Wednesday, January 19, 2022

I Call it Prey Morality Sometimes

...but this is being too generous.

Prey runs away. Americoids will defend the jackal that's gnawing on their face. 

One time my whole class spontaneously agreed some homework or another was bullshit. Naively (I was like 9) I tried to organize a homework strike. "We've concluded it's bad. Let's put theory into practice, and not do it." Yes, mainly this was trying to make an excuse to not do the homework, but still. 

Even the rule-breaking slackers wouldn't go along with the idea. Bro, you're not going to do it, why won't you agree to what you're going to do anyway? Make it a principled stance this once? "Slavish" doesn't cut it. Full crab-bucket. What do you call it when the main obstacle that stops you from getting to the underground railway is the other slaves? 

Slave morality: being a slave is better than being a master.
Prey morality: being a master is impossible.
Americoid morality: being prey is good, fight anyone who wants to un-slave you lest your master get inconvenienced.

On the plus side I learned organizing "protests" is never grassroots from a first-hand, Conquest #1 perspective. Even future criminals won't break the law unless someone in power tells them to. School is educational, it's just that it teaches you mainly that school is full of shit. 

Recently I've concluded Abel is pure cope. Cain was an only child. Given Adam's behaviour, this plain makes more sense: if the apple falls far from the tree, it's because what you're looking at isn't an apple tree and doesn't make apples. (As you should expect, Jehovah crafting someone like Adam, not Abel, also makes perfect sense.)

In theory you can transcend your Cainness to become a cooperating Abel type. Discard the whole master/prey axis. Take profitable trades and don't take unprofitable trades. Give up narcissism because it's ineffective. Become bemused at everyone getting activated about hierarchy and oppression, because they look like children arguing about pokemon cards.

I don't observe this in the real world, though.


Kgaard said...

I think the challenge with your school homework example is that there was no chance of success. This is the problem with all forms of rebellion actually. You need a strategy that can actually win, otherwise it's difficult to motivate the troops / students.

Alrenous said...

If all the students refuse to do homework, it's the teacher who gets in trouble, not the students.

Imagining failure where none exists, and quitting to avoid the mirage.