Part 0 of “Do Ask, Do Tell”: Connecting the Dots” or “Keeping then Honest”
1. What I’ve done with my writings: “Connect the dots”.
2. What I want? Recognition for being “special” > “different”?
3. Demand critical thinking instead of meek following and pretended leadership
4. Use “inductive reasoning” based on own personal experiences:
5. Develop, “How should ‘specials’ behave?”
6. Station in life : assigned, mathematically implied, karma, meritocracy
7. I was good at content production, indifferent at providing for others , plays out differently today than during coming of age (sidebar)
8. Individuals must start out by fitting into home groups and then may migrate
9. “The People” (or “A People”) matters
10. Groups may be vertical or horizontal
11. Authoritarians want to manage station In life to maintain stability, because+ world is unequal and perilous
12. Persons are expected to develop intradependence within the group(s)
13. Call for sacrifice and bullet-taking otherwise others make sacrifices in your stead
14. For individual, sacrifice is what it is, and cannot be presumed to be honorable
15. Groups gain advantages from conflict or competition with other groups, and individuals inherit the benefits or losses (or privilege). : karma
16. Don’t pimp victimhood; getting back up starts with you (“blaming the victim”)
17. Mandatory personal altruism does tend to reduce total inequality and promote stability
18. “Jesus first, others second, me last” is a Sunday school slogan, but we were less generous outside family in the past than today.
19. Selfishness is necessary for innovation and gradual rise in common standard of living
20. Sacrifice is necessary for change, and sacrifice bears on station in life
21. Two levels of personal morality: contribution, and harmlessness
22. Need to belong, easier if parent ; brotherhood
23. Social capital is compulsory;
24. Rightsizing (or deservedness) of people promotes stability
25. But Rightsizing can also be associated with bigotry (or moral “dark energy”). (or Bullying)
26. Contribution requires risk-sharing and vulnerability sharing (opposing cowardice)
27. Resistance or protest is sometimes necessary
28. Vortex or moral low-pressure: Virtue can invite sadism
29. “Natural social capital” (even “Natural family”) hides the moral vortex
30. Balancing these factors leads to personal integrity and proxy for equality
31. “Groups” (especially families) may have distributed consciousness and provide vicarious immortality.