5k words on how I’ve hacked people and how easy it was, and how easy it would be for governments to do this on a large scale to manipulate people of lower intelligence who I deem to be vulnerable
Throwaway for obvious reasons
I'm 32, I have a degree in computer science, I've spent 10 years building up my career, I'm fluent in multiple programming languages, I'm a good worker, I enjoy watching the news and keep up with current affairs, I got straight As as a kid and was polite, I didn't like talking about things I knew nothing about (still don't), I like to do the research before having a strong opinion on something because that's the right thing to do, overall I have a nice life and I've earned it all myself and I'm proud it.
I hate the word 'idiot', it's demeaning and flippant. If you asked me if I thought I was intelligent, I would give you a long rambly answer on the different types of intelligence you can measure, how you shouldn't judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree etc. I wouldn't just say I thought I was smart even knowing I've got an IQ of 137, even knowing I can do a lot of things other people can't. If you gave me 10 minutes I could make you a desktop application that makes random affirmative messages popup every 5 minutes, If you gave me a couple of hours I could make you a spreadsheet that automatically tracks your income and outgoings, If you gave me couple of days I could possibly even hack into your gmail account.
I take pride in learning things, I love scientific methodologies, I adore the levels of validation and peer review and the checks upon checks that we now do to prove something meets a hypothesis or not. Even now after having an interest in many areas and reading so many different science articles, I would never enter a discussion with a medical doctor and assume I knew more about vasopressors than them or speak with a chemist and assume I knew more about covalent bonds than them, I wouldn't assume I could write a cleaner code than a junior coder, I wouldn't even assume I could write better code than the cleaner, not until I did the research and asked them. I let everyone have their say in a conversation before I put my view across, and even then I only offer my knowledge if it seems to be wanted and appropriate.
So why are there so many goddamn people in our countries willing to speak every hateful, incorrect, ignorant, worthless and pathetic thought that pops into their heads? How does someone wake up in the morning on Earth, a celestial body commonly known for being spherical, with video evidence of that and countless eye witnesses, how do they wake up and actually have the possibility of thinking "I hope I don't fall off the planet today". What happens inside their head? Do they even possess a modicum of curiosity to fact check their ironclad beliefs? If they think all the evidence is falsified, why are they then literally not terrified that they live in a country where you can't trust anything? If I woke up tomorrow and all the information on Earth had been replaced to prove that the Earth is in fact flat, I'd have to be sent to insane asylum. I would not be able to process that. All the previous knowledge is just too ingrained, it makes too much sense. But those flat earthers won’t be terrified like that, they’ll just chug along happily.
I had a conversation with a friend recently who pointed out the average IQ in the US and UK sits between 90-110. An IQ of 90 can put you just inside the band of normal intelligence. With an IQ of 90 a person warrants no labels, no "requires additional support", they're just walking around with the same level of free speech as me able to say anything they want (within reason of the law) and able to vote. And that's good, because I don’t like stigmatising labels. But my friend then said that if me and him are sat around the 130 IQ mark, that means statistically there's as many people like us as there are those with IQs of 70. I hate IQ discussions for obvious reasons, there’s no validity to them, they’re flawed and don’t mean anything. But they are like giving a child a box with holes and matching shapes to put in. It doesn't technically prove much, but it just shows enough that a child can make a critical judgement, it tests spatial awareness if only to the smallest degree. It's not much, but there's something to be said of IQ tests.
I didn't even know what an IQ of 70 meant until I decided to write this. I officially now know that there are as many people with my capabilities in the US and the UK as there are people who can't find the odd one out of these 5 animals: (shark, deer, cow, dog, lion). Is that difficult? I don't even know anymore; it was like muscle memory for me. Like if you even just picture all 5 of them in a field, would you not be able to recognise that one is clearly flopping around unable to breath? Am I taking this for granted too much? I know about the condition Aphantasia which leaves someone unable to form a mental image, I will never mock someone for having any disability. But as of now, if we assume there are people at that level without any diagnosed conditions, that's just an eye-opening thought for me. Please don't get me wrong, I will never put anyone down on purpose for their intellect, but it's an alien world to me where people can just not want to learn things. And we're talking tens of millions of people in the US and the UK.
And what terrifies me is that, those people seem to be getting manipulated. This whole Putin theory with him pulling the strings in social media and whatever, if that's true (‘if’ haha), then it's mortifying. Can you imagine being willing to manipulate those of lower IQ, just walking up to someone in the street, a person who can’t identify a fish as the odd one out from 4 mammals, and conning them out of their wallet somehow. I'd be disgusted with myself. I don't think anyone should be getting fooled, but for some reason the realisation that 10s of millions of people of lower than average intelligence are being manipulated disgusts me more than anything. It makes me want to rage at Trump and Boris.
Critical thinking and judgement and research and understanding and all of those things are something I take for granted. You probably could still fool me into something because I am a bit gullible and trusting, but that's on me. I do have the ability to read people's intentions and understand subtleties and nuances and I can read the fine print in between the line. Others can't necessarily do that and they're being played. I hate it. It makes me feel sick.
Apparently 'lefties' are terrorists and based on comments I've seen they even deserve death. I've read that thought on the internet. An immortalised statement of wanting to murder someone for their political view. It scares me, and I see how the top is doing this and I've even done it myself. Rishi Sunak is the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the UK, that means he's the money man. He controls where the billions get spent in Britain. He actually seems pretty reasonable himself (he hasn't been as blatantly corrupt as Boris in the open), but he's still in the centre ring of the most corrupt political party we've ever had in the UK. So for a laugh, I found out that 'Rishi Sunak' is an anagram of "In Russia" minus a couple of letters, and I posted this on a political site. I said (‘Rishi Sunak’ contains the words ‘In Russia’, coincidence?). That is such a pointless statement, it has as much use as a chocolate teapot. The idea that someone's name ties them in anyway to a possible political scandal, a name they received 40 years ago during a cold war with Russia, a time where Russia was as far from an ally as possible, that idea is nothing but insane. It's lizard people under the Earth insane. I posted that wanting to see "lol nice trolling" or something, but someone actually said "Well spotted - food for thought, eh?" and some others started defending Rishi as if I had a point. And I keep doing this and people eat it up, and it's scary that people can't recognise insane opinions or sarcasm or satire.
If Putin is sat there in the Kremlin trolling the world like this, it makes me question so many things in life. I take my intelligence for granted. I don't even feel intelligent. You're probably the same, there's millions of things we don't know. But we know we can learn them, or a decent basic understand of those things. I can't get my head around mathematical theories, but if someone ELI5's it for me to show where a paradox lies, then yeah fine. But then there’s those who have no capacity or drive for learning and they are getting swayed by nonsense and they’re able to vote on important matters. How do you just accept that’s ok? If anyone lacks the ability to make an informed decision, we should sit down with them and ELI5 it to them until they understand it. Maybe not understand to the same level, but enough to see enough of the picture.
I will always be against eugenics. If someone isn't, they seriously need to question their life. We are not a planet made up of 195 countries, or a planet made up of 6,500 languages, we're not even a planet of 4,300 religions. We are one planet with one dominant homosapien race. We are one species. There's no debate there. That's all that matters, no disctinctions. And there are an estimated 8 billion of us now and that is a beautiful number. It's amazing. Did you know it was only 6 billion in 2000? We thrive so much as a species that we can increase our size by a third in just 20 years (if you didn't have to use a calculator on that, congratulations on your IQ of > 95). Point being, I have absolutely nothing against any other human alive today. Not really. At least not enough to want to take their life. And that is eugenics. There's not a single subcategory of human I would ever want to snuff out. I just accept that we're varied beyond belief and it's sometimes overwhelming to think about, but we should take pride in trying to learn as many aspects of humanity as possible. I'm not bilingual but apparently 43% of the world is. That's over 3.4 billion people. 3.4 BILLION people that can do something I struggle with, me with my scientifically irrelevant 137 IQ. I have made half-hearted efforts to learn Spanish and German, but alas mein Deutsch ist nicht sehr gut. I respect bilinguals so much and if I speak to someone who knows 3 or more languages I will be in genuine awe of them.
But I saw someone making a death threat against a subsection of humans based on their political beliefs. I don’t like that, but now we’re in the discussion of eugenics. If you are sat there able to see the odd one out in the list (shark, deer, cow, dog, lion) then you may see where I'm going here. I'm going to play devil's advocate. I hate even typing these words and I will have to shower afterwards, but logically speaking if you're going to cull our home, our beautiful Earth made up of so many unbelievably vastly different and amazing people, if you were going to do that and had to choose one aspect, one defining category that you have to base this decision on, if you HAD to do it, literally gun pointed at head HAD to, then there's really only one answer isn't there? Isn’t there? Intelligence. Well actually I suppose 2, there is the argument about genetic diseases. But that's not really an argument. Anyone even considering that should feel ashamed. The answer there is clearly CRISPR and genetic modification. And the fact that it's even a possibility to think about, that it's a thing we're working on as race should literally warm your heart right now. It's beautiful. That is progress in its purest form. We will be able to use science to identify genetic flaws in embryos so that no human will need to suffer through a life of pain or humiliation. Beautiful.
But Intelligence. How is that not the answer someone would come to? If you were in a horrifying hypothetical situation where you HAD to kill one of two people, and they're both physically identical, let's say they're both 6'3 like me and cough reasonably handsome, there's no obvious physical difference to base your decision on. But you know that one of these people has memorised pi to 13 decimal places, and they know the name of over half of the 118 chemical elements, and they could write you an essay on the ethical dilemma of euthanasia or they could make a basic website for you in a day and they could do 10,000 other useful contributing skills, and the other person can't do any of that and doesn’t know the odd one out in the order (shark, deer, cow, dog, lion). Who do you choose? Go on. Get down here and feel disgusting even considering this like me. Wrap that shame and repugnance around yourself like a piss-soaked cloak.
But come one. No kind-hearted, unbiased, reasonably intelligent person will ever condone eugenics. And yet I have seen comments with my own eyes of people who in my filthy judgemental opinion were of < 100 IQ who said the answer IS to wipe out people of a specific political belief. How do you even process that? If that person truly wants to kill a population based on which political party they support…I can't even approach that with without shaking my head at the blatant insanity. It's the same as a kid walking up to you saying they're a dinosaur today, you smile and let them live in their lovely little make-believe world. But the difference is, one of these people has the ability to vote, one of these people has the ability to join the armed forces or the police and be given a gun.
We just accept that there are people in the world of all abilities, and we don't wish harm on any of them. We won't go John Lennon and start singing while holding hands, but we will give due respect to every other human. So I question now, why is there a backlash against progress? Against intelligence? Against science? Valid, peer reviewed science. Is it the fear of the unknown? Of what they’re incapable of grasping? There are thousand of things I've encountered that I can’t even begin to understand. I've looked at the Wikipedia page on quantum physics so many times and even now I barely understand the concept. I've learned it's the second set of rules governing the universe, where we exist on the macroscopic level and operate under the theory of relativity. But it’s all above my level, even with my dirty invalid IQ of 137, but I won't shy away from wanting to learn about it. I get the concept, I sat down and forced myself to read it. Because knowledge and understanding is beautiful and everyone should crave it, everyone should feel that curiosity of looking at something and wanting to understand how it works.
The biggest area of life I'm terrified of is IT security, it scares the hell out of me. Did you know that it took Microsoft until somewhere around 2014-2015 to adopt a multi-factor authentication system? Meaning back then if I had just guessed someone's security phrase I could have gained access to their account. And I did this. I guessed people's security answers. I can't believe Microsoft, the leader of the world in desktop computing, had an email system that was a flawed as guessing someone's favourite food. I did this when I was a teen, I mean who doesn't want to try and see what their friends are secretly saying, or that girl you fancy? I'm not proud of doing this and luckily stopped anything like this well over 10 years ago. But getting into a hotmail account was laughably easy. Some you'd have to discard immediately, like "what road did I grow up on", no way of knowing that, but "what's your favourite food?" oh I dunno, erm, pizza? no. burgers? no. pasta? Oh wow, ok a pasta fan. And that was it. You can see someone's private world in their email account. I would do this because I was pathetic. I got a brief look into other people's lives. I could see any private messages with friends and sometimes they even stored nude pictures of themselves.
I got into the account of a person who bullied me in high school, he once smashed my head into a wall while I was pissing at a urinal. He literally pushed the back of my head forward into the wall so my forehead smashed into the concrete. I walked it off but it hurt like hell, I might have even had a concussion but I was a shy kid and didn't like to make a fuss. But I seethed, I hated that guy so much in that moment. I wanted to hurt him back. And then some years after highschool I was in his Hotmail account. I never got over the anger. I still wanted to hurt this guy. And I looked through his personal stuff and he had naked pictures of his girlfriend on there. I got access to his facebook because it was linked to hotmail and I literally saw the possibility of posting this asshole's girlfriend's pictures publicly to make him have to explain it. In that moment I didn't even consider how this would destroy a girl I had never met, an innocent person I'd never spoken to. I didn't imagine their parents seeing that and how upset they'd be. I just kept thinking of hurting him who I hated more than anything. I was sat behind a VPN like I am now, I was sat there in a bubble of pathetic rage and twisted righteousness wanting to do something, just anything to cause that bastard some pain.
But I didn't do it, thank god. I just closed all the tabs down and went to sleep crying as I always did after realising I was a pathetic excuse for a human. The fact I didn't post those pictures fills me with so much pride right now. I still broke the law, I was on many different accounts I didn't own. Depending on the deemed severity of what I did, I could have been sentenced up to 5 years in prison for that. I still could be, and if that ever happens I would not resist at all. I deserve that.
But do you know that absolute scariest thing right now? I was an amateur, I didn't know what hacking was then, I didn't know any coding at all. I just guessed people’s favourite food, or pet’s name, or favourite football team. Imagine what you could do if you knew programming properly. Did you catch the gmail comment back at the start? Thought so. Judge me right now please, I judge myself for it all the time. I'm not proud of what I used to do and I never took it too seriously, but I still did it. The only time I've taken 'hacking' one step further was when I phished a girl I fancied.
I made a fake website pretending to be facebook, and she logged onto it. She gave me her password because I tricked her convincingly enough. She wasn't an idiot either, one of the things I liked her was her wit, but she still fell for this. I made a dummy facebook page and hosted it on a name like "facebooksecrets" or something lame and obviously fake. She fancied another guy, so I sent her an email which said that guy had mentioned her in a post, I copied an actual facebook email to do this, it was so easy just copy and paste stuff. I was sloppy, I didn't even do proper page formatting on the login page. If she was on a different broswer than Chrome it might have made everyhting jump all over the place and look so fake, but I did this and sent her the email. And she clicked on it. She entered her password on my fake site, it then saved her password in a backend database and then it redirected her to the actual facebook site. It was sloppy, I rushed it, but it worked. I had a simple bit of code on the fake login page to redirect directly to facebook the second time she clicked the link, so she would never see the fake login page again. That was me as an idiotic teenager without any programming training. I had just hacked someone. Can you imagine what someone with actual IT security training could do? It's scary as hell.
Do you know what a pastebin or a text storage site is? It's a very simple website that let's you store text easily. It's fantastic for programming if you need to send code between computers quickly as you can just scribble the short url down so you don't have to faff about logging into emails. There are hundreds of these sites now and some of them let you see what's been posted by others. Did you know password dumps are released constantly to these sites? Hundreds of email accounts in a list with their passwords in plain text. If a programmer hears the words 'password' and 'plaintext' in the same sentence their heart rate will probably spike. It's the same as 'key under mat'. These dumps are clearly from people like me, but with far greater skill.
I'm a human being that WILL thankfully stop myself from posting an illicit picture on a hacked facebook page, even when I'm seething in rage and want to hurt someone. I have my limits, even if that is unfortunately still across the line of what is lawful, with me gaining access to others' accounts, but at least I chose not to destroy someone purposefully. But these dumps of passwords prove there are others like me out there, with what I assume is some reasonable level of intelligence. If you do a google search with "site:" at the start it means that you can search a specific site for publicly available data even if that site doesn't have a search function (I assume only if it's been archived by google, I'm no expert on SEO). So for example if you search (site:pastebin.com password) and then flick through a few pages of results you can scroll through thousands of hacked account details at your pleasure. How terrifying is that?
You hear about the "darkweb" all the time, and yet here we are on Google seeing hacked accounts being passed around from one search. Pastebin sites aren't inherently evil, they offer convenience to lots of professions. It's all just user submitted stuff like on youtube or imgur. And yet here we see password leaks from 2012 still uploaded on that site. Ever heard of 'Doxing'? Here’s the definition ("search for and publish private or identifying information about (a particular individual) on the Internet, typically with malicious intent.") Do a search for "site:pastebin.com dox" and you'll see pages upon pages of people stalking others to get all the info they can; addresses, phone numbers, bank details, nude pictures, everything. It gets leaked onto pastebins all the time. Some of the people posting those will claim certain victims are paedophiles and they'll encourage others to abuse the shared information and ruin their life. That’s happening right there on google under our noses. Just don’t ever open image links on those sites, it can be illegal content.
Obsessive behaviour in intelligent people who have no qualms breaking the law are some of the most dangerous people on the planet. I think I know about IT stuff like this, but what I know is laughable compared to others. My little fake facebook site would be ridiculed. I avoid hacking websites like the plague because I know the details you can get from a user just by them visiting your site. If the visitor isn't using a VPN then they have your IP address and therefore your location, if you haven't got cookies disabled as a default, then they can see every website you've visited to see your behaviour. Imagine what you could do with that, I think you can even get the time a site was visited from cookies, so they could see at what time someone is on what site. They could soon track their online movements and start targeting them.
All then all it takes is them to somehow get you to download something, it might look like a pdf of your favourite book, it might be disguised as “cute cat.jpg”, and voila there's a trojan on your computer where they now have access to your life. Answer me now, do you think someone who can't see the odd one out of the list (shark, deer, cow, dog, lion) has a reasonable defence against obsessive targeting? If I was a leader of a state with billions of $ at my disposal, willing to break the law, with no issue targeting the vulnerable, those who can’t make decent fact based decisions, those people who are still able to vote, and I as that leader wanted a certain election to go my way, I would have a field day. If they got access to just one email account, which I could do with no IT training or money as a teenager, and they sent out an email en masse with one attachment of "funny cat pic.jpg", do you think that none of those recipients, none of those unable spot the difference in the list (shark, deer, cow, dog, lion) would click that link?
I hate the possibilities. I'm not an idiot, I don't like drumming up conspiracy crap because it will drive you insane. But all of this I've said is stuff I could do. I'm one man, I'm actually shit at programming, but I muddle through with the help of google as all other programmers do. But it's all possible. I don't know what you could do to sway someone's voting intention, but having access to their PC, their phone, their mac, everything, that gives you an edge to drip feed them any bullshit you want. Well it’s like the person who commented on my Rishi Sunak troll post said, "food for thought, eh?".
I'm going to do my part to try and explain at whatever ELI5 level is required to those people of the dangers of misinformation, but I doubt it'll do any good. I feel lost knowing that my fellow citizens, your fellow citizens, are walking around being, for want of a better word, brainwashed. Our governments are doing this, it was called out recently in Britain with the infamous Russian Report, and they stopped any investigation into it. I assume they'll stop the intelligence agencies from investigating it off their own backs too. What would they even have had to do to find evidence? Could they do an investigation into how many breached accounts there are? Could they somehow assess how many Russian trojans are currently in our countries siphoning details and spewing out the next insane rumours? Who knows. I follow current affairs and I honestly, with my invalid worthless 137 IQ, don't have a clue what is going on.
Final point, google tells me IQ scores can be improved and of course they can. You could sit down with a child and give them the (shark, deer, cow, dog, lion) list and you can start explaining how there are different types of animals in the world. How we have the fluffy mammals, and the scaly reptiles, the tiny insects and the scary swimmy sharks in the sea, those sharks that can’t breathe oxygen on land. We could coax the child into working out the answer to that list, we could. You point over each animal and ask them if a deer is a swimmy fish or a fluffy land thing. In other words, we can educate people. We can encourage it, we can make people proud of learning. Instead of living in a world where the media shows you investigations aren't being done into corruption, where hate is being broadcast, imagine being shown things to encourage people to develop and grow. I want to believe you can turn an IQ of 70 into an IQ of 75. I want to believe that, it's just pattern recognition or whatever, it can be taught. I want those people to want to get to 75, to be proud of it. And I want our governments to stop the absolute despicable, disgusting, heinous act of manipulating the vulnerable.
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Introduction To The Era Of Balance
I am posting these ideas in incomplete form, to begin a discussion. I will be updating as I receive feedback. This is being posted on October 1, the Chinese National Day as a gift to China, and also to mark the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation which was started by Martin Luther in October 1517.
The West is very unstable right now due to an incorrect philosophical foundation known as metaphysics. The Chinese concept of Yin and Yang, and finding “the middle way” is correct and scientifically valid. We can see this is true due to a number of major errors that have been introduced into western science in the last 60 years. It is time to end the era of reason (the enlightenment) and enter into a new era of balance. This is a process of paradigm change described in the famous book of scientific philosophy named “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions” by Thomas Kuhn.
Why has the white race historically been the most successful? If we look at average IQ scores by race, we see this: Jewish: 113 East Asian:106 White: 100 Hispanic: 90 sub-Saharan African: 70 What is important to notice is that the white race is not the most intelligent, nor is it the least intelligent. It is in the middle. I believe the white race managed to evolve into a stable balance, finding “the middle way” in its IQ across the population over a long period of time, resulting in a highly successful civilization.
Why have westerners become so fat? In the 1970’s westerners received nutrition guidelines that told us to eat low fat. Today this means most western food contains a lot of carbohydrates which cause very high blood sugar, leading to diabetes and early death. In the last few years low carbohydrate and ketogenic diets have become very popular in the west, which keep blood sugar in a stable level, around 83 mg/dl. Eating low carb means blood sugar isn’t too high and not too low, it finds “the middle way”. In addition, research is starting to indicate that high blood sugar may be responsible for many forms of cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Why has string theory in physics been such a failure?
String theory is an attempt to use mathematics to model the theory of everything. It has failed because the underlying philosophy is wrong. Westerners are attempting to use reason or enlightenment thinking to simplify a physics concept down to a single calculation. Instead they should be thinking about the philosophical concept of finding “the middle way”. The formula E=MC2 demonstrates that mass and energy are equivalent but opposing forces.
This concept of balance and finding the middle way is the most fundamental concept in nature, and is valid science. It is not a soft, vague idea, but instead a rigid set of ranges that must be adhered to in order for things to work well. This is missing in western thought. Westerners have been raised in the era of the enlightenment where everything can supposedly be solved by applying reason, but it can’t. We’re finally able to see this due to the large number of errors appearing in western science. I have highlighted some of them above.
It is time to enter a new era, of balance, based on the Chinese philosophical ideas of Yin Yang Theory and finding the middle way. Yin Yang Theory can be thought of as the fundamental metaphysics underlying all activity in the universe. It can also be thought of as a force, along the lines of gravity, electricity and magnetism which in time will be mathematically understood. The initial mathematics are simple – for example, in our race/IQ example above, a stable population should have an average IQ of 100. This means if Asian populations want to be stabilized, their average IQ needs to come down from an average of 106 to 100. And the reverse applies to sub saharan African countries; their average IQ needs to go up from 70 to 100. I strongly suspect that doing this will largely solve the problems of both regions. I believe Nazism was a crude method of regaining cultural balance by removing people that were not part of traditional white german culture and therefore outside these IQ ranges and with different cultural approaches to life. It is also worth noting that the philosophical roots of Nazism were in eastern philosophy and the swastika is an ancient Hindu symbol.
I absolutely believe we can have highly successful multiracial, multicultural societies – but the average IQ will need to be properly balanced and everyone will need to cooperate as one unified race, instead of the aggressive racial tribalism we see today in the USA. Living over a decade in Latin America has made it clear to me that different races can get along happily.
By today’s standards this is an unorthodox approach. However in his day, Galileo applied mathematics to physics, when at the time mathematics was only for abstract things, not reality.
“Measure what is measurable, and make measurable what is not so” ― Galileo Galilei
Understanding Yin Yang Theory
In any system the masculine is “yang” and the feminine is “yin”. These are opposing yet complimentary forces and the two work together to find a balance. When a balance is found, good things will happen. The higher quality that balance is, the more good things will happen. We’ve never been able to understand how major transitions in evolution happen such as how we evolved from monkeys into cooperative human societies with language. While trivially simple, I do believe this is the process. And, as more things are in balance, more good things will happen. This middle ground should be achieved naturally, using the Chinese concepts of wu wei and ziran, allowing nature to gently find the correct path. When a system is designed properly, the power dynamic will swing back and forth like a pendulum. As the pendulum swings, it goes through 5 major phases, which is known as 5 phases theory in chinese thought. These phases are Spring, Summer, Earth, Autumn and Winter. 5 phases theory can describe blood sugar variation, political elections and cultural movements to name a few.
There are examples of Yin Yang Theory to be found everywhere. A man and a woman can form a relationship and have a baby. In western democracy the left and right cooperate politically for the benefit of the population. A person buys something from a seller and new value is produced for both. In all cases two opposing entities cooperate for their mutual benefit. 1+1 = 3.
Unfortunately western thought is based on the enlightenment concept of reason. And despite democracy being ingrained in western society, the historically christian concept of good vs evil underlies most of western thinking. Those on the left perceive themselves as good, and their opposition are evil. The reality is that truth lies somewhere in between reason and morality, a frustratingly vague concept for me, but I believe it to be correct. And we should think about truth in terms of quality, and continually try to improve it.
Yin Yang Theory is obviously a very simple concept, so its important to understand why it hasn’t been noticed before.
There are two major reasons, both of which are making this problem very difficult to solve.
The first is that in the 1960’s the West went through a major cultural transformation, removing the right wing viewpoint out of academia. Topics like race and IQ have become incredibly taboo in the drive to create racial equality and integrate black people into mainstream American life. This integration has been mostly successful. But it has come at the cost of corrupting a lot of science. As an example of the level of western censorship in race and IQ, James Watson, the discover of DNA and one of the most important scientists in history was aggressively attacked for discussing race and IQ. People refused to work with him and in time he was forced to sell his Nobel Prize in order to pay his debts. Deeply researching race and IQ topics inside western academia today is mostly impossible and is often labelled as hate speech which can result in fines and jail time. There is no censorship on this topic in China however.
If we consider that thought itself needs to be in balance, finding the middle way and aiming for the highest quality possible, this means that removing the right out of academia has made many areas of science, and by extension, western thought unbalanced.
Why is western science failing?
A huge number of critical studies in western science are now being found to be incorrect.
Science relies on two approaches to know what is true. It may sound simple to know what is true, but it is actually very difficult. In fact my best answer is that “it works”.
Here’s how science does its job:
Approach #1: We know something works for a fact. For example, if you are hosting a dinner party, and are wondering what to provide for your guests, you may want to cook a meal that was extremely popular with similar guests in the past. Since it was successful in the past, it is very likely to be successful again. This is known as deductive reasoning. We aren’t guessing, we know.
Approach #2: We take an educated guess as to what works and measure the outcome using statistics. This is called inductive reasoning and is how a large amount of science is done today.
If we’re using inductive reasoning for a hosting a dinner party, we will guess at what our guests will enjoy. But, here’s the problem: since western academia kicked the right out in the 1960’s all the guesses are provided by the left. Now after 60 years those guesses have a very strong leftist bias. This would be like hosting a dinner party and having a very feminine girl make the all the decisions. She’ll naturally make decisions that make the most sense to her and likely pleasing to female guests. But for much higher quality dinner party planning, both a male and a female will make the guesses together, jointly providing their perspectives for the benefit of all guests.
Additionally, while statistics have been used to measure the accuracy of those guesses, it turns out the statistical measurement isn’t very accurate. There is a process now known as p-hacking where it has been found scientists are able to manipulate data to present any outcome they want.
These tend to result in a leftist bias to large amounts of science. What is particularly distressing is that the religious concept of “good vs evil” seems to have been applied to a lot of these guesses leading to particularly damaging outcomes. One example is the low fat diet- which seems likely that it was promoted in order to encourage people to eat less meat. The outcome of eating a lot of carbohydrates and the huge growth in diabetes has been a massive tragedy for the health of people worldwide.
This problem of induction is a well known philosophical problem called the “Problem of Induction” by David Hume, and until now there has been no clear solution.
I propose two solutions: The first is that academia must be reintegrated with the left and right working together. This will dramatically increase the quality of guesses since the metaphysical foundations will be in balance.
The second approach is to look for ways to measure this middle range where things reach balance and work well. One example above, is pegging the average IQ of a population at 100. Another is maintaining stable blood sugar, around 83 mg/dl. It seems likely that a lot of these yinyang systems can be measured once we know how to do so. Then we can apply that knowledge to unstable systems, stabilizing them. In addition, when we solve some of the major puzzles, I expect we’ll be able to make a large number of discoveries in related areas.
An important concept in science is falsification. How can I falsify this work, demonstrating when it doesn’t work, and proving that my ideas are correct?
The answer is that I don’t have to. Western leftist academia has already made the case for falsification. There are large areas that western scientists are simply unable to solve, due to their one sided bias.
As one example, western academia has been unable to provide a clear explanation for aspergers syndrome, which in most cases is simply caused by human intelligence exceeding its natural limit. Science has provided us with names for a huge number of conditions – yet we do not even have a name for such a simple concept. Instead we are given the illusion that human intelligence can endlessly increase. I discuss this in more detail next.
Because so many fields of western science at at such a low quality these days, reintegrating the right should provide a massive amount of progress in many fields simultaneously
Why did I look into these topics? In 2010 at age 38 I was diagnosed with Aspergers, on the suggestion of my father. I assumed it would be a good idea to learn about my brain, and that science could help improve my life, as well as build on my strengths. Aspergers is a variant of autism, characterized by social problems and intense focus. It is “mysterious” since the cause is supposedly unknown, and the method of transmission is also supposedly unknown.
Instead of being helped by the diagnosis, it caused a lot of damage in my life, including severe depression and feeling suicidal for several years. The feedback gently and kindly provided by western science was that “you have sympathy but not empathy”. How can you go through life as a person without empathy? I was handed my new identity, Aspergers, and guaranteed a terrible life with seemingly no solution.
But, this diagnosis is normally given to kids without resources or life experience. I was older and had both. I had lived all over the world, primarily in Latin America as an adult (I grew up in Australia). Something seemed seriously wrong with this diagnosis but I had no idea what it was. I decided to convert my business interview website to also conduct interviews with leading neuroscientists including many leading researchers for Aspergers. I came to realize they really didn’t have a lot of clarity about what they were doing. They were expert at describing my weaknesses but had nothing to offer about my strengths.
But the big breakthrough finally arrived when I began to understand Simon Baron Cohen’s systemizer / empathizer theory of Aspergers. He describes the Aspergers population as “super systemizers”. You will often see kids with Aspergers stacking toy blocks and organizing things such as toys or tin cans. This fit my own life experience as well, as I like to keep my life well organized. I started to suspect that what was being described as “systemizing” was actually a description of intelligence.
The next big breakthrough came when I had the insight that since Jews were an intelligent population and maybe Jews also had a very high rate of Aspergers among their population, causing them to be expelled from so many countries. This was confirmed when I found out that Aspergers came from Hans Asperger, who was a scientist working for the Nazis in WWII , and the original paper describing Aspergers syndrome was first published in 1943. We have confirmation at least one of Dr Asperger’s patients was Jewish, a woman named Elfriede Jelinek. We do not have confirmation of the rest being Jews due to western censorship and social taboo, however it seems likely and I expect this information to surface at some point. Jews have the highest IQ of any racial group, so it seems impossible they are able to maintain a high IQ and not have a high incidence of Aspergers among their population. We do have confirmation of a very high rate of autism in South Korea, a high IQ population In addition they have found lower rates of autism among black and hispanic populations, both lower IQ populations.
At this stage I was not aware there were differences in racial groups and IQ. This topic is never discussed in the West, so I couldn’t really believe there were any differences between races. I had to confirm it for myself. So I decided to take a trip to the Amazon jungle in Southern Colombia, to spend 10 days living with three indigenous Indian tribal groups. If there really were racial IQ differences, I should expect to find the indigenous Indians to be of low intelligence, and notice low levels of systemizing ability in their communities. And, that is what I found . It was easy for me to be with them since I speak Spanish and they did too. They were quite childlike in their manner, and fun to be around. They cooked fish in batches and did have some shared big huts to live in, but their level of systemizing didn’t extend beyond that, they had no real technology of their own. Their intelligence level was extremely low perhaps like a 10 year old in the west. I had a great time staying with them and would be very happy to go back, I felt very comfortable with them. Westerners are very critical of low intelligence making this topic taboo. I completely disagree with this assessment and now know they are an important part of any population.
I was also extremely relieved for myself because it meant racial IQ differences were true, and while I may have many faults, I also have real strengths in very high intelligence. This may seem minor but when you’ve had an incredibly powerful label like “Aspergers” and “no empathy” applied to your identity, it completely collapses your sense of who you are. Which is what it is intended to do, to focus entirely on your faults and weaknesses. So instead of thinking of myself as a person with Aspergers and “having sympathy but not empathy” I changed to thinking of myself more like a difficult Jewish person, and a strong systemizer. This became my new identity and I became far more happy as a result. Thus was born the genesis for Yin Yang Theory — realizing there were two sides to this topic, but only one of them was being presented by leftist academia.
This is also similar to the dynamics underlying the Protestant Reformation. Back in the 1500’s, the “truth” of the bible was interpreted by the Catholic Church and made available in Latin only. Martin Luther breached this censorship of the Catholic Church and translated the bible into the local language, enabling people to live by their own understanding of the bible. This unleashed a huge transformation in Europe as people no longer were forced to live in under the power of the Church. This transferred power back to the people. A similar movement is needed in western countries today, but instead of the Church, this power needs to be taken away from Academia.
I found a lot more things became clear about what is going on with Aspergers research. There’s a very simple question academia has no answer to — what happens when intelligence reaches its maximum? Since the 1960s we’ve been implicitly been told that intelligence can just continue up and up. So why don’t we have people with an IQ of 250? Or 500? Or 1000? The fact that we don’t have people like this, and that academia has no name or even information about what happens when intelligence reaches the maximum is a clear signal something strange is going on in academia.
In fact academia likes to tell us we have no real information about intelligence at all and it just simply is not understood yet. This is not true. I firmly believe systemizing, or the application of logic is the fundamental concept underlying intelligence. And, Aspergers is the condition that occurs when intelligence reaches the maximum possible for humans. And, you will find a large number of successful and wealthy business people have mild Aspergers. Their systemizing ability enables them to create incredibly innovative businesses.
The reason this faulty, one-sided research is happening is because academia has been taken over by the left. They don’t value intelligence and instead are working to make everyone equal. So these topics fall into their blind spot and are highly stigmatized.
The second reason we don’t understand this idea of yin and yang and balance is critically important to understand. Western civilization is based on Judeo-Christian values, in particular Christianity. Jesus was a Jew, as were all the Apostles, and promotion of early Christianity was done by Jewish synagogues throughout the Roman Empire. In fact, in the early days of Christianity you had to convert to Judaism and be circumcised in order to become a Christian. Over thousands of years Christianity has been modified and changed to work more successfully by the white populations of Europe, so while Christianity is originally descended from Judaism it is quite different today. But it shares this Jewish metaphysical foundation.
The problem is that the foundations of Jewish ideas are incorrect. This is because Judaism is designed to create a population with a very high IQ. High intelligence is strongly rewarded within Judaism and those with a high IQ are encouraged to have more children. Other approaches for ensuring a high IQ is where Jews describe themselves as “chosen” (by “god”), and that they must maintain racial purity and not intermarry. This is taken particularly seriously in Israel. Converting to Judaism is also very difficult for non jews, ensuring Jewish high IQ racial purity is maintained as much as possible.
This racial purity was particularly emphasized by Ezra, the Jewish scribe that lived 2500 years ago, and since that time Jews have tried hard to maintain it, through this religious eugenics.
While it might sound like a good idea, since the Jewish population tends to have a very high IQ they are unable to live together in one place, making them weak and unstable. They have too much “yang”. Jews were crushed by the Roman empire and since that time have spread out across Europe and worldwide, only recently regaining control of Palestine, now named Israel in 1948. While many Jews move to Israel, most do not and large numbers are leaving. Jewish populations have ended up with a higher IQ than East Asians, making their populations even more unstable. On the most fundamental level Judaism is a racial eugenic strategy designed to create a high IQ, and in doing so it is trying to break the laws of nature. Throughout history many leaders such as Napoleon have attempted to fully assimilate Jews who always refuse citing their religion. And since the foundations of western thought are based on Christianity which is descended from Judaism, there has been no ability to respond as freedom of religion can always be cited by Jews.
Jews are waiting for the Messiah to come so they can all return to live in Israel. A famous Jewish saying is “Next year in Jerusalem”. But how will a Messiah enable a high IQ Jewish population to live together? The truth is that this cannot happen.
Since Jews have a very high intelligence they end up in very powerful positions in Western societies. So the strategy works — for a while, until people realize something is wrong and finally expel them. Jews have been expelled at least 109 times throughout history across thousands of years and many different cultures. In hindsight it surprises me that the West has built its philosophical foundations on ideas drawn from a tribal group with such a large number of problems.
Jews have a powerful evolutionary incentive to ensure we don’t understand this metaphysical concept of the middle way and balance, because once we do, their religious eugenic strategy will no longer work.
To be clear: I am not suggesting Jews today should be expelled or that any form of violence against Jews is acceptable. It isn’t and I am firmly against violence of any kind and will condemn it as much as necessary. But these topics do need to be discussed in a transparent and honest manner. I am also not suggesting Jews are aware of what I am describing in this post. These things happened organically, and Jews are doing their best, just as the rest of us are. The problem is that Judaism has unintentionally evolved in a destructive manner.
Judaism, and the other descended religions of Christianity and Islam are based on monotheism, and in particular the “Covenant with God” by Abraham that supposedly confers special privileges upon Jews. However, if we draw from our global race/IQ averages and yin yang theory, we can see that balance and the middle way is actually the key. The most important concept is keeping populations balanced, just like you would keep the ratio of men and women balanced. This means that Asian Pantheism is actually the correct way to think about god, not monotheism, as pantheism describes everyone as being a part of god/nature, and not as a fear instilling entity in the sky.
Christianity, particularly Protestantism despite its Abrahamic roots has likely become the highest quality approach for Westerners given its historical success, and however I expect it will need to be converted to a pantheistic philosophy. I don’t think this will be too difficult as I believe a lot of it is already pantheistic. The advantage of Christianity becoming pantheistic is that it will provide a value system that completely aligns with science while enabling western values and western traditions. A fundamental tenet of pantheism and this “middle way” approach will mean guiding people between morality and reason. Reason has already been mostly integrated into Christianity thanks to the enlightenment.
In fact the entire concept of “religion” is flawed. Western society has learned the hard way about the problems the aggressive Abrahamic religions can cause, thus we the concept of separation of church and state. When religions are reformed to become pantheistic philosophies focused on balance, this separation of church and state will no longer be necessary, as democracy itself is fundamentally a yin yang system aimed at finding the middle way and achieving balance.
So, we will need to remove of the western concept of freedom of religion. And, religions will need to become pantheistic philosophical approaches to life, aimed at achieving balance or the middle way between reason and morality. For most religions this won’t be a problem, presuming their followers truly do want to follow the path of “god” or nature, instead of following variations of unstable ancient middle eastern tribalism. And in time I expect we’ll end up with mathematical certainty about the success of various philosophical approaches as we learn to apply math to pantheistic philosophy. This should mean permanent widespread happiness as we’ll all finally be living in true alignment with nature.
Understanding this situation with Judaism
This also becomes clearer why nobody found it before.. Asian philosophies generally have the right answer however their populations have always been out of balance so it is difficult for them to put together these pieces of the puzzle. And in the west we have the Jews who have a strong incentive for monotheism not to be replaced or questioned and have been able to instill powerful taboos around questioning their tribal activities. Any criticism of Jews today is met immediately with outrage and accusations of anti-Semitism. If a negative discussion continues, Jews raise the holocaust and often burst into tears, ending the conversation. Questioning the Jews in the west is immediately is a career ending proposition, and my business career has just ended due to writing this post you are now reading.
But I find it absolutely unacceptable that any tribal group should be able to maneuver itself into a position where they are able to censor critical neuroscience, and those of children growing up with social problems like me. And, as it turns out, an entire new paradigm is being hidden by this artificially imposed taboo.
In fact, this taboo on questioning Jewish behavior is highly organized, where the well funded Anti Defamation League running regular surveys with one of the questions being “People hate Jews because of the way they behave”. The ADL labels this as an “antisemitic canard” and runs programs to teach people it isn’t true. I find this extremely disturbing.
In fact, I do not hold the taboo of antisemitism as valid, as Jews are an artificially created race that is only able to maintain itself at the expense of other races. Jews will need to resolve this religious eugenics issue, bringing their population into balance and becoming fully multiracial just as the rest of western society has been. Other social stigmas such as racism and sexism are genuinely valid as they bring balance to real yin yang systems.
Again these issues can be peacefully resolved. But it will require determination to ensure they are discussed as Jews have a strong incentive to ensure they are not.
In my opinion one of the worst phrases is “all things in moderation”. Or “lets meet in the middle”. Even the term “the middle way” is easily open to abuse. If we were in 1860 in the USA and discussing slavery, should there be a middle ground between slavery and freedom? Another example is the one state/two state solution discussion in Israel today, where neither appears to provide any solution.
It has also been suggested that there is a yin yang balance between Jews and Western countries with Jews providing innovation and advancement and western countries providing the foundation. But this is not true as Western countries do not need Jews to survive and will fare much better once the unbalanced Jewish ideologies are fixed.
This is why I have named this to be Yin Yang Theory rather than “the middle way” or something related to balance. We need to be focused on the parameters of the system itself; finding the masculine and feminine and adjusting the system until we’ve found a high quality middle ground which is mathematically measurable. If there is no mathematics to measure, it is likely we’re not dealing with a yinyang system and instead are forcing some unbalanced systems together.
China and Yin Yang Theory
I think this represents an incredible opportunity for China to become the leading country in the world. The topics I have raised here are incredibly stigmatized in the West and will be very difficult for Westerners to discuss. China has a deep history built on yin yang theory and Chinese people have an intuitive understanding of it.
The problem Chinese run into is they are too focused on the traditional texts in yin yang theory. This is understandable since China has a deep philosophical tradition. But I think the well known traditional Chinese philosophers such as Lao Ze and Confucius would agree that we should derive the truth from nature itself. Chinese thought can provide a great confirmation of truth – based on western science. One example of this is Tu Youyou, who discovered a treatment of malaria that has saved millions of lives. And, clearly much of what I describe in this post is thinking from the Dao De Jing.
Science is our best approximation of truth and nature, so Chinese should be drawing from all the unbalanced areas of western science, and applying yinyang theory to them as I have here. Chinese academia is already experiencing problems in its universities due to unbalanced western ideology so this is a natural, immediate fit. China has a strong yang society and can easily review all the science from the viewpoint of the right, or yang, making huge progress quickly. I encourage China to immediately apply this approach to all science in the country and will be happy to assist. This change will be extremely difficult for western countries so Chinese have a great head start.
The West and Yin Yang Theory
Many organizations in the west are working to reform academia. The best organization that is attempting to reform western academia in this manner I describe is named Heterdox Academy and was started by Professor Jon Haidt from NYU: https://heterodoxacademy.org/frequently-asked-questions/
Other organizations that wish to reform academia in the west in a similar way include:
Campus Reform: https://www.campusreform.org/
Bridge USA: https://www.bridgeusa.org/
FIRE, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education: https://www.thefire.org/
Turning Point USA: https://www.tpusa.com/aboutus/
I believe the ideas they are missing to reforming academia are the fundamental metaphysical concepts I present here. It is time for the west to revisit the concepts of the protestant reformation, this time applied to reforming all western universities to reintegrate the right into all campuses and fully implementing Yin Yang Theory.
This is the beginning of the topics I have to share. Once this initial concept is understood, solutions become available across many problematic areas, including inequality, democracy, health care, the tax code, the legal system, terrorism and more. I will post about these in the coming weeks.
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