subjugate or be subjugated

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subjugate or be subjugated

Post by kerravon » Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:25 am

Hello. I have a theory. First of all, "subjugate" means control/enslave - to force someone else to submit to your rule.

Just like there is a "flight or fight" natural instinct, I believe there is also a "subjugate or be subjugated" instinct which occurs in the event of chaos (no-one in charge). Obviously the word "subjugate" is not part of our biological makeup. The instinct manifests itself in a desire to reach out with your hands to CONTROL all moving things.

I managed to simulate this in myself by pretending I had no empathy and then imagining a chaotic situation. I either need to passively wait while someone else takes charge or I need to try to get people to join my camp. Subjugate or be subjugated. I chose to subjugate.

There is a wonderful "subjugation rush" that comes with being able to control your environment. There is nothing that you won't do to ensure that you become the subjugator.

I believe in modern science this is referred to as a "power rush", but it should more correctly be called a "subjugation rush". And it should not be treated as a mental illness, it is probably something inherent in all males (no idea about females).

We saw Al Sadr pick up a gun and vie for power in Iraq (not realising that that was impossible). He just saw the chaos and reacted to it.

What does everyone think of my theory/findings? I believe this word "subjugate" is the missing key in understanding human behaviour. He who subjugates gets to breed with more women.

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Post by mith » Mon Oct 17, 2005 4:18 am

more psychological than biological imo
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Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
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Post by kerravon » Mon Oct 17, 2005 5:22 am

mithrilhack wrote:more psychological than biological imo

Thanks for the pointer. That didn't even occur to me. I'll try some psychology groups.

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