You’re a Racist. Own it and outmaneuver your opponents.

One of the fundamentals of Judo is a concept taught to me as “floating,” perhaps other schools use different terminology.  It’s much easier to understand by feeling than by reading a description, but I’ll do my best.   When an opponent has grabbed you, and tries to pull you or push you, instead of resisting, you allow him.  However, you don’t simply go limp and let him toss you like a rag-doll.  You keep your torso tense, so that your feet remain directly below your shoulders.  Use many small rapid steps instead of big ones, and never cross your legs.  If you do this right, he can move you in any direction he pleases, and yet paradoxically, you remain in perfect control of yourself.  and at this point you can add a little force of your own in the direction he is already moving to off-balance him, or subtly alter the direction of the movement he initiates to set him up for a technique of your own.

Now accusations of racism are one of the most powerful offensive techniques in modern political discourse.  Not only do they diminish the credibility of the accused, they effectively silence him because he now has devote all his attention to explain why he isn’t a racist, much as a weak man when pushed by a strong one must expend all of his energy to resist being pushed backwards.   And no matter how hard you resist, you will not be able to completely resist the charge of racism.  However, the latter silencing effect of an accusation of racism can be completely avoided, by simple non-resistance.  When confronted with an accusation of racism, maintain your composure offer a simple, non-committal assent, such as “you may be right” and then move on with whatever point you were trying to make.  Not only will you now get to say whatever your opponent tried to prevent you from saying by calling you a racist, you will probably startle them, since they are expecting you to fight the charge.  In PUA terms, this is rejecting your opponent’s frame.

Now what’s that you say?  “But I’m not really racist, why should I say I am?”   Yes you are.  According to the commonly used modern definition of racism, you are racist if you believe in any sort of meaningful differences in the races, or even that race itself is a valid biological concept.  You are racist if you believe the old conservative standby that some cultures lead to more achievement than others.  In fact, you are racist if you believe in ANY explanation for non-Asian-minority under-performance other than White Racism.  So own your racism, rob the term of its power to silence you, and watch your opponents squirm.  (Because they have no idea what to do when you ignore their most powerful weapon and keep on speaking uncomfortable truths to power.)

Enjoy the beautiful moment/eternity between the time your foot sweeps theirs out from under them and the time when their head slams into the mat.

You’re a Racist. Own it and outmaneuver your opponents.

A Modern Snow White Tale: Feminism as a competitive strategy.

Throughout history (Hello 10th grade history class!) high status women have hated (HATED!) pretty lower class women for their ability to poach high status men.  The female desire to sabotage competitors is so strong that our ancestors thought it needed to be imbedded in fairy tales so children would know about it right from the get go.  What if feminism’s attempts to secure more and more freedoms for women is an attempt by high status women to give their low status competitors gifts of poisoned fruit?  I’m sure I’m not the first person to have this idea but I’ll present it all the same.

Intelligence by itself isn’t that attractive to men.  I’d say it comes in distant third after looks and sweetness, ymmv.  No matter how witty she is, a narrow hipped high-SES 7, just isn’t going to be able to compete with a low SES 8 or 9. (Or even a sweeter more feminine 7.)  Unless of course said girls have sabotaged themselves in some way.  Here’s where she can use her intelligence (and IQ is highly correlated with self control and low time preference) to her advantage.  (Aging careerists have even more incentive (and more opportunity) to sabotage pretty gullible young women.)

If society says it’s completely ok for women to get fat and blatantly sleep around, you can be sure a lot of stupid pretty girls will jump on that poisoned bait like a fat chick on a (not sure if I want to finish the simile with “sandwich” or “dick” :\  )  Of course our well-bred, narrow-hipped protagonist is smart enough to know that such freedoms should not actually be exercised. By virtue of remaining thin and at the very least exercising discretion with her sluttery, has made herself a more attractive prospect than many of her competitors.

What evidence do we have that this is actually part of the motivation for feminists to support fat acceptance, whore acceptance etc?  Little direct.  However, it can be observed that upper class white and Asian girls tend not to indulge in the vices they crusade for.   While upper class women talk about body freedom incessantly, the stereotypical high SES woman has not gotten any fatter.  And while any a high SES girl will make an enormous production out of analyzing the implications of any bit of harlotry she engages in, you can bet she’s never appeared on Girls Gone Wild like her lower class competitors.

So we have an instance of a class of women advocating for a range of freedoms that they don’t seem to have much interest in exercising.  And we know that sabotaging competitors is close to a Prime Directive for women.  Hm…

A Modern Snow White Tale: Feminism as a competitive strategy.