Gentility

http://ummutility.umm.maine.edu/necastro/chaucer/translation/ct/07wbt.html

…”But when you speak of such gentility as is descended from ancient wealth–so that you knights should therefore would be gentlemen of breeding–such arrogance is not worth a hen. Look who is always most virtuous, openly and secretly, and most inclines to do what gentle deeds he can; take him for the gentlest man….

For though all their heritage of our ancestors, by reason of which we claim high rank, may descend to us, yet they cannot at all bequeath to any of us their virtuous living, which made them to be called gentle men and to bid us follow to them and do in like manner….

Here you may well see how nobility hangs not from ancient possessions, since people do not always perform its works, as does the fire, according to its nature. For, God knows, one may often see a lord’s son do vicious and shameful deeds; and he who wishes to be esteemed for his gentility because he was born of a noble house and had virtuous and noble ancestors, and yet himselfwill not perform the deeds of gentility nor follow after his gentle ancestor who is dead, he is not gentle, even if he is a duke or an earl; for base and sinful deeds make a commoner. For gentility then would be nothing but renown of your ancestors for their high worthiness, which is something that has nothing to do with you….

“Think how noble was that Tullius Hostilius, as Valerius tells, who rose out of poverty to high nobility. Read Seneca, and Boethius as well; there you shall see expressly that he who does noble deeds is noble. And therefore, dear husband, I conclude in this way: albeit my ancestors were untutored, yet may the high God–and so I hope–grant me grace to live virtuously. Then I am noble, when I begin to live virtuously and to abandon evil….

romans 12:9

Whoever keeps himself content with his poverty, I count as rich, even if he does not have not a shirt! He who covets is a poor creature, for he wishes to have that which is not within his power. But he who has nothing, nor covets things, is rich, albeit you count him as only a serving-lad…

Now you say I am old and foul: then have no fear that you will be a cuckold. For ugliness and age, upon my life, are great wardens over chastity. But nevertheless, since I know your delight, I shall fulfill your appetite….

“Choose,” she said, “one of these two things: to have me foul and old until I die, and to you a true, humble wife, never in all my days displeasing you; or else to have me young and beautiful, and take your chance on how many visits there will be to your house–or perhaps to some other place–which will be for my sake. Now choose yourself which one you will have.”….

Superb.

amused smoking lol haha watching with anticipation

Love. Or, don’t.

What do women want? Gentlemen.

They tiptoe around using the correct word: honour.
No love without trust. There needs to be a level of honesty and valour (romantic behaviours, acting like the man without expectation and loving it, yes, those evil gender roles feminists have nightmares about!)
It’s an open secret that men love being chivalrous and romantic, it gives them a sense of purpose and status.
The ones who bitch about being expected to demonstrate sex-typical behaviours are perpetually single for good reason…. rejects.

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/love-sex/the-one-thing-women-are-looking-for-in-a-partner-a6957076.html

What trustworthiness looks like in dating and mating is this: You are who you say you are and you do what you say you are going to do. It’s about reliability, accountability, and showing up just as you are (but with good hygiene). Why is trustworthiness so important? Why is this the quality that makes a woman’s heart soar? Think about it. Throughout history, a woman’s safety and well-being, as well as that of her children, have been dependent on her parents’ trustworthiness.

Acting like a man, a marker of maturity.

Now, why would this be evolutionally selected for?

snort lol laugh haha hmph derision yeah duh really uhuh mhmm princess bride

The so-called redpills fall deathly silent … again… when the facts don’t match up to their delusions. The promiscuous believe the MSM and think they’re the majority, when in fact, they’re between 10-20% according to most estimates, and evolutionary dead-ends, for the most part.

Link: Bring back dueling, quit whining

http://thefederalist.com/2016/02/19/bring-back-dueling/

Words are only as meaningful as the actions to back them up.

If you compare someone to Hitler on Twitter, and you say you’d go back in time to kill Hitler (presumably before he did the job himself), how are you going to act on that?

This would silence the SJWs over night.

This would silence all the cowards who social signal (including some supposed redpills) in lieu of doing something. Who finger point and blame game. “It’s your fault my life sucks, I’m a victim, but you can’t hit me because… I’m a victim!” If they want to be a victim, I am happy to provide that service. They forget the true meaning of the word.

If you had to defend and guard honour like that, imagine how quickly the r-types would skedaddle.

After all, isn’t the very concept of being ‘offended’ and indeed, ‘offensive‘, directly tied to honour culture? If you choose to be offensive, you choose to defend that speech offensively.

How would your reputation look, based on your lexicon of actions?

It would be nice to see social signalling return to positive values, as was the case for the majority of history. Etiquette is a series of everyday social signals, after all. I think we all miss those small signs of regard.

A critique of the F-scale (items debunked)

I was watching Millennial Woes take this, a test rarely cited in social psychology and never taken seriously. It’s precious how he frets and points out the intent of the thing (to take down The Man) which conflicts with its current application (as the Cultural Marxists who made this ARE The Man now and it undermines them).

Essentially, this test wants to demonise working class values as something insidious. Tradition and the proven way of doing things over centuries are evil because middle class intellectuals said so! But don’t trust authority!
The Authoritarian Personality can be identified by a desire to ban things, suppress dissent and control children via educational ‘programmes’ which brainwash them into the State’s way of thinking and subservience as adults. Wait….

putting phone down what shock surprise omg chuck bass gossip girl wtf no

Sadly, I must inform you the notion of an Authoritarian Personality is bullshit, however well it applies to SJWs. It’s a means of attacking one’s political opponents by portraying them as mentally ill via the backdoor of persona. A personality ‘type’ doesn’t excuse their actions, in other words.

For lolz and because I’m bloody bored, it’s too hot and there’s drilling work outside, I’ll go point by point and take the piss out of it.

If you want to score yourself before following along: http://www.anesi.com/fscale.htm
For lolz I just went with what felt juicy and got: 5.766666666666667
I’ll also breakdown the supposed variables.

Ready kids?

Obedience and respect for authority are the most important virtues children should learn.

Ignore everything your teachers tell you. Hate the State.

A person who has bad manners, habits, and breeding can hardly expect to get along with decent people.

Ghetto culture. Telling people who disagree with you to “kill themselves”. Those who indulge in typical clubbing habits (drinking, drugs, promiscuity).

If people would talk less and work more, everybody would be better off.

#giveyourmoneytowomen

The business man and the manufacturer are much more important to society than the artist and the professor.

We can eat and live in African-American Studies. Who needs whom?

Science has its place, but there are many important things that can never be understood by the human mind.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_problem
For information on irreducible complexity as used in Systems Theory, see Irreducible complexity (Emergence).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qualia#The_explanatory_gap_argument
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johari_window
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludic_fallacy
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popper%27s_experiment
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falsifiability#Naive_falsification
http://pps.sagepub.com/content/7/6/645.abstract “Why Science Is Not Necessarily Self-Correcting”
Can a human-agent process explain everything in the Universe? Logically it cannot, as every process has a limited scope smaller than the Universe containing it (U-1).

Every person should have complete faith in some supernatural power whose decisions he obeys without question.

This is simply ludicrous. Praise be to Odin! Hail the might of Zeus! Is everybody supposed to follow the same power? Is it implied they are the same? Which one is correct? There is only one God, and his name is Ankou.

Young people sometimes get rebellious ideas, but as they grow up they ought to get over them and settle down. 

Statistics suggest they do. They realise they can’t really change the world and the hormones wear off. Their rebellion gives the rest of us a headache, what of Mill’s harm principle? Have they no compassion for our nerves, and how they get on them?

What this country needs most, more than laws and political programs, is a few courageous, tireless, devoted leaders in whom the people can put their faith.

Structure behind politics? A driving, truly democratic force? How terrible. Honest public servants, perish the thought.

No sane, normal, decent person could ever think of hurting a close friend or relative.

Might I introduce you to the legal theory of criminal law? Or the Common Law? Or most laws, actually. Liberty extends to the end of your fist. This sentence is triggering and appears to justify violence against nagging women.

Nobody ever learned anything really important except through suffering.

Does everybody need to self-improve? Yes. We are not born perfect.
How do we come to the point where we wish to self-improve? Suffering.
What might a person do with their suffering? Let it kill them or let it remake them.
Positive psychology and positivism support the latter as an ideal of mental health.

What the youth needs most is strict discipline, rugged determination, and the will to work and fight for family and country.

What country? Patriotism is evil.
What family? You empowered our parents to abandon us.
What work? You gave the jobs to foreigners.
Where are we going? You don’t wish to change a thing for the youth.
You have no vision to provide us.

An insult to our honor should always be punished.

Ignore how honour culture is an evolved response to pressure and threats that the State cannot completely remove and honour for one’s family, country and very identity are crucial to have any stake in them enough to produce. People who go around giving lip should get a fat one, they goad and lie. Do you think half the nonsense we hear nowadays would be said by feminist “men” if duelling were legally accepted? If you cannot back it up with actions, it is a lie. Social species punish liars.

In the long term, will failing to defend yourself draw more criticism? (Always yes). Then honour is prudent, a means to nip conflict in the bud while nascent.

Sex crimes, such as rape and attacks on children, deserve more than mere imprisonment; such criminals ought to be publicly whipped, or worse.

I would put this to male feminists and watch them sweat bricks.
If rape is the worst thing ever, isn’t it worse than hanging?

 There is hardly anything lower than a person who does not feel a great love, gratitude, and respect for his parents.

This used to apply to parents because they were generally good people who sacrificed much.
Do modern adults who procreated deserve the term parent? How much parenting have they done? How well are their children raised? Do they put the children first?

Most of our social problems would be solved if we could somehow get rid of the immoral, crooked, and feebleminded people.

Prison.
Prison IQ is very low too.
Conjugal visits have rendered it moot, if their genes are still in circulation and their children financially supported, they are not being imprisoned, this was the true purpose of the punishment to replace the death penalty. Genetic isolation.

Homosexuals are hardly better than criminals and ought to be severely punished.

For spreading HIV? Knowingly infecting people? This suggests it is a choice to be homosexual, how times change.

When a person has a problem or worry, it is best for him not to think about it, but to keep busy with more cheerful things

You mean rumination. That is the thing you mean.
Empirically proven to make things worse: http://www.apa.org/monitor/nov05/cycle.aspx
By problem, it must be unsolvable. Which would cause rumination.

Nowadays more and more people are prying into matters that should remain personal and private.

Sex selfies. Sex tapes. Most things to do with sex, actually.
Private opinions getting people fired.
A group of nosey people looking to “out” various things about people they dislike.

Some people are born with an urge to jump from high places.

Is this a metaphor?
Literally true, all of us are. http://cpnp.org/resource/reference/88955

We termed this experience the high place phenomenon (HPP) and proposed that it stems from a misinterpreted safety signal (i.e., survival instinct).

Are survival instincts evil? According to this scale, yes.

People can be divided into two distinct classes: the weak and the strong.

Literal truth, science does this. Pick a measure, any measure. IQ, height, bench press, muscle mass, beauty, creativity. Social species have hierarchy and social dominance. Get over it. We compete for mates.

Some day it will probably be shown that astrology can explain a lot of things.

Talk about a wildcard. Yet – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_effect

Wars and social troubles may someday be ended by an earthquake or flood that will destroy the whole world.

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/we-are-100-for-sure-in-the-middle-of-a-major-extinction-event
This questionnaire does not hold up well to the science.

No weakness or difficulty can hold us back if we have enough will power.

If you dream it you can do it! $1m a year on a Women’s Studies major!

It is best to use some prewar authorities in Germany to keep order and prevent chaos.
[You’ll have to pretend it is 1946 when you answer this one.]

State intervention never fails the People.

Most people don’t realize how much our lives are controlled by plots hatched in secret places.

Brought to you by Chatham House rules and papers nobody is allowed to proof before they go to press.

Human nature being what it is, there will always be war and conflict.

Human? Try mammal. http://www.world-science.net/exclusives/050209_warfrm.htm

Familiarity breeds contempt.

If you disagree with this, you have no common sense.
http://www.spring.org.uk/2011/09/does-familiarity-breed-liking-or-contempt.php

Nowadays when so many different kinds of people move around and mix together so much, a person has to protect himself especially carefully against catching an infection or disease from them.

Ebola.
TB.
HIV.
HPV wildcard.

The wild sex life of the old Greeks and Romans was tame compared to some of the goings-on in this country, even in places where people might least expect it.

Do slaves have a sex life? More of a rape life, don’t you think?
Let’s see – more of every perversion, as the Internet provides evidence… encouraged as hedonism is glorified.

The true American way of life is disappearing so fast that force may be necessary to preserve it.

That’s right, if you fight for your home, you’re racist.
It might as well say that come on.

Down to variables;

Conventionalism

The Middle Class are the ones pushing this BS now.

Authoritarian Submission

Follow the leader – they are leader for good reason.

Authoritarian Aggression

Punish defection. Standard game theory. Norms must be protected.

Anti-intraception

Anti-“intellectual” aka irrational

Superstition and Stereotypy

Fatalism and external locus of control – like blaming the System and successes for your personal errors.

Power and “Toughness

Who wants to be weak? Strength is desirable. Everywhere.

Destructiveness and Cynicism

Misanthropy because humans are human.

Projectivity

That… isn’t what…. that word… means. <insert Princess Bride meme here>
Is power abused? Duh. That is what all conspiracy theory is based upon.

Sex

Which wing obsesses over that, huh? It’ll remain a mystery for the ages. Pushing the subject on the innocent is such an evil thing, after all…

Liberals hate honour culture

https://theweek.com/article/index/267126/why-honor-causes-all-of-societys-problems

Because it involves backing up your words with actions.

As if South America is a model for anything when history is the biggest honour culture sample of all. And it worked great, peace for centuries within a nation. Handily, left academics have no reputations in the real world, preferring to shun the society they pretend to study (and bitch about it behind its back, like a teenage girl). Biting the hand that feeds… and writes your pay cheques.

You can read between the lines on this one, it’s a negative example.

One redeeming paragraph;

After all, there’s nothing inherently wrong with honor or reputational concerns. They can encourage people to treat others with kindness and be respectful of boundaries. In fact, in the control conditions of Nisbett and Cohen’s experiments — where there was no prior insult — Southerners tended to act in less aggressive and more courteous ways than Northerners.

You neglected to mention that earlier, it changes the experimental condition of the entire thing.

For an American example if you must, look to the Wild West. Contrary to stereotype, few people died in that honour culture from shooting, when guns were new and everyone had one, because no one started shit they couldn’t back up. Duelling and small fights make larger events rare. Unlike nowadays, where school shootings are commonplace because people let it build up until they explode.

…it’s not unreasonable to picture a world 25 years from now where the meaning of honor has shifted to encompass backing down from violence and seeking help for mental health trouble.

Completely out of touch. The opposite: defending and protecting, self-reliance.
In that event? Cui bono? The writers of the studies for mental illness (psychiatry) and mind’s psychology, these people. What a coincidence.

It ends covering its arse;

Ultimately, we’re still a long way from understanding enough about honor ideology to easily alleviate the problems it may cause. While researchers have made great strides in linking honor concerns to a variety of different outcomes, more must be learned about the specific cognitive processes, emotions, and individual differences that determine whether an abstract endorsement of honor norms will lead to a specific behavior. Perhaps one day the aggressive pursuit of honor or respect will be so farfetched no TV writer will consider it worthy of their attention.

Notice the common barrage of inference it’s a bad thing? Not just bad, EVIL! Every evil. “All of society’s problems.”

Honour culture? Used to be called chivalry.