Wednesday, December 24, 2014

And the Insane Word Became Flesh: Islamic Rage, Macroaggressive Feminists, and Racist Hallucinations

To post or not to post... We'll give it a shot. Yesterday we were discussing the historically gradual separation of interior from exterior, or subject from object, or psyche from environment. Of course, this first required the discovery of the interior, which is another way of saying the invention of the individual.

Importantly, this is both discovery and invention; like any new land, we cannot discover it without simultaneously changing it, at least if we are going to actually live there. And once there, it is hard to revert to the state of pre-discovery and put the truthpaste back in the tube. In other words, it is very difficult for us to know what it was like to be a pre-individual hive-person. Unless you've been to graduate school, in which case you might have a feel for it.

And yet, we do see reversion to pre-individual ways of being, for example, in the liberal mob. A liberal by definition rejects or falls short of his concrete individuality and instead identifies with an abstract group of some type, usually a persecuted one. But the persecution, at least in America, is usually a projection of the interior into the exterior.

If this were not the case, then, say, Thomas Sowell (and other black thinkers such as Jason Riley) would be as freaked out about our omnipresent racism as Obama, Sharpton, Holder, and the rest of the left wing rabble. But he's not at all freaked out about it. Rather, like any sane individual -- or, let's just say individual -- he is concerned about the bill coming due on the left's flagrantly irresponsible use of the race card to purchase power.

Let's put it this way: if you believe, as does Obama's spiritual mentor, that America should be damned, then these murdered police officers are just more chickens come home to roost. It's the price of progress.

As Sowell writes, "No politician in the country has done more [than deBlasio] to play the race card against the police and spread the notion that cops are the big problem in minority communities." This is what happens -- and perhaps should happen -- if the black community is really a "'colonial' society being 'occupied' by white policemen who target young blacks." If you were in that situation, wouldn't you lash out violently?

So, as I said yesterday, this separation of inside from outside is very much an ongoing struggle, for some populations much more so than others.


Consider the Eleven Most Politically Correct Moments on College Campuses in 2014. Let's look at the first: "microaggressions." What is a microaggression? As they candidly acknowledge, it has no objective definition, since there is no such thing as truth anyway ("there are no objective definitions to words and phrases").

Therefore, a microaggression is anything that offends a liberal for any reason at any time. Follow this insane logic to its ultimate end, and feelings become the only arbiter of reality. From here it is but a step to totalitarianism, which differs from mere tyranny, in that the latter doesn't care what you think, only what you do. But the leftist totalitarian cannot tolerate deviant thoughts, and tries to exert control over interiors.

So, if you find yourself being accused of microaggression, you really need to ramp it up and be more aggressive. And if you're not accused of microaggression, you need to grow a pair and start offending these victim-bullies.

Look at #2: feminists are somehow upset that someone invented a nail polish that changes colors when it comes into contact with the so-called date-rape drug. That's a good thing, isn't it? NO! "I don’t want to fucking test my drink when I’m at the bar... That’s not the world I want to live in.” The latter part is the operative principle of the left: That’s not the world I want to live in! And You'd better conform yourself to mine, or else!

Yes, but... this is the only world there is.

Not true. As we have discussed in the past, just as, in terms of economic development, there is the first world, second world, third world, etc., there are various psychic worlds inhabited by different populations. Al Sharpton's world is not our world, because, among other reasons, his is a demon-haunted world peopled by projections of his own sociopathy. Does it surprise you that a sociopath should see sociopathy everywhere, or that envious people see greed everywhere, or that racists see race everywhere? Then you are not Raccoon material.

#3: promoting anti-rape culture is just another form of rape-culture, since men shouldn't have to be told to respect women. Feminism is sort of like the Wife From Hell, only in collective form, isn't it?

First of all, these women don't even want to be respected as women, because they have rejected their own femininity (which is a big reason why the men around them behave the way the do; if you think men are hateful, don't be surprise if your world is peopled by hateful men, as per the above). Happy Acres Guy's hypothesis is correct, that "we are treating women like men, and they are screaming for help."

Such ovary tower feminists are desperately in need of a strong and virtuous man to put them (meaning the sick part that is screaming for help) in their place. Short of that, there is no cure for their female psychosis. Healthy females know exactly what I'm talking about, and won't perceive any aggression whatsoever in this observation (except perhaps in the way that spiritual combat must be "aggressive," or at least firm, in the face of hysteria).

Rather, they will say to themselves, there but for the grace of God... -- just as I say the same thing in contemplating who I might have been in the absence of my wife. The spiritual transformation is mutual because the sexes are complementary. It's why we have them instead of "genders," which are to sex what the constitution is to liberals: anything you want them to be. You're freeeeee, like a fish liberated from the water.

It also occurs to me that "angry feminist" is a pleonasm, like a Palestinian "day of rage." What is the difference between a day of rage and any other day? A run on rocks, I guess.

Speaking of our Muslim friends, my attention was also arrested by this interview with a member of the Islamic State. They too project their interior into the exterior, which is the sole source of their motivation. In other words, if they were to withdraw their psychic projections, they would have absolutely nothing to do but sit in the sand all day and contemplate the pathetic state of the Islamic world. But by projecting this into the west and attacking it, it converts weakness into strength, and every day can be a bracing new day of rage.

You know what they say: all peace and no rage makes jihadi a dull goy.

The projection obviously feels quite real, hardly different from a hallucination: "there were 50 new fighters who came every day.... And I just could not believe the glow in their eyes. They felt like they were coming to a promised land, like they were fighting for the right thing."

Thus, there are real physiological changes that take place with the new reality, surges of adrenaline, testosterone, dopamine, serotonin, and other vivifying and self-rewarding hormones and neurotransmitters. The fantasy becomes even more real in this way, as the insane word takes on flesh.

As with the left, regress equals progress, since they live in an inverted world: "Slavery absolutely signals progress.... I would say that slavery is a great help to us and we will continue to have slavery and beheadings, it is part of our religion."

Multiculturalism. Isn't it beautiful?

Memo to feminists: this is what rape culture actually looks like:

"[C]apturing women is permissible if they are nonbelievers." If the slave is "a virgin, he [the owner] can have intercourse with her immediately after the ownership is fulfilled." However, "If she was not a virgin, her uterus must be purified." (Don't ask.)

What about underage girls? Please. These are not barbarians. There are strict and even convenient rules of engagement: "It is permissible to have intercourse with the female slave who hasn't reached puberty if she is fit for intercourse.... However, if she is not fit for intercourse, he [the owner] can only enjoy her without intercourse."

I will just conclude by emphasizing that all of this has very much to do with the holiday we celebrate tomorrow, only in the manner of a pneumagraphic negative. Which we will further discuss as this series of posts spins out.


Blogger Joan of Argghh! said...

Excellent as ever, Bob.

A Merry Christmas to you and your tribe of individuals!

Here's a pleasant 30 minutes from Joy Gresham Lewis' journey toward the Light:

12/24/2014 09:13:00 AM  
Blogger Joan of Argghh! said...

Oops. A live link might be helpful.

Merry Christmas to my Raccoon family. You all make me smile, and enrich my life with thoughts worth thinking. Blessings to one and all!

12/24/2014 09:15:00 AM  
Blogger julie said...

Thanks for that, Joan, and I'll second everything you said :)

Merry Christmas to you and to all of the Raccoons!

12/24/2014 09:39:00 AM  
Blogger mushroom said...

It looks like I missed out on the fun Monday.

Merry Christmas!

Back later to catch up.

12/24/2014 10:02:00 AM  
Blogger ted said...

Joan, that was a lovely spiritual narrative. Bob, great post as always. Everyone, Merry Christmas! Upwards, and onwards.

12/24/2014 10:46:00 AM  
Blogger Rick said...

Merry Christmas, my friends!

12/24/2014 11:32:00 AM  
Blogger USS Ben USN (Ret) said...

"Therefore, a microaggression is anything that offends a liberal for any reason at any time. Follow this insane logic to its ultimate end, and feelings become the only arbiter of reality. From here it is but a step to totalitarianism, which differs from mere tyranny, in that the latter doesn't care what you think, only what you do. But the leftist totalitarian cannot tolerate deviant thoughts, and tries to exert control over interiors."

Aye, letting feelings master our minds, particularly feelings based on lies is a recipe for pandermonium.

12/24/2014 01:54:00 PM  
Blogger USS Ben USN (Ret) said...

Merry Christmas brothers and sisters!
God bless you all and thank you for being you. :^)

12/24/2014 01:57:00 PM  
Blogger USS Ben USN (Ret) said...

"So, if you find yourself being accused of microaggression, you really need to ramp it up and be more aggressive. And if you're not accused of microaggression, you need to grow a pair."

If we ain't aggressive about exposing lies then lies will surely be aggressive exposing the coward who is ashamed of the truth.

12/24/2014 02:01:00 PM  
Blogger USS Ben USN (Ret) said...

"Calling this social degeneracy “a legacy of slavery” is not just an excuse for those who engage in it, it is an excuse for the ideology of the intelligentsia behind the social policies that promoted this degeneracy."

Kaboom! Thomas Sowell does an amazing job of pointing out the truth.

12/24/2014 06:43:00 PM  
Blogger Van Harvey said...

Merry Christmas to all you Raccoons!

12/24/2014 10:38:00 PM  
Blogger Sal said...

Merry Christmas, all!
Still reading, still loving the site- thanks, Bob.

Our youngest was in a bad car accident at Thanksgiving last year. This year has been all about her recovery from the physical injuries and the TBI. She has made a lot of progress and we have many hopes for the new year- different meds, better therapy choices, new docs.

Just the thought that this site exists and the Raccoons are doing their jobs- cheering.

12/25/2014 04:59:00 AM  
Blogger USS Ben USN (Ret) said...

Hi Sal,
I hope amd pray your youngest heals up okay, and that the therapies are successful.

12/25/2014 08:09:00 AM  
Blogger Leslie Godwin said...

Merry Christmas to our family in the cloud!

Sal, so good to see you here, but very sorry about the accident. Praying for a full recovery.

Mrs. G

12/25/2014 09:23:00 AM  
Blogger julie said...

Hi Sal! It is good to hear from you. I'm very sorry to hear about your daughter, though glad that she is recovering. You and your family will be in my prayers, too.

Merry Christmas, and may the new year be filled with blessings!

12/25/2014 12:15:00 PM  
Blogger Sal said...

thanks, everyone.
We are, as I said, looking forward to a much better year this time, and wish a happy one to all here!

12/27/2014 08:42:00 AM  

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