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The Great Personality Shift

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/()43’s man-in-the-pub theory of life, the left and the right

Rejoice, readers, in the satisfying knowledge that this is the last article in my series of three; soon there will be no more of this unreadable nonsense. Even better, I only have one ideosynchratic absurdity remaining to be clumsily examined – The Great Shifting of the Personalities. Best of all, there are diagrams! Hooray!

In the 14th to 18th centuries, language historians claim we changed the way we pronounced the so-called “long” vowels. If no-one can remember the 14th century, how do they know? Via some very dubious conjectue, it would seem. Anyway. One of the most interesting aspects of this great shift is the way some vowels seem to “shunt along”, each taking the place of the next. Thus, out used to sound like boot and boot used to sound like boat. It’s also interesting that we developed the printing press before the shift was complete, so that our spelling had to remain the same. We are left with a wierd spelling/pronounciation mismatch.

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Extremism and Hyper-Reactionaryism

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Illustrative example of personality traits

/()43’s man-in-the-pub theory of life, the left and the right

In my previous unreconstructed rant, I took the unwilling reader though the formation of life out of the primordial soup all the way to the reason lefies see the world as one big happy family (in spite of ample evidence to the contrary) and why they see the right as sociopathic when in reality all the right want to do is regulate socially disgusting behaviour. At that time, though I didn’t spell it out, I was mostly talking about the moderate left and right.

In order to understand extremism, we must first take a look at the nature of personality spaces. This is a bit maths-y, but don’t worry, we will soon get to the real, concrete details of the extremists and what they’re like. Then we’ll do hyper-reactionaryism if I remember to add that bit before clicking “send”.

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Evolution of the Political Personality

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/()43’s man-in-the-pub theory of life, the left and the right

In the beginning there were puddles of chemical soup. It was warm, and frequent lightning triggered chemical reactions that produced somewhat exotic byproducts including amino acids – important building block of life. Now, there are loads of candidate definitions of “life”, but one necessary property seems to be the existance of a “boundary” (or “membrane” or “skin”) which seperates the substance of the lifeform on the inside of the boundary from its environment on the outside, so that the lifeform has a definate location, a definite size and so on.

The envionment, for our purposes, comprises a chaotic mixture of threats and resources. The boundary will protect the lifeform from the threats and yet it will yield to permit exploitation of resources (which we could generalise to “opportunities”). Within the outer boundary further, more delicate, bountaries can form permitting lifeforms to develop internal structure, making them more effective at surviving. We thus introduce the idea of multiple, layered boundaries – but also that the outside of the outermost boundary is only environment – not part of the organism – constituted only of threads and opportunities.

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Low Frequency Fun With Organ Pipes

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Not /()43 |_|K19’s organ

What always throws me (and quite a few others judging by some of the diagrams on the web) when I try and calculate the frequency of the tone produced by an organ pipe, is that the arrangement at near the bottom, which is like a referee’s whistle, counts as an *open* end to the pipe.
Therefore, for an ordinary organ pipe which is also open at the top, the fundamental resonance is a half-wave – that means, half the wavelength fits in the pipe.

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The Truth About The Left

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The first thing to understand is that there really is such a thing as a “leftie brain”. This is based on definitive research which shows that everywhere, all around the world, lefties score low on “conscientiousness” and high on “openness” (two of the so-called “big 5” personality traits). See the following links:

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Voight-Kampff: Are You Human?

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Sometimes, in spite of the obvious expectation of disappointment and frustration, one is compelled to ask a leftie why – really why – they come out with all this shit. Mostly one is confronted with a barrage of the kind of make-it-up-as-you-go-along school debating society codswallop that would only impress a long gone, but much loved, public-school teacher.

Sometimes you can adopt a more subtle angle – asking “how would you feel if XYZ leftablishment sacred narrative were proven false?” You’ll still get the playground crap, and a bunch of dissonance-inspired ad-ipse (if ad-hominem is based on the badness of the opponent, ad-ipse would be argument based on the proponent’s goodness), but hidden among all this diversionary verbal squid-ink you’ll hear some truth. Eventually one of them will simply say, “I cannot believe I could be deceived that way”.
Clearly, the truth referred to is that they believe they could not be deceived – in reality they are deceived about factual and testable things all the time.

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