Sentences (#53)

ESR:

Yes, there is an enabling superpower that autists have through damage and accident, but non-autists like me have to cultivate: not giving a shit about monkey social rituals.

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May 13, 2016admin 19 Comments »
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  • Brett Stevens Says:

    Democracy could be seen as the ultimate expression of social control. Whatever the herd can socialize on it will demand, and those who do not get on board with that will be excluded and their ideas marginalized.

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    Posted on May 13th, 2016 at 7:42 am Reply | Quote
  • Aristocles Invictvs Says:

    Yes, we all have disdain for normies here.

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    Posted on May 13th, 2016 at 9:13 am Reply | Quote
  • Frog Do Says:

    In England I hear they call it the high church low church specturm.

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  • cyborg_nomade Says:

    thus goes capital’s teleonomy:

    – need autistic nerds to create AI (next step in intelligence optimization)
    – therefore, need a society where austistic nerds can thrive in spite of monkey business (i.e., individualist, civic minded liberals)
    – therefore, need thousand years of relentless outbreeding
    – therefore, need Christianity

    etc etc etc

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    Grotesque Body Reply:

    It’s much more fundamental than AI as a specific human endeavor. Any group of people large enough and organised enough to have what can be called an ‘economy’ always possesses a specialized information processing class, going back to the first Mesopotamian scribe whose job it was to count how many goats his tribe chieftain needed for sexual recreation on a given night.

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    cyborg_nomade Reply:

    yes, but this clerical class was not made of austists (they needed a good deal of social skills, and they were sort of the Masters of ritual signaling). the advantages of austism only begin to make sense insofar as mechanization has crossed a certain threshold (programmable electronic machines with high levels of abstraction).

    I’m of course simplifying the details, but if you take admin’s idea of capitalist teleonomy, intelligence probably had to go really far into the past to produce its necessary components now, just as it reaches to the present to make sure it’ll have the necessary components in the future.

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  • Jefferson Says:

    Autism: the diagnosis that allows straight white guys to get sympathy points.

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    grey enlightenment Reply:

    Chicks def. seem to dig autism and nerd culture these days, or at least if Instagram is any clue

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    Mike Reply:

    Women are attracted to status, hence they compulsively try to get into the orbit of anything that smells like status. The SJW infection of the tech sector (using women as the vector) is hence the strongest clue we have that tech is rising in status.

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    Grotesque Body Reply:

    Show me a single case where autism has garnered sympathy. In reality it’s more of a source of horror.

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  • John Says:

    ESR may not be an autist but he is a nerd, with the narcissism endemic in that subculture on full display. It’s the raison d’etre for that article.

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    grey enlightenment Reply:

    maybe it was a little smug, and that sorta hurts his thesis

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    Kwisatz Haderach Reply:

    That’s the view from inside the hamster wheel.

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  • grey enlightenment Says:

    Political correctness can be seen as a form of’Social skills” taken to a extreme, where people cannot even voice their opinions for the fear of the consequences of offending the easily offended.

    Non-autists have it tougher. To do the genius thing, they have to be either so bright that they can do the monkey status grind with a tiny fraction of their cognitive capability, or train themselves into indifference so they basically don’t care if they lose the neurotypical social game.

    Not sure about this. Actors, who are typically not known for being super-intelligent, can do a good enough job impersonating. Imitation is a very easy skill..even primates pick up on it.

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    michael Reply:

    and i notice though autistic he totally understands how to use cis white male and privilege when writing for the media.
    Im on the scale very mild and you learn to pass if possible for most though its too severe.

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    EvolutionistX Reply:

    Actors have scripts to tell them what they are supposed to be imitating. Real life is generative; you have to come up with the appropriate responses in novel situations on the fly, and these days, the rules are constantly shifting.

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  • frank Says:

    I wonder if certain environmental factors cause autistic alleles to switch on/off. I’ve heard the “autist becoming normie after psychedelic trip” story too many times for it not to have a grain of truth.

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    SVErshov Reply:

    yeah, there is a lot of truth to it (seriously, really seriously). even some offician clinical manuals been published in goog old times.

    on another hand I heard also that working on Chinies fishing boats in SW of Indian ocean can help.

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  • Skilluminati Says:

    Wow, you definitely mined the best content from that little rant.

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    Posted on May 13th, 2016 at 8:38 pm Reply | Quote

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