Friday, November 23, 2007

Social Dominance: An Intergroup Theory of Social Hierarchy and Oppression

Free ebook on the subject.

Correlates with my earlier post about the social heirarchy, but in way more detail.

More evidence of biological cause of mental illness

Is allergic rhinitis more frequent in young adults with extreme shyness?

A preliminary survey
IR Bell, ML Jasnoski, J Kagan and DS King Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry, McLean Hospital, Belmont, Massachusetts.

Previous studies suggest that social anxiety, allergies and distressed affect may be interrelated in some persons. For example, extremely introverted patients experience a poorer course and outcome of allergies as well as greater degrees of distressed affect such as depression and anxiety than do extraverts. Patients with affective disorders have a higher prevalence of atopic allergy than the general population; families of patients with panic disorder and major depression have the highest frequency of shy children. Preliminary investigation also indicate that behaviorally inhibited Caucasian children (initially shy and cautions in unfamiliar situations) and their families have more allergies, especially hay fever, than do uninhibited, socially outgoing children. The present survey evaluated the frequency of self-reported shyness. The most introverted subjects had significantly higher scores on self reports of depression, fearfulness, and fatigue, as well as a higher prevalence of hay fever. The data support the possibility of a distinct subgroup of shy individuals with concomitant vulnerability to specific allergies and affective disorders.

I think it's obvious - if you get a faulty gene and have to live with a chronic sickness like an allergy disorder - you are going to feel bad because you are sick all the time. It is not that hard to put two and two together. Biology, currently, is still an important factor in how it relates to your position in the social heirarchy.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

The Anarchist Banker by Fernando Pessoa

Tyranny was created?... How was tyranny created?

- In the following manner... Some bossed others and led them where they wanted to; some imposed themselves on others and made them into what they wanted; some would scam others into doing what they wanted. I'm not saying they did this in serious things; really, there were no serious things there to be done. But the truth is that this happened always and everyday, and not only in propaganda-related subjects, but outside of them as well, in trivial everyday things. Some would unconsciously become bosses, others unconsciously subordinates. Some were bosses by imposition; others were by schemes. This was seen in the simplest of acts. For exemple: two of the guys would be going down a street together; they'd reach the end of the street, and one would have to go right and the other left; it was conviniente for each one to go in his particular direction. But the one that went left would tell the other , "come with me this way''; the other replied, and rightly, "Man, I can't; I have to go that way'' for some reason or another... But ultimately, against his will and convinience, there he'd go left with the other... This was once due to persuasion, another time by mere insistence, a third time for some other motive... This is, never because of a logical reason; there was always something spontaneous in this impostion and subordination, almost as if instinctive... And as in this clear example, in all other cases; from the least to the most important... Do you see what I'm getting at?

- Yes. But what the devil's so strange about that? It's the most natural thing...

- Is it? Let's see. What I ask you to notice is that it's completely contrary to anarchist doctrine. Notice that this took place in a small group, a group of no influence or importance, a group to which was not entrusted the solution to some grave question or decision about any dire matter. And notice that it took place within a group of people that united especifically to do whatever it could for the anarchist cause - i.e., to fight, as much as possible, the social fictions, and create, to a certain degree, future liberty.

Thanks to Acton from ASC for the above translation.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Happy November 5th!

Let's just hope that what they are actually celebrating for Guy Falkes day is his attempt to blow up parliament, not him being caught then executed.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Endgame - new Alex Jones documentary

Basically it's about how the global elites are trying to take control and establish a one world government to enslave the population and keep themselves in power.

The 2 hr 19 min video can be viewed here for free, or you can go and buy it in better quality at his official site here.

It is a pretty good documentary, probably his best yet. Focuses more on the global situation rather than just the USA. The only bad thing is that it might depress you or make you more paranoid. I just hope that it won't happen, but the evidence Jones uses is pretty convincing.