psychology

Did the eugenics movement make sterilization trendy?

A century ago, the eugenics movement in the United States was strong. So strong, in fact, that it was largely the American eugenics movement that inspired the Nazis in the 1930's. But after the atrocities of concentration camps came to light, the eugenics movement largely died out, or at least, it seemed to. In reality, I think it just went underground and its proponents came up with more subtle ways of engineering humanity's genetics. Read more [...]

The difference between discipline and self-discipline

When you think of discipline, what comes to mind? The military? School children in class doing what the teacher says? A child following their parents orders? Those are the traditional concepts of discipline that are well-ingrained in most people's minds. But I'd like to argue that not only is that not true discipline, Read more [...]
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The next frontier in civil rights is not trans people

Liberals are always looking for their next moral crusade. Once black people, women, and homosexuals were recognized as having equal rights, they ran out of causes until they found trans people. And just for good measure, some of them also pretend like racism and sexism are still an issue in the West (actually, it sort of Read more [...]

Want to stop mass shootings? Arm more people with firearms.

Let's say you live in a totalitarian state that has banned firearms from citizen use, such as England, and terrorists show up and start murdering people. What do you do? Run, hide, and then call the cops. Why? Because the cops have guns, and the only way to stop a bad guy on a murdering rampage is to shoot him dead. Sure, Read more [...]

The Tragic Futility of Relationships Driven by Unmet Childhood Needs

Here's the sad fucking truth - the people who need something the most are the least likely to get it from others. The more we reek of desperation, the less likely we are to have our needs met, and the more likely we are to be exploited, with our needs treated as weaknesses and points of ingress for abusers. It's almost Read more [...]