Don’t Be a Loser

Arestovich says he’s against adopting an anti-colonialist narrative for Ukraine, and I’m so glad! Defining yourself as anti-anything makes you completely dependent on what you supposedly oppose. Subjection continues but this time it’s consciously chosen and aggressively pursued.

All countries that defined themselves through their status as former colonies are poor, miserable and unimportant. And those who didn’t choose losership and victimhood as an identity are doing well.

It’s the same in individual lives. Everybody suffered, everybody experienced hardship. But only some define themselves as losers and live as such.

4 thoughts on “Don’t Be a Loser

  1. I’m against adopting an anti-anti-narrative narrative for anything, but I have some carve-outs for rigidly defined boundaries concerning doubt, uncertainty, and chaos.

    This I’ve done only so that my stance can create self-victimisation of a type that nobody outside semiotics can truly understand, and for that reason it gives me much greater intellectual cachet than those horrid plebs who still go on about anti-colonialism.

    Admit it, you sense the appeal of it as well. 🙂

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  2. “Don’t be a loser!”
    I prefer “Don’t be a victim!”. A loser may not want to be one, but still is, through circumstances that are well outside his control. The first step for someone who has been victimised is to decide not to remain in that role. It takes will, and fortitude. A loser’s will, instead, by definition, is insufficient, and he will need all the fortitude he can muster to cope with being a loser.

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  3. “All countries that defined themselves through their status as former colonies are poor, miserable and unimportant.”

    How many of these countries have a low average IQ?

    “And those who didn’t choose losership and victimhood as an identity are doing well.”

    How many of these countries have a high average IQ?

    Because in this analysis, average national IQ might be a huge confounding factor/variable.

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    1. No, not really. Russians have high IQs but they decided to see themselves as eternal victims of the West, and look at the results. India is another example. China – the highest IQs on the planet – but all they do is pout over the imagined offenses of the West.

      IQ is not destiny. South and North Korea are perfect proof.

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