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TEOMCROTE = TEOTWAWKI on steroids! The End Of Mankind's Current Reign Over The Earth takes into account that our ancestors were neither suicidal, stupid, nor our genetic inferiors but still wound up getting wiped off the Earth. Whereas CSER [cser.org: Centre for Study of Existential Risk] tries to PREVENT this dispensation from coming to an end, TEOMCROTE works from the eventuality/possibility/probability that the end our age takes place and what to do then

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conditioning, trauma, and syndromes


- Alice Miller and Black Pedagogics
- Elisabeth Kübler-Ross' 5 Stages of Grief
- Stanley Milgram's Milgram Experiment
- Philip Zimbardo's Stanford Prison Experiment
- etc.

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Psychology's Tesla: Alice Miller


The name Alice Miller SHOULD go down in history as one of the all-time great researchers of 'our' time. God knows if she'll ever get the credit she deserves.
Her books, at least one of them, should be considered by anyone who is interested in understanding what's going on with mankind, why it's behaving as it does. Everyone who's ever NOT been happy with the answer "They're just crazy", when discussing what motivates seemingly insane people or masses, will be happy to find thorougly researched and logical answers in Alice Miller's works.

When i was blogging for 3 years at [sign in to see URL] [putting out 2 or 3 articles a week], i referenced her work many times. Of the maybe 10 articles that featured ideas based on the principles she explains, here are 2 that i've been able to save and put up on the board:

]IQ, EQ, and now: AQ
]The Diseased Mind of the Authoritarian

Alice Miller died in 2010 at the age of 87

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cultivating the slave lifestyle & mindset


The slave life cannot be transcended by fighting symptoms like watching too much TV. One must consider the root causes, the beginnings. In fact, the slave attitude can actually be considered APPROPRIATE in the face of what we were forced to deal with and continue to deal with. Only if you deal with the fundamental forces underlying the slave life can you ever hope to change. No willpower, guilt, rebellious behavior or anything else will make a difference.

Sexuality
When our bodies develop and become sexually mature, we find ourselves becoming personae non grata. We deal with this by subconsciously undermining the very sexuality causing our social problems. Teenage men have hormonal peaks every 20 minutes! They NEED to be sexually active. Because in modern culture this is nearly impossible, they are CONSTANTLY forced to deal with a frustrating (and sometimes even painful) sexual pressure that cannot be denied. The answer for most young men lies in destroying that very powerful, natural, and healthy force. This is achieved by eating sugars and other unhealthy habits. Drugs and other degenerative choices are therefore commonly made. One quickly [again, subconsciously] experiences that certain habits diminish energy and libido. Considering the social demands placed on teenagers, this decrease of life force actually becomes preferable to the constant struggles and frustrations that are the result of inhuman demands by society at large.
The ANSWER to this dilemma is for everyone to seek out sexual partners that are either 20 years older or younger than oneself. 40-year-old women can service teenage men properly, for many reasons. Both are in their sexual primes, for one. 40-year-old men are appropriate partners for young women, mainly because young men make lousy partners in general: young men are still finding out what they find desirable (and society's inhuman mores don't make that search any easier or quicker to realize).

Childhood
Modern parents are very poorly prepared for their role as caretakers:
- young men aren't ready for fatherhood, for many reasons
- modern families are unnaturally solitary units, forced to deal with childrearing without help from others
- people have more than one child every 7 years, resulting in even more stress as children don't receive the attention they need
Children with a healthy and natural amount of energy are simply unacceptable in modern society. It is natural and necessary for them to be exceedingly active; instead they are expected to be docile and quiet. Parents quickly find out [again, subconsciously] that children have less energy if they're offered bad food choices. It makes life bearable, a lesser-evil than dealing with their energy in a world that won't accept it.

Diet
Through the dietary habits we receive as children and come to prefer as teenagers, we roll into a life in which we're used to that which undermines our health and have no experience with that which supports it.
One great negative influence of our energy is eating heavy foods all through the day. In ]The Warrior Diet it's explained that the Romans used to feed their slaves all day while they themselves only ate heavily once a day [in the evening]. This kept the slave docile. During the day one should eat light, i.e. raw. If you eat cooked foods at all, it should be at a single sitting, only once a day.
The slave attitude is also a natural result of our diminished ability to deal with stress. Poor eating habits undermine our entire endocrine system, making us fragile, unable to deal with stress, and with low libido or drive to surthrive. See posts under ]CHALLENGES, adrenal fatigue / hormones on how hormones rule over mental states.

Pharmaceuticals and other chemicals
On top of the conditioning and habits we subconsciously accumulate over time, we stress our bodies with external threats that undermine our health. Vaccinations, root canals, demineralized foods, and toxins in endless varieties leave us lacking the energy that a truly free, human, and independent life demands.

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the victim attitude


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A nice short vid that gives a way to look at life and the cosmos that connects and empowers.
The victim attitude is the main factor driving people to suicide. TEOTWAWKI is nothing more or less than the end of yet another cosmic cycle, as winter is the end of yet another annual cycle, but what drives people to regard TEOTWAWKI as a suicidal event is their victim attitude.
Winter is awesome, as are ice ages and other cycles, but they're only a reason to lay down and die because of the victim attitude. This vid gives a mainstream but valid way to look at the bigger picture that may help some put things into perspective.

Also, a very good documentary on the victim attitude is Ghetto Physics. It's worth seeing and getting a hold of [not too easy].
Also see post under ]LoA / Magic, words, the slave/victim mentality and life

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The 5 Stages of Grief


Elisabeth Kübler-Ross' 5 Stages of Grief are a useful tool:
- denial
- agression
- bargaining
- depression
- acceptance

However, a psychologically healthy person can either move very quickly through these stages, skip some, or simply go directly to acceptance.

Since the Milgram Experiment illustrates so clearly how 65 to 85% of the populations tested are authoritarian to a lethal degree, the 5 Stages of Grief are very useful in most cases. NOT going through them, however, is likely a sign that one doesn't NEED to and can be construed as a sign that one is in the healthy minority.

The 5 Stages of Grief also apply (and this is actually its most useful and interesting application) to ego being threatened. See how people fight, squirm, and deny the most insane things to save some emotionally ingrained opinion. It is the child [read Alice Miller] that is afraid of dying when its champion/savior authority is threatened, for the child fears for its life should the authority die (without whom it reckons it will die).
The fearful child being triggered within the traumatized adult goes through the 5 Stages.
This knowledge is very useful in recognizing what you're dealing with. It is an essential aspect of the "know thine enemy" wisdom.

There's some argument online about the need for more stages. I haven't read any information to support this and find personally that the 5 Stages suffice. As i apply them regularly in recognizing how ego takes over people's reactions, i feel no need for more stages. That being said, it was never meant as something written in stone and i could probably imagine additions myself if i so wished. I haven't felt the need, however.

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ignorant vs foolish vs stupid vs fucked-up


IGNORANCE is honorable. A saint can be ignorant about most things. The innocent baby is utterly ignorant. It is simply the state of not knowing. Ignorant is what you ARE (about most things). It's an innocent and pure place to be. No way but up from there. It's full of promise and improvement.

FOOLISHNESS is about what you DO. Mainly it's about trusting and assuming things, ideas, and people for no good reason. People believe ideas, promises, and other people. Then their lives turn out bad but the cause was trust where none was called for. Blind faith is foolish. Trusting in what your culture, authorities, or most people accept is cause for consideration. The answer to other people's assumptions and beliefs is not trust and acceptance on your part. That is shere foolishness. You must verify things for yourself. Trust is for children and people who don't have a choice [like slaves and other victims].

STUPIDITY is also about what you DO. Contrary to foolishness, it's mainly about what you refuse to do, i.e. what you don't do.
When someone has researched something thoroughly, able and willing to quote data, logic, and common sense regarding a matter, it is simply stupid to refuse to acknowledge this. It is stupid to disregard data, logic, and sense other people have to offer. People commonly make stupid choices, putting faith (in their authority figures, opinions, and assumptions) before knowledge and reasoning. (They do this because they fear to expand their paradigm [which leaves them uncomfortable, i.e. outside of their comfort zone].)
It is stupid to slam your hands over your ears and chant "I can't hear you, i can't hear you!" when you're confronted with facts, logic, and sense,, just because the knowledge you're being confronted with makes you uncomfortable.

FUCKED-UP, like ignorance, is a state of BEing. However, it's a sick state (while ignorance is healthy). It's fucked-up when you allow yourself to stay conditioned to reacting allergically to data, logic, and common sense. Being fucked-up is all about trauma and the fear-based psychology. A fucked-up person can be very well-informed, contrary to most foolish and stupid motives, but constantly at war with others for no other reason than that one is at war with oneself. If you were fucked-up as an infant [according Black Pedagogics; see Alice Miller's work], having nothing to fight about leaves you feeling ill-at-ease. No knowledge, understanding, or experience can help you out. That's just fucked-up.

Everyone's ignorant about many things. There is no shame in it. Ignorance is just the empty cup waiting to be filled. Foolishness, on the other hand, is putting faith in the cup filled with some unexamined liquid. Stupidity is refusing the cup filled with a cup of data, logic, and sense because you cling to the cup of unexamined liquid that you know and love. You know you're fucked-up if you go around smashing cups filled with data, logic, and common sense [no matter how many you've embraced].
Everyone can be ignorant, foolish, and stupid at times. There's no real shame in it. There are no foolish people, nor stupid people; there are only foolish and stupid choices. Choices that can be reversed. That's because foolishness and stupidity are about about ACTION and actions can be changed. You simply make a choice to DO something different and your results immediately change.
Fucked-up people never change. They never change because they can't. It is foolish to believe they can when your entire life's experience is staring you in the face, proving to you that most people never change. Just because YOU might be able to make changes, doesn't mean everyone can. It would be stupid to understand this yet refuse to accept it.
None of us are perfect. We're neither perfect in knowledge, understanding, or choices. Imperfection, however, doesn't imply psychological scarring. Success is simply about expanding one's level of perfection and leaving imperfections behind. If you're not fucked-up, this is a simple matter of applying your intelligence.
Knowledge helps. Complete knowledge will even help you transcend certain common frustrations stemming from ignorance and misunderstanding, like common assumptions concerning the state of fucked-up people.
I've made stupid choices and there are many things i still neither know nor understand. That's perfectly fine. I try to make better choices now, i don't put stock in unexamined opinions that may pop up in my mind, and my ignorance is a sea of empty cups just waiting to be filled with data, logic, and sense i've yet to acquire.
see also i talk i posted on ]Authorities vs Health Gurus

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rejection


In 2 vids, sex-starved marriage: Michele Weiner-Davis at TEDxCU [at 14:24] & Hurts More Than You Might Think the science of rejection is talked about.

I BELIEVE I NOW UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE OPT FOR SUICIDE EN MASSE!!!


This has come to me as an epiphany. I already understood the research of Peter Kropotkin [see his book Mutual Aid] in which he explains that mankind is an inherently social species that experiences SOLIDARITY as a basic part of the psyche, but now i see how this is triggered to destructive attitudes: it is because we are an inherently social species that we FEAR FOR OUR LIVES when we see ourselves falling out of line with our 'peers'*.
REJECTION HURTS
If you see the linked vids, you'll see that science now recognizes that rejection actually causes physical pain. So that's like burning your hand on a hot stove. Rejection gets hardwired into the psyche. That means it's not just about feeling anymore, it's much much more than that. We're talking actual neural connections that become part of our psychological makeup, i.e. THIS IS NOT JUST SOMETHING YOU SHRUG OFF BY STRENGTH OF CHARACTER OR SOMETHING!

The implication should be clear: if your attitude towards TEOTWAWKI is contrary to that of the masses as well as to that of ALL OF YOUR LOVED ONES, ACQUAINTANCES, AND FRIENDS,, this causes actual physical pain and psychological conditioning on your part. If you've been burned by the stove enough times, it literally becomes impossible for you to put your hand on it again. The conditioning has gotten to an instinctual level and every fiber of your being resists that course of action now.
This is the same conditioning that takes place with certain trains of thought; you just don't go there anymore and 'wild horses could not drag you there'.

That explains not only why even the people talking about TEOTWAWKI ultimately just opt for suicide, but it explains why the great majority of people won't even think about TEOTWAWKI. After all, since the subject is inherently linked to becoming a social pariah, there is actual FEAR of getting hurt associated with it, though actually it goes beyond fear into the instinctual; its just not an option. And even if you talk about it [which is rare], there's always the implication that you are a traitor to the human race if you survive where 7 billion people do not. You are hardwired by evolution to fear death at being ostracized so it's a lose-lose situation: either you actually die, or you fear death when you save yourself, since those who die consider you a pariah for trying to survive.

In the first YouTube link above, Mrs. Weiner-Davis explains how people can save their marriage when they come to understand how to not let fear of rejection by their spouse rule the relationship. That means that people can also save their lives by seeing how their fear of rejection is ruling their survival considerations.
I have always pointed to future generations because i've understood [Kropotkin] that solidarity is a fundamental psychological factor: though the present billions may by implication reject you, future billions will thank you if you take survival seriously. Now i have found a way to explain how to avoid the fear of rejection by the present billions altogether.
If you're unconscious of this insult to your psyche it becomes an itch you cannot scratch and you get the impression that surviving TEOTWAWKI 'just isn't meant to be' or something. Then it becomes something you can never come to terms with and you give up on it. Understanding this fundamental human drive offers a key to transcending that kind of suicidal considerations and feelings.
This is huge.

* "peers" in the coloquial use of the word; technically our 'peers' are not our peers, a matter that can have severe legal ramifications.

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Stress


ways to deal with constant stress (that can lead to cancer).

Caveat: the above article also mentions exercise as a means of alleviating stress. However, it should be understood that this is blood type-dependent.
- blood type 0 can achieve less stress through exercise
- blood type B through creative activities
- blood type A and AB through meditation etc.

One should realize that if a B or A starts exercising, this could actually result in increased stress (since the whole time they're running [or whatever] their minds are drifting off to ways that make them feel more relaxed).

Also see posts under ]HORMONES.

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