While attempting to join the motorcade, he tried to run down police securing the road,” Bocan said, adding that officers had to use firearms to subdue the suspect…

Several hundred protesters, including members of anti-Islam groups, rallied in central Prague against Merkel and her decision to open the EU’s doors to refugees and migrants last summer.

I suspect, given current trends, that Merkel will eventually be pulled from a car by an angry mob, and by the time the mob has gotten big enough and agitated enough to do that, it will go farther than just a mild beating. Amygdalae feed on each other, and once there are enough people at this guy’s level of amygdala-stimulation, there will be no reasoning or logic – just raw amygdala venting.

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Neocons And Clinton Team Up To Raid Syria

Wolfowitz is on board with Team Clinton:

Leading neo-conservative Paul Wolfowitz said he would not back Donald Trump for US president and might vote for Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton instead, in an interview published Friday.

Why? We haven’t had enough wars in the Mideast – something Hillary agrees with completely:

Neocons and Clintonites have launched a major campaign with the goal of direct US military intervention and aggression against Syria, potentially leading to war with Iran and Russia. An early indication emerged as soon as it was clear the Hillary Clinton would be the Democratic Party nominee. Following the California primary, the NY Times reported on State Department diplomats issuing an internal memo “urging the United States to carry out military strikes against the government of President Bashar al Assad.”

In early August Dennis Ross and Andrew Tabler opined in the NY Times about “The Case for (Finally) Bombing Assad”. Dennis Ross is a favorite Clintonite. In her book “Hard Choices”, Clinton described how she asked Dennis Ross to come to the State Department to “work on Iran and regional issues”.

NY Times regular Nicholas Kristof made his pitch for war against Syria. According to the self-styled humanitarian, we need “safe zones” as proposed by Clintonite Madeline Albright and retired General James Cartwright. That is risky but “the risks of doing nothing in Syria are even greater”.

As many have speculated, there is something is Syria – an oil pipeline route, oil fields, some mineral deposit – which the elites want to get their hands on. More than likely, The Clinton Foundation is in line to get a huge payout if Hillary can just get in and expend ten or twenty thousand serviceman’s lives getting US control over that land.

The truth is, we have probably had more war and unrest in the Middle East under Obama than we had under the entire Bush regime. You have to wonder how Soro’s investments have benefited from all that war.

These small scale war expenditures are probably much of what has kept the economy barely treading water these past eight years. If it wasn’t for war, the US wouldn’t make anything, given the state of our manufacturing sector. And for any liberals thinking their candidates are the moral ones who don’t enrich the machine by waging gratuitous war, and they are the moral ones for supporting them, it just doesn’t work that way.

Only the right turned its back on its entire machine, and ignored the most ideological candidate in the race, to take a wild chance on an unproven, little known outsider, specifically because he wasn’t owned by the Party Machinery.

If Liberals want to avoid another eight years of endless war in the Middle East courtesy of the Neocon assholes, complete with murdered civilians, collateral damage, fleeing war refugees, dead children, and sacrificed American soldiers, all to line some fat cat’s bank account, then they have one choice.

His name is Donald Trump.

Along influence lines, there is a very strong amygdala pathway linking “War in the Mideast” against actors who have not bothered us, with aversive stimulus. There is also a very strong aversion to neocons among both the left and right, as well as a real distrust of Wolfowitz, even among many on the right. Using all of this to hammer Hillary by attaching it all to her would be a brilliant move. I hope Trump has it on his list.

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Could Chobani Yogurt End Up Infecting People With Tuberculosis?

You have to wonder:

TB Spiked 500 Percent In Twin Falls During 2012, As Chobani Yogurt Opened Plant…

Hamdi Ulukaya, the Kurdish entrepreneur, born in Turkey, who founded and is the majority owner of Chobani Yogurt, has publicly stated that 30 percent of his company’s 2,000 employees are refugees.

While it is not known how many of the more than one thousand refugees who have been resettled in Twin Falls by the CSIRP over the past decade have been hired to work at the local Chobani Yogurt plant, sources tell Breitbart News it is a significant number.

Are any of these TB-infected migrants cleaning out yogurt fermenters between batches? If so what happens if they sneeze at the wrong time, and inoculate the fermenter with TB before the milk is added? Could enough Mycobacterium tuberculosis survive and proliferate before the lactobacilli acidify the media, to produce a yogurt that could infect people? Current studies show some Lactobacilli have an inhibitory effect on TB in milk cultures, but I have no idea what species/strains Chobani uses, if they have that effect, nor do I think Chobani has any idea either.

And that ignores anything else the refugees may be carrying and innoculating.

It is not confidence inspiring to know that Tuberculosis is lurking in the very population he is hiring preferentially to operate bacteria fermenters that produce food that is being shipped all over the country.

I know I’m not eating any Chobani, given this.

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Clinton Foundation Not Rated By Charity Navigator

I love this Charity Navigator page on the Clinton Foundation:

Why isn’t this organization rated?

We had previously evaluated this organization, but have since determined that this charity’s atypical business model can not be accurately captured in our current rating methodology. Our removal of The Clinton Foundation from our site is neither a condemnation nor an endorsement of this charity. We reserve the right to reinstate a rating for The Clinton Foundation as soon as we identify a rating methodology that appropriately captures its business model.
What does it mean that this organization isn’t rated?

It simply means that the organization doesn’t meet our criteria. A lack of a rating does not indicate a positive or negative assessment by Charity Navigator.

In other words, to paraphrase a common meme, “They are guilty as hell, but we do not want to die suddenly and mysteriously!”

Charity Navigator does a fairly simple assessment of how much money the charity takes in, and how much it spends on actual charity.

A military charity like Fisher House, which spends 93.4% of its income on actual charity gets five stars. It is very simple.

The only way I can see the Clinton Foundation not being rated is that there is no real means of figuring out how much money comes in, and how much of what does come in, goes out. What is funny is how afraid everyone is of this Clinton Crime Machine.

The shocker about the Clinton Foundation?

Asset Amount $354,190,170

Income Amount $184,422,359

And that is the admitted numbers. Who know how accurate they are. With Hillary at State that account could be ten times that.

Interesting in light of the fact that Bill has a little-known shell corporation set up which is kept zero’d out so it doesn’t have to file any records – something reports on it say is common for money laundering.

Describing it as a “pass-through account” that holds no assets for any length of time, Corsi points out that by emptying the account to zero following each transaction, the Clintons avoid having to publicly disclose the account.

Funds passing through WJC LLC could end up in offshore accounts, money market accounts or other investments without any public scrutiny, Corsi explains.

Crooked Hillary is about as accurate a moniker as Trump could have come up with.

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Government Spookdom Is Officially For Hire

Homeland Security is on the Leslie Jones hack:

The hack of Leslie Jones‘ iCloud account is being investigated by Homeland Security, TheWrap has learned.

“ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in New York does currently have an open investigation,” the Department of Homeland Security told us on Thursday. “As a matter of agency policy, we are unable to disclose any information related to an active investigation.”

This is the most powerful wing of the public face of the new, hopped-up security state George Bush gave us, and it is openly jumping to serve a minor comic nobody has heard of, because she had a couple of booby pictures nobody wanted to see stolen off the cloud, and a Harambe tribute video posted up to make fun of her.

Now picture the semi-public/semi-private wing of government intelligence. The part that operates so outside the legal envelope that the governmental side hides the few files it generates under unrelated and unknown government offices nobody would file FOIAs with, and creates private contractor companies to hide the rest of it’s files and its employees’ activities behind bulk payments, vague government contracts, and the lack of transparency common to the public sector.

Imagine Soros calling up one of the Senators or the President he owns, and asking them to drop the surveillance state on your hot new tech start-up, so he can steal your secrets, crush your company, and add another billion to his hedge fund’s profits. Think it wouldn’t happen?

People have no idea how much the collapse will save this nation. At this point it is why I cheer every delay they create, knowing it will make the shortage worse when it finally hits. The worse it is, the more the entire government ceases to be able to fund all but the most shoestring operations, and the more the nation will begin to approach what the founders viewed as the ideals of a free society.

Meanwhile, on issues of real crime, Hillary was professionally deleting all evidence of her outing spies and running some sort of pay to play at the Clinton Foundation with possible money-laundering shell accounts, but the FBI decided that all wasn’t really that important:

South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy appeared on Fox News today and disclosed new details about the Clinton email scandal that seem to indicate intent to destroy evidence. Per the clip below, Gowdy reveals that Clinton used “BleachBit” to erase the “personal” emails from her private server…

During his appearance on Fox, Gowdy clearly indicates that Clinton’s use of BleachBit undermines her claims that she only deleted innocuous “personal” emails from her private server.

“If she considered them to be personal, then she and her lawyers had those emails deleted. They didn’t just push the delete button, they had them deleted where even God can’t read them.

“They were using something called BleachBit. You don’t use BleachBit for yoga emails.”

“When you’re using BleachBit, it is something you really do not want the world to see.”

Gowdy also questioned whether Hillary considered “Clinton Foundation” emails to be “personal” and, if not, asked why the FBI’s investigation revealed minimal emails about Foundation-related topics.

Until then, if any teenagers from 4chan are reading this, no more Harambe pictures for Leslie Jones unless you want Delta Force, supported by the 75th Rangers, killing the power at your house and rappelling down through your skylight, with live intel support straight from DIA, NSA, and the CIA, as the President and his National Security Council watch the lives feeds from the situation room.

This is the new America.

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Donald Out-groups Hillary

It is a clever rhetorical play for several reasons:

Donald Trump addressed Hillary Clinton’s upcoming remarks on the “alt-right” movement during his campaign rally in New Hampshire on Thursday, saying it’s “the oldest play in the Democratic playbook” and that although Democrats always return to that same well, “the well has run dry.”

Trump stated, “The news reports are that Hillary Clinton is going to try to accuse this campaign, and the millions of decent Americans who support this campaign, of being racists. It’s the oldest play in the Democratic playbook. When Democratic policies fail, they are left with only this one tired argument. It’s the last refuge of the discredited politician. They keep going back to this same well, but the well has run dry.”

“She’s attacking all of the decent people — of all backgrounds — that support this incredible, once in a life-time movement,” he added, saying she isn’t just attacking him.

Hillary tried to out-group Donald by laying an accusation on him she felt would unite the public against him. Donald turned it around, subconsciously making it look like it was Hillary alone, attacking millions of his supporters, all while subconsciously side-stepping the accusation himself.

Donald is like a master Judo fighter, turning all of Hillary’s attacks around effortlessly. It would be very impressive if he had just found an expert and was following his advice this well. But that he is doing it himself, is just mind-blowing.

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Flashback – Jonathan Haidt on Trigger Warnings And Microaggressions

An older article worth looking back on – Jonathan Haidt discusses trigger warnings and microaggressions:

Jeannie Suk’s New Yorker essay described the difficulties of teaching rape law in the age of trigger warnings. Some students, she wrote, have pressured their professors to avoid teaching the subject in order to protect themselves and their classmates from potential distress. Suk compares this to trying to teach “a medical student who is training to be a surgeon but who fears that he’ll become distressed if he sees or handles blood.”

However, there is a deeper problem with trigger warnings. According to the most-basic tenets of psychology, the very idea of helping people with anxiety disorders avoid the things they fear is misguided. A person who is trapped in an elevator during a power outage may panic and think she is going to die. That frightening experience can change neural connections in her amygdala, leading to an elevator phobia. If you want this woman to retain her fear for life, you should help her avoid elevators.

But if you want to help her return to normalcy, you should take your cues from Ivan Pavlov and guide her through a process known as exposure therapy. You might start by asking the woman to merely look at an elevator from a distance—standing in a building lobby, perhaps—until her apprehension begins to subside. If nothing bad happens while she’s standing in the lobby—if the fear is not “reinforced”—then she will begin to learn a new association: elevators are not dangerous. (This reduction in fear during exposure is called habituation.) Then, on subsequent days, you might ask her to get closer, and on later days to push the call button, and eventually to step in and go up one floor. This is how the amygdala can get rewired again to associate a previously feared situation with safety or normalcy.

The article is a massively long read, and most of the material you can extrapolate yourself if you read this site often. The only new thing is Haidt has coined the term “vindictive protectiveness” to describe the left’s vindictive attempts to punish those who violate their little safety bubble.

Some things Haidt is still behind on. Political polarization is a direct result of the same mechanism producing micro-aggressions and trigger warnings. The left cannot face reality, and that trait is increasing in scale and scope. On the other side, reality is getting worse, and that is driving conservatives to want everyone to face it so we can right this ship before it sinks. Combined, you have political polarization.

Haidt has not yet realized r/K Selection is the ghost in the machine responsible for everything, or more likely, if he has, he is not about to mention it and endure the inevitable shitstorm that would begin. The left’s reality-blindness is not a mistake, or a defect, or a disease – it is an evolved adaptation designed to help produce the r-strategy. It is a feature in the human machine, not a bug, and sudden resource shortage, mixed with a little Darwinian Selection will fix it naturally.

The article did contain this little ditty, which used properly could be of immense usefulness:

Common Cognitive Distortions

A partial list from Robert L. Leahy, Stephen J. F. Holland, and Lata K. McGinn’s Treatment Plans and Interventions for Depression and Anxiety Disorders (2012).

1. Mind reading. You assume that you know what people think without having sufficient evidence of their thoughts. “He thinks I’m a loser.”

2. Fortune-telling. You predict the future negatively: things will get worse, or there is danger ahead. “I’ll fail that exam,” or “I won’t get the job.”

3. Catastrophizing.You believe that what has happened or will happen will be so awful and unbearable that you won’t be able to stand it. “It would be terrible if I failed.”

4. Labeling. You assign global negative traits to yourself and others. “I’m undesirable,” or “He’s a rotten person.”

5. Discounting positives. You claim that the positive things you or others do are trivial. “That’s what wives are supposed to do—so it doesn’t count when she’s nice to me,” or “Those successes were easy, so they don’t matter.”

6. Negative filtering. You focus almost exclusively on the negatives and seldom notice the positives. “Look at all of the people who don’t like me.”

7. Overgeneralizing. You perceive a global pattern of negatives on the basis of a single incident. “This generally happens to me. I seem to fail at a lot of things.”

8. Dichotomous thinking. You view events or people in all-or-nothing terms. “I get rejected by everyone,” or “It was a complete waste of time.”

9. Blaming. You focus on the other person as the source of your negative feelings, and you refuse to take responsibility for changing yourself. “She’s to blame for the way I feel now,” or “My parents caused all my problems.”

10. What if? You keep asking a series of questions about “what if” something happens, and you fail to be satisfied with any of the answers. “Yeah, but what if I get anxious?,” or “What if I can’t catch my breath?”

11. Emotional reasoning. You let your feelings guide your interpretation of reality. “I feel depressed; therefore, my marriage is not working out.”

12. Inability to disconfirm. You reject any evidence or arguments that might contradict your negative thoughts. For example, when you have the thought I’m unlovable, you reject as irrelevant any evidence that people like you. Consequently, your thought cannot be refuted. “That’s not the real issue. There are deeper problems. There are other factors.”

Haidt cites these as common roots of the mental debility that leads to leftist/SJW fragility. I do not see this as fundamental enough of a description of the very root cause, to convey the type of deeper understanding I prefer to convey. So don’t try to use it to understand the disorder. For that the simple amygdala paradigm is far superior.

However if these are aspects of it in some regard, they can be used to exacerbate it. Leftist mental problems arise from amygdala over-activity, therefore these are psychological means of inducing crippling levels of amygdala hyperactivity in the mentally damaged. Use these to mold your amygdala hijacks. Over emphasize the negative, frame the slightly bad in terms of black and white, direct blame to look past the sale of the bad, fortune-tell the worst possible outcome and then catastrophize it as the worst possible outcome, and so on. And all along, see that amygdala spinning up like a gyroscope. Examples follow:

1. Mind reading. Everyone thinks you are a loser.

2. Fortune-telling. You are going to fail, there is no point in fighting it.

3. Catastrophizing. “Holy crap your situation is the worst possible position I could imagine anyone being in!”

4. Labeling. Your position sucks, you are a loser, you ideology is faggy.

5. Discounting positives. That good thing is meaningless. This, that, and the other are all horrible by comparison!

6. Negative filtering. You focus almost exclusively on the negatives and seldom notice the positives. “Look at all of the people who don’t like me.” I didn’t even need to rewrite this one for liberals.

7. Overgeneralizing. Nothing is going your way. Everything is falling apart for you. Donald… J… Trump.

8. Dichotomous thinking. You view events or people in all-or-nothing terms. You will never get everything you want, so you will always lose.

9. Blaming. You focus on the other person as the source of your negative feelings, and you refuse to take responsibility for changing yourself. We’re doing this to you, and there is nothing you can do about it!

10. What if? You keep asking a series of questions about “what if” something happens, and you fail to be satisfied with any of the answers. “What if things went wrong here? What if things went wrong there?” Probably best if mixed with fortune telling.

11. Emotional reasoning. You let your feelings guide your interpretation of reality. My favorite – “I can’t imagine how frustrating this all is for you! You must be so pissed off all the time! I know I would be, if I had it as bad as you!”

12. Inability to disconfirm. You reject any evidence or arguments that might contradict your negative thoughts. For example, when you have the thought I’m unlovable, you reject as irrelevant any evidence that people like you. Consequently, your thought cannot be refuted. “That’s not the real issue. There are deeper problems. There are other factors.” This is so perfect I wouldn’t even reword it.

The takeaway of the entire article, and what everyone who reads it should tweet whenever in a twitter war with SJWs, is that [ Leftist researcher Jonathan Haidt recommends SJWs and Feminists do Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for their mental illness ]. The effect that should have on the special snowflakes will be priceless.

If you are reading this site, in some places you are only two or three years ahead of the curve, in others you are decades ahead of the curve, but you are always ahead of the regular imbeciles elsewhere when it comes to understanding the why behind modern events. And often you are years ahead of even the cutting edge researchers in the field.

You will see this material elsewhere, but only once the rest of the world catches up.

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