Monday, 17 February 2014

"Who is Going to Save Me?" / "Who is Going to Save Us?"

"Who is Going to Save Me?" or "Who is Going to Save Us?" [1]

This phrase is indicative of a degenerate mind-set amongst the more neurotic elements of society.  This is a phrase that indicates that society that has become progressively feminised year after year.  This is because the people who say 'Who is going to save me?" display four characteristics which are mainly found in women:
  1. they want to be dominated by someone/thing.
  2. they are over-focussed on the future.
  3. they are self-obsessed.
  4. they are afraid of a bogeyman (which causes them to seek protection - 'be saved'). 
I'll try and offer some advice on how this negative mind-set can be countered, but the best remedy to being to feminine is pretty obvious: be masculine!  It's just a matter of discovering your own bad female habits, resolving with them one at a time, and then moving on, so you can be more masculine and express yourself.
But before that, we'll discuss what "Who is Going to Save Me?" really means and why it's such a bad thing.
The phrase "Who is Going to Save Me?" can he seen in a number of common sayings from different groups in society (e.g. Christians, economists etc).  Take these few examples for instance: 
  • Jesus is going to save us from Satan.
  • Wind turbinesare going to save us from oil dependency.
  • Bitcoin is going to save us from the evil ‘Banksters’.
  • Farmers markets are going to save us from monopoly by the Supermarkets.
  • A marriage counsellor is going to save our marriage from going pear-shaped.
  • Gordon Ramsey is going to save us from a Kitchen Nightmare.
  • The masses are going to rise up and save us from the elites. (Lest you think that only intellectual numpties would believe this, this is what George Orwell wrote in 1984: 'the proletariat will rise up')
All of these phrases are at heart basically the same, and this can be seen when you break them down into the four key parts.  We'll take the first example in the list about Bitcoin, a currency that is promoted by Max Keiser on the Keiser Report:
  1. BITCOIN is going to save us from the Banksters.
  2. Bitcoin is GOING TO save us from the Banksters.
  3. Bitcoin is going to SAVE US from the Banksters.
  4. Bitcoin is going to save us from THE BANKSTERS.
What do the emphasised parts of the phrase mean?
  1. Someone else is going to save you rather than you saving you; Which is a sign that you've abdicated responsibility for yourself.
  2. Someone else is going to save you, i.e. they won’t save you now, rather they are ‘going to’ save you at some point in the future.  This makes you focus on salvation as a future event rather than a present one.  And also has an added effect of making the future seem fixed/fatal, rather than as something which has options.
  3. Someone else is going to save you rather than you saving someone else;  which signifies how self-obsessed you are.
  4. Someone else is going to save you from an over-whelming bogeyman.  Which signifies either how weak you are (because you physically can't defeat it), or how cowardly you are (because you're unwilling to face it), or how much you over-estimate the strength of the beast (& underestimate your own strength).
It should also be pointed out that all of the sayings are obsessed with what will happen in the future and totally ignores what you are doing in the present.  Obsess over the future and you’re blind to the present.
Presence of mind is what you need if you want to cure yourself of the "Who is Going to Save Me?" virus.  Presence of mind is like Dasein.  Dasein might sound like fancy jargon but it just means thinking whilst doing.  It can be something really simple like intentionally stirring the coffee in your mug clockwise or counter-clockwise, and noticing the eddies that form in it.  It's the opposite of 'having your head in the clouds' or 'being away with the fairies'.  Presence of mind means that you think about what you're doing, and you're aware of what you're doing.  Of course you can't be aware of everything that you're doing all of the time, because you'd go mad.  Your brain would shut down from sensory overload [2], and that's the last thing you want.  So keep your wits about you when you want it and it when it feels appropriate.
That's the best anti-dote that I can think of for the bad, feminising phrase "Who is Going to Save Me?"

The equally bad anti-pode of this 'future-obsessed optimism', is logically 'present obsessed pessimism' and is exhibited by people who take schadenfreude-like pleasure in reading about the outsourcing of jobs, rising unemployment, falling school standards, and general decline of society.  This is commonly seen on blogs which proudly proclaim that they 'enjoy the decline'.
[1] The phrase can be used either in a collective sense by saying 'us', or an individual sense by saying 'me'.  For example a person who identifies themselves are part of ‘the 99%’ thinks in a collective sense “Who is going to save us?”.  Whereas one man being chased along an alleyway by muggers think in an individual sense "Who is going to save me?”.
[2] Sensory overload is something that sometimes happens to men with Avoidant Personality Disorder, who try to absorb and process too much data:
Timid individuals cannot cope with the excess of information & so withdraw from the situation as a self-protective measure. The inability to cope with this information overload may be due to a low autonomic arousal threshold (Venebles, 1968).


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