Professor Sam Vaknin puts into stunning, poetic words why we have nothing to fear from psychopaths.
It's a 24-minute video, so watch it when you can concentrate.
One, Islamist terrorists as a group most certainly did NOT love death.
They surrendered in droves, and their leaders never risked a precious whisker of their OWN pious beards.
Two, when the enemy senselessly throws away his life, by definition he will lose.
The Islamic State put their best men into suicide units called the Inghemasiyoun.
"Those who immerse themselves."
The best-trained, most-experienced men were Inghemasiyoun.
The assault battalions were comprised of only unmarried volunteers 27 and younger.
They suffered extremely high casualties.
When the entire army was trained as shock troops, the high command discovered that husbands, fathers,and grandfathers didn't fight as hard as the young single men.
They wanted to live.
SO THE TACTICS WERE CHANGED IN ORDER TO SAVE LIVES.
Even with new tactics, the Germans did extremely well.
People on this very forum tell us constantly that the other side is winning.
Defeatists have been conditioned by the very people who the defeatists claim they want to fight.
When Trump was elected, the country was much worse off than it is now.
We don't know what Trump's plans are, but he says we'll be happy with them.
Having studied history, I never expected a total lack of setbacks, especially given the stakes.
The defeatists wanted something that they could never be given.
They wanted a Hollywood movie.
Well, despite the foregone conclusion of World War II, it was absolute hell to GET TO that foregone conclusion.
During the Battle of the Bulge, we lost 19,000 dead over six weeks.
That's 46,000 when scaled up to 2021.
We lost 4400 dead in Iraq over eight years.
In World War II, commanders EXPECTED large numbers of casualties. Our troops died like flies.
The psychopath doesn't know that others have precious lives, so the psychopath operates like the Islamic State and the Imperial Japanese.
Both ended up on the ash heap of history.
You have nothing to fear from psychopaths.
All you need to do is learn about their weaknesses and then exploit them.
The way Trump does.
The best is yet to come.
Maybe I’ve been living in California too long but from where I sit the other side has won a lot of things.
They got Trump out of the White House, they stopped quite a bit of his agenda, the southern border has been reopened to unchecked illegal immigration, they stopped Trump’s water plan in California, inflation is up, gas prices are up, crime rates are up, etc.
In the long run, hopefully this will all turn out for the best and things will change for the better.
This is the sort of defeatism I was talking about.
Apparently you believe that the present is permanent and will never change.
In order to arrive at that mindset, you have to completely ignore all of human progress, going right back to the beginning.
Not at all.
It is not defeatist to recognize current setbacks.
I am always optimistic. I always look forward to the future with hope. But I also recognize failures, defeats, and things that don’t go our way.
Why are you even telling me this?
Did you read what I wrote?
"Having studied history, I never expected a total lack of setbacks, especially given the stakes."
How about not jumping in to correct me when I don't need correcting?
I think that would make things a lot more enjoyable for both of us.
How about not calling me a defeatist, which I am not and never have been?
And regarding enjoyability, I always enjoy your threads.
Have a blessed day.
You're giving a hell of an impression of a defeatist, and a passive-aggressive one at that.
Tell you what:
You're right. Inflation, open borders, no water and everything else you mentioned are here to stay.
Nothing will improve. The opposition has won.
Now you can correct the thinking of others. I have come around, so you don't have to waste any more time fixing me.
Thank you for making me see the light. I'm forever in your debt.
My work here is done!
Me: "I expected setbacks."
Him: "But what about the setbacks?"
You: "I have a reading-comprehension problem."
Me: "I sure do love social media! It brings out the best in people. Time to go back to throwing away garbage and thinking about a future free from lots and lots of stuff that currently exists in my life."
I have one more closet left to go through in my house.
I just walk around here and gaze at my peaceful and tidy surroundings. It is such a wonderful feeling.
I am so happy that you are getting it done. I rejoice with you.
I still have a lot of things left by my children, but they are all in clear boxes so they can see what is inside and I stored a lot of it up in the attic with pull down stairs so they can retrieve them easily.
I hope. Ha!
@ThomasWic hey man, you really inspired me to get off my ass and finally start to finish cleaning out my basement. Took about 35 bags of stuff out when my grandmother passed last year and prob have 35 more down there. Feels amazing to rid myself of things I’m never going to look at.
@ThomasWic @A_Single_Soda_Bottle @karnage - What we are seeing are commonly fluctuating social dynamics. Interestingly and likely intentionally (from both parties of thought) they are deep in opposing ends of the spectrum. That would be anticipated now that we’re in a data capturing phase of our offense - which seems to be the best way to counter later. Best defense is a good offense per Bruce Lee. We gotta focus on our offense because the Obama years of perpetual defense just didn’t fuckin work
But there is a saying, 'Don't throw out the baby with the bathwater.'
@karnage just wow.
This defeatism has a term. It's called being blackpilled. It's an emotional state disguised as a reasoned conclusion. Arguing with black pilled people is a waste of time because it isn't about intellect, but their emotional state that will not let them have any hope in their life. This is what happens when people make politics their life.
I've got to weigh in here.
They stopped the executive orders of his agenda, not all of it.
Trump was not Obama.
Obama was Mr "I have a pen and a phone."
Trump got laws passed, and when he couldn't AND he knew it was an executive branch power? That's when he made an EO.
As far as the economy...
The Democrats are either blindingly stupid, or they're liars, but most likely both...
Obama on gas prices:
"He said when I took office, the price of gasoline was 1.80 (dollars), 1.86 (dollars). Why is that? Because the economy was on the verge of collapse; because we were about to go through the worst recession since the Great Depression as a consequence of some of the same policies that Governor Romney is now promoting. So it's conceivable that Governor Romney could bring down gas prices, because with his policies we might be back in that same mess."
So, either Democrats have no fucking clue how supply and demand works, or they just want to gaslight people into believing that low gas prices are terrible.
The economy can be fixed. If Trump was still in office, it will be.
And unless you get diagnosed with a terminal illness before 2024, you'll live to see it.
Oh, almost forgot...
If you ever want to read how mind-numbing that debate was, here's the transcript.
All of Leftism can be encapsulated in this saying.
"What do I need to say or do to get you to do what I want."
They don't care. They don't pump their own gas. It isn't about ignorance, but apathy. Most politicians in DC thoroughly despise the people they represent. They only care for themselves and care nothing for you or anyone else.
They both go into politics to make money. Some remain for other reasons, but to them both it is career advancement. Lifetime pension and benefits is also a draw. Never assume anyone assumes political power from pure motives regardless of party. Political parties are cults for a reason. They're designed to elevate shitbags like this at your expense.
That's why term limits and recall procedures for Senators and Congressman must be put in place in order to end this corruption.
Problem is THEY will never vote changes like that in so I think the only resolution is to have a Convention of the States and add some well needed Amendments.
2) Biden admin actually will have to resume construction of the border wall due to contract obligations and the mess at the border.
3) California is a state and per the tenth amendments they have every right to set themselves on a path to destruction.
4) Inflation is always happening. Gas prices were only so low before due to COVID. And you obviously have no concept of jurisdiction.
@karnage @ThomasWic Also in my honest opinion, this whole thing just shows that Republicans/Conservatives got too complacent under the Trump administration. If our success and failure depends entirely on a single man, then we have no future.
Look at the left. As wrong as they are, taking the head changes nothing about them because a new one grows instantly. There's a million more Bidens and Obamas thirsty to lead.
We need to be where Donald Trump is just like everyone else.
Yes sir. I am sitting here grinning ear to ear. This is what should be shared and repeated time and again.
Thank you sir. Respect.
@ThomasWic you are posting and Trump is speaking, it's a good night.
@ThomasWic An excellent thread, and fascinating video.
Makes sense, if you don't value life you are reckless.
"In the end, those who love life will always defeat those who love death."
Those who love life are the people I am surrounding myself with right now.
I refuse to allow people who love fear and death suck the life out of me.
I am totally over it.
Medal of Honor winner Staff Sergeant David B. Bleak, US Army medic, Korean War.
Six feet, five inches tall, 250 pounds.
Volunteered to accompany a platoon tasked with capturing Chinese troops for interrogation.
Rescued countless men while under fire and killed five Chinese with his bare hands, two by smashing their heads together.
He was shot and bayoneted, and he used his own body to shield a man from a grenade blast.
Came home alive.
He was there a year before my dad. That was one nasty war. So many of our men will killed. God bless him. He was one of the greatest generations for sure.
Many times you will see the words "Winner of the Medal of Honor" even in Military newspapers. It isn't disrespectful. We all know that it wasn't a contest. Matter of fact many who should have received one turned it down because they fought beside others who did exactly what they did and never came home.
If it was just a contest, they would have jumped at the chance to get their prize.
The way you jumped on Thomas for using the word is what spurred me to respond. I don't think he meant anything disrespectful or sensational about it.
My father and all my uncles served in the Marine corps during WW2. All of them did heroic things deserving of a Medal of Honor. Only one (my uncle Leo) received the Navy Cross and he never spoke about it even to his wife. He could have cared less what the terminology was. He just thought of those who didn't come home.
Those who label words as violence do so with the sole purpose of justifying violence against words.