Reader John submits a mortifying testament to the Alpha-Beta scale:
There’s herbiness, and then there’s that soul killing herbiness that makes other herbs within blast radius cringe in disgust and fear. There’s sympathy, and then there’s that point where you don’t feel sympathy because your mind somatically blocks off any accord to keep your grief receptors from exploding in sheer disbelief. This man will surely die a most painful death.
The video does bring up a few important questions though.
What is our obligation to a person like this? Do we hunt him down and show the light of our ways? Do we trace his IP, appear at his house, and have a violent intervention to slap some sense into him? No, we do nothing. The revolution is first and foremost a process of triage. Save the ones you can, everyone else is chum for Sharks.
Why does this video have over 2,000 views, and why do people celebrate the failures of others? A multitude of reasons; the chemical rush of the drama, the self-esteem boost, finding a new funny story to include in one of your openings, basically a whole host of human emotions come into play. This is what women feel when they absorb their shots of gossip, and sadly, what more and more men are seeking out in TV shows, Facebook, and the virtual world around them.
Why did this guy think this was a good idea? If evolution is real, why, after over 6 million years of “progress,” are men acting in ways that repel women? Our world is governed by a blend of social stigma and bio-mechanics, neither one TOTALLY out rules the other. For anyone who thinks social stigma can’t compete with bio-mechanics, explain monogamy. And for anyone who thinks bio-mechanics can’t compete with social stigma, explain infidelity, crime, and hedonism. The forces are in flux, neither is absolute. So yes, it’s VERY possible, despite our evolutionary inclinations, to brainwash people into docile beta subjects.