Just want to expand a little on the previous post, then this bout of bloggish navel-gazing will be over, promise.
A fair number of people have stumbled onto this blog because they're interested in sociopathy, but then get turned off because of my libertarian politics or "racism."
They seem to think, well, he shows good morality in criticizing sociopaths, but, gee, how immoral of him to be so racist!
In fact, it's the exact same set of sensibilities at work on both issues.
What is it people hate most about sociopaths? Their dishonesty and hypocrisy. Well, there's no issue about which there is more dishonesty and hypocrisy these days than race.
And it's that pervasive dishonesty which spurs me to talk about it. I don't dislike black people. If anything, the average black person I meet (in my upper middle class hometown) is warmer and friendlier than the average white person I meet.
What I dislike is the way the media turns every white-on-black crime -- or perceived crime -- into a national focus while covering up the far more numerous black on white crimes. The way Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton are given respectful attention by the media, whereas any white who sticks up for white interests is immediately deemed the personification of evil. The way that factual talk about racial differences in IQ or crime rates is considered a hate crime. The way that any black failings are invariably ascribed to white racism.
It's pure dishonesty and hypocrisy.
Ditto for feminism: I don't dislike women in general. What I dislike are all the lies and hypocritical stances of the feminists. The 77 cent myth, long since disproven but still quoted as gospel. The idea that women make just as good soldiers as men, yet must be protected against date rape. The discounting of false rape charges. The idea that there are no differences in emotional stability, or mating strategy, or logical ability, between the sexes.
It's all lies and hypocrisy.
And anyone who points out those lies gets called a woman-hater. Which is just another lie.
And it all happens time and again, and each time the mainstream media expects us to accept what they tell us, even though they've lied so much in the past. As I pointed out once before, the level of dishonesty by the media is downright sociopathic.
Pointing out hypocrisy and lies is not evil. Promoting dishonesty is actually closer to the classic definition of evil. Most liberal True Believers aren't evil, though: they're merely stupid. The people who purposely lie to push their agenda, however, are a different matter.
So, I vent about it on this blog.
It's not one person decrying the machinations of sociopaths, and his evil twin making controversial statements about race. It's the same guy, motivated by the same thing in both cases: contempt for liars.
Let me be clear about something else, too, since this post is essentially about morality: morally speaking, I'm just an average guy. My emotional repertoire encompasses hate, envy, and spite. And I am more sinner than saint. (And if I had more opportunity, I'd be more of a sinner.)
But, I'm not a sociopath, either, and despite my healthy ego, I'm not even a narcissistic personality. (Of course, that's what most narcissists would say.)
Anyway, if you want only selective honesty, go elsewhere.
(One more caveat: I'm not claiming to be honest about everything; merely the topics I cover on this blog.)