the Brain Feed.
20 May 6:00pm
According to a 2006 study, collective guilt is an entirely self-focused emotion. It's not about helping disadvantaged out-groups, it's about alleviating a personal burden of shame.
19 May 9:00pm
If you want me to call you "they," you'd better be at least two people.
19 May 5:00pm
Trigger warning: contains lots of saying the quiet part out loud, and independent thought.
15 May 5:20pm
Piss commies off THIS much:
1 day ago
How long ago was your recent visit to the "therapist"? You need help, my friend; you aren't well above you mouth. Just check it.
14 May 12:40
TL;DR: Frivolous accusations of racism, especially against young whites who were raised to treat everyone equally, ends up creating more racists. It's just like the scene from Good Will Hunting, "I always chose the wrench...because fuck him." Read it.
14 May 10:40
Darpa outlines a brand new category of extremism: "Patriot Extremism," here, on page 4:
First, they came for the Nazis.
"This ideology holds that the US government has become corrupt, has overstepped its constitutional boundaries or is no longer capable of protecting the people against foreign threats."
But I did not speak ― for I was not a Nazi.
14 May 10:30am
No, Trump did not "incite" the capitol riots, says Christopher Miller, a former pentagon official.
14 May 10:00am
People seem to like my writing more when they can just assume I'm talking about their enemies. They don't like it when they can tell I'm talking about them.
12 May 8:15am
The media lie in order to encourage anger, instability, and rioting. Cancel your cable.
11 May 8:30am
Covid skeptics and anti-maskers are more objective, data literate, and "their approach to the pandemic is grounded in more scientific rigor, not less," says science:
"Indeed, anti-maskers often reveal themselves to be more sophisticated in their understanding of how scientific knowledge is socially constructed than their ideological adversaries, who espouse naïve realism about the 'objective' truth of public health data."
"In other words, anti-maskers value unmediated access to information and privilege personal research and direct reading over 'expert' interpretations."
"Arguing anti-maskers need more scientific literacy is to characterize their approach as uninformed & inexplicably extreme. This study shows the opposite"
Another damaging sociocultural negative to emerge from the Covid pandemic: the conditioning of ordinary people to believe that data-driven skeptics are dangerous and reactionary.
9 May 4:00pm
Oi, I've added a link above to my Medium articles. Have a read if you're into reading and won't be offended by political editorials.
7 May 8:00am
The fake news and their mental health expert friends synergize quite nicely. The news makes us insane, the mental health experts go on the news and say, "Yup, people are going insane nowadays, it's weird," and then the news will somehow manage to blame white males for it. It's like music. So coordinated and harmonious.
6 May 1:30pm
No, the origin of the police was not southern slave patrols. That's fucking riddiculus.
3 May 8:30am
Normally, I try to avoid paying too much attention to my stats on Medium, lest I get social-media'd and go insane (again), but I take a certain cheeky-capitalist pride in pointedly checking the stats for my story bashing the Communist Manifesto, which is doing better than I expected.
Also, it attracts triggered West Coast Communist types in the comments, so that means I've hit a nerve.
22 Apr 3:15pm
3 May 8:40 am
Upon further reflection, this is actually something exactly resembling the amazing and existentially horrifying game Soma, which you should absolutely watch a playthrough of, or at least read its spoiler-riffic Wikipedia page.
2 Apr 8:00am
I just read an article, "Thirty, Flirty, and Not Thriving" - The increasingly cold, conniving, and lonely millenial generation of women have found themselves at age thirty to be more like "the bad Jenna" from that middle bit of the film Thirteen Going On Thirty. Too bad they can't go back to thirteen to stop being so vapid and awful. That's what happens when millions of young people are conditioned to think that having children would be the worst possible outcome. Starting a family used to be the ultimate aspiration.
31 Mar 1:30pm
The National Bureau of Absolute Certainty (NBAS)
Motto: "Morte et Tributa"
29 Mar 9:50am
Martin Scorsese directs Robert DeNiro in: Uber Driver.