Category Archives: Research
The Psychology of Veridos: A Study of Moral Heroism of the 5% or Less…
February 10, 2023
Thanks to GK!
“I interviewed Dan Ellsberg, Joseph Rotblat, Nobel Peace Prize winner, the only scientist to quit the Manhattan Project after Hitler committed suicide, a woman who hid Jews from the Nazis, judges at the Hague war crimes tribunals, Betty Friedan, feminist pioneer, Peter Breggin, psychiatrist who challenged overdiagnosis ADHD and drugging children, and Israeli and Palestinian pioneers in the peace process, introduced by Dan, who also supported Mordechai Vanunu, whistleblower on Israel’s nuclear program, who was entrapped and put in solitary confinement for many years, and others.
I felt a palpable sense that these risk takers did not undergo a conscious, rational, deliberative, decision-making process, nor did they think of themselves as heroes. They could perceive and feel through deceptions and were incapable of holding untruths in their bodies and souls. It was intolerable for them, as for “heretics” in history who were burned at the stake.
I coined the term “Verido”, to mean an instinctual drive for truth and justice, like “libido” the instinctual energy and drive for sex. This capacity may be cultivated or squashed with familial and cultural practices of childrearing, education and socialization.
See my previous Substack, Call Us by Our Names: Proposed Terminology for Responses to Covid Narrative and Policies for further explanation of Verido, classification and descriptions of Complaints, Conformists, Refuseniks, Remorseniks and Veridos.
Veridos™, maybe 5% or less initially but growing. They see through the deception, investigate it and challenge the official narrative.
Veridos are truly courageous and incapable of remaining silent. All have been censored, demonized, retaliated against, de-platformed, restricted, lost reputations, jobs and livelihoods, rejected by lifelong friends, relatives and colleagues, excluded from social events. People who have known, even loved and admired Veridos for years and decades believe that they suddenly became crazy, naive or stupid.
Veridos are called selfish, dangerous, right-wing, Republican, propagandized Trump supporters, patronizingly called “vaccine hesitant” when attempting coercion through rewards, and “anti-vaxxers” when shifting strategy from rewards to punishments. Veridos may call themselves dissidents, pariahs, red-pillers, awakened, not drinking the Kool Aid. I am calling us Veridos, active seekers of truth.
COMMENT from SUBMITTER:
I was over at www.nakedcapitalism.com and ran across this piece. It sort of sums up people like you who are fighting the good fight and thought you might be interested.
It puts you in pretty good company at least. Keep up the good work.”
This is an excellent, thought provoking article…
Of course…I’ve known most of my life, and it’s only become clearer as I’ve aged, that I see and interpret things different from the majority of people I encounter…Well..honestly, I share many parallel beliefs and sensibilities with “the majority”…I’m just driven to equally carry my empathy and critical thinking, into stigmatized and taboo social issues…
Like as is alluded to here…I’ve been lied to enough in my life, and suffered the many stings of irrational social rejection, to the point where I do not believe that everything targeted by “the majority”, actually deserves being stigmatized, made taboo or forbidden.
To whatever extent I have personally experienced these stigmatized and taboo things…I have not always experienced them as materially bad, or morally wrong.
If one has a neutral or even positive experience with these things…Why on earth should they not discuss it?…It damages social knowledge and understanding, gagging what research strongly suggests may be the majority of voices [neutral and positive]…This leads to monstrous social injustices, suffered by a very wide range of people.
This has led me to my long held stance, that we must always strive to completely understand social issues, from all perspectives…This is the only way to find social cohesion…There is never any justification, for concealing facts or lying about any issue.
Lies and concealment are a sure sign, of a sick and dysfunctional culture.
The structure of erotic preference in the nondeviant male…
The Controversial Missing Children Milk Carton Program…
University investigates PhD student’s paper on masturbating to comics of ‘young boys’…
August 17, 2022
Thanks to feinmann!
“A leading university has launched an inquiry after it emerged that one of its PhD students has written a research paper about sexual attraction to young boys. Karl Andersson spent three months recording his thoughts and feelings while masturbating over images of young boys in Japanese comic books. In the abstract for the paper, Andersson, who is interviewing fans of shota comics for his PhD, said he wanted to “understand how [they] experience sexual pleasure when reading shota”. His 4,000-word study, which details his sexual habits and sexual encounters between boys in the comics, was published in the journal Qualitative Research in April. It provoked outrage from academics, an MP and others after it was circulated on Twitter this week. The University of Manchester and Qualitative Research have announced they are investigating the circumstances of the research and its publication.
COMMENT from SUBMITTER:
The Guardian article is behind a pay wall. However, the research paper, at least I assume this is the article the Guardian refers to, is available here: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/360206602_I_am_not_alone_-_we_are_all_alone_Using_masturbation_as_an_ethnographic_method_in_research_on_shota_subculture_in_Japan“
They never get tired of harassing people, do they?
This is a perfectly valid subject of research.
I suppose it’s novel that someone, who presumably is not already sexually attracted to boys, has attempted to nurture a sexual attraction to boys…kind of a reverse version, of what they try to do to you if your caught with “child pornography”.
“Dr Mara Keire, a historian at Oxford University who writes about sexual violence, expressed her shock at the research paper, tweeting: “How was a description of the author masturbating to the images of young boys peer reviewed and published?”
These people are mentally defective…and stupid…and vicious manipulators…
…Forgive me…but these sorts of people make me sick…Masturbating to cartoons Is Not sexual violence.
“An National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children spokesperson said: “That this research was published in a peer-reviewed journal is highly concerning, and it’s right that the universities and publishers involved are investigating. All research, and research publication, should be subject to proportionate but rigorous ethical review, including robust safeguarding checks.”
…”Cruelty” to ink on paper?…”Cruelty” to pixels on a screen?…
I expect these people are too dumb to be in charge of anything at all, let alone institutions and agencies…That they are, is why this world is going straight to hell…why it is such an insufferable hell.
Karl Andersson [who looks like a sweetheart, if you ask me], is being targeted by a witch hunt.
His research method is fascinating…He should be careful, though…He might like it so much, he wont want to stop.
I absolutely understand the nostalgia angle, when masturbating…Even just the thoughts that have gone through my own head while masturbating, have commonly been of looking back into my own boyhood…and things that happened…or could have happened…
This research is honestly touching on something relevant.
I had seriously thought of doing something very similar to this, years ago…writing in detail [diary style] about my own masturbation…fantasies…methods…stimulations used…It pivoted and morphed into a somewhat different project, however.
Not sure how many other people would have wanted to read it…but I think it could have been a meaningful project.
I commend Karl Andersson for doing this…and for his bravery in publishing his research.
Tom O’Carroll: Stunning comeback for a great champ…
Date: February 27, 2022
“He’s done it again! Supergeek Bruce Rind, chess master, stats wizard, revered within the research world but reviled by know-nothing politicians, has hammered yet another nail in the coffin of the CSA trauma thesis, in what I believe will ultimately be regarded as by far his most important paper ever.
Yes, yes, I can hear your scepticism already. Don’t get too excited, you will say. We have learnt the hard way that people are swayed by stories, not statistics, so whatever Rind says will either be trashed or ignored. Intellectually, the trauma thesis has been in the coffin for years but its undead power to terrorise has never been more potent.
True, but for how long? As I argued last year, things can change very quickly in the face of the unexpected, such as a pandemic coming out of the blue. When the time is right real facts will start to count, and prophets who were not honoured will come to be heeded.”
NEWGON ORGANIZATION Condemns the attacks on Old Dominion University Professor Allyn Walker [PDF]…
Date: December 03, 2021
The Newgon Organization recently released a statement on the witch hunt targeting Professor Allyn Walker, in the aftermath of her mild standing up for the very basic human rights of MAPs.
As some might be aware, Newgon is coming back and ultimately rebranding.
It is good to see this.
Consensus science by intense coercion and censorship…
Instagram censors ‘Men are biologically stronger than women’ paper as HATE SPEECH…
Date: October 23, 2021
“Clip taken from DarkHorse Podcast Livestream #100 (originally streamed live on October 16, 2021)”
The problem is that a certain type of social activist [dogmatic, contemptuous and ruthless], is organizing and working their way into our social structure and resources…and corrupting everything they seize control of.
The world they are building is not interested in science or research…They’re interested in bullying to get their own way…
…This is the literal, exact same problem MAPs have been suffering under…all of our lives, for most of us…and that’s why what is happening is so infuriating to me…
…It’s just the same old social bullshit, inflicted by a different, younger set of ignorant assholes.
Some of us have dedicated our lives to fighting this social stupidity…and still…here comes yet another wave of the shithead bullies.
It’s time to destroy that fucked up social tendency, once and for all.
BEING HUMAN ARCHIVE
MapTheWorld – Ep 3: How Can We Do Activism?…
Date: September 28, 2021
“In this episode, we discuss how some of Saul Alinsky’s strategies given in his classic book “Rules for Radicals” might apply to MAP activism.
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