what’s so scary about caitlyn jenner?

 
from Patric Hayes: "Interesting and insightful analysis of why conservatives find this story so horrifying,"
source: weekly sift
if you think seriously about how flawed the fundamental building blocks of our thinking are, it’s scary. At any moment, some part of the Universe you’ve been assuming away could come back to bite you. That’s the human condition.

That’s why we get such an oogy feeling whenever we see an example of something we were raised to think didn’t exist: an effeminate man, two women kissing, a child with dark brown skin and frizzy red hair. It’s a reminder that we don’t really grasp the Universe; we just apply kludgy notions that more-or-less work most of the time.

What social conservatism is. At its root, social conservatism is a way to deny that fear and transmute it into anger. Conservatism reassures us that the categories in our heads are real. We didn’t make them up; God created them. They’re natural.



In my words:  there *are* no categories,  there are only specifics. 

Not-fearing-that is a #MiniNirvana ... an  #enlightenment.

... and i hasten to add, that which gets associated with those #specific’s  and/or that which #represent’s  them


... else we have lost our minds .



yes Patric, there is insight in this article about conservative vs liberal weltanschauung ...
This reification of the categories is why conservative rhetoric is obsessed with the word real: real men, real Americans, real conservatives. Liberals are more likely to describe themselves as authentic. Authentic is a relative word; it points to a harmony between what I am and the image I project. Real is absolute; I am a real X because I match an ideal definition of X that exists eternally in the mind of God.


... and a big belly laugh too:  "After all, how is a three-pound piece of meat supposed to make sense of such a vast and complicated universe?" 

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Comments


Seth says
and following the connections, predictably we come to Ann Coulter's tweet ...


.... an association of victemhood and the hate of sexual fluidity



Seth says
and via my new associations of this article with enlightenment via mind elsewhere i encounter this article and the following wisdom ...

Kant urged men and women to think for themselves instead of relying on the minds of kings, priests, and other “self-appointed guardians of the multitude.”

... for doing which i continually get ragged upon .



Seth says

You know your not gay when you prefer a ftm

Seth says
seth 2015-06-10 13:26:50 18401
seth 2015-06-10 13:04:58 18401

and so the maze of complex subjectivity spreads and mutates ... i wonder which connections are so sticky they stay in the mind?


... and i hasten to add fill in the dots with their stickivity


hence we get

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