Have I beaten the nihilism horse to death yet? Let's check.
The major intellectual barrier isn't IQ. It's politics and personality disorders (but I repeat myself). Cope, in other words. Strategically pretending not to know.
In the short term and narrow scope, it may surprise you to notice it's fine. The liar knows the truth they're concealing. Saying the truth, in the short term and narrow scope, is not necessary; it is merely important to behave as if the truth is true. Conquest #1 obtains, so they do so behave. Woo.
However, widening the scope even a little shows us that it's impossible to build on a foundation of lies. It crumbles, destroying the building. It is critical to speak the known truth such that our future selves can know their future truths.
Those with personality disorders need to justify the horrible things they do, especially to themselves. Moral nihilism allows you to quit the justifying habit. Just do horrible things, then think and say the truth anyway. With few exceptions, the lying is the worst part of a personality disorder by far. They're actively making themselves worse due to Christian/etc moralizing. (Which is of course not unintended.) Satan punishes sinners with falsehoods as his revenge against Gnon for making him punish sinners. (Gnon laughs. Sinners don't.)
IQ seems to be important because the liar and the inhabitant of a liar culture must figure out everything themselves. Shocking news: someone with a higher IQ can penetrate more mysteries. Likewise, someone who does their reps can penetrate more mysteries.
(If you're willing to be taught this process goes much faster, but how do you thresh the Sophist chaff from the wise wheat, except by already having been wise? Answer: you don't. Notably, coercive government is always Satanist, because coercion is always defection, which means they always favour Sophists over wise men.)
"Trying to be outraged when "my" side does bad things to its enemies is hard. Much easier to be accepting when the other side does bad things to its enemies."
Secure your shit. Being a victim is a sin.
When someone commits an "outrage" it means they thought it would work and they would get away with it. Primarily that's Gnon's fault, not the actor's fault. Checksum: if they didn't get away with it, it wouldn't be an [outrage]; grass monkeys would love it instead for the chance to dunk on their enemies.
The feeling of outrage was always fake.
If you don't like being "outraged" on, then make it impossible and unwise. In other words, petition Gnon a prayer for immunity, using the kind of prayer Gnon likes best: big guns, thick walls, alert sentries, and responsible generals. (I personally focus on having an alert sentry and not standing in the fire. Plenty of non-fire space to stand in.)
When you're not a moral nihilist, you think "denouncing" an act is an effective prayer to Gnon. Gnon finds it only effective comedy. He will actively encourage others to "outrage" upon you, because you've neglected that whole "walls" thing. Being a victim is the victim's own fault.
I don't find it effective comedy. I find it to be disgusting heresy and if I never see any again it will be too soon.
I guess I'm antipacifist. Someone who is willing to fight gets
the benefit of the doubt. Someone who is only willing to talk does
Those denouncing "outrages" are obviously lead around by politics/narcissism. In other words, if the "outrage" becomes a good idea, they can't do it.
E.g. the Spanish Inquisition did more good than harm according to the moral precepts of those denouncing it. It saved vastly more witches than it killed - which was probably dysgenic, ironically. A modern explicit, responsible inquisition would almost certainly produce a huge boost to GDP, in the same way the faltering Roman economy was stabilized by Diocletian's reforms, which regularized the tax burden. Of course, that case did, and this case would, only delay the inevitable death to Fascist cancerous growth.
E.g. some online rightists, unable to call a spade a spade, are denouncing the genuinely antisocial economic policies of the Regime as "Capitalism." In the unlikely event that some of them aren't losers, this will only make it more difficult for them to implement their own healthy economy.
Concealing a problem makes it worse. Amuses Gnon, though. If your purpose in life is to be a clown, then I recommend it.
"You owe me!"
Yeah, no I don't. You have to get so outraged about it because you don't have a contract, and you don't have a contract because you know damn fine I wouldn't have signed it.
Caveat: occasionally children get caught by misunderstandings and implicit contracts. Adults have no such excuse.
I think I figured out why morality appears to have its own conscious-phenomenal tag.
Morals in fact refers to mores which is merely customs but in Latin. The "morals" of a place are merely their customary behaviour. The only real rule is that once someone expects you to behave a certain way, it's polite to do so unless you inform them of a discrepancy in advance. Don't willingly (and especially unnecessarily) hand out unpleasant surprises to those who are supposed to be your friends.
However, customs becomes identity. You stop wearing yarmulkes because they keep your head warm and start wearing them because you're the yarmulke-wearing people. And then narcissists get very activated about identity. (Or you become the yarmulke-wearing people because narcissists get very activated about identity?)
Then "morality" becomes something you must follow to remain who you are, even though it's really, really not. The feeling of morality isn't morality at all, but tribal loyalty and ego fortification. Morality doesn't exist anywhere, let alone on the Savannah, but tribes and egos exist everywhere.
E.g. for secular humanists, only monsters can murder. (And unprincipled exceptions aside, all homicide is murder.) To kill someone is to give up your [humanity]. Fractally absurd, but there is it. If you sincerely believe this nonsense, contemplating a slaying will feel dissonant as you see a mismatch between your ego and the act. (As per usual, "selflessness" is particularly self-absorbed.)
P.S. I guess narcissism is tied up in obedience. [Thou shalt not kill] is a commandment, and then the narcissist becomes what they're commanded to be, in their own minds.