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From the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, a paper about how you want to stay very far, far away from “virtuous victim signalers,” because they are bad news:

Signaling virtuous victimhood as indicators of Dark Triad personalities.
Ok, E., Qian, Y., Strejcek, B., & Aquino, K. (2020). Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/pspp0000329

We investigate the consequences and predictors of emitting signals of victimhood and virtue.

In our first three studies, we show that the virtuous victim signal can facilitate nonreciprocal resource transfer from others to the signaler.

Next, we develop and validate a victim signaling scale that we combine with an established measure of virtue signaling to operationalize the virtuous victim construct. We show that individuals with Dark Triad traits—Machiavellianism, Narcissism, Psychopathy—more frequently signal virtuous victimhood, controlling for demographic and socioeconomic variables that are commonly associated with victimization in Western societies.

In Study 5, we show that a specific dimension of Machiavellianism—amoral manipulation—and a form of narcissism that reflects a person’s belief in their superior prosociality predict more frequent virtuous victim signaling.

Studies 3, 4, and 6 test our hypothesis that the frequency of emitting virtuous victim signal predicts a person’s willingness to engage in and endorse ethically questionable behaviors, such as lying to earn a bonus, intention to purchase counterfeit products and moral judgments of counterfeiters, and making exaggerated claims about being harmed in an organizational context.

Watch out for the Woke, they’re out to pick your pocket.

Here’s the full paper.

 
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  1. They’d better retract this paper fast, before they get cancelled.

    Or something worse…

    • Replies: @Jake
    @Polistra

    I would say that a very large number of the Numinous Negroes have all three, at least a significant dose of each: Machiavellianism, Narcissism, Psychopathy.

    So do homosexuals. So do feminists. So do Jews.

    Those Chinese who rise to leadership positions tend to be defined by both Machiavellianism, and Psychopathy.

    But no group has ever been any more Machiavellian combined with Narcissism than those charming leaders of WASP Empire/Anglo-Zionist Empire.

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb

    , @Richard B
    @Polistra


    They’d better retract this paper fast, before they get cancelled.

    Or something worse…
     

    Why would they have published it in the first place? Maybe they're not easily intimidated.

    Then again, we'll see how they react after they get "the visit." The one that starts with, "You've got such a nice family. Be a shame if anything were to happen to them."

  2. Ok, E., Qian, Y., Strejcek, B., & Aquino, K.

    It idly strikes me that of the four, not one is an Anglo-Saxon name (though that may not be relevant.)

    Brendan Strejeck is a Ph.D. student at Northwestern U.’s Kellogg School of Management, the best school in the world to study marketing and consumer motivation. That’s right in the middle of the business of researching the psyche. The signaling of virtue is a problem that bedevils the design of consumer and marketing surveys.

    • Replies: @James O'Meara
    @PiltdownMan

    Strejeck sounds like a character played by Michael Ironside.

    , @Kronos
    @PiltdownMan


    The signaling of virtue is a problem that bedevils the design of consumer and marketing surveys.
     
    Does it really brake down in terms of gender?

    I’ve consistently observed that women often view politics/cultural norms as a fashion accessory. That what to say (not so much what you do) determines your status. Probably the key to the LBGTQ success in gaining national support was conditioning women to view LBGTQs as victims that could provide women an opportunity to present their self-righteousness. Women then could flaunt their pro-LBGTQ views as marking them as high status.

    Replies: @SFG

  3. Of course.

    Being “Woke” is a path to money, power, and fame. It’s more than a movement, it’s a sinecure.

    That’s why so many ambitious people invent stories about how being victimized caused them to become a SJW. It’s a good narrative for maneuvering yourself into a comfy job as a politician, activist, or media personality…Or getting into a top 5 MBA program that requires an applicant write a personal statement… Or becoming the next Aziz Ansari.

    Virtuous victims are martyrs for the cause. Like Christ, they suffered because they represented that which was holy and pure. They bled for our sins. For that, we honor them. So if they want a $150K/yr job as a Goldman Sachs diversity consultant, it’s the least we could do for them. If you object to any of this, you’re a racist – and also killing your chances of a management-track promotion.

    So nod along friends. Nod along.

    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Watch the below scene from the Godfather. As he participates in this baptism in a Church, Italian-American gangster Michael Corleone also authorizes the assassinations of the heads of the other NY mafia families.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CDlBLvc3YE

    Watch this below scene from Godfather 3.

    The corrupt Vatican representative tells Italian-American gangster Michael Corleone that helping out the Church financially would bring respectability to the Corleone family. The whole history of the Corleone mafia family would be cleansed. The Corleones would finally have the esteem and admiration of elite society.

    Watch 2:56-3:33

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnhioQXItjI

    Also, watch above from 5:30-5:45. An individual calls out the Corleones for their faux Catholicism.

    When ambitious individuals (especially those of wealth and power) want to be cleansed of their sins and brought into respectable society, they no longer seek absolution from the Church Churches. They seek absolution by declaring themselves supporters of SJW causes (Gay, Trans, BLM, etc).

    If a billionaire (like George Soros) financially supports BLM, he can be absolved of his history of shady financial transactions. If General David Petraeus supports gays in the military, he can be absolved for his recent involvement in the genocide of Iraq.

    The Church has always had the power to cleanse. It's just that the old Christian Churches have been supplanted by the new SJW Church. The old Christian Churches had the backing of the White Gentile ruling class, while the SJW Church is the creation of the new Jewish ruling class.

    In 1979, Michael Corleone would've gone straight by participating in a Vatican religious ceremony. In 2020, Corleones would go straight by taking a selfie with "Caitlyn" Jenner.

    Replies: @James O'Meara, @Wilkey, @Joe Magarac

    , @Dieter Kief
    @JohnnyWalker123


    Being “Woke” is a path to money, power, and fame. It’s more than a movement, it’s a sinecure.
     
    Well, for a minority. But for most of them, the fringes are a windy and downtrodden dark corner at the edge of town. Future looks rather grim there - and they feel it in their guts. Just how many diversity professors and sexual-deviance counselors does society need - and employ?

    I look at them as canaries in the gold-mines. If not the minefield. And the songs they sing for sure don't sound good.

    Ahh - one more thrilling post btw. Thanks again, Steve Sailer. Always a pleasure to agree - and to disagree too.

  4. Was the quoted part of the article in English?

  5. Off Topic

    The UK government is so worried about the new strains of Covid-19 that they are going to hold off on the second dose so lots more people can get the first dose. Their two approved vaccines are Pfizer and Oxford/Astra-Zeneca, which were made using different approaches.

    Pfizer warns there is NO proof its Covid jab works when doses are taken 12 weeks apart as UK regulator scraps 21-day rule in desperate attempt to get millions more vaccinated”

    We already have the new strains here. If we have lots more transmission I have to wonder if our government will want to do the same thing. But Pfizer is protesting and our other approved vaccine, Moderna, was made using the same approach as Pfizer’s.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9099049/Questions-Britains-decision-drop-two-dose-vaccine-regimen.html

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    @notsaying

    "new strains"

    The preferred nomenclature is "mutation." What did you have for dinner? Pork fried rice? Ha! Big surprise.

  6. The whole explosion of wokeness coinciding with mass uptake of social media and the integration of social media into women’s everyday social landscape has led to women with cluster B personality disorders running rampant and having unprecedented influence on political and social discourse in the modern Anglosphere and subsequently the rest of the Western world. And nobody can call it out for what it is.

    The explosion of wokeness and the reaction against it on the internet circa 2014 (Ie, since ‘GamerGate’ revealed that nerdy white men were no longer considered marginalised members of the fringes but the next ones up for the firing squad) is just the power-users of the internet women with BPD and men with high functioning autism screaming across the universe at each other, doomed to never understand each other.

    As for dark triad traits, the antifa seemed to be less committed political activists and more just men with anti-social and women with borderline personality disorders finding a socially-sanctioned way of acting out. The criminal records of the guys involved seemed to confirm this.

    • Replies: @Altai
    @Altai

    Case in point, the main celebration for the unbanning of abortion in Argentina.

    https://twitter.com/LindellBurner/status/1344537242312839168

    So much BPD in such a condensed space. (I guess covid also knows this is an 'okay' packed gathering of people without masks.)

    Replies: @The Alarmist, @theo the kraut, @njguy73, @Expletive Deleted

  7. Those research results match my personal experience with Ashkenazim. Lots of virtue signaling and playing the victim. Dark Triad traits obvious to any observer. Genetics, folks, genetics.

    • Replies: @Stogumber
    @Bert

    Yes, even it doesn't imply genetics, it is undeniably a case of "anti-semitic dog-whistling". Ok, Qian and Aquino do it consciously, I suppose. Strejcek might be a naive Jewish student, lulled to it. Or not. Interesting case of risky behaviour by psychologists who ought to know better.

    , @Corvinus
    @Bert

    "Those research results match my personal experience with Ashkenazim."

    And my personal experience has been decidedly more with the Scots-Irish (like yourself), less with the Ashkenazim.

    "a paper about how you want to stay very far, far away from 'virtuous victim signalers,' because they are bad news"

    Indeed. IF you are indicating you are a victim from the (alleged) machinations of Ashkenazim, take comfort. From Sailer's link.

    What might explain why people would be willing to publicly claim victimhood and seek to be labeled by others as victims? One possibility is that sharing their experience helps them cope with the negative consequences of victimization and take proactive steps toward psychological healing. Many victims experience social isolation, which can intensify their sense of powerlessness (Robbins, Chatterjee, & Canda, 2006). Communicating their victimization experiences publicly may connect them to others who have had similar experiences and who can provide them with social validation and support (Campbell & Manning, 2018). Victim claiming can also allow them to justify a demand for redress, regain a sense of power, and restore their diminished self-worth (Choi, Green, & Kapp, 2010; Robbins et al., 2006). In addition to its therapeutic effects, public communication of one’s victimhood could inspire a collective or institutional response to address the systematic causes of these experiences at a societal level (Snow & Benford, 1992; Taylor & McKirnan, 1984).
     

    I would say Trump and his supporters are making the case they are "victims who are virtuous". In particular, he has touted "Fake News" every time his own statements have been demonstrated to be other than accurate. He also shuffled through a revolving cast of staff whenever they "fail" him. In both cases, he has portrayed himself as the one who has been perpetually wronged. Of course, ever since he legitimately lost the election, he has virtue signaled to death how his followers are "all victims. Everybody here, all these thousands of people here tonight, they're all victims. Every one of you".

    Not that Trump isn't Dark Triad himself, right, Bert (and Mr. Sailer)? Perhaps you would disagree?

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/darwins-subterranean-world/201608/donald-trump-high-in-the-dark-triad

    Now, I wonder if Trump seeks retribution given how he perceives the election was "stolen" from him. I mean, he is a "true" victim, correct, Bert (and Mr. Sailer)? Again, from Sailer's link.


    Victim signaling justifies victim groups seeking retribution against alleged oppressors (Sullivan, Landau, Branscombe et al., 2012). Retribution often takes the form of demanding compensation through some kind of resource transfer from nonvictims to the alleged victim. Claiming victim status can also facilitate resource transfer by conferring moral immunity upon the claimant (Baumeister & Newman, 1994). Moral immunity shields the alleged victim from criticism about the means they might use to satisfy their demands. In other words, victim status can morally justify the use of deceit, intimidation, or even violence by alleged victims to achieve their goals. Relatedly, claiming victim status can lead observers to hold a person less blameworthy, excusing transgressions, such as the appropriation of private property or the infliction of pain upon others, that might otherwise bring condemnation or rebuke (Gray & Wegner, 2011).
     
    Can't wait for January 6? Are YOU going to be there?

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Richard B

  8. @JohnnyWalker123
    Of course.

    Being "Woke" is a path to money, power, and fame. It's more than a movement, it's a sinecure.

    That's why so many ambitious people invent stories about how being victimized caused them to become a SJW. It's a good narrative for maneuvering yourself into a comfy job as a politician, activist, or media personality...Or getting into a top 5 MBA program that requires an applicant write a personal statement... Or becoming the next Aziz Ansari.

    Virtuous victims are martyrs for the cause. Like Christ, they suffered because they represented that which was holy and pure. They bled for our sins. For that, we honor them. So if they want a $150K/yr job as a Goldman Sachs diversity consultant, it's the least we could do for them. If you object to any of this, you're a racist - and also killing your chances of a management-track promotion.

    So nod along friends. Nod along.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @Dieter Kief

    Watch the below scene from the Godfather. As he participates in this baptism in a Church, Italian-American gangster Michael Corleone also authorizes the assassinations of the heads of the other NY mafia families.

    Watch this below scene from Godfather 3.

    The corrupt Vatican representative tells Italian-American gangster Michael Corleone that helping out the Church financially would bring respectability to the Corleone family. The whole history of the Corleone mafia family would be cleansed. The Corleones would finally have the esteem and admiration of elite society.

    Watch 2:56-3:33

    Also, watch above from 5:30-5:45. An individual calls out the Corleones for their faux Catholicism.

    When ambitious individuals (especially those of wealth and power) want to be cleansed of their sins and brought into respectable society, they no longer seek absolution from the Church Churches. They seek absolution by declaring themselves supporters of SJW causes (Gay, Trans, BLM, etc).

    If a billionaire (like George Soros) financially supports BLM, he can be absolved of his history of shady financial transactions. If General David Petraeus supports gays in the military, he can be absolved for his recent involvement in the genocide of Iraq.

    The Church has always had the power to cleanse. It’s just that the old Christian Churches have been supplanted by the new SJW Church. The old Christian Churches had the backing of the White Gentile ruling class, while the SJW Church is the creation of the new Jewish ruling class.

    In 1979, Michael Corleone would’ve gone straight by participating in a Vatican religious ceremony. In 2020, Corleones would go straight by taking a selfie with “Caitlyn” Jenner.

    • Replies: @James O'Meara
    @JohnnyWalker123

    "For guys like me, Las Vegas washes away your sins. It's like a morality car wash." -- Lefty Rosenthal

    https://youtu.be/ZN6mp2NjMhs

    , @Wilkey
    @JohnnyWalker123

    This is a great post. It also explains what companies like Apple, Nike, Facebook, Google, the NBA, etc all do. Abuse Chinese labor, cozy up to authoritarian regimes (China again), and heavy abuse of tax loopholes to avoid paying taxes, all while signaling their “virtue” by embracing left wing causes. Another example of how the left is as much a religion as an ideology.

    Replies: @Corvinus, @Kronos

    , @Joe Magarac
    @JohnnyWalker123


    As he participates in this baptism in a Church, Italian-American gangster Michael Corleone also authorizes the assassinations of the heads of the other NY mafia families.
     
    This is how we know The Godfather takes place in an alternate universe and is not merely fictionalized and romanticized mob history.

    From circa 1959 onward, New York City has only one crime boss.

  9. @PiltdownMan

    Ok, E., Qian, Y., Strejcek, B., & Aquino, K.
     
    It idly strikes me that of the four, not one is an Anglo-Saxon name (though that may not be relevant.)

    Brendan Strejeck is a Ph.D. student at Northwestern U.'s Kellogg School of Management, the best school in the world to study marketing and consumer motivation. That's right in the middle of the business of researching the psyche. The signaling of virtue is a problem that bedevils the design of consumer and marketing surveys.

    Replies: @James O'Meara, @Kronos

    Strejeck sounds like a character played by Michael Ironside.

  10. Watch out for the Woke, they’re out to pick your pocket.

    No worries, we just send them to places like state capitols and Fortune 500 companies and DC. Safely out of the way where they cannot hurt the rest of us.

    • Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter
    @Too Long Didn't Read

    Where they can manipulate the proxy hands of the corporate managerial state to do all the dirty work of a pick pocket for them?

  11. @JohnnyWalker123
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Watch the below scene from the Godfather. As he participates in this baptism in a Church, Italian-American gangster Michael Corleone also authorizes the assassinations of the heads of the other NY mafia families.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CDlBLvc3YE

    Watch this below scene from Godfather 3.

    The corrupt Vatican representative tells Italian-American gangster Michael Corleone that helping out the Church financially would bring respectability to the Corleone family. The whole history of the Corleone mafia family would be cleansed. The Corleones would finally have the esteem and admiration of elite society.

    Watch 2:56-3:33

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnhioQXItjI

    Also, watch above from 5:30-5:45. An individual calls out the Corleones for their faux Catholicism.

    When ambitious individuals (especially those of wealth and power) want to be cleansed of their sins and brought into respectable society, they no longer seek absolution from the Church Churches. They seek absolution by declaring themselves supporters of SJW causes (Gay, Trans, BLM, etc).

    If a billionaire (like George Soros) financially supports BLM, he can be absolved of his history of shady financial transactions. If General David Petraeus supports gays in the military, he can be absolved for his recent involvement in the genocide of Iraq.

    The Church has always had the power to cleanse. It's just that the old Christian Churches have been supplanted by the new SJW Church. The old Christian Churches had the backing of the White Gentile ruling class, while the SJW Church is the creation of the new Jewish ruling class.

    In 1979, Michael Corleone would've gone straight by participating in a Vatican religious ceremony. In 2020, Corleones would go straight by taking a selfie with "Caitlyn" Jenner.

    Replies: @James O'Meara, @Wilkey, @Joe Magarac

    “For guys like me, Las Vegas washes away your sins. It’s like a morality car wash.” — Lefty Rosenthal

    • Thanks: JohnnyWalker123
  12. Is anyone here really surprised by this paper?

    • Replies: @Wilkey
    @Redneck farmer

    Yes. Surprised it was published. Surprised that the authors still have their jobs.

    , @Kronos
    @Redneck farmer

    Well, it certainly confirms many viewpoints.

    It’s often noted that pedophiles go where there’s easy access to children.

    These political sociopaths go where cash and political capital is easiest to obtain.

    , @SunBakedSuburb
    @Redneck farmer

    "Is anyone here really surprised by this paper?"

    It's winter holiday season. High Holy Days for the acolytes of Saturn. Lots of orgies and ritual sacrifices to attend. Steve's column is usually filler this time of year.

  13. I’m grateful somebody properly researched this (I’m sure most readers have suspected it for some time) but I’m astonished it was published. Better save a copy before the authors and/or publishers are put under pressure to retract.

  14. @JohnnyWalker123
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Watch the below scene from the Godfather. As he participates in this baptism in a Church, Italian-American gangster Michael Corleone also authorizes the assassinations of the heads of the other NY mafia families.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CDlBLvc3YE

    Watch this below scene from Godfather 3.

    The corrupt Vatican representative tells Italian-American gangster Michael Corleone that helping out the Church financially would bring respectability to the Corleone family. The whole history of the Corleone mafia family would be cleansed. The Corleones would finally have the esteem and admiration of elite society.

    Watch 2:56-3:33

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnhioQXItjI

    Also, watch above from 5:30-5:45. An individual calls out the Corleones for their faux Catholicism.

    When ambitious individuals (especially those of wealth and power) want to be cleansed of their sins and brought into respectable society, they no longer seek absolution from the Church Churches. They seek absolution by declaring themselves supporters of SJW causes (Gay, Trans, BLM, etc).

    If a billionaire (like George Soros) financially supports BLM, he can be absolved of his history of shady financial transactions. If General David Petraeus supports gays in the military, he can be absolved for his recent involvement in the genocide of Iraq.

    The Church has always had the power to cleanse. It's just that the old Christian Churches have been supplanted by the new SJW Church. The old Christian Churches had the backing of the White Gentile ruling class, while the SJW Church is the creation of the new Jewish ruling class.

    In 1979, Michael Corleone would've gone straight by participating in a Vatican religious ceremony. In 2020, Corleones would go straight by taking a selfie with "Caitlyn" Jenner.

    Replies: @James O'Meara, @Wilkey, @Joe Magarac

    This is a great post. It also explains what companies like Apple, Nike, Facebook, Google, the NBA, etc all do. Abuse Chinese labor, cozy up to authoritarian regimes (China again), and heavy abuse of tax loopholes to avoid paying taxes, all while signaling their “virtue” by embracing left wing causes. Another example of how the left is as much a religion as an ideology.

    • Thanks: JohnnyWalker123
    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @Wilkey

    "It also explains what companies like Apple, Nike, Facebook, Google, the NBA, etc all do. Abuse Chinese labor, cozy up to authoritarian regimes (China again)"

    Trump's on board, too.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/danalexander/2020/10/23/forbes-estimates-china-paid-trump-at-least-54-million-since-he-took-office-via-mysterious-trump-tower-lease/?sh=1ea5f1b7ed11

    , @Kronos
    @Wilkey

    It’s certainly a good post.

    The only difference from then and now (beside who’s offering the best religious indulgence) is that the capital conversion is reversed. Michael Corleone donated lots of money (economic capital) to gain positive prestige (cultural capital.) But now, you have people converting their cultural capital to obtain or preserve economic wealth.

    https://www.virgosacrata.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Indulgence.jpg

    If Michael Corleone didn’t take the PR route to polish his image, he’d still be rich but far more notorious. But if these corporations didn’t spend money on woke issues, they’d economically suffer in the form of boycotts and such. (Think Chick-fil-A.) Typically before the 2008 Great Recession, it was enough to pay the Clintons $1000 a day to keep the Bernies’ away (higher taxes, tougher IRS audits.) But those premiums have been rising exponentially. Eventually, it might just be cheaper to pay employees living wages than play the woke game.

  15. @Redneck farmer
    Is anyone here really surprised by this paper?

    Replies: @Wilkey, @Kronos, @SunBakedSuburb

    Yes. Surprised it was published. Surprised that the authors still have their jobs.

    • Thanks: Redneck farmer
  16. @Altai
    The whole explosion of wokeness coinciding with mass uptake of social media and the integration of social media into women's everyday social landscape has led to women with cluster B personality disorders running rampant and having unprecedented influence on political and social discourse in the modern Anglosphere and subsequently the rest of the Western world. And nobody can call it out for what it is.

    The explosion of wokeness and the reaction against it on the internet circa 2014 (Ie, since 'GamerGate' revealed that nerdy white men were no longer considered marginalised members of the fringes but the next ones up for the firing squad) is just the power-users of the internet women with BPD and men with high functioning autism screaming across the universe at each other, doomed to never understand each other.

    As for dark triad traits, the antifa seemed to be less committed political activists and more just men with anti-social and women with borderline personality disorders finding a socially-sanctioned way of acting out. The criminal records of the guys involved seemed to confirm this.

    Replies: @Altai

    Case in point, the main celebration for the unbanning of abortion in Argentina.

    https://twitter.com/LindellBurner/status/1344537242312839168

    So much BPD in such a condensed space. (I guess covid also knows this is an ‘okay’ packed gathering of people without masks.)

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    @Altai

    More proof that the people advocating loudest for abortion are those we actually want to encourage to have abortions. I wish the Right would wisen up on this and let God deal with them in His own time and way.

    , @theo the kraut
    @Altai

    They succeed...

    https://twitter.com/clarincom/status/1337425158567571459
    Dec 11 2020
    Así se vivió en las afueras del #Congreso el momento en el que @SergioMassa anunció que el proyecto de #AbortoLegal fue aprobado por @DiputadosAR

    , @njguy73
    @Altai

    Not with a stolen dick.

    Replies: @Expletive Deleted

    , @Expletive Deleted
    @Altai

    I'm pretty old, so I've known undraped women to come in all sorts of odd shapes and sizes; lumpy, bony, ravishing, inappropriately hairy, svelte, and even so-so. Not the star of this performance. That's a "man", baby. Or was.
    Look at its upper torso, from the rear. Looks like Logan Paul in the ring. Also its (meagre) udders seem curiously rigid, just a bit of a wobble when jumping. Even the Girl With Fried Eggs back in my twenties who, bless her little cotton socks, had less than la creatura in the tweet did have a pleasant bit of the old fast&bulbous about her.

  17. But we already knew this, didn’t we?

  18. @Altai
    @Altai

    Case in point, the main celebration for the unbanning of abortion in Argentina.

    https://twitter.com/LindellBurner/status/1344537242312839168

    So much BPD in such a condensed space. (I guess covid also knows this is an 'okay' packed gathering of people without masks.)

    Replies: @The Alarmist, @theo the kraut, @njguy73, @Expletive Deleted

    More proof that the people advocating loudest for abortion are those we actually want to encourage to have abortions. I wish the Right would wisen up on this and let God deal with them in His own time and way.

  19. Dark Triad News. ______ Dexter (TV series) is getting a reboot when Hollywood/Useless Newsom can get their act together. Hollywood machers and actors will be elbowing others aside to get their COV vaccination ahead of others and to carry their Vax-card and or confirmation tattoo on their arm or maybe forehead.
    _____________

    mach·er
    /ˈmäKHər/
    Learn to pronounce
    nounINFORMAL•US
    plural noun: machers
    a person who gets things done.
    DEROGATORY
    an overbearing person.

  20. @Bert
    Those research results match my personal experience with Ashkenazim. Lots of virtue signaling and playing the victim. Dark Triad traits obvious to any observer. Genetics, folks, genetics.

    Replies: @Stogumber, @Corvinus

    Yes, even it doesn’t imply genetics, it is undeniably a case of “anti-semitic dog-whistling”. Ok, Qian and Aquino do it consciously, I suppose. Strejcek might be a naive Jewish student, lulled to it. Or not. Interesting case of risky behaviour by psychologists who ought to know better.

  21. Watch out for the Woke, they’re out to pick your pocket.

    Never truer has been said. —Follow the money!
    Quotes-
    “It’s all about the Benjamins”
    “It’s all about gettin’ paid”

    Non-quote — The woke suck off taxpayer monies via their useless eater jobs at state universities and other government employment at state, county, Federale levels. Sadly enough you also have woke billionaires such as Steve Jobs’ widow and others. They lay millions into BLM and other woke causes/ This COV recession is not effecting the woke NGOs that much/

    By default all NGOs are run by useless proggy white women but the 360° of Blackitude women are angling to hijack this/ These jobs. This Huge money pot. This mad liberal billionaire potlatch.

  22. @Altai
    @Altai

    Case in point, the main celebration for the unbanning of abortion in Argentina.

    https://twitter.com/LindellBurner/status/1344537242312839168

    So much BPD in such a condensed space. (I guess covid also knows this is an 'okay' packed gathering of people without masks.)

    Replies: @The Alarmist, @theo the kraut, @njguy73, @Expletive Deleted

    They succeed…


    Dec 11 2020
    Así se vivió en las afueras del #Congreso el momento en el que @SergioMassa anunció que el proyecto de #AbortoLegal fue aprobado por @DiputadosAR

  23. @Polistra
    They'd better retract this paper fast, before they get cancelled.

    Or something worse...

    Replies: @Jake, @Richard B

    I would say that a very large number of the Numinous Negroes have all three, at least a significant dose of each: Machiavellianism, Narcissism, Psychopathy.

    So do homosexuals. So do feminists. So do Jews.

    Those Chinese who rise to leadership positions tend to be defined by both Machiavellianism, and Psychopathy.

    But no group has ever been any more Machiavellian combined with Narcissism than those charming leaders of WASP Empire/Anglo-Zionist Empire.

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    @Jake

    "WASP Empire/Anglo-Zionist Empire."

    The super-spreader of the Babylonian virus.

  24. West Point cheating scandal springs a tiny leak..

    55 of the 73 cadets caught cheating on the May calculus test at the upstate New York school are members of sports teams and squads at the academy in the largest cheating scandal there in 44 years.

    Under academy policy, cadets found guilty of cheating would not have been allowed to play on sports teams after Nov 30, the date they were found in violation of the code.

    But in an Oct. 23 memo, Williams wrote that the policUnder academy policy, cadets found guilty of cheating would not have been allowed to play on sports teams after Nov 30, the date they were found in violation of the code.

    But in an Oct. 23 memo, Williams wrote that the policy “resulted in an inequitable application of consequences and developmental opportunities” for some cadets.inequitable application of consequences and developmental opportunities” for some cadets.

    https://nypost.com/2020/12/30/most-west-point-cadets-in-cheating-scandal-are-athletes/

    So hard to read between the lines, innit?

    BTW, whatever happened to expulsion?

    You know, like if a white kid is discovered to have said or done something naughty when she was 15?

    • Agree: Svigor
    • Thanks: JMcG
  25. I noticed as a child that the people who blubbered the loudest about the poor and oppressed were the most loathsome human beings. Moral grandstanding without personal cost, without personal sacrifice, has long been a substitute for personal integrity among liberals. Jesus talked about the hypocrites who prayed on the street corners and synagogues so that they could be seen by men. Not a new phenomenon.

  26. • Replies: @J.Ross
    @MEH 0910

    Joe Biden not knowing anything about Hunter operations which he physically participated in is the real life worse iteration of the old SNL Ronald Reagan sketch where Reagan is pretending to be an idiot while orchestrating Iran-Contra.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous

    , @El Dato
    @MEH 0910

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRzGj-CKEgQ

    , @Kolya Krassotkin
    @MEH 0910

    Joe Biden is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life.

  27. Studies 3, 4, and 6 test our hypothesis that the frequency of emitting virtuous victim signal predicts a person’s willingness to engage in and endorse ethically questionable behaviors, such as lying to earn a bonus, intention to purchase counterfeit products and moral judgments of counterfeiters, and making exaggerated claims about being harmed in an organizational context.

    Mr. and Mrs. Alphonse “Buddy” Fletcher come to mind… I wonder how they’re doing–or what they’re doing, and to whom.

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
    @slumber_j

    We'll find out soon enough. People like that never stop until they mysteriously disappear, and are found in the trunk of their car, bodies almost unrecognizable, in one of the JFK long-term parking lots.

    "Grifters" is too polite a word for that couple.

  28. They’re talking about blacks, right? Most have learned the art of being expert complainers so as to extort all sorts of benefits: “facilitate nonreciprocal resource transfer from others to the signaler”. Nice neutral way of putting it.

  29. @JohnnyWalker123
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Watch the below scene from the Godfather. As he participates in this baptism in a Church, Italian-American gangster Michael Corleone also authorizes the assassinations of the heads of the other NY mafia families.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CDlBLvc3YE

    Watch this below scene from Godfather 3.

    The corrupt Vatican representative tells Italian-American gangster Michael Corleone that helping out the Church financially would bring respectability to the Corleone family. The whole history of the Corleone mafia family would be cleansed. The Corleones would finally have the esteem and admiration of elite society.

    Watch 2:56-3:33

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnhioQXItjI

    Also, watch above from 5:30-5:45. An individual calls out the Corleones for their faux Catholicism.

    When ambitious individuals (especially those of wealth and power) want to be cleansed of their sins and brought into respectable society, they no longer seek absolution from the Church Churches. They seek absolution by declaring themselves supporters of SJW causes (Gay, Trans, BLM, etc).

    If a billionaire (like George Soros) financially supports BLM, he can be absolved of his history of shady financial transactions. If General David Petraeus supports gays in the military, he can be absolved for his recent involvement in the genocide of Iraq.

    The Church has always had the power to cleanse. It's just that the old Christian Churches have been supplanted by the new SJW Church. The old Christian Churches had the backing of the White Gentile ruling class, while the SJW Church is the creation of the new Jewish ruling class.

    In 1979, Michael Corleone would've gone straight by participating in a Vatican religious ceremony. In 2020, Corleones would go straight by taking a selfie with "Caitlyn" Jenner.

    Replies: @James O'Meara, @Wilkey, @Joe Magarac

    As he participates in this baptism in a Church, Italian-American gangster Michael Corleone also authorizes the assassinations of the heads of the other NY mafia families.

    This is how we know The Godfather takes place in an alternate universe and is not merely fictionalized and romanticized mob history.

    From circa 1959 onward, New York City has only one crime boss.

  30. Ethics and morality are complicated in Clown World. Corporate America preys on us all 24/7/365, but we’re supposed to “act morally/ethically” towards them? Citation needed.

    Point being, I’d hesitate to trust a Weimerican’s idea of morality; I recommend digging into the math behind it. Lying to get a bonus from Corporate Weimerica? Almost certainly moral and ethical (though probably not legally advisable). Or roughly as ethical as a Nazi lying to and spying on American authorities (or vice-versa) during WWII.

    YES, there’s a fairly strict code to be adhered to by real human beings living in a serious country, but no place in the Anglosphere or Western Europe qualifies. And yes, I’m just quibbling here; obviously the “woke” are some of the worst people in this lunatic asylum.

    P.S., “purchase counterfeit products”? What am I missing here? We talking foakleys or what?

  31. @PiltdownMan

    Ok, E., Qian, Y., Strejcek, B., & Aquino, K.
     
    It idly strikes me that of the four, not one is an Anglo-Saxon name (though that may not be relevant.)

    Brendan Strejeck is a Ph.D. student at Northwestern U.'s Kellogg School of Management, the best school in the world to study marketing and consumer motivation. That's right in the middle of the business of researching the psyche. The signaling of virtue is a problem that bedevils the design of consumer and marketing surveys.

    Replies: @James O'Meara, @Kronos

    The signaling of virtue is a problem that bedevils the design of consumer and marketing surveys.

    Does it really brake down in terms of gender?

    I’ve consistently observed that women often view politics/cultural norms as a fashion accessory. That what to say (not so much what you do) determines your status. Probably the key to the LBGTQ success in gaining national support was conditioning women to view LBGTQs as victims that could provide women an opportunity to present their self-righteousness. Women then could flaunt their pro-LBGTQ views as marking them as high status.

    • Agree: Thea, Mr. Anon, Polistra
    • Replies: @SFG
    @Kronos

    I mean, it makes sense. The long period of incapacity during pregnancy and the task of childrearing mean you need a steady flow of resources. Conformity is a good way to do that--you don't want to stray too far away from the herd, and women who wanted to be 'pioneers' often had to forgo family life.

    Men are more free to take risks given our longer fertile period (you can wait until 40 if it actually gets you rich, though for most of us it's a bad idea) and desire to stand out (demonstrating confidence and the ability to succeed despite deviance) and gamble on high-risk, high-reward strategies.

    It makes as much sense to ding women for conformity as it does men for violence--it's what we were made to do. Whether by evolution or God (or both!), take your pick.

    Replies: @nebulafox

  32. @Redneck farmer
    Is anyone here really surprised by this paper?

    Replies: @Wilkey, @Kronos, @SunBakedSuburb

    Well, it certainly confirms many viewpoints.

    It’s often noted that pedophiles go where there’s easy access to children.

    These political sociopaths go where cash and political capital is easiest to obtain.

  33. @Bert
    Those research results match my personal experience with Ashkenazim. Lots of virtue signaling and playing the victim. Dark Triad traits obvious to any observer. Genetics, folks, genetics.

    Replies: @Stogumber, @Corvinus

    “Those research results match my personal experience with Ashkenazim.”

    And my personal experience has been decidedly more with the Scots-Irish (like yourself), less with the Ashkenazim.

    “a paper about how you want to stay very far, far away from ‘virtuous victim signalers,’ because they are bad news”

    Indeed. IF you are indicating you are a victim from the (alleged) machinations of Ashkenazim, take comfort. From Sailer’s link.

    What might explain why people would be willing to publicly claim victimhood and seek to be labeled by others as victims? One possibility is that sharing their experience helps them cope with the negative consequences of victimization and take proactive steps toward psychological healing. Many victims experience social isolation, which can intensify their sense of powerlessness (Robbins, Chatterjee, & Canda, 2006). Communicating their victimization experiences publicly may connect them to others who have had similar experiences and who can provide them with social validation and support (Campbell & Manning, 2018). Victim claiming can also allow them to justify a demand for redress, regain a sense of power, and restore their diminished self-worth (Choi, Green, & Kapp, 2010; Robbins et al., 2006). In addition to its therapeutic effects, public communication of one’s victimhood could inspire a collective or institutional response to address the systematic causes of these experiences at a societal level (Snow & Benford, 1992; Taylor & McKirnan, 1984).

    I would say Trump and his supporters are making the case they are “victims who are virtuous”. In particular, he has touted “Fake News” every time his own statements have been demonstrated to be other than accurate. He also shuffled through a revolving cast of staff whenever they “fail” him. In both cases, he has portrayed himself as the one who has been perpetually wronged. Of course, ever since he legitimately lost the election, he has virtue signaled to death how his followers are “all victims. Everybody here, all these thousands of people here tonight, they’re all victims. Every one of you”.

    Not that Trump isn’t Dark Triad himself, right, Bert (and Mr. Sailer)? Perhaps you would disagree?

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/darwins-subterranean-world/201608/donald-trump-high-in-the-dark-triad

    Now, I wonder if Trump seeks retribution given how he perceives the election was “stolen” from him. I mean, he is a “true” victim, correct, Bert (and Mr. Sailer)? Again, from Sailer’s link.

    Victim signaling justifies victim groups seeking retribution against alleged oppressors (Sullivan, Landau, Branscombe et al., 2012). Retribution often takes the form of demanding compensation through some kind of resource transfer from nonvictims to the alleged victim. Claiming victim status can also facilitate resource transfer by conferring moral immunity upon the claimant (Baumeister & Newman, 1994). Moral immunity shields the alleged victim from criticism about the means they might use to satisfy their demands. In other words, victim status can morally justify the use of deceit, intimidation, or even violence by alleged victims to achieve their goals. Relatedly, claiming victim status can lead observers to hold a person less blameworthy, excusing transgressions, such as the appropriation of private property or the infliction of pain upon others, that might otherwise bring condemnation or rebuke (Gray & Wegner, 2011).

    Can’t wait for January 6? Are YOU going to be there?

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Corvinus

    Or to summarize Corvinus' post:

    "Wah, wah, wah,.........insert conventional liberal narrative here.........wah, wah."

    Replies: @res

    , @Richard B
    @Corvinus

    The Steve link is excellent for directing attention to those who need it the most - people who have suffered from abandonment, rejection, abuse and neglect that begins in childhood, but doesn't necessarily end there.

    But, in no way does it apply to a corrupt, hostile, predatory, parasitic and criminal ethnic elite who in an attempt to conceal their many crimes, destroy the evidence, control the narrative and enforce the law (on anyone looking for evidence to question the narrative).

    In no way does it apply to a psychotically arrogant, power-hungry mob who, driven by a collective moral insanity, routinely victimize, blame victim, and play victim.

    And, in no way does it apply to the only real supremacist group in the world that has the power to effectuate their insane demands to be placed above criticism, loved uncontionally and blindly obeyed, or else.

    This being, of course, is The Holy Grail of The Dark Triad.

    The rest of your comment is just more of the same brazen effrontery and obnoxious gaslighting one has come to expect from one of its members, who are nothing if not predictable. Which explains why they habitually turn reality on its head by accusing those who notice their easy to identify behavioral patterns of bigotry.

    This is why The #1 Commandment of The Dark Triad is Thou Shalt Not Be Aware!

    Too late!

    Replies: @Corvinus

  34. @Wilkey
    @JohnnyWalker123

    This is a great post. It also explains what companies like Apple, Nike, Facebook, Google, the NBA, etc all do. Abuse Chinese labor, cozy up to authoritarian regimes (China again), and heavy abuse of tax loopholes to avoid paying taxes, all while signaling their “virtue” by embracing left wing causes. Another example of how the left is as much a religion as an ideology.

    Replies: @Corvinus, @Kronos

    “It also explains what companies like Apple, Nike, Facebook, Google, the NBA, etc all do. Abuse Chinese labor, cozy up to authoritarian regimes (China again)”

    Trump’s on board, too.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/danalexander/2020/10/23/forbes-estimates-china-paid-trump-at-least-54-million-since-he-took-office-via-mysterious-trump-tower-lease/?sh=1ea5f1b7ed11

    • Troll: YetAnotherAnon
  35. @Wilkey
    @JohnnyWalker123

    This is a great post. It also explains what companies like Apple, Nike, Facebook, Google, the NBA, etc all do. Abuse Chinese labor, cozy up to authoritarian regimes (China again), and heavy abuse of tax loopholes to avoid paying taxes, all while signaling their “virtue” by embracing left wing causes. Another example of how the left is as much a religion as an ideology.

    Replies: @Corvinus, @Kronos

    It’s certainly a good post.

    The only difference from then and now (beside who’s offering the best religious indulgence) is that the capital conversion is reversed. Michael Corleone donated lots of money (economic capital) to gain positive prestige (cultural capital.) But now, you have people converting their cultural capital to obtain or preserve economic wealth.

    If Michael Corleone didn’t take the PR route to polish his image, he’d still be rich but far more notorious. But if these corporations didn’t spend money on woke issues, they’d economically suffer in the form of boycotts and such. (Think Chick-fil-A.) Typically before the 2008 Great Recession, it was enough to pay the Clintons $1000 a day to keep the Bernies’ away (higher taxes, tougher IRS audits.) But those premiums have been rising exponentially. Eventually, it might just be cheaper to pay employees living wages than play the woke game.

  36. @MEH 0910
    https://twitter.com/amconmag/status/1344645597450661890

    Replies: @J.Ross, @El Dato, @Kolya Krassotkin

    Joe Biden not knowing anything about Hunter operations which he physically participated in is the real life worse iteration of the old SNL Ronald Reagan sketch where Reagan is pretending to be an idiot while orchestrating Iran-Contra.

    • Agree: Polistra
    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    @J.Ross

    Yes, but on the other hand, we have Joe's contention that Hunter is "the smartest man I know". Why, he's so smart, he didn't even need to plagiarize anything to graduate from university! Maybe Biden really is clueless. His fits of anger when called out on his lies and family scandals suggest some form of denial. Nobody, for example, could believe Chuck Schumer wasn't in on it.

  37. @Corvinus
    @Bert

    "Those research results match my personal experience with Ashkenazim."

    And my personal experience has been decidedly more with the Scots-Irish (like yourself), less with the Ashkenazim.

    "a paper about how you want to stay very far, far away from 'virtuous victim signalers,' because they are bad news"

    Indeed. IF you are indicating you are a victim from the (alleged) machinations of Ashkenazim, take comfort. From Sailer's link.

    What might explain why people would be willing to publicly claim victimhood and seek to be labeled by others as victims? One possibility is that sharing their experience helps them cope with the negative consequences of victimization and take proactive steps toward psychological healing. Many victims experience social isolation, which can intensify their sense of powerlessness (Robbins, Chatterjee, & Canda, 2006). Communicating their victimization experiences publicly may connect them to others who have had similar experiences and who can provide them with social validation and support (Campbell & Manning, 2018). Victim claiming can also allow them to justify a demand for redress, regain a sense of power, and restore their diminished self-worth (Choi, Green, & Kapp, 2010; Robbins et al., 2006). In addition to its therapeutic effects, public communication of one’s victimhood could inspire a collective or institutional response to address the systematic causes of these experiences at a societal level (Snow & Benford, 1992; Taylor & McKirnan, 1984).
     

    I would say Trump and his supporters are making the case they are "victims who are virtuous". In particular, he has touted "Fake News" every time his own statements have been demonstrated to be other than accurate. He also shuffled through a revolving cast of staff whenever they "fail" him. In both cases, he has portrayed himself as the one who has been perpetually wronged. Of course, ever since he legitimately lost the election, he has virtue signaled to death how his followers are "all victims. Everybody here, all these thousands of people here tonight, they're all victims. Every one of you".

    Not that Trump isn't Dark Triad himself, right, Bert (and Mr. Sailer)? Perhaps you would disagree?

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/darwins-subterranean-world/201608/donald-trump-high-in-the-dark-triad

    Now, I wonder if Trump seeks retribution given how he perceives the election was "stolen" from him. I mean, he is a "true" victim, correct, Bert (and Mr. Sailer)? Again, from Sailer's link.


    Victim signaling justifies victim groups seeking retribution against alleged oppressors (Sullivan, Landau, Branscombe et al., 2012). Retribution often takes the form of demanding compensation through some kind of resource transfer from nonvictims to the alleged victim. Claiming victim status can also facilitate resource transfer by conferring moral immunity upon the claimant (Baumeister & Newman, 1994). Moral immunity shields the alleged victim from criticism about the means they might use to satisfy their demands. In other words, victim status can morally justify the use of deceit, intimidation, or even violence by alleged victims to achieve their goals. Relatedly, claiming victim status can lead observers to hold a person less blameworthy, excusing transgressions, such as the appropriation of private property or the infliction of pain upon others, that might otherwise bring condemnation or rebuke (Gray & Wegner, 2011).
     
    Can't wait for January 6? Are YOU going to be there?

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Richard B

    Or to summarize Corvinus’ post:

    “Wah, wah, wah,………insert conventional liberal narrative here………wah, wah.”

    • Agree: YetAnotherAnon
    • Replies: @res
    @Mr. Anon


    Or to summarize all of Corvinus’ posts:

    “Wah, wah, wah,………insert conventional liberal narrative here………wah, wah.”
     
    FIFY
  38. Interesting post and comments.

  39. I know he isn’t popular around here, but honestly George Will communicated this clearly to the public early on, commenting on campus rape victim-centered tribunals, trigger warnings, etc.: When you make victimhood a coveted status that confers privileges, victims proliferate. He received a crazy amount of blowback for his editorial at the time, and then the smarter IDW types spoke of the transition from an “honor” to a “shame” culture. 6 years on lot more people are able to intuit what Will was talking about, and there probably wouldn’t be the same outrage and simplistic misinterpretation that he was victim-blaming. Not that what he described is a new phenomenon. People have the ability to weaponize anything at their disposal; if that happens to be weakness and vulnerability, they will find a way to weaponize that.

    Women have always done this of course, often to merely survive, but it seems like we’re at a particularly aggressive level of it right now. Then there are some prominent black people on social media who express dismay at how drunk on power African-American culture gets from going after others via accusations of racism. There is this discomforting psychological aspect to it, one of intrinsic pleasure, that can’t be explained away by the quest to “pick your pocket”.

    Anyway, I hope anyone reading this is able to connect it to Steve’s post, as I realize the link might seem tenuous.

  40. @JohnnyWalker123
    Of course.

    Being "Woke" is a path to money, power, and fame. It's more than a movement, it's a sinecure.

    That's why so many ambitious people invent stories about how being victimized caused them to become a SJW. It's a good narrative for maneuvering yourself into a comfy job as a politician, activist, or media personality...Or getting into a top 5 MBA program that requires an applicant write a personal statement... Or becoming the next Aziz Ansari.

    Virtuous victims are martyrs for the cause. Like Christ, they suffered because they represented that which was holy and pure. They bled for our sins. For that, we honor them. So if they want a $150K/yr job as a Goldman Sachs diversity consultant, it's the least we could do for them. If you object to any of this, you're a racist - and also killing your chances of a management-track promotion.

    So nod along friends. Nod along.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @Dieter Kief

    Being “Woke” is a path to money, power, and fame. It’s more than a movement, it’s a sinecure.

    Well, for a minority. But for most of them, the fringes are a windy and downtrodden dark corner at the edge of town. Future looks rather grim there – and they feel it in their guts. Just how many diversity professors and sexual-deviance counselors does society need – and employ?

    I look at them as canaries in the gold-mines. If not the minefield. And the songs they sing for sure don’t sound good.

    Ahh – one more thrilling post btw. Thanks again, Steve Sailer. Always a pleasure to agree – and to disagree too.

  41. Anything on Dark Triad Headrot and the pretense on “following science” (muh science!) accompanied to violent demands that others do so, too?

    LA hospital workers balk at taking Covid-19 vaccine, media says they’re somehow not ‘IN TUNE’ with science & Trump is to blame

    The Times quoted a 31-year-old nurse, April Lu, who made just such a calculation. She said that because she’s six months pregnant, she chose the known risks of being infected with Covid-19 over the unknown risks of being vaccinated.

    Vaccine advocates reacted angrily, with some saying hospital workers who refuse the shots should be fired, or at least put at the back of the line for treatment if they become infected with the virus. “I can’t believe this is happening,” one observer said. “This has to be a joke. How are people in the healthcare industry but ignore science?”

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @El Dato

    There have been totally mainstream people saying that pregnant women should skip it. That's not even that hard to believe, of course pregnant woman have unique issues. What's funny is that you have all these young people who are not at risk jumping queue so more nursing home deaths can remind us how medicine works.

  42. @MEH 0910
    https://twitter.com/amconmag/status/1344645597450661890

    Replies: @J.Ross, @El Dato, @Kolya Krassotkin

  43. Ok, E.

    I want to see a paper by Ok, E. and Doke, E.

    Perhaps in collaboration with Hunk, E. and Dore, E.

    Cox recruited Zucker purely for effect:

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cox–Zucker_machine

  44. @Kronos
    @PiltdownMan


    The signaling of virtue is a problem that bedevils the design of consumer and marketing surveys.
     
    Does it really brake down in terms of gender?

    I’ve consistently observed that women often view politics/cultural norms as a fashion accessory. That what to say (not so much what you do) determines your status. Probably the key to the LBGTQ success in gaining national support was conditioning women to view LBGTQs as victims that could provide women an opportunity to present their self-righteousness. Women then could flaunt their pro-LBGTQ views as marking them as high status.

    Replies: @SFG

    I mean, it makes sense. The long period of incapacity during pregnancy and the task of childrearing mean you need a steady flow of resources. Conformity is a good way to do that–you don’t want to stray too far away from the herd, and women who wanted to be ‘pioneers’ often had to forgo family life.

    Men are more free to take risks given our longer fertile period (you can wait until 40 if it actually gets you rich, though for most of us it’s a bad idea) and desire to stand out (demonstrating confidence and the ability to succeed despite deviance) and gamble on high-risk, high-reward strategies.

    It makes as much sense to ding women for conformity as it does men for violence–it’s what we were made to do. Whether by evolution or God (or both!), take your pick.

    • Replies: @nebulafox
    @SFG

    It's a suboptimal idea mostly for two reasons. One, older sperm has more of a correlation with birth defects, mental and physical. Two, the physical demands of fatherhood are harder to handle.

    This can be mitigated if the guy takes care of himself, though, and if a 40-something man has attracted a woman a decade younger than him, he probably has.

    >It makes as much sense to ding women for conformity as it does men for violence–it’s what we were made to do. Whether by evolution or God (or both!), take your pick.

    I agree. I've never been a fan of the whole "who has it worse" or "who is worse" schtick. The two sexes are different, think differently, and face different challenges: men and women are supposed to like each other because we're different. That doesn't mean we aren't all human beings who don't usually want the same results or anything, but it is pretty disturbing that many younger Americans don't seem at all able to happily accept the foibles of the opposite sex in stride with a smile.

    The thing is, though, women aren't openly criticized for going about things in their own way like men are in 21st Century America. Take therapy culture, for example: most men just don't effectively deal with personal torment or problems by sitting around and talking about them. It isn't about some patriarchal conspiracy to degrade feminity, it's just that most men don't intuitively work their way toward solving problems in the midst of a conversation in the way that women often do. It's not better or worse, it's just different. So rather than attacking men for not doing well with approaches not at all geared to their strengths, why not culturally encourage men to do what tends to work for them: new projects, new goals?

    (Answer: that would mean touching a bunch of inconvenient stuff that we're not even allowed to honestly admit the existence of, let alone talk about solutions to. That's a general problem across American society, really, but that's also another thread.)

  45. @Altai
    @Altai

    Case in point, the main celebration for the unbanning of abortion in Argentina.

    https://twitter.com/LindellBurner/status/1344537242312839168

    So much BPD in such a condensed space. (I guess covid also knows this is an 'okay' packed gathering of people without masks.)

    Replies: @The Alarmist, @theo the kraut, @njguy73, @Expletive Deleted

    Not with a stolen dick.

    • Replies: @Expletive Deleted
    @njguy73


    Not with a stolen dick.
     
    Or even its own long-discarded one.
  46. Sort of on topic

    Dirty pool is OK when our guys win..

    • Replies: @res
    @Charon

    And not even a "this is contested" or such flag anywhere in sight. The double standards are mind blowing.

  47. @El Dato
    Anything on Dark Triad Headrot and the pretense on "following science" (muh science!) accompanied to violent demands that others do so, too?

    LA hospital workers balk at taking Covid-19 vaccine, media says they're somehow not ‘IN TUNE’ with science & Trump is to blame

    The Times quoted a 31-year-old nurse, April Lu, who made just such a calculation. She said that because she's six months pregnant, she chose the known risks of being infected with Covid-19 over the unknown risks of being vaccinated.

    Vaccine advocates reacted angrily, with some saying hospital workers who refuse the shots should be fired, or at least put at the back of the line for treatment if they become infected with the virus. “I can't believe this is happening,” one observer said. “This has to be a joke. How are people in the healthcare industry but ignore science?”
     

    Replies: @J.Ross

    There have been totally mainstream people saying that pregnant women should skip it. That’s not even that hard to believe, of course pregnant woman have unique issues. What’s funny is that you have all these young people who are not at risk jumping queue so more nursing home deaths can remind us how medicine works.

  48. @Too Long Didn't Read
    Watch out for the Woke, they’re out to pick your pocket.

    No worries, we just send them to places like state capitols and Fortune 500 companies and DC. Safely out of the way where they cannot hurt the rest of us.

    Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter

    Where they can manipulate the proxy hands of the corporate managerial state to do all the dirty work of a pick pocket for them?

  49. It’s painful to read crap sold as research.

  50. @slumber_j

    Studies 3, 4, and 6 test our hypothesis that the frequency of emitting virtuous victim signal predicts a person’s willingness to engage in and endorse ethically questionable behaviors, such as lying to earn a bonus, intention to purchase counterfeit products and moral judgments of counterfeiters, and making exaggerated claims about being harmed in an organizational context.
     
    Mr. and Mrs. Alphonse "Buddy" Fletcher come to mind... I wonder how they're doing--or what they're doing, and to whom.

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy

    We’ll find out soon enough. People like that never stop until they mysteriously disappear, and are found in the trunk of their car, bodies almost unrecognizable, in one of the JFK long-term parking lots.

    “Grifters” is too polite a word for that couple.

  51. @notsaying
    Off Topic

    The UK government is so worried about the new strains of Covid-19 that they are going to hold off on the second dose so lots more people can get the first dose. Their two approved vaccines are Pfizer and Oxford/Astra-Zeneca, which were made using different approaches.

    "Pfizer warns there is NO proof its Covid jab works when doses are taken 12 weeks apart as UK regulator scraps 21-day rule in desperate attempt to get millions more vaccinated"

    We already have the new strains here. If we have lots more transmission I have to wonder if our government will want to do the same thing. But Pfizer is protesting and our other approved vaccine, Moderna, was made using the same approach as Pfizer's.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9099049/Questions-Britains-decision-drop-two-dose-vaccine-regimen.html

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb

    “new strains”

    The preferred nomenclature is “mutation.” What did you have for dinner? Pork fried rice? Ha! Big surprise.

  52. @Jake
    @Polistra

    I would say that a very large number of the Numinous Negroes have all three, at least a significant dose of each: Machiavellianism, Narcissism, Psychopathy.

    So do homosexuals. So do feminists. So do Jews.

    Those Chinese who rise to leadership positions tend to be defined by both Machiavellianism, and Psychopathy.

    But no group has ever been any more Machiavellian combined with Narcissism than those charming leaders of WASP Empire/Anglo-Zionist Empire.

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb

    “WASP Empire/Anglo-Zionist Empire.”

    The super-spreader of the Babylonian virus.

  53. @Redneck farmer
    Is anyone here really surprised by this paper?

    Replies: @Wilkey, @Kronos, @SunBakedSuburb

    “Is anyone here really surprised by this paper?”

    It’s winter holiday season. High Holy Days for the acolytes of Saturn. Lots of orgies and ritual sacrifices to attend. Steve’s column is usually filler this time of year.

  54. @J.Ross
    @MEH 0910

    Joe Biden not knowing anything about Hunter operations which he physically participated in is the real life worse iteration of the old SNL Ronald Reagan sketch where Reagan is pretending to be an idiot while orchestrating Iran-Contra.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous

    Yes, but on the other hand, we have Joe’s contention that Hunter is “the smartest man I know”. Why, he’s so smart, he didn’t even need to plagiarize anything to graduate from university! Maybe Biden really is clueless. His fits of anger when called out on his lies and family scandals suggest some form of denial. Nobody, for example, could believe Chuck Schumer wasn’t in on it.

  55. @MEH 0910
    https://twitter.com/amconmag/status/1344645597450661890

    Replies: @J.Ross, @El Dato, @Kolya Krassotkin

    Joe Biden is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I’ve ever known in my life.

    • Troll: Dan Hayes
  56. An ethnicity with dark triad traits frequently signals virtuous victimhood, aka tikkun olam shoah-hood. This facilitates nonreciprocal resource transfer.

  57. @Polistra
    They'd better retract this paper fast, before they get cancelled.

    Or something worse...

    Replies: @Jake, @Richard B

    They’d better retract this paper fast, before they get cancelled.

    Or something worse…

    Why would they have published it in the first place? Maybe they’re not easily intimidated.

    Then again, we’ll see how they react after they get “the visit.” The one that starts with, “You’ve got such a nice family. Be a shame if anything were to happen to them.”

  58. @Corvinus
    @Bert

    "Those research results match my personal experience with Ashkenazim."

    And my personal experience has been decidedly more with the Scots-Irish (like yourself), less with the Ashkenazim.

    "a paper about how you want to stay very far, far away from 'virtuous victim signalers,' because they are bad news"

    Indeed. IF you are indicating you are a victim from the (alleged) machinations of Ashkenazim, take comfort. From Sailer's link.

    What might explain why people would be willing to publicly claim victimhood and seek to be labeled by others as victims? One possibility is that sharing their experience helps them cope with the negative consequences of victimization and take proactive steps toward psychological healing. Many victims experience social isolation, which can intensify their sense of powerlessness (Robbins, Chatterjee, & Canda, 2006). Communicating their victimization experiences publicly may connect them to others who have had similar experiences and who can provide them with social validation and support (Campbell & Manning, 2018). Victim claiming can also allow them to justify a demand for redress, regain a sense of power, and restore their diminished self-worth (Choi, Green, & Kapp, 2010; Robbins et al., 2006). In addition to its therapeutic effects, public communication of one’s victimhood could inspire a collective or institutional response to address the systematic causes of these experiences at a societal level (Snow & Benford, 1992; Taylor & McKirnan, 1984).
     

    I would say Trump and his supporters are making the case they are "victims who are virtuous". In particular, he has touted "Fake News" every time his own statements have been demonstrated to be other than accurate. He also shuffled through a revolving cast of staff whenever they "fail" him. In both cases, he has portrayed himself as the one who has been perpetually wronged. Of course, ever since he legitimately lost the election, he has virtue signaled to death how his followers are "all victims. Everybody here, all these thousands of people here tonight, they're all victims. Every one of you".

    Not that Trump isn't Dark Triad himself, right, Bert (and Mr. Sailer)? Perhaps you would disagree?

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/darwins-subterranean-world/201608/donald-trump-high-in-the-dark-triad

    Now, I wonder if Trump seeks retribution given how he perceives the election was "stolen" from him. I mean, he is a "true" victim, correct, Bert (and Mr. Sailer)? Again, from Sailer's link.


    Victim signaling justifies victim groups seeking retribution against alleged oppressors (Sullivan, Landau, Branscombe et al., 2012). Retribution often takes the form of demanding compensation through some kind of resource transfer from nonvictims to the alleged victim. Claiming victim status can also facilitate resource transfer by conferring moral immunity upon the claimant (Baumeister & Newman, 1994). Moral immunity shields the alleged victim from criticism about the means they might use to satisfy their demands. In other words, victim status can morally justify the use of deceit, intimidation, or even violence by alleged victims to achieve their goals. Relatedly, claiming victim status can lead observers to hold a person less blameworthy, excusing transgressions, such as the appropriation of private property or the infliction of pain upon others, that might otherwise bring condemnation or rebuke (Gray & Wegner, 2011).
     
    Can't wait for January 6? Are YOU going to be there?

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Richard B

    The Steve link is excellent for directing attention to those who need it the most – people who have suffered from abandonment, rejection, abuse and neglect that begins in childhood, but doesn’t necessarily end there.

    But, in no way does it apply to a corrupt, hostile, predatory, parasitic and criminal ethnic elite who in an attempt to conceal their many crimes, destroy the evidence, control the narrative and enforce the law (on anyone looking for evidence to question the narrative).

    In no way does it apply to a psychotically arrogant, power-hungry mob who, driven by a collective moral insanity, routinely victimize, blame victim, and play victim.

    And, in no way does it apply to the only real supremacist group in the world that has the power to effectuate their insane demands to be placed above criticism, loved uncontionally and blindly obeyed, or else.

    This being, of course, is The Holy Grail of The Dark Triad.

    The rest of your comment is just more of the same brazen effrontery and obnoxious gaslighting one has come to expect from one of its members, who are nothing if not predictable. Which explains why they habitually turn reality on its head by accusing those who notice their easy to identify behavioral patterns of bigotry.

    This is why The #1 Commandment of The Dark Triad is Thou Shalt Not Be Aware!

    Too late!

    • Thanks: Charon
    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @Richard B

    "The Steve link is excellent for directing attention to those who need it the most – people who have suffered from abandonment, rejection, abuse and neglect that begins in childhood, but doesn’t necessarily end there."

    Begins in childhood OR started in their teenage years OR manifested itself in their 20's. Please be more accurate next time.

    "But, in no way does it apply to a corrupt, hostile, predatory, parasitic and criminal ethnic elite who in an attempt to conceal their many crimes, destroy the evidence, control the narrative and enforce the law (on anyone looking for evidence to question the narrative)."

    I would say the study applies to any INDIVIDUAL FROM A GROUP who acts in that manner. But, for the sake of argument, I am curious as to what "ethnic elite" are you referring to.

    "In no way does it apply to a psychotically arrogant, power-hungry mob who, driven by a collective moral insanity, routinely victimize, blame victim, and play victim. And, in no way does it apply to the only real supremacist group in the world that has the power to effectuate their insane demands to be placed above criticism, loved uncontionally and blindly obeyed, or else. This being, of course, is The Holy Grail of The Dark Triad."

    Do you mean Jews?

    "The rest of your comment is just more of the same brazen effrontery and obnoxious gaslighting one has come to expect from one of its members, who are nothing if not predictable."

    One of its members, huh. So are you suggesting that I am Jewish? The fact of the matter is that am Goy, pure Goy. An American mutt--German, Dutch, Polish. But I get it. You are uncomfortable realizing that Trump is a Dark Triad, with a number of his followers within the past four years meeting the criteria as established in the study.

    "Which explains why they habitually turn reality on its head by accusing those who notice their easy to identify behavioral patterns of bigotry."

    You are describing projection, which is an individual phenomenon not exclusive or predominent to one particular group.

    Replies: @Richard B

  59. nonreciprocal resource transfer

    In case we need a new euphemism for looting, I think we just found it.

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
    @International Jew

    Add the euphemism "semivoluntary."

    "Semivoluntary," you ask? The goods were looted! How was the looting at all "voluntary" from the store's perspective?

    "They didn't put the sneakers in a safe overnight, like a jewelry store, did they?"

    Nonreciprocal semivoluntary resource transfer, it is!

  60. I’d have to personally interact with these people spouting this woke litany before concluding whether they were useful idiots or psychopaths. One thing I find incredibly stupid are these whites who go on about “MLK” being their “personal hero” etc. I remember hearing some British Electronica song in the early 90s at college with an upbeat melody. I never really listen to lyrics much because I can barely understand what the “pop gutteralizations” are supposed to be, but I do remember this young English idiot glossing on about what a hero Rosa Parks was to him and how she was “ever in his heart.” No black people ever hold white people in this regard, let alone members of a competing race leading a movement to disempower them. Just stupid shit.

    I do have the ability to detect psychopaths on fairly short interaction. Back in High School and my early 20s I didn’t know the terminology and simply referred to these types as “con artists.” There was one in my high school who would call around and bully the kids at various pizza places until he could con one into believing he was owed “a free pizza” due to a past messed up order. He had quite the chutzpah, he’d claim he was a vegetarian and they put meat on his last pizza, then have the gall to order pepperoni on his free pizza. Of course he also turned out to be a homosexual, went around coning hotels, etc. But then suddenly got married when he realized that the cons worked a lot better with a woman in tow, bringing around his twink lover immediately put the mark on the defensive and he couldn’t have that. He spewed off some philosophy about the need to “lie all the time” because “most people think they can just pull a lie out of a hat now and then when they need it” but “it doesn’t work that way, lying is a skill you have to practice, you have to lie all the time, lie about everything, no one will believe that EVERYTHING is a lie, but it IS and that’s the beauty of it!” Last we heard he was weaseling his way into the hierarchy of some mega church in Ohio that his beard wife got involved in, he must have his eyes set on that collection plate.

    In later years I had two more show up where I work. The first was just hired on as a sales associate but went around acting like he ran the company. Ran his mouth non stop spewing narcissism, dragged me and my boss to a company lunch where he tried to impress us with how he was a big admirer of Jack Welch of GE (another psychopath) and me and my boss just looked at each other thinking we’d rather be sitting in the company cafeteria eating a peanut butter salad that stuck with this guy at a steakhouse. He also played up his military experience in Iraq because con artist types know the public respects veterans and he played that card for all it was worth. After about 6 months when he realized he wasn’t going to be allowed to take over the company as planned he quite and went hunting somewhere else. Later one of the employees found a 5 year old news article how he had been arrested for beating his girlfriends toddler to death but his rich lawyer daddy got the charges dropped a few months later. There was no smoking gun so from a legal point I see how they didn’t press forwards, but from a biased view of my interaction with the psychopath I knew he was guilty, so did everyone else who interacted with him at work. Then we had another one who collected foster kids for the government check, ran his mouth in narcissistic self glory, and was always disappearing for “guard duty” until someone in the military said the story was bull and he wasn’t even in the guard. He claimed the army gave him a million dollars for “giving his wife cancer” etc. and fortunately quit after about a year for god knows what new schemes. The HR guy was a real chump and sucker and few for these con artists, he was opposed to hiring some of the hard working dedicated people who have been there for a decade, but was all in awe of various psychopaths who had a few months of chaos before moving on. He even hired one con artist with an arrest for embezzlement to be a manager, no background check and he changed his name after the arrest. He was always taping up boxes, then one morning our developmentally disabled janitor reported he saw the guy come in at 6 and walk out with a box of goods. Turns out they guy had his own Ebay site selling the exact same stuff the company sold and when he got an order he would walk back into the warehouse, grab the product, put it in a box, print out a shipping label from his own Ebay account on the sly, and then ship it out of our warehouse right under everybody’s nose. I guess he got greedy and started stocking his apartment with the shit too and got found out by our hyper honest, mentally retarded janitor.

    They seem mostly male, but I have encountered some females also on the psychopathic spectrum, but then seem to lack the “fearless dominance” that is so key to the frightening male psychopath. They often collect several boyfriends they use to cash out. Selfish women who leave a path of destruction in their wake, but seem more emotional, more on the self centered cluster B anti-social characteristics.

    • LOL: Corvinus
    • Replies: @Expletive Deleted
    @Sebastian Hawks


    this young English idiot glossing on about what a hero Rosa Parks was to him and how she was “ever in his heart.”
     
    I'll lay you a pound to a pinch of shit that, to this day, the overwhelming majority of English people (as in "English-English"; apparently at least one of "our" elected representatives, the Hon. Member for Luton (North) has decreed that we are not permitted to refer to ourselves as "indigenous" to the island, but that's by the way; she's a blatant CCP asset) have absolutely no idea who this Rosa Parks person is.

    Is it the villain with the spiky shoes in "From Russia with Love"?
    You'd have to really go out there and dig for it, like whoever the warbling ponce you mention obviously did.
  61. @International Jew

    nonreciprocal resource transfer
     
    In case we need a new euphemism for looting, I think we just found it.

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy

    Add the euphemism “semivoluntary.”

    “Semivoluntary,” you ask? The goods were looted! How was the looting at all “voluntary” from the store’s perspective?

    “They didn’t put the sneakers in a safe overnight, like a jewelry store, did they?”

    Nonreciprocal semivoluntary resource transfer, it is!

  62. @Altai
    @Altai

    Case in point, the main celebration for the unbanning of abortion in Argentina.

    https://twitter.com/LindellBurner/status/1344537242312839168

    So much BPD in such a condensed space. (I guess covid also knows this is an 'okay' packed gathering of people without masks.)

    Replies: @The Alarmist, @theo the kraut, @njguy73, @Expletive Deleted

    I’m pretty old, so I’ve known undraped women to come in all sorts of odd shapes and sizes; lumpy, bony, ravishing, inappropriately hairy, svelte, and even so-so. Not the star of this performance. That’s a “man”, baby. Or was.
    Look at its upper torso, from the rear. Looks like Logan Paul in the ring. Also its (meagre) udders seem curiously rigid, just a bit of a wobble when jumping. Even the Girl With Fried Eggs back in my twenties who, bless her little cotton socks, had less than la creatura in the tweet did have a pleasant bit of the old fast&bulbous about her.

  63. @njguy73
    @Altai

    Not with a stolen dick.

    Replies: @Expletive Deleted

    Not with a stolen dick.

    Or even its own long-discarded one.

  64. @Sebastian Hawks
    I'd have to personally interact with these people spouting this woke litany before concluding whether they were useful idiots or psychopaths. One thing I find incredibly stupid are these whites who go on about "MLK" being their "personal hero" etc. I remember hearing some British Electronica song in the early 90s at college with an upbeat melody. I never really listen to lyrics much because I can barely understand what the "pop gutteralizations" are supposed to be, but I do remember this young English idiot glossing on about what a hero Rosa Parks was to him and how she was "ever in his heart." No black people ever hold white people in this regard, let alone members of a competing race leading a movement to disempower them. Just stupid shit.

    I do have the ability to detect psychopaths on fairly short interaction. Back in High School and my early 20s I didn't know the terminology and simply referred to these types as "con artists." There was one in my high school who would call around and bully the kids at various pizza places until he could con one into believing he was owed "a free pizza" due to a past messed up order. He had quite the chutzpah, he'd claim he was a vegetarian and they put meat on his last pizza, then have the gall to order pepperoni on his free pizza. Of course he also turned out to be a homosexual, went around coning hotels, etc. But then suddenly got married when he realized that the cons worked a lot better with a woman in tow, bringing around his twink lover immediately put the mark on the defensive and he couldn't have that. He spewed off some philosophy about the need to "lie all the time" because "most people think they can just pull a lie out of a hat now and then when they need it" but "it doesn't work that way, lying is a skill you have to practice, you have to lie all the time, lie about everything, no one will believe that EVERYTHING is a lie, but it IS and that's the beauty of it!" Last we heard he was weaseling his way into the hierarchy of some mega church in Ohio that his beard wife got involved in, he must have his eyes set on that collection plate.

    In later years I had two more show up where I work. The first was just hired on as a sales associate but went around acting like he ran the company. Ran his mouth non stop spewing narcissism, dragged me and my boss to a company lunch where he tried to impress us with how he was a big admirer of Jack Welch of GE (another psychopath) and me and my boss just looked at each other thinking we'd rather be sitting in the company cafeteria eating a peanut butter salad that stuck with this guy at a steakhouse. He also played up his military experience in Iraq because con artist types know the public respects veterans and he played that card for all it was worth. After about 6 months when he realized he wasn't going to be allowed to take over the company as planned he quite and went hunting somewhere else. Later one of the employees found a 5 year old news article how he had been arrested for beating his girlfriends toddler to death but his rich lawyer daddy got the charges dropped a few months later. There was no smoking gun so from a legal point I see how they didn't press forwards, but from a biased view of my interaction with the psychopath I knew he was guilty, so did everyone else who interacted with him at work. Then we had another one who collected foster kids for the government check, ran his mouth in narcissistic self glory, and was always disappearing for "guard duty" until someone in the military said the story was bull and he wasn't even in the guard. He claimed the army gave him a million dollars for "giving his wife cancer" etc. and fortunately quit after about a year for god knows what new schemes. The HR guy was a real chump and sucker and few for these con artists, he was opposed to hiring some of the hard working dedicated people who have been there for a decade, but was all in awe of various psychopaths who had a few months of chaos before moving on. He even hired one con artist with an arrest for embezzlement to be a manager, no background check and he changed his name after the arrest. He was always taping up boxes, then one morning our developmentally disabled janitor reported he saw the guy come in at 6 and walk out with a box of goods. Turns out they guy had his own Ebay site selling the exact same stuff the company sold and when he got an order he would walk back into the warehouse, grab the product, put it in a box, print out a shipping label from his own Ebay account on the sly, and then ship it out of our warehouse right under everybody's nose. I guess he got greedy and started stocking his apartment with the shit too and got found out by our hyper honest, mentally retarded janitor.

    They seem mostly male, but I have encountered some females also on the psychopathic spectrum, but then seem to lack the "fearless dominance" that is so key to the frightening male psychopath. They often collect several boyfriends they use to cash out. Selfish women who leave a path of destruction in their wake, but seem more emotional, more on the self centered cluster B anti-social characteristics.

    Replies: @Expletive Deleted

    this young English idiot glossing on about what a hero Rosa Parks was to him and how she was “ever in his heart.”

    I’ll lay you a pound to a pinch of shit that, to this day, the overwhelming majority of English people (as in “English-English”; apparently at least one of “our” elected representatives, the Hon. Member for Luton (North) has decreed that we are not permitted to refer to ourselves as “indigenous” to the island, but that’s by the way; she’s a blatant CCP asset) have absolutely no idea who this Rosa Parks person is.

    Is it the villain with the spiky shoes in “From Russia with Love”?
    You’d have to really go out there and dig for it, like whoever the warbling ponce you mention obviously did.

  65. @Richard B
    @Corvinus

    The Steve link is excellent for directing attention to those who need it the most - people who have suffered from abandonment, rejection, abuse and neglect that begins in childhood, but doesn't necessarily end there.

    But, in no way does it apply to a corrupt, hostile, predatory, parasitic and criminal ethnic elite who in an attempt to conceal their many crimes, destroy the evidence, control the narrative and enforce the law (on anyone looking for evidence to question the narrative).

    In no way does it apply to a psychotically arrogant, power-hungry mob who, driven by a collective moral insanity, routinely victimize, blame victim, and play victim.

    And, in no way does it apply to the only real supremacist group in the world that has the power to effectuate their insane demands to be placed above criticism, loved uncontionally and blindly obeyed, or else.

    This being, of course, is The Holy Grail of The Dark Triad.

    The rest of your comment is just more of the same brazen effrontery and obnoxious gaslighting one has come to expect from one of its members, who are nothing if not predictable. Which explains why they habitually turn reality on its head by accusing those who notice their easy to identify behavioral patterns of bigotry.

    This is why The #1 Commandment of The Dark Triad is Thou Shalt Not Be Aware!

    Too late!

    Replies: @Corvinus

    “The Steve link is excellent for directing attention to those who need it the most – people who have suffered from abandonment, rejection, abuse and neglect that begins in childhood, but doesn’t necessarily end there.”

    Begins in childhood OR started in their teenage years OR manifested itself in their 20’s. Please be more accurate next time.

    “But, in no way does it apply to a corrupt, hostile, predatory, parasitic and criminal ethnic elite who in an attempt to conceal their many crimes, destroy the evidence, control the narrative and enforce the law (on anyone looking for evidence to question the narrative).”

    I would say the study applies to any INDIVIDUAL FROM A GROUP who acts in that manner. But, for the sake of argument, I am curious as to what “ethnic elite” are you referring to.

    “In no way does it apply to a psychotically arrogant, power-hungry mob who, driven by a collective moral insanity, routinely victimize, blame victim, and play victim. And, in no way does it apply to the only real supremacist group in the world that has the power to effectuate their insane demands to be placed above criticism, loved uncontionally and blindly obeyed, or else. This being, of course, is The Holy Grail of The Dark Triad.”

    Do you mean Jews?

    “The rest of your comment is just more of the same brazen effrontery and obnoxious gaslighting one has come to expect from one of its members, who are nothing if not predictable.”

    One of its members, huh. So are you suggesting that I am Jewish? The fact of the matter is that am Goy, pure Goy. An American mutt–German, Dutch, Polish. But I get it. You are uncomfortable realizing that Trump is a Dark Triad, with a number of his followers within the past four years meeting the criteria as established in the study.

    “Which explains why they habitually turn reality on its head by accusing those who notice their easy to identify behavioral patterns of bigotry.”

    You are describing projection, which is an individual phenomenon not exclusive or predominent to one particular group.

    • Troll: GeneralRipper, Richard B
    • Replies: @Richard B
    @Corvinus


    Begins in childhood OR started in their teenage years OR manifested itself in their 20’s. Please be more accurate next time.
     
    Doesn't say much for your critical thinking skills that the only argument in your reaction comment was a strawman.

    But I get it. You are uncomfortable realizing that Trump is a Dark Triad, with a number of his followers within the past four years meeting the criteria as established in the study.
     
    Didn't vote for Trump and have no interest in defending a billionaire chubster who tweets too much. So, no, you don't get it. However, it's worth pointing out that he's an explicit narcissist. The worst are the implicit narcissists.

    The explicit narcissists might be full of themselves, and Trump is certainly that, but they've got a thick skin and can take criticism in a way implicit narcissists can't. Just look at the heavy hits the Orange Herring took over the last four years. Whereas the implicit narcissists who hate his guts couldn't even take losing an election.

    Replies: @Corvinus

  66. @Corvinus
    @Richard B

    "The Steve link is excellent for directing attention to those who need it the most – people who have suffered from abandonment, rejection, abuse and neglect that begins in childhood, but doesn’t necessarily end there."

    Begins in childhood OR started in their teenage years OR manifested itself in their 20's. Please be more accurate next time.

    "But, in no way does it apply to a corrupt, hostile, predatory, parasitic and criminal ethnic elite who in an attempt to conceal their many crimes, destroy the evidence, control the narrative and enforce the law (on anyone looking for evidence to question the narrative)."

    I would say the study applies to any INDIVIDUAL FROM A GROUP who acts in that manner. But, for the sake of argument, I am curious as to what "ethnic elite" are you referring to.

    "In no way does it apply to a psychotically arrogant, power-hungry mob who, driven by a collective moral insanity, routinely victimize, blame victim, and play victim. And, in no way does it apply to the only real supremacist group in the world that has the power to effectuate their insane demands to be placed above criticism, loved uncontionally and blindly obeyed, or else. This being, of course, is The Holy Grail of The Dark Triad."

    Do you mean Jews?

    "The rest of your comment is just more of the same brazen effrontery and obnoxious gaslighting one has come to expect from one of its members, who are nothing if not predictable."

    One of its members, huh. So are you suggesting that I am Jewish? The fact of the matter is that am Goy, pure Goy. An American mutt--German, Dutch, Polish. But I get it. You are uncomfortable realizing that Trump is a Dark Triad, with a number of his followers within the past four years meeting the criteria as established in the study.

    "Which explains why they habitually turn reality on its head by accusing those who notice their easy to identify behavioral patterns of bigotry."

    You are describing projection, which is an individual phenomenon not exclusive or predominent to one particular group.

    Replies: @Richard B

    Begins in childhood OR started in their teenage years OR manifested itself in their 20’s. Please be more accurate next time.

    Doesn’t say much for your critical thinking skills that the only argument in your reaction comment was a strawman.

    But I get it. You are uncomfortable realizing that Trump is a Dark Triad, with a number of his followers within the past four years meeting the criteria as established in the study.

    Didn’t vote for Trump and have no interest in defending a billionaire chubster who tweets too much. So, no, you don’t get it. However, it’s worth pointing out that he’s an explicit narcissist. The worst are the implicit narcissists.

    The explicit narcissists might be full of themselves, and Trump is certainly that, but they’ve got a thick skin and can take criticism in a way implicit narcissists can’t. Just look at the heavy hits the Orange Herring took over the last four years. Whereas the implicit narcissists who hate his guts couldn’t even take losing an election.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @Richard B

    "Doesn’t say much for your critical thinking skills that the only argument in your reaction comment was a strawman."

    No strawman, just adding relevant information to your statement.

    "The worst are the implicit narcissists."

    So, Jews???

  67. @Mr. Anon
    @Corvinus

    Or to summarize Corvinus' post:

    "Wah, wah, wah,.........insert conventional liberal narrative here.........wah, wah."

    Replies: @res

    Or to summarize all of Corvinus’ posts:

    “Wah, wah, wah,………insert conventional liberal narrative here………wah, wah.”

    FIFY

    • Agree: Mr. Anon
  68. @Charon
    Sort of on topic


    https://i.ibb.co/VM3wZFC/Capture-2020-12-31-18-16-52-2.png


    Dirty pool is OK when our guys win..

    Replies: @res

    And not even a “this is contested” or such flag anywhere in sight. The double standards are mind blowing.

  69. @Richard B
    @Corvinus


    Begins in childhood OR started in their teenage years OR manifested itself in their 20’s. Please be more accurate next time.
     
    Doesn't say much for your critical thinking skills that the only argument in your reaction comment was a strawman.

    But I get it. You are uncomfortable realizing that Trump is a Dark Triad, with a number of his followers within the past four years meeting the criteria as established in the study.
     
    Didn't vote for Trump and have no interest in defending a billionaire chubster who tweets too much. So, no, you don't get it. However, it's worth pointing out that he's an explicit narcissist. The worst are the implicit narcissists.

    The explicit narcissists might be full of themselves, and Trump is certainly that, but they've got a thick skin and can take criticism in a way implicit narcissists can't. Just look at the heavy hits the Orange Herring took over the last four years. Whereas the implicit narcissists who hate his guts couldn't even take losing an election.

    Replies: @Corvinus

    “Doesn’t say much for your critical thinking skills that the only argument in your reaction comment was a strawman.”

    No strawman, just adding relevant information to your statement.

    “The worst are the implicit narcissists.”

    So, Jews???

    • Troll: GeneralRipper, Richard B
  70. @SFG
    @Kronos

    I mean, it makes sense. The long period of incapacity during pregnancy and the task of childrearing mean you need a steady flow of resources. Conformity is a good way to do that--you don't want to stray too far away from the herd, and women who wanted to be 'pioneers' often had to forgo family life.

    Men are more free to take risks given our longer fertile period (you can wait until 40 if it actually gets you rich, though for most of us it's a bad idea) and desire to stand out (demonstrating confidence and the ability to succeed despite deviance) and gamble on high-risk, high-reward strategies.

    It makes as much sense to ding women for conformity as it does men for violence--it's what we were made to do. Whether by evolution or God (or both!), take your pick.

    Replies: @nebulafox

    It’s a suboptimal idea mostly for two reasons. One, older sperm has more of a correlation with birth defects, mental and physical. Two, the physical demands of fatherhood are harder to handle.

    This can be mitigated if the guy takes care of himself, though, and if a 40-something man has attracted a woman a decade younger than him, he probably has.

    >It makes as much sense to ding women for conformity as it does men for violence–it’s what we were made to do. Whether by evolution or God (or both!), take your pick.

    I agree. I’ve never been a fan of the whole “who has it worse” or “who is worse” schtick. The two sexes are different, think differently, and face different challenges: men and women are supposed to like each other because we’re different. That doesn’t mean we aren’t all human beings who don’t usually want the same results or anything, but it is pretty disturbing that many younger Americans don’t seem at all able to happily accept the foibles of the opposite sex in stride with a smile.

    The thing is, though, women aren’t openly criticized for going about things in their own way like men are in 21st Century America. Take therapy culture, for example: most men just don’t effectively deal with personal torment or problems by sitting around and talking about them. It isn’t about some patriarchal conspiracy to degrade feminity, it’s just that most men don’t intuitively work their way toward solving problems in the midst of a conversation in the way that women often do. It’s not better or worse, it’s just different. So rather than attacking men for not doing well with approaches not at all geared to their strengths, why not culturally encourage men to do what tends to work for them: new projects, new goals?

    (Answer: that would mean touching a bunch of inconvenient stuff that we’re not even allowed to honestly admit the existence of, let alone talk about solutions to. That’s a general problem across American society, really, but that’s also another thread.)

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