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Understanding Society

Understanding Society

A talk, book, and series of posts to write.

  1. How to Read A Book
  2. Normativeness and Tolerance
    1. Bullying
      1. Political Correctness is bullying at the Telos
        1. Intolerant Tolerance
        2. Insensible Sensitivities
      2. Vitriol is bullying at the Ethos
        1. Fat Shaming
        2. Height Shaming
      3. Both inescapably real
        1. Cheerleading — non-critical praise — Instagram
          1. Toxic Harmony
            1. Japan's art revolution at culturural disease
            2. Now America
        2. Critic — non-encouraging critique — Twitter
          1. Toxic Disagreement
            1. Nitpicking
            2. Self-harm
      4. Coaching and Coachable
        1. Acceptance
        2. Growth
        3. Overcome
        4. Positive Balance of Aggression and Submission
          1. Yin and Yang
  3. Wishes and Necessity
    1. Feminisation of the work force and government
      1. Safe Spaces
        1. Male vs Female perception of slights
          1. Personality and statistical differences
            1. Evolution theory trumps psychological conjecture
              1. Individual versus Group versus Synthesis
                1. Suicide
                2. Gender
                  1. Marriage
                    1. Roles & Responsibilities
      2. Affirmative Action
        1. Commodification
          1. Economic Engineering
            1. Left—Authoritarianism and Political Compass
              1. Self-righteousness
                1. Utilitarianism
                  1. Governance
                    1. Liberty
                    2. Left-Libertarianism vs Right-libertarianism
        2. Self-emergent governance
          1. Frederic Bastiat
          2. Code of Ethic versus Code of Conduct
          3. Elinor Ostrom
          4. Thomas Sowell
          5. Henry Hazlitt
  4. Philosophy and Psychotechnologies
    1. Pre-Artistotle — What I intuit is true
      1. Pre-Kant — What I reason is true
        1. Pre-Rand — What I impose is true
          1. Science
            1. Religion
            2. Method
              1. Economics
                1. Science of wealth; study of relationship between goods and services
                  1. Systems
                    1. Inputs and Outputs
              2. Philosophy
                1. Science of eudaimonia; study of experience, what it is, and how to achieve it
                  1. Attention
                    1. Actions and Consequences
              3. Politics
                1. Science of power; study of aggression, when and how to use it
                  1. Hierarchies
                    1. Dominance and Submission
    2. Ignorance versus Resistance
      1. Easier to socially engineer towards self-righteous progress, once the reasons for the status quo are forgotten
      2. Projection
        1. Perception
          1. Road to Wigan Pier
          2. Gulag Archipelago
          3. Left vs Right
        2. Attention
          1. It starts with your attention, then your meaning, then your thoughts and emotions, then your actions
          2. Changes to your attention, changes your meaning, changes your thoughts and emotions, changes your actions
      3. Paradoxes exist
      4. Rationale-political-ignorance paired with democracy eventuates crude understandings and crass governance
        1. Founding Fathers
        2. Anti-fragile electorate
      5. Work
        1. Deep work
          1. Passion vs Fervor
            1. Cal Newport
            2. Snowflakes
              1. Richard Yates
  5. Spirit
    1. Comfort and Sacrifice
      1. Fear of death
        1. Fantasy
      2. The psyche survives the body
      3. Strength
    2. Persona and Subjugation
      1. Ignorance
      2. Sophistication
    3. Understanding and Meaning
      1. Hopeless Emptiness
        1. Crime and Punishment
        2. Charles Manson
      2. Know thyself
        1. Vervaeke
      3. Self esteem, trust, accountability
        1. Lionel Shriver
    4. Agency
      1. Inalienable right to self govern
        1. Hong Kong
  6. War
    1. Art & Symbolic
      1. Subtexts
      2. Conscious vs Unconscious
      3. Reality vs Dream
      4. Wishes
    2. Modesty, Virtue, Narrative, Religion
      1. Daniel Defoe
      2. Revolutionary Road
      3. The Man who Wouldn’t Stand Up
    3. Niggerly and Engineered
      1. Brave New World
      2. Invisible Man
      3. Buddhism
    4. Surveillance and Power
      1. Snowden
      2. China
    5. Resistance and Independence
      1. Matrix
      2. Bushido
        1. Inazō Nitobe
      3. William Penn
      4. Jefferson — Right to bear arms
      5. Legalisation — Amendments
      6. Data as Papers — Self-Governance
    6. Counter-economics
      1. Avoidance of the thievery
      2. Defunding the oppressive machineries
        1. Corporate and Government
      3. Privacy
        1. Cryptography
    7. Economics
      1. Global Citizenship
      2. Borderless Economy
      3. Contextual Culture
      4. Self Governence
    8. Innovation
      1. Evolution
        1. Liquid Democracy
          1. Flux Party
        2. Cryptocurrency
      2. Revolution
        1. Liberland
        2. Praxxis/Elixxer
      3. Bevry & Fountain
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@JustMaier JustMaier commented Dec 10, 2019

Ben, you should at least do some twitter threads about these. I want to know more...

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