If there’s no cooler, there’s no community. The only thing that can constrain evil is a greater evil.
I’ve been binge-watching this series that’s basically a remake of “Lord of the Flies“, where one of their themes is how order is created out of chaos.
Someone evil rises up and a lot of the kids start following him because they want to be a a part of the power structure.
The evil kid is kept in check by a collaboration between a smart kid and a cool kid who uses his power for good.. Not meaning superpower, meaning that he assesses what he feels is the right thing to do and then makes strides to make that happen.
When they make these stories, they practically invariably make the good guy a 100% good guy.
This isn’t actually possible because the only thing that can check and constrain evil is a higher level of evil. Continue reading “Smacking Vultures [Loser Society]”
Let’s discuss self-oppressing personalities…
The best way to defeat people is to convince them that they’re worthless.
This is because once they believe this about themselves, they continually exhibit lowlife behavior because they see themselves AS lowlives instead of regular human beings.
Then they turn around and complain that people are treating them LIKE lowlives and descend even further into self-defeating behavior.
Nobody is better at oppressing you than you are.
If you take someone out of the game without breaking their spirit, they can always get back in the game.
There’s a difference between LOSING and BEING A LOSER.
Winners lose all the time, unless they’re playing a game that’s too easy for them or against people that aren’t any competition for them whatsoever.
Losers lose and then reinforce their own belief that they were SUPPOSED to lose because they ARE losers.
If you can get people who should be winners to self-define as losers, your job is done and they’ll wipe themselves out. Continue reading “Institutionalized Personalities”
There’s no such thing as “The Female Society”. There is no annual meeting where all women sit down and decide what all women are going to do as a collective.
Therefore, the concept of all women stopping giving it up at the same time doesn’t make any sense, though it makes for good theater. 😀
Conflation occurs when the identities of two or more individuals, concepts, or places, sharing some characteristics of one another, seem to be a single identity — the differences appear to become lost.
In other words, when you look at two people and assume they’re part of the same society but they actually aren’t, you make mistakes in dealing with those people.
Spike Lee just did a movie based on the play Lysistrata, which is, literally and without exaggeration… THOUSANDS. OF. YEARS. OLD.
If you think it didn’t represent the modern day horror story that is the slums of Chicago, Illinois, USA, you’re absolutely right.
Here’s what the play was about:
Lysistrata (/laɪˈsɪstrətə/ or /ˌlɪsəˈstrɑːtə/; Attic Greek: Λυσιστράτη, “Army Disbander”) is a comedy by Aristophanes. Originally performed in classical Athens in 411 BC, it is a comic account of one woman’s extraordinary mission to end the Peloponnesian War. Lysistrata persuades the women of Greece to withhold sexual privileges from their husbands and lovers as a means of forcing the men to negotiate peace—a strategy, however, that inflames the battle between the sexes. The play is notable for being an early exposé of sexual relations in a male-dominated society.
Sound familiar? 😀 Continue reading “Conflation and False Societies”