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Dat_Truth_Hurts, this week’s COTW winner, illuminates,
Compare and contrast:
Women, would you rather date Paul Walker (pre-dead, of course) or a waiter that looked exactly like Paul Walker?
Men, would you rather date Scarlett Johanssen, or a waitress that looked exactly like Scarlett Johanssen?
The question is rhetorical, of course, in the socratic style of CH compare and contrasts of past. Most women would prefer to date rich celebrity Paul Walker. He wins in a cakewalk over waiter Paul Walker.
Most men would prefer to date waitress Scarlett Johanssen, because men primarily care about a woman’s looks, and Scarlett will look like Scarlett no matter how she pays her bills. If anything, a woman with high status introduces a negative force into a relationship, because her hypergamous instinct will be attuned for men higher status than herself. Men who are interested in dating Scarlett long term will be put off by the risks that come with her celebrity.
The choice for men is a bit more complicated, however. There is a nontrivial minority of men who would date celebrity Scarlett, if it were possible, not just for the great sex but for the bragging rights to their buddies. These men are likely to be the ones less interested in pursuing a deep, meaningful love bond with Scarlett.
Runner-up COTW winner is Sigma Male, who provides a helpful taxonomy of equalists.
Family: Winged Servant
Sub-species: That atheist cunt who got stared at by a trembling nerd in an elevator and broadcast her near-death experience to the internerd backscratching community.
Runner-up #2 COTW winner is Greg Eliot, channeling a Pith Lord.
We live in awkward times… too late to vote and too early to start shooting.
Poolside never looked better.
COTW consolation prize goes to Fred C. Dobbs, with a brisk reminder for Asia supremacists:
So freedom, individual rights,equal opportunity, limited government and self reliance are obsolete? And thus Western society is about to yield to the Asian tigers? Huh? Our recent decline has come about due to our deviation from these founding principals, Not because Of them. Billions of Chinese would still be walking around in their identical little gray Mao work clothes had China not adopted Western values. Or worse, slaughtering their own by the tens of millions –ie see Great Leap Forward, where between 1962 -1958 a total of 45 million Chinese died due to Mao’s policy of forced resettlement and collectivization. Yup! I’d be proud of Chinese civilization too! Chinese will never realize their full potential, and will never be fully human until they are free to act and express their thoughts, ideas and creativity.
That last line is a nice sentiment, but here’s a question to ponder: what if the Chinese don’t want to be free to act and express their thoughts? As über-agriculturalists, they may have evolved to step right in the lemming line.