tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8497093028548856666.post6112032767719209711..comments2021-03-09T04:07:32.756-05:00Comments on UncleBob's Treehouse: Scapegoating and the ManosphereAnonymoushttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16046202647270439670noreply@blogger.comBlogger2125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8497093028548856666.post-75971318528591423462013-06-28T18:31:15.349-04:002013-06-28T18:31:15.349-04:00Of course they don't know about Alphas are jus...Of course they don't know about Alphas are just a concept that combines the Cad and the Patriarch based on their outward confidence.<br /><br />Consider your earlier post on reading. By being disconnected from reading and literature they have lost one of the two common ways people learned the constancy of human nature. So many were raised without active fathers they lost the second common way, direct instruction and example.<br /><br />So, as a group they are trying to recreate the wisdom of the ages, a wisdom they don't even know exists beyond some abstract "people knew better".<br /><br />Similarly their lack of engagement and knowledge of history (because again it is not taught) mean for them history begins when they can remember, 20, 30, or 40 years ago. Camile Pagila points out feminist suffer from the same blindness in her MIT speech from 1991.<br /><br />The result is much of the Manosphere. To me it resembles nothing more than a class of high school students who, having be deprived of the basics of mathematics because "they need to discover it for themselves", struggling to create classical algebra and calculus.<br /><br />The time from Euclid and the first mathematical system in <i>The Elements</i> to Newton and Leibniz creating the Calculus is 2000 years. The general solution of the Fundamental Theorem of Classical Algebra is another century and a half.<br /><br />The time from the oldest know still extant story (Gilgamesh) to the Classic Greeks you cite as having come up with a more much complete taxonomy of human behavior is about 1500 years and thus on the same order of magnitude.<br /><br />Expecting young people to independently recreate the work of millenia on the time scales of their lifetime is foolish. They (and all of use) suffer for it.<br /><br />So, while I don't disagree with your assessment I suspect I find it something to evoke sorrow more than frustration. We have systematically robbed our children of wisdom of which they are the rightful heirs.Pulp Herbhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/02486803457210325703noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8497093028548856666.post-45572321307800349802013-06-28T09:52:55.956-04:002013-06-28T09:52:55.956-04:00You've been writing some good stuff lately (to...You've been writing some good stuff lately (to be fair, I've been following the blog for less than a year), and this post is a hit out of the park.<br />I'm amused, then saddened, by the crap the self styled "alphas" write on their blogs, and this post identifies their problems pretty well.<br />Nicely done.Wyowandererhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/08121378877832985442noreply@blogger.com