The Death of Type A on the Left

Working in politics and in the nonprofit sector, one thing that is apparent is the lack of Type A personality and the desperate need for it. Any degree of assertiveness is seen as aggressive and impolite even when the world is literally burning. The general response one gets when one acts with the appropriate urgencyContinue reading “The Death of Type A on the Left”

Hedonism and Populism

One of the most curious social phenomenon is that so many decades after the sexual revolution, sex is still regarded as edgy. Same with alcohol. People talk about drinking heavily like it is some bold and radical act of subversion. The Volstead Act hasn’t been a thing for a while. Having never had an alcoholicContinue reading “Hedonism and Populism”

Moral Courage in the Media

In the philosophical and social analyses of pop culture, the eggheads of my fellows on the left in academia who I vote the same way and attend the same protests as but afford almost zero intellectual respect to because they, typically, deserve zero intellectual respect, they will focus on things like feminism. That’s most ofContinue reading “Moral Courage in the Media”

The Life of Brian Versus The World

The Life of Brian was famously hated by members of my religion for its superificial mocking of it. The offense taken by Christians to the movie seemed stupid and shallow. They were offended by The Life of Brian overwhelmingly, not because of its message or its effect on the audience but because of its ostensibleContinue reading “The Life of Brian Versus The World”

Benevolent Chivalric Hubrism: The Eupathology of Chivalry

Recently, and linked to this article, I wrote about a DSM for positive conditions. The first positive condition, I suggest, is BCH. Benevolent Chivalric Hubrism. It is a personality eupathology analagous to its dark cousin NPD. In one sense, it is being poisoned by own’s own pride but with a intense sense of nobility. ItContinue reading “Benevolent Chivalric Hubrism: The Eupathology of Chivalry”

Pyschological Angelology (Part II): Cognitive Morality

In the last article about this, I dōve into emotional morality. Here, I dive into cognitive morals. That and the absence of negative emotions as opposed to the presence of positive ones. I should highlight that in the intervening time, I did a cursory Google search for positive mental health and the results were allContinue reading “Pyschological Angelology (Part II): Cognitive Morality”

Dunning-Krugger, WYSIATI, Foucaultian Epistime, and Hegelian Geist

The world as it is understood by people. The cultural worldview of a time with the morés and knowledge of a people. In one sense, it is the full intellectual human person who in Hegelian progression evolves into another type of person. It is the most fundamental and whole idealist philosophical position. The idea ofContinue reading “Dunning-Krugger, WYSIATI, Foucaultian Epistime, and Hegelian Geist”

The Moral Panic Over Nikolas Cruz’s Life Sentence

Where do I begin with how irrational and stupid this moral panic is. Firstly, I oppose capital punishment and have the moral courage to defend that position in extreme cases. Principles aren’t principles if one doesn’t stand by them under the hardest circumstances. That said, even if I supported capital punishment, I would not considerContinue reading “The Moral Panic Over Nikolas Cruz’s Life Sentence”

Fanon, Foucault, Subspace, and Disability

Frantz Fanon wrote about the colonized mind which is very germane to the position of people with disabilities. What Special Ed and most psychologists mostly intend for their disabled patients and people is obedience to society. And they use the coercive force of the state to get that obedience from administrators, to the police, toContinue reading “Fanon, Foucault, Subspace, and Disability”

Psychological Angelology: The DSM of the Opposite of Disorders

In the realm of psychology, the overwhelming obsession is what is wrong with people. There is no DSM for virtues, only for vices. The assumption is that normalcy is perfection and deviancy is immoral. While they may be reluctant to admit to it, the role of a psychologist is mostly to make people normal. TheContinue reading “Psychological Angelology: The DSM of the Opposite of Disorders”