Archive for March, 2010

The Myth of the Middle Class Alpha, Part 6

Tweet Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 3.5 The Interlude Part 4 Part 5 Some of the myopic and vision-impaired among you have been complaining that they can’t see the practical use of this series. This final installment will make it clearer for you. Before we get started, let me get one thing out [...]

The Myth of the Middle Class Alpha, Part 5

Tweet Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 3.5 The Interlude Part 4 So we’ve discussed the transitions from despotism and polygamy to democracy and monogamy, from a system with no checks and balances on alphadom to one that has institutionalized alpha proxies dedicated to policing alphadom, all of which came about thanks to the [...]

Probably No Updates This Week

Tweet People keep saying this site is too long-winded and the writing is too lengthy. The reason I write the way I do is because I do everything in a stream-of-consciousness, single draft style.  No revisions, no editing, just spit it out as it comes to me. But if enough people keep complaining about something, [...]

Bernays and Freud

Tweet I included the media, public opinion and social norms as an example of alpha proxies in part 4 of the Myth of the Middle Class Male series. A reader Jonathan forwarded me some information about Edward Bernays, nephew of Sigmund Freud.  The man was considered the father of public relations as we currently know [...]

The Myth of the Middle Class Alpha Male, Part 4

Tweet Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 3.5 The Interlude [Warning: If you are one of the readers who thought the wordiness and repetitiveness of Part 3 or any of the previous installments outweighed the useful information contained in them, or worse believed they had no useful information at all, don't bother continuing this [...]

Rape

Tweet “Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.” – Henry Kissinger “If women didn’t exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.” – Aristotle Onassis I was reading a debate earlier about a topic that I heard way too often in my lifetime: Is rape about power or is rape about sex? The feminists [...]

Middle Class Alpha Interlude

Tweet This weekend was a little hectic and I didn’t get a chance to do part 4 of the Middle Class Alpha series. Which means I won’t be able to do it until next Monday, although I may do some smaller unrelated posts in the meantime. But rather than leave you with nothing, I thought [...]