Archive for January 2010

Real leaders vs con artists

January 25, 2010

Courtesy of Danny Lemieux.

In reply to this article that purports to apologize for voting for OBAMA (Our Big Arse Mistake America):

But as soon as Palin climbed out of her igloo and onto the national scene, well, there was no turning back for me.

Alert! Alert! Discrimination against eskimos. Racial and ethnic hatred.

You see, I felt my choice was to risk McCain dropping dead and letting the world’s most well-known hockey mom run this country

That’s rather idiotic. Her thinking that this was her idea, rather than what she was programmed to feel. I’ve had the luck to pick up some NLP knowledge and what PUAs use to manipulate, on a 1v1 connection, the emotions of men and women. It’s not as hard as I had thought. Nor did it require millions of dollars to fund a propaganda operation.

Like many others, my view is narrow. I vote for the candidate I think will be best for me. I often define myself as a fiscal conservative and a social liberal. But above all, I want to feel safe and I don’t want to feel that I am being ripped off. I want a president who inspires me and cares about my contribution to the fabric of the country. I want a president with experience and savvy, a Commander in Chief who puts our country and its citizens first.

Based upon that, I have to ask this: is she looking for a leader or a lover?

A lover for a female must necessarily be male, most of the time. But since when did women become so fixated on sexism that their expectation of a leader was that it would always be a man?

In the frontier culture or the Southern culture, we aren’t so insecure in ourselves that we believe leadership is limited to one sex alone. Nor do we have problems taking orders from men or women, so long as they are worthy of our trust.

But Jill isn’t worthy of having a good leader. Her actions speak louder than her words. But even if she isn’t worthy, a great leader would still have tried to help her, rather than make class warfare against her… if Jill had let that leader come to power, rather than supporting her enemies.

These people have selfish interests but don’t seem to understand that a real leader, an alpha of either male or female origins, is not someone who is selfish or self-centered or insensitive to the interests and needs of others. But because so many Americans have lost the traditions of proper behavior, they can’t even figure out what is a con man as opposed to an honest man.

Things are that bad. It would benefit people a lot to get a re-education on what real leaders are.

Another reply to the RealCP post.

This is a great picture of a bridge.

Utawarerumono Review

January 23, 2010

Utawarerumono review

I’ve played the SRPG this story was based upon. Now when I say ‘based upon’, that means 90% of the story, character, and dialogue from the anime was based upon it. What was the other 10%? Stuff they made up or changed about the original story, for some fool’s gold, I suppose.

This means that you didn’t get the original story or the original plot progression. You got an adulterated version that wasn’t too well put together. The fact that it is still emotionally appealing, means that the original story was 10x better in terms of orchestration and skill. The time constraint of 26 episodes weren’t too bad, but they wasted a lot of time with unnecessary things.

I saw the last 6 episodes and various other character introduction episodes, like Touka or Derihourai, of the anime right after I finished Utawarerumono PC. I’ll give a precise list of a little they didn’t cover. 5 and 6 contains spoilers that should be avoided if you haven’t seen the anime to the end or have not finished the SRPG.

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Note About Life, Happiness, and Goals

January 16, 2010

While the designation ‘Alpha’ is normally applied to men, it does apply to women. Only if you isolate it to the harem situation do you exclusively single out the male gender, otherwise it is encompasses far more. Since people normally speak of dominant sexual roles for men, it’s easy to get into a habit of conflating the two. There’s another way to look at it, however.

The process of evolution resulted in behavioral modifications. But those models, such as the harem, buck, rooster, pack, herd, water buffalo, prey, or predator routines are not ends in themselves. They weren’t created, adapted, or modified just to be. They were there to do something: a job, a goal, a function.

Essentially, nature has no preference for some style or form of power or order. If things work better, that is the way it is. There is no self-deception in the fabric of reality. It does not have fetishes, preferences, or ideological goals. It doesn’t need things to be one way rather than another, for fear of the things we fear.

If you review modern Hollywood esque culture, you might notice that sex is marketed almost as an end in itself. Money, fame, glory, lack of inhibitions are all designed to produce pleasure, but only one specific type: sexual.

People who have grown up with this dream or utopia in their minds, tend to judge worth and value, especially self-value, in the number and quality of sexual partners. Anything that gets in the way, inhibitions, religious mores, self-control, self-discipline, awareness of risks, must be bypassed to get to the End Goal: sexual pleasure.

When they encounter the harem situation, one man being orbited by many attractive or young women, they immediately make the value judgment that this is high class or high value, something equated with strength or survival or whatever jumble of emotions one would call serenity/happiness.

Regardless of how many times they may speak with their mind about seeking the one thing that would make their life worthwhile, these archetypes, illusions, and utopian esque dreams are embedded in their unconscious thoughts from the time when they were very little and had no resistance to external stimuli. Children do not reject the world, but rather embrace it in the form of curiosity. They have no inhibitions, normally, that would prevent them from learning. They lack a formed political or self identity that would be threatened by the presence of new, counter-factual, or inconsistent datum. Because this was absorbed early on without question, the conscious and logical mind has a difficult time when it is necessary to challenge such premises. These were accepted as reality, with no resistance in the core of the self, much as one accepts that the sun will rise in the east and set in the west. Not only is the answer not sought, but the question never even comes up. There’s no point questioning the fabric of reality, so people don’t do it. Not even when they should. Fables are at least recognized as not entirely true by adults. But when the whole world agrees that sex sells, there is an implicit assumption of power and validation there. There’s no reason to question, if one has imbibed this philosophical premise from an early age. But there is a reason.

The very act of life requires basic necessities. To get a clump of organisms together such that they are working together, providing security, food, water, and reproductive capacity for sustainment, requires functions: jobs that must be done. Cooperation requires more than just the intention or agreement of need, it requires an actual function or ability, a bridge, that must be created and then used. Over the eternity of this universe, this work in progress has been done, whether guided or unguided by a conscious determination.

Our single cell progenitors didn’t do their work for aeons just so we can reproduce ourselves. If reproduction was the end goal, that could have been accomplished a long time ago. Yet, single cells sacrificed their own existence for something greater. Never aware or aware in a way that cannot be perceived, during the aeons of existence on planet earth pure existence was sacrificed in favor of shorter, more complex, states. Reproduction, the sexual act and the incentives for it, is a means to an end. Because the ultimate goal of life cannot be accomplished in a year, or a thousand years, preparations must be made to continue beyond mortality. And while it would have been simple, in comparison, to simply reproduce a cell endlessly through copying and reproduction through splitting or duplication, it would not have produced more complex life. It would not have been able to serve the function of adapting to the world or to the fabric of reality. It would not have gotten stronger, nor have become self-aware.

It would be a mistake to lose sight of this goal in favor of what got us here in the first place. What got us here isn’t the end goal, it was the means to allow us to get here and it is the means by which we can use to create better functions to get us even farther. Getting stuck now, wasn’t the Game Plan to begin with.

When you see it that way, when you can look into the future and draw a line from where you are at to that point in the future, regardless of how nebulous the initial vision was, then you can reverse engineer what sex, relationships, and alpha leaders were supposed to be. There were seemingly unsurmountable problems dealing with how to create cooperation where there lacked a will or desire. But they were solved. If a plant cannot reason, it at least has one clear desire: sunlight. Its very being is designed for it and it will change itself to better acquire it. Failure or success is almost beside the point compared to that all encompassing desire.

The concept of hierarchy can be seen as a tool designed to deal with the problems of getting life together and making something out of the raw material. No single cell could produce, on its own, the necessary functions of life. Cooperation was mandatory, not an ideological whim. The moment the laws of the universe cooled down to this state, it became so. Yet, it was one thing to tell a hive or a clump of obedient cells what to do, another thing entirely to convince people with complex self-aware thoughts to do something specific. An alpha role was adapted for this purpose: the more complex the life, the more complex the coordination required. Any systemic failure will result in warfare, where organisms destroy each other rather than cooperate. This deficiency in resources could mean ultimate failure, so there preserves a motivation to fix failures using whatever was available.

If your cells could sing, all you would need to do was to listen to your own blood to see an example.

If it wasn’t for the magnetic shield this planet has, life would either not exist here or would have taken a different form entirely. Yet the end goal would never have changed, even if at the end of the universe, final entropy, that goal was still without concrete and precise form.

Sunspots

January 14, 2010

Part 2 and 3 are available if you click on the video or use the link after the video finishes.

Saved a Deleted Thread

January 12, 2010

The Awesome Power of a Wife’s Love! [yea, yea, I know, make your complaints on the relevant forums]

by zed on January 12, 2010 (more…)

War of the Sexes

January 11, 2010

First it was the Two Americas. Then it was race warfare. Then it was class warfare between the poor and the rich. Now we get to see gender conflict. Of course, it all started with one thing: Leftist Ideology.

Neutral in Bias more or less

http://www.city-journal.org/2008/18_4_darwinist_dating.html

Advocate for Men’s Rights and some have resentments against Women.

http://www.venusianarts.com/

the-misandry-bubble.html

how-game-secured-american-independence/

http://www.inmalafide.com/2009/10/06/eternal-solipsism-of-the-female-mind/

The Rebuttal

http://www.villainouscompany.com/vcblog/archives/2010/01/fact_checking_t.html

http://www.thedonovan.com/swwbo/2010/01/the-futurist-is-apparently-the.html

http://www.bookwormroom.com/2010/01/11/the-need-for-an-honest-21st-century-debate-about-abortion/

On a related note, there’s book’s narration of the abortion history.

There’s a lot to read, so skim the longer posts. You’ll get the tone right off.

Here’s some fire in the sky and ice on earth.

War Against Enemies of Humanity

January 6, 2010

The Left are not misguided; they are evil.

There is no point in compromising with enemies of humanity.

A view into the heart of evil, by one who saw it from the inside.

Elfen Lied

January 5, 2010

I just finished watching the DVD for Elfen Lied. This was soon after seeing the two endings for Fate:Stay Night (3 different endings)

Hollywood has sappy happy endings. Japanese artistic work normally has tragedy and stuff where good people suffer and bad people are left alive. Actually, you got that in Hollywood stuff too, but you usually have a Deus Ex Machina moment where the heroes use some super speed or power to save the day. In the real world, that’s not the case, and the Japanese aren’t afraid to show it the way it is.

Thus these sad ends are like the Fall of Saigon. Good people end up being executed after watching their families killed. Bad people end up in power, with riches, and even with moral superiority, like Edward Kennedy. They die natural deaths and live out their lifespans, while the dead have nothing but unmarked graves to attend them. That’s pretty sad. It’s not tragedy, for it was always the hero’s arrogance and flaws that did them in for Greek tragedies. Here, there is no flaw in the heroes, except a simple lack of power. A simple power disparity is what leads to the triumph of evil over good.

I can name 5 original works in Japan that have such endings. Chrno Crusade, Heart of the Shinobi, Air, one story arc from Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Fate:Stay Night Ending 1, and now Elfen Lied. The Japanese, for various cultural, historical, and religious reasons, are able to portray what is called the Beautiful Death. If the Klingons had gotten a better socio-political-historical background, you would have seen something connected to it with their ‘it is a good day to die’. But you didn’t, so that’s that.

The ending hits the heart hard like a hammer. And the repeated blows are a result of another emotion: love of the characters. They are noble characters: good people. Their suffering is not a tragedy but a crime against humanity. But their death comes with grace and dignity, because of who they are.

People who have seen too much of this stuff tend to believe in things like peace through superior firepower. There’s an intellectual explanation, of course, but there’s also an emotional drive. Maybe the emotions hit first and the intellect only figured out a way to resolve the conflict later on as an application of rationality.

Power is pointless if you cannot use it to save those you care about. See enough suffering, and care enough about the good things in humanity, and inevitably you’ll come to a choice. Which path you choose determines whether you side with good or whether you side with evil.


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