“Romancing/Reality”

   https://youtu.be/6G59zsjM2UI

 

What happens when you mix a professor of psychology with a theoretical evolutionary biologists? The content of their conversation mediated by Joe Rogan isn’t for the average person, but if you’re seeking a higher level discussion on the modern phenomena of partisan social ideology. This is a savory taste of two progressive perspectives. You would have to inhabit an isolated cave to not be aware of the venomous rhetoric being spewed by both sides to this ideological showdown. The composition of the different sides are complex, and the possibilities for fusing the divide are exponentially more complex. Rooted in the cognitive drain, deep level contemplation provides, biologically we don't support enough qualified participants to move the needle. Evolutionarily speaking, we've sorted for this type of showdown for an awful long time. Each and every generation re-enforces yet another layer of social complexity to the equation, while simultaneously feeding the problem. The social, political, and ideological constructs we've derived to guide humanity through the darkness of premodern technology fail to address the underlying support of enough well informed people, that lack the emotional distraction for overcoming the challenge. This polarized dissention continues to bloom out of control, because there’s not enough reasonable individuals containing its presence inside of the extremes. 

 

Ideology is is such a compelling bitch in the human landscape. Once again the Catholic Church is being identified for some fucked up shit that’s alleged to have been subdued for decades. How can an organization so rife with misbehaving be allowed to go unincumbered by social scrutiny?

 

 

 

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Maybe the fact that no single denomination is as widely represented in the legislative branch of government. No religious affiliation is almost nonexistent in the realm of federal government. Politics and religion are inextricably correlated in the United States, despite the fact religious acknowledgement doesn’t support this dynamic by the population.

 

Christianity is the largest religion in the United States with the various Protestant Churches having the most adherents. In 2016, Christians represent the 73.7% of the total population, 48.9% identifying as Protestants, 23.0% as Catholics and 1.8% as Mormons, and are followed by people having no religion with 18.2% of the total population.

[1] Judaism is the second largest religion in the U.S., practised by 2.1% of the population, followed by Islam with the 0.8%. Mississippi is the most religious state in the country, with 63% of its adult population described as very religious, saying that religion is important to them and attending religious services almost every week , while New Hampshire, with only 20% of its adult population described as very religious, is the least religious state.[3] ~Wikipedia~

 

 

 

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Align this with religiosity among the population, and suddenly the support for what’s in the spotlight becomes clear. Values get distorted by perspectives, and this concept of leadership drifts toward the extremes of the tribal perceptions of belonging to some social construct bigger than one’s individual existence. The responsibility of the individual hero per Jordan Peterson is ignored by this fucked up umbrella we’ve crafted to manage the herd. “It’s not a matter of accepting the validity of the science, but realizing the science applies to you...” ~Daniel Khanaman~ 

 

  #immigration 

“Jordan/Peterson”

 https://youtu.be/9Xc7DN-noAc

 

My son is a big fan of the Joe Rogan Experience, so he sends me this link above. I’m 2/3 of the way through this interview, and quite impressed and sympathetic with the content of this discussion. The only place I have conversations similar to this scope and breadth are with my wife and children. We do have one set of couple friends that approach this depth of content, but she doesn’t participate, and he is very doom and gloom in his perspective. I too tend to get distracted by the negative trajectory with many of the social issues that come up. Dr. Peterson helps to identify why this dynamic exists across the landscape of the American perspectives. Ideology is the root of tribal behaviors and attitudes toward the other extremes of perspectives. These opposing perspective camps do provide beneficial balance to social dominance and tyranny, but by having distorted distribution to excesses at the extremes becomes problematic. This flattened bell curve comes about from the incessant drive of people to belong to groups representing ideology bigger than the loneliness of the individualist isolation. Modern labels of “Liberal & Conservative” are used to identify the virtues of these extremes, but fail to midigate  the vacuum their difference of principles create. The media exasperates the tension by playing to an inverted bell curve distribution model, and presenting only to the narrative of the extremes. Publicly elected officials ride this ideological tide by pandering to this distorted  constituency with unsubstantiated rhetoric aimed at the opposing encampment.  What gets lost in all of this are the facts supporting the truth of what lies in the middle of these perverse extremists. The two sides can’t find the emotional capacity to have long format meaningful discussions, because they’re armed with unbalanced unsubstantiated fodder from their chosen ideological perspective. This narrative plays out over and over again within the construct of present day demographics and generational dissention. I’m prepared to suggest this unbalanced perspective originates from the gathering of unbalanced individuals relying on the gossip and hearsay behind their belief system.   “The blind leading and contradicting the fucking blind...”

“Blah/Blah”

There’s hope, even in the face of apparent ignorance and self absorption for special interests. Young Americans are energized over the epic legislative failures surrounding the ongoing issues of mass shootings and lack of gun control. Cameron Kasky struck a nerve with his statement   “We are the generation of mass shootings...”  Having been born shortly after Columbine, there’s been a mass shootings every year of his life. That’s a terrible tribute to the social footprint for all that fall under that statistic. The complexity of how we arrived at this dilemma is only overshadowed by the solution to its presence. Let’s then contrast that detail against the fact we had the lowest voter turnout since WWII that elected the furthest outlier from the political establishment. What am I suggesting here, simply that the newly armed technology equipped liberally motivated youth of   “March for Our Lives” are a viable agent for significant change. Only time will tell if their convictions are as strong as their words, but the fact they’re challenging the status quo of inept sociological partisan gridlock is encouraging. 

 

We are living in the distant future of our grandparents. All of us relate to our lives in terms of perspective, and that perception shifts with each and every group born into existence. Our fallacy lies within our anchoring that perspective by established biases we live along the way. Experiences become such powerful distractions from actual real time interpretation, that they distort what we come to know as beliefs. The autonomic interoceptive systems in our brain have packed all of this into our sensory capacity in order for our species to survive in a world vastly different from the present one. Those systems probably looks tens of thousands of years to evolve, while the world we've created has evolved in just a few hundred years. This disparity behind our mismatching what we call intuitive processing and the world we've crafted is the story underlying much of the social disfunction alluded to in the opening paragraph. Change scares the fuck outta folks, and it’s occurring at light speed compared to the social capacity to absorb and adjust to it. We have large groups of individuals collectively searching for a rational explanation to their intuitive miscalculations. They are being herded around by change architecture they haven’t a clue exists. The relevance of compassion to the past is ever increasing losing its significance. This is the crux of the issue, as we are a species of storytelling. Remember that social evolution detail I mentioned before, well it can’t hold a candle to how fast life is advancing for those, who can keep up. 

 

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Stormy Daniels suggested her lifestyle would be in jeopardy for ratting our Trump, I’m not sure exactly how, but Trump should have to answer to his wife for his horny little fantasy ride. Cohn should be examined for campaign contribution violations, and then the voters can decide how it effects the office of The President. Porn star fantasies are what keep the profession going. You sort of had to understand how big a dick Donald Trump is long before he ran for office?

 

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Love is the single most magical aspect of our existence. It’s thoughts, feelings, and hormones flexing their influence all at once. It’s so captivating to our consciousness, it fills all the spare moments we don’t use for the operational aspects of life. You don’t even have to consider its presence, it just rises up from within the human in all of us. We’ve made it so complicated with the written and spoken word, attempting to describe and define its presence in our reality. Something so powerful surely must have a reasonable explanation. It falls upon all of us to share it with as many others as we can, by giving our hearts to the true spirit of compassion and connection. Everybody feels something for someone else...

 

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   #stormy daniels